ERIC Number: ED428934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Animal Exhibits at the Field Museum. Activities for Focused Field Trips.
Wickland, Thomas, J.
Museum visits allow students to see animals from South America, North America, Africa, Asia, and the North Pole without rain, snow, or mosquitoes. This activity guide was developed for teachers, chaperones, and students to use with the animal exhibits in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Wing of the Field Museum of Chicago. Activities are designed for students to work independently and cooperatively without teacher intervention. These structured activities are intended to help students learn, appreciate exhibits more fully, and help focus their attention and thoughts as if on a guided tour of the museum. Ten separate activities, each containing a list of skills, background information, directions for pre- and postmuseum activities, and extensions are included. Two additional topics cover frequently asked questions about The Field Museum, and thoughts from the museum's scientist for the teacher are also included. A teacher and student map of the first floor of the field museum is presented to guide visitors through the exhibits. Additional information with referencing museum numbers is featured for the instructor. (SJR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Exhibits, Field Trips, Hands on Science, Museums, Natural Resources, Nontraditional Education, Outdoor Education, Science Activities, Student Centered Curriculum
Harris Educational Loan Center, The Field Museum, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL.