Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What special benefits would my students gain from visiting this fieldtrip site?

There are several different benefits that my students would gain from visiting this fieldtrip site. Students will be able to to use many of their senses while learning more about the digestive system, circulatory system and other functions of the human body. In the classroom students have learned many new things about how our body works but at this site they will actually be able to see, hear, touch, smell, and well I can assure you the only thing they will be tasting is their lunch.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Preparing Students Before Our Visit

There are several different things students should know before we attend this fieldtrip:

1: Objective: Students should know the reason why we are learning about how our body works and what standard this applies to.

2: Information: Students should already have a brief understanding of how a human digestive tract works, how blood travels through our body, and how our body creates energy.

3: Safety: Students will need to review fieldtrip and bus rules so that we may minimize any inappropriate behaviors during the trip.

4. Material: Students will need to know what they will need to carry (notepad, pencil, money, etc.) and what is not allowed (mp3 players, cell phones,video games, etc.).

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Resource Materials

There are many different resources parents, students, and teachers can use to make this fieldtrip more beneficial. Their just a click away:

This website will provide you information about the site we will be visiting.

This website has several different videos, activities, games, and many sources for parents about kids health.


This website is a great source for teachers, filled with activities, games, and informative video clips.


This website is filled with different sources to teach about the digestive system.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fieldtrip is over... now what?

Students will work together to create a bulletin board that will be diplayed in the classroom. The bulletin board will have information about what we learned in this unit and what senses we used during our fieltrip. It will include pictures, brochures, and writing samples of our experiences.

Writing samples will include some of the following:
-Sketch a picture of something that caught youre eye during the fieldtrip
-Write a poem about an important organ that our body uses

All students will also write thank you letters to the California Science Center.

In groups of 5-6 students will create a power point presentations in regards to their fieldtrip experience.

Friday, September 4, 2009

What to check out

There are many different sections in the California Science Center that we will be visiting, however, there a few sections we will be focusing on.

Energy Factory- Digestion Diner

"See a real human digestive tract! Laugh at the sounds we make when we digest food, and learn about food's long journey through our body."

Supply Network- Blood Highways, Pump It Up

"Catch a ride on a red blood cell and get a tour through the human circulatory system."

Body Works- Tess

"She's big! She's beautiful! And you can see right through her. Tess is a 50-foot body simulator, and she and her cartoon pal Walt will have you laughing and learning as they explain how your body keeps itself in balance, in a state called homeostasis"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Site Information

Location: California Science Center 700 Exposition Park DriveLos Angeles, CA 90037

Phone Number: General Information 323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623)

Parking: $8.00 Cars / $10.00 Buses (Cash Only)

Admission: FREE (Donations are welcomed)

Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Daily except Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


The California Science Center offers fun and informative permanent exhibits presented in interactive worlds. However, you can also experience a wonderful science adventure through their IMAX experience. Their "seven-story IMAX screen—the largest in Los Angeles—brings to life worlds as small as an atom and as vast as the universe." Not only can you visit the exhibits but for a small price you can experience an IMAX movie and get the big picture.

Advance Sales and Group ReservationsFor advance ticket sales or to make a group reservation, please call 213-744-2019. All groups of 15 people or more need a reservation and will receive a discounted rate.

Groups (minimum 15 paid tickets)
Adult (age 18-59) $6.50
Youth (age 4-17) $4.50
Senior (age 60+) $5.00
School (grades K-12) $4.50