Category Archives: Field Trips

Sticklebacks, Diatomite, and a Whole ‘Lotta’ Learning

At the same time we are working on our trip to Mars (see below) we are making a digital video about stickleback fish fossils. About 35 miles east of Reno is a tiny town called Hazen, Nevada. Hazen is one … Continue reading

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Just Do Reading and Math?

The New York Times reported today that schools have been cutting back on science, social studies, art, PE, and other subjects to push reading and math. Like where have these people been? This is just coming to light? They don’t … Continue reading

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Learning Is Messy

“Messy” learning is: Maybe not being sure where to start or how to start. Trying and failing and trying again. Frustration, focus, idea, arguing, agreeing, experimenting, glue, paint, string, cardboard, scissors, what else could we use? not quite, better, worse, … Continue reading

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Why Field Trips, Technology and Project Based Learning?

Why Field Trips and technology and project based learning? They build schema and experience many of our students don’t have. School mission statements have revolved around developing students that know how to learn or teach themselves for many years. “Students … Continue reading

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