What Will I do To Debrief My Students After They Have Attended The Field Trip
Once returning back to the classroom (and if time was alloted) a few things will take place to wrap up the field trip (NOTE: If students returned at the end of the day due to traffic, I would make sure to complete the debriefing the following morning after calender).
Question and Answer
After being at a field trip for a whole day, the students are bound to have questions that were not answered while on site. Hopefully these questions were written in their journal, and there will be time given to answer these questions.
KWL Chart (what we Know, what we Want to know, what we Learned)
Before the students left on the field trip they created a KWL chart in the classroom based off of the descriptions I gave them about each exhibit room, and showing them the California Science Centers website for a visual. At this time the students will be completing the L portion of the charter, answering the questions of what we wanted to know, and also facts that were learned.
Last, I would have the students draw a picture of their favorite thing that they did while on the field trip. I will ask for a detailed drawing with a 1-2 sentence description of what they are depicting. These drawings will be displayed on the science display board.