Thursday, 9 February 2017

SPA Geog Year 8 visit the NHM London

The first Geography fieldtrip of 2017 was to the Natural History Museum, a group of 60 year 8 students and 5 members of staff spent the day exploring the plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes section of the museum.  

While visiting the museum students completed a booklet, consolidating what they had been studying since September. In the earthquake section students got to experience what it would be like to be in a real life earthquake, one student said to me afterwards that it helped him “to understand how scared people must feel during an earthquake”. 

After lunch the students had some extra time to explore different parts of the museum, they found the geology of the earth particularly interesting.

The final activity for the day was an interactive workshop where they learned about how volcanoes occur, the different types of lava and the ways in which earthquakes are measured. The students were keen to get involved in the workshop, displaying their knowledge and understanding, one students and I were fortunate enough to be asked assist in various engaging activities.

 The students’ behaviour was fantastic, both on public transport and within the museum. The trip was very interactive and it helped consolidate students learning, a fantastic experience for all involved.

#Where's your classroom?

Written by Clare Gaffney.

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