Field Trips 2019-2020: Grades 3 – 8

Field Trips 2019-2020: Grades 3 – 8

2019-20  |  Grades 3-8 Field Trip descriptions (click to read more):

 

ROBOT CODING (Grades 4-8)

In this two-hour field trip students are introduced to computer programming using Blockly, a drag-and-drop visual programming tool, and robots from Wonder Workshop. Students collaborate in small groups to complete coding challenges while creating and navigating their own maze. More experienced coders can program robots to respond to sensor inputs and use loops to avoid obstacles. Multiple programming concepts are taught through fun and easy-to-understand activities, giving students creative ways to explore robot coding.


Available: Tuesdays: 9:30am - 11:30am or 12:15pm - 2:15pm

Duration: 2 hours + free carousel rides for entire class

Grade Level: Grades 4-8

Group Size: 32 students max

Chaperones: Maximum of 6 chaperones (including the teacher)

Cost: $250/session; Fee-waived trips available for qualifying schools

 

INNOVATION CHALLENGE (Grades 3-8)

In this two-hour field trip, students work collaboratively to build creative solutions to a unique design challenge. Using a "mystery box" of materials such as bubble wrap, styrofoam, pipe cleaners and more, students are challenged to think outside the box to build a unique prototype using  critical thinking skills and their imaginations. With the help of museum educators students learn brainstorming techniques, the fundamentals of prototyping, and engage in creative problem-solving. After building their prototype, groups present their solution to the class as a “pitch”.

The Innovation Challenge can be an excellent platform for enhancing classroom curriculum. If you are interested in customized design challenges that align with your lesson plans, please let us know at least two weeks in advance.


Available: Tuesdays: 9:30am - 11:30am or 12:15pm - 2:15pm

Duration: 2 hours + free carousel rides for entire class

Grade Level: Grades 3-8

Group Size: 36 students max

Take Away: Student groups can take their prototypes home

Chaperones: Maximum of 6 chaperones (including the teacher)

Cost: $250/session; Fee-waived trips available for qualifying schools

 

CLAY ANIMATION (Grades 3-8)

In this project-based field trip, students are introduced to the basics of stop-motion animation. After designing unique clay characters, students collaborate in groups to produce a short animated film using multimedia tools.

Students develop a story concept together, sculpt clay characters, and film an original stop-motion animation movie. Clay Animation can be adapted to almost any classroom curriculum and provides a wonderful learning platform for exploring a wide range of topics. For example, students can animate a scene from a play or novel, represent a scene from history, or illustrate a scientific discovery. This engaging field trip cultivates creative expression, communication and teamwork skills, resulting in unique clay animation movies that students can take home and share.


Available: Tuesdays: 9:30am - 11:30am or 12:15pm - 2:15pm; Wednesdays - Fridays: 10:00am - 12:00pm or  12:15pm - 2:15pm

Duration: 2 hours + free carousel rides for entire class

Grade Level: Grades 3-8

Group Size: 36 students max

Take Away: Teachers will receive links to download their students' movies via email and students can keep their clay characters

Chaperones: Maximum of 6 chaperones (including the teacher)

Cost: $250/session; Fee-waived trips available for qualifying schools

Note: The museum is open to the public Wednesday - Friday

CLAY ANIMATION WITH SOUND EFFECTS (Grades 4-8)

In this field trip students are introduced the basics of stop-motion animation and post-production tools. They work together to develop a story concept, sculpt clay characters, film a stop-motion animation movie, and then add sound effects. In the first half of this experience students design their own clay characters before working in small groups to produce a short animated film. In the second half, students learn post-production techniques by adding sound effects to their movies.

Clay Animation with Sound Effects can be adapted to almost any classroom curriculum and provides a wonderful learning platform for exploring a wide range of topics. For example, students can animate a scene from a play or novel, represent a scene from history, illustrate a scientific discovery, and develop a compelling soundtrack to add to their film. This immersive field trip experience cultivates creative expression, communication, teamwork skills, and results in unique clay animation movies with soundtracks that students can take home and share.


Available: Wednesdays - Fridays: 10:00am - 2:15pm

Duration: 4.25 hours (including a 45 minute lunch break) + free carousel rides for entire class

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Clay character building and movie making

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Lunch break

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm: Adding sound effects

Grade Level: Grades 4-8

Group Size: 36 students max

Take Away: Teachers will receive links to their students’ clay animation movies via email and students can keep their clay characters

Chaperones: Maximum of 6 chaperones (including the teacher)

Cost: $400/session; Fee-waived trips available for qualifying schools

Note: The museum is open to the public Wednesday - Friday

CREATIVE COMBO (Grades 3-8)

In a Creative Combo, students engage with two of CCM’s most popular exhibit spaces – the Animation Studio, Tech Lab or Innovation Lab. Students are encouraged to explore their creative process while learning some combination of stop-motion blob animation skills, how to prototype and collaboratively solve a design challenge, or how to program robots.

 

When signing up, choose two of the following field trip experiences:

  • Clay Animation
  • Innovation Lab
  • Robot Coding (Grades 4-8 only)

Available: Wednesdays - Fridays: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Duration: 2 hours + free carousel rides for entire class

Grade Level: Grades 3-8

Group Size: 36 students max

Take Away: If the  Animation Studio is chosen, teachers will receive links to download their students' movies or music videos via email. If the Innovation Lab is chosen, students can keep their prototypes.

Chaperones: Maximum of 6 chaperones (including the teacher)

Cost: $250/session; Fee-waived trips available for qualifying schools

Note: The museum is open to the public Wednesday - Friday


BOOK YOUR 2019-2020:

Fill out the reservation form below to book your field trip for the 2019-20 school year.

Attention: If you are interested in booking multiple field trips, please fill out one form per field trip. Request forms are processed in the order in which they are received. Your preferred choices are not guaranteed.

PLEASE NOTE: Field trips for schools located outside of San Francisco are now waitlisted. Please continue to submit a request form to join the waitlist!


Multimedia Arts Field Trip Program generously supported by Genentech and Target.

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