This LEARNZ virtual field trip begins with the Preparation section which gets your class ready for the field trip.
The field trip experience is made up of a number of components which take place from Wednesday 28 August to Monday 3 September. All components in the table below are updated daily during the field trip. They remain on this website and can be used after the date of the live field trip.
|Classes can send an ambassador (small toy) on the field trip with the LEARNZ Field Trip teacher. Daily ambassador updates can be read by all enrolled classes.|
|Students can post their own questions on a Web Board to be answered by the field trip experts. Ask-an-Expert is available four weeks before and four weeks after the field trip. Once it has closed, the Ask-an-Expert link will go to a new page which has a selection of questions and answers from the field trip Web Board.|
|Students put questions live to experts who are on location during the field trip. Audioconferences can also be listened to live via the Internet audiostream or from a recording.|
|Shelley the LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher writes a detailed diary for students to read, accompanied by 10 captioned images for each day of the field trip - including the travel day on Tuesday.|
|Wide format images that help students familiarise themselves with the location of the field trip. Captions containing questions generate focus and inquiry.|
|Students meet each expert involved in this field trip via a profile page and short video. Potential career paths can also be explored on these pages.|
|All website and field trip photos are available in one easy-to-use location, where students can browse and select to further their interest and learning.|
|Short, curriculum-rich videos are made on each day of the field trip and uploaded in the evening for viewing the following day.|