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Fall 2019 Third Grade Field Trip to Franklin Institute

Registration Deadline 10/16/2019
Payment Deadline 10/16/2019

Dear Families,

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the 3rd grade classes will be taking a field trip to the Franklin Institute for a total “Innovative Science Experience” as a supplement to our science and innovations class curriculum.

The trip will include:

  • Tuttleman IMAX Theater- Film- Dream Big: Engineering Our World -  “From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for IMAX screen, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.”
  • Now/Then- NOW/NEXT features changing exhibits fueled by pop culture and emerging trends in science and technology. Students will discover future-forward innovations and consider the choices we face about their impact on our world.
  • Tech Studio- The Tech Studio offers hands-on demonstrations in technology, engineering, and design. The Tech Studio builds the technical and critical thinking skills essential for engineering a sustainable future.
  • Amazing Machines- Explore the amazing world of machines! Learn the similarities between the rarely-displayed machines from the priceless collection and the machines we use every day! Examine the inner workings of common household items. The  “exploded” views of these everyday machines provide interior views that vividly demonstrate how simple components can power complex mechanisms. Try your engineering skills and use gears, linkages, cams, and pulleys to create your own new machine. Discover how each component affects the design and function of the entire device. 
  • Changing Earth- Dynamic sensory experiences demonstrate the interconnected systems of earth science. Calculate your carbon footprint, find solutions to reduce carbon emissions, explore seismographs of recent earthquakes, and construct a building to see if it can withstand an earthquake. Experiment and discover how dams and water volume effect river flow and erosion. Go "on camera" and deliver your own weather forecast. Each experience in Changing Earth provides insights into repercussions that may result from our responses to changes—natural or manmade.
  • Sports Zone - Explore how sport connects the science of the human body, laws of motion, and technical innovation. Explore physical fitness, nutrition, equipment, and safety as you prepare to play!
  • Lunch- Bring a snack for the bus trip to the museum, as well as a bagged lunch to enjoy in the museum cafeteria. 

On the day of the trip, please have your child:

  • Report to their classrooms on time, no later than 8:45 am
  • At 8:50 we will be boarding the bus and leaving for Philadelphia.
  • Pack your child a bagged snack for the morning bus ride and a lunch (plastic bag with child’s name and please no glass bottles). 
  • At 1:30 pm we will board the bus and return to the Upper Elementary School by 2:45 pm.
  • Please do not send any money with your child. Groups will not be visiting the museum store during this visit. 

The cost of the trip will be $27 per student for the entire day of science-rich experiences: with the general admission to the museum, IMAX theater experience and transportation. You may pay by PayPal through FamilyID, cash (exact amount) or check. If paying by check, please make checks payable to: “New Hope-Solebury Upper Elementary School.”   

In order to secure the reservations, please submit the permission slip below and return with your payment through FamilyID or to your classroom teacher, no later than Wednesday, October 16th. 

Although the number of chaperones is limited, please indicate your interest below if you would like to volunteer to accompany a group on the trip which would be an additional cost of $20.00. Please DO NOT send this in with the student payment at this time. Classroom teachers will contact those parents who will be accompanying us on the trip by email following the collection of all permission slips, which then those parents can send in the additional money.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Thank you,                                                                                              

The 3rd Grade Team

Online registration for this program is currently closed/unavailable. Please contact New Hope-Solebury School District Programs for further information.