Field Trips

Students journey out as a class every quarter on a field trip.

Not only do these trips enhance student learning, they provide a great time of fun and fellowship.

Please plan on normal drop off and pick up on these days.

More information is included in teacher newsletters on the Student Portal/Canvas. and on the Parent Portal.

A highlight of the year for our students are field trips spread throughout the year. Read on for an overview of the exciting learning opportunities in each grade!

Please contact Mrs. Angela Williams, Field Trip Coordinator, if you would like to volunteer to drive or chaperone.

KINDERGARTEN
Date: March 2nd, 2018
Location: CU Wildlife Experience, Parker
The Kindergarten class will learn about the biological functions of butterflies and about how living things on earth are connected within a vast and surprisingly delicate web of relationships. They will also see a 3D IMAX movie about Humpback Whales.
Drivers Needed

FIRST GRADE
Date: March 2nd, 2018 – MORNING ONLY
Location: Play-Well TEKnologies Lego Robotics, Arma Dei Academy
First Graders will build Lego robotic motorized medieval jousting machines and compete against fellow students.
No Drivers Needed

Date: March 13th, 2018 – AFTERNOON ONLY
Location: Audubon Center at Chatfield, Littleton
The First Grade class will learn about beavers, their habitat and architectural skills, what they eat, their adaptations and the ways in which their lives interconnect with and affect the south Platte Basin ecosystem.
Drivers Needed

SECOND GRADE
Date: March 2nd, 2018
Location: Engineering for Kids and CU Wildlife Experience, Centennial/Parker
Our Second Graders will spend the morning at Engineering for Kids, mixing fun and learning using LEGO WeDo Robots and littleBits programming. At the CU Wildlife Experience, students will spend the afternoon learning how living things on earth are connected within a vast and surprisingly delicate web of relationships. They will also see a 3D IMAX movie about Humpback Whales.
Drivers Needed

THIRD GRADE
Date: March 5th, 2018
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Co Springs
Third Grade students will be working in teams to complete mission objectives, programming and operating LEGO NXT® robots on the world’s largest education-purposed simulated Martian terrain. They will also be taking a tour of the Solar System, learning about the earth’s place in it, including the latest information on discoveries and the future of exploration. Finally, they will attend a class in which they will learn about earth from a room-sized digital sphere, a hands-on project and a scavenger hunt.
No Drivers Needed

FOURTH GRADE
Date: March 1st, 2018
Location: Air Force Academy, Co Springs
Fourth Grade will participate in classes taught by Academy professors, including Chemistry is Magic show, a hands on chemistry activity, a robotics demonstration and the Human Performance Laboratory, one of the top exercise physiology centers in the United States, which applies sports science principles to improve Academy athletic teams.
No Drivers Needed

FIFTH GRADE
Date: March 5th, 2018
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Co Springs
Fifth Grade students will be assembling rockets, calculating the direction and magnitude of forces that act on an object and explaining the results in the object’s change of motion. They will also be engaging in a mission working in teams to complete mission objectives, programming and operating LEGO NXT® robots on the world’s largest education-purposed simulated Martian terrain.
No Drivers Needed

SIXTH GRADE
Date: March 2nd, 2018
Location: Challenger Learning Center and World War II Aviation Museum, Co Springs
At the Challenger Learning Center, Sixth Graders will spend the morning experiencing the Space Mission Simulator, which offers the next best thing to actual space flight with a Mission Control room designed after NASA Johnson Space Center and an orbiting space station modeled after the laboratory on the International Space Station. During a space mission, student team members work as scientists and engineers to solve real-world problems in an engaging, immersive environment.
At the National Museum of World War II Aviation, students will spend the afternoon touring the facility, taking a STEM class exploring the forces and principles of flight and discovering how aircraft work. They will learn how these forces affected the performance of World War II aircraft and use this information to design, build and test their own.
Drivers Needed for Vans

SEVENTH GRADE
Date: March 2nd, 2018
Location: Challenger Learning Center and World War II Aviation Museum, Co Springs
At the Challenger Learning Center, Seventh Graders will spend the morning experiencing the Space Mission Simulator, which offers the next best thing to actual space flight with a Mission Control room designed after NASA Johnson Space Center and an orbiting space station modeled after the laboratory on the International Space Station. During a space mission, team members work as scientists and engineers to solve real-world problems in an engaging, immersive environment.
At the National Museum of World War II Aviation, students will spend the afternoon touring the facility and taking a STEM class investigating the science, math and engineering principles used in the aircraft design process. Students will use this knowledge to assess the performance and characteristics of one of the museum’s World War II aircraft.
Drivers Needed for Vans

EIGHTH GRADE
Date: March 2nd, 2018
Location: iFLY Denver and Independence Aviation Flight School, Lone Tree/Centennial
At iFLY Denver the Eighth Grade class will spend the morning being guided by a PHD STEM Educator through an interactive presentation, demos in the wind tunnel and a lab activity. They will apply their new knowledge as each student experiences two Indoor skydives simulating true freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel.
At Independence Aviation Flight School, students will spend the afternoon touring an extensive fleet of Cirrus Aircraft, the newest, most technologically advanced aircraft available. The students will also learn what it takes to become a pilot, all about careers in aviation and they will rotate between two simulators, learning to fly the airport pattern, including takeoff and landing. The day will end with a ground lesson in a Cirrus airplane.
Drivers Are Needed