Field Trip 3 - Nov 2014

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This LEARNZ Memorial Park 3 virtual field trip begins with Prepare Students which gets your class ready for the field trip. Teachers, look for your section on the left-side menu of this site called Teacher Support.

Content for this third field trip is for 11-13 November 2014.

For more about the Field Trip Plan - go to Field Trip Home.

Field Trip 3 - November 2014

Monday 10 November Travel Day. Join Andrew and the ambassadors as you make your way from the Far North to Wellington. During the journey, Andrew will photograph and write about some of the interesting features of the road and air trip. Read Andrew's diary about the trip from Kerikeri to Wellington. See what Egbert enjoyed about his day. View the panorama for Monday.
Tuesday 11 November Tunnel operations and technology. The underpass road is now open! Be a passenger as you drive through it for the first time. See important technology behind the operation of the tunnel. Follow the written questions from students as you play the recordings of today's audioconferences. Watch the videos for Tuesday and answer the questions. Read Andrew's diary for all the action from day 1 of the field trip. See what Egbert thought about his day. View the panoramas for Tuesday.
Wednesday 12 November Significance and preparation. Learn the significance behind the tunnel wall poppies and the tunnel name. See how preparations are going for WW100 and ANZAC Day 2015. Meet students from a visiting school and discuss ideas related to citizenship, including various ideas and challenges related to the Memorial Park project. Follow the written questions from students as you play the recordings of today's audioconferences. Watch the videos for Wednesday and answer the questions. Read Andrew's diary for all the action from day 2 of the field trip. See what Egbert learned from his day. View the panoramas for Wednesday.
Thursday 13 November

Park design and construction. Find out how the War Memorial Park is being designed and constructed. Get a closer look at some interesting features of the park, including rain gardens, irrigation and terrace walls. Learn how design engineering and construction engineering careers are used in creating landscaped parks. Follow the written questions from students as you play the recordings of today's audioconferences. Watch the videos for Thursday and answer the questions. Read Andrew's diary for all the action from day 3 of the field trip. See what Egbert has to say about his week. View the panoramas for Thursday.

The field trip experience for Memorial Park 3 is made up of a number of components which take place from Tuesday 11 November to Thursday 13 November 2014. All the links for Field Trip 3 components in the table below go to pages that are updated daily during the field trip. They remain on this website and can be used after the date of the live field trip.

Field Trip 3 
November 2014

Description

Ambassadors

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 classes.

Ask-an-Expert

For enrolled classes, students can log in and post their own questions on a Web Board to be answered by the field trip experts. For this special series of field trips from late 2013 until early 2015 Ask-an-Expert will be kept open, apart from school holidays. Once it has finally 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.

Audioconferences

Students speak to 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.

Diaries

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 Monday.

Experts and Careers

Students meet each expert involved in this field trip via a profile page and short video. Potential career and training paths can also be explored on these pages.

Panoramas

Wide format images that help students familiarise themselves with the location of the field trip. Captions containing questions generate focus and inquiry.

Photo Gallery

All website and field trip photos are available in one easy-to-use location, where students can browse, enlarge, read captions and select to further their interest and learning.

Videos

Short, curriculum-rich videos with questions and answers are made on each day of the field trip and uploaded in the evening for viewing the following day.