Field Trip 1

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Welcome to Smart Motorways, a series of two virtual field trips in 2015 and 2016 focusing on technology, social science and sustainability. We all rely on well formed roads to get where we're going easily, safely and with less congestion. During this field trip you will see how a motorway can be designed and made smart so people can arrive at their destinations safely, more quickly and with less stress!

This LEARNZ Smart Motorways 1 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 first field trip is for 25-27 August 2015.

For more about the Field Trip Plan and the second field trip - go to Field Trip Home.

Field Trip 1 - August 2015

Monday 24 August

Travel Day

  • Read the diary where Andrew and the ambassadors travel from Kerikeri to Wellington to begin the first Smart Motorways field trip.

Tuesday 25 August

Planning

Wednesday 26 August

 

Construction

Thursday 27 August

Technology

The field trip experience for Smart Motorways 1 is made up of a number of components which take place from Tuesday 25 August - Thursday 27 August 2015. All the links for Field Trip 1 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 1
August 2015

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 these two field trips from late 2015 until early 2016 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.

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.