Field Trips

Railroads, Rivers, and You!

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Subject:
Literacy and Language Arts,Math,Science,Social Studies

Background

This dynamic STEAM-based program incorporates Common Core Standards in science, mathematics and language arts while exploring the history of railroading in the region and its impact on the environment. On-site activities provide students with opportunities to learn about the various jobs, duties and teamwork traditionally associated with railroading; role-play as a track maintenance crew conducting train wheel and track measurements to ensure safe and efficient operations; and take a brief hike along the LHVA trail system to the Lackawanna River to sample water quality and search for living organisms."

Class sizes should be limited to 40 students or less per day.

Experience has proven that completing the pre-visit lesson plans enables students to be much better prepared for the on-site activities and greatly enhances their overall experience. To request the plans you may send an email to an Interpretive Park Ranger who will respond to your request as soon as possible. 

Common Core Standards:

CC.1.2.4.J: Language Arts, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use; Craft and Structure Vocabulary.
CC.2.4: Measurement, Data, and Probability.
4.MD.1.1.1: Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including standard units (in., ft., yd., mi.).  Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit.
4.MD.2: Solve problems involving measurement and conversions from a larger unit.

Last updated: July 19, 2018