Suggestions for making your field trip a success are provided
Before Your Visit:
- Find out what your students already know, if anything,
about grain elevators and ask them to share this information with the class.
the concept of grain elevators to other subjects your students are learning about,
such as farming, simple machines, history, or gravity.
- Visit the J.H. Hawes Grain
Elevator Museum website and allow students to explore the interactive online
- Use the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum Pre-Visit
Lessons to stimulate interest in the elevator visit.
Field Trip Day:
- Remind students to bring any necessary supplies (pencils,
paper, etc., depending on your planned activities) they will need while at the
- Let students know what to expect before arrival in terms of instructions,
activities, and your expectations.
- Allow sufficient time to travel to and from
After Your Visit:
- Find out what your students learned about the grain elevator
and how it was used.
- Ask them to make predictions or research the use of elevators
in present times and how this has changed.
- Provide opportunities for students
to share their field trip experiences with others.
- Use the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator
Museum Post-Visit Lessons to extend student
learning beyond the field trip.