GulfQuest will offer the following resources to help educators maximize learning before, during and after their field trip to GulfQuest:
Pre- and Post-visit Ideas – Offers suggestions on how to prepare students for a field trip and provide follow-up activities after their visit. These will include connections to social studies, science, math, literature and writing.
Keep students focused on learning outcomes during their visit. Choose your grade level, mixed content treasure hunt, or a content specific treasure hunt. Be sure to include your chaperones so they can be engaged with your students' learning process.
In each link below, you will find a description that outlines how certain GulfQuest exhibits connect with each state's standards.
Home school groups may still book a field trip including Classroom Programs.
FREEZE THE BALLS OFF A BRASS MONKEY
"Brass monkeys" were metal trays on the decks of warships. Cannon balls were stacked atop each one. In very cold weather, the balls would shrink (due to thermal contraction), shift, and fall off the brass monkeys.