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Favorite Field Trips in Middle School

Favorite Field Trips in Middle School

We asked 8th graders what their favorite field trip was.

In 6th grade, you go to Medieval Times if you have a group of five and watch a show that tells a story. You also have lunch while watching the show. At the end, they played some games on horses and an actor won.

In 6th grade, you go to the Challenger Learning Center. You are put into two groups. The first group tests some rocks and sees them under the microscope. The second group has two more groups. One is mission control and the second is up in a spaceship. Each person has a job to do.

In 7th grade, you go to Timber Point. There are lots of outdoor activities like a giant swing, ziplines, archery, kayaking, and rock climbing.

In 7th grade, you go to the courthouse and talk to Judge Feney, Denny Wertz the superintendent of the jailhouse, and Mayor Eric Lind.

In 8th grade, you go to CareerSpark at the Peoria Civic Center. You talk to many people with different jobs and you get a lot of free stuff while learning about the jobs.

In 8th grade, you go to the Lincoln Museum where they have a lot of exhibits about Abraham Lincoln from his childhood to his encounter with John Wilkes Booth. After that, you bus to a couple of restaurants like Chick-fil-A, Five Guys, Pho Noodle House, and Chipotle.

In 8th grade, you also go to Six Flags and get to go on all the rides like “Mr. Freeze,” “American Thunder,” “The Boss,” and “Ninja.”

I asked Jamie Gohs about her favorite memories about Shaniquarium (because I did not go on it).

“I saw penguins and otters, and I remember the otters especially because I had a friend obsessed with them. We also took charter buses, and that was very fun and fancy.”

I interviewed Blade Zimmerman, Daniel Bender, and Evan Schmidler about their favorite field trips.

Blade Zimmerman:

Q: What is your favorite field trip?
A: Medieval Times because it was our first time we could pick our own groups, and it was fun watching what we were learning in social studies.

Daniel Bender:

Q: What is your favorite field trip and why?
A: Medieval Times because the food tasted good, and the fights were cool. (He started making sword-swinging noises and pretended he had a sword).

Evan Schmidler:

Q: What is your favorite field trip and why?
A: Challenger Learning Center because I like the hands-on part, and it’s not very childish.

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