Field Trip Guides
Looking to book a field trip to the Fleet for your class, camp or group? Information about pricing (including scholarships) and all of our School Programs, which are offered at the Fleet, at schools throughout San Diego County and in the community, is available here. If you have questions or you're ready to book a field trip or school program, call the Fleet at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806. Below, you'll find lesson plans, inquiry questions, a chaperone guide and IMAX film teacher guides to enhance your educational experience.
Below, find links to lesson plans and additional information related to the topics your students learned during their Fleet Science Center field trip experience.
- Solar System [560KB]
- Geology Rocks [516KB]
- Making Sense of It All [156KB]
- Float or Sink [305KB]
- Weather or Not [114KB]
- Electric Avenue [61KB]
- Chemistry Concepts [118KB]
- The Heat Is On [97KB]
- Discovering DNA [54KB]
- Simple Machines: Lever [50KB]
- Forces: Parachutes [60KB]
Below is a collection of content and inquiry-based questions and activities for students visiting the exhibit galleries. The questions and activities can be selected and printed to suit your own students’ needs. The questions and activities focus students’ attention on a particular set of exhibits and topics and encourage discovery through the process of scientific inquiry.
Your parent chaperones may find this guide helpful when leading a group of students through the exhibits:
Teacher Guides for IMAX Films
If your class saw an IMAX film in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, you can extend the impact of the experience with classroom activities and discussions outlined in the guides below.
- Amazing Journeys
- Bugs! [160KB]
- Coral Reef Adventure [2.2MB]
- Cosmic Voyage [1.09MB]
- Flight of the Butterflies [26MB]
- Forces of Nature
- The Human Body [4.6MB]
- Journey Into Amazing Caves [3.5MB]
- Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West [201KB]
- The Living Sea [37.6MB]
- Mysteries Of Egypt [379KB]
- Mystery of the Nile [3.7MB]
- Mysteries of the Unseen World [37KB]
- Wild California [15MB]