With a variety of engaging activities to choose from for elementary and middle school
students (grades 3–8), our instructors meet with your students for an interactive
online 'field trip' in which they learn about the lesson topic. You will also receive
a loaner 'classroom investigation kit' (shipped via FedEx) that contains all the necessary
curriculum and supplies needed for your students to complete the hands-on activities
for each lesson. All kit shipping costs are covered by the Center for STEM Excellence.
Our activities align with the Maryland State Science standards and the Next Generation
Science Standards. Each activity is based on real-world problems and issues, allowing
students to engage in scientific and engineering practices while learning content
in new and challenging ways.
Virtual Field Trip
Our the day of your scheduled virtual field trip, our instructors will meet with your
students online and engage them in learning about the topic you have chosen. The virtual
field trips have flexible timing, but you can generally expect the experience to take
We can provide supplies to accommodate all of the students you serve. Indicate on
the reservation form how many students are in your class(es).
Classroom Investigation Kit
Your classroom investigation kit will contain all the resources you will need to engage
your students in the hands-on portion of the Fusion Field Trip. The kit will ship
via FedEx, and you will receive a return label for any supplies that may need to be
returned. The Center for STEM Excellence covers all the costs of shipping.
What's in Your Kit?
Each kit contains all the materials and resources necessary to engage your students
in the hands-on, learner-centered activities that are part of the Fusion Field Trip.
Select the lab name in the table below for more detailed information on what is included in each lesson.
Unpack Your Kit
You received your kit, now what? Use the checklist provided to make sure you have
received all of the materials. The checklist will also indicate if any materials
need to be refrigerated or require other special handling. Notify us immediately if there are any problems.
Field Trip Activities
||Are mealworms afraid of the dark? Do darkling beetles prefer wet or dry areas? Students
will conduct 'fair tests' with live insects to answer these questions and learn how
changes to ecosystems affect the critters who live there.
|It's a Gassy World!
||What is a greenhouse gas? And how do greenhouse gases contribute to climate change?
Students will consider the impact that warming temperatures have on one greenhouse
gas: carbon dioxide.
||Why are oysters so important to the Chesapeake Bay? Students will look at an oyster
up close through a microscope and learn how they filter water and provide habitat
to other Chesapeake Bay organisms.
||This lab gives students a chance to explore how rain gardens can help reduce pollution
in the Chesapeake Bay. We'll make a model rain garden in the lab and test it out with
some polluted water!
|Wonders of the Water Cycle
||What is the water cycle? And how does it work? Students will learn about weather and
climate by exploring different types of clouds and investigating their role in the
Make a Reservation
Complete the online Fusion Field Trip Request Form with all information and dates. We will do our best to accommodate your first choice
We will be in contact with you within 5 business days of receiving your request form.
If you do not hear from us, please email scitech AT_TOWSON or call 410-385-6323.
Policies and Procedures
Inclement Weather & Cancellation Policy
If your school is closed or has a delayed opening, you must contact us to reschedule
your Fusion Field Trip. If our site is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement
weather, your online portion of the Fusion Field Trip will be canceled. We follow University of Baltimore (UB) closures and delays. We will contact you the next open business day to reschedule
your online field trip.
We reserve the right to cancel a class at any time for emergency reasons. In the event
of an emergency situation, we will make every effort to reach you via phone/email.
If you have any doubts about whether or not your Fusion Field Trip is canceled, please
contact us at scitech AT_TOWSON.
Need to Cancel?
Please let us know in advance if you need to cancel your Fusion Field Trip. Please
do so by emailing us at scitech AT_TOWSON.
Email us at scitech AT_TOWSON.