"Field Trips" Include Curriculum Materials

Three Turner Adventure Learning (TAL) "field trips" are scheduled for the remainder of the 1996-97 school year. These two-day events combine live, behind-the-scenes broadcasts from unique locations with curriculum support materials. Students communicate with field experts and each other during online activities. Learning Kits come complete with background reading, student handouts, charts, maps and more. Upcoming field trips are:

Calculations on a Curve Ball: The Many Figures of Baseball (Feb. 26-27, 1997) Students calculate percentages of runs, hits and errors using scientific and mathematical principles. They also will find out how teamwork, physical fitness, good coaching and injury prevention help create winning teams.

Virus Encounters: Microorganisms & the Human Body (April 3-4, 1997) Students explore what makes us sick and how we get better and take an up-close look inside the human body. Disease "detectives" will explain how they investigate epidemics and other public health issues.

Hong Kong in Transition (May 1-2, 1997) Students explore how China's takeover of Hong Kong might affect the companies based on that island, the people who live and work there, and the countries that maintain strong trade there. 

Enrolled educators enjoy free taping rights for one full year. Turner Educational Services, Atlanta, GA, (800) 639-7797, www.turnered.com. 

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.