field trip


Definition of field trip

: a visit (as to a factory, farm, or museum) made (as by students and a teacher) for purposes of firsthand observation

Examples of field trip in a Sentence

We took a class field trip to the power plant. We went on a field trip.
Recent Examples on the Web Classes may meet periodically in person for optional activities, such as organized sports, cooking lessons or a field trip to the area's neighboring Pikes Peak mountain. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 16 July 2021 In 2016, Stacy Rosenbach filed the lawsuit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of her son, Alexander, after Six Flags allegedly scanned his fingerprint without permission during a school field trip. Robert Channick,, 11 June 2021 The videos, which are a mix of lessons, activities and a virtual field trip, have 1,400 views and about 66 hours of total watch time. Megan Taros, The Arizona Republic, 24 May 2021 Among the youngsters were middle school students on a field trip from Monroe, Louisiana, celebrating good grades during the school year. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 5 July 2021 In 2009, three Black students from a Union County elementary school were chosen out of a group on a field trip to the plantation to portray slaves, angering parents and leading the school to cancel future field trips to the site. NBC News, 16 June 2021 Field Trip: The Berea Garden Club is sponsoring a field trip to Lily Creek Gardens in Moreland Hills. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 12 June 2021 Garrett Fahrmann, executive vice president and general manager of the Trash Pandas, had with a friend while on a school field trip with their children. Paul Gattis |, al, 2 May 2021 This isn't the first field trip the Shedd penguins have taken to Chicago landmarks during the pandemic. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of field trip

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field trip was in 1926

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23 Jul 2021

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“Field trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of field trip

: a visit to a place (such as a museum or zoo) that is made by students to learn about something

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Kids Definition of field trip

: a visit to a place (such as a museum) made by students to learn about something

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