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 Staff and students were on a field trip to Window Rock, the Holbrook Indian School said in a Facebook post. Angela Cordoba Perez, The Arizona Republic, 29 Aug. 2022 On Friday, the students went on a field trip to a synagogue and a mosque before returning to their host church for musical rehearsals and a final closing ceremony. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 2 July 2022 In 2019, a teacher said middle schoolers on a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, had been subjected to racist taunts — an incident the museum now mentions on the timeline of its Guston exhibition. New York Times, 1 May 2022 Dan Longo took a break Tuesday from chaperoning a middle school field trip to a minor league baseball game between the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Akron RubberDucks. Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2022 The show begins with a school field trip that turns disastrous with the emergence of an army of drones supposedly designed to help clean the environment. cleveland, 7 May 2022 In the real world, a teenager can’t go on a school field trip or join the volleyball team without a parent’s permission. Thomas D. Lehrman And Brad Wilcox, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2022 Which is the sort of thing Stefanski hoped to accomplish on the team’s field trip. Dan Labbe, cleveland, 15 June 2022 The Will County Audubon Society will offer a two-hour field trip beginning at 9 a.m., 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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21 Sep 2022

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“Field trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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

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