Definition of field trip in English:

field trip


  • A trip made by students or research workers to study something at first hand.

    ‘a field trip to the power plant was organized’
    • ‘A number of tours and field trips were part of the programme.’
    • ‘The field trip will teach the students not only about their origin, but also about the effect it has on our economy and cultural background.’
    • ‘It is the product of several exhausting days of research, interviews of community elders and field trips by the students.’
    • ‘People often stop in their tracks on the road to look at it, and busloads of architecture students from nearby Aberdeen University have been known to make field trips there.’
    • ‘Last year I decided to take a group of students on a field trip to a nuclear bunker in Fife which is now a museum.’
    • ‘There are field trips, nature study, and a whole lot of tools for the creative development of the children.’
    • ‘One time on a geology field trip, a student's acid bottle, carded in a rear pocket, sprang a leak.’
    • ‘Cellphones with cameras will be handy during field trips, industrial visits and in labs.’
    • ‘I had visited Chicago a lot when I was young, for trips and field trips.’
    • ‘Only five of the 54 students in the class did not go on the field trip.’
    • ‘Within the first two weeks of school, Nelson conducted five student field trips to the locations of several of the levee breaches.’
    • ‘At least one of us got to enjoy the day; Gnat had a field trip downtown to visit the Farmer's Market.’
    • ‘She has been at the middle school since 1999, and as an Italian speaker, she goes on skiing trips with the school to Italy as well as field trips to Grinton Lodge.’
    • ‘Mrs. Pelaez attended classes almost every day and traveled with students to almost all field trips.’
    • ‘In addition, students are taken on field trips where they sit and sketch landmarks and put together a scrapbook on their feelings.’
    • ‘Later on, in class, the actual map and the historical map are merged with the landmarks the students defined on their field trip.’
    • ‘Recently he and a group of students took a field trip to a church highly driven by technology in its worship.’
    • ‘Thanks go also to the many colleagues and students, on countless field trips that have helped us form this interpretation.’
    • ‘Students also saw the field trips as valuable educational experiences.’
    • ‘Through the component, students participate in art shows, dramatic presentations, and field trips.’


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