What does field trip mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. field trip(noun)

    a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination


  1. field trip(Noun)

    A trip into the field.

  2. field trip(Noun)

    An educational trip.


  1. Field trip

    A field trip or excursion, known as school trip in the UK and New Zealand and school tour in Ireland, is a journey by a group of people to a place away from their normal environment. The purpose of the trip is usually observation for education, non-experimental research or to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities, such as going camping with teachers and their classmates. The aim of this research is to observe the subject in its natural state and possibly collect samples. In western culture people first come across this method during school years when classes are taken on school trips to visit a geological or geographical feature of the landscape, for example. Much of the early research into the natural sciences was of this form. Charles Darwin is an important example of someone who has contributed to science through the use of field trips. It is generally for students in grades K-12 and college. Field trips are generally domestic, but for high school students, it becomes international. To mitigate these risks and expenses, most school systems now have formalized field trip procedures that considers the entire trip from estimation, approval and scheduling through planning the actual trip and post-trip activities.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of field trip in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of field trip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Darla Neal:

    If you have a very overprotective parent, which would be myself, your children don't get to lead a normal life -- get on a bus, go on a field trip, stay the night with a friend. And that's been very difficult, it's been a life of hard work, trying to be normal.

  2. Brown Hyde:

    I tell myself I should be able to shake this off and deal with it. Yet here I am -- a mess. if you have a very overprotective parent, which would be myself, your children don't get to lead a normal life -- get on a bus, go on a field trip, stay the night with a friend. And that's been very difficult.

  3. Bob Mosier:

    So, many of you might be asking yourselves, ‘So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have a student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that student wants to sleep in the dorms, or whatever sleeping arrangements are, with the females,’ they don’t want to sleep in a room by themselves; they want to sleep with the rest of the females. So what do we do? And the answer is, they sleep with the females…That’s not the easy answer; it’s the right answer. And in some cases, it’s going to cause issues, because … the private information piece doesn’t allow you to share that with parents of all of the other campers.

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