Fifth-graders from Frank Guzick Elementary traveled to Waco and Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip on Feb. 20 to experience what they are learning in social studies and science. Students visited the Texas State Capitol in Austin and Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown.
During the charter bus ride to Austin, students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage and participated in activities and games in preparation for their day. In Austin, the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators, the Honorable Royce West, State Senator, District 23 and the Honorable Eric Johnson, State Representative, District 100, office. T
he students learned about the legislative process and saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the Texas State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. The students then traveled to Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown where they panned for, and identified, minerals found in the cavern. Through participation in hands-on demonstrations, they learned about the water cycle and the environmental benefits of the world’s wetlands and watersheds.
The student scientists discussed the rock cycle and worked in groups to classify rock, mineral, and fossil samples. They concluded their day by watching the Earth’s processes at work as they toured the highly decorated Inner Space Cavern.
Discover Texas Field Trips are presented by Education in Action, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering educated and involved young people.