Field Trips

Visit us at 119 N. Salisbury Street in Downtown Mocksville for morning filled with hands-on exploration that aligns with NC Standard Course of Study. Field trips take place from 9:00am-12:00pm and include 45 minutes at the end for students to eat lunch.

Cost per student: $8                 Limit of three classes per day.

PRE-K

5 Sensational Senses

Students will use their 5 senses to experience the world in a whole new way! From comparing different tastes to describing the feel of unknown objects students will have a great time expanding their understanding of the world around them and learning how their senses can keep them safe.

NC Curriculum Alignment: P-SCI1, P-SCI2, P-SCI3
 

The Science of Colors

Join us on a colorful adventure as we explore our favorite colors and what happens when they mix! Students will recognize different shades and hues and use them to create masterpieces that they can take home to remind them of their fabulous field trip.

NC Curriculum Alignment: P-SCI 2, P-SCI 5, P-SCI 6

KINDERGARTEN

May the Force Be With You

Students will use imagination, teamwork, and engineering to explore what a force is and how we can change the speed and direction of objects that are in motion. We will even explore how to make objects move without touching them!.

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.K.P.1, NCES.K.P.1.1, NCES.K.P.1.2,  NCES.N.P.1, NCES.N.P.1.1, NCES.N.P.1.2, NCES.N.P.1.3

Engage in Engineering

Students will discover their inner engineer as they explore the physical properties of different materials in our Makerspace! They will then use the engineering process to solve problems using teamwork, creativity, and innovation. 

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.K.P.2, NCES.K.P.2.1, NCES.K.P.2.2

1ST GRADE

May The Force Be With You

Students will use imagination, teamwork, and engineering to explore what a force is and how we can change the speed and direction of objects that are in motion. We will even explore how to make objects move without touching them! 

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.K.P.1, NCES.K.P.1.1, NCES.K.P.1.2,  NCES.N.P.1, NCES.N.P.1.1, NCES.N.P.1.2, NCES.N.P.1.3

It’s a Plant Party!

Bring your plant unit to Cognition for some hands-on learning! We’ll talk about the plant life cycle and what plants need to grow. Students will experiment with different types of soil and use the best to make their own seed bombs to take home!

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.1.E.2.1, NCES.1.E.2.2, NCES.1.L.1.1, NCES.1.L.1.2, NCES.1.L.1.3, NCES1.L.2.1

2ND GRADE

Whats the Matter?

Explore solids, liquids, and gasses with us at Cognition! We’ll discuss the properties of each state of matter and explore them using our senses. Then we’ll mix it up with some phase changing experiments! You do not want to miss out on this cool field trip.

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.2.P.2.1, NCES.2.P.2.2, NCES.2.P.2.3

Wild Weather

Students will become meteorologists for the day during this field trip! They will learn about the different tools used to study the weather and learn how to make some of their own. They will also practice predicting the weather based on their findings!

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.2.E.1, NCES.2.E.1.1, NCES.2.E.1.2, NCES.2.E.1.3, NCES.2.E.1.4, NCES.5.E.1, NCES.5.E.1.1, NCES.5.E.1.2, NCES.5.E.1.3

3RD GRADE

Bad to the Bone

Learn about the human body and what we can do to keep it healthy and strong. Students will participate in hands-on activities to learn how our muscular and skeletal systems work together and what we need to do to keep our bodies happy while we grow.

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.3.L.1, NCES.3.L.1.1, NCES.3.L.1.2, NCES.4.L.2, NCES.4.L.2.1, NCES.4.L.2.2

Fun with Force & Motion

Ready, set, go to Cognition to engage in engineering challenges that will get your student’s minds racing! We’ll design and test balloon cars to explore direction and speed, then challenge gravity with an egg drop experiment. Last one there’s a rotten egg!

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.3.1.1, NCES.3.1.2, NCES.3.1.3

4TH GRADE

Fantastic Fossils

Students become archeologists as we learn about how fossils are formed and excavated! We’ll also explore slow and rapid processes that change the surface of the Earth over time. We can’t wait to dig into this fun topic with you!

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.4.E.2.1, NCES.4.E.2.2, NCES.4.E.2.3

Save Your Energy for this Trip!

Energy takes many forms. On this field trip, students will explore the basic units of energy
(light, sound, heat, electrical, and magnetic) and discover how each has the ability to cause motion or create change. 

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.4.P.3, NCES.4.P.3.1, NCES.4.P.3.2, NCES.4.P.1, NCES.4.P.1.1, NCES.4.P.1.2

5TH GRADE

Wild Weather

Students will become meteorologists for the day during this field trip! They will learn about the different tools used to study the weather and learn how to make some of their own. They will also practice predicting the weather based on their findings!

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.2.E.1, NCES.2.E.1.1, NCES.2.E.1.2, NCES.2.E.1.3, NCES.2.E.1.4, NCES.5.E.1, NCES.5.E.1.1, NCES.5.E.1.2, NCES.5.E.1.3

Body Systems Science

Paging 5th grade doctors to Cognition! Join us as we explore 3 major body systems: cardiovascular, digestive, and respiratory! We’ll talk about why each of these systems is important and then complete hands-on activities and experiments to help understand them even better. They might even get to bring one home!

NC Curriculum Alignment: NCES.5.L.1.1, NCES.5.L.1.2

Thank you to our partners at PVC Fittings Online for their support with materials for our field trips!