Sixth grade class makes annual trip to New York
11, 2012) Students in Voorheesville Middle School's 6th grade embarked
on the annual class field trip to New York City on Friday, May 4.
The first stop was at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J.
The LSC is a special science museum designed solely for the curious
minds of young middle school students. During their time at the LSC,
students participated in many hands-on activities, including walking on
a high-rise I-beam, carving words in Sanskrit and Egyptian hieroglyphs,
simulating the harnessing of tidal energy, and running experiments to
see how viruses are transmitted. For lunch, they enjoyed the delicious
food at the LSC cafeteria.
The second stop was at the Discovery Times Square Exhibition Center in
the heart of Manhattan. This year, the main exhibit focused on the life
and death of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. On display were
dozens of the terracotta warrior sculptures that were buried inside of
his 500-acre tomb complex. The emperor was buried with thousands of
giant warrior statues, chariots and weapons, which were all designed to
protect him against evil spirits in the afterlife.
This was a very special opportunity for the students and they were
thrilled to see these artifacts.
The 6th grade team would like to extend a thank you to all of the
generous parents who helped make the field trip a success.