Title of submission
Field trip report
Field trip report
FIELD TRIP REPORT
Peet Memorial Training
A Group of people away from there normal environment is called field trip or excursion.Field trip provide us the opportunity to take a break from our normal routine and experience more hands on learning. Field trip site includes zoo, natural centers, community agencies, science museums etc.Not only do field trip provide alternative educational opportunity for us ,they can also benefit the community if they include some type of community service. 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. Field trips help strengthen classroom materials and bring classroom lessons to life. Such trips provide students with the opportunity to visualise, experience and discuss information.
OBJECTIVES OF THE TRIP
To develop a knowledge about rich heritage and history.
To develop self confidence.
To serve as a means to develop positive attitudes,values and specific skills.
To participate in learning experience that are not normally available in the classroom.
Kuthiramalika ,science and technology museum (priyadarshini planetarium ,butterfly park and medicinal garden near the planetarium) are the places we were observed for our educational purpose.
KUTHIRAMALIKA(PUTHEN MALIKA PALACE)
Kuthiramalika,is a palace built by Swathi thirunal rama varma,on the south eastern side of padmanabha swamy temple in thiruvananthapuram.The palace stands as an iconic monument that gives you a curious insight into the glorious history of Kerala. 'Kuthira Malika' literally translates to 'Mansion of horses', and it has been named so because of the 122 horses that adorn the many pillars that support the southern roof of this majestic structure. The main idea behind building this palace was to preserve and promote the many traditional art forms of India, mainly the south.
KERALA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM
Kerala science technology and museum is an autonomous institution established by Government of kerala in 1984, as a center for popularisation of science and scientific temper among the general public, especially among the young generation. The institution is in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city, in Kerala. The Priyadarsini Planetarium is attached to the museum, functioning since 1994.The science and technology museum also contains a butterfly park and a medicinal garden .
EXECUTION OF THE PLAN
The field trip was planned to conduct on 11/09/2019,Friday.the journey was planned to start at 7:00 am in the morning from pandalam.We selected a tourist bus called gladiator for the journey.
We started our journey at 7:30am by the tourist bus accompanied by the trip coordinator. After reaching Pazhavangadi at 9:35 am, we took the entry ticket to kuthiramalika
As we entered the palace, a guide came and described about the palace. It is made of teakwood, rosewood, marble and granite. The roof is made of wood and 42 beams support the carved patterns. The roof is supported by granite pillars. Floral motifs dot the ceiling of the verandah. The main 16 rooms are constructed in 16 different patterns. The floor is made of eggwhite, charcoal and limestone, which make it cold and smooth even in the hot weather.
The palace collections include 14 life size Kathakali mannequins, Belgium and Italian mirrors, crystal chandeliers, paintings, a giant Belgian harpoon, armaments, The musical instruments, traditional furniture, Greek status and other artifacts. There are ivory cradles of various sizes; two royal thrones, one made from 24 elephant tusks and the other of Bohemian crystal and ivory. The palace has a large collection of idols and sculptures made from white marble. On the first floor, there are rooms that once served as the audience chamber, the library, for meditation and musical compositions. This place offers a direct view of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple Gopuram. There is also a secret path towards the temple. After stepping out of the palace, outside we saw a building called Thekkini. The courtyard of the palace is the venue for Swathi Sangeethotsavam; an yearly music festival commemorating Swathi Thirunal. It is conducted from 6 to 12 January every year. The palace has been visualized in many Malayalam films and serials. Puthenmalika is a perfect example of the traditional Kerala style of architecture.
After that we went to Priyadarshini Planetarium and reached there at 11:45 am. We bought the entry pass for the noon show. Before the show, we saw some models of the planets, solar system, artificial satellites etc. This is one of the most versatile planetarium in the century. The main GM-11 star field projecter here can project almost all the constituents of the visible universe. It can also simulate the star –studded night sky over any location on the earth, on any day up to 12 ,500 years back or 12500 years in to the future.
The museum has 10 galleries exhibiting more than 300 items. Each gallery contain items related a particular discipline of science and engineering. There are galleries for electrical ,electronics ,mechanical, automobile and bio medical engineering. There is a special gallery for popular science and also for solar energy. Mathematics,computer science and space science are the other disciplines having galleries for their own.
In addition to the planetarium , the museum offers facilities for night sky observation with a fully automatic 11 inch telescope. The museum operates two mobile science exhibition units on astronomy unit named Astrovan. The 3D show was a visual treat for us. The show ended at 12:45 pm.
After having lunch,we visited butterfly park. In the butterfly parks, there is different species of butterflies are exhibited there in flash boards.Butterflies are the symbol of a balanced and healthy nature.The life cycle of butterfly is an example of complete metamorphosis, as the beautiful adult butterfly In emerges only after passing through the egg, larva and pupa stages.There body parts are very delicate and life span is very small. Hence even the slightest imbalances in nature will affect them. In this park we were observe these wonderful creatures and tried to understand the glory of nature , its tenderness, its balance and of course its imbalances. We were collected many pictures of different species of butterflies from there.
Then we visited the medicinal garden which is also located in the science and technology museum compound.We saw different medicinal plants there. Rare species of herbal plants exhibited there. Plants have the ability to synthesis a wide variety of chemical compounds that are used to perform important biological functions and to define against attach from predaters such as insects, fungi, and herbivorous animal . So medicinal plants are important in our life. We care them, we were collected some pictures of medicinal gardens and observe different varities of medicinal plants and discuss the importance and medicinal uses.Then we travelled back at 5:30 from Thiruvananthapuram and reached home at 8:00 pm.
BENEFITS DERIVED FROM THE TRIP
The trip was a very pleasuring experience , as it promoted he development of qualities like sharing adjustment, attitudinal changes, co-operation etc.
The trip also help to develop the aesthetic sense and appreciation of the innate powers.
The trip gives enjoyment and pleasure to all.
It give outdoor experience.
Field trip widened the the scope of information in the geographical ,historical, technological areas.
It give experiential learning.
PROBLEM FACED DURING THE TRIP
o The main ploblem faced during the trip is that it was heavily raining.So that we could not start the trip at decided time.
o Another problem faced is the time limitation.
Should want start the tour at decided time.
In planetarium,a proper guide should want to accompanied with us.
Give proper maintains for medicinal garden and butterfly park.
Field trip are to produce civilized young men and women who appreciate culture,arts and nature. Field trips provide alternative educational opportunities for children and can benefit the community if they include some type of community service. Field trips also provide students the opportunity to take a break from their normal routine and experience more hands on learning. Today's students are visual learners and a field trip lets them touch, feel, and listen to what they're learning about, build on classroom instruction, gain a better understanding of topics, build cultural understanding and tolerance, and expose them to worlds outside their own. Such trips allow students to be involved in a new atmosphere along with broadening the students' understanding ability. These field trips incite the evolution of moral, personal, social and study skills.