Last week we took a field trip--a virtual field trip to a car factory and a chocolate factory! We used virtual reality (VR) headsets to learn about assembly lines and the production of goods! It was awesome! Mrs. Nocks, our librarian, has a lot of experience leading virtual reality tours, so she helped us with our tour too. We saw how cars are made from rolls of steel to the finished product. We even got to go inside a car while it was on the assembly line. It was neat to see all the robots hard at work, especially after reading The Wild Robot for our last read aloud and loving the main character, Roz! We had to turn our heads slowly and stay seated during the tour so that we wouldn't get hurt or sick to our stomachs. It really felt like we were in the factories!
This field trip was fun because it helped us understand how assembly lines run and make work easier and quicker--more efficient. It is also helpful because we just opened Holliday Factory in our classroom to begin production on our own goods to sell at our Cowboy Market next week! We are using assembly lines and teamwork to create our products. We are making goods or providing services to sell to Mrs. Stewart's class, and they are doing the same for us. We are excited to be producers and consumers!
Mrs. Holliday's Class
1. What good or service is your group providing at our Cowboy Market next week?
2. What is each team member's job to help create goods? Are you working as an assembly line, where each person is responsible for one part of production?
3. What would be a good price to sell your goods or services? How did you decide what the price should be?
4. What was your favorite part of our VR field trip? If you could take a VR field trip anywhere, what would you like to explore?