Have you ever walked through the human body, dug for dinosaur bones in Mississippi, built a house on your own, or played Scrabble on a life-size Scrabble board?
These and many other activities were experienced by Mrs. Ginger Andersonís CREATE classes at Gorenflo Elementary on their recent visit to Jackson.
The students' first stop was at the new Mississippi Children's Museum where they got "Wild about Reading," had some "Healthy Fun," went "Exploring Mississippi," got to "Express Yourself," and experienced the "World of Work" in each of the hands-on galleries of the museum.
While in the Mississippi Gallery, student Alaysia Loper said, "I didn't know that ATM machines were made in Long Beach, or that Nissan had a car plant right here in Mississippi!"
During the afternoon at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, students learned about the history and importance of agriculture and forestry in our state.
"It was so cool to see how Mississippi towns looked a long time ago!" student Samantha Sharplin said after stepping back in time to walk through Small Town Mississippi, a replica of Mississippi during the 1800s that was built from actual old buildings throughout the state.
The students viewed artifacts and learned how agriculture and forestry molded the history and heritage of the state.
"I am so grateful that our district allows us to provide such rich learning opportunities for our students," Mrs. Anderson said. "They came away from their trip today with a new appreciation for our history and experiences far beyond what I could have provided for them in the classroom!"
See the photos: To see more than two dozen photos from the visit to Jackson, click here.