Capitol Rocks Outline



*Land Engineer - Coordinating Teacher

*Meet at School - Project Manager

This person dismisses groups to the bus once all students have arrived, put on their t-shirt and nametag, and have their drink bag with three drinks.

*Load Bus - Professor (Morning)

This person runs the bus in the morning; reads rules and starts the activities. Also dismisses the bus when arrive at destination.

..........Bus Activity 1: DVD -Speleologist (Cave Scientist)

Makes sure to put the "Texas the Big Picture" DVD in BEFORE bus departs. Press play on the DVD player and then ask the students questions - for Texas Tokens.

..........Bus Activity 2: Texas Symbols Puzzle - Environmental Scientist

This person will need a helper to walk the puzzle up and down the aisle. Ask questions while students put stickers on puzzle to make a picture of the Texas Symbols.

..........Bus Activity 3: Capitol BINGO! - Geoscientist

Play BINGO by using provided questions in the role cards. Each student gets a BINGO card and pencil (in lead backpack).

*Arrive at the Capitol!

Group picture to be taken after the tour.

*LUNCH! - Lab Scientist

This person (one for each bus) leaves the tour early to go to the bus and meet the sandwich delivery person. Put sandwiches on seats - blue bag has sandwich choice on it. You may want to take a helper with you.

..........BEFORE leaving switch DVDs to Inner Space Cavern

Students may watch the video on the way to Inner Space Cavern for a preview of their visit.

*Arrive at Inner Space Cavern!

Look at your schedule to see where you are headed off to first!

*DINNER! - Lab Scientist

Leave early to go back to bus and meet pizza delivery person. Put one slice of pizza and napkin on each seat. You may want to take a helper with you.

*Load Bus for Home - Professor (Evening)

You are now in charge of the bus!

..........Bus Activity 4: Jeopardy! - Land Surveyor

This is the last time students may earn Texas Tokens. Play Jeopardy with the Jeopardy Boards and questions provided. You will need two helpers to work the boards.

..........Prizes and Souvenirs - Professor (Evening)

You are Santa! Time for the Prize Drawings and handing out the Arlies and bracelets to everyone! Clean up and start the movie!

*Arrive home - EVERYONE! - Spelunkers

BEFORE LEAVING - Make sure to turn in your backpacks, lanyards and role cards - they cost the school money if not returned! (Keep the plushy, puzzle, and wetland model.)