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Dinosaur fossils were one of the many artifacts on display.

When sophomore Claudia Moore visited The Field Museum recently, she made a deeper connection to what she has learned in the classroom.

“It was amazing to be able to see history throughout time,” Moore said.

Moore, who visited the natural history in Chicago on Wednesday, May 17, with her classmates in her Advanced Placement World History class, especially enjoyed the exhibit called Exploring Planets.

Throughout the natural history museum, the class looked at different historical exhibits that had to do with information they’ve learned about.

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The Field Museum is a large building with detailed architecture.

Mr. Robert Markwardt, AP World History teacher, had students do a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. It was to help students actually examine the artifacts.

Moore didn’t seem to enjoy the scavenger hunt. Although, she saw it to be somewhat beneficial.

“I didn’t really like the scavenger hunt because it felt like it took away the want to just look at the collections and instead made me feel rushed and worried,” Moore said. “I did learn more about the collections because of it, though.”

The students saw many artifacts they’ve learned about throughout the year and some artifacts they didn’t even know existed.

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Egyptian mummies on display impressed students.

Sophomore Richard Herta loved the Chinese exhibit.

“My favorite exhibit would have to be the one about China,” Herta said. “It was extra money but it was totally worth the price.”

Herta was impressed by the ancient artifacts from China.

“There were less people and the quality of the exhibit was much higher,” Herta said. “It was really cool to see stuff from almost a thousand years ago.”

The class saw the trip as educational and a good way to get out of the classroom.

Not only was the museum good for learning new things, it was also seen as a nice, fun, and relaxing trip.

Sophomore Madeline Raysin saw the trip as a stress reliever and a helpful way to tie Markwardt’s lessons together for better comprehension.

“I thought it was really cool because it was a good way to understand everything,” Raysin said. “It was also a way to get rid of some stress from the test.”

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The T. rex named SUE was one of the first exhibits students visited.

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