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The Omni

  • Lady Bird Johnson middle school was designed to be one of the largest Net Zero public school building in the United States.  The building was also designed to provide a unique field trip experience for IISD students.  Instructional kiosks in the main hallway were designed and created to give students hands-on instruction regarding:

    • Geothermal Energy
    • Wind Energy
    • Solar Energy
    • Water Conservation

    The Omni Room is a multi-use lab were the students build working models of green energy producing technology.  The Omni Room is also the staging area for the field trips when students arrive.  Instruction for the field trips begins and ends in the Omni Room.

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Field Trips to the Omni

  • Field trips to the Omni are scheduled from 9 - 11:30 AM.

    Students will be transported from their campus to Johnson Middle School by bus. 

    Pre‐visit 

    Campuses will be sent a link to the Science Discovery Education Web Page.

    During visit 

    • Teachers will facilitate the learning taking place.

    • Students will use the Omniroom Lab and the Instructional Kiosks in the main hallway to learn about alternative energy resources. 

    • Students will use exciting, challenging equipment (Snap Circuits™, iPads, Instructional Kiosks) to find solutions to questions found in their student field guides. 

    • Learners will share and discuss their discoveries and remaining questions.  

    Post Visit

    • Students will keep their Field Guides and incorporate them into their science notebooks.  

    • Learners can use the “Wonderings” section of each activity to conduct independent and group research activities back at campus or at home. 

    • Conservation strategies learned and discussed during the field trip can be applied by students at school, home or in their community. 

    Desired learning Outcomes

    • Provide students the opportunities needed to understand the significance of alternative energy, conservation and connections to home, school and community. 

    • Enable students to better utilize tools, equipment and critical thinking to answer complex questions in real world situations. 

    • Encourage students to pursue education and career paths that will positively impact the decisions and choices they make.