Excursions come in all forms and sizes. From half-day drives to the local park to trips out of the city, excursions present a way for teachers to approach knowledge in a completely new way and for kids to have fun while learning. Excursions give children a chance to experience hands-on learning while also being introduced to new environments. Experts believe there are different methods of learning, including visual, auditory and tactile. Students who learn better through tactile (known as kinesthetic) learning will greatly benefit from excursions, where the senses come into play a lot more than they would ever do in a classroom. Depending on the type of excursion, teachers can take advantage of this by allowing kids to not only observe but also to actively participate in the events going on around them. Excursions put everybody at the same level, as the learning is experienced, rather than taught. Excursions can also be a great way to provide interaction among subjects. For example, an excursion to a local nature centre could be used to explore the flora and fauna, practise concepts learned in physics and mathematics, used to jump-start writing topics or made into a history and geography lesson.