Your students discover facts and concepts by investigating, exploring, and observing objects in the outdoors that cannot be brought inside the classroom. We offer hands on demonstrations, tours, and educational mini-lectures. 1 School teacher per 10 students always get in free with field trips!

The ranch is full of TEKS aligned activities that your students will love. Click the subjects on the left for classroom material before, during, or after your visit

Social Studies
  1. When you first enter the OIL RANCH, you see an object that was sent by the French people to the United States government praising us for our beliefs in freedom and tolerance towards all people. What is this object?
  2. Go to the Stockyard Maze to answer the question below: There are six flags displayed at the maze and the sign in front shows these 6 flags that flew over Texas. Identify these 6 flags:
  3. How many different types of transportation can you find on the ranch? What are they and how are they used?
Language Arts
  1. Write a story telling about your favorite thing that you did at the OIL RANCH. Watch your spelling.
  2. Work on this part during or after the Ranch demonstrations on horses, beef cattle and dairy cattle:
    1. Write a persuasive paragraph convincing me which demonstration (horses, beef cattle, or dairy cattle) was the most interesting. Begin by explaining what you are trying to convince me of and include at least two good reasons for your choice. Please use proper grammar.
Creative Arts
  1. Draw a picture of your favorite site at the OIL RANCH.
  2. Try to share some of the history in ranching through pictures.
Math

Go to the Indian Village to answer the questions below:

  1. How many eyes are found in the totem pole?
  2. How many Indians could swing on the sky-swing?
  3. Write the fraction of Indians that could swing to eyes found in the totem pole (Hint: Think of ratios).
  4. What geometrical shape is the entrance to the teepee?
  5. What is the total number of degrees of the angles in the above shape?
  6. What geometrical shape is the bed of the hayride?
  7. What geometrical shape is the wheel of the train?
  8. Can you guess the circumference of the wheel?
Science
  1. Write a story telling about your favorite thing that you did at the OIL RANCH. Watch your spelling.
  2. Work on this part during or after the Ranch demonstrations on horses, beef cattle and dairy cattle:
  3. Write a persuasive paragraph convincing me which demonstration (horses, beef cattle, or dairy cattle) was the most interesting. Begin by explaining what you are trying to convince me of and include at least two good reasons for your choice. Please use proper grammar.
Health
  1. How many food groups can you identify at the OIL RANCH and what are they?
History
  1. Visit the Indian Village. Identify the types of housing that were used by the American Indians?
Agriculture
  1. How many different animals can you identify at the Oil Ranch?
  2. How many uses can you think of for each of these animals? Example: Goat – Food, Milk, Hair for Cloth, Hide for Leather