Recently our Middle School students took trips to the Rahmi Koç Museum and the Istanbul University Observatory. The Grade 6 students who visted the Rahmi Koç Museum learned more about the structure and properties of the planets in the Solar System. In other parts of the museum, they investigated the historical development of technology and experienced the working principles of a real olive oil factory. Grade 7 students who visited the Observatory explored the structure of the telescope and made solar observations. In addition, at the Prof. Dr Wolfgang Gleissberg Museum of Astronomy, they learned about the historical development of astronomy.