Educational Field Trips

STEM 2nd Grade Trips

stem 4th grade

STEM 2nd & 4th grade

  • Pricing and other important information
  • $8 per student
  • Skating incl.
  • This can be a NON-SKATING event
  • Bring a Bagged Lunch
  • Available 10am-1pm
  • Teachers participate FREE
  • Parent Chaperones $8
  • Café/Arcade/Stuff Shop will be open for purchases

STEM Field Trip 2nd Grade
Push and Pull
Standard S2P3a,b
Students will demonstrate how pushes/pulls affect the motion of an object.
Students will demonstrate the effects of changes of speed on an object.

Students will understand these Proper Concepts:

  • A force is a push or pull that makes something move
  • A moving object will travel in a straight line if it is not touched
  • A push/pull can change the direction of an object or cause the object to stop moving
Students will participate in these Hands on Experiments:

  • Build a track and race cars from different heights across different surfaces, noting their results comparing them to their original
  • Students will brainstorm and investigate how to change the speed or direction of the car, and apply the hypothesis to their experiment
  • Students will be able to identify the parts that make skates move, turn, go faster and slow down
  • Students will complete a chart and make a graph showing their findings
Students will meet or exceed these Supporting Standards:S2CS2: Students will have the skills necessary to analyze data and follow scientific explanations

S2CS3: Students will use tools and instruments for observing measuring and manipulating objects in scientific activities

S2CS4: Students will use idea of system, model, change and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters

STEM Field Trip 4th Grade
Focus Standards: S4P3
Students will demonstrate the relationship between the application of a force and the resulting change in position and motion on an object.

A. Identify Simple machines
B. Using Different size objects, observe how force affects speed and motion
C. Explain what happens to the speed or direction of an object when a greater force that the initial one is applied
D. Demonstrate the effort of a gravitational force on the motion of an object

Students will understand these Proper Concepts:

  • Simple machines make work easier for us changing the amount of force (pushing or pulling) needed to do certain kinds of work.
  • Things on or near the earth are pulled towards it by the earth’s gravity.
  • An object at rest will remain at rest unless a force acts on it and an object in motion will remain in motion unless a force acts on it
  • It take more force to move a bigger object and more force to stop a bigger object
Students will participate in these Hands on Activities:

  • Students will seek out and identify simple machines used in our facility daily
  • Students will make a Simple Machine (whirleygig) and investigate how to change the speed in time trials
  • using household items, students will build catapults and investigate the amount of force needed to move different items.
  • Students will complete a chart and make a graph showing their findings
Students will meet or exceed these Supporting Standards:

S5CS2. Students will have the computation and estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and following scientific explanations

S5CS3. Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in scientific activities.

S5CS4. Students will use ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.

S5CS5. Students will communicate Scientific ideas and activities clearly.