As teachers, we're always looking for ways to engage our students and make learning more interactive and exciting. One effective method for achieving this is through hands-on learning experiences. By incorporating activities that allow students to explore and create, we can help them develop a deeper understanding of the material and a love for learning.
At The STEAM Generation, we offer in-house field trips that provide students with hands-on experiences in a variety of STEAM topics, including aerospace engineering, software engineering, robotics, and more. Here's how you can incorporate this type of learning into your classroom curriculum:
Plan ahead and align with curriculum
Before booking an in-house field trip, take some time to plan ahead and consider how it aligns with your curriculum. Choose a topic that complements the material you're teaching in class and prepare your students by introducing key concepts and vocabulary ahead of time.
Testimonial from a satisfied teacher
"I recently took my 3rd-grade class to The STEAM Generation for an in-house field trip on civil engineering. The experience was fantastic! The instructors were knowledgeable and engaging, and my students were able to apply what they learned in class to real-world scenarios. The hands-on activities really helped them understand the material in a way that wouldn't have been possible in the classroom alone. I highly recommend this experience to any teacher looking to enhance their students' learning." - Ms. Johnson, 3rd-grade teacher
Follow up with classroom activities
After the in-house field trip, follow up with classroom activities that reinforce the concepts learned during the hands-on experience. For example, have students create a project that applies what they learned, or have them research related topics and present their findings to the class.
Encourage critical thinking and problem-solving
During the in-house field trip, encourage your students to think critically and solve problems on their own. This can help develop important skills that will serve them well in any subject they study.
Contact The STEAM Generation for more information
If you're interested in booking an in-house field trip with The STEAM Generation, visit our website at fieldtrips.steamgeneration.org for more information. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to providing your students with a fun and engaging STEAM education experience that will enhance their learning and inspire them to pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
By incorporating hands-on learning experiences into your classroom curriculum, you can help your students develop a deeper understanding of the material and a passion for learning. Contact The STEAM Generation today to learn more about how we can help you achieve these goals through our in-house field trips.
(December 7, 2022) ATLANTA, GA - The STEAM Generation (TSG) partnered with Amdocs to provide a special workshop for elementary students to boost knowledge and self-confidence when it comes to the engineering field.
Amdocs Quality Engineering Services, a global software and services provider to communications and media companies across the world, provided a generous $10,000 sponsorship for The STEAM Generation. The funds provided to TSG will have long-term effects as the organization continues to work for underserved communities of metro Atlanta. TSG plans to use the funds to provide more STEAM hands-on project-based learning workshops that happen in the school or through after-school programs.
The Rockets Day Aerospace workshop was hosted on November 29, 2022, in celebration of Giving Week. 45 students ranging from 3rd to 5th grade at Bryant Elementary School in Mableton, GA were able to participate in the free after-school program. A dozen employees from Amdocs also volunteered to assist the students with their projects, teaching them about the engineering design process. Students designed, built, and then launched their own rockets.
“Engineering, while daunting, isn’t as difficult for students when they break the process down,” says TSG Founder, President, and CEO Maureen Myrie. “That’s exactly what The STEAM Generation and workshops like this are for. We want to empower students and let them know that if they want to succeed, they just need to set their minds to it.”
About The STEAM Generation
The STEAM Generation ® is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance education by providing innovative, out-of-school time STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art integration, and math) programs and outreach to students. All of this is possible with The STEAM Generation®! We offer classes, camps, competitions, workshops, and more.
Amdocs is a multinational corporation that was founded in Israel and currently headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, with support and development centers located worldwide. The company specializes in software and services for communications, media and financial services providers and digital enterprises.