Universal Orlando Youth Programs has launch of it the “Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series.” A collection of educational programs uses it’s popular attractions for learning experiences focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics or STEAM.
Using a tablet with exclusive software students will experience hands-on learning lessons at top attractions within in Orlando’s two parks. They’ll have the ability to make scientific observations, calculate speeds and vectors, and even build an entire ride motion profile.
Some of the exercises include the Transformers roll out, where students learn about the engineering principles of the 6 Degrees of Freedom and analyze TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D to reconstruct the ride vehicle’s motion sequences, Kongtrol Panel, where using engineering principles, students will determine vectors and estimate distances to maneuver the ride vehicles around Skull Island: Reign of Kong and the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Science, where Students work in small groups to collect data and measure speed at different points along the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster to visually prove the law of conservation of energy.
“Our goal is to transform classroom studies into compelling learning experiences at Universal Orlando that students genuinely enjoy,” said Teresa Crews, Universal Orlando’s educational program developer and a former classroom teacher. “The activities in these programs were designed to expose students to educational materials that will ignite a passion for learning and show them that classroom lessons can be applied to future career paths.”
You can watch a video on STEAM below…