Food was great, it was fun to watch the teachers race, the arcade games were fun.
Made the connection with friction and the tires when I spun out.
The presentation taught me that I had to pay attention and change my speed at different points on the track.
It was fun to have an idea of how to drive since i’ve never been behind the wheel of a vehicle before.
LEARN THE FAST WAY.
The Accelerate Indoor Speedway STEM Academy (AISSA) is a field trip based curriculum developed by highly experienced STEM educators. This Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned curriculum will give your 3rd through 12th grade students not only a hands-on driving experience but also an entertaining way to enhance learning. Onsite restaurant with food option available.
HOW IT WORKS.
Starting with a 30 minute, instructor-led educational class, students will participate and learn about the multiple subject areas involved in racing and how they relate to each other. This includes:
- The History of racing and background knowledge
- The Science behind speed, acceleration and friction
- Newton’s Laws of Motion (first, second and third)
- Mathematics (degrees, angles and turns)
- Reading/Language Arts (racing vocabulary, safety and terminology)
Students will get take-home notes, sample problems, and above all, a complete hands-on experience that allows them to apply what they have learned to real life.
STEM Academy is perfect for school field trips as well as for educations trips for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys Clubs, Girls Clubs, YMCA, Junior Achievement, etc.
*AISSA is based on curriculum is developed by highly experienced STEM educators from Chicago Heights School District 170