Field Trips

Are you interested in bringing your students to Brooklyn Robot Foundry for a field trip? We would be delighted to show your kids the wonders of building robots. We have a number of field trip options based upon the grade and ability level of your group. See the table below for details.

Spots are now posted for 2017/2018 school year!

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[!] A note regarding purchase orders and other payment methods: Please note that we cannot accept checks by mail. For purchase orders, please have the payment sent to your school so it also can be brought by your teacher on the day of the field trip.

Field trip balances can also be paid online through your confirmation email!

Field Trip Activities

Project

Lesson

Common-Core Standards

Grades

Pricing

Flying/ Floating

Lift/drag & aerodynamics

Gravity & mechanical forces

Prek-K*

Up to 15 = $330/class

16-20  $22/child

21-30 $19/child

31-40 $16/child


Wiggler

Circuits & Vibration

Circuits, electricity, friction & machines

1-3

Up to 15 = $375/class

16-20  $25/child

21-30 $21/child

31-40 $18/child


Glow Pet

Circuits & Switches

Circuits, electricity, cause & effect

3-5

Up to 15 = $440/class

16-20  $28/child

21-30 $24/child

31-40 $20/child


Made From Scratch

Circuits, gears & motors

Circuits, electricity, friction & machines

5-8

Up to 15 = $465/class

16-20  $30/child

21-30 $26/child

31-40 $23/child

Field Trip Details


Flying/Floating

parachute

This session is designed to teach students about simple circuits and the basic aerodynamic concepts of lift and drag. Teachers will model these concepts, then students will create parachutes to try out what they’ve learned! We will also do a fun experiment with a simple circuit and an LED and teachers will take home the light-up wands that make their circuits work. Kids follow along with our super fun (and educational) read aloud throughout the lesson.

*Children must be at least 4 years old to attend field trips.

Sample ScheduleGood Kids and Wintunell 2

10:00~ Students arrive
10:00-10:15~ Read Aloud
10:15-10:30~ Lesson on simple circuits and LED’s
10:30-10:50~ Students build their own circuit & use the “wand” to light it up
10:50-11:30~ Students design, build, and experiment with their parachutes!

Take-away:

Each student will leave with:

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  • Their parachutes & passengers
  • A deeper understanding of the principles behind circuits, axles, LED’s, lift and drag
  • A basic grasp of core curriculum standards regarding cause & effect, aerodynamics and gravity
  • Inspiration for future building!

*See chart above for pricing*


Vibrating Robot

vibrating

This session is designed to introduce students to the basic engineering concepts of circuitry and vibration. We will start the session with a lesson on circuits and a demonstration on vibration. Then, the students will get to work building, designing, and experimenting with vibrating robots of their own!

Sample Schedule

Vibrating Robot w:girl

10:00~ Students arrive

10:00-10:20~ Lessons on circuits & vibration
10:20-11:30~ Students build, design, and experiment with their vibrating robots!
11:30~ Students return to school, robots in hand and close to their heart

Take-away:

Each student will leave with:

  • Their vibrating robotvibrating
  • A deeper understanding of how circuits and vibration work
  • An understanding of and hands-on practice with core curriculum standards regarding circuits, electricity, friction and machines.
  • Inspiration for future building!

*See chart above for pricing*


Glow Pet

This in-depth session is designed to teach students about switches and circuits. Students will each build their own parallel LED circuit with two tilt switches and then have the opportunity to make their creation all their own! We will start the session with a quick lesson and then the students will get to work building, designing, and experimenting with their own electronic glow pets!

Sample Schedule

10:00~ Students arrive
10:00-10:20~ Lessons on creating circuits and switches
10:20-11:30~ Students build, design, and experiment with their glow pets!
11:30~ Students return to school, creation in hand

Take-away:Glow Pet

Each student will leave with:

  • Their glow pet
  • A deeper understanding of how circuits and switches work
  • An understanding of and hands-on practice with core curriculum standards regarding circuits and electricity.
  • Inspiration for future building!

*See chart above for pricing*


Made from Scratch

fromscratchThis session is designed to introduce students to the basic engineering concepts of circuitry and vibration. We will start the session with a lesson on circuits and a demonstration on vibration. Then the students will get to work building, designing, and experimenting with their own vibrating robots!

Sample Schedule

10:00~ Students arrive
10:00-10:20~ Lessons on circuits and vibration
10:20-11:30~ Students build, design, and experiment with their vibrating robots!
11:30~  Students return to school, robots in hand and close to their heart

Take-away:

Each student will leave with:madefromscratch

  • Their vibrating robot
  • A deeper understanding of how circuits and vibration work
  • An understanding of and hands-on practice with core curriculum standards regarding circuits, electricity, friction and machines.
  • Inspiration for future building!

*See chart above for pricing*


FAQs

  1. I want to book a date but the time (10-11:30) doesn’t work. Is there any flexibility in that? Yes. We can start a trip up to 30 minutes late but we have programs running in the afternoon. Please email us and we can arrange something with you.
  2. The date I want is not available. What do I do now? Unfortunately it means that we have something else booked that day and will not be able to host your trip. Sorry!
  3. What will the kids get to take home with them at the end of the trip? They will each build, design and then leave with their very own robot creation!
  4. I want to bring multiple classes. How do I book that? When you click the book now button above, just choose the dates that you want and you will be able to fill in the class information for each date.
  5. How many kids can your Manhattan spaces accommodate? They can both accommodate up to 30 kids.
  6. How many kids can your Brooklyn spaces accommodate?  We can accommodate up to 30 kids at our South Slope location and 40 kids at our Atlantic Location.
  7. How many adult chaperons and teachers can attend? You can have up to 5 adults with your group unless you have an ICT or Special Education classroom and have a higher staff to kid ratio. We would expect and welcome any paras or one-to-ones to attend to help the students as required.
  8. Do you accommodate children with special needs? Yes. We are very good with all different types of learners. We often work with children on the spectrum as well as various other special needs. Our Tribeca space is fully wheelchair accessible and South Slope is accessible excluding the bathroom. Our Upper East Side and Atlantic spaces have a small step so most wheelchairs can bump up into the space.
  9. Can we eat lunch at your location? Sorry, there isn’t enough time between the field trips and the next events we host each day. But we can recommend local pizza joints that can accommodate a classroom of kids.
  10. Do you offer field trips on the weekends? We don’t. But we do offer parties. You can check out our party information: Atlantic // South Slope // Tribeca // UES 
  11. Your field trips are a bit out of our price range. Do you have any suggestions?  Yes, many schools receive STEM field trip grants through Donor’s Choose. Remember to indicate that there is a deposit required ($50) when filling out your application. Please also specify that we can NOT receive checks in the mail. Donors Chose should either deliver the funds to us Direct Deposit or you will need to bring the check with you on the day of your trip.
  12. What happens if I need to cancel my trip? As long as you give us 3 weeks notice, we will work with you to find another time. As the semester progresses though the time slots will fill up and it may mean that we have to reschedule the trip for the next semester/next school year. If you think it is likely that you will have to move your trip, we recommend that you wait to schedule it until you are more confident on the date.

Still have a question for us? 

Please check out our FAQs above. If you have any questions not covered there please let us know!

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