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 2016/2017 school year!

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*Our field trip coordinator is a part time employee. It may take a few days to respond to your question. Thanks!

Field Trip Activities

Project

Lesson

Common-Core Standards

Grades

Flying/ Floating

Lift/drag & aerodynamics

Gravity & mechanical forces

Prek-K

Wiggler

Circuits & Vibration

Circuits, electricity, friction & machines

1-3

Glow Pet

Circuits & Switches

Circuits, electricity, cause & effect

3-5

Made From Scratch

Circuits, gears & motors

Circuits, electricity, friction & machines

5-8

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 drop the parachutes from the ceiling using a pulley and lever and fly them high in the air using our hand-crafted wind tunnels. 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.

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!

Cost: Flying/Floating

  • Minimum (up to 15 kids)= $330
  • 16-20 kids= $22/child
  • 21-30 kids= $19/child
  • 31-40 kids= $16/child

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

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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!

Cost: Vibrating Robot

  • Minimum (up to 15 kids)= $375
  • 16-20 kids= $25/child
  • 21-30 kids= $21/child
  • 31-40 kids= $18/child

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!

Cost: Glow Pet

  • Minimum (up to 15 kids)= $440
  • 16-20 kids= $28/child
  • 21-30 kids= $24/child
  • 31-40 kids= $20/child

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!

Cost: Made From Scratch

  • Minimum (up to 15 kids)= $465
  • 16-20 kids= $30/child
  • 21-30 kids= $26/child
  • 31-40 kids= $23/child

FAQs

  1. I checked your availability (above) and see a date that will work for me. But the time (10-11:30) doesn’t work. Is there any flexibility in that timing? Yes. We may be able to accommodate slight variances in the times. Fill out the Inquiry Form above and we will get back to you within a few days. Our field trip coordinator works mornings Monday-Thursday.
  2. The date I want is not available. What do I do now? Unfortunately it means that we have something else going on that day and won’t be able to host your trip that day. 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 have a mixed age group of kids. I don’t know which activity would be best for them. If you know which date you want, book that now. If you pick “I don’t know” for the activity for the trip, we will email you and help you figure out the best fit for your group.
  5. 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 wheelchair accessible. Our Upper East Side space has one small step at the emergency exit so most wheelchairs can bump up into the space. However, the UES location does not have a wheelchair accessible bathroom. The Brooklyn space has 4 steps to get into the main door and unfortunately there isn’t a ramp. If the chair could be lifted up the steps, once inside the space (other than the bathroom) is accessible.
  6. 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.
  7. How many kids can your Manhattan spaces accommodate? They can both accommodate up to 30 kids.
  8. How many kids can your Brooklyn space accommodate? It can take up to 40 kids.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Do you offer field trips on the weekends? We don’t. But we do offer parties. You can check out our party information – Brooklyn Party or Tribeca Party or UES Party.
  12. 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 have checks sent to you directly and bring them on the day of your trip.
  13. What happens if I need to cancel my trip? As long as you give us 2 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.