Science, Surprises, and more at the Philadelphia Science Festival School trips
For students and teachers looking for an engaging and educational fun on their student tour of Philadelphia this spring, look no further than the annual Philadelphia Science Festival! This fun festival will spark revolutionary reactions amongst students as they engage with science, engineering, technology, and mathematics in the City of Brotherly Love.
The Philadelphia Science Festival will begins on April 25th with Astronomy Night 2014. This event will occur at 26 locations around Philadelphia and provides students with telescopes and star maps to discover the night sky using astronomy! The Festival has organized multi-location events for every day, so your class can celebrate whenever you are in Philadelphia during its run of April 25th to May 3rd, and will conclude with a fun Science Carnival on May 3rd.
For students touring West Philadelphia on April 26th, a Discovery Day will be taking place in Clark Park, where students can explore the park using hands-on activities that will reveal how science surrounds us. Local scientists and STEM students will be on site to showcase some of the park’s scientific discoveries.
On Explorer Sunday (April 27th), student tour groups are welcome to visit Temple University’s School of Pharmacy to learn about how medicine is made! This high school level event will have students donning goggles and lab coats as they combine substances and create chemical reactions to produce zinc-oxide ointment. Later that day at Paine’s Park, students can learn the Science of Skateboarding as they discover the connections between mathematics and skateboarding and see interactive demonstrations of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force.
A special field trip event, From STEM to Stern, will be taking place on April 28th at Independence Seaport Museum. Here students will climb aboard Olympia, the oldest steel warship afloat in the world, to learn about the science of weaponry and the ecology of the surrounding river shore.
On April 29th, Science Day at the Ballpark will be held at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. While watching the game students can participate in the Buoyancy Baseball Challenge, where they’ll test how many baseballs their boat can hold before it sinks.
At the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University, an institutions as well as a museum, on May 1st, students will participate in Discovery Lessons of the natural sciences. These lessons meet Philadelphia State Educational Standards and are aimed to cover a variety of topics in each grade level. Amongst the subjects that students will learn about while touring the museum are animal habitats, meteorology, geology, and much more.
Are your students excited to get a hands on some lab equipment and start creating chemical reactions themselves? The Philadelphia Science Festival provides learning experiences for students of every age level, so if your class field trip will be rolling through Philadelphia this spring, this Festival is definitely worthy of a class visit. For more information on the Philadelphia Science Festival or any other Philadelphia attraction that is a great fit your class, contact 360 School Trips today!
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