Field Trips

Field Trips

60

Weeks

Challenge Level: None
Students per mentor
Mentors:

Educational Field Trips

STEAMLabs Educational Field Trips are for educators who are trying to shift their classroom practice to embrace hands-on, project-based learning, and are trying to measure “twenty-first century competencies” like creativity, communication and problem-solving, STEAMLabs runs curriculum-aligned field trips. Trained facilitators will take students through group-based, hands-on activities aligned to the curriculum where they use their hands to make things.

 

Location

The Maker Bean Cafe (1052 Bloor St W)

 

Dates + Times

Field Trips last three hours and are available on Thursdays from 10am – 1pm. 

 

Group Sizes
10 guests min.
20 guests max.

Guests refers to the children participating in the activity. Teachers, guardians and chaperones may join in at no additional cost, though seating may be limited!

 

Cost

$30/student. All pricing includes two instructor/mentors during activity time, some laptop equipment, and required materials for participants to bring their creations home!

Field Trip Themes

Students will design and build personalized flopping creatures using our digital fabrication and robotic tools. Students will explore concepts of forces causing and acting on structures in relation to movement while using electronics such as a controller and servo motors.

 

Grade & Curriculum Connection:

  • Movement – Grade 2
  • Interactions in the Environment (through discussion and awareness) – Grade 7
  • Biodiversity – Grade 6
  • Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms – Grade 5

Students will design and build personalized light kaleidoscope using our digital fabrication and robotic tools.Students will explore the use of light and colours and how the react in reflective environments while using electronics such as leds, and various materials.

 

Grade & Curriculum Connection:

  • Light and Sound – Grade 4
  • Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures – Grade 1

Using cardboard and wood, students will create an animated scene with the help of some basic gear mechanisms. Students will use motors, servos, controllers, and self designed gears to explore topics of robotics – motors, gears, movement, and designing for movement.

 

Grade & Curriculum Connection:

  • Movement – Grade 2
  • Pulleys and Gears – Grade 4
  • Forces Causing Movement – Grade 3

Students will explore the concepts of light, sound, and electrical devices through the creation of an electronic air guitar. Students will explore these themes with the use of circuits, and digital fabrication.

 

Grade & Curriculum Connection:

  • Light and Sound – Grade 4
  • Electricity and Electrical Devices – Grade 6

Students will explore the properties of liquids and solids in relation to light and how fluid effect light travel. Students will explore these topics with the use of leds, controllers, and students will also learn digital fabrication skills and 3D print figures that will go into snowglobes.

 

Grade & Curriculum Connection:

  • Properties of Liquids and Solids – Grade 2
  • Fluids – Grade 8
  • Light and Sounds – Grade 4
  • Electricity and Electrical Devices – Grade 6

Students will explore topics such as creating a strong and stable structures, form and function, electricity and electrical devices all in relation to movement. Students will explore these topics using laser cut structures, leds, controllers, and servo motors.

 

Grade & Curriculum Connection:

  • Strong and Stable Structures – Grade 3
  • Movement – Grade 2
  • Light and Sound – Grade 4
  • Electricity and Electrical Devices – Grade 6
  • Form and Function – Grade 7

Students will explore materials, objects, structures, systems in action through the creation of a cardboard servo bot. Students are able to add cardboard components together that can be controlled or built off a servo.

 

Grade & Curriculum Connection:

  • Systems in Action – Grade 8
  • Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures – Grade 1

Booking Deposit

Once we have confirmed our space and instructors are available for your request, an online booking deposit of $300 + HST must be paid a minimum of 1-2 weeks in advance to reserve the spot. The deposit is subject to our standard cancellation policy (see below). If extra kids are added, payment can be made upon final confirmation email on the Monday before your field trip when the remaining balance will be charged. No refunds for extra student bookings or students who do not show up on the day off. 

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 10% fee when you cancel more than a month before booking date
  • 50% fee when you cancel between 1-4 weeks before program start date
  • No refund for cancellations within a week before program start date

How to Book

1. Submit an inquiry by emailing us at info@steamlabs.ca.

2. Within 5 business days, pay a $300 deposit online (a link will be sent to you following your inquiry)

3. On the day of your field trip, please come prepared to pay the remaining balance of your field trip

 

If you have any questions please check out our FAQ below.

 

If your question is not answered there, feel free to email info@steamlabs.ca

Grades and Content

Grade 1

  • Kaleidoscope
  • Cardboard Robots

 

Grade 2

  • Flopping Creatures
  • Moment Factories
  • Snow globes
  • Servo Party Lamps

 

Grade 3

  • Moment Factories
  • Servo Party Lamps

 

Grade 4

  • Kaleidoscope
  • Moment Factories
  • Electric Air Guitar
  • Snow globes
  • Servo Party Lamps

 

Grade 5

  • Flopping Creatures

 

Grade 6

  • Flopping Creatures
  • Electric Air Guitar
  • Snow globes
  • Servo Party Lamps

 

Grade 7

  • Flopping Creatures
  • Servo Party Lamps

 

Grade 8

  • Snow globes
  • Cardboard Robots

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We schedule field trip time slots to be a total of 3 hours long from 10am-1pm. This gives students enough time to complete a hands-on activity that requires both software and hardware tools, learn about the space, and ask questions.

Yes, we’d be happy to provide you with a catering menu for food, snacks & beverages. If you are bringing your own food, please ensure to bring your own tablecloths, napkins, cutlery, plates, etc.

Our pricing model is based on $10/hour per student. For a 3 hour field trip, the total cost per student is $30.

Yes! We require a minimum number of 10 students to host a field trip. We have space for a maximum number of 30 students.

This number is based on the minimum number of students (10) we require to host a field trip.

10% fee when you cancel more than a month before program start date.
50% fee when you cancel between 1-4 weeks before program start date.
No refund for cancelations within a week before program start date.

Yes! All of our field trip options are tax exempt.

We always have a 10:1 of students to instructors (if not better!)

Yes, we expect at lease 1 adult supervisor to accompany the group and help with classroom management.

Unfortunately the time slots listed in the calendar are the only options available.

For class sizes of 15+, we cannot always guarantee that everyone will go home with what they designed. 3D printing is a very slow process, and we only have one laser cutter, which means that 15+ projects are hard to finish by the end of a class. However, we make sure all students will go home with something! We have a number of pre-printed 3D printed items and pre-cut laser cut items [similar to something they might have designed in the class] that they can modify and take home.

Yes! Please email info@steamlabs.ca for more information.

Our space is wheelchair accessible and we will make accommodations to ensure you and your guests’ accessibility needs are considered as much as possible! Please let us know in advance if you may require accessibility accommodations so we are aware in advance.

For booking deposits we accept credit card only. We hold the credit card information only for the purposes of processing the final payment following the deposit. Please ensure there are sufficient funds for final charges. Additional charges may apply for multiple failed transactions.