STEM Field Trip – Challenger

4th and 5th grades spent the day in STEM activities at the Challenger Learning Center, an East Lake Field Trip favorite. Applying knowledge from the classroom into real world simulation, is a vital part of learning. Yesterday, the students rendezvoused with a new long period comet that they named after themselves Comet BB-24! The mission was a complete success as students performed hands-on Science experiments and team building activities in order to conclude their mission successfully. Students had the opportunity to participate on one of eight teams including Communication, Data, Navigation, Medical, Remote, Life Support, Isolation and Probe. They moved through both the Spacecraft and Mission Control as they attempted to launch their probe through the tail of the comet. They had to work as a team in order for their mission to be successful. The entire class said that the experience was challenging and fun; once in a life opportunity!

To learn more about East Lake Academy’s robust curriculum which includes inquiry based learning, call for a tour 847-247-0035.