STEM Field Trips for Elementary and Middle School Children

STEM Field Trips for Elementary and Middle School Students

Roller City Skate and Play offers unique hands on field trips,  Developed by Professional Educators Nationwide, our STEM Field Trips will delight your students and help them learn the fun way with roller skating! All STEM Field Trip lessons meet state standards.

Elementary School Stem Lessons:

Lessons are grouped together for: Kindergarten & First Grade, Second & Third Grade, and Fourth & Fifth Grade using grade level appropriate activities!

A Unique Education Experience

When participating in one of our STEM adventures (field trips) students will learn that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math can be found in everyday experiences and even in FUN EXPERIENCES like ROLLER SKATING.

Our Field Trips consist of 1 Hour of STEM Education, 2 Hours of Physical Fitness through roller-skating!

STEM Facts

  • The United States rank 27th in developed nations in the proportion of College Students receiving Undergraduate Degrees in Science or Engineering!
  • 1 in 5 STEM College Students decided to study STEM in Middle School or earlier
  • Students will learn STEM concepts in an interactive and entertaining way, enhancing learning at United Skates!

STEM Middle School Educational Field Trips

Watch this video and see how much fun your students can have at a STEM field trip at Roller City!

Check out our STEM Lessons at Roller City

Elementary Grade Lessons

MIddle School Grade Lessons

Students will learn the parts of a roller skate and learn to identify shapes. They will also practice basic arithmetic using math calculations and counts of the cafe tables, skate rack or other areas of the roller rink and will then compare their findings with the actual measures or counts.

Topics like: Area and Perimeter, Geometry, Friction

Students will learn about basic geometric shapes and will be taught about the materials used in roller rink. Students will also learn physics of motion using roller skates to roll and stop safely
Topics like: Force/Friction and Diameter/Circumference
Students will learn how to count using the beats of the music played in a roller rink and will learn how the type of music affects the speed of the skater. Fourth and Fifth graders will also learn how to control the speed of skaters using the beat of the music.
Topics like: Waves, Calculation of Beats per minute, and Frequency & Speed
Students will learn why there are so many speakers used in a roller rink and how they work. They will explore how sound travels through different mediums in the roller rink. Students will find ways a DJ uses sound to affect skaters.
 
Topics like: Sound System Design, Frequency, Path of Sound
Students will learn about the different types of light used in a roller rink. Students will explore how the color of light affects change in the roller rink. They will also study how engineers decide which lights to use in a roller rink
Topics like: Types of Light and Lighting Design
Students will learn about basic human biology and how the body works from the inside out. Students will focus on heart related anatomy, nutrition, and exercise. Students will have fun exploring through heart healthy activities, such as finding and calculating their average heart rate. Students will also learn about the importance of making heart healthy food choices by identifying and understanding nutritional labels and facts.
Topics like: Basic anatomy, Heart health, Calculating an Average, Labeling a Graph
Students will learn how math concepts can be found all over the skating rink. Students will measure and calculate the speed of a skater, use mean, median, and mode to talk about skate sizes, and study all of the shapes that can be found in a skating rink.
Topics like: Mean, Median, and Mode, Geometry and Calculating Speed
Students will learn about Newton’s three laws, how they relate to real world experiences and roller skating. They will learn how force and mass play a large role in motion and construct a balloon rocket.
Topics like: Motion, Inertia, Force
Students will learn how STEM plays a very large part in sports, specifically roller and ice hockey.? The will learn how three different kinds of motion can make a difference in the outcome of the game.? They will also learn how roller skaters and inline skaters used in roller and ice hockey work.
Topics like: Physics, Force, Potential Energy and Motion
Students will learn about the science, math and engineering of arcade games at the rink. They will measure their reaction time, calculate the probability of simple games and create an electric circuit.
Topics like: Reaction Time, Probability, Engineering Through Game Design, and Electric Circuits
Students will learn about the parts of a roller/Inline skate and how each part functions to make the skate. They will discuss how surfaces in the rink are made of different materials and how that affects the skate in motion. Students will have a chance to showcase their creativity and design a few feature for a skate.
 
Topics like: Geometry, Friction, Reverse Engineering, Design
Students will get an introduction into the physics of roller skating by discussing the four parameters of motion. Students will answer an open-ended question by inventing their own skate design.
 
Topics like: Motion, Physics, Design
Students will learn how to count using the beats of the music played in a roller rink and will learn how the type of music affects the speed of skaters. They will also learn how to control the speed of skaters using the beat of the music.
 
Topics Like: Sound Waves, Beats per Minute, Frequency
Students will explore how sound waves look and how they travel through different mediums. They will discuss sounds that relate to the roller skating rink including the differentiation in speaker pitch and tones.
 
Topics like: Sound Waves, Doppler Effect, Sound System Design
Students will learn how science, math, and the arts blend together in artistic roller-skating. They will study the physics behind jumps and spins, and how the skater uses music, dance, and precision to create art. Students will participate in an interactive lab on projectile motion
 
Topics like: Cardiovascular System, Heart Health, Importance of Exercise
Students will learn how math concepts can be found all over the skating rink. Students will measure, compare, and average the speed of several skaters, discover how engineers use geometry in the rink and how statistics relate to roller skating.
 
Topics Like: Averages, Geometry, Statistics
Students will learn that each one of Newton’s Three Laws of Motion are present in the skating rink. They will experiment with force and mass and discuss the importance of physics and roller skating.
 
Topics like: Physics, Laws of Motion, Inertia
Students will learn how STEM plays a very large part in sports, specifically roller and ice hockey. They will learn how three different kinds of motion can make a difference in the outcome of the game. Students will also talk probability and construct a catapult.
 
Topics like: Physics, Probability, Angular, Projectile and Linear Motion
Students will learn about reaction time and how it relates to arcade games. Students will also learn about probability and create a game using electric circuits.
 
Topics like: Reaction Time, Probability, Game Design Engineering, and Electric Circuits
Students will learn how science, math, and the arts blend together in artistic roller skating. They will study the physics behind jumps and spins, and how the skater uses music, dance, and precision to create art. Students will participate in an interactive lab on projectile motion.
 
Topics like: Angular Momentum, Center of Mass, Projectile Motion