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TCC to offer science and math field trip opportunity to elementary and middle school classes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 17 , 2014) – This spring semester, Tallahassee Community College invites elementary and middle school students to visit the TCC STEM Gym (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) for a spectacular field trip opportunity.

Visitors will work like real scientists to create fun experiments, develop questions and solve problems through hands-on science, math and engineering activities.

Field trip opportunities are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays and must be booked at least a week in advance. The entry fee is $4 per student and free for chaperones. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lab is located in the TCC Science and Math building room 105.  

The STEM Gym features educational activities such as:

  • Bee Hummer – recreate the sound of a swarm of bees with a homemade toy
  • Black Magic – discover the secret colors hidden in a black marker
  • Bottle Blast – create a simple rocket and demonstrate how the finished model will fly
  • Cuica Laughing Cup – students will make a “cuica”—a musical instrument from Brazil
  • Cup Speaker – make your own speaker to demonstrate electromagnetism and vibration
  • Ice Balloons – explore globes of frozen water
  • Jitterbugs - interact with the jitterbug, a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.
  • Paper Helicopters – assemble a simple paper toy that functions like a mini-helicopter
  • Sound Sandwich – adjust the pitch of the crowd-pleasing noisemaker to play with sounds
  • Stripped Down Motor – explore this easy-to-make version of an electric motor
  • Tree Ring Activity – students will learn how to determine the age of a tree and understand other aspects that influences its growth.
  • Water Bottle Membrane - use a water bottle and a paper tube to make an instrument that’s very much like a saxophone and gain an understanding of how the wind instrument works.
  • Whirling Watcher – create your own cartoon with a stroboscope

This field trip is an excellent opportunity for schools and teachers who wish to present science and technology to their students in a fun, engaging way. This hands-on field trip could create a memorable, rewarding experience that could spark a lifelong love or future career plans in the sciences.

Please contact Amy Parks at (850) 201-6180 or to schedule a field trip.


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