Happy Independence Day from EA School Tours

As we have a close affiliation with the Kennedy Space Center and run many trips to the USA each year, we feel that the 4th of July is a great excuse for us to look back on some of the schools that enjoyed their time there with EA School Tours!

Each year, we make it possible for students and teachers to go on NEW hand-picked STEM trips in the USA and around the world. Each trip is packed full of educational elements, enjoyable activities and exciting destinations.

For example, I-Fly in Orlando

Students enjoy I-Fly’s freefall and physics workshop at I-Fly Orlando. This includes a class on the technology behind the wind tunnel and a one-minute freefall experience where students (and teachers) feel the 130-175+ mph wind speeds for themselves!

INLINE 2018 Schools at I Fly

Or what about Cocoa Beach?

When in Florida, students enjoy their evenings in this quintessential beach town. They explore sights such as Ron Jon’s, the world’s largest surf shop and chill out on Cocoa Beach!

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Wonderworks fills everyone with wonder!

Wonderworks is an amusement park for the mind with more than 100 hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. The Wonderworks museum literally loos like it is upside-down and will amuse and excite your students from the outside in…

INLINE 2018 Schools at Wonderworks

The Boggy Creek Airboats adventure

This popular USA activity see students gliding along the Florida wetlands on an exciting wildlife tour. They see exotic birds, turtles and the famous Florida alligator in their natural habitat. The airboat itself can travel up to 45mph so the exhilarating ride has quickly become the best way to experience the Florida Everglades.

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Did we mention the Kennedy Space Center?

The Kennedy Space Center is famous for not only it’s 10-storey high rockets, the Gemini program capsule or the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibition, this is the home of NASA and space exploration history. This is therefore an inspirational place for students to visit and learn. The inspiring shows, camps and exhibits immerse students into the past, present and future of the NASA space program.

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The highlights of a school trip to Orlando:

  • Working in the Mars operations control center
  • Engineering and robotics lab
  • Botany lab and indoor greenhouse
  • Launch mission control center
  • Mars exploration simulators
  • Spacewalk training simulator
  • Tour of Kennedy Space Center visitor complex

 "This trip was mind-blowing! Students and adults alike were overwhelmed by the sheer scale of Kennedy Space Center and the work of NASA over the decades. Everyone learnt so much about the history of space exploration and the sacrifices made to put a 'man' on the moon. The hands-on learning provided through the 3-day Kennedy Space Camp was brilliant, and taught the students so much more than 'about space'. Teamwork and problem-solving were both integral to their experience. The remainder of the trip, while not on the same scale, was hugely educational and enjoyable. iFly was a particular highlight, where learning about terminal velocity was put into action. Universal Studios was, of course, a wonderful place to play and learn at the same time. We would go back tomorrow if we could. Looking forward to the next trip."

Rachel - Wanganui Collegiate, NASA Trip, April 2018

 

 

 

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