New experiences will highlight park attractions based on
Transformers, Kong, The Mummy
The app series, titled “Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series,” will allow groups participating in the program to experience hands-on learning lessons–such as making scientific observations, calculate speeds and vectors, and build entire ride motion profiles–at top attractions within Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Highlights from the series include:
- “Transformers Roll Out”–Students will learn about engineering principles and analyze Transformers: The Ride-3D to reconstruct the ride’s vehicle’s motion sequences.
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Science–Students will collect data and measure speed at different points along the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster to visually prove the law of conservation of energy.
- Kongtrol Panel–Utilizing engineering principles, students will determine vectors and estimate distances to maneuver the ride vehicles around Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
- Mummy Dig-Site Detective–This app will focus on the scientific observation of Egyptian artistic elements and historical touches to investigate discoveries at the dig site beneath the Revenge of the Mummy attraction.
- Jurassic Paleobotany–Student groups will explore Jurassic Park for foliage from the era of dinosaurs using a digital map to collect photographic samples.
"Our goal is to transform classroom studies into compelling learning experiences at Universal Orlando that students genuinely enjoy," says Teresa Crews, educational program developer, Universal Orlando. "The activities in these programs were designed to expose students to educational materials that will ignite a passion for learning and show them that classroom lessons can be applied to future career paths."
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