School Field Trips
Shiva Robotics Academy regularly hosts field trips for school groups of all ages. Trips provide an opportunity for students to learn about Robotics, to meet and interact with a scientist or engineer, and to personally explore scientific facts through our hands-on exhibits and activities.
Shiva Robotics Academy is conveniently located on Beach Blvd, at the junction where Hogan road meets Beach Blvd, very close to Parental Home Road. It is a very bright yellow stand-alone building on the service road. Our facility has a prominent sign board to help your field trip bus find us easily.
Shiva Robotics Academy ( SRA ) Field Trip
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates/times SRA could host a field trip?
SRA is available on any weekday as long as our calendar is clear.
What will be the cost to my school for a visit?
We offer field trips starting at $30/student. There is discount for larger group sizes and non-profit organizations. Checks can be made payable to 'Shiva Robotics Academy'. You can save the preferred field trip date by paying an upfront deposit of $100.
How much notice must I give you?
Several weeks' notice is typical, but short notice is often possible. In the spring we host several trips a week, so earlier notice gives you better date selection.
How long does a typical visit last?
We recommend a minimum visit of 1 hours. 1.5 hour is the most common visit length (For additional $5, students can bring along brown bag lunch and spend 30 min lunch time at our facility).
How many adult chaperones should we bring?
The more chaperones($5/adult) the better as far as SRA is concerned. We've noticed that students tend to extract more value from field trips in the presence of friendly adult guidance and focusing. SRA requests roughly one adult for every ten students. Chaperones need not possess technical backgrounds.
What sorts of things will we do on the visit?
The standard field trip components are a welcome and introduction, some hands-on building and programming time in small team sizes and a discussion about Robotics from one of our instructors. We welcome suggestions for maximizing connections to your science teaching.
How can I connect a SRA field trip to my classroom instruction?
SRA activity cuts across many science, math and engineering disciplines. Our major themes are simple machines, force, energy, laws of motion, architecture and the nature of scientific discovery. Our exhibits and activities provide opportunities to address a variety of science standards.
What can I do to help students engage strongly with SRA?
The "SRA Explorer" field trip packet that students will receive at SRA will help guide the students through the hands-on exhibits and activities. Please consider making the packet a class assignment. Students who realize the need to respond to the questions in the packet generally process the exhibits more successfully.
Won't your science go over the heads of my students?
We strive to design field trips that match the levels and backgrounds of our guests. Hands-on explorations with our exhibits and activities allow students to build a visual and tactile framework for interpreting the science of Robotics.
OK, you've talked me into it. How do I schedule a trip?
Call us at 904 704 7046 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be pleased to host a visit from your class!
MASTER BUILDERS - LEGO Robotics Field Trip
$300.00 - $1,150.00
( Suitable for students in grades Pre-K to 5 ) Students work in small teams to build LEGO robots and use tablets to program robots to drive and respond to input from motion/tilt sensor. Students will learn the fundamentals of engineering, construction, mechanical design and computer programming in a fun and creative way. This is an introductory lesson and is suitable for students in grades Pre-K to 5 with little to no experience with LEGO.
More than 50 students, $20/student
MASTER ENGINEERS - LEGO Robotics Field Trip
$350.00 - $1,400.00
( Suitable for students in Grades 6 to 10 ) Students will work in small teams to build and program fully functional autonomous robot. The lesson begins with a brief discussion of the key features and essential parts of the robot. Students then view an on-screen animated video that brings the robot to life and shows them exactly what the completed robot can do. After constructing the robot with LEGO pieces, students connect it to the laptop computer/tablet through bluetooth for programming. Following programming and customizing the robot, students spend the remaining time playing with their robots and sharing the fun with friends.
Each additional student $25/student.