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Reverse Field Trip – Murphy K-8...

Reverse Field Trip – Murphy K-8 School (11-7-17)

On November 7th, four Northeastern volunteers went to the Murphy K-8 School for a reverse field trip on the Engineering Design Process. Working with the school’s normal schedule, students were challenged to complete the Reverse Egg Drop activity with a limited amount of time. Volunteers Brian and Colin played an integral role in leading the […]

Field Trip – JP Manning Element...

On October 20th, 25 fifth graders from JP Manning Elementary came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering. A number of volunteers from Northeastern’s Student Chapter of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) helped run this field trip. The students learned about the basics of engineering and the engineering design process as Brian […]

Field Trip – Brooke Roslindale ...

On October 20th, 60 fifth graders from Brooke Roslindale came to Northeastern University for a field trip on telecommunications. The students were given a presentation on communication systems. The students then split into two main groups. The first group of students used Snap Circuits to build light switches that were then used to transmit Morse […]

Field Trip – Donald McKay Scho...

On October 13th, 45 fifth graders from the Donald McKay School came to Northeastern University for a field trip on energy and electricity. The students did a series of Snap Circuits activities. The students then experimented with solar panels and how different colors and other factors influence the voltage output in the Solar Energy activity. […]

Field Trip – Edison K-8 School ...

On October 6th, 55 forth graders from Edison K-8 School came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering. After being given a presentation by volunteers Amanda, Orianna, and Carlin about the mechanics of catapults, students made their own Catapults. These catapults were then test fired by launching Skittles at a target. Then students […]

Field Trip – Samuel Adams Eleme...

On September 29th, 40 of fifth graders from Samuel Adams Elementary came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering. The students were taught about the basics of rocketry and model rockets as Northeastern Students Sakura and Brian presented Paper Rockets. The students then designed and built their own paper rockets which were then […]

Field Trip – Linden STEAM Acade...

On September 22nd, 80 eighth graders from Linden STEAM Academy came to Northeastern University for an engineering field trip. In the morning the students learned the basics of engineering as Northeastern Student Volunteers Carlin and Michael presented “Intro to Engineering.” The students then split into two main groups. One group completed the Catapults activity. The […]

Field Trip – Dearborn STEM Academy (4...

On April 7th, 30 eighth graders from Dearborn STEM Academy came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering. Volunteers from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Northeastern Chapter introduced students to the basics of rocketry. The students then completed the Paper Rockets activity where they designed and built their own model rockets. […]

EFA Field Trip – Philbrick Elem...

On March 21st, 25 forth graders from Philbrick Elementary School came to Northeastern University for an EFA field trip on energy. Volunteer Phoebe led the presentation on Intro to Engineering. Students then did the Paper Circuits activity and the Wind Turbines activity. In the Wind Turbine activity the students designed and made their own turbine […]

Field Trip – Columbus Elementar...

On March 17th, 74 fifth graders from Columbus Elementary School came to Northeastern University for a field trip on pollution. The students did the Who Polluted and Water Filters activity. They were taught about the sources and effects of pollution by Volunteer Colin. The students then designed and constructed their own water filters that were […]

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