School Field Trips in STEM

Your class trip to an empowering STEM experience. Let’s MAKE something!

Are you looking for fun, enriching, easy to plan, and memorable field trip ideas for your class that also reinforce your key math, science, or ELA topics? Well, it just so happens that is what you will find at Empow Studios! We currently teach at over 50 schools, libraries, and partner organizations, covering topics that combine art & design, engineering, and coding. Our curriculum is designed for children in grades 1-8, and includes projects that students are proud to share with family & friends.

Take a field trip to our Lexington Studio and learn to design, build, and code some of the coolest projects that bring out their creativity and make important concepts stick!

Our Teaching Approach

Teaching STEM to a student sounds great, but it’s most effective if kids channel their inner curiosity and creativity, so they can feel empowered and confident to create anything that their heart & mind desires. Our approach is through playful learning. We strive to make subjects like computer science, mechanical engineering, and digital art tailored to what they know and love – video games, robots, animations, custom-designed 3D models, cool apps, and more. Interested in how we do this? Watch our videos below.

Art & Design

Building

Coding

Class Trip Logistics

Parking & Location

Our spacious studio is in the center of Lexington and can accommodate up to 40 students for a field trip. There is ample parking, including a large lot behind our Studio. Call us ahead of time to help align the field trip to support your curriculum and to make important concepts stick. If you can’t make the trip to Empow, no problem! We can also bring our workshops to your school. We currently serve Eastern MA. Learn more about our in-school workshops here.

Empow Studios
1776 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420

Curriculum & Planning

We have lots of options to choose from as you plan what STEM topic(s) you’d like the field trip to focus on. Depending on the workshop option you choose, students will be working individually or in small groups as they design, build, code, and tinker their way to a super cool project. All we need beforehand is a student roster, that way we can prep for the class trip beforehand.

We also give you resources and/or activities for you and the kids to do before the field trip, whether it’s during your class or the coolest homework they’ve ever been assigned. “Wait… my homework is to play a video game a student my age created? Wooohoo!!”

As you start getting the kids excited for the trip, we’re happy to see if we can adapt our curriculum to fit what you’re currently teaching in the class. Please let us know beforehand so we can prepare accordingly.

Field Trip Themes

Video Game Design

Video Game Design

Your Mission: Design a video game that guides your UFO to safety. Wait....! Watch out for asteroids!!

Robotics

Robotics

Did you know there are international Robotics SUMO rules?? The answer is yes....and YES, you'll be challenged to build & program the strongest robot you can!

Animation

Animation

Got any cool stories to tell? Then let's make a movie out of it! With this workshop, you're the writer, director, and even the cameraman!

Scratch

Scratch

Learning to code may sound intimidating, from an adult. But as kids, we have super cool tools like Scratch that allows us to code easier than any adult could imagine!

3D Modeling

3D Modeling & Printing

You may have seen a 3D printer before, but have you ever created a model? You'll design your own custom 3D model, and we'll print it and bring them to your school!

Minecraft

Minecraft

Build electrical circuits, design architecture, or learn to mod using block-based coding software. You choose your activity, and we'll adapt it to Minecraft.

Electronic Music

Electronic Music Production

Regardless of whether you play an instrument, you can make the coolest (and sometimes spookiest) soundscapes using a DAW.

Coding in Java

Coding in Java

Have you used Scratch before? If so, great! We'll challenge you to create a game using the programming language Java - it's the same language used to create Minecraft!

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