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A True STEAM Field Trip: PIXAR

A True STEAM Field Trip: PIXAR
Posted on 11/10/2015
By: Laurie Ferhani, Science 6-8

PixarGoogle and the Boston Museum of Science partnered together to provide all CPS 7th grade students a free science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) field trip to “The Science Behind PIXAR” exhibition at the museum. The Amigos 7th graders went on their trip on October 27th.

Seventh graders worked in teams of 3 to be experts on one of the eight steps from “Modeling” to “Rendering” to making a Pixar film. Students tried out the various Hands-On Work Stations, Career Videos and Artwork displays. They took notes on their particular step and worked collaboratively on Powerpoint presentations.

Students had a chance to see how STEAM applies to the creation of the animations behind PIXAR. Students were also treated to an IMAX show, a planetarium show or live presentation about Animation in Action as well as lunch at the museum and bus transportation thanks to the generous support of Google!