If you are wondering why students were at Dream Park, the answer is that at Advanced Education Schools academics HAVE to be fun (at least, sometimes…and especially when you’re studying Physics!) Instead of always relying on a textbook, a power point presentation or a teacher during a lesson, the school believes bringing in new methods and techniques are imperative to shaping a life-long learner. This allows students to practice their skills and to relate their everyday lives to the material.
On the 27th of November some of the eleventh and twelfth grade students went on a curriculum based trip to Dream Park which would cover the quarter’s performance tasks. Before the trip, students were given instructions by their Physics, Economics, and Business teachers. According to the students, the outcome of the trip (for all subjects) was worth the wait and the ques.
Each subject had different requirements for the performance tasks. The Economics students had to observe and report the supply and demand of every ride in the park. A SWOT analysis and a stakeholder analysis were prepared by the Business students. As for physics, they were asked to observe and measure the velocity and acceleration of every ride.
Unlike the usual performance tasks, students were given the opportunity to work and complete their assignments in a stress-free and fun atmosphere…a little fun never hurt anybody.
“I didn’t know Economics could be that much fun! The trip wasn’t only tackling academics, it also allowed us to spend time with our friends and classmates. I also got to discover a new part of my personality ,” said IB eleventh grader Farah Yasser.