Looking for a fun, unique way to incorporate the Common Core standards in the classroom
OR just hoping to spend a day with the family where the kids will learn something without even knowing it? Step 1: Get out of the classroom/house. Step 2: Bring students to the Santa Monica Pier for experiential learning, chock full of S.T.E.A.M. activities they'll remember and enjoy. Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 - the Pier has enough educational opportunities for more than one trip!
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS & MATH
A TEACHER’S TOOL FOR ACTIVITES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM The Santa Monica Pier has an easy-to-follow FUN-for-all-ages curriculum available online for teachers and educators. This FREE curriculum resource features multi-disciplinary, HANDS-ON lessons that connects classroom content and field experiences for use with pre-K to 12th grade students.
FOR PARENTS, EDUCATORS AND CASUAL ADVENTURERSExplore the Pier and educational opportunities it holds with this simple scavenger hunt tool for all ages. Go on a journey of STEAM-themed nooks and crannies that fills your day with both fun and learning.
STEAM MACHINES - March 12th, 2016
LA’s annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and celebration of S.T.E.A.M. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This collision of disciplines is the future of innovation and the Pier provides a powerful platform for delivering STEAM education in a fun and novel way. Come learn, play and make a day of it at the Pier, presented by Heal The Bay and Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative.