You may be wondering exactly how we offer this. It’s a great question, so let’s talk about that now! The FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab consists of a large truck/trailer that we bring out to your school. We will park and unload equipment that will be assembled in the classroom spaces you designate inside the building prior to our visit.
Note: Currently, no activities take place inside the mobile lab, our entire program will be completed inside your school.
Length: 80 Minutes
Students Per Session: Up to 25
All students will begin their session in a single classroom. We will introduce the program and explain what they will experience. We will then split the students into smaller groups for the activities.
Note: Please do not split the students into groups before their session, we will take care of that for you.
Depending on the activities planned for the day, students may rotate between demonstrations with the goal of allowing all students a chance to participate. Towards the end of the session, all students need to come back to the classroom we started the session in for a 5-10 minute discussion to round-out what they saw. We will also be letting students know about technical college education programs available to them in their nearby area at this time. Each session with us is typically 80 minutes long to align with a standard block schedule (though we may be able to accommodate special session length requests).
We can support a maximum class size of 25 per session, and multiple sessions a day are an option for you for a whole grade to participate. We recommend groups of 20-24 per session for the best experience. For larger schools, we offer multi-day service to accommodate all students in a grade level on a case-by-case basis.
Note: This experience includes elements of virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D imagery. It is not suitable for students with epilepsy or who are prone to seizures.
To ensure student and staff safety, and provide everyone the best experience, please inform students of these rules prior to their session time:
1. Books and backpacks should be left in lockers/at desks prior to the scheduled session start time.
2. No food or drink is allowed around the equipment.
3. Students are encouraged to take pictures and video of the experience which they may post to social media, but all other cell phone usage is prohibited.
Note: We are happy to offer our service with shorter blocks of time to accommodate your school, but please be aware that some elements of the program may be skipped/abbreviated in this case.