|Over 1,000 7th Graders Head to Adventureland On Tuesday For Technology Day|
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, October 12, 2007 — Approximately 1,300 seventh-grade students from 35 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre will be participating in Technology Day at Adventureland amusement park in Farmingdale.
From 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., students will have a chance to explore each of the rides and get first hand knowledge of how they work. Each student will have a series of worksheets covering various topics and concepts including gears, pulleys, RPMs, and safety features. Teachers will work with students on various activities that will enable students to use mathematical reasoning and critical thinking skills to come up with solutions for each activity.
In 1994, New York State published the MST (Math, Science and Technology) Standards for elementary, intermediate and commencement levels of education. Students are asked to view technology as an application of life, not just in the form of computers alone. Engineering design is one of the seven key ideas of the Technology Standards and will be the focus of the student’s experiences at Adventureland. Adventureland is located at 2245 Route 110 in Farmingdale.
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