Universal Orlando Youth Program Launches Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series

Universal Orlando Youth Program Launches Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series

We have new and very cool stuff to share from Universal Orlando. They are launching new learning initiatives with your children in mind. These programs focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics and are designed to enrich your child’s mind with career-focused videos and in park applications. Read on to learn about their new Your Classroom in Motion program.

Universal Orlando Youth Program Launches Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series

Universal Orlando Youth Programs has launched the all-new Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series. This inventive collection of educational programs uses the thrills of world-renowned theme park attractions to shape powerful and experiential learning experiences focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

Using a tablet with software exclusive to groups participating in the program at Universal Orlando, students will experience hands-on learning lessons at top attractions within Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. They’ll have the ability to make scientific observations, calculate speeds and vectors, and even build an entire ride motion profile.

Each program is unique and contains content-rich classroom lesson plans, including career-focused videos from NBC Learn, and exciting in-park applications:

Transformers ROLL Out – Students learn about the engineering principles of the 6 Degrees of Freedom and analyze TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D to reconstruct the ride vehicle’s motion sequences.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Science – Students work in small groups to collect data and measure speed at different points along the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster to visually prove the law of conservation of energy.

Kongtrol Panel – Using engineering principles, students will determine vectors and estimate distances to maneuver the ride vehicles around Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

Mummy Dig-Site Detective – Focuses on scientific observation of Egyptian artistic elements and historical touches to investigate curious discoveries at the dig site beneath the Revenge of the Mummy attraction.

Jurassic Paleobotany – Explore Jurassic Park for foliage from the era of the dinosaurs using a digital map to collect photographic samples of Jurassic-era plants.

“Our goal is to transform classroom studies into compelling learning experiences at Universal Orlando that students genuinely enjoy,” said Teresa Crews, Universal Orlando’s educational program developer and a former classroom teacher. “The activities in these programs were designed to expose students to educational materials that will ignite a passion for learning and show them that classroom lessons can be applied to future career paths.”

The concepts within Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series all adhere to middle school and high school national and state education standards.

To learn more about Universal Orlando Youth Programs and how your school can participate, visit www.UniversalOrlandoYouth.com or call 1-800-YOUTH15.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.


  1. Elizabeth O. says:

    I’m glad that Universal is taking the initiative to allow our kids to learn more while also having fun at their theme park. This is very nice and I like that they made sure each attraction has something different to offer.

  2. This is so exciting and wonderful! It is so important to get kids excited about math and science early on. It is initiatives like this that get kids excited and eager to learn.

  3. The theme park attraction can really help the kids in learning these new concept. They also get to have fun.

  4. So interesting that they are combining the arts into the program. Usually it’s just STEM, but really all of those categories can work together.

  5. This is awesome for kids! I love that Universal is teaming up with schools like this – it’s so important and STEM learning will be so fun for kids this way!

  6. Good there is such app to enchance the youth (practically students) to experience hands-on learning lessons about Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
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  7. This is amazing! How fun that would have been when I was in school… Thanks for sharing!
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