Surveys, statistics, and science, oh my! These STEM concepts were very much on the minds of the seventh-grade cohort from Barber Middle School who field tripped to the home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United on their latest learning quest.
After first mastering the statistical math and science relating to their classroom lesson, students on the stadium tour were given a briefing on operational things like the cost-efficient meal options and other comforts offered at the three-year-old sports arena.
The young scholars used community surveys to gain insight into the demographics of patrons that would attend events there. They created surveys and employed critical thinking skills to determine whether changes should be made, while also learning about the self-sustainable nature of the huge structure, which can hold 71,000-80,000 people!
The visit was a great experience for the STEM students, who enjoyed the remarkable engineering while seeing the design process put into motion in their own community.