Summer time means having fun, but who said that your summertime fun can’t teach your students as well? When the kids aren’t in their Orlando private school each day, they need more experiences to appease their curiosity and natural tendency to learn. We’ve compiled a list of attractions here in Orlando for you and your kids to enjoy.
- Our Body the Universe Within
Older children may enjoy visiting Our Body the Universe Within. It will teach your children about anatomy by showing actual human body parts. Various organs are on display, letting your child get a new perspective on what each part does and how it functions. There will also be some with duplicates for comparison between that of an unhealthy and healthy person to emphasize the application of what they should learn here. Seeing first hand the effects of various lifestyles can impact many of us far better than any textbook or lecture would be capable of.
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Ripley’s Believe It or Not has been successful for many years with their odditorium. With an emphasis on critical and creative thinking, Ripley’s is sure to have some heads scratching. It is self guided and self paced, meaning you will choose how you want to navigate through the interactive exhibits, artifacts, and various galleries. Learn about oddities in humans and animals such as how a chicken survived with its head cut off, compare yourself to the tallest man in the world, or even shrunken heads.
WonderWorks follows a very similar model being self guided through oddities, but with less emphasis on the galleries to see and more of the interactive learning. At WonderWorks, you will learn about more science around us such as natural disasters, light and sound, or outer space. If there is just too much energy to learn or think, you can let loose at their indoor ropes course or play some laser tag. They seal the deal with a dinner show with magic and comedy. This may be the best option for family with younger children included.
These activities are perfect for the summertime, especially if you are waiting out a Florida afternoon thunderstorm. Before you go to the attractions, have your children list which exhibits they are most interested in. Once you return home, they can write about those exhibits and explain how they were different or similar to how they expected them to be. For more summer learning tips, follow our blog. We’re excited to hear all about all of our students’ summer adventures when they return in the fall.