Field Trips and Work Shops

Your students will gain whole new insights into applying their curriculum with a Brick Labs field trip or work shop. We’ll help you achieve your teaching goals with a customized plan for your class. Requesting a quote is easy: have a quick read below and click the request a quote button.

Experiential Activities

Brick Labs can provide the ultimate learning and maker space for your students. From exploring concepts in design to conducting practical experiments, we have the materials, space, and staff to make it all happen. Experiential exercises are great for all grades (1-12). Imagine your grade 6 students launching a rocket to experiment with thrust and drag, or Grade 3 students getting a chance to use various tyoes of forces on vehicles. We compliment their learning by using collaborative techniques and review lessons learned at the end of the session.

We are experts on meeting STEM curriculum requirements, using a variety of tools and techniques to engage your students, including actually coding robotic devices, using the scientific method and/or employing the engineering design process.

Skills Development and Application

We will incorporate leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication into an exercise, or design one specifically around these skills. We guarantee students will not only enjoy our activities, but will walk away with a successful learning experience.


1 – 6A1. STEM Investigation and Communication Skills
Use a scientific research process and associated skills to conduct investigations
-Use a scientific experimentation process and associated skills to conduct investigations
-Use an engineering design process and associated skills to design, build, and test devices, models, structures, and/or systems
-Follow established health and safety procedures during science and technology investigations, including wearing appropriate protective equipment and clothing and safely using tools, instruments, and materials
-Communicate their findings, using science and technology vocabulary and formats that are appropriate for specific audiences and purposes”
A1.1 to A1.5
1 -6A2. Coding and Emerging Technologies
Write and execute code in investigations and when modelling concepts, with a focus on creating clear and precise instructions for simple algorithms
A2.1 to A2.2
1D2. Structures & Mechanisms
Identify structures that are objects designed to support a load, including those acting as supporting frameworks for objects
2D2. Simple Machines and Movement
Identify the six basic types of simple machines: lever, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, wheel and axle, and screw
Describe ways in which each type of simple machine is used in daily life to make tasks easier
D2.3 to D2.3
3C2. Forces and Motions
Describe different types of contact forces and non-contact forces
-Describe different ways a force can be exerted on an object
-Describe how different forces applied to an object, including forces of varying magnitude, can cause the object to start, stop, or change its direction, speed, or shape
-Identify ways in which forces are used in their daily lives
C2.1 to C2.4
4D2. Machines and Their Mechanisms
Identify machines that are used in daily life, and describe their purposes
-Identify the parts of various mechanisms and describe the purpose of each part
-Describe how different mechanisms transmit various types of motion, including rotary motion, from one system to another
-Describe how mechanisms transform motion, including how they can change the geometric plane in which the motion occurs and the speed and/or direction of motion
-Explain how forces are changed in a variety of machines
D2.1 to D2.5
5D2. Forces Acting on Structures
-Identify internal forces acting on a structure, and describe their effects on the structure
-Identify external forces acting on a structure, and describe their effects on the structure
-Describe forces resulting from natural phenomena that can have severe consequences for human-built structures, and identify structural features and materials that can allow such structures to withstand these forces
D2.1 to D2.3
6D2 and E2 – Flight and Space
-Identify flight-related applications of the properties of air
-Describe the relationships between the four forces of flight – lift, weight, thrust, and drag – that make flight possible
-Identify various technologies used in space exploration, and describe how technological innovations have contributed to our understanding of space
D2.1, D2.2 and E2.6
7D2. Form, Function, and Design of Structures
-Classify structures as solid structures, frame structures, or shell structures
-Describe ways in which the centre of gravity of a structure affects the structure’s stability
-Identify the magnitude, direction, point of application, and plane of application of the forces applied to a structure
-Describe the role of symmetry in structures, and identify instances of symmetry in various structures
-Describe factors that can cause a structure to fail
-Identify the factors that determine the suitability of materials for use in manufacturing a product or constructing a structure
-Describe methods engineers and other professionals use to assess, improve, and maintain the safety of structures
D2.1 to D2.7
1-5D1. Visual Arts
Create two- and three-dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas inspired by personal experiences 


We have extensive experience in role-playing for maximum realism and learning. We will design an exercise to achieve desired outcomes, and the Brick Labs staff will help guide the exercise through twists and turns. From a mayor, NASA director, a CEO, or the press, role-playing takes our exercises to a new level in learning and realism for students. Recommended for Grades 7 to 12.

Time and Cost

We offer half day (2.5hrs)  to full day (5 hrs) events. For full day events, students are welcome to bring their own lunch, or we can help coordinate a pizza lunch. Field trips range from $625 (half day) to $1100 (full day) plus hst for a group of up to 40 students with standard materials. Technical sessions (eg. use of robotics kits) may require an additional fee.  


All our team members undergo Vulnerable Sector Screening annually. Brick Labs is insured for all requirements in dealing with children. 

Request a Plan and Quote

To request a plan and quote, please email us at with your school name, grade, learning objective, number of students and any other information that would help us prepare a plan and quote.

To discuss your learning objectives further, give us a call at (416) 901-1390 or email us at