The Gagasphere

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Address: 140 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
Phone Number: 2014452546
Director: Leslie Schraer and Pam Diamond

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Description:

Field trips at The Gagasphere integrate STEM learning with fun hands-on activities that will focus on science/engineering and math concepts. Students then take their energy and brain power into the Gaga Pit!

The students will:

  • Learn about Math and Science concepts while engaging in hands-on projects that promote teamwork.

  • Enter the gaga pit for activities that will set in motion discussion about how physic and strategy impacts their play

Grade Levels:
K-5
Group Type: Elementary and Middle School Aged
Program Type:

 
Gaga and the Physics of Motion

Field Trip

1.5 or 3 Hour Trip

2nd-6th Grade

The Gagasphere offers a STEM focused field trip that couples “Physics of Motion” STEM hands-on projects with the challenge and action of Gaga.

NOTE: We understand that science curriculums change with each grade – we are happy to connect our instructor with you to discuss any customization that may need to take place.

Each field trip runs as follows:

  • Your group has exclusive use of our facility – no other event or trip will be in our space during your field trip.
  • The students will investigate the science of motion and participate in a hands-on project and lab.
  • Project is modified by grade, our most popular is a marble roller coaster!
  • After they exercise their brains with FORCES and Newton’s Laws, the students will move into the gaga pits to exercise their bodies and watch the physics of motion in action!
  • Option for 2 or 3 hour field trips – which typically include a 30 min period for bagged lunch in our private lunch room.

The Gagasphere is committed to providing safe, social and fitness focused game play – enjoyable to children of all athletic abilities.

Length of Visit: 2 or 3 Hours
Student/Staff Ratio: 12 to 1
Max. Group Number: 75
Group Requirements: Ages 6 and older.
Amenities: One Group At A Time - Private Use, Not open to public
Reservations Needed: Yes
Mission Statement:

The Gagasphere is committed to providing safe, social, and fitness-focused gaga game play enjoyable to children of all athletic abilities.   Our philosophy is to expose all kids to a fun and challenging, yet stress-free game playing experience inside our indoor gaga-dedicated facility. It’s an after school and weekend outlet opportunity for children to be active without the pressures of a competitive team sport.

Facility History:

The Gagasphere was born out of necessity because our kids-five of them between the two of us-loved playing gaga at summer camp and wanted to play more than just two months out of the year. Discovering there was no facility dedicated to playing gaga in northern New Jersey, we decided to open our own. Every kid who plays gaga loves it-so why not make it happen? After finding the perfect facility and fine-tuning our gaga skills, we are excited to open the first indoor facility in Northern New Jersey in August 2016. While most of our programs will be geared toward the 6-16 year old camp aged child, older teens and adults will be able to get in on the action as well. Between after-school classes, birthday parties, open-pit times, private rentals, leagues and group gaga events, there's something for everyone.

One year ago, we hired a science teacher to create a physics curriculum for 1st-6th graders. Physics is found in everyday kid life - and that's what makes it fun! We wanted to harness that fun and make a fitness and STEM combined field trip. It's been a huge success.

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