Did you know . . .
That Future City National provides educators with important STEM Learning Blocks to assist them in the classroom. They are located on the national website at:
That over 33,000 middle school students participated in the 2012 Future City Competition.
That 81% of students said that FC taught them that they could create something on their own without the direction of a teacher.
That 81% of the students who participate in Future City claim it gave them an outlet for their creativity and imagination.
That 85% of last years student competitors claimed that Future City helped them to learn and appreciate everything that goes into planning and maintaining a city.
That 85% of Students reported they liked working with their teams.
That 82% of students surveyed reported that Future City made them realize the importance of working with others to solve problems?
Here's what some of our students had to say about teamwork:
“Teamwork is great and without a team you won't get too far in a lot of things.”
“I learned to work with my classmates cooperatively even if I didn't agree with their ideas.”
“The thing that I learned was that working with someone is better than alone.”
86% of teachers said that they saw improvement in problem solving skills after FC.
That 75% of our educators saw an improvement in Student’s oral presentation skills.
That 74% of our educators saw improvement in project management skills.
That 71% of our educators said they saw improvement in student’s ability to work independently
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Some of these Fun Facts came from the Concord Evaluation Group's Evaluation of the National Engineers Week Future City Program conducted in May 2012.