Weekly Featured STEM Activity

The link to the Weekly Featured STEM Activity is listed below. A Simple STEM Activity will also be demonstrated on Facebook Live each Wednesday on the GYSTC Facebook page at 9:00 a.m.

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Science Today

SCIENCE TODAY classes will provide a standards-based lesson which will allow students to develop an understanding of the content and do a hands-on experiment. Consumable supplies will be provided for all students. The cost for an entire class is based upon class size.

View Science Today Schedule

STEM Teacher Academy

Visit the link below if you are interested in more information and to attend the 2021-2022 STEM Teacher Academy. The academy will begin on September 13, 2021. Registration Deadline is August 13, 2021.

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STEM Essentials Workshop

The STEM Essentials Workshop models a practical and hands-on approach to STEM instruction. Each lesson emphasizes the Georgia Standards of Excellence while also showing how to make 3D connections in ways that promote student passion for and understanding of STEM endeavors.

View Professional Learning Workshop Schedule

TRAVELING THE EXTRA MILE FOR GEORGIA STEM SCHOLAR AWARDEES

GYSTC takes great pride in our STEM Scholars – past, present and future!

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Upcoming Events

  • Sink or Float
    September 7, 2021 9:00 am

    In this lesson, students will investigate buoyancy by observing physical attributes and predicting whether objects will sink or float. Students will use this knowledge to design and construct a boat to hold a certain number of objects. The STEM career of physicist will also be introduced.

  • Parts of a Plant
    September 9, 2021 9:00 am

    In this lesson, students will develop their understanding about the basic needs of plants. Students will develop a labeled model to identify the parts of a plant. The STEM career of botanist will also be introduced.

  • Out of This World
    September 10, 2021 9:00 am

    In this lesson, students will develop an understanding of the patterns of the moon. Students will create a model to predict the appearance of the moon. The STEM career of astronomer will also be introduced.

  • 2021-2022 STEM Teacher Academy
    September 13, 2021 8:00 am

    The STEM Teacher Academy is an engaging experience for school districts interested in creating a STEM culture within their districts. We cultivate STEM change agents through interactive sessions that includes hands-on activities as well as a culminating project. Not only do we challenge teachers to think “outside” the box, but we take them “outside” of the classrooms to experience STEM in real-world settings.

  • Fossils and Extinction
    September 14, 2021 9:00 am

    In this lesson, students will obtain information on how fossils provide evidence of past organisms. Students will learn how fossils are formed and get to make one themselves. The STEM career of paleontologist will also be introduced.

Congratulations!

2021 Georgia STEM Scholars

Thank you for joining GYSTC as we honor 23 recipients of our coveted 2021 Georgia STEM Scholar Awards. This outstanding group of educators was chosen for their thoughtful engagement with their students which, over the last year, resulted in imaginative classroom lessons that taught and support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. As parents, employers and citizens we hope all our teachers are competent, enthusiastic and caring. Our awardees certainly meet and exceed these basic criteria. But what sets them apart and what they are being cited for in these awards are two key factors.

First, they have shown a special aptitude for identifying the unique strengths and potential of their students and have conceived and executed classroom lessons that tap that promise. They have engaged and excited their students’ capacity to learn and build confidence – not only in their ability to master STEM, but to master lessons of successful living.

Second, our recipients also launched student projects whose impact reached past the classroom to involve their entire school community, parents, colleagues, and regional leaders who are STEM professionals and supporters.

Our recipients are winners! Winners for their students. Winners for their communities. Winners for our state, and winners for the teaching profession. They exemplify everything we want and hope our teachers will be. It is our duty and delight to honor them!

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ABOUT

The Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers (GYSTC) is dedicated to promoting student interest and achievement in science and mathematics. As our mission states, Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers, Inc. strives to provide quality programs for teachers of STEM subjects that improve the teaching and learning process at the kindergarten through eighth grade levels. We aim to stimulate a child’s interest from an early age to enjoy, not fear, the knowledge of science.

In addition, GYSTC’s services continue to enhance teacher quality and student achievement in science and math through innovative programming. Since 1989, GYSTC has provided supplemental STEM training to nearly 2 million K-8 teachers and students. GYSTC provides these services through a network of 10 regional centers and programs located throughout the state in many of the highest need areas.

Become A Member Of GYSTC

GYSTC memberships are open to all public, private, charter and homeschools in Georgia. Memberships are available on the system level. To view all GYSTC memberships and fill out a membership questionnaire of desired membership levels click on the link below.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Educator Programs

In-Class Field Trips

An in-class field trip is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students class to view science from a different perspective.

Professional Learning Workshops

These one-hour sessions cover a variety of topics to enhance the teaching capabilities of educators.

STUDENT PROGRAMS

In-Class Field Trips

An in-class field trip is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students class to view science from a different perspective.

Family STEM Nights

Join one of our Virtual STEM Nights! Everyone in your family can participate. Activities are appropriate for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, depending on the session you join.

DONATE TO GYSTC

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Please Help Support GYSTC

GYSTC’s unique profile and proven track record in addressing the critical and underserved areas of STEM education are our greatest strengths. However, we are challenged by the need to maintain and increase our revenue in a time of more needed virtual learning. One obvious solution is to work harder, smarter and more creatively to devise innovative programs that will compel support; we are doing that! This year, GYSTC served 56,896 students and teachers in 223 schools from 87 school districts. GYSTC provided nearly $1 million for supplemental STEM education for Georgia teachers and students in FY 2020!

Empowering students for STEM careers is what we do!

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Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities focus on grade level specific topics and ideas for K-8 teachers.

Virtual In-Class Field Trips

Virtual field trips are unique experiences for the teachers and the students to view science from a different perspective. Supported by AT&T.

Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

One-hour sessions that cover a variety of STEM topics to enhance the teaching/learning process.

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Virtual Afterschool for Math and Science

A virtual afterschool refresher in math and science for students who might need a little more support to progress at a satisfactorily level. Supported by Siemens Foundation.

Virtual Family STEM Nights

Everyone in the family can participate in a Virtual STEM Night. Activities are appropriate for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, depending on the session you join.

Virtual Siemens STEM Days

Everyone in the family can participate in a Virtual Siemens STEM Day. Activities are appropriate for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, depending on the session you join. Supported by Siemens Foundation.

Virtual STEM Academy for Parents and Students

STEM Academy for Parents and Students focuses on providing real-world experiences that parents can use to assist their student's virtual STEM learning experiences. Supported by Lockeed Martin.

Latest News

TRAVELING THE EXTRA MILE FOR GEORGIA STEM SCHOLAR AWARDEES

GYSTC takes great pride in our STEM Scholars – past, present and future! The annual selections for this special group showcase the dedication, innovation and excellence in classroom teaching these creative educators perform daily. Unfortunately, for the second year, COVID-19 has forced the postponement of the joyous celebrations which see the winners travel to Atlanta…

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Download our FY 2020 Summary Report

GYSTC adds its voice to the global agreement that 2020 is a year like no other! We hope that our achievements in 2019 – 2020 as outlined in these pages will impress and encourage you to strive toward the goals that are important in your life and that you and yours remain safe and healthy…

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Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center (GYSTC) and AT&T Support Georgia Students Throughout COVID-19 with Remote STEM Learning

$50,000 Contribution from AT&T Connects Georgia students to GYSTC’s virtual learning experiences free of charge September 1, 2020, ATLANTA – With so many K-8 students in Georgia attending classes remotely this fall, Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center (GYSTC) is delivering virtual learning field trip experiences free of charge to Georgia public, private, charter and…

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GEORGIA CORPORATE PARTNERS SUPPORT GYSTC VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAMS WITH MAJOR DONATIONS

September 1, 2020, ATLANTA – The Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center, Inc. (GYSTC) is gratified to announce significant donations from four leading corporations. The grants in varying amounts will enable the continuation of important GYSTC programs that provide virtual education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for Georgia’s elementary and middle school students….

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Congratulations! 2020 Georgia STEM Scholars

Thank you for joining GYSTC as we honor 26 recipients of our coveted 2020 Georgia STEM Scholar Awards. This outstanding group of educators was chosen for their thoughtful engagement with their students which, over the last year, resulted in imaginative classroom lessons that taught and support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. As parents,…

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2020 STEM SCHOLAR AWARDS LUNCHEON POSTPONED

The Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers, Inc. is postponing the Georgia STEM Scholar Awards Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). Given the current situation and the concerns of the spread of the coronavirus, the event will be rescheduled at a later time. Take a moment to…

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