2023 Don Cargill STEM Scholar Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2023 Don Cargill STEM Scholar Award Recipients!

Click here to see the 2023 Scholars!

Free Simple Science Activities

Below, you will find links and short videos that demonstrates some  of GYSTC's Simple Science Activities.

Click here to check out our Free Simple Science Activities

GYSTC Spotlight

The monthly GYSTC Spotlight showcases one of our state or regional board members and their career and offers the opportunity to participate in a lesson that deals with their field.

Click here to see our GYSTC Spotlight

In-Class Field Trips

An In-Class Field Trip/Embedded Professional Learning session is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students in his or her class to view science from a different perspective.

Click here to view our In-Class Field Trip Catalog

Professional Learning Workshops

GYSTC's professional learning workshops are structured specifically to help teachers understand and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through lessons that reflect knowledge of STEM content in the classroom.

Click here to view upcoming virtual workshops

STEM Day or Family STEM Night

STEM Day or Family STEM Night is a community – school-based activity that allows students, parents, teachers, and caregivers an opportunity to participate together in the excitement of STEM activities while, at the same time developing a basic understanding of the scientific principles.

Click here to view our STEM Day/Family STEM Night Catalog

Donate to GYSTC

With your support GYSTC can continue creating the STEM workers of the future and reaching our state’s most underserved youth in the process! We ask you to continue to spread the word about GYSTC.

Click here to Donate to GYSTC

Upcoming Events

  • Excellence In Science Teaching (Virtual Professional Learning)
    December 1, 2022 3:00 pm - December 15, 2022 5:00 pm

    In this three-part workshop, participants will hone their abilities to plan excellent science instruction. Diving deep into three-dimensional learning, participants will engage in activities designed to better understand each aspect of three-dimensional learning: the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Participants will use their newfound understanding to guide them in assessment and lesson plan creation using the 5E Instructional Model.

  • STEM Essentials (Virtual Professional Learning)
    January 19, 2023 3:00 pm - January 26, 2023 5:00 pm

    In this two-part workshop, participants will create, design, collaborate, and problem-solve as they engage in relevant hands-on explorations. Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model, these lessons are essential to any science classroom because they are engaging, affordable, and re-usable. 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. Participants will also get an introduction to coding and receive an Edison robot (limit two free robots per school).

  • Excellence In Science Teaching (Virtual Professional Learning)
    February 9, 2023 3:00 pm - February 23, 2023 5:00 pm

    In this three-part workshop, participants will hone their abilities to plan excellent science instruction. Diving deep into three-dimensional learning, participants will engage in activities designed to better understand each aspect of three-dimensional learning: the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Participants will use their newfound understanding to guide them in assessment and lesson plan creation using the 5E Instructional Model.

  • STEM Essentials (Virtual Professional Learning)
    March 16, 2023 3:00 pm - March 23, 2023 5:00 pm

    In this two-part workshop, participants will create, design, collaborate, and problem-solve as they engage in relevant hands-on explorations. Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model, these lessons are essential to any science classroom because they are engaging, affordable, and re-usable. 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. Participants will also get an introduction to coding and receive an Edison robot (limit two free robots per school).

  • Excellence In Science Teaching (Virtual Professional Learning)
    April 13, 2023 3:00 pm - April 27, 2023 5:00 pm

    In this three-part workshop, participants will hone their abilities to plan excellent science instruction. Diving deep into three-dimensional learning, participants will engage in activities designed to better understand each aspect of three-dimensional learning: the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Participants will use their newfound understanding to guide them in assessment and lesson plan creation using the 5E Instructional Model.

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 31,358 students and teachers in 245 schools from 89 school districts. GYSTC provided nearly $1 million for supplemental STEM education for Georgia teachers and students in FY 2021! Empowering students for STEM careers is what we do!

Latest News

Check out GYSTC’s September 2022 Newsletter

Check out our September 2022 newsletter below. GYSTC STEM Today – September 2022 Newsletter by Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center

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Honoring GYSTC Co-Founder Don Cargill

GYSTC is very proud to announce the renaming of our Georgia STEM Scholar Award, to the Don Cargill STEM Scholar Award. You can read the entire press release below. Don Cargill STEM Scholar Award Press Release by Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center

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Check out GYSTC’s July/August 2022 Newsletter

Check out our July/August 2022 newsletter below. GYSTC STEM Today – July/August 2022 Newsletter by Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center

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Check out GYSTC’s May 2022 Newsletter

Check out our May 2022 newsletter below. GYSTC STEM Today – May 2022 Newsletter

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Chattahoochee-Flint GYSTC holds Science on the Farm

We are so proud of our Chattahoochee – Flint GYSTC center for teaching local student the importance of agriculture! Check out the news article below:

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Check out GYSTC’s April 2022 Newsletter

Check out our April 2022 newsletter below. GYSTC STEM Today – April 2022 Newsletter

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