Free Virtual In-Class Field Trips

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FREE Virtual In-Class Field Trips

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Virtual field trips are unique experiences for teachers and students engage in science from a different perspective. These field trips will provide a standards-based lesson which will allow students to develop an understanding of the content and do a hands-on experiment. An experienced GYSTC instructor will present the lesson via Zoom. Each activity will incorporate STEM careers related to the topic. Consumable supplies will be provided for all students.

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Upcoming Virtual In-Class Field Trips:

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Cells (S5L3 a,b,c)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students should be able to identify organelles in animal and plant cells. They will be able to describe the differences between plant and animal cells.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Zip To It (S4P1 a,b)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will build a device that can carry a small ball from the top of a two meter zip line to the bottom in less than six seconds. After completing this activity, students should be able to use force, friction, motion, and gravity to explain a zip line.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Out of this World, Orbits! (S2E2a)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will discover the relationship between Earth, Moon, and Sun.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Toy Inventor (S2P2a)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will design a new toy using either a push or a pull.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight (S3L1b)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will investigate how camouflage can help an organism survive and reproduce in its environment.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight (S3L1b)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will investigate how camouflage can help an organism survive and reproduce in its environment.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Body Systems In Space (S7L2c)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will research body systems, functions and the effects on zero gravity on Mars. Students will use Design Thinking to create a prototype of a product that would help an astronaut living in zero gravity.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Body Systems In Space (S7L2c)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will research body systems, functions and the effects on zero gravity on Mars. Students will use Design Thinking to create a prototype of a product that would help an astronaut living in zero gravity.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Toy Inventor (S2P2a)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will design a new toy using either a push or a pull.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Kite Day (SKP1a)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Considering properties of different materials, students will design and create a kite

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Kite Day (SKP1a)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Considering properties of different materials, students will design and create a kite

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Complete the Circuit (S5P2b)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will experiment with materials to make a complete circuit and discuss conductors and insulators

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Weather Station Component - Barometer (S6E4e)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will learn about various weather elements and how meteorologists can use tools to measure those elements. Meteorologists measure temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind direction, wind velocity, and rain fall amount. This activity will teach the students how to make a barometer and how a barometer affects the prevailing weather. Students will be able to use what they learn in this lesson to help explain what they see during evening weather reporting on TV.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Weather Station Component - Barometer (S6E4e)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will learn about various weather elements and how meteorologists can use tools to measure those elements. Meteorologists measure temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind direction, wind velocity, and rain fall amount. This activity will teach the students how to make a barometer and how a barometer affects the prevailing weather. Students will be able to use what they learn in this lesson to help explain what they see during evening weather reporting on TV.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cells (S5L3 a,b,c)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students should be able to identify organelles in animal and plant cells. They will be able to describe the differences between plant and animal cells.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Little Owl's Night & Day (SKE1)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will make observations of the night time and day time sky by viewing planetarium simulations and a group reading of the stories Little Owl's Night and Little Owl's Day by Divya Srinivasan. Students will then compare and contrast their observations, and make claims about what can be seen in the sky at different times of day.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Little Owl's Night & Day (SKE1)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will make observations of the night time and day time sky by viewing planetarium simulations and a group reading of the stories Little Owl's Night and Little Owl's Day by Divya Srinivasan. Students will then compare and contrast their observations, and make claims about what can be seen in the sky at different times of day.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Zip To It (S4P1 a,b)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will build a device that can carry a small ball from the top of a two meter zip line to the bottom in less than six seconds. After completing this activity, students should be able to use force, friction, motion, and gravity to explain a zip line.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Secret Signals (S1P1)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Lights and sounds cannot only be used for seeing and hearing, but also as a way to communicate directions, warning signals, etc. Students will experiment with light and sound.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Moon's Phase Wheel (S6E2a)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will take the Moon Phase Wheel template they are given and construct it according to the directions. Once they have their Moon Phase Wheel they will use it to identify the phases of the moon and explain how the position of the Moon, Earth, and Sun produce the different Moon phases. The students can then use the Moon Phase Wheel to predict the phases of the Moon day by day.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Sound Investigation (S4P2a,b)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will experiment with high sounds are produced and changed.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Balloon Racers (S8P3a)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Students will design, construct, test, and redesign the fastest balloon powered zipline racers in order to gain a working understanding of the relationships between speed and distance, and velocity and acceleration.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Parts of a Plant (S1L1a)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will explore seeds and determine how seeds grow into plants. The parts of a plant will be discussed. Students will complete a plant design during this lesson.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Compound, Mixtures, & Elements - Separate Iron from Cereal (S8P1a)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students will learn about compounds, mixtures, and elements and see how the substances can be separated using physical and chemical means. A specific example of mixing elements in certain foods is the introduction of Iron into cereals. Students will learn why Iron is added and will be able to separate Iron from cereal and do a qualitative analysis of the amount of Iron in various cereals.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Out of this World, Orbits! (S2E2a)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will discover the relationship between Earth, Moon, and Sun.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Fossil and Extinction (S3E2a,b)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will learn about fossils and fossilization of animals and plants. During this session students will make a cast and mold.

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