Free Virtual In-Class Field Trips

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FREE Virtual In-Class Field Trips

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Free classes are first come, first served and are filling quickly

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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.

If the class you are looking for is unavailable please look at our additional Virtual In-Class Field Trips here.

Upcoming Virtual In-Class Field Trips:

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Parts of a Plant (S1L1)

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

Students should be able to identify the parts of a plant. They will be able to describe how different plant types have parts with unique characteristics.

This class has reached maximum capacity and is closed.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Rosie Revere’s Flying Machine (S4P)

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

Students will listen to the story Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty read by NASA astronauts. Students will then work through the Engineering Design Process to design a flying machine for Rosie Revere. Students will build a simple “flying” machine as they investigate aspects of force and motion.

This class has reached maximum capacity and is closed.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Taking A Lesson from Nature (S3E1)

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

Come take a virtual trip to a sandhill river area in the Coastal Plain of Georgia. Students will learn about various animal adaptations.  Then students will engage in the engineering design process to create an invention that gets its inspiration from nature!

This class has reached maximum capacity and is closed.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Living VS. Non-Living (SKL1a)

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

Students will be immersed in investigation as they actively take part in distinguishing non-living and living things through technology, games and hands on learning.

This class has reached maximum capacity and is closed.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Sound Investigation (S4P2a, b)

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

Bring earplugs, because things may get loud!  Students will be guided through a sound investigation to observe how frequency and volume change as we change the size and strike force of various metal objects.  We will also use Chrome Music Lab to hear and visualize how sound waves can be affected as we change these same variables.

This class has reached maximum capacity and is closed.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Key to it All (S7L1a)

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

Students will create their own unique creatures and then make dichotomous keys that will allow their classmates to identify the creatures.
Special registration note: As you complete registration for the Free Virtual In-Class Field Trip please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s email address.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Strawberry DNA Extraction- Heredity and Genetics (S7L3)

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

Students should complete the Strawberry DNA extraction lab.  In the lab, students will create a buffer using household products (dish soap, salt and water). By following lab protocol, students will extract DNA from at least two fruits and then compare the DNA of each of the fruits.
Special registration note: As you complete registration for the Free Virtual In-Class Field Trip please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s email address.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Complete the Circuit! (S5P2b, c)

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

Students will investigate and create their own circuit!  Students will learn the basic components of a circuit and then decide whether or not pictures of circuits are complete or incomplete circuits.

This class has reached maximum capacity and is closed.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy – Catapult (S8P2b)

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

Catapult Students will be able to apply what they learn about potential and kinetic energy in the construction of a tongue-depressor type catapult. Following the directions included in the plans, they will make a catapult and test various elements in the experimental design method of investigations.
Special registration note: As you complete registration for the Free Virtual In-Class Field Trip please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s email address.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Fossils and Extinction (S3E2:a.)

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

Students will lead the discussion as excitement builds through their examination and replication of fossils and their inquiry quest of extinction!

This class has reached maximum capacity and is closed.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Across the Universe! (S6E1b, c)

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

Join us for an out of this world experience!  Students will learn to use stellarium-web.org to navigate the night sky to find stars, planets, and deep sky objects.  Students will also be taken on a tour of our corner of the universe as they learn about early astronomy, the structure of our solar system, and our place in the universe.

This class has reached maximum capacity and is closed.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Earth's Surface - Erosion and Deposition (S6E5d, e)

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

Students will build an erosion table using aluminum basting trays and will use them to experiment with different soil types and landscape elements that can be effected by water erosion. The students will create various landscape settings and see how different volumes and rates of water will erode the landscapes. The students will be able to apply their erosion table studies to actual construction site situations.

Special registration note: As you complete registration for the Free Virtual In-Class Field Trip please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s email address.