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. It will serve the dual purpose of embedded professional development for the teacher to see another teacher’s teaching model, and at the same time, let the student see a different perspective on the subject being taught.

An experienced GYSTC instructor will join together with the teacher to present a lesson related to what the teacher will need the day of the in-class field trip. The local teacher will be expected to be present the entire time and assist the GYSTC instructor in making the experience valuable to the teacher and the students alike.

On-site In-Class Field Trip/Embedded Professional Learning sessions are $10 per student (travel fees may apply). Virtual In-Class Field Trip/Embedded Professional Learning sessions are $5 per student. This includes the activity and materials.

*Please note: These sessions are offered by the GYSTC State Office. If you are a member of a GYSTC Regional Center, please contact your Regional Coordinator to schedule an In-Class Field Trip/Embedded Professional Learning session. 

Request a virtual or on-site In-Class Field Trip for your students! Browse the catalog and register by completing the form below. A GYSTC staff member will reach out to finalize your registration.

In-Class Field Trip Catalog

Kindergarten SKE1.a  Day and Night  Explore the differences and similarities between the day sky and the night sky. 
Kindergarten SKP1.a & b; MCCK.MD.1; MCCK.G.2  Kite Day  Compare the properties of different materials to make the best kite. 
Kindergarten SKL1.a  Living versus Nonliving  Compare and contrast living versus nonliving things. 
Kindergarten SKP1.c  Sink or Float  Investigate whether items will sink or float. 
1st Grade S1L1.a  Parts of a Plant  Create a model of a plant. 
1st Grade S1P1.a, b, &e  Secret Signals: Light and Sound  Create a communication device using light. 
2nd Grade S2L1.c  Bee a Pollinator  Model the role of bees as pollinators. 
2nd Grade S2L1.a & d  Lots of Life Cycles  Model to illustrate the life cycle of an animal. 
2nd Grade S2P1.a  Mystery Matter  Explore the different properties of matter 
2nd Grade S2E2.d  Out of this World  Learn about the patterns of the Moon. 
2nd Grade S2P2.a, b, & c  Rosie Revere’s Flying Machine  Use knowledge of force and motion to design a flying machine. 
2nd Grade S2P2.a, b, & c  Toy Inventor  Use knowledge of force and motion to design a toy. 
3rd Grade S3L1.b  A Lesson from Nature  Use knowledge of plant and animal mimicry to design an invention. 
3rd Grade S3E2.a & b  Finding Fossils  Explore how fossils are formed. 
3rd Grade S3E2.a  Fossils and Extinction  Model how fossils are formed. 
3rd Grade S3L1.b  Hiding in Plain Sight  Explore and model the animal adaptation of camouflage. 
3rd Grade S3E1.b  Splendid Soils  Investigate the properties of soils. 
4th Grade S4L1.a & b  Eco-Maze-Ing  Model the flow of energy through a food chain. 
4th Grade S4P3.a & b  Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Construct a model of the human ear and learn how we hear sound.
4th Grade S4P3.a & c  Robotic Hand  Construct a robotic hand using the knowledge of simple machines. 
4th Grade S4P3.a & b  Rosie Revere Flying Machine  Use knowledge of force and motion to design a flying machine. 
4th Grade S4P3.a, b, & c  Simple Machines  Create simple machines to move a small object. 
4th Grade S4P2.a & b  Sound Investigations  Explore how sound is produced and changed. 
4th Grade S4P3.a & b  Zip to It  Use knowledge of force and motion to carry a ping-pong ball down a zip line. 
5th Grade S5E1.c  Build This Structure with Iggy Peck  Design a structure to withstand an earthquake. 
5th Grade S5L3.a, b, & c  Cells  Construct a model of a cell. 
5th Grade S5L4.a & b  Glo-Germs  Investigate how germs are spread. 
5th Grade S5L2.a & b  Strawberry DNA Extraction  Investigate how plants pass traits to the next generation by extracting DNA from strawberries. 
5th Grade S5L2.b  Variation of Traits  Explore variation in observable genetic traits. 
6th Grade S6E1.a, b, c, & e; S6E2.a, b, & c  Earth’s Place in the Universe  Use a model to explore the positions of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. 
6th Grade S6E5.d & e  Earth’s Surface  Construct a model of erosion and deposition. 
6th Grade S6E4.b  Ice Cores  Learn how scientists use ice cores to learn about the climate. 
6th Grade S6E2.a  Moon Phase Wheel  Create a model to explain the phases of the Moon. 
6th Grade S6E4.d  Weather Component - Barometer  Construct a barometer to monitor air pressure. 
7th Grade S7L4.c; S7L5.b  Biomes and Biomimicry  Design adaptation stations for humans based off of plant and animal adaptations. 
7th Grade S7L4  Birds of a Feather  Explore how different bird beaks are adapted to their environments. 
7th Grade S7L2.c  Body Systems in Space  Design a product to help astronauts live in zero gravity. 
7th Grade S7L4.c  How Can I Help?  Investigate your school’s carbon footprint and brainstorm ways to reduce it. 
7th Grade S7L3.a & b  Strawberry DNA Extraction  Investigate how plants pass traits to the next generation by extracting DNA from strawberries. 
7th Grade S7L1.a  The Key to It All  Create unique creatures and classify them using a dichotomous key. 
7th Grade S7L4.a, b, c, & d; S7L5.a  Top Design  Examine the relationship between organisms within an ecosystem and how changes affect them all. 
8th Grade S8P3.a  Balloon Racers  Use knowledge of force and motion to design the fastest balloon racer. 
8th Grade S8P3.c  Fast Lane Electromagnet  Construct an electromagnet. 
8th Grade S8P1.a, b, & c  Separating Iron from Cereal  Use knowledge of the properties of matter to separate iron from cereal. 
8th Grade S8P2.b  Potential to Kinetic Energy: Catapult  Model how potential energy is transformed to kinetic energy by building a catapult. 
8th Grade S8P3.b  Robotic Hand  Use knowledge of balanced and unbalanced forces to devise a robotic hand. 
8th Grade S8P1.b  Sail Away  Use knowledge of the properties of matter to design the most efficient sail. 
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*Please note: These sessions are offered by the GYSTC State Office. If you are a member of a GYSTC Regional Center, please contact your Regional Coordinator to schedule an In-Class Field Trip/Embedded Professional Learning session. 

Request Form – GYSTC State Office

  • ex: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 or Thursday, August 26, 2022