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.

To help us best prepare for the virtual event, when registering, please enter the exact number of students you expect to attend these sessions. This amount will be what is reflected on your invoice, and no adjustments can be made after we ship the materials based on the number provided. Thank you for your understanding.

To help us best prepare for an on-site event, when registering, please enter the exact number of students you expect to attend these sessions. This amount will be what is reflected on your invoice. Due to planning constraints, we are unable to accommodate changes within 14 days of your event. Thank you for your understanding.

*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 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. 
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 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 Fossils and Extinction  Model how fossils are formed. 
3rd Grade S3L1.b Hiding in Plain Sight  Explore and model the animal adaptation of camouflage. 
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 & 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. 
5th Grade S5L3.a, b, & c Cells  Construct a model of a cell. 
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 S6E2.a Moon Phase Wheel  Create a model to explain the phases of the Moon. 
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 S7L3.a & b Strawberry DNA Extraction  Investigate how plants pass traits to the next generation by extracting DNA from strawberries. 
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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