In-Class Field Trips

Magnolia Midlands Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center

Reserve a Virtual or Face to Face In-Class Field Trip when you would like for a Magnolia Midlands GYSTC employee to co-teach with you or provide a lesson via a virtual platform on a particular standard. To schedule an In-Class Field Trips, please contact  a minimum of two weeks in advance.


In-Class Field Trip Activity Catalog

SKP1.c Build A Boat Students will learn about buoyancy. They will also design a boat to hold the most marbles. (Counting by tens, comparing)
SKP1.a,b Kite Day! Students will compare materials to determine the best ones for designing their own kite. (EDP)
SKE1.a/ b Little Owl’s Night and Day Students will discuss day/night and sort objects seen during the day/night. Students will also complete their own day/night story book.
S1P1.a, b, c Shadow Monster* Students will design and create a shadow monster and investigate its shadow while moving it in front of a flashlight. (EDP)
S1L1.c Creating a Flower Students will design and build a plant using information they have learned about roots, stem, leaves, and flowers utilizing the Engineering Design Process.
S2L1.b Plant a seed and watch it grow! Students will plant a seed and learn the parts of a plant and what the plant needs to survive.
S2L2.c “Bee” a Pollinator Students will model the pollination process. (Real honey bees may be available to bring in observation hive depending on weather and status of hives at EGSC)
S2L2.d Life Cycle of a Butterfly Students will create a model of the life cycle of a butterfly.
S2P2. A Toy Inventor Students will design and create a toy and describe the pushing and/or pulling motion needed to move the toy. (EDP)
S3P1.c Chill Factor Students will create a way to keep water the coldest. (EDP)
S3E2a,b. Fun With Fossils Students will learn about fossils and create their own!
S4E2.c Reason for the Seasons Students will construct an explanation of how the Earth’s orbit, with its consistent tilt, affects seasonal changes using lamps and thermometers.
S5E1.b, c Can we stop erosion? Students will investigate erosion and try to construct a way to prevent erosion.
S5P1. a,c Chemical or Physical? Students will rotate through stations and determine whether chemical or physical changes have occurred.
S5P2.b/c All about Circuits Students will learn about creating a circuit and the necessary components. Students will then experiment to see if everyday items are conductors or insulators.
S6E5.e How does Rain shape the Earth? Students will make predictions and observations as they model rainfall on soil. Students will then engineer a way to minimize damage from erosion.
S7L4.a Honey Bees Students will learn about the relationship between honey bees and plants (pollination). (Real honey bees may be available to bring in observation hive depending on weather and status of hives at EGSC)
S7L2.a Wheat Germ DNA Students will extract DNA from wheat germ.
S8P2.b Bounce Students will explain the transformation between kinetic and potential energy using rubber balls.
STARLAB- Digital Starlab and dome Students will be fascinated by the wonders of the night sky upon entering the STARLAB. Various topics for various grade levels can be accommodated. Please email for more details.