Southwest Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center

Below is a list of equipment & kits available for checkout  with a short description for your convenience.  Many of these kits can be adapted to multiple grade levels.  Feel free to adapt the kit to fit your needs and remember the lesson plan that goes along with the kit is optional and is meant to be adapted.  To submit a checkout request, please scroll down and complete the Google Form including your name, school, email, phone number, and equipment and dates needed.

Please request equipment at least two weeks in advance to assure equipment reaches you by your needed date. If you have any questions, please contact Southwest GYSTC at or (229) 243-6073.

Please Note:  Deliveries will take place at the beginning of the month and pickups will take place at the end of the month. Cleaning and disinfecting of kits & equipment will take place the fourth week of the month.  Please reserve what you need for the month and at least two weeks in advance. 


Life Science Kits

Best Beak- Students will explore the needs, characteristics, and evolution of birds. This kit is fun, students have different “beaks” to pick up seeds.

From Tadpole to Frogs- Students will use thumbprints to create an illustration of the growth and change of a frog as it goes through its life cycle.

​Flower Dissection- We supply the tape, Forceps, magnifying glasses and flower diagram. Please supply your own fresh flowers.

Glo-Germ Activity- Students will recognize the importance of them wash their hands before meals and after using the restroom. Students will learn proper hand washing procedures. Students will understand that germs can be spread.
Animal Sort - Students will sort an assortment of animals any way they like and explain how they are grouped.
Parts of a Plant- Students will learn about the parts of a plant as they create and connect plant parts.

Pollination- “A sticky situation”- Students learn how pollination works by using Cheetos to simulate pollen. Please supply your own Cheetos.


Life Science Equipment

  • Cell Models 
  • Desktop Microscopes
  • Digital Microscope 
  • Magnifying Glasses
  • Microscope Slides with cover slips

Physical Science Kits

​Alka Seltzer Rockets-  Students will have a blast sending a film canister blasting off. Great Experiment for changing variables and demonstrating chemical reactions and Newton’s 3rd law.

Barbie Bungee-  Using Barbies, G.I. Joes, and rubber bands, students will determine how many rubber bands it will take for Barbie or G.I. Joe to fall from a predetermined height to have a thrilling, yet safe fall (scatter plots and line of best fit applicable).

​Cool Circuits-Student will explore the Science behind Circuits! Lay down a puzzle card, solve the challenge by making a loop and watch the board light up! 

​Bernoulli Ball-  A hairdryer demonstrates air pressure by moving a ping pong ball toward a target.  (requires outlets)
Drops on a Penny-  Students put as many drops of water on a penny as the can before the bubble pops.


Hydrogels Exploration- Students will observe the physical properties of matter and explore a polymer.
Life Vest Challenge- Students will develop a personal flotation device or life vest out of everyday materials that will provide enough support to float an unopened can of fruit or vegetables for at least 1 minute (Engineering/STEM Challenge).
Magnificent Magnets Students will explore and observe Magnetic Attraction in order  to identify objects that are magnetic and non-magnetic.  Many different types of magnets to be used with your lessons. 
Newton’s 1st law of Motion-Inertia Challenge with Yellow Rings, bottle and hex nuts.
Do You Hear What I Hear? Sound- 
Students will investigate how sound is made. Kit includes Sound Waves, Seashell Sounds, Xylophone- Xango Bottles, Singing Water Goblets, Chicken Plucker Cup, The Doctor is In! (Stethoscope Experience), Echolocation-"It's a Bat Thing!", Mystery Sound (What do you hear?), Palm Pipes, Singing Sound Tubes, Cardboard Kazoo, Tin Can Telephone, Tuning Forks & Resonance Chamber, Underwater Sounds, Born Whackers & Sound Vacuum.
Design A Windmill-Students will use Paper Cups to design a Windmill and learn about Environmental Engineering. 
Simple Machine Levers: Flip That Spoon- Explore forces and levers by making a spoon flip into a cup.
Sink or Swim: Will if Float?- Students will classify objects according to their physical attributes- buoyancy.

​Static Electricity-  Students will play with static electricity using a static wand and salt, tinsel/foil, and foam and "fur".

​Stomp Rockets 1: Rocketry- Students discuss how different variables affect the distance traveled by a stomp rocket

​Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion- Observe Newton’s third law of motion while testing the balloon rockets with the different types of string and friction.

​Newton's 3rd Law of Motion: Mini Hover Crafts- Students will use CD's and balloons to make mini hover crafts.

​Light & Color-  Students discover light and how light interacts with objects.  Contains prism glasses, prisms, 3D glasses, UV dector, etc. 

Science or Magic-
Students will explore the "magic" that is science.  The student will keep a paper towel dry after that paper towel is submerged in a bowl of water.  This kit focuses on how gasses take up space between materials and substances.​


Physical Science Equipment

Bell Jar with Air Compressor

Energy Transfer- Ice Melting Blocks

Hover board/ leaf blower

​Smashing Steel Spheres

K'nex STEM Building Solutions

Micro Electrolysis Machines with Multi- Voltage Power Supply


Van de Graaf Generator

​Spring Scales


Earth & Space Science Kits

​Constellations- Students will be introduced to some star patterns and physical attributes in the night sky by making a model of a constellation of their choosing. Glow in the dark beads included.
Shake, Rattle and Roll-
Students will design a building structure to withstand the effects of an Earthquake. 
Sun, Earth, and Moon System- Earth and moon models; lights for making shadows
​Weather- Students will explore and learn how to read a thermometer measuring different substances.
Solar System- Demonstrates distance from planet to planet from the sun.
Table Top Fossil Dig-  Students will explore fossils while digging through sand.

Earth Science Equipment

  • Mineral Set
  • Fossil Set
  • Sedimentary, Igneous, Metaphoric Rock Sets
  • ​Rocks & Minerals from Georgia
  • ​Shark Teeth Exploration

Technology Or Engineering

  • Edison Robots
  • Sphero Minis and Ipads
  • Ozobots Kit
  • Bee-Bots
  • Botley Robots
  • ​Star Lab
  • Keva Planks
  • Creative Geometry Buttons-
    Students will explore colorful Geometry Buttons to match, coordinate colors, study patterns, create shapes, in order to create an assigned geometric picture.
  • Kid K'NEX  Building Set-Students will use the Kid K'NEX rod and connector building system to design and engineer structures.
  • Picasso Magnetic Tiles-
    Students will build structures by aligning Picasso Magnetic Tiles together to create  individualized designs.
  • Small Puzzle Pieces (Plus Plus)-Students will construct and design their own creations using Plus Plus Small Puzzles pieces.
  • Solarize A Classroom- Email your interest and we can discuss requirements.