Virtual In-Class Field Trips

Virtual field trips are unique experiences for the teacher and the students to view 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. Field trip consumable materials will be provided for all students. GYSTC member systems material cost is $5 per student and non-member systems material cost is included in the registration fee.

Member System Cost

Teacher/Parent/Student:

$5 (materials included)

Non-Member System Cost

Teacher/Parent/Student:

$25 (materials included)

Upcoming Virtual In-Class Field Trips:

Friday, October 9, 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.
Special Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.

Friday, October 16, 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.
Special Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Out oft his World: Orbits (S2E2)

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

Students will discover the relationship between Earth, Moon, and Sun.
Special Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.

Friday, October 30, 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 Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.

Friday, November 6, 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.
Special Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.

Friday, November 13, 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 Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.

Friday, November 20, 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!
Special Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.

Friday, December 4, 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.
Special Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.

Friday, December 11, 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 Note: For all member system teachers/parents/students there is no additional cost for registration. For member system teachers wanting to register an entire class please contact your GYSTC Regional Center to schedule a class. For non-member systems each individual student registration is $25. If you are a non-member system teacher and would like to register a class of up to 30 students you may register at a discounted rate of $500. As you complete registration please enter each students’ name with their teacher’s/parent’s email address.