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, January 22, 2021

Cells (S5L3 a,b,c)

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

Students should be able to identify organelles in animal and plant cells. They will be able to describe the differences between plant and animal cells.

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, January 29, 2021

Secret Signals: Light & Sound (S1P1 a,b,c)

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

Lights and sounds can not only be used for seeing and hearing, but also as a way to communicate directions, warning signals, etc.

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, February 12, 2021

Zip To It (S4P1 a,b)

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

Students will build a device that can carry a small ball from the top of a two meter zip line to the bottom in less than six seconds. After completing this activity, students should be able to use force, friction, motion, and gravity to explain a zip line.

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, February 19, 2021

Out of this World, Orbits! (S2E2a)

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, February 26, 2021

Toy Inventor (S2P2a)

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

Students will design a new toy using either a push or a pull.

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, March 5, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight (S3L1b)

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

Students will investigate how camouflage can help an organism survive and reproduce in its environment.

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, March 12, 2021

Body Systems In Space (S7L2c)

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

Students will research body systems, functions and the effects on zero gravity on Mars. Students will use Design Thinking to create a prototype of a product that would help an astronaut living in zero gravity.

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, March 19, 2021

Kite Day (SKP1a)

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

Considering properties of different materials, students will design and create a kite

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, March 26, 2021

Weather Station Component - Barometer (S6E4e)

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

Students will learn about various weather elements and how meteorologists can use tools to measure those elements. Meteorologists measure temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind direction, wind velocity, and rain fall amount. This activity will teach the students how to make a barometer and how a barometer affects the prevailing weather. Students will be able to use what they learn in this lesson to help explain what they see during evening weather reporting on TV.

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, April 2, 2021

Little Owl's Night & Day (SKE1)

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

Students will make observations of the night time and day time sky by viewing planetarium simulations and a group reading of the stories Little Owl's Night and Little Owl's Day by Divya Srinivasan. Students will then compare and contrast their observations, and make claims about what can be seen in the sky at different times of day.

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, April 16, 2021

Moon's Phase Wheel (S6E2a)

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

Students will take the Moon Phase Wheel template they are given and construct it according to the directions. Once they have their Moon Phase Wheel they will use it to identify the phases of the moon and explain how the position of the Moon, Earth, and Sun produce the different Moon phases. The students can then use the Moon Phase Wheel to predict the phases of the Moon day by day.

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, April 23, 2021

Balloon Racers (S8P3a)

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

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Students will design, construct, test, and redesign the fastest balloon powered zipline racers in order to gain a working understanding of the relationships between speed and distance, and velocity and acceleration.

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, April 30, 2021

Compound, Mixtures, & Elements - Separate Iron from Cereal (S8P1a)

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

Students will learn about compounds, mixtures, and elements and see how the substances can be separated using physical and chemical means. A specific example of mixing elements in certain foods is the introduction of Iron into cereals. Students will learn why Iron is added and will be able to separate Iron from cereal and do a qualitative analysis of the amount of Iron in various cereals.

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.