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, 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.