Below is a list of equipment & kits available for checkout with a short description for your convenience. Many of these kits can be adaptaded 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 West GYSTC at email@example.com or (770) 328-8530.
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.
DNA- Genes on the Go- (DNA Necklace, and Genes in a Bottle) -
Students will explore the structure of DNA by extracting the molecule from their cheek cells. Students will also utilize DNA extraction to create a personalized Helix DNA Necklace that they can keep.
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.
Gliding Spiders - Students will be parachute engineers and design a “ Gliding Spider” Parachute.
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.
Fun with Food Chains- Students will explore habitats and the food chain. This kit is a fun review to see if the students can explain the basic needs of the animals and where they fall in the food chain. (they use dress up or hand puppets)
Fishing For Fun – Students will become Biologists and utilize the science of animal Classification to study, identify and explore the habits of different species of Fish!
Life Science Equipment
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.
House of Cards- Engineering introductory activity – students will become familiar with the engineering design process as they try to build the tallest tower using cards.
Simple Circuits: Electricity- Create simple circuits. Five small group sets includes motors, batteries, lights, and wires.
Brain Builder- KEVA Planks- Students will manipulate Brain Builder KEVA planks to successfully duplicate the balance, proportion, composition and geometry, while converting a 2D model to 3D.
Diapers, Then and Now- What are Diapers made of? What effect do Diapers have on our environment? Students will learn about environmental sustainability by studying the materials that diapers are made of and explore the history and materials in diapers.
Magic Color Changing Flowers-
Students will learn about the chemistry behind bases and acids. Students will be able to learn and understand that if two substances cause turn a pH indicator into different colors.
Shake, Rattle and Roll-
Students will design a building structure to withstand the effects of an Earthquake.
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.
Hydrogels Exploration- Students will observe the physical properties of matter and explore a polymer.
It’s Electric: Electricity- Create Circuits using tinker kits. There are 6 groups slightly different.
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).
Magnets: It’s Magnetic!- Investigate to find common object that are attracted to magnets.
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.
It's Heating Up! -Learn about how our bodies, surroundings, and different materials maintain and transfer heat to produce heat energy.
Gliding Spiders- Flight and Parachute Engineering activity. Students will discover how flight and parachute work, while creating, then testing their own parachute designs.
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.
Picasso Magnetic Tiles-
Students will build structures by aligning Picasso Magnetic Tiles together to create individualized designs.
Hand Cranks- Electric Conductors-
Students will learn how electricity is transferred and generated through Conduction and Kinetic Energy.
Electromagnets-Students will create their own Electromagnets and discover how Electromagnets work.
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.
Smashing Steel Spheres- Students will demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Energy, and show mechanical systems convert energy to Thermal Energy.
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.
Electromagnets-Students will create their own Electromagnets and discover how Electromagnets work.Light & Color- Students discover light and how light interacts with objects. Contains prism glasses, prisms, 3D glasses, UV dector, etc.
Weather - "Let's Talk About The Weather!" Students will utilize Thermometers and different temperatures of water to measure Weather Data.
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.
Plastic Spoon Catapult-Newton's 1st Law- Students will learn about Newton's First Law which demonstrates how levers and Kinetic or Potential Energy work. Students will explore Newton's First Law by constructing a fun and easy catapult.
It's Electricity - Conductors and Insulators Circuits (Tinker's Box)- Students will create Circuits using 6 slightly different Circuit Tinker’s Box kits. In each Kit students will complete activities in which they will learn about Electric Circuits feature Conductor and Insulators.
Small Puzzle Pieces (Plus Plus)-Students will construct and design their own creations using Plus Plus Small Puzzles pieces.
Physical Science Equipment
Bell Jar with Air Compressor
K'nex STEM Building Solutions
Energy Transfer- Ice Melting Blocks
Hover board/ leaf blower
Smashing Steel Spheres
Makey Makey (6)
Micro Electrolysis Machines with Multi- Voltage Power Supply
Van de Graaf Generator
Earth 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 & Roll- Students will design a building to withstand an earthquake
Earth Science Equipment
Sedimentary, Igneous, Metaphoric Rock Sets
Rocks & Minerals from Georgia
Shark Teeth Exploration
Sedimentary, Igneous, Metaphoric Rock Sets
Rocks & Minerals from Georgia
Shark Teeth Exploration
Sphero Minis and Ipads
Solarize A Classroom- Email your interest and we can discuss requirements.