STEM Days on the Go

STEM Days on the Go offers science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programs for students.

The high-quality interactive STEM Days on the Go learning experiences are standards-based, model effective teaching practices, and deepen students' understanding of STEAM topics.

STEM Days on the Go STEAM Lessons

Are you ready to challenge your students with an enriching STEM experience? Do you want to inspire your students while building their confidence in STEM studies? Let us bring a GSSM STEM Day to you!

Traveling to classrooms across the state of South Carolina, the GSSM instructional team offers standards-based, hands-on lessons developed by GSSM curriculum specialists. During their visit, students in grades 3 through 10 will explore and participate in an inquiry-driven activity and project under the STEAM umbrella, including engineering, chemistry, physics, and electronics. Each lesson lasts approximately one hour, and all necessary materials are provided by GSSM. Schools are asked to provide at least one adult chaperone who will remain in the classroom with the instructional team for the lesson.

Due to high demand and limited staffing, requests from schools located over 2 hours from Hartsville and/or requests for multiple days will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and honored when possible. We recommend requests, especially for those requiring extended travel, be submitted as far in advance as possible. Submitting a visit request form is not a guarantee that your request will be honored as submitted, but we will strive to accommodate your school’s needs.

Registration will open in August

What to Expect from a GSSM STEM Day on the Go:

  • GSSM Instructors travel to your school to deliver an enriching STEM experience to your students.
  • The STEM experience is a standards-based inquiry learning opportunity that explores a STEM topic of your choice.
  • GSSM provides all necessary materials for the lessons.

WHO: 3rd – 10th graders 
WHEN: During your school day with the first lesson beginning no earlier than 9:00 am. 
COST: A student’s time & willingness to learn 
WHAT: For the full list of courses, click here.

Current Lessons

More Information

Irene Middleton
Outreach Director of Academic Year Programs  |  843-383-3901 ext. 3309

Barbara Urban
Outreach Program Coordinator  |  843-383-3901 ext. 3925

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to participate in this program?

No, STEM Days on the Go STEAM lessons are offered free to SC schools.

What grade levels does STEM Days on the Go serve?

STEAM lesson visits offered through STEM Days on the Go are available for students in grades 3 through 10. Not every lesson is suitable for every grade level due to differences in curriculum standards and understanding. However, some lessons may be adaptable for multiple grade levels. Current lessons and the recommended grade levels are outlined in our course catalogue.

When is the STEM Days on the Go team available?

The STEM Days on the Go team is available to provide in-person STEAM lesson visits throughout the school year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Monday and Friday visits may be available to meet the unique scheduling needs of your school. Please note that STEM Days on the Go STEAM visits will be scheduled to start no earlier than 9:00 am and are meant for delivery during normal school hours.

How long are the lessons?

Most of our STEAM lessons last for one hour. It may be possible to shorten some lessons to accommodate your school’s scheduling needs, but we require at least 45 minutes to work with your students.

Does my school need to provide teachers or chaperones for a STEM Days on the Go STEAM lesson?

Yes. While GSSM instructional staff will lead the lesson, we do require that students be accompanied by at least one familiar adult during their STEAM experience. Interested teachers, administrators, or parent volunteers are all welcome to join the fun!

How do I schedule a STEM Days on the Go STEAM lesson for my school?

Click on the registration link above and complete the online registration. A program coordinator will be in touch to confirm your school’s needs after your request is submitted.​​