Scientific Tools and Techniques
The Scientific Tools and Techniques Program (STT) is a semester-long course designed to familiarize students with the tools and techniques of scientific inquiry. STT students practice problem-solving skills utilizing a fully integrated science curriculum. Through laboratory and field work, students explore all aspects of science, gaining a better understanding and a greater appreciation for the scientific process.
The program is free of charge, and is open to 9th grade students enrolled in the DeKalb County School System. Transportation is provided free of charge.
Students apply through a DeKalb County Middle School in February of their eighth grade year. The Middle Schools have brochures and handle the applications. Applications are submitted to the Middle School for processing, not to Fernbank Science Center. The deadlines for submitting application materials are set by the individual schools. If you have questions about the program, please call the STT office at 678-874-7107.