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An assortment of teaching kit items: a cuttting board, tasting spoons and plates

Plant Parts Become Me

Following a role-playing review of the main parts of a plant, students will design their own plants and compare the variety of their creations. Then, students identify and taste fruits and vegetables that come from different plant parts. Minnesota Science Standards:0.4.1.1, 1.4.1.1, 2.4.1.1, 3.4.1.1, 5.4.1.1
An assortment of teaching kit items: packaging of snacks and beverages, plastic bags and paper bags

The Healthy Hop N Shop

Learn about the USDA MyPlate through a pretend grocery store, and explore the importance of each food group. The Healthy Hop N Shop Lesson Plan Minnesota Science Standards:0.4.1.1, 1.4.1.1, 2.4.1.1, 3.4.1.1, 5.4.1.1 Minnesota Health Standards:2.8.1, 3.7.2, 5.7.2
An assortment of teaching kit items: potting soil, tape and compostable cups

Make Room for Raddy

Observe how plants and people respond when crowded and forced to share limited resources. This activity helps students understand that even their precious garden plants must be thinned. Minnesota Science Standards:1.1.1.1, 3.1.1.1, 5.1.1.1, 2.1.1.2, 3.1.1.2, 2.4.2.1 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:3.6.7.7, 4.6.7.7, 5.6.7.7
An assortment of teaching kit items: paper towels, seeds and a book

Yo Seeds, Wake Up!

Students examine ideas about what seeds need to sprout. Minnesota Science Standards:0.1.1.2, 2.1.1.2, 3.1.1.2, 5.1.1.2 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:3.6.7.7, 4.6.7.7, 5.6.7.7
An assortment of teaching kit items: small boxes with vials of soil samples

Learning About Integrated Pest Management

Students learn about integrated pest management (IPM), the decisionmaking process involved in reducing pests. They will recognize that pests can be insects and other animals in homes and other structures as well as weeds and diseases in yards, gardens and croplands. Minnesota Science Standards: 4.1.2.1, 4.1.3.3, 4.3.4.1, 5.3.4.1, 5.1.1.1, 5.4.1.1, 1.4.3.1, 2.4.3.1 Minnesota Language Arts… View More
An assortment of teaching kit items: books, potting soil and compostable cups

Magic Beans and Giant Plants

After predicting what – other than magic – caused Jack’s beanstalk to grow so tall, students design and conduct experiments to explore how different conditions affect plant growth. This open-ended investigation of conditions for plant growth assumes some student knowledge of basic plant needs (light, water, etc) and can be used as a springboard for… View More
from above, squares with samples of aquatic insects in briefcase

Aquatic Insect Collection

This collection of twelve aquatic insects allows students to observe and compare invertebrate samples. This is a great addition to the Water Habitat Site Study kit.
collection of fish stuffed animals

Fish Pillows

This kit includes an assortment of fish-shaped pillows in a variety of sizes. This kid is a great addition to the Fish Families kit, allowing students to find the fish adaptations on their own pillows!
folded up nets for collecting plankton

Plankton Nets

Plankton nets allow students to collect samples of organisms from local waterways that can otherwise be difficult to access. The kit also includes identification keys for commonly found algae, phytoplankton, diatoms and zooplankton. This kit includes two plankton nets. Reserve the Light Microscopes kit from the Teacher Resource Center to allow your students to see… View More
collection of papers and materials about animal behaviors

Animal Behavior Studies

Engage students in authentic animal behavior research using the live fish collection at Great Lakes Aquarium.
box of pink clipboards next to rulers, calculators and pencils

Clipboards

A class set of 36 clipboards with pencils. 
collection of info cards and information materials

Attack Pack

This kit features twelve lessons for a variety of ages that relate to invasive species in the Great Lakes.