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An assortment of teaching kit items: pH testing strips, test tubes and more

EarthEcho Water Quality Testing

Test the dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity and temperature of a local waterway around your learning space! Then, upload your test results to an international database to compare your results to others’ and contribute to the citizen scientists interested in keeping our waterways healthy.
An assortment of teaching kit items: pvc pipes, foam insulation, cotton balls, calcium nitrate, exacto knives, pens, and more

What? No Soil

After learning the five basic requirements of plant growth, discuss terms related to hydroponics. Then, build and maintain hydroponic units out of soda bottles! Minnesota Science Standards:6.1.2.1
An assortment of teaching kit items: cotton bals, lights, thermometers and pipettes

Germination Research

Discuss factors that affect a seed’s germination time, then perform a mini-experiment involving the steps of the scientific method. Minnesota Science Standards:5.1.1.2, 7.1.1.2 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:6.14.2.2
An assortment of teaching kit items: a binder, small plastic bags

Soil Testing 1, 2, 3

Learn soil science terms using soil samples from several locations while testing nutrient levels. Minnesota Science Standards:7.4.2.2 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:9.5.4.4
An assortment of teaching kit items: forks, knives and plates

Salad Investigation

Learn about edible plant parts and the differences between fruits and vegetables while eating a salad. Minnesota Science Standards:7.4.1.1 Minnesota Health Standards:6.6.1
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.
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.