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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: several trowels, seed packets, a stopwatch and wicker baskets

Garden Economics and Efficiency

Learn the technical details of planting seeds or seedlings, and apply the principle of marginal productivity to planting in the garden! Minnesota Social Studies Standards:9.2.4.7
An assortment of teaching kit items: paper towels, plastic bags, digital scales and graduated cylinders

Sorting Out Potting Soil

After learning about the uses and components of potting media, observe and calculate percentages of potting soil components. Minnesota Math Standards:9.2.4
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.
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.
map and information cards

The Watershed Game

The Watershed Game helps students understand the relationship between land uses within a watershed, water quality, and their community. Working in teams, students apply tools (practices, plans, and policies) to decrease water pollution while balancing financial resources. The goal for the activity is to reduce pollution from various land uses to the stream without going… View More
satelite image of Duluth

Freshwater Estuary/Wetlands Model: Exploring Estuary and Wetland Functions

As the St. Louis River flows into Lake Superior, it creates a freshwater estuary.  This dynamic area can provide several important aquatic habitats; open water, sediment on the bottom and wetlands along the shoreline. Students will observe the characteristics of wetlands and estuaries through the use of a model and identify their importance to the health of aquatic… View More