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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: 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
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!
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.
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.
collection of papers and materials about wild rice

Wild Rice Detective

Students will learn about the life cycle of wild rice and traditional harvesting methods. Then, students will solve mysteries concerning damage and predation to wild rice specimens using inquiry-based scientific methods and real-life data.