Teacher Resource Center

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.
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
Binoculars

Binoculars

Field-ready binoculars – three sets of twelve available. Bird guides are also available for check-out with the binoculars upon request.
educator wearing waders in rushing river exhibit shrugging and smiling at you

Becoming Scientists: Engineering/Design – Culverts

This lesson uses modeling as a method for problem solving and a tool for understanding scientific principles. Evaluation, collaboration and redesigning of models will further develop student science literacy skills.
collection of materials including net, toy fish, and information sheets

Becoming Scientists: Collecting Data

This lesson will help students learn why and how fisheries managers conduct fish surveys. Students will become familiar with some of the equipment and survey methods that Minnesota DNR fisheries biologists use.