Below is a list of kits available for checkout for both classroom and STEM night use. A short description and the corresponding grade level(s) are included for your convenience. However, please note, some kits can be used for more than the grade level listed. If you would like to see pictures of the equipment, please click on the document below. To submit a checkout request, please scroll down and fill out an "Kit Checkout Form." Please include your name, school, email, phone number, kits needed (including the kit number), and dates needed on the form. Delivery and pickup are on Fridays. If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator, Cathy Fontenot at email@example.com
List of Kits Available For Checkout
Life Science Kits
Parts of a Plant Students will learn about the parts of a plant as they arrange puzzle pieces. S1L1.c
From Tadpoles to Frogs Students will use thumbprints to create an llustration of the growth and change of a frog as it goes through its
life cycle. S2L1.a
Betcha Can't Find Me Now Students will explore features that help animals survive (camouflage). S3L1.c
Generations of Traits Students will track the passage of pom-pom traits through three generations of people. S5L2.b
Easter Egg Genetics Students learn about genetics using Easter Eggs (Punnett Squares). S7L3.a
Who Walked Here? Students can use the stamp and ink pads to make animal tracks on paper. They can also use crayons and rub plates
to make pictures of the animal and its track.
Plants S3L1, S1L1, S5L1
Building a Flower Design a flower with materials provided and label.
Practicing Punnett Squares Students will practive making Punnett Squares by using the phenotypes to find genotypes.
Best Beak S3L1
Fortune Telling Fish S3P2, S8P2
Animal Sort Students will sort an assorment of animals any way they like and explain how thye are grouped. SKL1
Animals S3L1, S1L1, S5L1
Chirping Chicks Students will use their body to make the chicks chirp. 5th Grade
The Incredible Journey: Hen to Home
Habitat and Food Chain
DNA Model Building
Table Top Fossil Dig
Physical Science Kits
Will it Float? Students will classify objects according to their physical attributes - buoyancy. SKP1.b
What's All the Noise Students learn about vibration and sound by making a chicken crow. S1P1.c
What's the Matter? Students will observe the three states of matter in a bag. S2P1.a
It's Magnetic Students "detect" the force of magnetism. S3P2
Bernouli Ball A hairdryer demonstrates air pressure by moving a ping pong ball toward a target (requires outlets). S4P3.c
Flip that Spoon Explore forces and levers by making a spoon flip into a cup. S4P3.a
All About Circuits & Little Red Riding Hood Using a Snap Circuits Jr. and Squishy Circuits (play-dough and battery packs), students will
investigate circuits. S5P3.b ,S5P3
Invincible Balloon Passing a skewer through an inflated balloon and looks like magic, but has a scientific explanation.
Build a Boat Students will design and build a boat out of straws and plastic wrap that can hold 25 Pennies.
Magic Garden Watch a mountain side grow in just hours with just pouring "magic liquid" (included in kit) on it.
Magic Color Changing Flower Students will observe a chemical reaction involving color (color chemistry).
Create a Scientist Tinker Kit
Space Sand Classroom Kit
Candy Chromatography Students will observe the separation of colors through this activity (color chemistry).
Drops on a Penny S4E3
Kitchen Chemistry Students will use water, salt water, sugar water, baking soda, and other common kitchen-liquids to observe
chemical reactions and the effects of density on small plastic jewels.
Color Changing Chemistry Students will create and observe several different color reactions involving iodine.
Heat Loss Project: STEM Exploration S3P1
Sugar Water Density S8P1
Sharpie Pen Science Students will observe chromatography through this activity.
Pressure Students will explore pressure through "push, pull, and more" kits. 8th Grade
Shake, Rattle, & Roll Design a structure to withstand the effects of an earthquake.
Tall Towers Students will build an a tower using structural shapes.
Minute to Win It K-8
Static Electricity S5P3, S8P2
Energy Matters Science Kit on States of Matter. 3rd Grade
Shadow Makers Students will investigate light and explain how shadows are made.
Magnificent Magnets S3P2
Yellow Rings Inertia challenge. S4P3, S2P3, SKP3.
WGYSTC Electricity Kit 1,2, &3 Explore forces and levers by making a spoon flip into a cup. S4P3.a
Build a Tower Professional Development
Critter Cars S8P3
Wooden Bridge Kit
Light and Color S4P1, S4P2, S8P4, S8P2
Vortex Cannon Students will explore the application of force of air to move various objects. S4P3, S8P2, S8P3.
Balloon Rockets Students will observe Newton's third law of motion while testing the different types of string and friction.
Air and Water Rockets
Delta Dart Planes Students will build their won Delta Dart Plane. S4P3, S8p2
Stirling Engine Demo kit of a Stirling Engine. 8th grade.
Motion various toy cars, skateboards, and trucks to demonstrate the forces impacting motion. 8th grade.
Rocketry Bins 2, 3, & 4
Play-dough Circuits Students will build their own play-dough circuits. S8P5.
Foss Simple Machine Kit Students will explore the different simple machines and how and why they make completing tasks easier.
Alka Seltzer Rockets Students will have a blast sending a film canister blasting off. Great experiment for changing variables and
demonstrating chemical reactions and Newtons 3rd law.
Balloon Car Students will utilize their knowledge of kinetic and potential energy to design and build their own balloon car.
Mechanical Energy Cars
Barbie Bungee Using Barbies, G.I. Joes, and rubber bands, students will determine how many rubber bands it will take for Barbie or
G.I. Joe to fall from a predetermined height to have a thrilling, yet safe fall (scatter plots and line of best fit applicable).
House of Cards Engineering introductory activity - students will become familiar with the engineering design process as they try to build the tallest
tower using cards.
"Do you hear?" Students must shake the plastic eggs and try to determine its contents by the sound it makes. S8P4, S4P2.
Flight Test This activity teaches forces, motion, and control surfaces of an airplane.
Flying Things Using a straw and two strips of paper, students will make a paper airplane, which really does fly. They will use their
planes in recording distance, graphing, and in working the metric system.
Life Vest Challenge Students will develop a personal flotation device or life vest out of everyday materials that will provide enough support to float
an unopened can of fruit or vegetables for at least 1 minute (Engineering/STEM Challenge).
Roller Coaster Rally Students will explore how both force and motion can be affected by gravity (Engineering/STEM Challenge).
Roller Coaster Students will build a mock roller coaster using the concepts of kinetic and potential energy.
Sound Students can investigate sound by listening and using palm pipes,boom whackers, whirling tubes, etc.
Shadow Makers Students will investigate light and explain how shadows are made.
Magnets S3P2, S8P5.
Silly Putty S5E1.
Mini Hover Crafts Students will use CDs to make mini hover crafts.
Earth Science Kits
Out-of-This-World Orbits Students will learn the orbits of the moon and earth. S6E2.a
Sun, Earth, and Moon System
Solar System S4E1, S61, S6E2.
Waterworks School Test Kit for Testing Water Quality
Weather Students will use a compass, handheld wind meter, and ozone test card reader to understand and report weather. S1E1, S6E1, S6E2.
Maker Space Materials S4E2, S6C55.
Evaporation Kit 6th Grade.
Human Solar System S6E1, Grades 4th and 6th.
Constellations Students will be introduced to some star patterns and physical attributes in the night sky by making a model of a constellation of their
Weathering S6E5, S3E1, S6E2.
Earth Beach Balls S3S6, S7L4
Science Literacy Kits
Ten Apples on Top SKP3, MGSEK.CC.2.
Three Little Pigs SKP1, SKP2.
Tribal Rain Stick S8P4, S4P2.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind S3L2, S4E4, S5P2, MGSE5.NBT.7.
Charlotte's Web S3P1, MGSE3.MD.3.
My Father's Dragon S4P1, MGSE4.MD.3.
Out of the Dust S6E5.
Shiloh S4P1, MGSE4.MD.3.
Socks S4P3, MGSE4.MD.3.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears MGSEK.MD.2.
Math Games Various math board games that help students practice their math skills, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, graphing, telling time, counting, and more, in a fun way. MCC1.OA.6, MCC3.OA.7, MCC3.NF.1, MCC3.MD.3, MCC3.MD.4.
All Aboard for Rounding Students will discover and apply the rules for rounding numbers as they relate a number line to a train on a mountain.
Problems with Dominoes Students practice calculating sum and products using dominoes. MCC3.OA.7.
The Last Straw Students practice metric measurement in this game of estimation. MCC4.MD.1.
Ordering Up Fractions Students will play a game in which they try to create the largest (or smallest) fraction using unlike fractions. MCC4.NF.2.
Growing Paper Worms Students will make observations, predictions, estimates, and measurements as paper worms to begin to "grow."
Build a Burger Students will practice problem solving using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division while building a burger. MCC5. OA.1
Coordinate Plane Battleship Students will play "Battleship" with a partner by placing "ships" on a coordinate plane. After calling out an ordered
pair, students will determine if it is a "hit" or "miss." MCC6.NS.8.
Playing For Odds Students will decide if a game is a "fair game" by determining the probability. MCC7.SP.5
Problem Solving Puzzles Students will problem solve playing Unifix Sudoku and with tan grams. Applicable to multiple grades.
Measurement Students will practice measuring and recording different measurements. SKCS2, S2CS1, S6CS4.
Fraction Golf Students will practice simplifying fractions and solving basic fraction operations in order to get the best par in the class.
Area and Perimeter A whole of garden hose to help students practice finding the area and perimeter of given objects.
Skittles Math Predicting and communicating results lab (predicted vs. actual, %, mean, median, and mode).
Sustainable Energy Kits
Freddy the Fish Students will recognize how pollution from fossil fuels can affect local ecosystems and identify ways to prevent water pollution.
Solar Educational Kit S4P3, S8P3.
Sunezoon Car Class Students will design and build a solar-powered vehicle that will race against other students' cars by purchasing materials
needed to build their design.
Green Snap Circuits Students use snap circuits to power alternative energy.
Human Habitat & Food Chain Model Students model different habitats and the food chain that exists in each food chain.
K'nex STEM Building Solutions Students investigate solar energy by building a solar energy model of their choosing (i.e. crank man, solar car, etc). 4th grade and up.
Solar Power Engineering Students construct a solar powered robot, rover, racer, etc. from a solar powered kit. 5th grade and up.
Solar Energy Discovery Students will use a hand crank generator, solar aircraft, and radiometer to discover and learn how solar energy works and is useful source of energy.
Electric House Students will explore the parallel circuits of how a house is wired as well as using a solar cell for power.