Teacher Toolboxes

Need materials to teach a unit on Digging Dinosaurs, People and Plants, Insects, Soils, or Solar System?
 
The SESC toolboxes and kits can be reserved in advance.
Fill Out This Form to Reserve a Toolbox
 
Toolboxes, Kits and Picturing America can be checked out using the checkout form located in the Teacher Toolbox Box. They can be checked out for 2 weeks.  We deliver and pick up every Tuesday.
 
 
Finding Fossils - Digging Dinosaurs
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YouTube video explaining the kit - by Robert Gordan (5:52)
 
This toolbox provides teachers with one-of-a-kind Museum casts of dinosaurs unearthed by Utah paleontologists. Learn more here.
 
Soils
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Why is forest soil different from desert soil? What organisms are able to survive in the harsh alpine ecosystem? Learn about the processes that contribute to soil formation in Utah’s amazing landscape. 
 
Insects
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Dozens of mounted entomological specimens to help students understand the incredible variability and beauty of insects. Learn to classify and to identify unique adaptations. Handouts
 
Native Utah Toolbox
It is no longer housed at SESC, you can still check out the box from the Natural History Museum of Utah
 
 
 
People and Plants (Ethnobotany)
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A study of how people interact with plants in their environment. Lesson plans for this module are written to align with fourth grade science core, but can also be modified for other grade level science core and intended learning outcomes.  More Information and handouts
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Conserving Water In The Dessert
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it is the intent of this program to raise awareness about the limited availability of water in our desert climate and to encourage water conservation. The lessons focus on basic
water science, the sources and availability of water for human use.
 
 
Ouelessebougou Education Trunk
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The Ouelessebougou Utah Alliance
Includes: items such as clothing, musical instruments, common household items, money, a flag, photos, a copy of the Ouelessebougou video, and a copy of Discover Ouelessebougou, Mali, a 124-page manual for teachers. More Information
 
Picturing America Poster Reproductions
Picturing America
Materials include a set of twenty large reproductions (24 x 36 in.) printed on both sides with high-quality color images, the Teachers Resource Book, and additional resources on the NEH Picturing America Web site. Teachers Resource Book (pdf)
 
 
 
Seasons and Phases of the Moon
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There are 2 kits available for our use.
 
This is a simple and fun activity where students utilize models of the Sun, Earth and Moon and determine why moon phases occur.
Explore the Moon and Sun Phases. Handouts
 
 
 
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
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Engage students with important, relevant science content, equipment, materials, technology and resources, and inquiry based, student-centered classroom activities.