Teacher Toolboxes

Finding Fossils - Digging Dinosaurs or Mini Box
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.
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. 
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
U of U Red Butte Garden         More Information 
People and Plants (Ethnobotany)
This Toolbox is retired a new 2024 Version will be coming out in late fall early winter of 2023
Conserving Water In The Dessert
iThis Toolbox is retired a new 2024 Version will be coming out in late fall early winter of 2023
Patterns and Partnerships
Patterns and Partnerships
Students explore the who, when, where, and why of traits, with a special look at canines. Using dendrochronology, the Utah mountain ecosystem, the bark beetle outbreak, and forest fire management students analyze data, construct explanations, develop models, engage in arguments based on evidence and evaluate design solutions based on an understanding of how ecosystems function and change. 
Ouelessebougou Education Trunk
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
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
Engage students with important, relevant science content, equipment, materials, technology and resources, and inquiry based, student-centered classroom activities.