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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.  

Pick from the list below:

Natural History Museum of Utah Collection
Finding Fossils Digging Dinosours
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.
Box Contents           Learn More
Soil KitSoils
Soil is more than dirt.  Soil's combinationof rocks, water, air and organic material provide an essential natural resource to our earth.  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 PictureInsects
Dozens of mounted entomological specimens to help students understand the incredible variability and beauty of insects.
Learn to classify and to identify unique adaptations.
U of U - Red Butte Garden Collection
People and Plants
People and Plants
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.
Botany BinConserving Water In the Desert
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.
Box Contents          Lesson Plans
Patterns and PartnershipsPatterns 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. 
Box Contents       Lesson Plans
Hogle Zoo Collection (2) Kits
Wild Aware Utah
Wild Aware Utah
Utah’s Hogle Zoo, together with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and the Utah State University Cooperative Extension, have partnered to develop tools to educate individuals and communities about how to live, work, and recreate safely in wildlife habitats in Utah. Wild Aware Utah provides simple guidance and direction for Utah communities to avoid problems with wildlife.  
Picturing America
Picturing America
Photo Collection
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)
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium 
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Utah’s Unique Environments
Engage students with important, relevant science content, equipment, materials, technology and resources, and inquiry based, student-centered classroom activities, as well as assists teachers in becoming knowledgeable and comfortable enough with the scientific content, lessons, materials, and resources that they implement them in their own classes independently.
Ouelessebougou Kit
Ouelessebougou Alliance Picture
Alliance Logo
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.
Clark Planetarium (2) Kits
Phases of ther Moon Kit
Seasons and Phases
of the Moon
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.