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Kit Number

Title

Year

600

Chef Combo’s fantastic adventures in tasting & nutrition [kit]

" ... can take your 4- and 5-year old students anywhere on earth to learn about nutrition and taste nutritious foods" 1 hand puppet, 1 pointer (34 cm.), 1 rubber stamp, 1 teacher guide (130 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.)

1995
601

Measure matters / by Carolyn Aho...[et al.].

A real word program which provides children with the necessary opportunities to touch, manipulate and measure familiar objects. Measure Matters provides for a sequenced development of measurement skills and concepts. For elementary education. Levels A-C, each with 88 activity cards, master pages and teachers guide

1976
602

Pyramid cafe [kit] / National Dairy Council.

A ten-activity program designed to teach basic nutrition concepts and simple meal planning skills. 1 poster, 32 daily food guide pyramid sheets, 30 student workbooks, 1 teacher’s guide (68 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. (loose-leaf))

1998
603

Pyramid explorations [kit] / National Dairy Council.

A six-activity program designed to teach basic nutrition concepts and simple meal planning skills. 1 poster, 30 student workbooks, 32 daily food guide pyramid sheets, 1 teacher’s guide (68 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. (loose-leaf))

1998
604

Food helps me grow [kit]. Grade 1

Presents specific concepts about the relationships between food and growth and the categorization of food sources, building on the material learned in the preschool kit entitled Food - early choices. Food: your choice. Grade 1 . 24 pictures, 2 posters, 1 paperback book, 1 teacher’s guide ; in container, 38 x 25 x 4.

1987
605

Food gives me energy [kit]. Grade 2

Teaching materials to instruct second grade children in the classification of food into groups, in the production of food from farm to home, and in the energy potential of food. ( Food: your choice. Grade 2). 40 pictures, 4 posters, 1 teacher’s guide ; in container, 38 x 25 x 4.

1987
606

Food keeps me healthy [kit]. Grade 3

Teaching materials to instruct third grade children on the importance of each food group to health. Introduces the concept of combination foods and features a play which illustrates the four food groups. Food: your choice. Grade 3. 48 pictures, 4 posters, 1 teacher’s guide ; in container, 38 x 25 x 4.

1987
607

GOAL, beginning science [kit] : over 150 lesson plans.

My body -- My senses -- Weather and seasons -- Plants -- Animals -- Colors -- Magnets. For preschool and kindergarten. 83 cards, 20 spirit masters. Suitable for handicapped and gifted students. Parts marked KIT 257.

1978
608

The brain kit [kit] / written by Laura Cohen ; illustrated by Eric Alley.

Kit with four-part model of the brain is designed to help students learn how the human brain functions. 1 kit (4 pieces), 35 activity cards, class progress chart, and instruction sheet for using the model ; in box.

1983
609

Beginning science--plants. [kit] / New York Botanical Garden Education Staff.

Introduces basic concepts of plant life such as the process of photosynthesis, the natural habitats of various plants, and plants’ specific functions and principal parts. For primary grades. Parts marked KIT 244.

1976
610

Food decisions [kit]. Grade 6

Teaching materials to instruct sixth grade children on nutrition, including factors of personal food choice, nutritive value listed on labels, and calorie content. ( Food: your choice. Grade 6). 24 charts, 6 posters, 1 teacher’s guide ; in container, 38 x 25 x 4.

1987
611

Food and technology [kit]. Grade 5

Teaching materials to instruct fifth grade children on nutrition. Explores the role of technology in food production and gives nutritive profiles of food groups. ( Food: your choice. Grade 5). 24 charts, 9 cards, 2 posters, 1 teacher’s guide ; in container, 38 x 25 x 4.

1987
612

Beginning science : earth and universe. [Filmstrip].

Using the story of two children visiting on the Earth, moon, sun, stars, and solar system to describe the universe as a whole. For elementary grades.

1976
613

Mirror topic [kit] / [by H. Shaw].

Activity kit demonstrating the principles of mirrors, reflection, and basic geometry; provides projects to be done with mirrors. Includes: 3 mirrors, and 3 slotted cards and 14 work cards in envelope.

197?
614

Tapping students’ science beliefs [kit] : a resource for teaching and learning / Brian Doig, Ray Adams.

Skateboard news -- What happened last night -- The day we cooked pancakes at school -- Children’s week: Your project -- Our school garden. 5 units, 5 group profiles, teacher’s guide ; in folder in container.

1993
615

Indoor air quality [kit] : tools for schools : action kit

Includes checklists for all school employees, a flexible step-by-step guide for coordinating the checklists, an Indoor Air Quality Problem Solving Wheel, a factsheet on indoor air pollution issues, and sample policies and memos. The video, produced by the EPA in conjunction with the cast and crew of the television series "This Old House", shows how to properly operate and maintain ventilation systems in schools. 1 case (1 videocassette (VHS, 15 min., 6 sec.), 1 v., 31 sheets, 1 problem solving wheel) : ill. ; 26 x 31 x 7 cm.

1995
616

Nature study : [135 nature study activities]. [flash card].

Contains projects, experiments and field trips, creating an awareness of our natural surroundings for ecology and conservation. For elementary grades. 1. Introduction -- 2. Animal kingdom -- 3. Plants -- 4. Ecology.

1971
617

Discovery cards. [kit]

Each card has a set of instructions for various activities (writing, drawing, visiting, etc.) for a student to do. Cards are arranged by 14 broad topics with "source of information" card (bibliographies, etc.) at the end. Meant to be used with Fideler social studies textbooks. For elementary grades. Our planet in space.--Highlands.--Lowlands.--Climate.--History.- -Government.--People.--Cities.--Arts.--Natural resources.--Farming.--Industry.--Exchange.--Ecology.

1977?
618

Animal-growth sequential cards [kit].

Shows the growth of six animals through adulthood. Information about each animal is given on the back of the first card in each sequence. For elementary grades. 1 game (24 cards) in box, 17 x 15 x 3 cm. + 1 guide.

1978
619

Mystery box, sense and tell [kit] : unit 1.

Cover of box becomes 2 mystery boxes, constructed so that children can reach in, handle, and describe objects they cannot see. Photographs of many objects are included. Recognizing and naming familiar things.--Observing similarities and differences in textures.--Comparing shapes.--Comparing sizes and weights.--Extending activities.

N.D.
620

Electricity lab [kit]

"The AIMS Electricity Lab has been designed to accompany the AIMS publication Electrical Connections." 20 bulb holders, 12 battery holders, 25 bulbs, 100 mini-lights & holders with 6" leads, 30 meters of magnet wire, 10 meters of bell wire, 15 ring magnets, 1 wire stripper, 1 instruction sheet, 1 book (98 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.) ; in container 25 x 34 x 8 cm.

1993
621

Magnet lab [realia]

"The AIMS magnet lab is designed to be used with the AIMS publication Mostly magnets."--Box. 100 ring magnet, 2 cow magnets, 2 Newton spring scales, 1 book (111 : ill ; 28 cm.) ; in box 6 x 33 x 26 cm.

1991
622

Scott, Foresman science

For grades K-6. 21 x 29 cm. + teacher’s ed., teacher’s assessment package, instructional resources, teacher’s ed. lab manualcd-roms, videocassettes, supplements.

2003
623

Comparison cards [slide]

Slides cards showing the nutrient values of various foods. Cards feature nine colored bars representing the food’s contribution to the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances. 108 slides : col. ; 5 x 5 cm. in container.

1990
624

Independent exploration material [kit] : weights & springs / Math Media, inc.

A tool for children to use in their exploration of mathematics. 6 washers, 3 springs, 4 large paper clips, 11 activity cards ; in container.

1965?
625

The birds and wildlife habitat camp education program [kit]

Activities to explore the birding basics and elements necessary to create a National Wildlife Federation Certified backyard wildlife habitat. 4 books, 2 posters, 30 certificate brochures ; in box, 40x27x14 cm.

2001
626

Tangram cards [game] / Elementary Science Study.

For use with Tangram pieces. various cards (24 x 19 cm.) containing 121 tangram patterns.

1968
627

Inside rain : working with precipitation chemistry data / by Jay Barracato.

Accompanied by: Database basics : skills book / by Barbara Spooner and Jay Barracato (60 p.) ; National Atmospheric Deposition Program : 1997 wet deposition (16 p.) ; Inside rain : a look at the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (24 p.). xiv, 122 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.

2000
628

The human genome project [kit] : exploring our molecular selves

This multimedia Web site provides high school students and the interested public with information on the Human Genome Project. It includes a dynamic timeline, a glossary, and multimedia learning activities. Modules may be downloaded or viewed online. High school students and the interested public. System requirements: Intel Pentium II or III class, 200 MHz or higher; 72 MB RAM; Windows 95, 98, NT; Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher; Microsoft NetShow and ActiveX 6.0; Microsoft Internet Explorer and/or Netscape Navigator; Internet connection; 4X CD-ROM; 800x600 24 bit color display. 1 computer optical disc : col. ; 4 3/4 in. , 1 videocassette (15 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. , 1 v. (12 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 poster.

2001
629

Food models for early childhood educators [picture]. (5th ed)

Food models provide life-size color photographic reproductions of foods commonly eaten; accompanying guide gives suggestions for use of the models in nutrition education programs. 185 photographs : col. ; on 45 cards 28 x 22 cm. + 1 teacher/leader guide (13 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)

1994
630

Comparison cards [chart]. (5th ed). National Dairy Council

Bar graphs indicate the nutrient values of many commonly eaten foods. Back of each card indicates daily value of each food in fat content. Accompanying guide gives suggestions for use of the graphs in nutrition education programs. 108 charts : double sided, col. ; 22 x 28 cm. + 1 leader guide.

1994
631

Food model comparison cards [activity card]. National Dairy Council

The cards contain life-size color photographs of 185 commonly eaten foods. The front of each card pictures foods in their recommended serving size; the back of each card contains information similar to that found on food labels. The photographs may be punched out of the cards. Accompanying guide gives suggestions for use of the models in nutrition education programs. 45 activity cards : double sided, col. ; 22 x 28 cm. + 1 leader guide.

1994
632

Pumpkin circle [videorecording]

Learn where pumpkins come from and how they grow. The life cycle of the pumpkin is captured with time-lapse photography and animation, along with verse narration and song. 1 videocassette (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 Activities for students folded sheet + 1 Burpee pumpkin seed packet + 1 book (1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm). Ages 4 to adult.

1997
633

Exploring environments

Examines the complex interactions among living things and how they meet their needs. Each poster shows a different landscape (mountains, seashore, desert, farmland, etc.). Grades K-6. 167 p. : ill. (some reproducible) ; 28 cm. + 7 posters (col. ill. ; 44 x 56 cm., in tube)

1999
634

 

 

N.D.
635

LEGO dacta [kit] : pulleys

Students define a pulley and build models to investigate belt drives, gearing down, compound belt drives, changing the direction of rotation, fixed and moveable pulleys, and the concept of the pawl and ratchet. Teacher’s guide provides information about pulleys, simple hands-on pulley activites, drawings of possible solutions, and instructions with questions and answers for students using the building diagrams. Activity cards include 2 building diagrams (15 x 21 cm., folded), 1 card with punch-out clown face and building diagram (15 x 21 cm.), and 1 key to building elements. From 8 years. 75 building elements : plastic, col. + teacher guide (18 p., ill.), activity cards, and plastic storage tray, in box 27 x 19 x 3 cm.

1993
636

Minnesota conservation volunteer. No. 391, 2003 --

Minnesota Volunteer (25 copies) with teacher's guide

1999
637

Through the eyes of the explorers : minds-on math and mapping / Sheldon Erickson. & GA130 .E85 1994

Map explorations kit. xiii, 140 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. + map explorations kit.

1994
638

Great Lakes pursuit [game] / Susan E. Pflaumer and Rosanne W. Fortner

Ages 14 to adult. For 2 to 6 players. 1 game (15 pieces) ; in box 26 x 18 x 7 cm. + game instructions and reading references.

1990
639

Atom@tak [game] : a game of chance and tactics for all ages / S. R. Elliott.

Make as many compounds as you can and destroy as many of your opponents compounds as possible. 1 game (64 pieces), 1 instruction sheet

2002
640

Concepts of classification [kit]

Gives students a sense of order as well as having them infer that things (organisms) can be arranged into related groups. 15 sets of 10 numbered blue figures, 15 sets of 10 numbered red figures, 30 student worksheets and guides, 1 instruction manual ; in box (22x28x2 cm.)

2000
641

Physics of sound [kit] / FOSS, full option science system

Contains: 1 teacher’s guide, 1 videocassette, 32 FOS science stories student books, 8 tagboard drop chambers, 8 cardboard drop chambers vision barriers , 16 drop object sets, 8 tagboard megaphones, 100 paper fasteners, 16 oz isopropyl alcohol, 32 plastic storage bags, 2 binder clips, 4 wood blocks, 1 cord with bead, 100 cotton balls, 5 paper cups, 50 plastic cups, 8 wood dowels, 2 5m fishing line, 2 foam pieces, 2 half-meter sticks with notch, 2 kalimba bases, 10 kalimba steel pieces, 1 ball of twine, 4 mallets, 4 ping pong ball, 100 rubber bands,100 jumbo paper clips, 8 stethoscopes, 50 popsicle sticks, 100 tongue depressors, 1 pkg. bean seeds, 1 9-volt battery, 4 tuning forks, 10 xylophone tubes, 1 tone generator. Grades 3-4

2005
642

From trees to paper : papermaking kit / Minnesota Forest Industries.

This kit is a great interactive way to indroduce students to the process of paper making. 1 bag of wood pulp : white ; 20 x 27 cm. + 1 bag recycled pulp (15 x 25 cm.), 1 bag woodchips (12 x 12 cm.), 1 plastic screen, 1 sponge, 1 pressing paper, 1 cardboard sheet, 1 sample of homemade paper, 1 poster, 1 instruction sheet, 1 instruction sheet to put on a play and 1 teacher’s guide in box (30 x 9 x 22 cm.)

1996?
643

The Where would we be without wood kit / Minnesota Forest Industries.

This kit: teaches the connection between the properties of various trees and the kinds of products that can be made from wood ; compares the similarities and differences of the most common trees found in Minnesota ; helps students appreciate the value of trees to people, understand the role of trees in natural environments, and learn the relationship between an area’s climate and geology and the kinds of trees it can support. 23 blocks : wood ; 7 x 13 x 1 cm. + 1 round block of wood, 4 posters, and 2 teacher’s guides in box (46 x 9 x 24 cm.)

1996?
644

Flying! [kit] : a special video & science toy. & VC 4961

Models allow testing of flying stunts seen in video. 3 balsa-and-paper airplanes, one videorecording (60 min. : sd., col. ; 1/2 in., closed captioned), 1 information sheet ; in container 29 x6 x 6 cm.

1994
645

Bug blast! / written by Olga Litowinsky and the creative staff at Innovative KIDS ; illustrated by Russell Benfanti.

Presents facts about a wide variety of insects, plus directions for a board game and other games and activities that feature six-legged creatures. Inserted in a box; includes a spine tube with 20 bugs and a game board with quiz cards. "Ages 5 to 12."

2000
646

Exotic species compendium of activities to protect the environment [kit]. TSK 646; Multimedia CD 1037 & VC 4962

Discusses ways to control zebra mussels, rusty crayfish, purple loosestrife, sea lampreys and others. Activity sheets, 1 song and games CD, 1 videocassette, posters and games ; in container 33 x 24 x 4 cm.

2001
647

[Digital stopwatch] [realia]

Used to time small-group sessions, keep students on schedule, assess reading speed for fluency

2007
648

Flight and rocketry [kit]

Provides experiences for the student to understand the fundamentals of flight.

2004
649

McGraw-Hill Science. Words to know cards [flash card].

Flash cards containing the definitions for words that appear in the glossary of McGraw-Hill Science.

1999?
650

McGraw-Hill science. Package 6A-B. Pupil edition on audio cassettes [sound recording]

Astronomy -- Cells, growth, and reproduction -- Forces -- Heredity and change -- Human body : response and change -- Properties of matter and energy -- The restless earth.

2000
651

Life in the food chain [game].

39 cards illustrate and describe plants and animals commonly found on school yards. Includes blank cards and directions for activities and games.

1999
652

Crazy about cotton [videorecording] / authors, Sheryl Mercier, Evalyn Hoover.

A video field trip to cotton fields in central California. The viewer is along for planting of cotton seeds, managing pests, irrigating, growing and harvesting, ginning and classing, and ending with uses of cotton in our lives.

2000
653

Inflate-a-globe.

"Clearly marked cities, capitals and country boundaries ; Graphic representations of ocean currents ; Durable vinyl construction."

2005
654

Inflate-a-globe.

"True to life colors illustrate mountains, deserts and forests. Clearly marked cities, capitals and country boundaries."

2000
655

The Journey Inside [kit]

Chip kit contains computer chips, batteries, wires, and microprocessors, etc.

1997
656

Earthopoly [game]

In this game, players are to buy properties, then collect carbon credit and trade them in for clean air. Throughout the game, players learn about our planet and how to care for it.

200-
657

Wild Animalopoly [game]

"Wild Animalopoly plays like a real estate trading game but ... Instead of buying property, players become caretakers of animals."

2002?
658

Science quiz game show [game]

Students test their knowledge of science topics and learn new facts ... as they pretend they’re contestants on a game show.

2003
659

Science file folder games [game]

Sixteen basic science skill games designed to be cut out and assembled.

2006?
660

Acorn Naturalists Leaf printing discovery kit [game]

Designed for students in grades 3-5 to use science in a very real manner, learning the meaning of botanical terms, take note of different leaf structures, and learn the basics of a simple key to trees.

2009
661

Acorn Naturalists Animal tracks discovery kit [game]

Designed for students in grades 3-5 to hone their obervation skills and challenge them to think like detectives.

2009
662

Acorn Naturalists Tracks, scat, and sign discovery kit [game]

Designed for students in grades 3-5 to hone their obervation skills and challenge them to think like detectives while searching for and identifying animal sign.

2009
663

The Lake Superior game.

Put together according to the directions on p. 3-4 of "The Lake Superior game."

2009
664

Learn to recycle [kit]

A fun, hands-on way to learn about recycling. Children sort materials into small recycling bins. Develops vocabulary, sorting and comparison skills, and properties of common objects.

2009
665

Learn to recycle [kit]

A fun, hands-on way to learn about recycling. Children sort materials into small recycling bins. Develops vocabulary, sorting and comparison skills, and properties of common objects.

2009
666

The five senses [kit]

Children explore the five senses with this easy to play game. The game may be played alone, with up to five children, and at two different levels.

2004?
667

Animal homes [game]

Targets identifying animal habitat, classifying animals according to habitat, comparing animal attributes.

200-?
668

Seasons [game]

Targets classifying by season, understanding weather changes and climate.

200-?
669

Beginning science--Animals [kit]

Coordinated components offering a variety of learning activities that introduce and reinforce concepts about animal life and its place in nature. For elementary grades.

1977
670

The audible Audubon [Kit]

Eighty-one cards, each containing explanatory text about a specific North American bird, an illustration, and a microphonograph recording of the bird's calls and songs. Designed for use by both beginning and experienced birdwatchers.

1977

671

Han lens

7 magnifying glasses : plastic, clear ; 11 x 5 x 1 cm.

2008

672

Tape measure

One side marked with centimeters; one side marked with inches. 3 measuring tapes : white fiberglass ; 150 x 2 cm.

2008

673

Thermometer

Red alcohol; reads from -40 ̊to +120 ̊F and -40 ̊to +50 ̊C. 7 thermometers : plastic ; 17 x 2 x 1 cm.

2008

674

Han lens

7 magnifying glasses : plastic, clear ; 11 x 5 x 1 cm.

2008

675

Liquid measuring cups

Plastic measuring cups measuring 1 cup. 6 handled cups : plastic ; 8 cm. high.

2008

 

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