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Classroom Kits

 
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What are kits?

Kits are portable containers filled with all the materials you need to do fun, engaging science activities in your classroom. They include complete lesson plans plus background information on the topic. Hands-on activities, educational games, books, DVDs, and more provide a range of exciting learning opportunities.

Who are they for?

"Classroom Kits" are for K-12 students, and meet California Science Content Standards for different grades. See the "Classroom Kits" tab to find the specific grade range for each kit.

How can I get one?

Call (877) 227-3311 to make a kit reservation. Once the kit is reserved, you can pick it up at the California Academy of Sciences and return it to us 3 weeks later.

For K-12 Classroom Kits: The lending fee is $20 for three weeks. Teachers are required to attend a workshop to become eligible to borrow the kits. At the workshop, we will show you the materials, demonstrate the activities, and answer any questions you have about the kits.
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Evolution (7-12)

Using board games, sketching activities, hands-on mathematics, and more, you’ll review central concepts of evolution, including variation, inheritance, selection, adaptation, and speciation.

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Grades: 7-12

Rainforests of the World (K-3)

Explore the tropical rainforests of Borneo, Madagascar, Costa Rica, and the Amazon! This version of the rainforest kit is for younger students.

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Grades: K-3

Rainforests of the World (4-8)

Explore the tropical rainforests of Borneo, Madagascar, Costa Rica, and the Amazon! This version of the rainforest kit is for older students.

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Grades: 4-8

Skulls: A Study in Structure and Function (K-8)

Get some hands-on experience studying the skulls of California mammals. You'll be amazed at what you can learn from them!

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Grades: K-8

Geology (2-5)

Examine rocks and minerals, explore the rock cycle, and discover connections between geology and your daily life.

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Grades: 2-5

Geology (6-12)

Explore the hidden processes of our planet through hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with fossils and learn to triangulate earthquakes.

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Grades: 6-12

Owl Pellets and Beyond (K-8)

Have an unforgettable educational experience dissecting an owl pellet and discovering the prey of the Common Barn Owl.

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Grades: K-8

Coral Reefs: Science and Conservation (3-7)

Explore the amazing coral reef ecosystem through hands-on activities and games.

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Grades: 3-7