Learning Kits

The kits below are FREE to check out. Each kit comes with:

Lesson Plans

Kit Materials 

Supplemental Materials

Kits are delivered in a large tub and are yours for two weeks, but you can always ask for more time if you need it.

Please contact Sarah Turner with any questions.

Classroom Aquaponics Kit

Investigate the basic needs of plants and fish and discover how plants, animals, and bacteria interact in a symbiotic system by assembling, maintaining, and observing a small-scale aquaponics system. 

Desktop Greenhouses Kit

Do plants need light? Students will investigate the importance of light to plants by creating desktop greenhouses. 

Aeroponic Garden Kit

Students use the Engineering Design Process to develop and construct an aeroponic garden to grow a food crop.

Test Tube Hydroponics Kit

Investigate the importance of nutrients for plant growth and discover how plants grow without soil.

Get Popping! Science of Popping Popcorn Kit

How does popcorn pop? Investigate this phenomenon by observing how heat affects the water inside a popcorn kernel. 

World Fabric Map and Foods From Around the World Kit

This fabric map is an excellent resource for "hands-on" geography activities.

Wheat Germ DNA Necklace Kit

Is there DNA in my food? Absolutely! Use this kit to extract and observe strands of DNA from wheat germ. 

Strawberry DNA Necklace Kit

Is there DNA in my food? Absolutely! Use this kit to extract and observe strands of DNA from strawberries. 

Soil Painting Kit

Use this kit with the Color in the Garden lesson plan, which uses painting with soil-based pigments to help students understand soils.

Ranch Starter Kit

Need a great way to connect students to rangelands? Have them start their own ranch! 

Pollination Kit

Simulate the role worker bees play in pollination by conducting a pollination simulation.

About Farm Animals Book Kit

The package of materials includes ready-to-copy booklet masters and enough samples of wool, hay, straw, cattle, pig, and chicken feed for the entire class to create the booklets.

Countdown to Hatch - Chicken Embryo Kit

Build suspense and get a sneak peek at embryo development inside a fertile egg with this colorful embryology kit.

Chicken Genetics Matching Cards Kit

Use the Chicken Genetics Matching Cards to discover the basic genetic characteristics found in various breeds of chickens. 

Hen House Prototype Kit

The Hen House Paper Circuit kit contains copper tape, white LEDs, 3-volt coin cell batteries, hobby motors and propellers. Enough materials for 10 small groups of students. 

Farming Corn in a Glove Kit

Grow your own farm in a glove! This kit contains instructions and enough materials for 30 students

Living Necklace Kit (Corn Seeds)

Grow your own necklace! This kit contains enough materials for 30 students to plant popcorn

Living Necklace (Cucumber Seeds) Kit

Grow your own necklace! This kit contains enough materials for 30 students to plant cucumber seeds

Living Necklace (Wheat & Soybean Seeds) Kit

Grow your own necklace! This kit contains enough materials for 30 students to plant a wheat, and soybean seed

Living Science/Agriculture Careers Equipment Bags Kit

This is a great resource to help your students better understand the exciting and diverse array of STEM employment opportunities in food, agriculture, and natural resources. Each kit comes wit