Our science kits offer hands-on learning activities for students in grades K-12. Teachers at each school can check out kits for in-class lessons. Our Science Kit Center manages checkouts and keeps our kits updated.
Ila Frasquillo, Science Kit Coordinator
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Science information:
Free teacher resources:
- The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound: Includes hundreds of pages of peer-reviewed synthesis of Puget Sound science topics. Find articles describing threats to the ecosystem, the region's biophysical components and other topics ranging from ecosystem-based management to physical oceanography.
- The Road Ahead: From Discovery Education: “The Power of the Plug: How Electricity Will Change Our Lives... Again,” from General Motors explores how electricity is generated and how it is poised to change how we live. In “The Power of the Plug,” a digital magazine created by GM and Big Pond Ideas, you will interactively teach students about electricity, energy sources and new ways to power vehicles.
- Washington on Water: Online database for K-12 educators seeking marine education resources throughout Washington – from interior watersheds to the outer coast. Regularly updated and evolving, WOW brings together educators, scientists, industry, government and nonprofit organizations to improve marine science literacy. This site includes classroom resources, field activities, professional development opportunities, and funding sources.
- Washington Agriculture in the Classroom: Sign up for a free classroom set. You will get three publications throughout the year. WAIC publishes a student activity magazine targeted at fourth grade students. WAIC is designed to help teachers develop agricultural literacy without adding to an already heavy teaching load. All lessons and activities are geared to Washington’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs). Class sets come with a teacher guide that includes background, discussion starters, vocabulary definitions, answers, and post-test activities.
- Classroom Resources: A diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students and students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities.
- Exploratorium: Fun, easy-to-do science experiments.
- Science Fair Central: Information about how to get started, worksheets, planning guides, parent resources and tools for coordinating a science fair.
- SEEK: Surface Storm water Management Program Information. Information on free classroom demonstrations, teacher workshop, water festival, and how to become a green school.
- Earth Science Week: Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.