STEM Kits

STEM
Kits

Don’t miss this opportunity to borrow STEM kits developed in collaboration with teachers at Buckingham Elementary School in Bend. Each kit is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and contains the curriculum and materials needed to teach the unit.

The following kits are available:

Eco-engineers
How do animals and plants change the environment to meet their needs? Students will explore plants and animals through hands-on
lessons, engineering practices and field investigations. This kit meets kindergarten NGSS. and deposition.

Biomimicry
How do plants and animals protect themselves? Through engineering design, hands-on activities and observations, students will study the
structures of different plants and animals and use the information to solve a real-world problem. This kit meets 1st grade NGSS.

Biodiversity
How can biologists collect and analyze information about plants and animals in various habitats? Students will become biologists and
explore local biodiversity, set up trail cameras and more! Best paired with the Squirrels: An Introduction to Field Investigations Discovery
Class. This kit meets 2nd grade NGSS. Educators must participate in a 20-minute training with Museum staff before borrowing this kit.

Exploring Sound and Light Along the Oregon Trail
Could pioneers use their understanding of light and sound to survive in an unfamiliar environment? What technology did they use? Students
will explore how people in the 1800s communicated with each other about dangers and emergencies on undeveloped land. Shadow boxes,
star gazers and lasers are just some of the tools students will use. This kit meets 4th grade NGSS. Educators must participate in a 20-minute
training with Museum staff before borrowing this kit.

Cost: Two weeks for $25.

For more information or to reserve a Traveling Trunk, contact Erica Pelley at 541-382-4754 ext. 320 or contact us.