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Elementary Ed Topics

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Adopt-a-Drain -

The City of Minneapolis provides funding for any teacher in Minneapolis (private or public school) to receive FREE Adopt-a-Drain materials this spring.

Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box for K-6 Students & Teachers -

Based on our popular grade school Arboretum Fall-season Field Trip and Plantmobile themes, new mailed-to-you Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets provide Arboretum style hands-on plant science experiences no matter if you are in-person, on-line, or in a hybrid learning model. Choose from Apples & Pollinators (Grades 1-6), Minnesota Harvest Time (Grades 1-3), or It’s a Bulbs Life (Grades K-2). Sets are $175, price includes supplies for 32 students plus a teacher and also includes shipping. Online ordering is open with multiple shipping dates through December. Winter/Spring sets coming soon. 

Audubon for Kids -

This page aims to bring together activities from across Audubon’s national network of environmental educators, including the classroom curriculum Audubon Adventures, plus related DIY activities and content from Audubon’s editors. These activities can be done at home or in a yard or park, sometimes with the help of a computer.

Entomology for Youth U of Kentucky -
Free Download - "Nature-Based Early Childhood Program Assessment and Guidebook" -

The Nature-Based Early Childhood Program Assessment and Guidebook was developed to provide families, programs, and educators with a tool to assist them in evaluating how a program integrates nature into its philosophy and policies, family engagement and community connections, and the outdoor and indoor classroom environments and practices. 




Frontiers for Young Minds -

Frontiers for Young Minds provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers.

Generation Genius -

A collection of fun science & math lessons that cover nearly 100% of the topics in the Minnesota state standards for grades K-8.

Girlstart -

Girlstart for Educators was created to help educators empower their students in STEM.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators -
NASA STEM @ Home for students -

Launch a rocket! Build a hovercraft! Solve a puzzle! Check out science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities and projects for the whole family. Grades K - 4.


NWF's Ranger Rick -
Online Math Challenge -
PhD Science Free K-2 resources -

PhD Science® is a phenomenon-based curriculum in which students’ natural curiosity drives the learning, transforming the classroom into a place of exploration. The curriculum’s hands-on approach allows young scientists to dive into the real world and its wonders.

Science Outside the Box brings science fun to your location. We specialize in fun, safe, exciting activities for after-school classes, birthday parties, auditorium shows, teacher workshops, and school residencies.
STEM From The Start -

STEM From The Start is a series of view-and-do lessons from New Hampshire PBS that enables parents and teachers to teach STEM effectively to children in the early elementary grades. All lessons and supporting materials are free to stream or download

teach@home: Daily Lessons & Activities -

Free daily lessons and activities in math, literacy and STEM delivered by teachers for K-5.

The Toonies -
The Toonies are a troupe of fun loving puppets created by Tricia Haynes to convey various character building messages to kids. Their Enviro-Show was sponsored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at the state fair. The Toonies delivered enviromental facts and shared various ways a family can reduce, reuse and recycle. We received rave reviews and are anxious to bring this the Enviro-Show to elementary schools this fall.
USGS - Education -
Wonderwise Science Kits -

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