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Anchorage Education Kit Descriptions

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Animal Scent Kit

Animal Scent Kit

Many animals use their sense of smell to understand their surroundings. This kit allows students to explore their sense of smell and learn how animals use theirs.

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Bear Kit

Bear Kit

Bears are an animal Alaskans are quite familiar with, but how much do we really know about them? This kit is split into three parts: bear ecology, bear safety, and living with bears. An in depth curriculum plan for each section helps teachers prepare lessons for their classroom.

This kit is aimed towards students in grades 6-8.

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Bear and Moose Safety Kit

Bear and Moose Safety Kit

Living in Alaska requires that we be bear aware! Show your students proper bear and urban wildlife etiquette using the films and pamphlets included in this important kit from the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 

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Bird Beak Adaptations Kit

Bird Beak Adaptations Kit

Though we see birds everyday, we don’t often think about how diverse and unique they really are. This kit allows students to explore how bird beaks are adapted for each bird’s environment and food selections. It includes many books and resources as well at interactive stations for investigating why birds’ beaks look the way they do.  

This kit is aimed towards students in grades K-5.

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Classroom Puppet Show Kit

Classroom Puppet Show Kit

This kit is based on the book "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" as told to Jon Scieszka by A. Wolf. The story is a unique version of the children’s story "The Three Little Pigs", told from the wolf’s perspective. This puppet show is a fun way to introduce how events are seen from different perspectives and to show the difference between real and stereotyped information about wild animals. This kit includes information from Project WILD and Teach About Geese as supplementary teaching aids.

As students will be reading from scripts, this kit is recommended for second grade and up.

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Climate Change Kit

Climate Change Kit

In this kit, students will build solar powered cars and learn how renewable energies work and how they can be used to lessen the effects of climate change. Activities on ice and ocean dynamics help to explain potential sea level rise and how the planet’s climate system works to keep the planet cool. The kit contains Internet resources and PowerPoint presentations as well as additional curriculum to help you and your students become climate change and renewable energy experts!

This kit is developed for grades 3-8.

Compass Kit

Wondering where you are? Interested in orienteering? This kit includes 30 Silva Starter compasses for use by students. Also, a demonstrator compass, Outward Bound Map & Compass Book, Teach with Topos, and other books.

Constitution Kit

Written over 200 years ago, the Constitution is an important “living” document. Includes a replica of the Constitution, lesson plans, and quizzes. Great for Constitution Day.

This kit is for students in grades K-12.

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Dinosaur Kit

Dinosaur Kit

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals once roamed across the world, including Alaska. More than a dozen dinosaur species have been found in Alaska alone! This kit introduces paleontology and the way fossils are created and uncovered, as well as theories on dinosaur anatomy, behavior, and more. The wealth of curriculum ideas in the teacher’s guide alone makes this an exciting kit to teach as well as experience as a student.

This kit is designed for use in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms.

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Fire in Alaska Kit

Fire in Alaska Kit

Two kits in one, the Fire Education Kit contains materials to teach the “Role of Fire” and “Fireworks” curricula. An amazing box of supplementary films, books, articles, CDs, and materials for experiments and activities.

Kit recommended for grades 6-12.

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Great Alaskan Mystery Box

Great Alaskan Mystery Box

If you want to teach your class about everything Alaskan, this is your kit! This kit is broken up into four parts: Alaska Introduction, Alaskan Animals, Alaskan History & Culture, and Alaskan Geology. Each section contains a separate curriculum guide, activities, books, DVDs, etc… so sections can be taught independently or all together. What a way to make Alaskan studies more fun!

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Loon Kit

Loon Kit

Check out this kit on our fantastic friends, the loons. It contains a videos, books, and several activities! Dress up a student to help facilitate discussions about loon adaptations. The kit comes from Alaska Science Teachers Association via funds from ARCO Alaska, Inc., Audubon Society, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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Marine Mammals Kit

Marine Mammals Kit

An education kit with books, posters, games, a video, puppets, and curriculum guides about marine mammals in Alaska, including: Whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, walrus, polar bears and otters. This kit was developed at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan.

Kit recommended for grades K and up.

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Minerals Kit

Minerals Kit

Minerals and other natural resources have played an important role in Alaska’s history and are still very important to our livelihood and economy today. This kit includes several different curriculum ideas as well as loads of activities and resources to teach students about resources (mineral and otherwise), mining, energy, the environment, and what role students have to play in resource use and conservation.

Kit recommended for grades K-4.

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Owl Pellet Kit

Owl Pellet Kit

Are you studying bones? Try a unique means of teaching by dissecting an owl pellet. Owls, hawks and other raptors swallow their prey whole and later regurgitate a pellet containing complete skeletons of rodents, moles, shrews, and birds. The kids discover each new bone with excitement and fun... they can even reconstruct a skeleton! (The pellets are sanitized before being sold.)

This kit involves a charge of $3.36 per owl pellet (education discount already included).

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Russian History Kit

Russian History Kit

Students read Will Hobb’s “Leaving Protection” (class copies included) to begin their adventure into Russian cultural history. This kit includes a replica of a Russian possession plaque, tea brick, and trade beads to whet student's appetites for archeology and cultural history of their own community.

Kit recommended for grades 6-12.

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Songbird Blues Kit

Songbird Blues Kit

Migratory songbirds are the focus of this new kit from the Montana Natural History Association and the National Park Service. It has been specially adapted to fit Alaskan songbird species and includes a teacher’s activity guide, videos, books, student research kits, posters, songbird cassettes, puppets and much more! A great resource for teaching about birds!

This kit is recommended for grades K-6.

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Stampeder Kit

Stampeder Kit

Straight from Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, this kit explores what it might have been like to come to Alaska during the Gold Rush. Includes children's activities & Gold Rush materials.

This kit is recommended for middle school - junior high students.

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Track Kit

Track Kit

This kit includes several tracking activities, track stories, and the instructions for making your own plaster casts. Teachers provide the plaster and other materials. Latex molds include beaver, coyote, eagle, bear, wolf, caribou, and many more!

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Wolf Kit

Wolf Kit

Do you want your students to learn more about wolves? This kit from Alaska Department of Fish and Game includes activities, Native American stories, books, videos, posters, a wolf hide, skull, and more! Prepared with the assistance of biologists and educators throughout Alaska.

This kit is designed to be used at all grade levels.