Teaching Kits

Reserve a Teaching Kit for Your Classroom!

Teaching Kits are a valuable resource for providing hands-on science and place-based learning in a classroom. Choose from a variety of kit options from Wings, Feet and Feathers to a Solar Power engineering opportunity. Each teaching kit is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and will enhance your curriculum and excite your students.

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  • Biofacts
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Equipment/Tools
  • Natural History

Moth Camouflage Kit

Why do some members of a species survive and not others? Students will play a game where they pretend to be a bird and they have to collect moths to eat.


Mystery Liquids Kit

This inquiry activity allows students to investigate and determine a mystery liquid based upon its properties, data collection and observation skills.


Pond Watchers Kit

With the help of macroinvertebrate and guides, students become more familiar with the critters that live in local water bodies.


Rock Kit

Students will be introduced to the remarkable variety of rocks and minerals and investigate different properties specific to each one.


Solar Kit

This hands-on engineering opportunity allows students to investigate energy production by solar power.


Teeth and Skulls Kit

The assortment of skulls in this kit will give students a hands-on experience to learn directly about specialization within species.


Thorns and Threats Kit

Explore a variety of different species who use this protective adaptation to ward off predators in an effort to improve their survival rates.


Tree Cookie Kit

Students will explore the internal structure of a tree and learn about the seasonal growth cycles recorded in the tree rings.


Tree Identification Guides

With the help of Sibley’s guides, students become more familiar with the trees and shrubs that live in the Upper Valley region.


Teaching Tools

Reserve teaching tools for your classroom! Hover over each tool for a description. 

Partner Teacher

"My kids loved it. Having real nests to touch and draw and discover was great and they've even spotted what they think is possibly a red-eye vireo nest in our maple tree. Love how just shining the spotlight on something in nature makes them more aware of it. 

Thank you guys for making these kits available!"

Bringing Science Inquiry & Investigation to Life in Your Classroom

Each VINS Science Educator has a Master of Education degree, is a Highly Qualified Teacher, and holds a teaching license in Vermont and New Hampshire.