DIY Science Explorer kits work for a single class period or can be set up for all day exploration. Each kit comes with a “how-to” booklet that provides instructions, prompts for engagement, vocabulary, and NGSS Standards alignment.
To allow for optimal learning, we recommend 10-15 kids at a time, however the whole class may be able participate. This may depend on each kit’s parts and pieces, your students’ ages and stages, and classroom dynamics.
No! Your pick up and return days are not included in the rental cost of the kit. We are available as early as 9 am for pick up and it must be returned by 3:30 pm.
The maximum rental period is 5 days. If you have had the kit for 5 days, it may not be extended. If you have had the kit fewer than 5 days, it may be extended based on availability. Please contact the Museum.
Our DIY Science Explorer Kits are perfect for the classroom, playtime, homeschool, event, troop meeting or a small birthday party.
Yes, each of the DIY Science Explorer Kits are designed with the Next Generation Science Standards in mind. Each kit encourages students to make meaning out of the science phenomena that they observe.
We double-check our DIY kit inventory before renting them out, but we may miss something. Please contact us immediately if your kit has missing or broken pieces so we can assess how to move forward, and to ensure that we do not charge you incorrectly for the damages.
There will be a $30 per day late fee for each additional day beyond your return date. Please contact the Museum as soon as you are aware that you will be unable to return the kit on time.