Bring Museum objects to your classroom with our Discovery Kits
The University of Colorado Museum loans portable kits for in-class and home use. Discovery Kits are carry-on sized suitcases and contain authentic museum specimens, casts, models, and activity ideas. The kits can be used as a free-standing study unit or as pre- and/or post-visit activities when combined with a trip to the Museum. Kits are available for a rental fee of $10/week.
Bats – Learn about the fascinating bat and the roles it plays in the ecosystem.
Insects – Explore the structure, life cycle, and adaptations of insects.
Owls – Investigate North American owls and their prey.
Raptors – Study North American birds of prey, including hawks, owls and eagles.
Colorado Mammals – Examine Colorado mammals including herbivores, carnivores, and a marsupial.
Native Peoples – Explore Native American cultures through ancient and modern objects.
Dinosaurs – Learn about the “terrible lizards” of the past.
Fossils of the West – Investigate different types of plant and animal fossils.
Fossils in the Classroom – A new hands-on kit featuring real and cast fossils, tools, and five in-class lesson plans specifically designed to address the new Colorado Academic Standard on fossils.
The iShare Discovery Kits. Learn about the Paiwan – a native people of Taiwan – and the Navajo – a native people from the U. S. – through two new Discovery Kits featuring hands-on objects, interactive media, and teacher guides.