Who is eligible to rent a kit?
Educators who have participated in a workshop for a kit are eligible to rent one. During the workshop, you will participate in the kit activities, explore the science content, and learn about methods for using the materials to engage your students in science.
How do I participate in a training workshop?
We have historically offered a select number of Kit Training workshops at the Academy in the fall semester. We are unsure when these trainings might be relaunched. Thanks for your understanding!
Okay, I'm trained in my preferred kit. How can I reserve it today?
The Classroom Kit program is on hold for fall 2021.
Once the kit is reserved, you can pick it up at the California Academy of Sciences and return it to us 2-3 weeks later (length of lending time depends on the kit). The lending fee is $30 per kit.
Do the kits support any standards?
Yes, most of our kits support implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Science is brought to life through engaging opportunities for hands-on learning. We are in the process of updating each kit for the NGSS.
Can I purchase a kit?
Unfortunately, most kits are full of specimens and special materials that are not mass-produced. Teachers must pick up their kit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA. If you live far away, consider the kits and curriculum that we offer nationwide through Science Action Club!