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Entries are organized by age level and (where appropriate) geographic area. University of Wyoming programs are also delineated (UW).

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Elementary School: Wyoming NASA Space Grant: Rocket Trunk (3rd grade) (UW)

Self-contained, educational resources for teachers. The activities and materials in the Rocket Trunk help students understand how rockets work, including Newton's Third Law of Motion. PHYS (updated 12/3013)


Elementary-High School: Wyoming NASA Space Grant: GPS/GIS Trunk (All grades) (UW)

Trunk includes 20 Garmin eTrex GPS units, laminated GPS instructions and a USB drive with PowerPoints, curriculum and data files. STEM (updated 12/2013)


Middle-High School: Wyoming NASA Space Grant: Alternative Energy/Climate Change Trunk (6th-10th grade) (UW)

Self-contained, educational resources for teachers. Students explore activities surrounding climate change issues including greenhouse gases, carbon sequestration, economics and policy issues. Hands-on kits include wind turbines, eco-battery vehicles, a solar power kit, and an air and water power kit. STEM (updated 12/2014)


Middle-High School: Wyoming NASA Space Grant: Terrific Telescopes Trunk (7th-9th grades) (UW)

Self-contained, educational resources for teachers. Students explore the basic properties of positive lenses. They learn how light is refracted, determine lens properties, use lenses as simple magnifiers and combine two lenses to create a refracting telescope. PHYS (updated 12/2013)


Middle School: In-A-Box Science and Health Kits (4th-8th)

In-A-Box, Wyoming is a “traveling resource” designed to enhance your science & health curriculum. It’s all inclusive lesson plans & activities around specific themes give teachers, presenters, group leaders, and others working with children in grades 4-8 in the state of Wyoming the opportunity to use the curriculum absolutely free! Use these self-contained “Exploration in Science & Health” kits to discover aspects of scientific careers, the body, and the environment. STEM/HEALTH (updated 12/2014)

Wyoming EPSCoR

All grades: Wyoming EPSCoR Teaching Toolboxes

Wyoming EPSCoR has teaching toolboxes available to Wyoming teachers to enhance water-science learning in the classroom.Through a partnership with Utah EPSCoR and the Natural History Museum, the CI-WATER initiative developed teaching toolboxes for Wyoming and Utah teachers. Themes in the toolbox include: Properties of water, Water in the environment, Human use and impact, and Next steps: "What do I do now?" STEM (updated 12/2014)

Wyoming State Museum Discovery Trunk Program

All grades: Wyoming State Museum Discovery Trunk Program

The Discovery Trunk Program enables students to better understand and appreciate the history and people of the West through hands-on experience with historical objects. Each trunk contains reproduction artifacts, a Teacher's Guide (including lesson plans, a description of the artifacts, student activities and bibliography), and an audio-video component. STEM (updated 01/2015)


All grades: StarLab (UW)

Starlab is a portable digital planetarium that provides a universe of opportunities to students of all grades and in all locations, even rural areas. They are easy to set up and use and provide different programs that can be accessed. ASTRO (updated 1/15/15)

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West Lending Material

All Ages: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West Lending Material

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has educational lending materials that schools can borrow. STEM (updated 01/2015)

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High School: SHArK Project

The Solar Hydrogen Activity research Kit (SHArK) Project allows high school students to participate in research to help solve the global energy problem. The goal of the SHArK Project is to discover metal oxide semiconductors that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight. Millions of compounds need to be produced and tested for their ability to photoelectrolyze water and the SHArK kit enables young scientists to participate in this endeavor. The hardware and software was developed that uses an inkjet printer, laser pointer and LEGOs® allowing for virtually endless arrays of potential metal oxide semiconductors to be easily produced and tested. New SHArK kits are being beta tested and will soon be available for purchase! CHEM (updated 6/2016)

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