Agricultural Science Buying Guide

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources is one of 16 Career Clusters within the CTE framework. Carolina provides hands-on kits, equipment, and free learning resources like infographics and activities to supplement existing agricultural science courses. This buying guide offers suggestions for materials, equipment, and free content in the career pathways of:

Animal Systems Pathway

Animal Systems pathway provides knowledge and skills to students to develop better, more efficient ways of producing and processing meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Studies include genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and growth and development of domesticated farm animals. Courses included are Animal Science series.

Kits

#221530 Cat Anatomy Kits
221530 Cat Anatomy Kits

Cat Anatomy Kit

Students study major organs, organ systems, and basic feline anatomy and physiology through guided dissection. This can help your class discuss the role of the major systems in small animals.

#229905 Carolina® Cat Dissection Mat
229905 Carolina® Cat Dissection Mat

Carolina® Cat Dissection Mat

The Carolina® Cat Dissection Mat is specially designed with clear, concise, step-by-step instructions to guide your dissection and aid in your study of the cat. Detailed color photographs help students examine and identify both internal and external structures.

#221480 Pig Dissection BioKit®
221480 Pig Dissection BioKit®

Pig Dissection BioKit®

Introduces students to basic mammalian anatomy and physiology through dissection of the pig. This can allow them to begin to understand the anatomy and physiology of agricultural animals.

#229935 Carolina® Pig Dissection Mat
229935 Carolina® Pig Dissection Mat

Carolina® Pig Dissection Mat

The Carolina® Pig Dissection Mat is specially designed with clear, concise, step-by-step instructions to guide your dissection and aid in your study of the pig. Included on the mat are detailed color photographs that help students examine and identify both internal and external structures.

#399611 Digital Dissection: Fetal Pig, Classroom License
229935 Carolina® Pig Dissection Mat

Digital Dissection: Fetal Pig, Classroom License

Learn structural anatomy and corresponding functions as students progress through each body system of the pig utilizing virtual dissection tools. This allows them to begin to understand the anatomy and physiology of the pig.

Models

#566774 Altay® Hen Model
566774 Altay® Hen Model

Altay® Hen Model

This 8-part model depicts hen anatomy in great detail. Its right side shows external morphology, while the left, longitudinally sectioned, reveals inner structures such as muscles, heart, liver, intestines, stomach, lungs, reproductive system, and an egg.

#566776 Altay® Fetal Pig Dissection Model
566776 Altay® Fetal Pig Dissection Model

Altay® Fetal Pig Dissection Model

This 10-part model allows students to visualize the typical structures of a fetal pig. Removable parts include the ventral portion of the lungs, a 2-part heart, stomach, liver, intestines, and the ventral portion of a kidney.

#565231 Somso® Domestic Cat Model
565231 Somso® Domestic Cat Model

Somso® Domestic Cat Model

This 9-part model allows great visualization to understand the major systems in small animals. The right side of the body is transparent for visualizing the skeleton, while the left side of the body depicts the muscular system, along with a lung, heart, liver, stomach, and intestinal tract.

#701180 Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set
701180 Chick Life Exploration Set

Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set

This hands-on model allows students to view each of the 21 days of chick development. Realistic illustrations are inside of durable white plastic eggs for days 1 to 20. Final egg opens to reveal a plastic, 3-D chick. This set is perfect for teaching the chick life cycle and related vocabulary in animal science lessons.

Skeleton

#245220 Chicken Skeleton, Articulated
245220 Chicken Skeleton, Articulated

Chicken Skeleton, Articulated

This natural bone skeleton allows an in-depth look at the skeletal system of a chicken.

#246123 Dog Skeleton, Articulated
246123 Dog Skeleton, Articulated

Dog Skeleton, Articulated

This natural bone skeleton allows an in-depth look at the skeletal system of a dog.

#245890 Cat Skeleton, Articulated, with Cover
245890 Cat Skeleton, Articulated, with Cover

Cat Skeleton, Articulated, with Cover

This natural bone skeleton allows an in-depth look at the skeletal system of a cat.

Equipment

#701230 Brooder, Chicken and Quail
701230 Brooder, Chicken and Quail

Brooder, Chicken and Quail

A great way to raise your chicks. Contains a heater in addition to feed and water troughs.

#701219 Incubator, Sportsman
701219 Incubator, Sportsman

Incubator, Sportsman

This complete incubator and hatcher offers an accurate digital thermostat with LCD display of temperature and humidity, as well as electronic egg turning, audio/visual alarms, and a standard easy-view door.

#701202 Brooder Lamp with Bulb
701202 Brooder Lamp with Bulb

Brooder Lamp with Bulb

Provide warmth to newly-hatched chickens, ducks, or quail with a basic brooder lamp. The thick porcelain socket and heavy-gauge aluminum reflector resist overheating.

#701194C Still-Air Picture Window Incubator Set, 110 V
701194C Still-Air Picture Window Incubator Set, 110 V

Still-Air Picture Window Incubator Set, 110 V

Ideal for viewing the incubation and hatching process in classrooms. It contains a fan for circulating air in the incubator and an automatic egg turner, eliminating temperature gradients and weekend turning.

Dissection Specimens

#228931 Formalin Preserved Bull Testicles, Plain
228931 Formalin Preserved Bull Testicles, Plain

Formalin Preserved Bull Testicles, Plain

Advance your study of the male reproductive system with a preserved bull testicle dissection. Testicle includes the spermatic cord, epididymis, and vas deferens.

#228840 Formalin Preserved Sheep Plucks, Plain
228840 Formalin Preserved Sheep Plucks, Plain

Carolina's Perfect Solution® Sheep Plucks, Plain

Explore sheep anatomy of the thoracic and upper abdominal organs using the preserved sheep pluck with liver. This preserved sheep specimen includes the 4-chambered heart with a portion of the aorta, lungs with a portion of the trachea, and liver. These organs are connected, allowing students to explore the functional relationship between the organs.

#228001 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Cats
228001 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Cats

Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Cats

Preserved cats allow for the study of the major systems in small animals. Students can easily examine all organ systems and perform an in-depth study of the muscular system.

#229001 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Dog, Plain
229001 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Dog, Plain

Carolina's Perfect Solution® Dog, Plain

Preserved dogs allow for the study of the major systems in small animals. Students can easily examine all organ systems and perform an in-depth study of the muscular system.

#228384 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Pigs, Plain
228384 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Pigs, Plain

Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Pigs, Plain

Preserved pigs allow for the study of the major systems in an agricultural animal. Students can easily examine all organ systems, learning about both anatomy and physiology.

Agribusiness Systems Pathway

Agribusiness Systems pathway provides the background for the coordination of activities that contribute to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. Agribusiness is a high-tech industry that uses satellite systems, data management, biotechnology, and other innovations and emerging technologies to increase efficiency and profitability. The guide below will aid the selection of biotechnology kits that facilitate the development of career-ready skills, scientific process skills, and foundational biotechnology vocabulary and knowledge.

#211145 Practice Pipetting Stations Kit
211145 Practice Pipetting Stations Kit

Practice Pipetting Stations Kit

Train your students to measure, dispense, and mix liquids accurately with perfection every time. Using reusable practice gels that will last for years, students authentically practice pipetting.

#211147 Introductory Gel Electrophoresis Kit
211147 Introductory Gel Electrophoresis Kit

Introductory Gel Electrophoresis Kit

Excellent for teaching basic electrophoresis principles. Students become familiar with general techniques, such as preparing agarose gels, loading samples into sample wells, using gel chambers and power supplies, observing results, and measuring migration distances.

#211222 Amplification of Lambda DNA by PCR Kit
211222 Amplification of Lambda DNA by PCR Kit

Amplification of Lambda DNA by PCR Kit

Our simplest PCR kit is designed to offer unmatched versatility. This approachable protocol has been optimized for the classroom, and it works flawlessly with or without access to a thermal cycler.

Biotechnology Kits and Activities

#211100 Exploring Gene Expression Through Transformation Kit (with voucher)
211100 Exploring Gene Expression Through Transformation Kit

Exploring Gene Expression Through Transformation Kit

Analyze the fundamental components of biotechnology, by using β-thalassemia as a medical example, as students explore the phenomenon of gene regulation. They investigate why changes in the DNA sequence in front of a gene affect how much functional protein is produced by the gene.

#689800A Introductory Electrophoresis Protein Separation Perishables Refill Kit
689800 Introductory Electrophoresis Protein Separation Set

Introductory Electrophoresis Protein Separation Set

To facilitate the use and understanding of biotechnology applications, students complete procedures for preparing 3 agarose gels and separating samples of bromophenol blue, albumin, and hemoglobin.

#211385 DNALC Using DNA Barcodes to Identify and Classify Living Things
211385 Using DNA Barcodes to Identify and Classify Living Things

Using DNA Barcodes to Identify and Classify Living Things

To facilitate the use and understanding of biotechnology applications, students complete procedures for preparing 3 agarose gels and separating samples of bromophenol blue, albumin, and hemoglobin.

#211150 pClone: Exploring Promoters with Synthetic Biology
211150 pClone: Exploring Promoters with Synthetic Biology

pClone: Exploring Promoters with Synthetic Biology

To facilitate the use and understanding of biotechnology applications in the environment, students clone promoters into the plasmids, pClone Red and pClone Blue, using the technique of Golden Gate Assembly (GGA). Then students are tasked with performing a transformation on E. coli cells to produce new ampicillin-resistant colonies expressing their designed plasmids.

#216900 CRISPR in a Box™
216900 CRISPR in a Box™ Kit

CRISPR in a Box™ Kit

Students discover CRISPR technology while understanding basic concepts and historical development of biotechnology with this truly unique, hands-on CRISPR gene-editing kit. As your students explore Nobel Prize-winning technology, they walk in the footsteps of science pioneers and use the same techniques that scientists across the world have used to solve the global problems of tomorrow.

#211772 Exploring the CRISPR-Cas Defense System Kit
211772 Exploring the CRISPR-Cas Defense System Kit

Exploring the CRISPR-Cas Defense System Kit

Analyze the fundamental components of biotechnology as students conduct experiments and analyze data over the course of this 5-day lab to understand the relationship between a phage called Andhra and its staphylococcus host. Their goal is to answer the driving question: How can we use evidence to model phage-host interactions and therefore explain the impact of a CRISPR-Cas system on bacterial survival?

#173610 Investigating Cell Communication Kit
173610 Investigating Cell Communication Kit

Investigating Cell Communication Kit

Analyze the fundamental components of biotechnology as students perform a foundational experiment to demonstrate cell communication in yeast reproduction. They study the yeast life cycle to determine if and how cells communicate by observing yeast morphology. They design an experiment using different mating types of yeasts, culturing techniques, and microscopy to provide evidence that single-celled organisms communicate.

#211392 Examining the RNAi Mechanism
211392 Examining the RNAi Mechanism

Examining the RNAi Mechanism

Understand basic concepts and historical development of biotechnology. RNA interference (RNAi) is a technique that allows you to silence the expression of a chosen gene by specifically degrading the gene’s mRNA, making use of a Nobel Prize-winning technique to silence the dpy13 gene in the nonparasitic roundworm C. elegans.

#211248 ELISA Simulation Kit
211248 ELISA Simulation Kit

ELISA Simulation Kit

Analyze methods for protecting the safety of biotech workers and the public by exploring infectious diseases using a hands-on simulated ELISA assay, a common laboratory technique used to test blood serum for antibodies against disease-causing agents including HIV, Lyme disease, avian influenza (bird flu), or West Nile virus with 1 simulated antigen.

#154704 Plant Biotechnology: DNA Extraction Kit
154704 Plant Biotechnology: DNA Extraction Kit, Carolina™

Plant Biotechnology: DNA Extraction Kit, Carolina™

Understand the science of plants in agricultural biotechnology by extracting DNA from wheat germ. Wheat germ is ground, the cells are lysed, and cellular contents are released. Extracellular protein is digested by enzyme treatment and heating, then spooled on a stirring rod.

#211255 Fish Protein Fingerprinting Kits
211255 Fish Protein Fingerprinting Kits

Fish Protein Fingerprinting Kits

Understand the use of biotechnology applications in the environment by exploring the evolution of fish species through protein analysis. Students perform gel electrophoresis on extracted muscle protein mixtures from 7 different types of fish, creating a unique protein fingerprint for each fish species, then hypothesize the degree of relatedness of the fish and compare their ideas to a standard evolutionary tree of fish.

#211395 eDNA: Sampling Soil for Antibiotic Resistance Kit (with consumables)
211395 eDNA: Sampling Soil for Antibiotic Resistance Kit

eDNA: Sampling Soil for Antibiotic Resistance Kit

Understand the use of biotechnology applications in the environment in the growing field of eDNA by challenging them to participate in ongoing research to monitor the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in soil. Students collect soil samples, extract environmental DNA from soil, and use PCR and gel electrophoresis to test their samples for evidence of tetracycline resistance. This kit was created in conjunction with the PARE (Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment) project, and students contribute their final data to a national database of antibiotic resistance surveillance, making them modeling research scientists during a career-ready experience.

#202306 Carolina BioKits®: Enzymes and the Science of Cheesemaking (with voucher)
202306 Carolina BioKits®: Enzymes and the Science of Cheesemaking

Carolina BioKits®: Enzymes and the Science of Cheesemaking

Students gain hands-on, career-ready experience in the biology and chemistry of cheesemaking. They learn about the connection between enzymes, pH, and microbes and study their role in the cheesemaking process. Kit supplies enough materials for 30 students working in pairs and includes free, 1-year access to digital resources.

Biotechnology Equipment

#213713 Carolina® Vertical Dual Gel Electrophoresis Chamber
213713 Carolina® Vertical Dual Gel Electrophoresis Chamber

Electrophoresis Chambers

Separate DNA fragments by size and charge by applying an electric current to a gel. This technique is a standard biotechnology technique required for many career options.

#213603 Carolina® Electrophoresis Lab Station Equipment Package, 110 V
213603 Carolina® Electrophoresis Lab Station Equipment Package, 110 V

Biotechnology Equipment Packages

Select the equipment that best suits your classroom and students’ needs. Bundles include electrophoresis, gel viewing stations, and ancillary equipment.

#213727 Carolina® UV Transilluminator
213727 Carolina® UV Transilluminator

Biotech Imaging Systems

Select the viewing and imaging equipment that your students need. Options include transilluminators, gel view systems, blue LED light transilluminators, and a light box photohood.

#216298 Carolina® Compact Thermal Cycler
216298 Carolina® Compact Thermal Cycler

Thermal Cyclers

Compare thermal cyclers from Carolina, miniPCR, and MultiGene to find the best option for your students.

#216303 Carolina® Explorer Digital Water Baths
216303 Carolina® Explorer Digital Water Baths

Water Baths

Select the water bath system that meets specifications for lab activities your students will perform.

#217280A PlateFuge™ MicroPlate Microcentrifuge, US Plug
217280A PlateFuge™ MicroPlate Microcentrifuge

Other Biotechnology Equipment

Find a selection of centrifuges, centrifuge racks, tubes, and well blocks. This category also includes orbital shakers.

#214539 Carolina® Research Pipettors
214539 Carolina® Research Pipettors

Pipets

Easily find the pipet volume you need to run labs, tips, sterile transfer pipets, and glass sterile serological pipets.

Agribusiness

#331146 Hydroponics and Sustainability
331146 Hydroponics and Sustainability

Hydroponics and Sustainability Kit

Explore the skills and knowledge needed to support hydroponics and explain its uses and limitations as a tool to help sustain human populations and manage natural resources

#FAM_666781 Hydroponic Indoor Farm Accessories
666781 Hydroponic Indoor Farm Accessories

Hydroponic Indoor Farm Accessories

Understanding the connection between the science of plant growth and food has never been easier. This self-contained indoor farm has everything needed to grow salad greens, herbs, and other compact fruits and vegetables year-round without the need for pesticides or herbicides.

Natural Resources Systems Pathway

Natural Resources Systems pathway provides the knowledge and skills needed for students to perform a variety of tasks from helping to develop, maintain, and manage the forest and natural environment to catching and trapping various types of marine life for human consumption, animal feed, bait, and other uses. Students gain understanding of the relationship between natural resources and the production of food and fiber, the role of alternative energy in the agricultural industry, and environmental stewardship within the agricultural industry.

Natural Resources Kits and Activities

#155820 Carolina® Air Pollution Assay Kit
155820 Carolina® Air Pollution Assay Kit

Carolina® Air Pollution Assay Kit

Lichens are extremely sensitive to air pollution, and their decreasing numbers in a particular location are an indication of increasing air pollution, highlighting the importance of natural resource stewardship.

#652704 Carolina® Bacterial Pollution of Water Kit
652704 Carolina® Bacterial Pollution of Water Kit

Carolina® Bacterial Pollution of Water Kit

Students learn about the importance of clean water in human health, water treatment for microbial contamination, and one of the methods used to test the safety of water for human use.

#251414 Inquiries in Science®: Experiencing Air Pollution Kit
251414 Inquiries in Science®: Experiencing Air Pollution Kit

Inquiries in Science®: Experiencing Air Pollution Kit

Explore different types of chemical and physical air pollutants, research the sources of these pollutants, and learn about the health hazards associated with them. Students test for ozone and particulate matter in their area and observe the effects of gases on the pH of water

#251415 Inquiries in Science®: Testing Water Pollution
251415 Inquiries in Science®: Testing Water Pollution

Inquiries in Science®: Testing Water Pollution

Explore the causes and effects of water pollution by performing a serial dilution to grasp the concepts of ppm and ppb and test area water for contaminants, including dissolved oxygen, nitrates, and phosphates. Students design and conduct their own experiment to determine the effects of water pollution on living organisms.

#653048 Carolina EcoKits®: Investigating the Effects of Pollutants in Soil
653048 Carolina EcoKits®: Investigating the Effects of Pollutants in Soil

Carolina EcoKits®: Investigating the Effects of Pollutants in Soil

Students grow their own rye grass ecosystem and use it to experiment with different levels of pollutants so they can see firsthand how pollution impacts primary productivity and the flow of energy in the terrestrial system. Students also learn to estimate pollution’s impact on productivity by performing biomass measurements.

#653045 Carolina EcoKits®: Tropospheric Ozone Testing
653045 Carolina EcoKits®: Tropospheric Ozone Testing

Carolina EcoKits®: Tropospheric Ozone Testing

Students develop an understanding of the causes of ozone environmental pollution, the troposphere, and how ozone affects it.

#187014 Carrying Capacity and Algal Blooms Kit
187014 Carrying Capacity and Algal Blooms Kit

Carrying Capacity and Algal Blooms Kit with Carolina® Spectroscopy

An algal bloom scenario serves as the investigative phenomenon that students are tasked with explaining. To make sense of the phenomenon, students investigate growth in algae populations maintained in different concentrations of nutrient solution.

#251404 Inquiries in Science®: Determining Agricultural Resources
251404 Inquiries in Science®: Determining Agricultural Resources Kit

Inquiries in Science®: Determining Agricultural Resources Kit

Researching local agricultural products and practices is the first step students take in this investigation of agricultural sustainability. Next, they experiment with several farming methods and consider alternative means of growing food, finally applying their findings to develop plans to meet the agricultural needs for a community.

#653601 LaMotte® Soil Microbe Hunter™ Activity Kit
653601 LaMotte® Soil Microbe Hunter™ Activity Kit

LaMotte® Soil Microbe Hunter™ Activity Kit

Foster career-ready skills as students work in teams to explore soil formation, soil characteristics, and the effects of environmental conditions on soil microbes. Groups prepare and assess their samples using contact impression technique, dilution technique, root wash technique, and the Rossi-Cholodny buried slide contact transfer technique.

#652781 Water Treatment and Filtration Kit
652781 Water Treatment and Filtration Kit

Water Treatment and Filtration Kit

Students develop knowledge of the processes performed at a water treatment plant and learn the reasons for each process. On a small scale, they perform several of the procedures that occur in a water treatment plant on “polluted” water.

#652782 Environmental Chemistry: Nitrates, Phosphates, and Eutrophication Kit
652782 Environmental Chemistry: Nitrates, Phosphates, and Eutrophication Kit

Environmental Chemistry: Nitrates, Phosphates, and Eutrophication Kit

Students will understand the importance and value of fresh water and the need to protect and conserve this valuable resource as they learn that a variety of factors, including natural ones, contribute to the overall problem of water pollution. After completing this lab, students should understand the difference between point source and non-point source pollution, as well as the role of nitrates and phosphates in the process of eutrophication.

#GEO606 Ocean Trash Can Kit
GEO606 Ocean Trash Can Kit

Ocean Trash Can Kit

Students simulate the problems associated with acid rain and other forms of pollution and predict the effects of these pollutants on the ocean and its inhabitants.

#187220 Human Impacts on Water Quality Kit
187220 Human Impacts on Water Quality Kit

Coliform Contamination Kit

Students investigate possible water source contamination by coliform bacteria and use sterile technique to collect water samples and plate them on selective media. They then apply what they have learned to a real-world scenario.

Equipment

#652701 Lab-Aids Qualitative Introduction to Water Pollution Kit
652701 Lab-Aids Qualitative Introduction to Water Pollution Kit

Lab-Aids Qualitative Introduction to Water Pollution Kit

By performing simple colorimetric chemical analyses, students examine water samples for the presence of a wide variety of possible contaminants, including ammonia, chlorine, chromium, copper, cyanide, iron, nitrate, phosphate, silica, sulfide, and pH.

#652982 LaMotte® Water TesTabs® Kits
652982 LaMotte® Water TesTab® Kits

LaMotte® Water TesTab® Kits

Investigate water quality using safe, simple TesTab® reagents. Each complete, economical kit contains easy-to-read, diagrammed instructions; a color chart; a test factor flashcard; and all the necessary apparatus and non-hazardous TesTabs.

#184567 Carolina® Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Card Set
184567 Carolina® Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Card Set

Carolina® Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Card Set

Model sampling the diversity of macroinvertebrates in streams while in your classroom by using illustrated cards with printed biotic index value, a pollution tolerance value, and picture of the invertebrate. By making simulated streams using an assortment of cards, you can challenge your students to determine the health of a stream.

#262326 Biotic Indicators of Water Quality, Biorama™ Preparation
262326 Biotic Indicators of Water Quality, Biorama™ Preparation

Biotic Indicators of Water Quality, Biorama™ Preparation

This collection of 14 organisms is an excellent tool for assessing the water quality of freshwater systems and a helpful guide for your water quality studies.

#652641 LaMotte® SMART®3 Electronic Water Lab
652641 LaMotte® SMART®3 Electronic Water Lab

LaMotte® SMART®3 Electronic Water Lab

This portable lab measures 24 water quality parameters for pollution detection, environmental studies, and industrial water and wastes. The digital SMART®3 Colorimeter analyzes test sample color reactions and provides direct readouts for 15 factors (ammonia, chlorine, bromine, iodine, chromium, copper, fluoride, iron, nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, silica, sulfate, sulfide, and turbidity). Titration tests performed with LaMotte’s direct reading titrators provide results directly in parts per million (ppm) for 5 additional factors (alkalinity, carbon dioxide, chloride/salinity, dissolved oxygen, and hardness).

#652008 Biotic Index Data Sheet, Pack of 6
652008 Biotic Index Data Sheet, Pack of 6

Biotic Index Data Sheet, Pack of 6

Water-resistant data sheet for recording data after sorting and identifying freshwater aquatic macroinvertebrates to the order level and some to the family level. Includes instructions and formulas for calculating the Pollution Tolerance Index (PTI) Score and Pollution Tolerance Index Rating.

#665494 Soil Moisture and Light Meter, Sav-A-Plant II
665494 Soil Moisture and Light Meter, Sav-A-Plant II

Soil Moisture and Light Meter, Sav-A-Plant II

For testing water and light needs of plants. Includes manual and 4 interchangeable colored filters.

#665404 Rapitest Soil Test Kit
665404 Rapitest Soil Test Kit

Rapitest Soil Test Kit

Soil testing in 3 easy steps. Just mix soil with water, pour liquid into comparator, and add contents of capsule to instantly compare color for test reading.

Weather

#445140 Atmosphere and Weather Curriculum Learning Module
445140 Atmosphere and Weather Curriculum Learning Module

Atmosphere and Weather Curriculum Learning Module

This learning module provides a complete set of visual, digital, and hands-on resources designed to support teacher instruction and provide students with the skills to master key concepts of atmosphere and weather.

#GEO8693 Exploring Meteorology Kit
GEO8693 Exploring Meteorology Kit

Exploring Meteorology Kit

This experiment provides students with the experience of being a meteorologist. Students study pressure changes and create their own barometer, study wind speed and create their own anemometer, and develop the skills to confidently read a weather map.

#971253A Photo Cards, Weather Cloud, Set of 9
971253A Photo Cards, Weather Cloud, Set of 9

Photo Cards, Weather Cloud, Set of 9

A set of 9 photo cards of clouds and the weather each can produce.

#749030 Mini Weather Station
749030 Mini Weather Station

Mini Weather Station

Introduce basic weather concepts with this versatile apparatus by measuring temperature (in Fahrenheit and Celsius) and wind speed (in mph and kph), then reference the screen-printed chart to easily calculate wind chill. The device freely rotates to indicate wind direction, and its removable rain gauge allows for the quick assessment of rainfall. Weather station is designed to be mounted on a post or similar (not included).

#749116 Kestrel® 5000 Bluetooth® Weather Meter
749116 Kestrel® 5000 Bluetooth® Weather Meter

Kestrel® 5000 Bluetooth® Weather Meter

This advanced, time-saving instrument is unique in that it has up to 1000 data point storage, graphing functions, and computer interface technology for measurements taken on barometric pressure; pressure trend; altitude; relative humidity (calibration guaranteed for 5 years); heat stress index; dew point; wet bulb temperature; density altitude; wind chill; air, water, and snow temperature; and wind speed (current, maximum gust, and average).

Habitats and Land Use Kits

#187208 Carolina EcoKits®: Habitat Degradation
187208 Carolina EcoKits®: Habitat Degradation

Carolina EcoKits®: Habitat Degradation

Students perform an experiment using choice chambers to determine the habitat preference of pill bugs. They then decrease the size of the pill bugs’ desired habitat and record the observed pill bug behavior.

#187006 Carolina EcoKits®: Estimating Population Size
187006 Carolina EcoKits®: Estimating Population Size

Carolina EcoKits®: Estimating Population Size

Students explore and evaluate 4 different sampling techniques that are used to estimate population size: transects, quadrats, mark and recapture, and removal sampling. Conducting multiple runs for each method, students estimate population cover, density, and size using basic algebra and graphing skills.

#187210 Carolina EcoKits®: Solid Waste Management
187210 Carolina EcoKits®: Solid Waste Management

Carolina EcoKits®: Solid Waste Management

Students construct a simulation of a small composting bin with both organic and inorganic waste items. They then analyze the process of decomposition in the composting bin over the course of a 4- to 5-week period.

Habitats and Land Use Equipment

#651280 Going Collecting Set
651280 Going Collecting Set

Going Collecting Set

Useful field-collecting items for easy collection, examination, and transportation of specimens during field trips and student excursions.

#652159 Student Plankton Nets
652159 Student Plankton Nets

Student Plankton Nets

This professional-grade, student plankton net has been designed to provide quantitative analysis of plankton hauls in both fresh and marine waters. Net comes with a mouth-end fastener comprised of a brass ring with bridle. The cod-end assembly includes a plastic collecting bottle and a rubber-coated clamp. Net mouth is 8″ in diameter; net length-to-mouth diameter ratio is 3:1. Net mesh is 100 microns. Made in the USA.

#651290 Net, Heavy-Duty Collecting
651290 Net, Heavy-Duty Collecting

Net, Heavy-Duty Collecting

This sturdy net has a 1 1/8″ × 60″ hardwood handle with a steel ferrule for added strength. The heavy-duty, D-shaped frame has a vinyl net guard to protect the extra-fine, 1/16″, green nylon netting.

#651335 Net, Insect and Larvae Collecting
651335 Net, Insect and Larvae Collecting

Net, Insect and Larvae Collecting

The 16″-diam bag is made of muslin to catch the smallest specimens. With 36″ aluminum handle.

#651344A Aquatic Nets
651344A Aquatic Nets

Aquatic Nets

Nylon net with a 16″ × 9″ D-shaped frame and 34″ hardwood handle. Features a steel “net saver” guard that provides extra reinforcement to help extend the net’s useful life. Excellent for collecting in ponds and streams. Mesh size, 3/16″.

#654148 Berlese Funnel
654148 Berlese Funnel

Berlese Funnel

Used to sample for soil arthropods. Can be used with fumigants or heat. Large plastic funnel (21-cm diam) allows a large sample to be taken. Funnel includes plastic collecting vial, hardware cloth insert, and plastic funnel support.

#168000 Beepods™ Beekeeping Complete Education System
168000 Beepods™ Beekeeping Complete Education System

Beepods™ Beekeeping Complete Education System

The Beepods™ Beekeeping Complete Education System helps you teach your students about pollination and colonial insects, providing a hands-on experience in beekeeping and a look into how insects communicate with one another. The education package includes digital classes and lessons that connect bees to various subjects, including math, physics, environmental science, and agricultural science.

Plant Systems Pathway

Plant Systems pathway concentrates on plants and their growth, relating directly to the production of food, feed, and fiber crops necessary to feed a growing population while conserving natural resources and maintaining the environment. Improvement of the nutritional value of crops and the quality of seeds is emphasized in parallel with genetic engineering to develop crops resistant to pests and drought.

Kits

#159614 Student Hydroponics Kit
159614 Student Hydroponics Kit

Student Hydroponics Kit

What does it take to grow a plant? Students discover that, when provided with a support system such as rock wool, a plant can grow by taking in nutrients from a nutrient-rich water supply. This simple, effective hydroponics kit provides an exciting demonstration of plant growth without soil.

#159610 Visual Desktop Hydroponics
159610 Visual Desktop Hydroponics

Visual Desktop Hydroponics

This engaging hydroponics setup is sure to interest and excite your students as they observe complete plant development by growing herb plants from seed. Students develop a unique perspective and get hands-on experience in plant science by journaling, measuring and graphing plant growth, exploring the senses, observing root structures, cloning plants, and learning about water transpiration. The kit allows students to observe the aspects of plant development without the use of soil.

#158702 Wisconsin Fast Plants® Growth, Development, and Reproduction Advanced Kits
158702 Wisconsin Fast Plants® Growth, Development, and Reproduction Advanced Kits

Wisconsin Fast Plants® Growth, Development, and Reproduction Advanced Kits

Make growth, development, and reproduction real for students with this Fast Plants® kit; studies include measuring and quantifying germination, pollination, and seed development.

#653171 Exploring Soils: Chemical Composition Kit
653171 Exploring Soils: Chemical Composition Kit

Exploring Soils: Chemical Composition Kit

Students explore the chemical characteristics of soil samples to discover how productive the samples might be for farming purposes.

#181066 Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Primary Productivity and Energy Flow
181066 Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Primary Productivity and Energy Flow

Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Primary Productivity and Energy Flow

Students affect plant growth and gain hands-on experience manipulating plants that affect productivity and plant growth.

#223500 Leaf Identification Kit
223500 Leaf Identification Kit

Leaf Identification Kit

Students learn to key out, identify, and classify tree leaves by shape, size, veins, margins, and position on twigs.

#293225 Plant Anatomy Identification Microscope Slide Sets
293225 Plant Anatomy Identification Microscope Slide Sets

Plant Anatomy Identification Microscope Slide Sets

Students study slides of different plant parts (roots, stems, leaves, and flowers).

#181086 Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Soil Formation and Properties
181086 Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Soil Formation and Properties

Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Soil Formation and Properties

Students learn about the formation and physical characteristics of soils and parts of soil.

#158778 Exploring Selection with Wisconsin Fast Plants® and Cotyledons Kit
158778 Exploring Selection with Wisconsin Fast Plants® and Cotyledons Kit

Exploring Selection with Wisconsin Fast Plants® and Cotyledons Kit

Students observe and collect real phenotype data from 2 plant generations.

#747540 Carolina Investigations® for Use with AP® Biology: Investigating Selection with Wisconsin Fast Plants® Kit
747540 Carolina Investigations® for Use with AP® Biology: Investigating Selection with Wisconsin Fast Plants® Kit

Carolina Investigations® for Use with AP® Biology: Investigating Selection with Wisconsin Fast Plants® Kit

Through 2 guided investigations students explore selection as a mechanism that can drive change in a population.

Equipment

#151102 Basic Plant Kingdom Survey Set, Living
151102 Basic Plant Kingdom Survey Set, Living

Basic Plant Kingdom Survey Set, Living

An excellent introduction to plant taxonomy. Includes 10 plants, each representative of one of the major plant kingdom groups: algae, liverwort, moss, fern, Selaginella, gymnosperm, 2 dicots, and 2 monocots.

#151120 Plant Collection, Living
151120 Plant Collection, Living

Plant Collection, Living

This collection of 15 potted plants demonstrates the great diversity of forms found in the plant kingdom. Includes one or more representatives from among the ferns, gymnosperms, tropical foliage plants, and other flowering plants such as begonia, geranium, palms, cacti, and succulents. A great set to learn basic horticulture practices.

#158021 General Seed Set
158021 General Seed Set

General Seed Set

A versatile seed set containing a range of 18 plants from alfalfa to wheat. Great for an introductory horticulture class.

#157950 Basic Seed Set
157950 Basic Seed Set

Basic Seed Set

A versatile seed set of 6 different plants, including a monocot, gymnosperm, and 4 dicots. Great for an introductory horticulture class.

#158050 Seed Starter Kit
158050 Seed Starter Kit

Seed Starter Kit

Self-contained growing system helps you start plants from seed and grow to maturity. A great way to start seeds early before starting your outdoor garden.

#952410 Root-Vue Farm
952410 Root-Vue Farm

Root-Vue Farm

Plant the seeds and watch carrots, radishes, and onions take form before your eyes. This system allows you to see the roots as they form. Everything you need for growing a successful garden in the classroom.

#666810 Frame It All Composite Raised Garden Bed Kits
666810 Frame It All Composite Raised Garden Bed Kits

Frame It All Composite Raised Garden Bed Kits

Use these versatile kits as a stand-alone raised garden bed or as a module to extend any Frame It All Raised Garden Bed System. Almost any type of crop will do well, even root vegetables. A great tool to help you plant a school garden.

#FAM_666781 Hydroponic Indoor Farm Accessories
666781 Hydroponic Indoor Farm Accessories

Hydroponic Indoor Farm Accessories

This self-contained indoor farm has everything needed to grow salad greens, herbs, and other compact fruits and vegetables year-round. Its recirculating irrigation system cycles nutrient solution to the growth trays without the need for pesticides or herbicides. Have a garden right inside your classroom.

#199716 Plant Growth Cart
199716 Plant Growth Cart

Plant Growth Cart

Grow more plants in your classroom with this compact, movable Plant Growth Cart. The square design takes up less room while providing maximum lighted shelf space for plants.

#158999 Plant Light Bank
158999 Plant Light Bank

Plant Light Bank

This adjustable light bank is a great way to provide light to plants in the classroom, allowing you to have your own classroom garden.

#159645 Hand Tool Set for Horticulture
159645 Hand Tool Set for Horticulture

Hand Tool Set for Horticulture

Work in the garden with this set of hand tools. Includes a trowel, transplanting trowel, cultivator, and dandelion digger.

#665160 Gardening Tool Set
665160 Gardening Tool Set

Gardening Tool Set

Work in the garden with this set of tools. Includes a bowhead rake, garden hoe, cultivator, digging fork, and shovel.

#653250 Student Soil Sampler
653250 Student Soil Sampler

Student Soil Sampler

Essential for precision sampling of all types of soil. Takes a 1″ core sample to a depth of 10″. Galvanized steel sampler has a saw-toothed cutting edge, tapered for easy core removal. Cutaway side of the tube permits inspection of soil core. A great tool to sample the soil in your garden.

#665555 Yellow Sticky Strips
665555 Yellow Sticky Strips

Yellow Sticky Strips

Use pest control strips for effective control of whiteflies and fungus-gnats in the greenhouse. Developed by the USDA.

Testing Equipment

#653204 LaMotte® Hydroponics 4-Way Kit
653204 LaMotte® Hydroponics 4-Way Kit

LaMotte® Hydroponics 4-Way Kit

Allow your students to explore hydroponics, maintain the proper nutrient balances, and achieve optimum growing conditions in a soilless plant culture. They can monitor and test pH and 3 key nutrient factors: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

#653203 LaMotte® Garden Kit
653203 LaMotte® Garden Kit

LaMotte® Garden Kit

Use this simple test kit to learn the specifics about your soil before starting your gardening project. Test nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and soil pH.

#665404 Rapitest Soil Test Kit
665404 Rapitest Soil Test Kit

Rapitest Soil Test Kit

Quickly test your soil before starting your garden and during the growing process. Contains tests for pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (potash).

#665494 Soil Moisture and Light Meter, Sav-A-Plant II
665494 Soil Moisture and Light Meter, Sav-A-Plant II

Soil Moisture and Light Meter, Sav-A-Plant II

Test your soil for the water and light needs of your plants. Includes manual and 4 interchangeable colored filters. Requires no batteries—unit is self-powered.

#181876 LaMotte® Soil pH TesTabs® Kit
181876 LaMotte® Soil pH TesTab Kit

LaMotte® Soil pH TesTab Kit

Test the soil pH in your garden to find out if growing conditions are optimal for your plants.

#181875 LaMotte® N-P-K Soil Test Kit
181875 LaMotte® N-P-K Soil Test Kit

LaMotte® N-P-K Soil Test Kit

Test the nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium in your soil and determine if your garden plants have everything they need to thrive.

#653584 LaMotte® Soil Macronutrients Kit
653584 LaMotte® Soil Macronutrients Kit

LaMotte® Soil Macronutrients Kit

Use this comprehensive introduction to the study of soil properties to learn preparation, extraction, and filtration techniques and procedures developed specifically for testing soil nutrients. This allows you to determine if your soils have the macronutrients needed for optimal plant growth.

#653586 LaMotte® Soil Micronutrients Kit
653586 LaMotte® Soil Micronutrients Kit

LaMotte® Soil Micronutrients Kit

This is a comprehensive introduction to the study of soil micronutrient properties. This allows you to determine if your soils have the micronutrients needed for optimal plant growth.

#653201 LaMotte® Plant Macronutrient Kit
653201 LaMotte® Plant Macronutrient Kit

LaMotte® Plant Macronutrient Kit

An excellent tool to illustrate the relationship between soil nutrients and plant health. Students perform colorimetric tests for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N-P-K) by preparing liquid extracts from plants.

#653182 LaMotte® Soil Texture Kit
653182 LaMotte® Soil Texture Kit

LaMotte® Soil Texture Kit

Students test soil samples by separating them into sand, silt, and clay fractions. This allows students to identify what might need to be added to create optimal growing conditions in a garden.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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