2015 Premium Toolbox -- Key Supplies and Equipment

Theme: Visualizing Earth Systems

The following list gives details of the items that were included by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in the “2015 Premium Toolbox” that was prepared for our partner schools in Denver and Houston. The quantities given are what were provided in the AGI toolbox, with the intent of outfitting a classroom of 30 students. There are many alternative items that can be used. Please refer to the Teaching Activities Guide to see how the items are used so that you can consider what will work in your setting. Though we were satisfied with our experience and item performance, AGI does not necessarily endorse the providers or the specific items listed.

 

Quantity

Item

Brand/Provider

Item Name/Specific Information

1

Activity booklet

American Geosciences Institute

AGI Earth Science Week Visualizing Earth Systems: Teaching Activities Guide

 

 

1

Solar balloon

Toysmith Group

UFO Solar Balloon, Item # 7991

 

1

Radiometer

Creative Motion Industries, Inc.

Solar Engine, Product code 11375

(Note: This product code is for a case of 12. Radiometers are available individually from many suppliers.)

 

5

Light meters

Nubee

Digital Light Meter 0 – 50,000 Lux Tester FC Photo Camera Luxmeter 3 Ranges Selectable, Model NUB1010B

 

15

UV test cards

Extra Mile

Custom Printed UV Test Card Product Code: #TH-210C

 

30

Diffraction glasses

Rainbow Symphony, Inc.

Diffraction Glasses 1000 lines/mm

 

100

UV sensitive, phosphorescent beads

Gert’s Glow House

UV Multi-color glowing changing reactive plastic pony beads, Part # 51

 

 

Additional items that are not essential to the activities in the Teaching Activities Guide were also included in the toolbox, such as posters, book marks, Earth Science Week kits, and more. This list only includes those that are needed for the activities in the guide.