2019 Heartland Regional Library System

Animal Kits

Kits were purchased through a grant awarded by the Missouri State Library.

Backyard Jungles Kit

Recommended for ages 8 to 13, with adult supervision.
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Children track down snail trails, worm castings, and butterflies in nearby gardens, parks, and school grounds.

Kit includes:

Includes activity cards, forceps, three petri dishes, a magnifying lucite observation box, a plexiglass snail race track, magnifier, small plant press, and a field guide to backyard insects.

Bats

Designed for grades 2 to 6, this module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.
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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals.

Kit includes:

bat house kit, large bat puppet, bat model, field guide to bats, Bats children's book, bat rubber stamp, set of bat stickers, blackline masters, set of brads, and an educator's activity guide.

Bear

Designed for grades 2 to 6, this module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals. 

Kit includes:

black bear puppet, bear rubber stamp, black bear track and claw replicas, grizzly mandible replica, bear model, Black Bear sticker book, Our Wild World: Black Bear children's book, blackline masters, set of brads, and an educator's activity guide.

Beaver

Designed for grades 2 to 6, this module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals. 

Kit includes:

beaver puppet, track, claw, and mandible replicas, Wetlands sticker book, Life Cycle of a Beaver children's book, beaver model, blackline masters, and an educator's activity guide.

Bobcat

Designed for grades 2 to 6, this module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals. 

Kit includes:

bobcat puppet, bobcat rubber stamp, track and claw replicas, bobcat model, Forests sticker book, Eyewitness: Cats children's book, blackline masters, set of brads, and an educator's activity guide.

Coyote

Designed for grades 2 to 6, this module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals. 

Kit includes:

coyote puppet, coyote rubber stamp, Our Wild World: Coyotes children's book, track and mandible replicas, coyote model, coyote stickers, blackline masters, set of brads, and an educator's activity guide.

Creeks and Ponds

Recommended for ages 8 to 13, with adult supervision.

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Search for whirligig beetles, dragonflies, toe-biters, water striders, and backswimmers!

Kit includes:

activity cards, three petri dishes, dip net, plant press, magnifier, plankton syringe, magnifying observation box, and a pond life field guide.

Monarch Butterfly Kit

Designed for grades 2 to 6
This module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards, specifically 1-LS1, 3-LS1, 4-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes. 
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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals. 

Kit includes:

the monarch life cycle puppet, monarch life cycle models, monarch rubber stamp, monarch book, set of 30 cotter pins and copper wire (for making proboscis models), reproducible blackline masters, and a monarch activity guide.

Owls

Designed for grades 2 to 6, this module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals. 

Kit includes:

owl puppet, great horned owl track replica, barn owl talon replica, model of a barn owl, three barn owl pellets, forceps, bone identification chart, Forests sticker book book, Owls children's book, blackline masters, set of brads, and an owl activity guide. 

Raccoon

Designed for grades 2 to 6, this module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals. 

Kit includes:

raccoon puppet, raccoon rubber stamp, track and claw replicas, track plaque, raccoon model, Wetlands sticker book, Raccoons children's book, blackline masters, set of brads, and an educator's activity guide.

Squirrel

Designed for grades 2 to 6, this module provides engaging, thought-provoking investigations that focus on animal adaptations and behaviors - key components for life science as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Acorn Naturalists’ Wildlife Discovery® series features hands-on resources that present close-up views of North American animals. 

Kit includes:

squirrel puppet, hard and soft track replicas, squirrel rubber stamp, squirrel model, Welcome to the World of Squirrels children's book, squirrel stickers, blackline masters, set of brads, and an educator's activity guide.