SMILE teachers interested in borrowing a kit from SMILE can setup a time to pick-up the kit from the SMILE Office or ask if SMILE staff is able to deliver the kit to you in conjunction with a visit. We are not able to mail the kits. While our curriculum is available to all teachers, the kits are only available to SMILE teachers. Contact 541-737-0534 or smileprogram@oregonstate.edu.

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Contents of Exploring Habitats Upland Prairie and Wetlands Kit

Exploring Habitats of the Willamette Valley - Upland Prairie & Wetlands

This educator’s guide is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of the habitat types and variety of species that inhabit the Willamette Valley in western Oregon.

  • Ecology Field Cards
  • Rope
  • Compasses
  • Lesson books (2)
Contents of Exploring Habitats Oak Woodland Kit

Exploring Habitats of the Willamette Valley - Oak Woodland

This educator’s guide is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of the habitat types and variety of species that inhabit the Willamette Valley in western Oregon.

  • Ecology Field Cards
  • Egg cartons (4)
  • Vials (5)
  • Plastic bags (4)
  • Lesson book
Contents of Magnificent Macroinvertebrates Kit

Magnificent Macroinvertebrates

This kit contains seven lessons, including:

  • Build a Bug
  • Home, Home in a Stream
  • Macro Feeding Frenzie
  • Biodiversity in a Leaf Pack
  • Analyzing a Leaf Pack
  • Macroinvertebrate Mayhem
  • Hungry, Hungry Macros (A feeding experiment)
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Contents of Amazing Owls Kit

Amazing Owls

This kit contains five lessons, including:

  • All About Owls
  • Owl Pellet Dissection (Part 1)
  • Owl Pellet Dissection (Part 2)
  • Specialists and Generalists
  • I'm In Danger
  • Additional Activity
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Contents of Ocean Acidification Kit

Ocean Acidification

This kit contains various lessons and associated materials for teaching about Ocean Acidification.

 

  • Ocean Acidification Activity Binder
  • Whale Jenga
  • LEGO Ocean Acidification/Building Blocks of the Sea
  • Ocean Acidification Experiment
  • Ocean Acidification from a Geological and Chemical Perspective

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Contents of Macroinvertebrates Kit

Macroinvertebrates

This kit contains an assortment of equipment that can be used to sample macroinvertebrates from streams and rivers.

  • Sampling tubs
  • Sorting mat
  • Macroviewers
  • Ice cube trays
  • Tweezers/forceps
  • Eyedroppers
  • Petri dishes
  • Hand lens
  • Laminated macroinvertebrate reference sheets and guides
Contents of Riparian Kit

Riparian

This kit contains an assortment of equipment that can be used to study the riparian area surrounding streams and rivers.

  • 100 ft. measuring tapes
  • Flagging tape
  • Flags
  • Gravelometers
  • Spherical Densiometers
  • Compasses
  • Soil augers
  • Soil bags
  • 2 soil thermometers
  • Spray bottle
  • Soil "Look and Feel" info sheets
  • Various guide books
     
Contents of Water Quality Kit

Water Quality

This kit contains an assortment of equipment that can be used for sampling water from streams, rivers, ponds, etc.

  • Turbidity tube
  • 1 LaMotte Dissolved Oxygen
  • 1 LaMotte pH
  • Thermometers
  • Safety supplies
    • Goggles
    • Latex gloves
  • Laminated water quality reference sheets