Science Kits

Program Overview

The University of Oregon's GK-12 Science Outreach Program provides graduate students as resources for teaching hands-on science and mathematics in elementary and middle schools. The program works in partnership with the InterMountain ESD to provide inquiry-based curriculum to our partner schools. The fellows spend approximately one day a week assisting with a variety of in-school activities.

GK-12 Objectives

Increase student knowledge and appreciation of math and physical science.

  • Provide fellows experience in delivering science and math education.
  • Increase student achievement.
  • Enhance teachers' knowledge of physical science and mathematics content.
  • Provide assistance with Oregon’s requirement for "scientific inquiry work samples."
  • Enhance science teaching using science kit-based instruction.
  • Improve fellows' communication skills, enhance content knowledge and develop teaching skills.
  • Prepare fellows for careers that encourage or require community outreach.
  • Increase adoption of kit-based science curricula.

Kit Assignment by Grade Level

  • Kindergarten – Wood and Paper
  • First Grade – Balance and Motion
  • Second Grade – Solids and Liquids
  • Third Grade -  Physics of Sound
  • Fourth Grade – Magnetism and Electricity
  • Fifth Grade – Mixtures and Solution

Request a Science Kit

To request a kit, email (subject: RE%3A%20Science%20Kit%20Request...) .


Correlation to Oregon Standards (PDF)


Lizette Berryessa
Administrative Assistant