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Discovery Kits

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The Discovery Kits Collection aims to provide engaging learning experiences for patrons both inside and outside of the library.  The Discovery Kits include materials for hands-on learning on the topics of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.  The purpose of this collection is to be a catalyst for discovery and education.  This collection was created with funds from a Science Kits for Public Libraries Grant awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Region 4.

Check out any of the kits below–explore their contents in the SHARE catalog.

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Discovery Kits Circulation Policy

  • Kits can only be checked out at the Eager Free Public Library.
  • The checkout period for a kit is 2 weeks.
  • Kits can be renewed 2 times.  Renewals are only allowed if there are no holds on the kids.  Patrons can renew the kit at the library or in SHARE.
  • Kits can be checked out by library staff at other SHARE libraries.  Kits will be delivered to other libraries for staff use by special request.
  • Kits will be inspected at check out and upon return to make sure that all items are included.  Patrons will be charged the replacement cost for missing items.
  • Deterioration of the kits is expected.  Patrons will not be charged for basic wear and tear or the cost of replacing disposable items (i.e. batteries, ink, etc.).
  • If kits are returned with excessive damage, patrons will be charged the replacement cost of damaged items.
  • Kits will accrue a late fee of $0.25 per day if they are overdue.

3D Doodler

Art, Design, 3D Printing

  • 3D Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set
  • 3D Pen Projects for Beginners by Tammy Enz

Bee Bot

Coding, Robotics

  • Bee Bot
  • Shape Mat
  • DK’s My First Coding Book

Bird City

Biology, Life Science

  • Binoculars and case
  • Birds of North America Poster
  • Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
  • Wild About Wisconsin Birds by Adele Porter

Bloxels

Coding, Gaming, Storytelling

  • Bloxels Game Set
  • Builder Challenge Cards Desk
  • Kids Get Coding: Programming Games and Animation by Heather Lyons
  • Game Design by Greg Austic

Creek & Pond Life

Biology

  • Catching nets
  • Bug viewer
  • Magnifying glass
  • Pipettes
  • Petri dishes
  • National Geographic’s Ultimate Bug-opedia by Darlyne Murawski and Nancy Honovich
  • Pond Life Golden Guide

K'NEX

Geometry, Math, Building

  • K’NEX Elementary Math and Geometry Set
  • Get in Shape by Rob Colson
  • Explore Shapes and Angles by Jeanette Moore

KEVA Planks

Building, Engineering, Math

  • KEVA Planks 400 piece set
  • The Story of Building by Patrick Dillion

    littleBits

    Circuits, Electricity, Engineering

    • littleBits Arcade Game kit
    • Littlebits by Amber Lovett

      Magna-Tiles

      Building, Magnets, Math

      • Magna-Tiles 100 piece set
      • Magna-Tect Imagination Book

      Makey Makey

      Circuits, Computers, Engineering

      • Makey Makey Classic Set
      • Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius by Colleen and Aaron Graves

      Makey Makey Go

      Circuits, Computers, Engineering

      • Makey Makey Go Set
      • Makey Makey by Sandy Ng

        meeperBOTs

        Robotics, Coding

        • meeperBOT 2.0 (2)
        • Lego Bricks (10)
        • The Story of Coding by James Floyd Kelly
        • DK Findout! Robots

          Microscope

          Biology, Life Science

          • AMScope 120-1200X Beginner Microscope Kit
          • AMScope Prepared Slides
          • Pipettes
          • Petri Dishes
          • The Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone

          Optics

          Light, Physical Science

          • Prism and lens set
          • Tell Me Why? I See Rainbows by Kathryn Beaton
          • Explore Light and Optics with 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda

          Ozobots

          Robots, Coding

          • Bit Bot (2)
          • Charging cable
          • Markers and activity sheets
          • Controlling an Ozobot by Amber Lovett

          Qubits

          Building, Engineering, Math

          • Qubits 84 piece set
          • Construct It! Architecture You Can Build, Break, and Build Again by Jessie Alkire

            Robot Mouse

            Coding, Robotics

            • Robot Mouse Set
            • Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding by Linda Liukas

            Simple Machines

            Physics, Building

            • Simple Machines Activity Set
            • A Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt by Jenna Lee Gleisner

              Snap Circuits Classic

              Circuits, Electricity, Engineering

              • Snap Circuits Jr. Set
              • Snap Circuits Expansion Set
              • How Circuits Work by James Roland (1)

              Snap Circuits Jr.

              Circuits, Electricity, Engineering

              • Snap Circuits Jr. Set
              • Circuits by Theodore Buchanan (1)

                Telescope

                Astronomy

                • Celestron First Telescope

                • First Scope Accessory Kit

                • What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid

                • Night Sky of North America Pocket Guide
                • IMAX Hubble DVD

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