Teaching Kits

 In order to slow the spread of Covid-19, the return date for all teaching kits has been extended until social distancing provisions have been lifted. Please hold on to your kits until further notice. Kits are not available for checkout at this time. We hope to have them available soon.

Landforms kits

Contains fault blocks, Wasatch fault fly-by video, maps, PowerPoint presentation, teaching manual, and activities geared to the 5th-grade core curriculum.

Loan period: Two weeks
Deposit: $50.00 refundable


Rock, Mineral, and Fossil kits

Contains 70 specimens, Utah fossil environment map with information, mineral testing kit, teaching manual, and activities geared to the 4th- and 8th-grade core curriculum.

Loan period: One month
Deposit: $50.00 refundable


Ice Age kits

Contains 14 fossil specimens including a giant sloth claw and musk ox horn, Utah relief map showing glaciers and Lake Bonneville, PowerPoint presentation, and a teaching manual.

Loan period: Two weeks
Deposit: $50.00 refundable


Dinosaur kits

Contains 36 cast specimens, including skin impressions, teeth, claws, a Stegosaurus plate, teaching aids, and teaching manual.

Loan period: Two weeks
Deposit: $100.00 refundable


Stream Tables

Includes sand; a 4’ x 1’ tray; buckets, easy-to-use gravity plumbing, and teaching manual. Self-contained trays help prevent messes.

Loan period: Two weeks
Deposit: $50 refundable

Please call 801.537.3300 to reserve a kit. Kits must be picked up and returned to the UGS office at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Building at 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City.

More Resources

Glacier Model and teaching manual.
Loan period: Two weeks
Deposit: $50 refundable

Plate Tectonics Globe with detachable plates (plate puzzle).
Loan period: Two weeks
Deposit: $50 refundable

Outside organization with geology-related teaching kits: