Bio-boxes (Grades 6-12)
DELIVERY SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOLS IN UTAH COUNTY FOR $35
Because of short class periods,
science classes in grades 6-12 may not be able to visit the Museum.
With that in mind, the education staff of the Bean Life Science Museum
has developed the “Bio-box” concept. Each Bio-box is designed
around a specific biology theme from the state science core
curriculum. The Bio-boxes allow us to bring the Museum’s unique
and valuable resources to students unable to visit the Museum.
Each Bio-box contains mounted specimens from the museum’s
education collection, as well as “biofacts.” Biofacts are biological
artifacts, such as animal skin, feathers, eggs, antlers, bones, fruits,
seeds, etc. Where applicable, the Bio-boxes will also include
additional resources, such as field guides or DVDs. The final item in
each box will be a teacher’s guide, which will give teachers an
overview of the subject, a description of the Bio-box’s connection to
specific core curriculum concepts, and ideas as to how the contents of
the Bio-box can be incorporated into their lesson plans. The
materials in each Bio-box can be used in a number of ways, whether as
the topic of a single lesson or as supplemental material for an entire
Adaptations & Ecosystems Bio-boxes are Now Available
Coming soon - a new bio-box for elementary students!
Bio-boxes are now available for teachers to check-out and
use in their classroom. You can download the teacher's guide with lesson and activity ideas below.
Bio-box Checkout Procedures
You can checkout a Bio-box by visiting our request page.
Delivery and pick-up service to schools in Utah County for $35.
Without delivery service, use of the Bio-boxes is free, but there is a $25.00 refundable security deposit.
Bio-boxes may be kept for up to two weeks at a time. Check our Bio-box calendar for availability.
For each day the box is late, a $5.00 late fee will
be assessed; if any items from the box are damaged or missing all, or
some portion, of the deposit may be forfeited.