RPSEC Traveling Science and Mathematics Kits

Reserve a kit online at http://rpsec.usca.edu/travelingscience/ or by calling 803-641-3683.

Kit Title
Kit Description
Meade Telestar Telescope Model DS-60ME
This Meade Telestar Telescope, Model DS-60ME, is a refracting telescope with a focal length of 700mm (27in.). It has 3 eyepieces: 4mm, 12.5mm, and 25mm. This gives the telescope magnification powers of 28x to 175x. The telescopes are easy to assemble and include Starry Night software. This Windows-based software will display the position of stars and planets for any time period over thousands of years in the past and future. The manual states, "Starry Night can compress hundreds or thousands of years worth of change into a few minutes' duration, and in doing so, makes these movements easier to see, and easier to comprehend." The software is easy to install and use.
Perspectives From Space Posters
This series of eight posters from NASA offers instructional discussion opportunities on the following topics: Earth, an Integrated System; Patterns Among Planets; Our Place in the Cosmos; Our Sun; the Nearest Star; Oasis of Life; The Influences of Gravity.
Solar Filter for Skyview 90mm refractor telescope
Solar Filter to be used with the Skyview 90mm refractor telescope
Telescope - Dobsonian Reflector 8"
Telescope - Scherr
47.75 inches focal length. 7 inch diameter, 50 inches length tube. Cast aluminum mirror mount. 6 power, 1 inch diameter, double alignment support mounts, manufactured by Edmund Scientific (Finder Scope).
Telescope - Sky View 90mm refractor
90 mm refractor telescope. Solar filter available.
Telescope-Tasco 675TR
This is the Tasco 675TR Telescope.
Astronomy Kit
The activities in this unit allow students to explore their world beyond earth: the sun, the nine planets of the solar system, the stars, and the forces which determine the position of these bodies in space.
Solar System (Grades 3-4)
As they make measurements and create scale models, students grasp the relative sizes and distances of planets in orbit around the sun.
STC: Measuring Time Kit (Grade 6)
In the first part of this unit, students explore the use of natural phenomena, such as the phases of the moon, to keep time. In the second section, students conduct experiments using some of the instruments that have been used to keep time throughout the centuries. They build and experiment with a water clock and investigate the characteristics of the pendulum. Finally, they apply what they have learned to assemble and evaluate a clock escapement and modify the device in order to make it more accurate. The unit provides students with an opportunity to learn how to measure time, to investigate machines, to explore concepts such as energy and motion, and to learn about the science of astronomy.
Earth, Sun, & Moon-just passing time kit
Examine the positions of the sun, earth and moon in relation to one another. Focus on the natural movements of the earth and moon relative to the sun and each other and how our concepts of time corresponds to these movements.
Inflatable Solar System
This kit is a set of inflatable planets, sun, and moon that helps students learn about how the solar system works.
Finding the Moon (Grades K-1)
Through daytime astronomy activities, young students follow the moon during one complete phase cycle and gain an understanding of earth and moon orbits.