Traveling Science and Mathematics Demonstrations Program

Since February 1994, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's (RPSEC) Traveling Science and Mathematics Demonstrations Program, with the assistance of volunteer scientists, engineers, and WSRC Education Outreach Programs, has been on the road in the CSRA conducting mini-conferences to train K-12 teachers to use scientific equipment. The program provides access for K-12 teachers and students to science equipment that is generally unavailable in most schools and connects classroom science experiences with the outside world.

As part of the RPSEC Traveling Science and Mathematics Demonstrations Program, teachers are able to check out equipment kits as well as request classroom visits by scientists or engineers. Through STRAND (Scientists with Traveling Resources And Neat Demonstrations), a scientist or engineer will take a "neat" demonstration and/or hands-on activity to classrooms across the CSRA. To request a STRAND volunteer, please complete the STRAND Request Form. These kits are also used by National Engineer's Week Volunteers.

Online Features
Kit Titles and Descriptions (pdf version)
Kit Titles (pdf version)

*Complete ONLINE Searchable and Sortable Listing of ALL TSMDP Kits


Printable STRAND Request Form

KIT Reservations ONLINE

You may also call us to make your reservations at 803-641-3683.


Below is a PARTIAL alphabetical listing of the Traveling Science and Mathematics Program Kits. A PARTIAL list of topics is also available if you wish to search by subject matter. A subject search may be easier if you are not looking for a specific kit title. A complete listing of kit titles, kit numbers and kit descriptions is also available.

This list excludes STC Kits and FOSS Modules. STC Kits and FOSS Modules are extremely valuable kits that are designed to meet the needs of teachers and students from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade. Some of the topics are relavent to other grade levels as well and should not be missed, as the kits are quite well developed.

This is a PARTIAL Listing:
To view complete inventory, please visit the online database:

3B Scientific Torso 

Agar Kit

Air & Water

Air Track

Assorted Ball Set


Bacterial Structures Set-Slides

Basic Bacteriology Set-Slides

Basic Biology-Slides

Beginner's Biology Set-Slides

Beginner's Common Things Set-Slides

Bell, Buzzer, and Switch

Biltmore Cruiser Sticks


CBL System

Chemistry Equipment

Circuit Board Demostrator

Clinometer Kit

Colorimeter (CBL)

Compasses (Orienteering)

Cuisenaire for Grade 3

Cuisenaire for Grades 6-8

Current and Voltage Probes (CBL)

Diameter English Tapes

Diameter Metric Tapes

Dinosaur Footprint Casting

Dinosaur Poster and Tracking

Dissecting Kit

Earth, Sun, and Moon

Earthly Interactions

Electrical Circuits II

Electricity Discovery

Electricity Lab

Electricity Measurer Pkg

Energy Kit

Energy Sources

Energy Transfer Kit

Evolution of Dinosaur Teeth

Fiber Optics Kit

Fingerprint Analysis


Force Measurer

Fossils through Time

Franklin's Forecaster

Free Fall/Gravity

FOSS Modules

Geiger Counters-Lunlum Model 2200

Geiger Counters-Victoreen 496 Portable C

Gel Electrophoresis Kit

Geologic Time Chart Game

Groundwater Simulation System

Hair Analysis Kit

Hand Generator Kit

Heart Rate Monitor

Heat Kit

Helium Laser Kit

Holography Demonstration

Hooke's Law Apparatus

Increment Borer 18"

Inference Boards

Interactions Kit

Intermediate Overhead Calculator

Kitchen Kapers Kit

Know Your Minerals

Life in the Soil-Slides

Light Optics Bench (with edible optics)

Magnetic Field Sensors (CBL)

Magnetic Stirrer and Misc Equipment

Magnetism & Electric Models

Magnetism and Electricity Kit


Magnifying Glasses

Map and Compass Clinic

Marble Mania Kit

Master Forensics Kit

Mechanics of Solids and Liquids

Meteorology Kit

Microphone (CBL)

Motion Detectors (CBL)

Multi-Purpose Cart

Natural Textile Fibers-Slides

Nystrom Physical Science Charts

Ohaus Spring Scales

Perspectives from Space-Posters

pH System (CBL)

Predators-Audio-Visual (Slide Presentation)

Pressure Sensor (CBL)

Protective Goggles

Radioactivity and Half-Life

Rechargeable D Cell Batteries

Relative Humidity Sensors (CBL)

Ringstand and Ring Set

Science Kit

STC Kits

Screen Sieves Kit 


SensorNet Kit A-G

Sharks & Dolphins

Silva Ranger Compasses

Simple Machines

Simple Machines Activity Kit

Simple Machine Discovery Kit


Sound Discovery Kit

Sound Kit

Specific Heat Specimens



Start Making Sense Kit

Static Electricity and Van de Graaf Generator


Stream Table Kit

Student Battery Testers

Student Binoculars

Student Binoculars

Student Dry Cells

Student Microscopes

Student Optics Kit

Superconductivity and Liquid Nitrogen

Telescope-Dobsonian Reflector



Telescope-Skyview Refractor

Telescope-Tasco Telescope Model 675TR

Temperature Probes

This is Your Land-Audio-Visual (Slide Presentation)

TI Viewscreen

TI-80 Calculator Kit A

TI-82 Calculator Kit I

TI-83 Calculator Kit I

TI-83 Viewscreen Calculator

TI-92 Calculator Kit I

Traffic Light Kit

Vertebrate Heart Collection

Video Microscope

Water-Audio-Visual (Slide Presentation)

Weather "Basic Science Inquiry"

Weather Station

Those that are most developed are in bold text.

URL: (August, 2003)

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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801