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Western Trunk Descriptions

All trunks are housed at Morton County unless specified.


Animal Science

  • Beef Learning Laboratory
    This resource contains masters of the learning laboratory kit contents-situation/task statements, charts and diagrams, identification tags, and instructions.
  • Horse Learning Laboratory
    This kit contains: animal skeleton structure poster, feed and seed samples, injection sites poster, ground handling horses safely video and much more!
  • Sheep Learning Laboratory
    This kit contains: Animal part identification poster, wholesale meat cut poster, disease matching cards and much more!
  • Swine Learning Laboratory
    This kit contains: educators curriculum guide, animal skeleton structure poster, ear notches, color loin prints, meat science CD-Rom, and much more!

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Energy

  • Energy of Science (Age Appropriateness: 9-18)
    This trunk includes instructions for hands-on experiments that youth can use to teach themselves and others about forms of energy and energy transformation. This trunk includes a teacher's guide for grades 4-8 and another for grades 9-12, plus most supplies to conduct the  experiments. The teacher's guides also include correlations to national science content standards.

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Expressive Arts

  • Beginning Leathercraft
    Includes alphabet stamps, sponges, dye, mallets boards, an assortment of stamps and tools. The trunk also contains several disposable leather pieces.
  • Quilting for Fun
    Includes five sewing machines, basic sewing supplies and lesson materials needed to complete a beginner quilt for approximately 5 participants.
  • Scrapbooking
    This trunk is designed to encourage youth to record and preserve their memories and/or heritage using photographs, journaling, memorabilia, and embellishments. This trunk includes: resource binder, cutting tools, limited amount of paper, stickers, adhesives, markers/pens, and scissors.

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Nutrition and Wellness

  • Eat Smart! Play Hard!
    This trunk is filled with games and equipment to emphasize healthy eating and physical activity. The binder includes additional ideas and snack recipes.
  • Food, Culture, and Reading
    The Food, Culture and Reading 4-H Educational trunk has resources for you to use this project at 4-H club meetings, after-school activities and/or day camps. The trunk contains the recommended books for each unit, laminated Nutrition Facts cards for the activities, laminated cards for the Play Milk Group Challenge Game, Dairy Council cardboard food models, chopsticks, equipment for a few of the physical activities and the Food and Culture Bingo. A binder with activities and additional resources including a world map is also included.
  • Food Preservation
    This trunk includes a binder with current Extension food preservation publications and equipment, including a pressure canner, water bath canner, stock pot, funnel, jar lifter and other canning equipment. The trunk also includes items to “show” but not use: freezer bags, freezer paper, foil, containers, pectin, incorrect canning/freezing containers, etc. All of these items must be returned with a completed inventory/usage form.

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Outdoor Education

  • Fly Fishing - Fly Tying  (housed in the Benson County)
    Youth learn about fly fishing and fly tying. Trunk contains ten fly rods with reels, ten sets of fly tying equipment, and educational video and CD, and a three ring binder with hands on activities. Request the trunk well in advance and specify the approximate number of youth to be involved in the activity so adequate supplies can be included. Users will be charged from the fly tying supplies used.
  • Outdoor Survival Skills (housed in Burleigh County)
    Trunk is composed of an easy to use curriculum, objects to assist in teaching each topic area, additional resources (including books, pamphlets, etc) and activity sheets for each topic. Topics covered are:
    • Basic Survival Skills
    • Outdoor Tips & Tricks
    • Poisonous Plants
    • First Aid
    • Fire Building
    • Outdoor Cooking
    • Weather Awareness
  • Bird Watching
    This kit contains binoculars, field ID books, an electronic bird song identifier, replica bird eggs and other resources to get youth and adults started in bird watching. 

    The kit contains different size and types of binoculars so user can try out different styles of binoculars to determine which type is best suited to their needs.  Also included in the kit is the bird watching in North Dakota guide developed by Floramay Miller and Dean Aakre.

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Science and Technology

  • Digital Camera
    Includes: 10 Kodak digital cameras, HP 375 Photosmart printer, software for editing photos on computer, photo printer and software, PowerPoint presentation on Mega FUN with Mega Pixels and leaders resource binder.
  • Energy of Science (Age Appropriateness: 9-18)
    This trunk includes instructions for hands-on experiments that youth can use to teach themselves and others about forms of energy and energy transformation. This trunk includes a teacher's guide for grades 4-8 and another for grades 9-12, plus most supplies to conduct the  experiments. The teacher's guides also include correlations to national science content standards.
  • Flip Video Pocket Camera
    Youth can use this trunk to learn about filmmaking. The trunk includes several pocket video cameras and resources to learn how to create a video.
  • Garmin eTrex GPS
    This trunk is designed to teach the basics of Geospatial Positioning. This trunk includes: 10 hand-held Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Units, Leaders resource binder, GPS basic PowerPoint, instructions books, PC interface cables to connect GPS unit to computer, and 10 laminated instruction sheets on how to facilitate an elementary Scavenger Hunt.
  • Garmin eTrex Legend GPS
    This trunk is designed to teach the basics of Geospatial Positioning. This trunk includes: 10 hand-held Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Units, Leaders resource binder, GPS basic PowerPoint, instructions books, PC interface cables to connect GPS unit to computer, and 10 laminated instruction sheets on how to facilitate an elementary Scavenger Hunt.
  • Geocaching
    This trunk includes: 6 Garmin eTrex GPS unites, Geocaching instructions, and books on Geocaching.
  • Lego Cities and Transportation Construction Set
    Expand your robotic skills and knowledge using the Cities and Transportation Set. This set teaches real-life applications of automated devices. Build exciting models to explore four different topics: Simple Traffic Control, Traffic Monitoring, Intelligent Vehicles and City Planning. The four applications cover, in a step-by-step manner, computer concepts such as creating and storing sequences of instructions and using input/output mechanisms.
  • Lego Control Lab Starter Kit
    Build robot models and use computers to program them. Discover important technology concepts through challenging, open-ended design activities. Step-by-step building cards help get you started.
  • Lego Crazy Action Contraption
    This trunk is for youth ages 7 and up who love to build and invent. Comes with step-by-step instructions and supplies to build 10 contraptions including a rubber band racer, spinning tops, a balloon-powered rocket car, and automatic field goal kicker, a ping pong popper, a candy machine and more!!
  • Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics
    This trunk contains four Lego Mindstorms NXT robotics kits, a resource binder and books to help you build and program robots.
  • Lego Simple and Motorized Machines
    This 275 piece construction set is a wide-range tool for exploring simple machines and adds the concept of motorization. A 9-volt motor enables youth to bring their projects to life.
  • Orienteering
    Trunk includes 5 compasses, 1 package dry-erase markers, 3 topographical maps and guide book.
  • Pop Bottle Rocket
    Pop bottle rocket launcher and accessories, tire pump and curriculum.
  • LEGO® WeDo Robotics
    The LEGO® Education WeDo Robotics Trunk is an easy to use robotics construction set that introduces youth ages 7 and above to building models featuring motors and sensors; programming their models and exploring a series of activities. This trunk includes 6 WeDo constructions sets, 4 activity packs and software. You will need laptops or desktops to program the robot creations. (Available in Fargo, Mandan and Minot)
  • Mouse Mischief
    Mouse Mischief™ is a PowerPoint® add-in that allows you to create and play interactive, multiple-mouse presentations. The presenter must have PowerPoint® on their computer to have this work. THis trunk contains 12 wireless mice with receivers and a binder with instructions and resources for using the trunk.

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-7251
Campus address: FLC 219
Physical/delivery address: 1400 Centennial Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 7280 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:20:32 AM