The GEMS Kit Builder's Handbook
Written by Jan M. Goodman, Cary I.
Sneider, Alan Gould, Jacqueline Barber, Kimi Hosoume, Laura
Tucker, and Carolyn Willard
Over years of using GEMS activities and assembling materials for
them, teachers, groups of parents, district coordinators, administrators,
and others around the country have flooded us with innovative
ideas for inexpensive, organized, and handy make-your-own kits.
We've integrated these ideas and tools with our own in The
GEMS Kit Builder's Handbook. The book is designed to help
teachers and the people who support them gather materials for
all GEMS units, make the materials easily accessible and well
organized, and maintain the kits for repeated use.
While each GEMS Teacher's Guide includes a complete "What
You Need" section, The GEMS Kit Builder's Handbook contains
the items from all those "What You Need" lists,
and includes illustrations to help the kit builder visualize the
collection of materials at a glance. The handbook includes lots
of great ideas about kit construction, kit maintenance, and ways
to acquire free or inexpensive materials, to help spark creative
solutions for each unique situation. Our hope is that The GEMS
Kit Builder's Handbook will make assembling materials easier
for both large-scale kit assemblers and individual classroom teachers.
For GEMS users who prefer the idea of acquiring complete, ready-made
kits, GEMS has an exclusive affiliation with Carolina
Biological Supply Company, distributor of professionally assembled,
refillable kits for an increasing number of GEMS units. The cost
these kits is kept as low as possible, and the kits can be restocked
in part or in whole at any time.
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