Science Teaching Tools

Generation Genius science videos

All first-grade classrooms have access to science video lessons. Generation Genius videos were made in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association to engage, educate, and inspire kids in science. We are proud we could fund this subscription teachers were paying out-of-pocket.

Sponsor: General donations

Zoo Field Trip

We are fortunate in Jacksonville to have a first-class zoo. Zoo visits help children understand animal behavior and characteristics and discover how they differ from how books and other media portray them.  It is a good workout for the brain that helps kindergarteners to grow mentally. A zoo is a place where they are exposed to entirely new words, concepts, and awareness of the world.

Sponsor:  The basic zoo entrance is free to Duval County school students on a field trip.  Know & Grow is proud to sponsor the school bus plus extra events the children love, such as the train ride and animal feedings. 

5th Grade Science

Science is important in Jacksonville – especially with the Mayo Clinic constantly growing and new industries coming to town. Before children finish elementary school, we make it our mission to inspire them to pursue further science education. We want all fifth-graders to have a blast (pun intended!) in science.

Our home, Dinsmore Elementary, is a science magnet. While the school is not a dedicated science magnet, science is emphasized by, among other things, having a full-time fifth grade science teacher.

This teacher understands the needs of her students. She was a student at Dinsmore Elementary and has returned to teach and inspire. Her roots go deep in understanding the community as her mother also attended this same elementary school.

We’ve focused our fifth-grade science efforts on teaching tools. Science is better understood with experiments and classroom displays.

We thank our sponsors for providing teaching tools that will inspire students for years to come!

Science Tools

  • Diffraction glasses with 3D prism effect (30)2 Photo
  • EISCO Labs economy spectroscope tubes (30)2
  • EISCO Labs glass prisms and lens, 7-piece sets (4)2
  • Unmounted glass lenses, 6-piece sets (4)2
  • Safety goggles (34)2
  • Sun, Earth, Moon Systems Model6 Photo
  • Trundle wheels5 Photo
  • MagMover ClikMagnets (100) & Pole4 Photo
  • Friction board5 Photo
  • 100-pot seedling plant stand with lights5 Photo
  • 7 BodyPartCharts2 Photo
  • Human Digestive System Model2 Photo
  • Somso Human Urinary Tract Model3 Photo
  • Stethoscopes (12)2
  • Dimensional Man 3D2 Photo
  • Anatomy See-Through Sally2 Photo
  • Human eye BodyPartChart2 Photo
  • Human eye model 5 times full size2 Photo
  • Full-size human hanging skeleton2 Photo
  • Outdoor classroom1 Photo
  • Weather instruments/tools4 List
  • Magna-Trix Floating Magnets Sets4/(12) Photo


1 CSX Transportation (2020-21)

2 William & Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee (2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23)

3 Vicky and her Optum RX Team (2020-21)

4 Linda Brunson, Board member (2020-21, 2021-22)

5 Roger Mann, Board member (2021-22)

6 Altar’d State, St. Johns Town Center (2022-23)

Without learning tools such as these, an opportunity to spark some children’s interest in science would be lost.

  • Delta Education Weather Vane (4)
  • Delta Educational Barometer (4)
  • Classifying Clouds Photo Cards (4)
  • Didax Plastic Anemometer (2)
  • Delta Education Solar Hot Air Balloon (4)
  • NewPath Weather and Climate Learning Center (4)
  • Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Scale (4)
  • V-Back Metal Thermometers, Dual Scale (60)