Serving Tucson's students since 1993. Regional Science Center. 2025 E. Winsett Tucson, AZ (520) 225-4933 http://www.tusd1.org/contents/depart/science/index.asp. SERVING ~ 63,000 K-8 Students KITS 30 Kit Titles (K-8) ~3,430 kit inventory= ~5,440 boxes OUR CLIENTS
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RSC staff uses established protocols that allow kit refurbishment in an average of 20-25min. depending upon the kit complexity.
Weight charts are used to avoid counting large quantity items.
Many items such as Potting Soil, Sand, Gravel, are prepackaged and kept in sealed containers, ready for use.
Bag-O-Stuff contains several of the small items in the kits and/or items of large quantities. These pre-packaged bags are assembled in advance to help maximize the refurbishment speed.
Identification charts are created for quick identification of items to ensure correct products are used in kits.
The RSC breeds and cares for a variety of critters that are used in the K-8 science kits.
Driver checking for all
written material -
Science Stories, etc.
As with all aspects of the Regional Science Center, the delivery and pick up of kits have very specific procedures. These processes help us keep track of materials as well as determine where materials are at any given time.
Driver checking to make sure
books match the unit.
The RSC runs under the coordinated efforts of eight full time staff who take pride in serving the needs of Tucson’s children.
Volunteers, light duty district employees, special needs students, summer job training students all help pre-bundle materials used for kit refurbishment.
Center Manager Araceli registers teachers for a course.
All students have access to equitable, high quality science instruction that is nationally recognized and standards-based.
-Children observing a ‘land snail’ and
writing in their science notebook.