Private Eye Class Kit
make it as easy as possible to bring students and teachers
to "other worlds" quickly, we have designed The
Private Eye Class Kit.
the Kit, along with a Class Set of Loupes and the items listed
below under Class Kit Contents,
you will find "The World In A Box®" - where
the first stage of fieldwork is done for you. It is
presented at "desktop" scale - a kind of tabletop
fieldwork for looking, writing, drawing, theorizing.
at first glance, like a little art museum. It holds
a mix of specimens reflecting the variety and visual
interest of the real world. Nature is heightened, framed
beautifully, to get the looking going fast, and with
intensity. The real world is where the artist, scientist,
writer, all begin and return to almost daily for the
material and source of their work.
World in A Box" is carefully presented for maximum learning
effect. It inspires students and teachers to begin looking
closely at the world, and, after doing their own fieldwork,
to apply these lessons in selection, preservation and framing.
Class Set of Loupes (5X) 36 loupes in 2 poly-grid
World In A Box® (36 specimens to get
the looking going fast)
class set of magnifier boxes (4X), with tube
of Jeweler's glue
Brock Microscope, durable, easy to use, built
in light source, superb lens quality
Introduction to The Private Eye, (8 min.)
Seminar & classroom use
Guide, laminated or paperback (240 pp)
Private Eye Poster
books and videos: Powers of Ten video;
The Practical Entomologist (or nature guide for
your region); Art Forms in Nature; Adventures with
Private Eye Inquiry Poster Set, 6 posters
Private Eye Tub
Kit per class is ideal, but three to five Private Eye Kits
often rotate (like a library book) per staff of twenty. To
make the process a daily habit, each teacher should have
an individual Class Loupe Set and Teacher Guide. Many schools
and classes assemble their own "World in a Box" and
put together their own Kits. We have items below to help
you do this.
paperback guide: $635; with
binder guide: $715
interior layout as The World in a Box, only YOU provide the
sturdy redwood box, hinged back, clasp on side; filled with
31 assorted containers (magnifier boxes, acrylic boxes, etc.)
for holding your own specimens. Includes insect preservation
instruction sheet and jeweler's glue.
pp. 69-71 in The Private Eye teacher guide for specimen suggestions.)
items are also available for separate purchase.
few more items and an additional loupe to engage
two-somes and small teams.
a small museum, this handsome alder wood box reveals:
beetle in magnifier box
sprig in magnifier box
- the booklet The
Private Eye Simple Steps to a Magnified
Mind (Ruef, 2003).
To enhance team discoveries and The Private Eye experience,
combine the Team Loupe Set with the Mini
same table-top specimen set used in every Private Eye
Workshop). Perfect for table teams and Homeschool groups!
loupes in a plastic case
- microfiber cleaning cloth
- barnacles on rock
beetle in magnified box
sprig in magnifier box
- stonefly in specimen box
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