Note: This kit is currently under re-development and will be available to loan soon – check back later!

Learn the science behind the technology in your electronic devices! In the High Tech Rocks! STEM Kit, students become solid-state chemists as they manipulate natural materials (like minerals) to produce useful physical properties (like magnets).

Big Concepts include: 1) physical properties; 2) crystal structure; 3) electrochemistry; 4) magnetism; and 5) phase diagrams.

Scientific Inquiry Skills include: 1) use of chemicals; 2) characterization of physical properties; and 3) use of science notebooks.

High Tech Rocks! STEM Kit Tutorials

  • Using the Atomic Layer Model video (coming soon)
  • Making the Headphone Work video (coming soon)
  • High Tech Rocks! STEM Kit Use Instructions (complete teacher guide)
  • High Tech Rocks! STEM Kit Clean-Up & Repacking Instructions
  • High Tech Rocks! STEM Kit Material List

High Tech Rocks! STEM Kit Resources

CSU Resources

Other Useful Resources

Borrowing High Tech Rocks! STEM Kits

There is no charge to educators who wish to borrow any of our STEM kits. Educators who are located in the Northern Colorado area and can come to the CSU Fort Collins campus to pick up the kits should complete the Local Pick-Up Loan Application. All other educators in Colorado should complete the Delivery Loan Application Form and the NSEOC will ship the classroom set of kits to you free of charge. Return loan application forms to Courtney Butler via email ( or fax (970-491-7716).