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Eton Connect Boxes are educational kits, tools, games and equipment which can be loaned to state-sector schools local to Eton College.

Local schools can get in touch to make an booking enquiry at [email protected].

To see what boxes are in our collection, please use the drop down list below:

Science

Minibeasts Grab and Go Kit

A great resource to take outdoors and explore the world of insects. The magnifying glasses have a stand so you can leave them set up and the shallow trays provide great contrast for studying what you find. 

  • 3 x Magnifying Bug Viewers 
  • 3 x Clear Buckets 
  • 6 x Child Sized Trowels 
  • 3 x Shallow White Trays 
  • 6 x Magnifiers 
  • 6 x A5 Clipboards 
  • 6 x Pairs Binoculars 
  • 6 x Pond Nets 
  • 1 x Sturdy Folding Box 

3D Replica Human Half Size Skeleton

A half-scale, realistic model of the human skeleton with movable shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, jaw and ankle joints. 

  • Accurate half-sized replica of a human skeleton 
  • Easy to assemble 
  • Features moveable joints 

Pumping Heart Model

3D working model which clearly demonstrates basic heart and pulmonary blood flow, using a simple hand pump. 

  • Demonstrates how the heart and lungs work together for oxygen exchange 
  • Mess free – the liquid is sealed in 
  • Includes an activity guide

Giant Sized Human Teeth Models

These giant-sized human teeth demonstrate how different teeth are used for chewing, biting and gnawing. 

  • Molar (L15 x W12 x D12cm)
  • Canine (L18 x W9 x D9cm)
  • Incisor (L18 x W6 x D9cm)
  • Teacher’s notes included 

Healthy Set of Teeth Model

Two large, anatomically correct, rubber teeth models and giant toothbrushes. 

Ideal for encouraging children to brush their teeth properly, as well as for prompting discussions on healthy eating and hygiene. Model can be manipulated manually. 

Comes with notes for the teacher. 

Human Torso Model (with removable organs)

50 cm3 high with 11 removal pieces 

Includes an information sheet and teachers guide. 

This 20 Inch torso can be dissected into 11 anatomical parts to help identify and learn about the human anatomy. 

Ideal for use in the classroom to demonstrate the relationship between internal organs. 

Includes a key to the parts and fully illustrated manual. 

 

Microscopes (x5)

20x magnification monocular microscopes, with 360o rotating head and 45o inclined eyepiece tube. 

Each microscope comes with a dust cover, sample slides and instructions. 

Solid Materials Kit

A two level box containing the following samples: (34 samples in total) 

A variety of materials in the form of rectangular blocks, intended to familiarise the student with the appearance, ‘feel’, texture, hardness and density of a range of common substances. 

 

 

 

 

 

Size 50mm x 40mm x 30mm 

  • Softwood x 2 
  • Hardwood x 2 
  • Paraffin wax x 2 
  • Aluminium x 2 
  • Iron x 2 
  • Foamed polystyrene x 2 

Size 20mm x 20mm x 100mm 

  • Perspex x 2 
  • Glass x 2 
  • Slate x 2 
  • Aluminium x 2 
  • Softwood x 2 
  • Marble x 2 

Others 

  • Lead: 50mm x 50mm x 20mm (2 samples) 
  • Aluminium: 50mm x 50mm x 80mm (2 samples) 
  • Hardwood: 50mm x 50mm x 200mm (2 samples) 
  • Brass: 20mm x 20mm x 50mm (2 samples) 
  • Iron: 40mm x 40mm x 20mm (2 samples) 

Friction Ramp Set

Box includes 5 ramps each of which can be adjusted to different heights with along with 5 open back trucks.  

Neat and compact ramps for floor or table top use. The solid wood ramps adjust to different heights and take apart for easy storage. 

A fantastic tool for investigating forces: move onto different surfaces to investigate the effects of friction; raise or lower the ramps to investigate the effects of gravity. 

5 different surface materials: 

  • Carpet 
  • Wood  
  • Sandpaper 
  • Smooth plastic 
  • Rubber 

Newton Meters/Spring Balance (x2 set of 6)

2 class sets each containing 6 meters.  

Plastic tubular newton spring balances. Each range is colour coded for convenience and is scaled in both grams and newtons. The spring mechanism is clearly visible, and zero adjustment is incorporated. 

1 x 250 g (2.5 newtons)  

Solar Education Kit

Learn the basics of solar panel electronics. 

This kit can be assembled in parallel or series to make different output panels to power electronics such as a calculator or radio. 

 

 

 

  • 8 x solar modules 
  • low-inertia motor 
  • Impeller 
  • Connecting leads and copper links for cell interconnections 
  • Housing and brackets 
  • Information booklet covering principles of solar power, together with useful connection diagrams and output calculation formulae 

Solar System Outdoor Mats

Set of 10 planet mats for outdoor 

Recreate the solar system on the playground floor and enable children to jump from one to the next as they explore outer space. 

This 10-piece set includes 8 planets as well as the Moon and the Sun with each being made from thick rubber non-slip mats. 

Geography

Rock Samples (x2 boxes)

Each box contains samples of: (11 pots in a tray) 

Over 55 geological samples designed to cover the earth science sections of Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. The Class Rock Pack provides a complete lesson. Based around a central laminated flow chart, students can work through identifying igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock and soil samples on the basis of their characteristics including texture and permeability. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sandy soil
  • Slate (North Wales)
  • Gneiss (Scotland)
  • Granite (Dartmoor)
  • Sandstone (Staffordshire) 
  • Gabbro (Wales)
  • Limestone (Castle Combe, Wiltshire)
  • Clay Soil (Swindon)
  • Marble (Iona, Scotland)
  • Basalt (Antrim, Northern Island)
  • Chalk (Wiltshire)
    An information sheet about the different types of rocks and a flow diagram to help identify.
     

Fossil Samples (x2 boxes)

Each box contains samples of: (11 tubs in total) 

The Class Fossil Pack uses a central laminated flow chart and a mix of replica and genuine fossils to explain the section of the curriculum that covers fossils. The set focuses on the main life groups: separating fossils on the basis of their characteristic features, symmetry and biology. 

 

 

  • Plant remains 
  • Limestone 
  • Trilobite 
  • Brachiopods 
  • Bivalve 
  • Crinoid 
  • Shark Teeth 
  • Ammonites 
  • Echinoids 
  • Gastropods 
  • Coral 
  • An information sheet about the different types of rocks and a flow diagram to help identify. 

Mathematics

Base Ten Transparent Interlocking Class Set

One box of class base ten sets.

Utilise these tactile manipulatives to grasp a deeper understanding of place value. 

Engage children with the physical idea of number, allowing them to build representations with this interlocking base ten. Slot units together to create rods, then rods together to make flats. Children can then explore the concept of the decicube with slotting flats together. 

Giant Glitter Mosaic Shapes

33 pieces of large EVA foam (hexagons, triangles, circles, semicircles, stars…)

Create your own beautiful sequences and patterns with these Giant Glitter Mosaic Shapes!

Made from wipe clean EVA foam, these large shapes are suitable for use outdoors. Ideal for supporting shape recognition, sequencing and counting! Introduce the concept of 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4 with these sparkling 2D shapes. Great for early maths skills as well as creative thinking.

Geometric Volume Set

Encourage pupils to discover geometric relationships and volumes with this set of 17, clear plastic shapes with lids. 

Music

Boomwhackers

Boomwhackers are percussion instruments in the plosive aerophone and idiophone family. They are lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes, tuned to a musical pitch by length.   

Bamboo Tamboo Class Set

  • 12 x 3 different notes (36 tubes in total) 
  • 36 beaters 
  • Storage bag  

Includes 7 different activities for use 

Local schools can make an booking enquiry at [email protected].