Interschool Equipment Loan Program

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Equipment Loan List (PDF, Excel): Here is the list of the equipment available to borrow within the Interschool Equipment Loan Program. If you are unable to view this list, we can mail it to you.

George Fox University has scientific equipment many Elementary, Middle, and High Schools do not own. The GFU Science Outreach Program began loaning equipment to schools so their teachers can provide tangible learning experiences for students. Equipment loans are also available to the homeschooling community. If you need microscopes, dissecting tools, physics models, or a variety of other teaching items, we can loan them to you and help enrich scientific learning among your students.

Our goal is to encourage and empower teachers to become dynamic scientists and more effectively teach the wonder of God’s creation to future scientists. Contact the Science Outreach Program if you need help brainstorming ideas for your students.

Loan Process

Equipment is loaned out on a first come, first served basis for up to one week (7days). To borrow equipment:

  • Request equipment at least 48 hours in advance
  • There will be a set morning time to pick up equipment and an afternoon time during the week, this varies from semester to semester. 
  • Spring 2014 Semester Pick-Up Times: Monday 2:30-4:30 and Wednesday 10:00-12:00.

There will be a slight cost for consummable items.

If equipment is lost or damaged upon return, the borrower must reimburse GFU for replacement costs. Items must be returned in the same or better condition as when they were checked out. GFU reserves the right to charge for time spent cleaning, organizing, or repairing returned items if needed.

If you are looking for equipment that is not on our list, please feel free to contact us. We may be able to purchase some items or offer a suitable replacement.

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