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| Grades 2-8
Students explore the center of mass of a two-body system and create a demonstration that almost appears to be magic. They gain a conceptual and then a mathematical knowledge of the center of mass, a single point on any solid body about which the weight is balanced in all directions.
Slotted Mass Set
3 high strain rubber bands
2 engineering balancing boards
| Grades 2-9
Students explore measurement quantity that helps explain how well a force can cause a rotation. They can experience significantly increasing torque by moving a mass set down a rod while trying to balance the main rod.
1000g mass set
| Grades 3-6
Provides hands-on lesson about how solar power drives a motor. Planets orbit around the solar-paneled "sun" that drives a motor so the planets actually move. Students get to paint the planets for a perfect combination of science and creativity. Includes 6 colors of opaque acrylic paint and plus brush. Measures 9 3/4" x 3 1/2".
| Grades 3-12
Colorful 5" foam models make learning the parts of the human body fun and interactive! Each model separates in half to show a detailed cross-section of the organ. One half of the model shows the labeled parts; the other half identifies the parts with a letter, making each model useful for both classroom demonstration and testing. Each model includes an activity guide.
| Grades 3-10
High-quality models that illustrate the fundamental concepts of work, force, and energy!. Precision-made wooden models demonstrate basic principles of work, force, and energy. Through hands-on exploration, students learn how machines can change the direction of a force, reduce work, or turn potential energy into kinetic energy. Each model is approximately 7" x 16". Demonstration-size models are also available and measure approximately 15" x 36". Each model comes with a detailed Teacher's Guide.
Includes a Wedge model and Teacher's Guide.
| Grades K-8
Get a worm's-eye view of root growth! Students can watch roots develop and grow in the soil through the planter's large, transparent side. Includes a step-by-step Activity Guide that provides instructions, suggested activities, and journal pages to record observations while following the process from seed planting to full-grown plants. Also includes packets of bean and pea seeds and potting soil.
| Grades 5-12
A set of a 5 simple machines to demonstrate basic principals of physics. Students can construct, examine, and explain simple machines to develop a deeper understanding of how they make work easier. Contains enough pieces to build a lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and wedge—all at the same time. Includes Activity Guide.
| Grades 9-10
See rivers meander and islands form—right in the classroom!. Investigate the effects of currents on river banks and bottom soil while observing erosion and sedimentation patterns. Includes a 48" x 14" x 3" stream table, a 36" x 2" drain trough, tray support, siphon tube, and activity guide. Great for use in the classroom or as a fun outdoor activity. Fine-grained sand is needed to perform all of the activities (sold separately).
| Grades 1-6
Use model to teach phases of the moon. Authentically detailed, this model moon serves as an introduction to the novice astronomer. Whether hung in the classroom or the home, it's an accurate physical representation.
Moon with 12 phase settings illustrating the lunar cycle's appearance
Auto shut-off to preserve battery life
Exclusive web code to download a virtual audio tour!
10 in. wall-mountable moon
Infrared remote control to match the moon to the time of the month
Built-in light sensors to illuminate the moon in your room
Demonstrate Newton's third law of motion and the principle of conservation of momentum with this sturdy model. The unique offset design provides improved results, stability, and quality. Measures 6 1/2"H x 5"W x 4 1/2"D.
| Grades PreK-4
Explore shapes and stability to design a earthquake-safe structure with the Wobbletop Shake Table. The Wobbletop Shake Table is a hands-on model that simulates how the ground moves during an earthquake. Use the Shake Table to test model buildings with the KNEX Custom Set.
| Grades 1-12
Be an engineer and construct a model building with KNEXs to resist earthquake damage using different technologies. . Work as a team to design cross bracing and X-bracing to make the building safe. This customer set is the perfect complement to the Wobbletop Shake Table (sold separately).
242 K'NEX pieces
Teaching the parts of a flower is made easy!. Demonstrate the parts of a flower in plant science lessons with this durable foam tulip model. One half of cross-section is labeled with part names (stamen, petal, pistil, sepal, stem, leaf and roots); other half is labeled with letters for assessment activities. For more detailed study, Activity Guide features discussion and labeled drawing of additional flower parts, including filament, anthers, stigma, style and ovary. Foam model wipes clean and measures approximately 6" tall.
Cross-section flower model
Bring the Sun, Earth, and Moon into your classroom. An exciting model that shows the basic relationships of rotation, revolution, seasons, night and day, phases of the moon, tides, solar and lunar eclipses, and more!
Each concept can be studied individually by moving the arm of the earth or moon by hand
Planetarium model includes sun, earth, and moon models on movable arms, precision chain, and gear drive
1 Planetarium model
| Grades K-12
Hold the solar system in your hands!. Surround your students with the amazing solar system! This set of giant, inflatable planets, sun, and the moon will allow you to demonstrate rotation, revolution, and orbit and to teach the order and relative size of the planets and the Sun. Set includes a 36" Sun, 22" Jupiter, 18" Saturn (with rings), 14" Neptune, 14" Uranus, 12" Venus, 12" Earth, 10" Mars, 10" Mercury, 8" Pluto, 8" Moon, Teacher's Activity Guide, a foot pump, and hooks that allow you to hang your models from the ceiling. Grades K and up.
| Grades 3-8
Students build models to learn about mechanical principles. Introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with simple machines - Levers, Pulleys, Wheel & Axles, Inclined Planes, including Wedge and Screw, and Gears. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry based approach to information and concepts.
Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate scientific principles in action.
Teacher Guide provides a glossary of key terms and definitions, includes an overview of the concepts associated with the different simple machines, identifies student objectives for each investigation, and offers plans and scripts to successfully present selected models and their associated activities. Student Activity and Reference Sheets comprise illustrations and definitions of some of the concepts featured in the model building activities.
Build over 60 different fully-functioning real-world replicas of simple machines
Supports 10-15 students, working in teams
Detailed building instructions
Lesson plans and experiment guides written by educators that feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects.
Teacher's guide with lesson plans and response sheets on CD-ROM
Big Ball Factory User Guide Step-by-step instruction on how to build a working ball machine.
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Gears
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Inclined Planes
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Levers
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Pulleys
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Wheels And Axles 79520
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Wheels And Axles Teacher Guide
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Pulleys Teacher Guide
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Levers Teacher Guide
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Inclined Planes Teacher Guide
Education Simple Machines Deluxe Gears Teacher Guide
All teacher guides and experiment guides are aligned to national standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
Teach decomposition, composting, life cycles, and environmental education with this compost container. Three separate, aerated compartments enable students to view the entire decomposition process clearly and make side-by-side comparisons between different materials. The clear, plastic box with faux grass top comes with thermometers, 3 clear-view compartments, and Teacher's Guide. 8"H x 12"W x 4"L
| Grades PreK-5
Teach fundamental engineering concepts by assembling these huge, colorful, 3-D gears!. Help your students develop essential engineering and problem-solving skills with these big, easy-to-maneuver pieces that are used to build 3-dimensional masterpieces that move! Sets include brightly colored meshing gears, connectors, interlocking bases, and an Activity Guide.
46 colorful gears (blue, green, orange, red, purple)
26 square pillars
21 six-way axles
6 interlocking bases
1 crank handle
| Grades 2-12
This is the ideal way for students to visualize magnetic lines of force in two dimensions during lectures and classroom demonstrations. Sturdy transparent case contains iron filings in a special viscous fluid. Includes teacher instructions. Measures 6.25"W x 3.5"D.
| Grades 1-9
Quality wooden models illustrate fundamental concepts of physics. Set the foundation of physics with this set of 12 simple machines. Through hands-on exploration, students learn how machines can change the direction of force, reduce work, or turn potential energy into kinetic energy!
Demonstrate physics concepts with tangible machines
Intricate wood design to last a lifetime
Each model is 7" x 16"
1 Block and Tackle Model
1 Screw Model
1 Fulcrum Balance Model
1 Inclined Plane/Cart Model
1 Pulley Model
1 Motion Converter Model
1 Lever Model
1 Wheel and Axle Model
1 Gear Rack Model
1 Gear Train Model
1 Pendulum Model
1 Wedge Model
| Grades K-6
Demonstrate the laws of magnetic attraction and repulsion with magnetic rings that "mysteriously" float above each other! Sturdy plastic stand and six brightly colored magnetic rings are ideal for hands-free demonstrations. 7" high.
Get critical thinking skills rolling! Create your own unique marble run with long, short, and curved magnetic pieces.Then, drop the marble from the highest point to see your design come to life! Take the challenge to the next level by building the designs pictured on the Activity Cards. Engineering and problem solving have never been this fun! Endless combinations of designs provide multiple levels of learning. Includes 14 magnetic foam pieces plus goal, 4 marbles, and 10 Activity Cards. Longest pieces measure 10"L x 2"H. Grades K-12 , Ages 5+
Cross-section model offers a view of a plant cell's inner workings. One half of the foam cross-section is labeled with the parts of the cell; the other is labeled only with letters for assessment purposes. Included Activity Guide provides information about each labeled part. Measures 5TML.
| Grades 5-8
Students learn key engineering concepts while constructing bridges. Build interest in engineering! This set is designed to assist students in their study of the history, function, structural design, geometry, and strength of bridges. They will investigate concepts related to the physical properties of materials and have the opportunity to design and build their own bridges.
Builds 7 bridges up to 5-6 ft long
Makes 2 bridges at a time
Supports 6-8 students working on a team
Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards
2,282 K'NEX pieces
Packaged in 2 durable plastic trays with lids
Teacher's Guide with student inquiry sheets, journaling opportunities, and skill-builder activities
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