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| 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 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
| Grades 3-12
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 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 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
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 PreK-3
Opening up the earth will reveal its many layers!. Illustrate the mysteries of the earth with this 5" hands-on foam model! The outside of the model shows the oceans and continents. Separate the two hemispheres to reveal the Earth's four main layers: crust, mantel, outer core, and inner core. Also addresses temperature and depth, and includes a fact-filled activity guide. Grades PreK-3.
| Grades 5-8
Study the landforms of the world at a glance with this colorful resource!. Demonstrate volcanic action, faulting, folding, and other geological processes with this hands-on kit! Includes simulated rock structures, foam layers, volcano, tray, a study guide, and more than 20 activities. Tray measures 20" x 4.25" x 2", and volcano measures 7" x 7".
| Grades K-12
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 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
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 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.
| Grades 3-8
Great indoor and outdoor activity to learn about the environment. An exciting hands-on activity to help your students understand renewable and sustainable "green" energy generation through solar, wind, and water power models. Models are modular with 4 interchangeable monitors that show different energy outputs. Includes a teacher's guide with suggested activities.
20" Models made of high-impact plastic
Teacher's guide with suggested activities
1 Wind turbine
1 Water turbine (1 inlet and 1 outlet pipe)
1 Solar panel
1 Universal base
1 Mast section
4 Output dials (power meter, light display/LED, alarm/buzzer, motion, display/gears)
Book of activity ideas
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
| Grades 4-9
Set your own angles with this wooden inclined plane!. Study the friction between 2 surfaces with this wooden, 4" x 26" inclined plane that can be set at any angle between 0° and 45°. Set comes complete with a Hall's Car, weight hanger, and activities.
| Grades 2-8
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
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.
Tabletop, gender neutral torso is ideal for hands-on instruction of human anatomy for elementary and middle school students. Unit disassembles into 11 parts: a 2-part lung; a 2-part ear; a 2-part head; half brain; liver; stomach; and both large and small intestines. Compact, durable, plastic model is mounted on a sturdy plastic base. 19" tall (50 cm).
| Grades 5-10
Explore how real world machines work!. Your students can now explore the world of machines with this great hands-on learning activity. Students will get a chance to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information as they build different models. students to build replicas of real-world machines and contraptions and through the lesson plans and experiments, gain a concrete understanding of the scientific principles that make them work.
STEM Concepts: simple machines, gears, energy transfer, w=fd, effort and resistance forces, lever classes, and more
Enough pieces to build 30 fully-functioning machines (4 at a time)
Supports 8-12 students, working in teams
Lesson plans and experiment guides written by educators that feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects.
1,460 K'NEX pieces
Teacher Guide with lesson plans, worksheets, and answers
Education Exploring Machines Book 1
Education Exploring Machines Book 2
Education Exploring Machines Teacher Guide
Teacher Guide and User Guide are aligned to national standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
| Grades 1-8
This durable model makes it easy to prepare and clean up the popular erupting volcano demonstration. Separate the halves to reveal a detailed volcano cross-section-one side labeled and the other "blank" for quizzing. The washable, reusable plastic model measures 11" tall. Includes lava recipe, catch tray, and Teacher's Guide. Grades 1 and up.
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+
| Grades 3-10
High-quality models that illustrate the fundamental concepts of work, force, and energy!. These simple machines provide students with hands-on experience with the fundamental concepts of work, force, and energy. These precision-made wooden models demonstrate how machines can reduce work, change the direction of a force, and turn potential energy into kinetic energy. Collection includes 4 different models: inclined/plane cart, pulley, lever, and wheel and axle,. Each model includes a detailed teacher’s guide. Each model is approximately 7" x 16".
Introduce hands-on experience with the concepts of force, work and energy with this simple machine kit
Demonstrate how machines can reduce work, change the direction of a force, and turn potential energy into kinetic energy
Wheel and Axle
| Grades 4-12
Accurately illustrate a 16-base pair section of DNA with this hands-on building model. The backbone and the 4 bases display the shapes of the molecules in scale and depict the bonding between them. 25" x 9" x 9".
| Grades 6-12
An unforgettable way to demonstrate the intense heat radiation emitted by sources of light!. This classic model demonstrates that light has energy. As the dark and light vanes in the 3"-diameter glass globe absorb light at different rates, the vanes spin, depending on the intensity of the light. 5" high. All grades.
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