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STEM in Action: Ron's Ramp Adventure

STEM in Action™: Ron's Ramp Adventure

Item IN79610

Physical Science: Forces on objects Build understanding of slopes, surfaces, and graphing. Ron is a loveable skateboarding armadillo who brings slopes and surfaces to life for children while they use graphs to problem solve. Children are challenged to design the ramp so that Ron goes far—but not too far! READINESS FOR NGSS STANDARDS K-2-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. K-2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. 2-PS1-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 2-PS1-2:Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. FEATURES Provides teachers with modular 10–20 minute blocks of instruction Total of 70-80 minutes of total instruction time All materials included for a collaborative classroom activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how to video and animated student video INCLUDES 4 Activity Cards and a Teacher Quick Start Card Ron's Story Poster 4 class sets of home connection blackline masters Ron the armadillo with helmet Skateboard ramp 3 Surfaces Graphing mat 400 Color tiles Blackline masters Digital content If you are purchasing STEM in Action in the following countries: UK, Ireland, Bahrain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Italy, India, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and the UAE please visit https://www.learningresources.co.uk to place your order.

PreK
$259.00
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STEM in Action: Solar House Design Challenge

STEM in Action™: Solar House Design Challenge

Item IN79614

Physical Science: Solar Energy Build conceptual understanding of energy conversion. Students learn about energy conversion as they work in teams to make budget decisions about windows and flooring material in a home design. They build a passive solar house model to test, analyze, and redesign. FEATURES Total of 150–300 minutes of instruction time broken into 30–60 minute blocks All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD 4-PS3-2: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric current. INCLUDES Student Activity Books (6) Teacher Guide with blackline masters Reusable model solar houses Flooring materials: brick, tile, and slate Clip-on lamps with light bulbs and stands Digital thermometers Timer

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STEM in Action: Pam's Camping Adventure

STEM in Action™: Pam's Camping Adventure

Item IN79650

Physical Science: Building structures Deepen understanding of material properties and geometry. Pam is a raccoon planning a camping trip and needs help with her tent. Geometry and graphing skills are used to problem solve as children learn about properties of material and their suitability for an intended purpose. FEATURES Provides teachers with modular 10-20 minutes blocks of instruction Total of 70-80 minutes of total instruction time All materials needed for a collaborative classroom activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how to video and animated student video READINESS FOR NGSS STANDARDS 2-PS1-2:Analyze data from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. K-2-ETS1-1:Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. K-2-ETS1-3:Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. INCLUDES 4 Activity Cards and a Teacher Quick Start Card 4 class sets of home connection blackline masters Pam's Story Poster 163 Straws and connectors Set of clear, unwrapped straws Set of paper straws Tent covering 6 Large sleeping mats 72 Sleeping bag pieces 8 Backpacks with hooks Pam, the Raccoon 25 Sheets of stickers 100 Dot stickers

PreK
$259.00
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STEM in Action: Sunny Sandbox Exploration

STEM in Action™: Sunny Sandbox Exploration

Item IN79630

Physical Science: Heating & Cooling Build understanding of material properties and structures. In this STEM module, Sophie's brother Sam loves to play in the sandbox. But the sun makes the sand too hot! Children explore the warming effects of the sun as they help Sophie design and build a covering to block sunlight. FEATURES Total of 90–180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20–30 minute blocks All materials included for a collaborative classroom activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD K-PS3-2: Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area. INCLUDES Teacher Guide and Activity Cards Sunny Sandbox 2-sided poster Light sensitive paper Flashlight with battery Custom stickers sheets Building straws and connectors Plastic trays Black construction paper Acetate transparencies 6 Plastic eye droppers Plastic cups and tape If you are purchasing STEM in Action in the following countries: UK, Ireland, Bahrain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Italy, India, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and the UAE please visit https://www.learningresources.co.uk to place your order.

K
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STEM in Action: Muddy Mats Exploration

STEM in Action™: Muddy Mats Exploration

Item IN79632

Physical Science: Materials Properties Build understanding of absorbency and proprerties of water. In this module, Liam wants to bring his dog inside, but Liam's mom doesn't want the wet dog mess. Students design, build, test, and optimize an absorbent, non-slippery mat to protect the house from muddy paws. FEATURES Total of 90-180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20–30 minute blocks All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD(S) 2-PS1-2: Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have properties that are best suited for an intended purpose K-2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. INCLUDES Student Activity Books (6) Teacher Guide with blackline masters Pre-cut mat materials: terry cloth, felt, corduroy, plastic, craft foam, shelf liner Carpet pieces Plastic trays, cups, and spoons Food coloring and plastic droppers Plastic coins Napkins and paper towels Tablespoons

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STEM in Action: The Great Toy Design Challenge

STEM in Action™: The Great Toy Design Challenge

Item IN79615

Physical Science: Solids & Fluids Build understanding of properties of matter and mixtures. In this module, Sir Isaac's Toy Company wants to create a smushy, gooshy toy and needs help in design testing. Student identify materials based on their properties, evaluate competitors' products, and design, test, and optimize a superior product. FEATURES Total of 150–300 minutes of instruction time broken into 30–60 minute blocks All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD 5-PS1-3: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. INCLUDES Student Activity Books (6) Teacher Guide with blackline masters Plastic test tubes with caps and brush Graduated cylinders, measuring cup, and 1 oz measurement cups Honey with squeeze top Corn Syrup with add-on squeeze top lid Waxed paper and food coloring Sodium Borate 4% Liquid starch Plastic bowls, cups, and spoons School glue, rulers, and tape measures

5
$299.00
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K'NEX Simple Machines Deluxe Set, Set of 3,447

K'NEX® Simple Machines Deluxe Set, Set of 3,447

Item IN23060

Students build models to learn about mechanical principles. Introduce students to concepts associated with simple machines such as levers, wheels, axles, inclined planes, pulleys, and more. Team activity will encourage students to interact with one another as they build, investigate, and discuss and evaluate scientific principles in action. FEATURES Enough pieces to build 60 simple machine models Supports 10–15 students, working in teams Detailed building instructions Teacher's guide with lesson plans matching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) standards Easy storage Durable pieces INCLUDES 3,447 K'NEX pieces Teacher's guide with lesson plans and response sheets on CD-ROM Building instructions 3 Storage cases with snap-on lids

3|4|5|6|7|8
$374.95
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STEM in Action: Sidewalk Safety Exploration

STEM in Action™: Sidewalk Safety Exploration

Item IN79810

Physical Science: Pushes & Pulls Build understanding of slope and speed. In this STEM module, Deon's little sister Jada is learning to ride a bike. Deon doesn't want Jada to get hurt going too fast. Children learn about and use slope and speed to design safe ways for Jada to slow down. FEATURES Total of 90–180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20–30 minute blocks All materials included for a collaborative classroom activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD K-PS2-2: Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or pull. INCLUDES Teacher Guide and Activity Cards Collapsible ramps (6) Toy trucks, 4" pull and release Sidewalk Safety 2-sided poster ManipuLite color cubes, set of 102 30 Student erasers (barriers)

K
$299.00
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Snap Circuits Mini Kits Classpack, Set of 5

Snap Circuits Mini Kits Classpack, Set of 5

Item IN55324

Learn the basics of electronics the fun way! Colorful components snap together to create working models of everyday devices-teaching students how circuits work. Each component represents one function in a circuit, and components snap together easily and safely, requiring no tools. Build an FM radio, motion detector, musical doorbell, space battle sound effects, and flying saucer. All 5 Mini Kits include an Activity Guide with additional projects and a handy storage tote.

2|3|4|5|6
$99.95
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STEM in Action: Squeaky Clean Magnets Challenge

STEM in Action™: Squeaky Clean Magnets Challenge

Item IN79813

Physical Science: Magnetic Force Build understanding of magnetic forces and buoyancy. In this module, Pete's Pet Shop is looking for a way to quickly clean fish tanks without disturbing the fish. Students explore the power of magnets. Then they plan, build, test, and optimize a design solution for cleaning the pet store's fish tanks. FEATURES Total of 90-180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20–30 minute blocks All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD 3-PS2-4: Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets. INCLUDES Student Activity Books (6) Teacher Guide with blackline masters Magnets: Disc, rectangular, ring, and bar Table tennis balls, steel spheres, marbles, bolts, loop fastener, and string Wooden, foam, and aluminum cubes Plastic buckets, measuring pitchers, and gravel Versatimers Paper clips, masking tape, dry-erase markers, index cards, glue dots, round stickers, plastic cups, rulers Helpful how-to video

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STEM in Action Make-It Take-It Balloon Cars

STEM in Action Make-It Take-It Balloon Cars

Item IN66772

Choose the best design to create a speedy balloon-powered car.. Race to the finish with your very own balloon car! FEATURES Easy to implement projects for after school, STEM night, summer school or science fairs Optimizes student engagement while maximizing instructional time Appropriate to teach at many grade levels in a collaborative group setting INCLUDES Materials for 30 completed models in each kit Instructions poster and reproducible parent letter

K|1|2|3|4|5
$49.95
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STEM in Action: Sound Bite Exploration

STEM in Action™: Sound Bite Exploration

Item IN79811

Physical Science: Sound Waves & Vibration Build understanding of sound waves and material properties. In this STEM module, Jazmin and Amit don't have a way to communicate quickly. Children learn about sound waves and vibrations to develop a prototype phone to help these friends talk over a distance. FEATURES Total of 90-180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20-30 minute blocks All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD(S) 1-PS4-4: Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. INCLUDES Student Activity Books (6) Teacher Guide with blackline masters Decible meters (3) Tuning forks (6) Sound clickers (3) paper cups (50), plastic cups (30), and foam cups (25) Yarn, fishing line, and kite string Table tennis balls (6) Pony beads Plastic bowls (6) Plastic needles (6) Masking tape Helpful how-to video

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littleBits Premium Kit

littleBits™ Premium Kit

Item IN79687

Electrify your lessons!. Includes everything you need to start designing and prototyping your own inventions. Over 600,000 possible circuit combinations. Features 14 Bits modules including the all new servo motor! Over 600,000 circuit combinations to keep the creativity flowing Includes 1 Fan 1 Slide dimmer 1 Roller Switch 1 Branch 2 Long leds 1 Power 1 Pulse 1 Vibration motor 2 Wires 1 Pressure sensor 1 Servo 1 Sound Trigger Servo Accessories vibeSnap Screwdriver Battery and cable 30+ pg booklet

3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12
$169.95
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Renewable Energy Kit

Renewable Energy Kit

Item IN77837

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. FEATURES Tactile activity 20" Models made of high-impact plastic Teacher's guide with suggested activities INCLUDES 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) Assembly instructions Book of activity ideas

3|4|5|6|7|8
$169.95
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Elementary School Curriculum Module: Light, Heat, Electricity, & Magnetism

Elementary School Curriculum Module: Light, Heat, Electricity, & Magnetism

Item IN49790

By experimenting with mirrors, circuits, magnets, and sound, students will learn how to observe, measure, and control light, heat, electricity, and magnetism. FEATURES Directions, data collection tables, and interpretation analysis questions Professional development videos Elementary Science Assessment CD-ROM with test creation software INCLUDES A comprehensive, 42-page Teacher's Resource Guide with 5 activities, extensions, and reproducible student activity sheets Enough high-quality science materials for a class of 32 students, stored in a plastic storage tote View list of materials.

1|2|3|4|5
$239.95
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STEM in Action: Shadow Box Theatre Exploration

STEM in Action™: Shadow Box Theatre Exploration

Item IN79821

Physical Science: Light & Shadow Build understanding of light and shadows and create composite shapes.. In this STEM module, James and Will are putting on a play and want to use shadows for their scenery. Children explore light and shadows by planning, testing, and redesigning scenery for a shadow box theater. FEATURES Total of 90-180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20-30 minute blocks All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD(S) 1-PS4-3: Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. INCLUDES Student Activity Books (6) Teacher Guide with blackline masters Shadow theater (1) Stage light (1) Flashlights (6) Clear plastic strips (12) Materials squares (14 each of 5 materials) Shadow boards (6) Plastic clips (36) Measuring strips (1 sheet) Shape tiles (6 sets) ManipuLite shapes (6 sets) Clear tape (6) Helpful how-to video

1
$299.00
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STEM in Action: Helicopter Hang Time Exploration

STEM in Action™: Helicopter Hang Time Exploration

Item IN79619

Introduce STEM with this limited scope, high interest module.. In this module, landing your helicopter slowly is the key. Children learn about fair tests to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different designs of reusable paper helicopters. Then, as a team, children design, build, and test their own helicopters to land even slower. FEATURES Total of 90–180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20-30 minute blocks All materials included for a collaborative classroom activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video and other digital content KEY NGSS STANDARDS K-2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. INCLUDES Student Activity Books (6) Teacher guide with blackline masters Helicopters (2 styles) Customizable helicopter templates Paper clips Color Tiles

1|2
$89.95
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STEM in Action: Digital Relay Challenge

STEM in Action™: Digital Relay Challenge

Item IN79824

Physical Science: Codes, Data, & Communication Build understanding of nonverbal communication using codes and encryption. Millennium Mines needs help communicating its recent discovery. Students design, build, test, and redesign a code transmission system. FEATURES Total of 150–300 minutes of instruction time broken into 30–60 minute blocks All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity Aligned and written to standards Helpful how-to video KEY NGSS STANDARD 4-PS4-3: Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information INCLUDES Student Activity Books (6) Teacher Guide with blackline masters Morse Code Cards Flashlights VersaTimers Color Tiles Optical fiber cable Telegraph keys Buzzers Batteries and battery holders Long and short wires with alligator clips

4
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Snaptricity Kit

Snaptricity Kit

Item IN56143

Help students develop an understanding of both electrical circuits and electromagnetism with safe, easy-to-use, modular Snap Circuits components. Student Guide features 70 activities for creating models that demonstrate increasingly complex electromagnetic principles. Kit contains over 40 parts in a handy storage tray. Grades 2 and up.

3|4|5|6|7|8
$39.95
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STEM in Action Make-It Take-It Spinning Toys

STEM in Action Make-It Take-It Spinning Toys

Item IN66773

Be a mastermind behind a topsy-turvy spinning toy. Test multiple designs to make the best spinnig toy. FEATURES Easy to implement projects for after school, STEM night, summer school or science fairs Optimizes student engagement while maximizing instructional time Appropriate to teach at many grade levels in a collaborative group setting INCLUDES Materials for 30 completed models in each kit Instructions poster and reproducible parent letter

K|1|2|3|4|5
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Electrical Circuits Kit

Electrical Circuits Kit

Item IN55696

Help your students learn about electrical circuits with this classroom-size kit. Introduce elementary students to the concept of electrical circuits with this hands-on, classroom-size kit. Once the students design the circuit they can test the circuit by constructing a sample using real electrical components. FEATURES Easy-to-build circuit designs INCLUDES 6 sets each includes– 28 Component cards Electrical components VersaTote storage container

3|4|5|6
$67.95
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Work, Force, and Energy Models, Set of 12

Work, Force, and Energy Models, Set of 12

Item IN55982

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! FEATURES Demonstrate physics concepts with tangible machines Intricate wood design to last a lifetime Each model is 7" x 16" INCLUDES 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

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Hand Lens Magnifier, 3X/6X, Set of 6

Hand Lens Magnifier, 3X/6X, Set of 6

Item IN12004-6

Hand-held plastic magnifier. Your students will be able to see the details in the world around them with this magnifier. FEATURES Dual magnification (3X, 6X) INCLUDES 6 Hand lens magnifiers

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K'NEX Real Bridge Building Set, Set of 2,282

K'NEX® Real Bridge Building Set, Set of 2,282

Item IN49760

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. FEATURES 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 INCLUDES 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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$224.95
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