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| Grades 3-12
Become an expert in all-things-aquatic. The fact-filled lab guide is chock-full of pictures and information for hours of experimentation in your own aqua lab!
STEM at play kits bring science concepts to life through hands-on activities designed to spark interest, inspire confidence, prompt creative critical-thinking skills while fostering collaboration between children and adults. STEM at play kits provide materials to support scholastic goals while keeping at-home learning fun.
23 experiments included
Work and learn through purposeful science-based play
Exploring scientific principles
Color changing flowers
The fish that doesn't get wet
A tornado and more!
32-page Career and Lab Guide
Small measuring cup
Bottle with bubble solution
Soap bubble hoop
Blue food coloring
Red food coloring
Plastic test tubes with lids
NOTE: You may also need to gather additional household materials for some of the experiments.
Empty Plastic Bottle
8 Glass Cups of the Same Size
2 Empty Plastic Bottles with a Capacity of 1-1.5L
Wide Adhesive Tape
Needle or Nail
Large Narrow Container
Piece of Wood
White Flowers (for example, carnations or daisies)
Bottle of Bubble Solution
Large Deep Dish
| 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.
| 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
| Grades 2-12
Students can experiment with different shapes, building various models and constructions.Build a large variety of 2D and 3D shapes. The pieces will join when the polarity is correctly in line with the colors. Sides of squares measure 60mm.
Combines the fun of construction with the lessons of polarity
Manufactured from hard wearing ABS plastic
Timeless and will last generations
60 Equilateral Triangles
Guide students to program and code their own interactive stories, video games, and animations with this class set!. With Scratch, you can create your own interactive stories, animation and video games. The Coding Scratch Game Design Skill Cards are a desktop reference for anybody beginning Scratch programming. Each of the cards covers a core game design concept for building all types of video games. Ring-bound and laminated, the sixteen cards are sturdy enough for classroom use and are a perfect complement to Derek Breen's Scratch For Kids For Dummies book.
Free Scratch application, available online or as a download
Easy-to-learn coding techniques used to design characters, animated stories, and video games
15 sets of Scratch Game Design Cards (Each card set includes 16 laminated cards on a secure metal ring.)
1 copy of Derek Breen's Scratch for Kids for Dummies book
| 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".
Free Shipping on orders over $99 with code SHIPIT. PocketLab is a science lab that fits in the palm of your hand. PocketLab connects with a single button to a smart phone, tablet, Chromebook, or computer and instantly streams data that you can see and record. Using the PocketLab app, you can easily analyze your data, create graphs, and integrate your data with other software. PocketLab has the same features as lab equipment that costs thousands of dollars but is low cost and intuitive to use.
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PocketLab Force and Motion Kit: students explore the most fundamental principles of physical science through classic investigations with pendulums, engineering crash cushions, and more.
PocketLab Pressure and Reactions Kit:students explore fundamentals of physics and chemistry like Boyle's Law and the Ideal Gas Law, or the difference between physical and chemical reactions.
PocketLab Energy and Velocity Kit: students explore the relationships between position, velocity, and acceleration; engineer roller coasters while measuring the changes in potential and kinetic energy; and design and test rubber band race cars to meet specific challenges.
PocketLab Electromagnetism Kit:students explore the connection between electricity and magnetic fields and create their own investigations to see how invisible forces can act on objects at a distance.
1 PocketLab sensor
Free downloads of Pocketlab and VelocityLab apps
More than 40 downloadable science projects and activities that use PocketLab
A complete kit to teach the concepts of bridge building. Construct a bridge and test the likelihood of it withstanding various weights and force. An activity guide with labs will lead students to understand how geometry and measurement affect bridge design.
Supplies up to 24 students
Incorporates geometry, physics, mathematics, and general science curricula
Basswood, 15 pieces per student
Teaching With Model Bridge Building Program Activity Guide
| Grades 5-12
An complete optical laboratory you can hold in your hands!. An entire optical laboratory in a box! At the heart of this cleverly designed light box is a lens that focuses bright rays of light. The box is able to produce one, three, or four beams of light. It also projects beams of colored light for color-mixing experiments. The set includes two lucite prisms, a rectangular piece of lucite (to demonstrate light refraction), two mirrors, two slit-forming plates, eight transparent color filters in slide mounts, colored cards, and an instruction booklet with 36 experiments. Reusable storage container included. Requires 12V power supply (not included).
With a little creativity and knowledge of the system, students can also develop their own models. The possibilities are endless! The Advance 1200 is the perfect kit to stimulate right brain creativity and students will be encouraged to design, build, and refine their own machines. In the classroom, you can use it to observe energy demonstrations and identify different machines that are working together to transfer and transform energy. This will teach students about engineering and its applications, circuits, energy conversion, and using machines and energy for problem solving.
Plans to build twenty-five different machines
Materials to build up to 25 different
| Grades K-8
Biomedical engineering is the fastest growing engineering field. From designing life-saving medical devices to high-performance athletic gear, these engineers improve people's lives every day. This book explores the creative ways biomedical engineers help diagnose, treat, and prevent problems found in human body systems. Real-life examples make learning about the engineering design process interesting for readers. Practical, hands-on activities help readers to understand scientific and engineering principles. Paperback
| Grades 5-9
An easy-to-use, three-step kit that allows students to measure the components found in samples of soil!. Test soil for phosphorous, nitrogen, potassium, and pH levels. Gather test results by mixing soil with water, pouring the mixture into the unit, and adding a capsule. Includes instructions and chemicals for 10 tests of each of the four soil characteristics. Grades 5-9.
| Grades 7-12
Help students visualize organic compounds with these practical 3-D models!. Students can build 3-dimensional models of numerous organic compounds. Includes 100 carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, halogen, and sulphur "atoms" plus 85 aliphatic, C-H, and aromatic "bonds."
Chemical engineers are involved in developing things we use daily including cleaning supplies, fuels, and medicines. This book gives readers insight into this fascinating profession, including information on new environmentally-friendly technologies. Readers explore fundamental chemistry concepts including the states of matter and mixtures and solutions. Readers are then guided through the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete a chemistry-related design challenge. Paperback.
Students build and explore various shapes, enabling them to see links between mathematics, design, and technology. Construct realistic models that demonstrate engineering principals and the workings of simple machines. Comes with triangles, squares, rectangles, gears, work cards, lesson plans, and more. Grades 3 and up.
Using PocketLab, students explore the connection between electricity and magnetic fields and create their own investigations to see how invisible forces can act on objects at a distance. This kit contains exclusive curriculum and materials aligned with NGSS standards and disciplinary core ideas to take your physical science class to the next level. PocketLab sensor sold separately (85440).
Make it rain in your classroom. This 3D demonstrator helps students examine the water cycle as it occurs in nature. A great experimental model that actually causes rain to fall on the terrain, flow down the slopes, form a body of water, and then evaporate in a continuous cycle. Your students also will be able to examine the evaporation and condensation process. Model container measures 19" x 14" x 4" and cards measure 8 1/2" x 11".
Close-up view of the water cycle
Activities and cards to reinforce concepts
10 Study cards
Teacher-developed activity book
| Grades 5-10
All the basic materials you need to explore the fundamental properties of minerals!. Identify mineral qualities such as hardness, luster, streak, and color with this collection of 20 different minerals. Kit includes a streak plate, iron nail, magnifier, and magnet to perform various tests. A set of sorting cards is also included to help with identification of the minerals. Grades 5 and up.
Students explore how pulley drives can be used to transfer force with reduced friction and how they can increase force or speed at amazing levels. Pulleys have been used for thousands of years and are essential parts of complex machines in modern times, solving many technological problems. Build 8 working models such as a material lift, a stationary bike, a crane bridge, a blender, a construction crane, and a windmill.
Easy-to-follow building instructions for all models and detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge students' newly acquired knowledge!
WHAT TO TEACH
How a compound pulley system works.
How to change the direction of motion of a pulley system.
How the pulleys' size affect force and speed.
Students learn how gears can easily reduce or increase speed, change force, or transfer motion from one position to another. Discover how worm drives are used to greatly reduce rotational speed and how screws can convert rotational motion to linear. Builds up to 12 different models such as an experimental crane, a gearbox, a carousel, a helicopter, a screw press and a crane with a rotating arm.
Easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either and detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge students' newly acquired knowledge!
WHAT TO TEACH
How the handle's position affects force and speed.
How the crank's position affects force and speed.
How to calculate the mechanical advantage of a screw.
What a worm drive is and how to use a ratchet mechanism.
Human activities have a huge impact on the Earth. Environmental engineers apply traditional engineering practices to help improve and prevent damage from humans and the waste we create to ecosystems and our environment. Readers will learn about how environmental engineering began, and the many processes environmental engineers apply to find sustainable solutions to problems. Real-life examples help students understand key concepts related to this important profession.
Readers will learn how energy engineers help make sure that our energy demands are met in a number of different ways. They discover new ways to convert natural resources into affordable and environmentally friendly forms of energy; they build and operate power stations for both renewable and non-renewable forms of energy; they manage electrical power networks; they also monitor how generating energy may harm the planet. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering process, and how energy engineers will play a vital role in our future. Paperback
From sound effects in video games and movies to surround-sound theatres, this fact-filled book explores the many ways audio engineers apply the science of sound. Readers will explore how sound travels and the characteristics of sound waves. Readers will also learn how to combine their understanding of sound science and the engineering design process to tackle a design challenge of their own. Paperback.
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