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| Grades 3-12
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.
| Grades 6-12
Using PocketLab, students explore the most fundamental principles of physical science through classic investigations with pendulums, engineering crash cushions, and more. 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).
| Grades K-8
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.
Agricultural engineers are in the front line in the challenge to provide a secure food supply for our world. This timely book explores how engineers design methods, as well as machinery for growing and harvesting crops, to make farming more efficient. Real-life examples help students understand key concepts related to this important profession. With an overview of the engineering design process, readers are encouraged to apply the same steps into their own agricultural engineering challenge. Paperback
You might be surprised at the huge variety of materials we use every day, in the places we live, the vehicles we use, the clothes we wear, and in preparing the food we eat. This book explores how materials engineers research, design, and develop the materials needed to make these products a reality. Readers will also learn how to combine their understanding of materials science and the engineering design process to tackle a design challenge of their own. Paperback.
Introduce igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks to students. Chart explains the difference in these three types of rocks and measures 5 1/2" X 4 1/4". Specimens measure 1/2" to 3/4".
| Grades 5-12
Models and materials explain cell structure to students!. Explore plant and animal cell structures with these 8''-diameter cell models. The 18-page Teacher's Notebook includes background information, blackline masters, two full-color transparencies, key structure, and a glossary.
| Grades 3-8
Limited quantities available. Sharpen your sleuthing skills with Nancy B's Black Light. Use the black light to complete the science activities in the journal. Activities include identifying rocks, minerals, and flowers that glow under UV light, counterfeit money detection, codes and ciphers, making glowing edible gelatin, and more. Ages 8+
This collection features a selection of handpicked specimens, chosen for their color, texture, and beauty, and contains a 4-color identification chart, self-adhesive labels, handy storage tray, and an information-packed guide. Hold a 70-million-year-old fossil in your hand! Set includes 9 fascinating fossils. Ages 8+/Grades 3+
Lenses, lasers, microscopes, telescopes—light engineers design all these products to help make our lives easier. In this enlightening title, students explore the many uses of optics and the design process of turning a bright idea into a reality. With an overview of the engineering design process, readers are encouraged to apply the same steps into their own optical challenge.
| Grades 2-12
Stimulate right brain creativity by encouraging your students to design and build machines of their own! Use the Perfect 600 to identify different simple machines that are working together to transfer and transform energy while having fun. Students will learn about engineering and its applications. Design, build, and refine a device that uses energy, observe energy demonstrations and learn about energy conversion, circuits and using machines and energy for problem solving. Requires 2 x AA batteries, not included.
Plans to build twenty different machines
Materials to build up to 20 different machines
Using PocketLab and the free VelocityLab app, 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. This kit contains exclusive curriculum and materials aligned with NGSS standards and disciplinary core ideas. PocketLab Sold Separately (85440).
Using PocketLab, students explore fundamentals of physics and chemistry like Boyle's Law and the Ideal Gas Law, or the difference between physical and chemical reactions. This kit contains exclusive curriculum and materials aligned with NGSS standards and disciplinary core ideas.
PocketLab sensor sold separately (85440).
Has exciting space battle sound effects. Easy to build using Easy to follow directions. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. No tools required. Uses "AA" batteries (not included).
Build your own music box that plays a real song, and these 2 other sound circuit projects: – Musical Doorbell – Momentary Alarm. The colorful, step-by-step instructions make these electronic experiments simple to build and use.
Experiments help students understand the impact different chemicals have when added to a solution. Students test and identify unknown solutions based on a comparison of the chemical properties to a known sample. Includes enough material for 10 small groups and Teacher Guide.
Help students better understand plate tectonics and the formation of earth structures with this colorful model. It displays 5 different folds (Symmetric, Asymmetric, Recumbent, Overthrust, Nappe) and 5 fault types (Normal, Reverse, Strike Slip, Horst, Graben). Display the age of different earth bedding and stratification.
| Grades 4-12
Give students a better understanding of the structure of the earth with this cross-section model. Cut away to show the upper layers of the earth, it gives details of mountain and canyon. Use to help explain the formation and erosion that creates the features we see in the world around us.
| 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". Each model comes with a detailed Teacher's Guide.
Includes a Fulcrum Balance model and Teacher's Guide
| Grades 1-12
Press & release the button and watch the saucer rise into the air! Easy to build and fun to use! Requires 3-AA (not included). Measures 8" x 6" x 2.5".
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.
Cook up some cool chemistry experiments in your kitchen with the Nancy B. Chemistry Set! Non-consumable, basic chemistry set enables junior chemists to safely explore simple science principles. Extinguish a flame by pouring an invisible gas on it; make your own bubbling `lava' in a bottle; cause chemicals to change color - and more - all while learning basic chemical principals. Set includes essential lab equipment including: beaker, test tubes, goggles, and more. Journal is filled with experiments utilizing common household ingredients PLUS opportunities for young scientists to write, draw, and think about their discoveries. Perfect for STEM learning. Ages 8+
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