Science

Science experiences for young children give them the opportunity to learn and understand STEM concepts through hands-on learning. Kaplan’s selection of science materials, resources, and activities gives children an opportunity to develop critical science skills, explore the world around them, and embrace their natural curiosity and wonder!

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Colormix Sensory Tubes - Set of 3
Colormix Sensory Tubes - Set of 3
Item: 36887
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$43.95
3 years & up. Colormix tubes encourage sensory exploration and help children keep focus or manage anxiety and emotions. Shaking or turning tubes mixes and separates colors for a soothing sensory experience. Large tubes are easy for small hands to grasp and turn; and square ends help prevent the tubes from rolling away. Tubes are 8" tall.
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity
Item: 63780
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity card(s) included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
LED Activity Tablet
LED Activity Tablet
Item: 62802
Status: In Stock
$239.95
Ultra-slim LED activity tablet with a hardwood frame provides a bright, consistent and evenly-lit surface that is perfect for light and color exploration, science activities, tracing, stenciling and more. Weighing only 5 pounds, the 12" x 16" illuminated center features energy-efficient LEDs. Guaranteed to last up to 30,000 hours. AC power adapter included. Protective plastic covers reinforce corners and ensure durability. Wooden frame measures 15"L x 19"W.
Insect Discovery Bucket
Insect Discovery Bucket
Item: 37331
Status: In Stock
$30.95
3 years & up. Children will explore nature with the discovery bucket. They can catch insects for closer inspection with the bug tongs, tweezers or net or view up close with the magnifier and more! Includes tools and activity book.
Weather Sensory  Bin
Weather Sensory Bin
Item: 37486
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Let children explore weather through this Weather Sensory Bin. Along with lots of materials you get an activity guide co-written by Dr. Laura Bailet. She introduces the sensory bin and fun ways parents, teachers and children can use it. Create a thunderstorm or snow, make a rainbow and explore the textures and sounds of each type of weather.
Pond Habitat Sensory Bin
Pond Habitat Sensory Bin
Item: 36919
Status: In Stock
$37.95
3 years & up. Let children explore pond life through this Pond Habitat Sensory Bin. Along with lots of materials you get an activity card(s) co-written by Dr. Laura Bailet. She introduces the sensory bin and fun ways parents, teachers and children can use it. Count frogs and turtles, build a rock barrier between water and dirt or plant small trees.
Arctic Habitat Sensory Bin
Arctic Habitat Sensory Bin
Item: 36997
Status: In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Children will enjoy endless fun with this Arctic Habitat Sensory Bin. Along with lots of materials you get an activity card(s) co-written by Dr. Laura Bailet. She introduces the sensory bin and fun ways parents, teachers and children can use it. Children can let a walrus drive the boat in an arctic sea or build snowballs with the penguins. Activity card(s) included. Contents may vary.
Human Body Puzzle with 24 Pieces
Human Body Puzzle with 24 Pieces
Item: 37271
Status: In Stock
$29.95
4 years & up. Invite children to explore human anatomy with this fun 24 piece puzzle. Puzzle depicts the internal organs and bones of the human body with each labeled. Measures 18"L x 24"W.
Magnetic Wands
Magnetic Wands
Item: 81117P
Status: In Stock
$8.95 - $16.95
3 years & up. Strong ceramic magnets with an easy grip plastic handle. How do Magnets Work? Teach young scientists about magetism without a mess. Just waive these wands over different objects to see if they are magnetic. Each magnet can pick up small items such as paperclips and iron shavings. Available individually and in sets of 3 or 6. Colors will vary.
Kaplan Magnifiers with Built-In Light - Set of 3
Kaplan Magnifiers with Built-In Light - Set of 3
Item: 71411
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. Take a closer look and explore the world around you with the Kaplan Magnifiers with Built-In Light! This set of three magnifiers feature 3x to 5x magnification of objects. Turn on the built-in light to improve visibility. Magnifiers measure 5.75", 6", and 6.75" long. Each individual magnifier requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
Magnetic Match Rings
Magnetic Match Rings
Item: 62578
Status: In Stock
$16.95
3 years & up. Learn about magnetism, develop visual matching skills, and improve eye-hand coordination. Each ring is magnetic -- one side positive and the other negative. When the rings are stacked, they either attract the next ring and pull them together, or repel it and cause it to float. Includes 40 pattern match challenges, 10 magnetic rings, a stand, and a storage bag.
Butterfly Garden Set
Butterfly Garden Set
Item: 17142
Status: In Stock
$30.95
4 years & up. Watch 5 caterpillars develop into beautiful butterflies in this intriguing observation station. Comes with a mesh pop-up habitat, feeding kit, care instructions, butterfly facts, and a coupon (shipping and handling charges may apply) for butterfly culture. (Sorry, we cannot ship larvae to Hawaii.) Habitat measures approximately 10.5"H x 10.5" diameter.
Classroom Thermometer
Classroom Thermometer
Item: 46332
Status: In Stock
$8.95
6 years & up. This large wall-mount thermometer clearly gives temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. Recessed tube prevents accidents. Temperature ranges: -40 to 50 degrees Celsius and -40 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Use indoors or out. Measures 15"H x 3"W.
Play & Explore Fossils - Set of 8
Play & Explore Fossils - Set of 8
Item: 63565
Status: In Stock
$32.95
2 years & up. Fossils inspire children's imagination and excite young learners. They will delight in discovering and examining this set of 8 realistic and tactile specimens. The set includes ammonite, clam shell, fern leaf, preserved leaves, sea urchin, shark's tooth, shrimp and trilobite. Made from a unique stone mix, they are durable enough to be used outdoors. Each fossil measures approximately 3.5". Magnifying glass and brushes are not included.
Six Mighty Magnets
Six Mighty Magnets
Item: 24381
Status: In Stock
$28.95
3 years & up. These plastic 5 inch horseshoe-shaped magnets are for small groups of individual learning.
GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
Item: 63770
Status: In Stock
$61.95
4 years & up. Introduce children to a real scientific toy that provides visual detail and information about animals, plants, and everyday household items. Fully functioning 5x microscope with two comfortable eyepieces contains 20 slides with 60 photo-quality images, and over 100 facts and questions. Multilingual audio-4 languages included! Requires 3 AAA batteries (sold separately).
Natural Wooden Loose Parts Kit
Natural Wooden Loose Parts Kit
Item: 63826
Status: In Stock
$79.95
3 years & up. Take a closer look at natural wood elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Wood Treasures Pack! Loose parts inspire children to be creative and problem-solving. Discover various branches, drift wood, rattan, roots, bark, and willows. This set features 13 different natural wood elements: Branch Offcuts - Oval, Mulberry Slices, Small Cuts Tea Plant Branch Cuttings, Azalea Branch Cuttings, Drift Wood, Dark Brown Rattan, Dried Ginger Root, Mulberry Root, Rattan… More »
Jumbo Magnifiers - Set of 6
Jumbo Magnifiers - Set of 6
Item: 17447
Status: In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Observe on a grand scale with our extra-large Jumbo magnifiers, sized perfectly for small hands. Ideal for taking a closer look at plants, animals and insects in life science lessons. Built-in stands allow hands-free viewing. Each magnifier's plastic lens measures 4.5" in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification. Set includes 6 colors. Plastic magnifiers measure 8"L each.
Creature Peeper
Creature Peeper
Item: 46346
Status: In Stock
$11.95
4 years & up. Keep your creature for a short time, then let it go. This bug viewer allows children to see the bug two ways, from the top or from the side. It is watertight, so children can view tadpoles or small fish. The peeper is escape proof and won't break or tip over. Great for show and tell. Comes with a beetle replica.
Floof Bucket
Floof Bucket
Item: 55580
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. Light, soft and smooth and resembles snow allowing children to create different shapes with their own hands! Easy clean up with a damp cloth and can be used over and over again! Includes .5 lb. and reusable airtight bucket to ensure it stays soft.
Jumbo Test Tubes with Stand
Jumbo Test Tubes with Stand
Item: 98245
Status: In Stock
$20.95
4 years & up. Use these Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning in your next STEM lesson. These chunky science tools are sized just right for little scientists. Children will love filling these tubes with different liquids or materials for experiments. These test tubes can also be used for dramatic play. Set includes 6 jumbo test tubes with a rack and multiple color lids.
Ladybug Land
Ladybug Land
Item: 86390
Status: In Stock
$34.95
4 years & up. A metamorphosis kit for ladybugs. Watch nature work its magic as you see ladybugs change from cute little larvae into adult beetles in their own Ladybug Land! Includes see-through habitat, voucher to redeem online for 10 to 13 ladybugs and food (at an additional cost), built in magnifier lenses, and fun-filled instruction guide.
Agate Light Table Slices - Set of 12
Agate Light Table Slices - Set of 12
Item: 86109
Status: In Stock
$19.95
3 years & up. Bring science into the classroom. This set of 12 Agate slices will delight the little explorer in any child. Transparent quality of each slice allows children to see the layers caused by formations. Color and texture variations can open discussions about likes and differences. The possibilities are endless! Each slice measures approximately 1.5" wide.
Let's Take a Walk and Explore Nature Books - Set of 6
Let's Take a Walk and Explore Nature Books - Set of 6
Item: 73784
Status: In Stock
$46.95
3 years & up. Encourage your children to discover and explore the outdoors with these Let's Take a Walk and Explore Nature Early STEM Concepts Books. Children will enjoy learning about the different elements of nature such as rocks, leaves, oak trees, maple trees, flowers, and seeds. Complete with beautiful photographs, children can explore and point out familiar elements they may encounter on walks. For extra learning, have a discussion about ecosystems or the animals that thrive from the different… More »