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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Arctic Habitat Sensory Bin
Arctic Habitat Sensory Bin
Item: 36997
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Children will enjoy endless fun with this Arctic Habitat 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. Children can let a walrus drive the boat in an arctic sea or build snowballs with the penguins. Contents may vary.
Pond Habitat Sensory Bin
Pond Habitat Sensory Bin
Item: 36919
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Let children explore pond life through this Pond Habitat 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. Count frogs and turtles, build a rock barrier between water and dirt or plant small trees.
Playfoam Pluffle Basic Colors - 6 Pack
Playfoam Pluffle Basic Colors - 6 Pack
Item: 147597
Status: In Stock
$49.95
5 years & up. Mesmerize children for hours on end with this unique, feel-good play foam by Educational Insights. This super soft, fluffy stuff is fun to squish, mix, and more. Watch as it sticks together under pressure and magically expands and moves apart when the pressure is released. Place it in a tube or jar, flip it upside down, and watch as it crawls and trickles down to the bottom. Great for enhancing sensory development skills, creative play, and more. Pluffle never dries out and is… More »
Mineral and Fossil Collection
Mineral and Fossil Collection
Item: 36852
Status: In Stock
$40.95
8 years & up. Children will use their science inquiry and invesitgation skills as they explore this collecion. The collection contains 12 large minerals and 9 fossils. Each kit comes with an identification chart, storage tray, adhesive labels and information guide.
Making Space for Preschool Makerspaces
Making Space for Preschool Makerspaces
Item: 36912
Status: In Stock
$32.95
What can you add to your early childhood classroom that will immerse children in rich learning, reduce challenging behaviors, and develop confidence as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills? A makerspace! Filled with colorful photographs taken in real early childhood settings, this book will guide you step-by-step in making a makerspace that invites young children to boldly explore materials and create something only they can imagine. Discover how to: draft a plan and gather materials,… More »
Magnetic Wands
Magnetic Wands
Item: 81117P
Status: In Stock
$2.95 - $14.95
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 - Set of 3
Kaplan Magnifiers - 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! 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).
Sorting Shells
Sorting Shells
Item: 61081P
Status: In Stock
$5.95 - $24.95
3 years & up. Look under the magnifying glass to see the different details of the shells or use for counting, sorting, and up-close viewing. These genuine, assorted sea shells come in different sizes. Available in a set of 12 or a set of 48.
Play & Explore Fossils - Set of 8
Play & Explore Fossils - Set of 8
Item: 63565
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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.
Floof Bucket
Floof Bucket
Item: 55580
Status: In Stock
$21.95
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.
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.
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.
Butterfly Garden Set
Butterfly Garden Set
Item: 17142
Status: In Stock
$26.95
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.
Tornado Tube
Tornado Tube
Item: 40388
Status: In Stock
$3.95
Create a tornado in a bottle. Provides a hands-on opportunity for kids to learn and understand vortex action.
Easy Grip Tweezers - Set of 12
Easy Grip Tweezers - Set of 12
Item: 91081
Status: In Stock
$14.95
5 years & up. Help little hands get a grip! The key to fine motor skills is developing the thumb-forefinger pincer grasp. Feature ergonomic depressions to guide proper grip. Use with manipulatives or other small objects. Perfect for teachers, specialists and occupational therapists. Also a great early science tool. Set of 12 - 6" long tweezers. 2 each of 6 colors. Guide included with suggested activities.
Let's See Nature Loose Parts with Fossils, Rocks, Minerals and More
Let's See Nature Loose Parts with Fossils, Rocks, Minerals and More
Item: 98343
Status: In Stock
$28.95
3 years & up. Children will be excited with this assortment of 18 nature items. With different shapes, forms, textures and sizes, children will learn about the geological finds in the earth. Fossils may review traces of animals or plants, like stems, shells and more. This set includes 2 fossils, 2 agate slices, 2 shells, and an interesting collection of rocks and minerals.
Recycling Zone - Learn What Materials Can Be Recycled
Recycling Zone - Learn What Materials Can Be Recycled
Item: 70482
Status: In Stock
$38.95
3 years & up. Introduce conservation practices to your children with this descriptive Recycling Zone Learn What Materials Can Be Recycled. This poster promotes environmental awareness, community, and earth conscientiousness. Children will learn what common materials from their home can be recycled. For an after lesson game, divide your class into four teams, and have them discuss what should be recycled. Afterwards, have them place the tiles under the correct zone. Includes one large board and… More »
Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning
Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning
Item: 98245
Status: In Stock
$17.95
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.
GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
Item: 63770
Status: In Stock
$55.95
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).
Create and Contain Realistic Tiny Tornado in a Can for Interactive Weather Learning
Create and Contain Realistic Tiny Tornado in a Can for Interactive Weather Learning
Item: 81903
Status: In Stock
$6.95
5 years & up. Give your children an exciting extreme weather lesson with this fun Create and Contain Realistic Tiny Tornado in a Can for Interactive Weather Learning. With a simple twist of the wrist, a realistic, tiny tornado is produced from the white foam clouds. Hold the can to the light and watch the iridescent currents swirl. This activity promotes STEM learning, discovery, and sensory learning. Tornado facts are printed on the back of the container. Use this activity over tornado safety… More »
Durable Eye Droppers Small Pipettes for Science Activities - Set of 12
Durable Eye Droppers Small Pipettes for Science Activities - Set of 12
Item: 87285
Status: In Stock
$6.95
3 years & up. Introduce new materials to your science center with these Durable Eye Droppers. These small pipettes are great for transferring liquid materials in science experiments or for practicing fine motor skills. The plastic tubes and rubber tops provide a safe tool for class and small group investigations. Your children will love exploring and observing different reactions.
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
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 cards included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
Six Mighty Magnets
Six Mighty Magnets
Item: 24381
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. These plastic 5 inch horseshoe-shaped magnets are for small groups of individual learning.
Jumbo Magnifiers - Set of 6
Jumbo Magnifiers - Set of 6
Item: 17447
Status: In Stock
$35.95
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.