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Earth Science

Inspire an early love for the earth and the life that inhabits it. Students will be fascinated by earth science exploration with Kaplan’s selection of microscopes, loose parts kits, gardening materials, books, and more.

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Image of Agate Light Table Slices - 12 Pieces
Agate Light Table Slices - 12 Pieces
Item: 86109
Status: In Stock
$21.95
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.
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Sorting Shells
Item: 61081P
Status: In Stock
$7.50 - $27.95
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.
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Sensory Eco-Biosphere Plant Dome with 5 Different Seeds
Item: 24015
Status: In Stock
$28.95
3 years & up. Tantalize all 5 senses with plants from around the world, including Aloe (touch), Spearmint(smell), Cilantro(taste), Rainbow Coleus(sight) and the Cabbage Palm(hearing). This easy-to-grow kit starts sprouting in one week and can be grown indoors for years with minimal care. The dome comes complete with everything needed for people to create their own miniature sensory gardens including soil, 2 kinds of gravel, stone, color stickers, planting mixture, and instructions. Plant Dome… More »
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GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
Item: 63770
Status: In Stock
$64.95
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).
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Natural Wooden Loose Parts Kit
Item: 63826
Status: In Stock
$99.95
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 »
Image of Nature's Geometry: Loose Parts STEM Kit
Nature's Geometry: Loose Parts STEM Kit
Item: 38013
Status: In Stock
$168.95
3 years and up. The possibilities of discovery are multiplied when rich variables are at children's fingertips. Nature's Geometry: Loose Parts STEM Kit is a laboratory of opportunity to experiment and explore natural loose parts like assorted pine cones, faux turtle shell, lotus wood varieties, gourds, and more. Children can investigate and explore natural items unfamilar to them and widen their understanding of nature. The kit includes a frosted plastic tray for storage and classification of loose… More »
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Play Dirt - 3 lbs.
Item: 63726
Status: In Stock
$32.95
3 years & up. Reusable indoor dirt that is easy to mold with simple clean up. Make tracks, bury and Dig out whatever you choose. Shape dirt and disburse to form different and unique shapes and patterns indoors. Safe and non-toxic formula. Made from all natural materials. Cleanest dirt that is mess and germ free. Other items shown are not included.
Image of 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
$54.95
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 »
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GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse
Item: 147581
Status: In Stock
$84.95
8 years & up. This two-tiered GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse protects potted plants while providing plenty of room for growth. Greenhouse features two sturdy wire shelves that keep plants off the ground and a clear vinyl cover that fits snug over the metal frame. Clear cover is made with a zippered closure to easily access all plants inside. Designed for year-round gardening indoors and outdoors. Assembly required. Greenhouse measures 36"W x 38"H x 19"D when assembled.
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Let's See Nature Assorted Loose Parts
Item: 98343
Status: In Stock
$32.95
3 years & up. Enhance your science center with this set of 16 natural assorted loose parts. Pieces vary in size, shape, color and texture allowing children to explore them using different senses. See what makes each piece unique by using magnifying glasses and microscopes to get an up close look. Pieces in the set may vary.
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Super Geodes - Set of 10
Item: 86107
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Geology gets exciting when you break open these geodes and find crystal treasures. These large size geodes break open easily. They will amaze and delight your little scientist. Hollow in the center due to crystal formations, each one contains clues about the mystery of the formation of our earth. This hands-on earth science experiment is sure to please. Each piece measures approximately 1 - 1.5" diameter. Includes 10 geodes.
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Play & Explore Fossils - 8 Pieces
Item: 63565
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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.
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Stones & Minerals Loose Parts Kit
Item: 32920
Status: In Stock
$99.95
3 years & up. Inspire crafts and scientific discovery with this Natural Stones and Minerals kit! This rock collection box includes more than 210 individual pieces and 11 different types: River Pebbles, Polished Stones (black, white, assorted), Tiger's Eye, Gemstones, Amethyst Points, Amethyst Clusters, Iron Pyrite, 2 Agate slices (large and small). An ideal addition to sensory bin, little geologists will love to sort, classify and identify the various stone characteristics! Use this kit to start… More »
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Natural Botanicals Loose Parts Kit
Item: 63825
Status: In Stock
$99.95
3 years & up. Take a closer look at botanical elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Botanicals Pack! Discover various leaves, pine cones, fibers, acorns, grass, seeds, sticks, lotus, and loofah sponges. This set features 17 different botanical elements: Yulan Leaves, Bodhi Leaves, Heart Leaves, Cercis Leaves, Assorted Pine Cones, Long Pine Cones, Mango Leaves, Palm Tree Fibre, Bamboo Leaves, Acorns, Wild Grass Bundles, Cotton Seed Capsules, Long Bamboo Sticks, Lotus Heads,… More »
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GeoSafari® MicroPro
Item: 21546
Status: In Stock
$69.95
8 years & up. The GeoSafari® MicroPro with 50x, 100x, 150x, 300x, and 600x magnifications allow young scientists to investigate everything from cells to crystals! Perfect for individual or classroom use, the glass eyepieces and power settings from 50x to 600x provide users with superior precision viewing. The built-in light and rack and pinion focusing help deliver bright, clear images. The 95-piece kit has professionally prepared slides and everything users need to make their own specimen… More »
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Earthbox Early Learning Site Pack
Item: 25519
Status: In Stock
$179.95
4 years & up. Experience the satisfaction of watching something come to life with the EarthBox Early Learning Site Pack. With features that allow space for air and prevent excessive watering, the EarthBox makes it easy for children to cultivate healthy plants and food´┐Żand develop the responsibility and persistence necessary to make that happen. Includes Earthbox with casters, potting mix, fertilizer, dolomite, and a standards-based curriculum guide. Measures 11"H x 29"L x 13.5"D.
Image of Rock & Gem Book . . And Other Treasures of the Natural World - Hardcover
Rock & Gem Book . . And Other Treasures of the Natural World - Hardcover
Item: 33674
Status: In Stock
$22.99
8 years & up. This book is filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Hardcover. 192 pages.
Image of National Geographic Nonfiction Books - Level 2 - Set of 8
National Geographic Nonfiction Books - Level 2 - Set of 8
Item: 52833
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$40.95
5 years & up. Take your children on a journey to the world around them with this set of National Geographic Nonfiction for Young Readers. This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginners reads features the magnificent images of National Geographic. These images are accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. Children will love reading abou subjects such as animals, plants, rocks, and mummies. Encourage your children to write about what they read… More »