Engage your students with hands-on learning tools from Kaplan’s energy, light, and sound science selection. From circuit projects and engineering kits to prisms and voice changers, Kaplan offers products that will energize your young scientists.
5 years & up. Build it, pop it, solve it! Put your physics skills to the test with the TurboPop! STEM Challenge. Load the balls into TurboPop!'s air cannon, press down, and pop! Watch them go flying! Master the cannon and you are ready to take on the STEM-inspired challenges. Pop your way through the hoops, off the wall, and towards the target or engage in open-ended play by building and testing your way to a solution. The challenges ramp up in difficulty to encourage leveled play and continued… More »
9 years & up. Introduce your children to a variety of science concepts with this Classic Volleyball for Gym or Outdoor Practice and Collaborative Play. Children will be amazed as they scatter rainbows all over the classroom. This prism is perfect for an interactive discussion about light, color, and refraction! Encourage your children to ask questions about the science concepts they are unfamiliar with. Made of a durable acrylic material. Measures 4" tall.
8 years & up. Press and release the switch and watch the saucer rise into the air! Snap Circuits® use brightly-colored electronic components that snap onto a clear plastic base to build different circuits. Kit includes an instruction sheet for the main project and up to 10 additional projects! Build exciting projects such as FM radios, digital voice, recorders, burglar alarms and more. No tools are required, as plastic modules snap together with ease. Requires 3-AA batteries (not included).
8 years & up. Create your very own colorful light show with this exciting electronic circuit set! Snap Circuits® use brightly-colored electronic components that snap onto a clear plastic base to build different circuits. This set will teach children early STEM skills such as Technology. Children can build electronic games, FM radios, doorbells, burglar alarms, and more. The kit includes an easy to read instruction sheet for the main project and up to 10 additional projects! Requires 4 AA batteries (not included).
7 years & up. Beep! Beep! It's not any ordinary alarm clock, it's a potato clock! The Potato Clock allows you to generate enough electricity to run a digital clock using two potatoes! Just push the zinc and copper electrodes into potatoes you provide causing an oxidation/reduction reaction that is converted to low voltage. Potatoes not included.
8 years & up. Learn about renewable energy with this wind generator. LED light will glow as it is powered by free energy from the wind. No batteries required! Kit contains all the materials needed to build a 5" windmill generator, just add a recycled soda bottle. Detailed assembly instructions included. An enclosed pamphlet contains fun facts about renewable energy
8 years & up. Kids can have fun while learning about electronics with this Snap Circuits® Jr. Select kit! They can build over 130 different projects, such as a glow-in-the-dark flying saucer, phototranistor, or motor, using the easy-to-follow manual. This kit contains music, alarm, and space war ICs to make sounds. Set contains over 30 parts. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
4 years & up. Ignite your curiosity and explore the world of robotics and coding with unique robot building blocks. Easily snap Cubelets together to create an endless variety of robot constructions with no messy wires necessary. Each Cubelet contains its own unique software inside that is designed to give it a specific function so how you assemble them matters. If you want to build a robot that exudes a specific behavior you must choose the correct Cubelets to combine. You will learn coding… More »
7 years & up. These science and STEM adventures will grab children's attention immediately. Violet and Pablo go on fun science adventures along with their friends and classmates. Each book includes two interactive science activities at the end of the story! Set of 3. Paperback.
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.
3 years & up. This rugged light cube is portable, durable, and rechargeable. It even strobes, flashes, and changes color with the touch of a button! The cube is the perfect size for individual and small group play. Young children can stand or kneel at the cube and engage in focused, quiet play. The easy-to-clean surface is ideal for art and exploration activities both indoors and outdoors. Use the cube for examining transparent and opaque objects. Add interest to counting, sorting, sequencing,… More »
3 - 8 years. Lab coats? Check! Goggles? Check! Check out Hands-On Science Fun. Safe, simple instructions lead you through the steps to make a fizzy rocket, mind-bending slime, and more! Perfect book set to bring STEM to life for early learners. Paperback set of 7 books.
4 years & up. The science of light has never been more exciting! This set comes with 8 experiments for young scientists to experience light in different optical alterations. Conduct optical science experiments including a Periscope, a Cone Illusion, a 3D Viewer, A Rotating Kaleidoscope, an Infinity Mirror, a Camera Obscura and others. Made for little hands and skill levels, learn about the laws of light reflection, refraction and polarization. Includes 53 pieces.
8 years & up. Does your kiddo ask questions on how just about everything works? Then this is the science kit for them! Children and users gain the knowledge of electricity, circuitry, automatic lights, motion detectors, security systems, and so much more. The kit comes with thirty plus projects involved with building a house with real, working 3-D circuits just like the ones they use every day in their own home. Includes 60 pieces.
6 years & up. Create your own musical instruments with this Music Factory Science Kit. With 14 different activities, this kit combines fun and education to foster curiosity and experimentation. The 36-page instructional booklet is jam-packed with easy-to-do experiments and engaging activities. Construct fun maracas to feel rhythmic sounds, build the coolest castanets and drums using science tricks, learn about and build string instruments, and so much more! This kit is ideal for teaching young… More »
8 years & up. Our 4M Solar Rover Kit is built by using the parts provided and your own soda can. Helps children learn how sunlight is converted to energy. Also introduces children to green concepts such as repurposing, upcycling, and alternative energy. Detailed instructions are included.
Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3-6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. Children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the… More »
Grades 2 - 4. Students can build over 100 experiments using light, sound, movement and more. Plastic circuit board comes with an easy to follow guide and over 30 parts that snap on so there are no wires to connect or tools required. You can even play electronic games, build radios, digital voice recorders and more. Uses 2 AA batteries, sold separately.
8 years & up. Introduce your children to early STEM concepts with this engaging Tuning Fork Kit. This kit goes through the basics of vibration, waves, frequency, interference and amplification of sound with multiple experiments detailed in a teacher's guide. Encourage your children to explore the sounds, vibrations, and teachers of the tuning forks. Have them ask questions about concepts they are unfamiliar with. Activity guide included.
4 years & up. Explore the world of robotics, coding, and more with unique robot building blocks. Easily snap Cubelets together to create an endless variety of robot constructions with no messy wires necessary. Each Cubelet contains its own unique software inside that is designed to give it a specific function so how you assemble them matters. If you want to build a robot that exudes a specific behavior you must choose the correct Cubelets to combine. You will learn coding while you build! This… More »
3 years & up. Light up creativity and exploration with this Color Changing Light Panel! These light panels give children the opportunity to explore the effects of color mixing, opacity, and transparency. Children can observe natural and man-made objects in an interesting and different way. The light panels are powered by a low voltage mains power supply using the latest LED strips and diffusers to evenly illuminate the panels. Light panels can change between 20 different colors using an infrared… More »
Hold these prisms up to the light and watch as the rays disperse through them and refract off the different angles creating a magical rainbow of mesmerizing colors. Change up the color or the level of brightness on your light source and rotate your prisms to get a variety of different light patterns and colors. Set includes: 7 Polished acrylic prisms in a variety of shapes and sizes, and a Storage box.