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 »
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 - 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.
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 »
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.
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. Included: 25 Projects, Step by step manual, and over 60 Snap Circuit parts.
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.
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.
4 years & up. Looking for an easy and fun kid's science kit? Steve Spangler's Energy Stick is a hands-on kit for kids to learn about conductors of electricity. The Energy Stick will amaze your young scientists as they experiment with open and closed circuits, safely using their own bodies as conductors of electricity. Children simply place one hand on each end to complete the circuit, sparking the emittance of sound and fun flashing lights. Includes 1 Energy Stick and Activity Guide. Measures 7.5"
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.