Habitats

Learn about life and their habitats! Teaching early ecology shows students healthy ways to interact with nature and how organisms coexist to form ecosystems. From books and specimen sets to aquariums and insect habitats, Kaplan offers tools that make habitat learning engaging and fun.

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Wild! Science Snail World
Wild! Science Snail World
Item: 147569
Status: In Stock
$12.95
6 years & up. Create a domain for the slowest, slimiest, funniest, and most acrobatic pets on the planet! This Snail World kit encourages scientific exploration by closely observing and caring for snails. Discover the biology of snails through a series of fun and engaging activities that further STEM-based learning. Kit features tools needed to clean and feed your snails. This snail home is easy to set up and designed for almost any land and water snails. Snails not included. Included: Snail… More »
Learning about Life Books - Set of 6
Learning about Life Books - Set of 6
Item: 52688
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Grades K - 1. Spark the interest of beginning readers with engaging fiction and authentic informational content! These high-quality books feature an appropriate reading level and familiar standards-based themes. Set of 6 books have 12 - 20 pages each.
Life Cycles Books - Set of 6
Life Cycles Books - Set of 6
Item: 52689
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Grades K - 1. Spark the interest of beginning readers with engaging fiction and authentic informational content! These high-quality books feature an appropriate reading level and familiar standards-based themes. Set of 6 books have 12 - 20 pages each.
Look Once, Look Again Books - Set of 12
Look Once, Look Again Books - Set of 12
Item: 82964
Status: In Stock
$48.95
Interest Level: K-3. Reading Levels: N-R. Colorful photographs and easy-to-read text draw readers in as they take an up-close look at fascinating species in 12 different environments. 12 books, 16 pages each.
Animal Skin Picture Cards Matching and Identifying Activity
Animal Skin Picture Cards Matching and Identifying Activity
Item: 62613
Status: In Stock
$15.95
3 years & up. Help your children identify these great creatures with these high quality Animal Skin Picture Cards Matching and Identifying Activity. These cards are perfect for children to identify animals they've learned about. Is it a cow, giraffe, or elephant? Use the close up cards to match the skin to the full picture of the animal. These cards promote problem solving, identifying, and critical thinking. Includes 50 cards.
Life Cycle Puzzles - Set of 4
Life Cycle Puzzles - Set of 4
Item: 71413
Status: In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Introduce the science of life cycles and growth with these wooden puzzles. Four colorful puzzles represent the life cycles of a frog, ant, chicken and oak tree. Each highly detailed, photographic image has a matching picture beneath the easy-to-grasp piece. Perfect for home use or in schools. Each puzzle has 4 pieces.
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.
Animals and Nature from Around the World Poster Set - Set of 12
Animals and Nature from Around the World Poster Set - Set of 12
Item: 63716
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Encourage children to explore the world around them with this Animals and Nature from Around the World Poster Set. Children will love viewing the high quality, beautiful scenes from natural settings across biomes. Encourage your children to write and describe what they see in their favorite poster. Set of 12 posters. Measures 11"L x 17"W.
Sensory Eco-Biosphere Plant Dome with 5 Different Plant Seeds
Sensory Eco-Biosphere Plant Dome with 5 Different Plant Seeds
Item: 24015
Status: In Stock
$27.95
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.
Ladybug Land
Ladybug Land
Item: 86390
Status: In Stock
$31.95
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.
Desert Hothouse
Desert Hothouse
Item: 55507
Status: In Stock
$15.95
4 years & up. Design a desert landscape with included gravel, sand, and boulder. Complete with a variety of cacti and succulents including the Giant Sagauro, Pincushion Cactus, Golden Barrel Cactus, Joshua Tree, Century Plant, and more. Easy-to-grow plants will start sprouting in a week and will last for years. Includes growing instructions and care information. Made in the USA.
Insect Life Cycle Game - Investigate Bees, Ants, Butterfly and Firefly
Insect Life Cycle Game - Investigate Bees, Ants, Butterfly and Firefly
Item: 70502
Status: In Stock
$42.95
3 years & up. Instant activity center for children to learn and begin to understand step by step the sequencing life cycles of 5 different insects. Game includes 2 laminated activity game boards along with 4 life cycles cards for each insect. An activity guide is included to show the many different ways to play the game and to get kids interested in the life cycle process.
Big View Bug Observation Jars for Science Lessons and Outdoor Learning
Big View Bug Observation Jars for Science Lessons and Outdoor Learning
Item: 51122
Status: In Stock
$38.95
3 years & up. Bring learning outdoors with these exciting Big View Bug Observation Jars for Science Lessons and Outdoor Learning. These adorable jars have ladybug wings that open to invite little learners to investigate insects. The wings open to reveal a 3.5x magnifying lens. Children will enjoy collecting bugs outside and observing them. Encourage them to describe or write about the bugs they catch. The screw-on cap and air vents keep specimens secure. Set of 6. Measures 4.5" H x 3.5" in diameter.
BiOrb Cleaner Pump
BiOrb Cleaner Pump
Item: 86388
Status: In Stock
$15.95
Makes partial water changes easy and effective with minimum effort. A couple of squeezes on the hand pump is all that is needed to get the pump working. While emptying water from the aquarium the cleaner pump will also suck up dirt and debris from the bottom. The cleaner pump can also be used to pump water back into the aquarium, eliminating the need to struggle with heavy buckets of water. Use with the BiOrb 8 Gallon Aquarium (item #86387).
Cross-Section Flower Model
Cross-Section Flower Model
Item: 51501
Status: In Stock
$21.95
Grades 2 & up. Demonstrate the parts of a flower in life science lessons with this durable foam tulip model. One half of cross-section is labeled with part names (stamen, petal, pistil, sepal, stem, leaf, roots); other half is labeled with letters for assessment activities. Kids can use the unlabeled other half to quiz themselves. Includes Activity Guide. Measures approximately 6"H. Foam model easily wipes clean.
5 Gallon Aquarium
5 Gallon Aquarium
Item: 17216
Status: In Stock
$77.95
Experience the underwater life while encouraging responsibility. This heavy duty, leak proof aquarium is ideal for classroom viewing. Includes 5 gallon acrylic tank, a light, and an internal filter. Made in the USA.
GeoSafari® Ant Factory
GeoSafari® Ant Factory
Item: 33012
Status: In Stock
$46.95
5 years & up. It's easy for students to set up and maintain their own ant habitats! Ant Factory, measuring 9" high by 15" wide, provides great lessons in responsibility, basic ecology, and much more! Each habitat includes 24-page guide book with ant care and colony observation hints, water dropper, canal starting tool, and certificate to obtain ants by mail ($4.00 fee required for shipping, handling, and insurance).
Butterfly Life Cycle Specimen Set for Observation and Early STEM Concepts
Butterfly Life Cycle Specimen Set for Observation and Early STEM Concepts
Item: 63320
Status: In Stock
$33.95
3 years & up. Introduce your children to one of nature?s many life cycles with this exciting Butterfly Life Cycle Specimen Set for Observation and Early STEM Concepts. Children will enjoy observing the butterfly life cycle up close with this durable set. Each stage is preserved and encased in clear resin material and can be observed from every side to see the details. Encourage children to write about their observation or describe what they see occurring. Includes four specimens.
What's Inside Animals?
What's Inside Animals?
Item: 91183
Status: In Stock
$34.95
4 years & up. 16 double-sided photo/x-ray cards engage students in science exploration from the inside out! Images are protected with a special scratch-resistant coating. Examine the photos and then place them on a light table or in a window to reveal the skeletal system of the animals! An excellent way to introduce children to animals and anatomy. Flip the cards over to get a better look at the skeleton. Teacher guide included. Cards are 8.5" x 11".
Animal & Plant Specimen Sets
Animal & Plant Specimen Sets
Item: 82082P
Status: In Stock
$41.95 - $259.95
4 - 11 years. Children will be fascinated by these real specimen sets and teachers will love they are indestructible. These sets provide children the opportunity to learn about organism groups, life cycles, and parts of plants and animals. The complete specimen set includes twenty safe, lightweight, unbreakable acrylic specimens, and the smaller sets include four specimens each. Measures from 1.625" x 2.875" x 1" to 3" x 3" x 1".
Life Cycle Figurines - 24 Pieces
Life Cycle Figurines - 24 Pieces
Item: 32921
Status: In Stock
$42.95
4 years & up. Do you know what a Lady Bug looks like before they grow up? This question and more can be answered with this life cycle set! Anatomically accurate and highly detailed life cycles that show how insects and frogs grow. Includes Butterfly, Ladybug, Ant, Praying Mantis, Honey Bee, Frog, and six sorting cards. Great for counting, sequencing, and early learning biology.
Mini Greenhouse with Cover
Mini Greenhouse with Cover
Item: 63011
Status: In Stock
$25.95
3 years & up. Mini greenhouse with elevated storage shelf is perfect for small spaces indoors or outdoors. The zippered closing cover is constructed with waterproof transparent plastic which can be rolled back and secured with ties. Powder-coated, steel frame. Measures 12"H x 17"W x 10"D.
Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean - Paperback
Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean - Paperback
Item: 74536
Status: In Stock
$12.99
9 - 13 years. Learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. This gorgeously illustrated graphic novel offers wildly entertaining views. Paperback. 128 pages.
BiOrb 8 Gallon Aquarium
BiOrb 8 Gallon Aquarium
Item: 86387
Status: In Stock
$159.95
The aesthetic appeal of a bowl with the filtration of a technologically advanced aquarium. Receive everything you need to get started in one box - just add fish and water! Safe acrylic construction is stronger and safer than glass, 5 stages of filtration mean lower maintenance and healthier fish. Includes, tank, rocks, easily replaceable filter cartridge, light, and comprehensive instruction guide. 16"H x 15.5"W X 15.5"D. Do not place aquarium near a window because of fire risk. Service… More »