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Life Science

Kaplan offers a variety of tools and resources to teach children about plants and animals, what they do to survive, and their life cycles. Introduce your students to biology with fun and engaging books, games, picture cards, specimen sets, gardening materials, and more from Kaplan’s life science selection.

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Image of Animals and Nature from Around the World Posters - Set of 12
Animals and Nature from Around the World Posters - Set of 12
Item: 63716
Status: In Stock
$21.95
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.
Image of Kaplan Weather & Seasons Bingo Learning Game
Kaplan Weather & Seasons Bingo Learning Game
Item: 34603
Status: In Stock
$31.95
3 years & up. Reinforce weather and the four seasons and make learning fun with this bingo game using real images. Playing bingo can enhance cognitive skills such as attention, concentration, and memory. Helps preschoolers develop their vocabulary as they listen to and learn the names of numbers, colors, shapes, or other themes featured on the bingo cards. Playing bingo in a group setting encourages social interaction and cooperation. Preschoolers learn to take turns, share materials,… More »
Image of Specimen Stones: Plants - 9 Stones
Specimen Stones: Plants - 9 Stones
Item: 38035
Status: In Stock
$49.95
2 years & up. Durable set of plant specimens in shatter-resistant acrylic. Set includes 9 authentic specimens; rose, rice, fibrous root, taproot, clover, wheat, maple leaf, daisy and fern frond. Double-sided cards featuring detailed images, fun facts and important information included. The stones fit perfectly inside the Specimen Stone Tabletop Stand for display in classroom centers (sold separately, item 38036).
Image of Kaplan Forest Animals Bingo Learning Game
Kaplan Forest Animals Bingo Learning Game
Item: 34699
Status: In Stock
$31.95
3 years & up. Reinforce the recognition of forest animals and make learning fun with bingo! Help children become familiar with different forest animals with this fun bingo game using real images. Playing bingo can enhance cognitive skills such as attention, concentration, and memory. Helps preschoolers develop their vocabulary as they listen to and learn the names of numbers, colors, shapes, or other themes featured on the bingo cards. Playing bingo in a group setting encourages social… More »
Image of Play & Explore Bug Stones - 8 Pieces
Play & Explore Bug Stones - 8 Pieces
Item: 63566
Status: In Stock
$34.95
2 years & up. Support children's growing understanding of the world around them with this realistic set of 8 bugs. Set includes an ant, beetle, butterfly, centipede, dragonfly, ladybug, spider and woodlouse. Made from a special stone mix for added durability makes these bugs perfect for outdoor use. Each stone measures approximately 3.5". Magnifying glass and brushes are not included.
Image of Specimen Stones: Sea Creatures - 9 Stones
Specimen Stones: Sea Creatures - 9 Stones
Item: 38034
Status: In Stock
$69.95
2 years & up. Durable set of sea creature specimens in shatter-resistant acrylic. Set includes 9 authentic specimens; sea star, shrimp, sea anemone, brown algae, hermit crab, crab, seahorse, tiger barb, and red algae. Double-sided cards featuring detailed images, fun facts, and important information included. The stones fit perfectly inside the Specimen Stone Tabletop Stand for display in classroom centers (sold separately, item 38036).
Image of Sensory Eco-Biosphere Plant Dome with 5 Different Seeds
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 »
Image of Animal Skin Picture Cards
Animal Skin Picture Cards
Item: 62613
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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.
Image of Plastic Bug and Insect Figures
Plastic Bug and Insect Figures
Item: 91170
Status: In Stock
$25.95
4 years & up. Little insect lovers will be overwhelmed with this stampede of 45 to 60 giant-sized beetles, caterpillars, spiders, ants, flies, praying mantises, and more! Perfect for counting, sorting and arranging by size or color. Made of sturdy, flexible plastic and colorfully detailed. The resealable tube keeps all the bugs in one tidy place, and the tote strap is great for kids on the go.
Image of Life Cycle Puzzles - Set of 4
Life Cycle Puzzles - Set of 4
Item: 71413
Status: In Stock
$51.95
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.
Image of Kaplan Farm Animals Bingo Learning Game
Kaplan Farm Animals Bingo Learning Game
Item: 34697
Status: In Stock
$31.95
3 years & up. Reinforce the recognition of farm animals and make learning fun with bingo! Help children become familiar with different farm animals with this fun bingo game using real images. Playing bingo can enhance cognitive skills such as attention, concentration, and memory. Helps preschoolers develop their vocabulary as they listen to and learn the names of numbers, colors, shapes, or other themes featured on the bingo cards. Playing bingo in a group setting encourages social interaction… More »
Image of Desert Hothouse
Desert Hothouse
Item: 55507
Status: In Stock
$17.95
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. Hothouse measures 9"L x 4.5"W x 6"H. Made in the USA.
Image of 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
$44.95
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.
Image of Plant-It Starters Vegetables and Herb - Set of 3
Plant-It Starters Vegetables and Herb - Set of 3
Item: 55607
Status: In Stock
$26.95
4 years & up. Kit includes a pot, germination bag, seeds, a peat disk, instructions, and three plants: tomato, green bean, and sweet basil. All certified organic.
Image of GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse
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.
Image of Insect X-Ray and Picture Cards
Insect X-Ray and Picture Cards
Item: 86041
Status: In Stock
$31.95
4 years & up. These Insect X-Ray and Picture Cards present three different views of your favorite insects and arthropods: top, bottom, and inside. Use these cards to educate children about the many different types of bugs and their features. Have children match all 36 insect X-rays to their corresponding double-sided card. Encourage children to explore each card. For extra learning go over the basic features of bugs such as the head, thorax, or antennae. Each picture card measures 4" x 6".
Image of Specimen Stones: Bugs - 9 Stones
Specimen Stones: Bugs - 9 Stones
Item: 38033
Status: In Stock
$64.95
2 years & up. Durable set of bug specimens set in shatter-resistant acrylic. Set includes 9 authentic specimens; wasp, bee, butterfly, ladybeetle, scorpion, cricket, pill bug, june beetle, and spider. Double-sided cards featuring detailed images, fun facts and important information included. The stones fit perfectly inside the Specimen Stone Tabletop Stand for display in classroom centers (sold separately, item 38036).
Image of Dwarf French Marigold Seeds 3-Pack
Dwarf French Marigold Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 37841
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Low growing and keeps animals and insects away. Germination within 7-14 days. Net weight 30 mg per pack.
Image of Parsley Seeds 3-Pack
Parsley Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 37842
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Fragrant and beautiful herb. Grows quickly. Germination within 7-21 days. Net weight 50 mg per pack.
Image of Transparent Animal X-Rays and Pictures
Transparent Animal X-Rays and Pictures
Item: 24237
Status: In Stock
$29.95
4 years & up. Real animal x-rays printed on durable transparent plastic are great for years of use on light tables, overhead projectors, and white surfaces. Study the interior structure of several mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and birds. Examine the picture cards with the x-rays. These highly detailed photographs match the animal x-rays. Lay the x-ray over the photograph to see how the skeletal system supports the body of each animal. Includes 14 x-rays, 14 picture cards, and a teacher… More »
Image of Oregano Seeds 3-Pack
Oregano Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32858
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Oregano is a member of the mint family, and is high in antioxidants. Leaves have more flavor when they are dried. Germination within 7-14 days. Three packs of Oregano seeds are 10 mg each.
Image of Sweet Basil Seeds 3-Pack
Sweet Basil Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32857
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Basil is one of the most popular herbs in the world, it is also used in cosmetics and medicine. Pinch flowers off to preserve plants. Germination within 10-21 days. Three packs of Basil seeds are 200 mg each.
Image of Nancy B's Science Club® Hydroponics Kit
Nancy B's Science Club® Hydroponics Kit
Item: 145608
Status: In Stock
$30.95
8 years & up. Is it magic or is it science? Watch plants grow without any soil with this incredible Hydroponics Kit! Your child will be able to see root systems clearly through water-filled flasks, monitoring not only the top of a plant's growth, but the bottom as well. Just put sprouted seeds in the included seed baskets, place them in the flasks, and observe the science behind the Aztec's amazing floating gardens! Included: 2 flasks with thermometers, 2 trellises with rulers, 2 seed baskets, 22-page activity journal
Image of Beefsteak Tomato Seeds 3-Pack
Beefsteak Tomato Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32859
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Beefsteak Tomatoes are huge slicing tomatoes. Tomatoes are the world's most popular fruit and they are 95% water. Germination within 7-14 days. Three packs of Beefsteak Tomato seeds are 125 mg each.