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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GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse
GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse
Item: 147581
Status: In Stock
$63.95
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 38"H x 36"W x 19"D when assembled.
Nancy B's Science Club® Hydroponics Kit
Nancy B's Science Club® Hydroponics Kit
Item: 145608
Status: In Stock
$25.95
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
Real Transparent Animal X-Rays and Photo Real Matching Pictures
Real Transparent Animal X-Rays and Photo Real Matching Pictures
Item: 24237
Status: In Stock
$25.95
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 »
Prepared Slides
Prepared Slides
Item: 24471
Status: In Stock
$25.95
Grades K - 6. Set contains 12 slides with a total of 48 specimens including pollens/spores, textiles, insects, tiny creatures, animals, and plants.
Animal Groups Books - Set of 6
Animal Groups Books - Set of 6
Item: 52690
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.
Brain Builders STEAM: Science & Nature
Brain Builders STEAM: Science & Nature
Item: 53735
Status: In Stock
$18.95
Grades K - 5. This fun and memory-boosting game features essential science and nature topics. Players study the pictures-and-facts side of the card for 10 seconds, and then flip to the other side to see how many questions they can answer, for example, "What is the world's largest fish?" or "Have dinosaurs or sharks existed longer?" Game includes 55 cards, a sand timer and 8-sided die. For 1 or more players.
Animal Tracks
Animal Tracks
Item: 74221
Status: In Stock
$15.95
5 years & up. Students simply match the animals to their tracks through three different games. Includes 80 high quality and colorful cards, a plastic storage tray, and detailed instructions for using the cards for versions of Concentration, Bingo, and Guess-the-Tracks!
Play & Explore Bug Stones - Set of 8
Play & Explore Bug Stones - Set of 8
Item: 63566
Status: In Stock
$27.95
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.
Kaplan Weather & Seasons Bingo Learning Game
Kaplan Weather & Seasons Bingo Learning Game
Item: 34603
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. Reinforce weather and the four seasons and make learning fun with this bingo game using real images. Great for in home or classroom learning. Up to 20 players with 30 calling cards and tokens included.
Kaplan Forest Animals Bingo Learning Game
Kaplan Forest Animals Bingo Learning Game
Item: 34699
Status: In Stock
$22.95
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. Up to 20 players with 30 calling cards and tokens included. Ideal for use in both small and large group settings.
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
$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.
Kaplan Zoo Animals Bingo Learning Game
Kaplan Zoo Animals Bingo Learning Game
Item: 34696
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. Reinforce the recognition of zoo animals and make learning fun with bingo! Help children become familiar with different zoo animals with this fun bingo game using real images. Up to 20 players with 30 calling cards and tokens included. Ideal for use in both small and large group settings.
Kaplan Farm Animals Bingo Learning Game
Kaplan Farm Animals Bingo Learning Game
Item: 34697
Status: In Stock
$22.95
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. Up to 20 players with 30 calling cards and tokens included. Ideal for use in both small and large group settings.
Root Vue Farm Set
Root Vue Farm Set
Item: 31325
Status: In Stock
$38.95
4 years & up. Durable unit with acrylic viewing window, built-in water basin and drainage reservoir, light shield that keeps plants growing but can be removed for viewing roots, 8 super-expanding grow mix wafers, 3 packets of seeds, identification labels and 16 page booklet with complete instructions and experiments. Measures 9.25"H x 16"W x 5.75"D.
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.
Backyard Books - Set of 8
Backyard Books - Set of 8
Item: 24222
Status: In Stock
$56.95
3 years & up. Students compare the similarities and differences as they learn about the life cycle of these insects. Each book describes how they hatch, develop, and live in their environment. Set of 8 paperbacks.
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.
Insect X-Ray and Picture Cards
Insect X-Ray and Picture Cards
Item: 86041
Status: In Stock
$25.95
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
See-Through Composter
See-Through Composter
Item: 89312
Status: In Stock
$45.95
PreK & up. Children can explore decomposition, composting, life cycles, and environmental educational with ease. Three separate, aerated compartments enable children to view the entire decomposition process clearly and make side-by-side comparisons between different materials.Environmental education includes composting, decomposition and life cycles. Supports STEM, Test and observe process of decomposition. Teacher guide included.