Physical Science

Encourage early physics and chemistry learning with hands-on activities. Cover concepts like force and motion, magnetism, density, and simple machines with fun and engaging tools from Kaplan’s physical science selection.

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Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Item: 63780
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity cards included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
Pulleys Discovery Kit
Pulleys Discovery Kit
Item: 24392
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Grades 1 - 6. Teach students the science of simple machines. Kit contains four pulleys (two singles, one double and one triple sheave, plus joining pin) and instructional guide with suggested classroom activities. Sting(s) not included.
4M Green Science Digital Potato Clock
4M Green Science Digital Potato Clock
Item: 87430
Status: In Stock
$15.95
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.
STEM Activity Set Classroom Bundle
STEM Activity Set Classroom Bundle
Item: 53891
Status: In Stock
$126.95
Grades K & up. Get your youngest students engaged in STEM learning! Designed for kindergarten students and older, each set includes all materials needed plus activity cards and a comprehensive teacher's guide. Includes four STEM sets: Force & Motion, Magnets, Simple Machines, and Sink or Float.
Sink or Float STEM Activity Set
Sink or Float STEM Activity Set
Item: 53889
Status: In Stock
$31.95
Grades K & up. Set sail with real STEM learning! Young learners can dive into early physics in a fun, colorful way with this two-piece submarine and floating raft along with weights, balls, and stars to bring investigations to life. This set also features 10 detailed Activity Cards (with over 20 engaging, high-impact activities) that cover all aspects of STEM, plus key science concepts of buoyancy, density, and more! Comprehensive activity guide with reproducible materials is also included.… More »
Simple Machines STEM Activity Set
Simple Machines STEM Activity Set
Item: 53888
Status: In Stock
$31.95
Grades K & up. Keep it simple with real STEM learning! Discover amazing engineering wonders through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities and experiments. Introduce and explore all 6 simple machines as you make amazing discoveries, design solutions for real-world problems, and conduct your own investigations. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (cart) measures 5"L x 3.5"W. Includes: Lever Board,… More »
Magnets STEM Activity Set
Magnets STEM Activity Set
Item: 53887
Status: In Stock
$36.95
Grades K & up. Attract early learners to the wonders of magnetism! STEM lessons are irresistible when you add the excitement of fun, colorful tools to scientific exploration. Durable, playful magnets in a variety of shapes engage children as they explore magnetism, polarity, and magnetic attraction & repulsion. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (maze tray) measures 11"L x 8.5"H x 0.5"W. Includes: 2 Bar Magnets, 2 Magnetic… More »
Force & Motion STEM Activity Set
Force & Motion STEM Activity Set
Item: 53886
Status: In Stock
$31.95
5 years & up. Get your motor running with real STEM learning! Discover the science of motion through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities. Explore the science of "how things go" as you conduct investigations, solve problems, and explore early engineering. Features 10 double-sided Activity Cards covering all aspects of STEM, plus key science concepts of gravity, inertia, friction, push/pull, and more! Ladder measures 9.25"H, tracks measure… More »
KEVA® Contraptions 50 Plank Set
KEVA® Contraptions 50 Plank Set
Item: 52467
Status: In Stock
$23.95
Grades 2 & up. Learning that's right on track! Young thinkers can design unbelievable ball track structures via simple, stacking planks. No glue, no connectors -- just loads of constructive fun! Get things rolling by constructing the "Shooting Gallery", "Turbine", "Step Curve", and more! Set includes: 50 pine planks, 2 KEVA® balls, and an idea booklet.
KEVA® Contraptions 200 Plank Set
KEVA® Contraptions 200 Plank Set
Item: 52468
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$57.95
7 years & up. Construct tracks of tunnels, funnels, ramps, and chutes, then set the ball rolling and watch your creation come to life. The open-ended, no rules play promotes experimentation, creativity, and problem solving, which are key mental skills for aspiring young engineers and architects. As children build through trial and error, they gain an early understanding of physics and engineering concepts like balance and structural stability. No glue and no connectors means structures are vulnerable… More »
Magnetic Wands
Magnetic Wands
Item: 81117P
Status: In Stock
$2.95 - $14.95
3 years & up. Strong ceramic magnets with an easy grip plastic handle. How do Magnets Work? Teach young scientists about magetism without a mess. Just waive these wands over different objects to see if they are magnetic. Each magnet can pick up small items such as paperclips and iron shavings. Available individually and in sets of 3 or 6. Colors will vary.
Magnetic Match Rings
Magnetic Match Rings
Item: 62578
Status: In Stock
$16.95
3 years & up. Learn about magnetism, develop visual matching skills, and improve eye-hand coordination. Each ring is magnetic -- one side positive and the other negative. When the rings are stacked, they either attract the next ring and pull them together, or repel it and cause it to float. Includes 40 pattern match challenges, 10 magnetic rings, a stand, and a storage bag.
Six Mighty Magnets
Six Mighty Magnets
Item: 24381
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. These plastic 5 inch horseshoe-shaped magnets are for small groups of individual learning.
Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning
Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning
Item: 98245
Status: In Stock
$17.95
4 years & up. Use these Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning in your next STEM lesson. These chunky science tools are sized just right for little scientists. Children will love filling these tubes with different liquids or materials for experiments. These test tubes can also be used for dramatic play. Set includes 6 jumbo test tubes with a rack and multiple color lids.
Magnetic Iron Filings in Durable Plastic for Visualizing Magnetism
Magnetic Iron Filings in Durable Plastic for Visualizing Magnetism
Item: 98246
Status: In Stock
$26.95
3 years & up. Introduce magnetism in your next STEM lesson with these Magnetic Iron Filings in Durable Plastic for Visualizing Magnetism. These filings are encased in a plastic container to prevent messes. Simply move the magnet across the container and watch as the filings move towards it. This set promotes discovery, exploration, and early STEM concepts. Set of five blocks. Measures 3"L x 2"W.
Hands-On Science Fun Books - Set of 7
Hands-On Science Fun Books - Set of 7
Item: 52349
Status: In Stock
$56.95
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.
STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway
STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway
Item: 63198
Status: In Stock
$44.95
3 years & up. This 90-piece set includes a variety of items to create working waterways. Children can experiment with the effects that construction, gravity, and distance have on water pressure and flow as they create endless waterway configurations. Materials are transparent to allow for easy viewing of water flow. The Build a Waterway STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore. The funnels, measuring pitchers, connector tubes, blockers,… More »
Magnetic Discovery Board
Magnetic Discovery Board
Item: 61118
Status: In Stock
$44.95
3 years & up. Students discover which objects are and are not magnetic when they slide the attached magnet over the clear acrylic cover. Perfect for learning and discovering the scientific method and cause and effect. All of the provided objects are sealed in 16 compartments. Wooden frame 8.5 inches square x .75 inches thick.
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Robot Factory STEM Set
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Robot Factory STEM Set
Item: 145895
Status: In Stock
$42.95
4 years & up. Build towers of quirky robots, spinning gears, and wobbling cranes with this Robot Factory set by Learning Resources. Stack robots on top of each other and place them on spinning gears or hang them from wobbling cranes and springs. Each unique robot and building piece can be attached to another in several different ways and from several different angles so that the only limit on engineering is your imagination. Promotes STEM learning. Size: Robots measure 2.25"H. Includes:… More »
Chemistry Plus School Science Pack
Chemistry Plus School Science Pack
Item: 51584
Status: In Stock
$263.95
$100.00
Grades K - 5. Learn all about the alphabet of the universe - the periodic table of elements. This dynamic combination of the ScienceWiz™ books, kits and internet resources provide the content and materials for meeting National STEM Requirements. Students will gain the skills necessary to do scientific inquiry and will develop a rich framework of knowledge in the areas of Chemistry and Technology, as well as an enriched historical and social perspective. Kit contains twelve 40 page student… More »
Q-BA-MAZE™ 2.0: Mega Stunt Set
Q-BA-MAZE™ 2.0: Mega Stunt Set
Item: 52464
Status: In Stock
$89.95
6 years & up. This is not your ordinary addition to the marble run family! Put the laws of motion to the test with this Mega Stunt set. The ingenious pieces interlock in endless configurations, while double-exit cubes keep you guessing on which way the marbles will go! Set includes: 108 cubes, 2 cascade stilts, 2 coaster tubes, 1 marble vortex, 1 pivot trampoline, 2 universal connectors, 30 steel marbles, and instructions.
Think It, Show It Science: Strategies for Demonstrating Knowledge
Think It, Show It Science: Strategies for Demonstrating Knowledge
Item: 52946
Status: In Stock
$39.95
$32.95
Grades 3 & up. A must-have resource, this book helps teachers guide students in communicating their scientific thinking through writing and speaking. Step-by-step strategies are provided for developing students' clear, concise writing and discussion skills about scientific concepts. Included in this resource are exemplar writing samples and a Digital Resource CD featuring student activity sheets and rubrics.
First Experiments Magnetism Set for Classroom STEM Activities
First Experiments Magnetism Set for Classroom STEM Activities
Item: 91611
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$104.95
2 years & up. Introduce your children to the concept of magnetism with this exciting First Experiments Magnetism Set for Classroom STEM Activities. This set has everything you need to teach the basics of magnets! Includes 1 super magnet, 20 magnetic marbles, 4 wand magnets, 1 horseshoe magnet, 1 compass magnet, 1 set of floating ring magnets, and 2 plastic cased magnets. Encourage your children to explore each magnet and its features. Have them ask questions about concepts that are unfamiliar.
Super Horseshoe First Magnet with Textured Easy to Grasp Handle
Super Horseshoe First Magnet with Textured Easy to Grasp Handle
Item: 91610
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$12.95
2 years & up. Introduce your children to the concept of magnetism with this exciting Super Horseshoe Magnet. This magnet provides a fun way to teach students about the properties of magnets. The large, chunky size makes it easy to grasp and use. For a fun activity, provide your children with a spread of magnetic and non magnetic materials to have them discover which are attracted to the magnet. Encourage them to ask questions about concepts they?re unfamiliar with.