Science Inquiry & Investigation

Encourage scientific inquiry by teaching the scientific method with hands-on activities. From magnifiers and safety goggles to balances and beakers, Kaplan’s science inquiry and investigation selection has all the tools needed for safe and fun experiments and classroom activities.

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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.
STEM Starter Kit, Slides & Microscope Accessories
STEM Starter Kit, Slides & Microscope Accessories
Item: 147292
Status: In Stock
$59.95
6 years & up. Take a closer look at the microscopic world around you with this unique STEM Starter, Prepared Slides, and Microscope Accessory Kit. This kit allows you to transform your smart phone or tablet and transform it into a powerful microscope. Select your preferred lighting, clip the microscope over the camera lens on your phone or tablet, and position the scope directly over an object or slide you want a closer look at. You can even take photos or record your research through video!… 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.
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 »
GeoVision™ MicroPro
GeoVision™ MicroPro
Item: 21546
Status: In Stock
$57.95
Ages 8 & up. The GeoSafari® MicroPro with 50x, 100x, 150x, 300x, and 600x magnifications allow young scientists to investigate everything from cells to crystals! Perfect for individual or classroom use, the glass eyepieces and power settings from 50x to 600x provide users with superior precision viewing. The built-in light and rack and pinion focusing help deliver bright, clear images. The 48-piece kit has professionally prepared slides and everything users need to make their own specimen… More »
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: Temporarily Out of 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!
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.
Kaplan Magnifiers - Set of 3
Kaplan Magnifiers - Set of 3
Item: 71411
Status: In Stock
$22.95
Promo Pricing: $14.95
3 years & up. Take a closer look and explore the world around you with the Kaplan Magnifiers! This set of three magnifiers feature 3x to 5x magnification of objects. Turn on the built-in light to improve visibility. Magnifiers measure 5.75", 6", and 6.75" long. Each individual magnifier requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
Play & Explore Bugs - Set of 8
Play & Explore Bugs - 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.
Play & Explore Fossils - Set of 8
Play & Explore Fossils - Set of 8
Item: 63565
Status: In Stock
$29.95
2 years & up. Fossils inspire children's imagination and excite young learners. They will delight in discovering and examining this set of 8 realistic and tactile specimens. The set includes ammonite, clam shell, fern leaf, preserved leaves, sea urchin, shark's tooth, shrimp and trilobite. Made from a unique stone mix, they are durable enough to be used outdoors. Each fossil measures approximately 3.5". Magnifying glass and brushes are not included.
STEM Activity Table
STEM Activity Table
Item: 37298
Ships From Manufacturer
$800.00
3 years & up. This all-in-one STEM Activity Table is a unique and versatile storage unit, perfect in classrooms or library settings. Locking cabinet provides security and storage while durable casters allow for easy maneuverability around the room. Assembly required. Measures 47"L x 25"W x 30"H.
STEM Journals - Set of 10
STEM Journals - Set of 10
Item: 86303
Status: In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 8.5" x 11" pages provide a space for children to draw pictures along with developmentally appropriate lines to write text as they utilize the scientific method. Perfect addition to any science center! Set of 10 journals.
Tweezers
Tweezers
Item: 34041P
Status: In Stock
$6.95 - $12.95
18 months & up. These tweezers help toddlers develop pincer grasp, an important early fine motor skill. Ergonomic depressions on each tweezer guide proper grip. Can be used with manipulatives, early counting and science lessons, etc. Approximately 5.5"L x 2"W. Assorted colors. Available in sets of 6 and 12.
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.
Jumbo Eyedroppers With Stand
Jumbo Eyedroppers With Stand
Item: 62610
Status: In Stock
$18.95
3 years & up. Six sturdy, chunky eyedroppers are sized perfectly for little hands and make a great addition to a science center or sensory table. Children can have fun experimenting with cause and effect while building fine motor skills. Stand provides convenience and organization for storage. Stand measures 2.25"H x 4.5"W x 4.75"L.
Easy Grip Tweezers - Set of 12
Easy Grip Tweezers - Set of 12
Item: 91081
Status: In Stock
$14.95
5 years & up. Help little hands get a grip! The key to fine motor skills is developing the thumb-forefinger pincer grasp. Feature ergonomic depressions to guide proper grip. Use with manipulatives or other small objects. Perfect for teachers, specialists and occupational therapists. Also a great early science tool. Set of 12 - 6" long tweezers. 2 each of 6 colors. Guide included with suggested activities.
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.
Primer Practice Balance With Clear Buckets for Developing Math Skills
Primer Practice Balance With Clear Buckets for Developing Math Skills
Item: 47875
Status: In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. Help your children count and sort with this Primer Practice Balance With Clear Buckets for Developing Math Skills. Children will exercise their critical thinking skills as they count out pieces to achieve equilibrium. This activity promotes fine motor skills, color recognition, and discovery. Great for individual or small group play. Includes removable, transparent .5-liter buckets for comparing liquids or solids. One gram sensitivity.
Children's Colorful Safety Goggles - Set of 6
Children's Colorful Safety Goggles - Set of 6
Item: 91362
Status: In Stock
$27.95
4 years & up. Use safety goggles any time students need reliable eye protection. Sized for students and adjustable for adults. Goggles measure 6" x 3". Set of 6 come in 3 bright, translucent colors (red, blue and green). Meets ANSI Z87.1 safety standards.
Full Coverage Adjustable Clear Safety Goggles for Science Experiments
Full Coverage Adjustable Clear Safety Goggles for Science Experiments
Item: 86104P
Status: In Stock
$4.95 - $13.95
Promote safe practices with these comfortable Full Coverage Adjustable Clear Safety Goggles for Science Experiments. These safety goggles are great for use with messy science experiments or even water balloon fights. Go over safety tips and practices before activities that require safety goggles. These goggles are vinyl and feature a secure strap. One size fits all. Available individually or in a set of 3.
Jumbo Magnifiers - Set of 6
Jumbo Magnifiers - Set of 6
Item: 17447
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Observe on a grand scale with our extra-large Jumbo magnifiers, sized perfectly for small hands. Ideal for taking a closer look at plants, animals and insects in life science lessons. Built-in stands allow hands-free viewing. Each magnifier's plastic lens measures 4.5" in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification. Set includes 6 colors. Plastic magnifiers measure 8"L each.
Durable Eye Droppers Small Pipettes for Science Activities - Set of 12
Durable Eye Droppers Small Pipettes for Science Activities - Set of 12
Item: 87285
Status: In Stock
$6.95
3 years & up. Introduce new materials to your science center with these Durable Eye Droppers. These small pipettes are great for transferring liquid materials in science experiments or for practicing fine motor skills. The plastic tubes and rubber tops provide a safe tool for class and small group investigations. Your children will love exploring and observing different reactions.
GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
Item: 63770
Status: In Stock
$55.95
4 years & up. Introduce children to a real scientific toy that provides visual detail and information about animals, plants, and everyday household items. Fully functioning 5x microscope with two comfortable eyepieces contains 20 slides with 60 photo-quality images, and over 100 facts and questions. Multilingual audio-4 languages included! Requires 3 AAA batteries (sold separately).