Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3-6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. Children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the… More »
3 years & up. The Bee-Bot® is a programmable floor robot that is ideal for teaching control, directional language, and programming to children. It has a sturdy and small design with clear and bright buttons and a memory of up to 40 steps. Sounds and flashing eyes confirm your instructions. Exciting way to introduce sequencing and can be used for individual or collaborative play. Rechargeable using the included USB cord attached to any computer. One-year warranty.
Ultra-slim LED activity tablet with a hardwood frame provides a bright, consistent and evenly-lit surface that is perfect for light and color exploration, science activities, tracing, stenciling and more. Weighing only 5 pounds, the 12" x 16" illuminated center features energy-efficient LEDs. Guaranteed to last up to 30,000 hours. AC power adapter included. Protective plastic covers reinforce corners and ensure durability. Wooden frame measures 15" x 19".
3 years & up. This rugged light cube is portable, durable, and rechargeable. It even strobes, flashes, and changes color with the touch of a button! The cube is the perfect size for individual and small group play. Young children can stand or kneel at the cube and engage in focused, quiet play. The easy-to-clean surface is ideal for art and exploration activities both indoors and outdoors. Use the cube for examining transparent and opaque objects. Add interest to counting, sorting, sequencing,… More »
4 years & up. Ignite your curiosity and explore the world of robotics and coding with unique robot building blocks. Easily snap Cubelets together to create an endless variety of robot constructions with no messy wires necessary. Each Cubelet contains its own unique software inside that is designed to give it a specific function so how you assemble them matters. If you want to build a robot that exudes a specific behavior you must choose the correct Cubelets to combine. You will learn coding… More »
3 years & up. Explore a whole new range of sensory fun with the Sensory Table! Designed to produce simultaneous tactile, auditory and visual effects, the Sensory Table can be placed on top of the Light Cube (item # 27915 - sold separately) to add visual interest or use on top of other surfaces. Place water, sand or other sensory materials inside the tray. Turn the tray for vibration and watch the materials shake, sift and glide about! The tray is water-safe and easy to clean. Tray comes with… More »
3 years & up. Sturdy, high-quality, translucent interlocking builders are perfect for engineering, architecture, construction, the light table, and fine motor play. Sets universally connects with other interlocking builders for endless creations. Includes a sturdy storage container with locking lid.
Grades 3 & up. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics - no tools required! Just follow the colorful pictures in the manual to build over 300 exciting projects. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Uses 4 "AA" batteries (not included).
18 months & up. Freestanding table with built-in electrical lights invites children to explore color mixing, light, and shadows. Adult supervision. (Prism bricks and plates sold separately.) Minor assembly required. Measures 15"H x 25 1/2"W x 25 1/2"D.
18 months & up. Enrich children's science exploration with color paddles. Children will enjoy color mixing on a light table or outdoors in natural sunlight. Translucent 5 1/2"L colors paddles in six vibrant colors: red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple. Set of 18 includes three of each color.
3 years & up. Introduce early math, science, and literacy concepts, as well as fine motor skills, in a fun and engaging way by utilizing included materials on your light table. Over 200 pieces including transparent numerals, 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, circular dots, and bead-filled shapes - all in a variety of colors! Three sorting trays and an activity guide are also included.
6 years & up. Let children discover color, images, reflections and illusions as they explore on their own or with instructions from the activity guide. Includes over 100 vibrant stringing rings, 30 big buttons, 6 optical illusion plates, 24 sheets of frosted glass paper, 24 sheets of stained glass paper, 75 clear brilliant beads, and 6 color vials.
3 years & up. This Light Cube Accessory Kit is the perfect light table starter kit for younger students! The kit features tons of safe and colorful materials to play with on the Light Cube (sold separately #27915). Count and sort beautiful bead shapes, examine details in x-rays, layer Optical Illusion sheets to discover interesting patterns, drop paint onto the washable surface, and drag paint scrapers on top to make swirls and lines. Includes: 5 clear plastic trays that fit snugly on the Light… More »
4 years & up. Unique child-size glasses feature easy-to-change lenses -- 2 each of red, yellow, blue and distortion lenses. Combine up to 2 lenses per side to teach color mixing (secondary colors). Overlap lenses without their durable plastic frames for kaleidoscope fun! Single lenses teach primary color identification or serve as great early science tools for observation. Color mixing guide included.
2 years & up. Children can experience fascinating optical discoveries about color, light, reflections, and more with these 5 easy to hold framed panels. Each durable plastic frame measures 7 3/4" x 5/8" and contains either an unbreakable mirror, see-thru acrylic colored panel in red, yellow and blue, or a multi-faceted panel. Includes activity guide.
18 months and up. These chunky, translucent, interlocking builders are perfect for the light table, construction, and fine motor play. The brightly colored pieces are perfect for children to build a variety of creations. This set universally connects with other builders. Includes a sturdy storage container with locking lid. Available in 72 and 150 piece sets. Four building boards included with the 150 piece set only. Smallest block size is 1 1/4".
This 26 uppercase see-through alphabet set is perfect for little hands to learn how to write letters on a light table and also great for tracing exercises. Each letter measures 2"W x 3"H with raised edges and arrows showing the direction of how each one is drawn.
5 years & up. Build your own working electronic circuits by piecing together magnetic circuit blocks in a variety of different combinations with the Magnatronix Starter and Expansion Set. Take on the challenge of following the circuit pattern ideas featured in the activity guide or make up your own circuit patterns as you learn the basics of systems engineering. Develops children's fine motor and problem-solving skills through STEM-based play. Both the Starter and the Expansion pack require… More »
6 years & up. Looking for an easy and fun kid's science kit? Steve Spangler's Energy Stick is a hands-on kit for kids to learn about conductors of electricity. The Energy Stick will amaze your young scientists as they experiment with open and closed circuits, safely using their own bodies as conductors of electricity. Children simply place one hand on each end to complete the circuit, sparking the emittance of sound and fun flashing lights. Includes 1 Energy Stick and Activity Guide. Measures 7.5"
5 - 8 years. Design & Drill® Space Circuits is a great way for children to learn about circuitry. Children will enjoy 20 space-themed challenges using a child-friendly drill to create circuits that really work! Learn to light, spin simple motors, add momentary buttons and switches, and more. Supports STEM by introducing tools, encouraging problem-solving, and inspiring creativity. Requires 3 AAA batteries for the drill and 3 AA batteries for the battery pack (not included). Includes: Space… More »
3 years & up. Light up the water with colorful, smiling Glo Pals that activate when they get wet. Use these delightful characters in the bath tub to keep your child so captivated with the water they won't want to get out or incorporate them into your sensory learning plans. As soon as they leave the water they turn off. Perfect for water tables, bath tubs, baby pools, or anything filled with water. LED lights that turn on and off automatically. Each cube has a battery life of 8 - 9 hours. Each… More »