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SCIENCE & HEALTH / Inquiry & Investigation

Promote inquiry and investigation in the classroom and help children learn about science topics, such as the solar system, ecosystem, astronomy, weather, and gravity. Kaplan offers a variety of science sets, microscopes, and other science resources for teachers.

  • STEM Exploration Table
    STEM Exploration Table
    $599.95
    • Item Number: 29425
    • In Stock
    4 years & up. This state-of-the-art interactive STEM table with 2 locking casters offers multiple, hands-on STEM learning experiences. Young learners can engage in a variety of child-guided experimental and investigative activities. The six activity blocks fit perfectly into either of the two recessed areas and give children the opportunity to experiment with magnets, heat, magnification, and more! Plenty of storage to accommodate a variety of supplies and specimens. Bins included! Measures… More »
  • Sensory Tray
    Sensory Tray
    $200.95
    • Item Number: 63166
    • In Stock
    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 »
  • Ramptastic (4 1/2"H x 4 1/2"W x 12 1/2"L)
    Ramptastic (4 1/2"H x 4 1/2"W x 12 1/2"L)
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 63780
    • In Stock
    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 1/2"H x 4 1/2"W x 12 1/2"L.
  • STEM Journal (Set of 10)
    STEM Journal (Set of 10)
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 86303
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 8 1/2" 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.
  • Light Cube Accessory Kit
    Light Cube Accessory Kit
    $50.95
    • Item Number: 27916
    • In Stock
    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 »
  • Paint A Hideaway Butterfly & Bug Abode
    Paint A Hideaway Butterfly & Bug Abode
    $14.95 - $27.95
    • Item Number: 142436P
    • In Stock
    8 years & up. Create adorable insect homes for your yard to send a warm welcome to butterflies and bugs everywhere. This kit lets you paint quaint butterfly and bug abodes with a variety of bright colors that will attract and dazzle the intended occupants from miles away. Hang the abodes somewhere around your house and study them to learn how different types of insects function in their natural habitat. Butterfly house measures 9.25" tall and Bug abode measures 9.5" x 2.5" x 5.5".… More »
  • Bee-Bot® Rechargeable Robot
    Bee-Bot® Rechargeable Robot
    $79.95 - $474.95
    • Item Number: 62966P
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Kinetic Sand™
    Kinetic Sand™
    $14.95 - $44.95
    • Item Number: 62841P
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Designed to stimulate fine motor, sensory, and cognitive development, Kinetic Sand™ is indoor play sand with properties of motion. Mold it into endless shapes and watch as it melts before your eyes. It's perfect for open-ended, non-directed play and leaves no sand or residue on your hands. Kinetic Sand™ is also great for kids with allergies - it is wheat, gluten and casein free and 100% safe and non-toxic.
  • GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
    GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 63770
    • In Stock
    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).
  • Transparent Light and Color Blocks - 108 Pieces
    Transparent Light and Color Blocks - 108 Pieces
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 31535
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. A rainbow assortment of 6 different colors and 6 different shapes make up this set of plastic translucent building blocks. They make a perfect accessory for a light table. Largest block measures 3 15/16" x 1 5/16". 108 piece set.
  • Primary Science Color Mixer
    Primary Science Color Mixer
    $9.95
    • Item Number: 62800
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Mix up some color for your next science experiment! Divided flask allows for two chambers of colored liquid, and the swirly straw provides an exit route for the new, mixed color. Flask measures approximately 4 1/2"D x 5"H.
  • Bee-Bot® Docking Station
    Bee-Bot® Docking Station
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 62969
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. This docking station is not only easy to carry around your setting, but is an excellent storage device for a class set of Bee-Bots. It can be wall mounted with six Bee-bots docked. Charge your Bee-Bots within half a day for approximately four hours of normal use. Bee-Bots are not included. Bee-Bots are sold separately (item #62984). One-year warranty.
  • Color Paddles (Set of 18)
    Color Paddles (Set of 18)
    $9.99
    • Item Number: 26527
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Explore the exciting world of color with these color paddles. Transparent 6" paddles in six colors with three textures demonstrate the principles of color mixing. Use these paddles in planned activities or place them in a learning center for children's individual explorations. Set of 18 (3 each of 6 different colors: red, yellow, blue, orange, green, and purple).
  • Science Exploration Table
    Science Exploration Table
    $359.95
    • Item Number: 70903
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Children can show off their projects, examine up close and display their exhibits easily with this exploration table. There are four compartment areas with 2 acrylic sliding panels that cover fragile nature collections and two removable mirror reflection boxes that insert into each end of the display areas. Shelf storage is accessible from both sides of the table to allow easy access for additional supplies. 24"H x 47"L x 14"D. Accessories are not included.
  • Student Magnifiers - Set of 12
    Student Magnifiers - Set of 12
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 90565
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Student Magnifiers feature dual lenses with 3X and 6X magnification. Each measures 2"W x 1/4"H x 4 1/2"L. Set includes 12 student magnifiers
  • Peekaboo Soundboxes
    Peekaboo Soundboxes
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 63294
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Let's make some noise with these fun sound shakers! Shake the wooden cubes to hear each unique sound and find its match. Look through the translucent-colored, acrylic base for self-correction. Build matching, concentration and listening skills.
  • Clear Treasure Blocks - Set of 8
    Clear Treasure Blocks - Set of 8
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 91346
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. What can we find today? Collect trinkets, natural materials and sensory objects to place in the beautiful Treasure Blocks. Smooth hardwood frames with inset, transparent acrylic windows have a removable panel to place small objects to observe or display. Ideal for color exploration and light table activities. Holds marbles, beads, twigs, leaves, small toys and more. Two screws on the removable panel keep objects securely in place until ready to be replaced. Set of 8. Largest Block… More »
  • Tactile Turn-n-Match
    Tactile Turn-n-Match
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 63594
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Five shapes rotate displaying a different tactile material on each side. Match or mix the panels from left to right, or play matching games with additional, corresponding tactile tiles. Strengthens tactile perception, concentration, and cooperation. Measures 9 1/2"W x 6"D x 5 1/2"H.
  • Kaplan Classroom Science Set
    Kaplan Classroom Science Set
    $199.95
    • Item Number: 62837
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. As children study and practice science, provide them with opportunities to approach problems in different ways. The open-ended, hands-on materials in this kit help make the crucial repetition of concepts engaging, promote inquiry and investigation, and invite students to explore everything from color mixing to the properties of magnetism. Aligns with State Standards.
  • Kinetic Sand™ (3 lbs.)
    Kinetic Sand™ (3 lbs.)
    $20.95
    • Item Number: 55506
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Pack it, pull it, and shape it! Designed for fine motor, sensory, and cognitive development it oozes, moves and melts while leaving hands completely dry. Can be used indoors or outdoors. Never dries out or hardens and can be used over and over.
  • Gel Ant Farm Colony
    Gel Ant Farm Colony
    $25.95
    • Item Number: 63648
    • In Stock
    6 years & up. Watch ants as they build 3-D tunnels in translucent gel. Food and moisture are self-contained for a maintenance-free experience. Farm includes Ant habitat, LED light-up module, tunnel starter tool, and instructions. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). Note: Ants are not included. Search online for ant suppliers shipping to your area, or make catching your own ants part of your ant adventure (see instructions). Adult Supervision Required.
  • First Look: Inside Me
    First Look: Inside Me
    $15.95
    • Item Number: 63742
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Explore the human body from the inside out! Introduce young students to the inner workings of their bodies with these cute cartoon versions of X-rays and MRIs. The X-rays and MRIs are perfect for light table play. Use these elements in combination with item #63741 What's Inside Me Doll. Encourage career-oriented dramatic play as students pretend to be radiologists, doctors and laboratory technicians. Includes: one 10" x 16" X-Ray, one 10" x 16" MRI, and a guide.
  • Bee-Bot® Starter Pack
    Bee-Bot® Starter Pack
    $199.95
    • Item Number: 62968
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Use this Bee-Bot® Starter Pack as an exciting way to introduce sequencing to children. This set has a range of materials guaranteed to keep you busy for hours, planning routes and courses and creating your own mat designs. Includes: 1 rechargeable Bee-Bot®, 4 activity mats (Treasure Island mat, 2 transparent grid mats, and Busy Street mat), 49 sequence cards, and a USB cord to reacharge the Bee-Bot® on any computer. One-year warranty.
  • Splash Pads - Set of 10
    Splash Pads - Set of 10
    $54.95
    • Item Number: 63817
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Make gross motor development more fun with these jumbo squishy shapes! They come in a full range of basic geometric shapes filled with a combination of jelly filled liquids that children can manipulate with their fingertips. Shake, pat, rub and step on the shapes to mix the two colors together to get unexpected results. The material separates back into their original colors in minutes. Includes ten geometric shapes, up to 9" x 9".

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