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.

1 - 24 of 90
STEM Exploration Table
STEM Exploration Table
Item: 29425
Status: In Stock
$659.95
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 »
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 4.5" H x 4.5" W x 12.5" L.
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.
Kids First Science Laboratory Experiment Kit
Kids First Science Laboratory Experiment Kit
Item: 143948
Status: In Stock
$52.95
3 years & up. Inspire young children to explore and learn about the world around them through experimentation, observation, and play. This Science Laboratory Kit by Thames & Kosmos comes with everything your little ones need to experiment freely and learn about science and the way the world works. Encourages creativity and fosters natural curiosity with unique laboratory tools and fun STEM related activities. Storage case measures 14.7" x 6.3" x 9.4" and manual measures 5.5"… More »
Kids First Automobile Engineer
Kids First Automobile Engineer
Item: 143946
Status: In Stock
$52.95
3 years & up. Read the story of two inquisitive kids and build simple models of the vehicles they encounter on their comical trip to the supermarket with their dad. Along this roundabout journey, the kids build various vehicles to help the people in their town solve problems and complete tasks. As you follow the story, you can build models of the 10 vehicles in the story. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together. This 70-piece science kit… More »
Science Experiment Tool Box
Science Experiment Tool Box
Item: 142466
Status: In Stock
$40.95
4 years & up. This Science Experiment Tool Box features everything needed for young scientists and inventors to conduct six exciting experiments. Each experiment creates a device that teaches various scientific principles including momentum, potential energy, and the conservation of energy. Unleash creativity by using the different to conduct new experiments and invent new devices. Ideal for promoting STEAM concepts and experiences. Tool Box measures 11.8" x 10.5" x 3.4".
Nancy B's Science Club® Mighty Microbes Lab
Nancy B's Science Club® Mighty Microbes Lab
Item: 145609
Status: In Stock
$31.95
8 years & up. Have fun using the scientific method with microbiology experiments! Bacteria are everywhere and can be responsible for things like decay and fermentation or used for good things like medicine and yogurt. This hands-on Mighty Microbes Lab allows your child to grow and observe harmless, small-scale bacteria and learn how microbes affect our everyday lives. Includes: 22-page activity journal packed with experiments, Spreader for spreading bacteria, Funnel, Pipette, Loupe with 8x magnification,… More »
Discovery Boxed & Marine Life Set
Discovery Boxed & Marine Life Set
Item: 147295P
Status: In Stock
$10.95 - $32.95
3 years & up. It's easy to go on an adventure with the View-Master! With bigger and brighter images, this favorite childhood toy has a fresh new look. Take a safari through Africa, swim with dazzling fish, or experience pre-historic life with each View-Master reel. Venture beyond the deep ocean and explore amazing 3D images of marine life. Reels are compatible with all View-Master viewers. Includes: View-Master Viewer, Set of 3 reels containing a total of 21 3D images, Set of 3 Marine Life reels… More »
Color Shaped Splats
Color Shaped Splats
Item: 147147
Status: In Stock
$29.95
3 years & up. Capture the curiosity of young minds with Splats! Children can explore the concepts of light, color, and shape. Splats are featured in primary and secondary colors along with black, white, clear, and a double-sided mirror. Ideal for light tables, sensory play, shape and color recognition, and more. Each Splat measures 6" in diameter. Set includes 10 Splats.
Color Changing Light Panel
Color Changing Light Panel
Item: 147146
Status: In Stock
$419.95
3 years & up. Light up creativity and exploration with this Color Changing Light Panel! These light panels give children the opportunity to explore the effects of color mixing, opacity, and transparency. Children can observe natural and man-made objects in an interesting and different way. The light panels are powered by a low voltage mains power supply using the latest LED strips and diffusers to evenly illuminate the panels. Light panels can change between 20 different colors using an infrared… More »
Clear Safety Goggles
Clear Safety Goggles
Item: 86104P
Status: In Stock
$4.95 - $13.95
Teach safe practices with these vinyl goggles featuring secure straps. One size fits all. Available individually or in a set of 3.
Treasure Tubes - Primary Colors Set of 8
Treasure Tubes - Primary Colors Set of 8
Item: 31386
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Children can easily collect, curate, experiment with, and display found objects and liquids with these sturdy, colorful acrylic Treasure Tubes for 360 degree viewing. The lids sit on top of the tubes and do not secure, making it easy to add trinkets, natural materials, and sensory objects to observe, display, and rattle. Ideal for color and sound exploration and light table activities. Holds marbles, beads, twigs, leaves, small toys and more. Stack the tubes on top of each other… More »
Steve Spangler's Energy Stick® - Set of 3
Steve Spangler's Energy Stick® - Set of 3
Item: 33291
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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"
Oobleck Colorful Substance - Set of 6
Oobleck Colorful Substance - Set of 6
Item: 33289
Status: In Stock
$62.95
4 years & up. Looking for an easy and fun kid's science kit? Steve Spangler's Oobleck is a special mixture of powders created to replicate quicksand. Children of all ages will find hours of fun and learning with Oobleck. Simply adding water turns the powder into a liquid and a solid depending on the force used to move the matter. Easy clean up plus, it doesn't stain your hands. Oobleck is safe, non-toxic and can be dried out and reused time and time again to keep the imagination and learning… More »
Steve Spanglers's Insta-Snow®
Steve Spanglers's Insta-Snow®
Item: 33285
Status: In Stock
$22.95
4 years & up. Looking for an easy and fun kid's science kit? Steve Spangler's Insta-Snow is a special mixture of powders in which you can have a snow day any day with this cool polymer powder! Just add water to the powder and watch it erupt into fluffy white "snow" in seconds! Kids won't believe their eyes! Let it dry and reuse it again and again. Teaches about the science of polymers, matter and its interactions and water absorption. Includes Insta-snow approx. 1 pound, measuring… More »
Buzzerks® Bug Goggles
Buzzerks® Bug Goggles
Item: 63315P
Status: In Stock
$10.95 - $20.95
4 years & up. Look like a bug! See like a bug! These unique hinged prismatic glasses let you experience insect sight through compound eyes. Flip the lenses back when you want a clear-eyed view . Bug Goggles Buzzerks® Eyewear portrays super realistic insect detail. Features antennae, mandibles and legs that double as earpieces Made of durable plastic and measure apporoximately 4" x 5" by 3.5". Colors may vary.
Peekaboo Sound Boxes
Peekaboo Sound Boxes
Item: 63294
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. Let's make some noise with these fun sound shakers! These sturdy wooden boxes are easy to grip. Have children shake the wooden cubes to hear each unique sound and find its match. To self-correct, simply look through the provided translucent-colored, acrylic base. These Peekaboo Sound Boxes develop matching, concentration, fine motor, sensory, problem solving, and cognitive skills. The set includes 12 sound boxes with six unique sounds and a storage base.
Kinetic Sand™
Kinetic Sand™
Item: 62841P
Status: In Stock
$16.95 - $49.95
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.
Kaplan Classroom Science Set
Kaplan Classroom Science Set
Item: 62837
Status: In Stock
$204.95
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 Beach Sand™ 3 lbs.
Kinetic Beach Sand™ 3 lbs.
Item: 55506
Status: In Stock
$21.95
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.
DNA School Science Pack
DNA School Science Pack
Item: 51585
Status: In Stock
$263.95
$49.95
Grades K - 5. The central concepts of molecular biology are made accessible as students discover the magic of DNA. 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 DNA and Technology, as well as an enriched historical and social perspective. Kit contains twelve… 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 »
Miracle Snow
Miracle Snow
Item: 95432P
Status: In Stock
$22.95 - $27.95
4 years & up. Miracle Snow lasts for weeks, expands up to 100 times its size, is totally reusable, and looks like real snow! Simply stir the powder into water and watch it turn into fluffy, sparkling, shiny snow! Learn about color mixing, mass, evaporation, and much more. Classroom kit contains enough materials for 12 children and the 1 lb. bucket makes more than 5 gallons of snow. Each available separately.
Primary Treasure Blocks - Set of 8
Primary Treasure Blocks - Set of 8
Item: 91353
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. What can we find today? Children can collect sensory objects, natural materials and trinkets to place in the beautiful Treasure Blocks. Smooth hardwood frames with inset, colored transparent acrylic windows have a removable panel to place small objects. Ideal for display, observation, color exploration, light table activities and more. Largest Block measures 5.5" L x 5.5" W x 2" H. Set of 8.