Science is easiest to learn with hands-activities to demonstrate tricky conceptual theories. Kaplan includes activity cards, teacher guides, and kits to help students understand everything from life science to simple machines.
4 years & up. Experience the fun and ingenuity of slippery spheres, silly squares, and jelly stones all in one convenient set. Simply add water and watch in amazement as they expand to as much as 200 times their size! Fun to bounce, roll, stack, and mix. They even slip, slide, and explode. Completely reusable, just dry them out and hydrate again and again. Environmentally friendly. Includes all three primary colors and an informative guide.
3 years & up. Green Beans, tomatoes, yellow squash, and carrots are the high-quality wooden vegetables that can be harvested and placed in the textured, woven basket with handles. The set includes a harvest basket with 12 green beans, 2 tomatoes, 3 yellow squash, and 3 carrots for a total of 20 colorful, delicious vegetables. Also includes 20 activity cards.
3 years & up. Encourage children to protect the earth by increasing environmental awareness. One large board and 20 tiles. Match the recyclable item with the correct recycling bin. Activity guide included.
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.
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 and 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 »
4 - 11 years. Children will be fascinated by these real specimen sets and teachers will love they are indestructible. These sets provide children the opportunity to learn about organism groups, life cycles, and parts of plants and animals. The complete specimen set includes twenty safe, lightweight, unbreakable acrylic specimens, and the smaller sets include four specimens each. Measures from 1 5/8" x 2 7/8" x 1" to 3" x 3" x 1".
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.
3 years & up. Bring nature inside with this collection of seeds, shells, pine cones, tree rounds, nuts, rocks & feathers. Includes approximately 30 specimens for your science center. *Allergy warning: set includes nuts.
3 years & up. Take a closer look at natural wood elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Wood Treasures Pack! Discover various branches, drift wood, rattan, roots, bark, and willows. This set features 13 different natural wood elements: Branch Offcuts - Oval, Mulberry Slices, Small Cuts Tea Plant Branch Cuttings, Azalea Branch Cuttings, Drift Wood, Dark Brown Rattan, Dried Ginger Root, Mulberry Root, Rattan Slices, Bark Squares, Willow Branches, Incense Tree Root, and Twisted… More »
4 years & up. Real science tools perfectly sized for little hands! Includes 10 activities that cover science process skills, living and non-living things, physical science, senses and more. Includes beaker, magnifying glass, funnel, eyedropper, flask, tweezers, goggles, test tubes, and activity guide.
Grades 4 & up. Build all 5 simple machines at once in science centers. Students can construct, examine and explain simple machines to develop a deeper understanding of how they make work easier. Contains enough pieces to build a lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and wedge all at the same time! Modify machines with 4 included weights (two 5 g and two 10g), plus 8 included rubber bands to explore effort, force, load, motion and distance. Includes 63 pieces and activity guide.
3 years & up. The natural Stones & Minerals kit is a selection of pebbles, stones, gemstones, clusters, pyrite and agate. There are 11 different items in this kit. River Pebbles, Tiger Eye, Polished Stones in Black, White and Assorted, Gemstones, Amethyst Points, Amethyst Clusters, Agate Slices large and small, and Iron Pyrite.
3 years & up. Take a closer look at outdoor elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Starter Pack! Discover various leaves, pine cones, fibers, acorns, grass, seeds, sticks, lotus, and loofah sponges. This set features 17 different natural elements: Willow Balls, Branch Chips, Oval Branch Offcuts, Circular Branch Offcuts, Rattan Slices, Bark Squares, River Pebbles, Assorted Small Polished Stones, Small Gemstones, Small Seashells, Assorted Pine Cones, Bodhi Leaves, and Colored… More »
3 years & up. Over 300 pieces contribute to this kit's endless building possibilities. An assortment of activity cards illustrate possible animal and pattern configurations and encourage children to design their own creations. The Build an Animal STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore. The Animal Building Cards give children a start by building a giraffe, lion, elephant, chicken, frog and bird. Children should then be encouraged to… More »
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.
5 years & up. The hunt is on! Customize your maze, then program the mouse to find the cheese. The inventive possibilities are endless. It's the perfect introduction to the concepts of coding, early engineering, step programming, and critical thinking. This deluxe science set includes 16 pieces to create a 20" x 20" maze board, 25 wall tiles to create paths that are straightforward, winding, and everything between, and sequence cards to plot your way to the cheese while tracking every… More »
3 years & up. Take a closer look at botanical elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Botanicals Pack! Discover various leaves, pine cones, fibers, acorns, grass, seeds, sticks, lotus, and loofah sponges. This set features 17 different botanical elements: Yulan Leaves, Bodhi Leaves, Heart Leaves, Cercis Leaves, Assorted Pine Cones, Long Pine Cones, Mango Leaves, Palm Tree Fibre, Bamboo Leaves, Acorns, Wild Grass Bundles, Cotton Seed Capsules, Long Bamboo Sticks, Lotus Heads,… More »
Grades 2 & up. Hands-on Investigation Kit supports building a variety of real-world models that demonstrate science and technology concepts. Students will explore through hands-on investigation concepts such as gearing up/down and increasing speed/force as they build crank fans, egg beaters and more. Includes building instructions for 6 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes building materials in a sturdy divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes,… More »
8 years & up. Add this set to your science center and watch children discover natural and polished gemstones, native rocks, sea shells, marine life, and fossils. Each set comes in a durable, clear plastic box, identified with name and information for each item.