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 an informative guide. Trays are not included.
2 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 - 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.
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.
Grades 1 - 6. Teach students the science of simple machines. Kit contains four pulleys (two singles, one double and one triple sheave, plus joining pin) and instructional guide with suggested classroom activities. Sting(s) not included.
Grades 3 & up. Students build explore and experiment with functioning simple machines that demonstrate essential science and technology concepts. This set includes a teaching resource guide, building materials, and a full-color student guide with real-life photos and key facts. Resource CD includes teaching notes, building instructions, and extension activities. Materials store conveniently in a sturdy, plastic tub with adjustable divider. 221 pieces. Made in the USA.
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 »
Grades 3 - 5. Here's real-life learning! This instructional kit gets students engaged in the scientific process as they discover and learn about food chains/webs, owls and other animals through hands-on/minds-on inquiry-based investigations. Includes instructors guide with detailed lessons, instructional tips, and illustrations, (1) bone sorting sheet and 5 professionally treated owl pellets. Additional pellets (item #24476) sold separately. Made in the USA.
4 years & up. This smells like a good time! Match up the 30 scent filled cups with the associated illustrated picture cards. The self-sealing cups are perfect for storage and the scents will last for years! This kit includes six different games for a variety of developmental levels. The scents sort match-up kit is an exciting way to promote sensory learning. Includes a comprehensive guide and reproducible artwork.
Grades 2 & up. From magnets to measurement, you'll be ready for endless experiment possibilities with this Elementary Science Classroom Starter Set. Includes over 170 accessories that store in a convenient three-drawer cart with wheels.
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 5g and two 10g), plus 8 included rubber bands to explore effort, force, load, motion and distance. Includes 63 pieces and activity guide.
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 K & up. Instant inquiry-based centers -- just add your own supplies! Hands-on activities move students through the 3 stages of Scaffolded Inquiry -- Directed, Guided, Full. Aligns with National Science Education Standards. Set includes 72-page Teacher's Guide with step-by-step lesson plans and blackline masters, and 16-page, double-sided Activity Center Book (for students) with photo illustrations and spiral-bound easel format. For groups of 2 - 4 students.
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.
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 »
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 »
Grades K - 5. Learn all about solids, liquids, and gases as they relate to favorite childhood activities. 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… More »