7 years & up. Construct tracks of tunnels, funnels, ramps, and chutes, then set the ball rolling and watch your creation come to life. The open-ended, no rules play promotes experimentation, creativity, and problem solving, which are key mental skills for aspiring young engineers and architects. As children build through trial and error, they gain an early understanding of physics and engineering concepts like balance and structural stability. No glue and no connectors means structures are vulnerable… More »
Grades K & up. Keep it simple with real STEM learning! Discover amazing engineering wonders through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities and experiments. Introduce and explore all 6 simple machines as you make amazing discoveries, design solutions for real-world problems, and conduct your own investigations. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (cart) measures 5"L x 3 1/2"W. Includes: Lever… More »
7 years & up. Develop a knack to stack! No glue or connectors required -- simply stack wood planks to create buildings, monuments, and geometric forms. It's the ideal activity to help children gain an understanding of balance and proportion, as well as interest in architecture, building, and design. Set includes: 200 pine planks and an idea booklet.
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 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.
PreK & up. Everything you need to teach the basics of magnets! Includes 1 super magnet, 20 magnetic marbles, 4 wand magnets, 1 horseshoe magnet, 1 compass magnet, 1 set of floating ring magnets, and 2 plastic cased magnets.
Grades K & up. Set sail with real STEM learning! Young learners can dive into early physics in a fun, colorful way with this two-piece submarine and floating raft along with weights, balls, and stars to bring investigations to life. This set also features 10 detailed Activity Cards (with over 20 engaging, high-impact activities) that cover all aspects of STEM, plus key science concepts of buoyancy, density, and more! Comprehensive activity guide with reproducible materials is also included.… More »
5 years & up. Get your motor running with real STEM learning! Discover the science of motion through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities. Explore the science of "how things go" as you conduct investigations, solve problems, and explore early engineering. Features 10 double-sided Activity Cards covering all aspects of STEM, plus key science concepts of gravity, inertia, friction, push/pull, and more! Ladder measures 9 1/4"H, tracks measure… More »
Grades K & up. Attract early learners to the wonders of magnetism! STEM lessons are irresistible when you add the excitement of fun, colorful tools to scientific exploration. Durable, playful magnets in a variety of shapes engage children as they explore magnetism, polarity, and magnetic attraction & repulsion. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (maze tray) measures 11"L x 8 1/2"H x 1/2"W. Includes: 2 Bar Magnets, 2 Magnetic… More »
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 K & up. Get your youngest students engaged in STEM learning! Designed for kindergarten students and older, each set includes all materials needed plus activity cards and a comprehensive teacher's guide. Includes four STEM sets: Force & Motion, Magnets, Simple Machines, and Sink or Float.
Grades 2 & up. Learning that's right on track! Young thinkers can design unbelievable ball track structures via simple, stacking planks. No glue, no connectors -- just loads of constructive fun! Get things rolling by constructing the "Shooting Gallery", "Turbine", "Step Curve", and more! Set includes: 50 pine planks, 2 KEVA® balls, and an idea booklet.
8 years & up. Learn about renewable energy with this wind generator. LED light will glow as it is powered by free energy from the wind. No batteries required! Kit contains all the materials needed to build a 5" windmill generator, just add a recycled soda bottle. Detailed assembly instructions included. An enclosed pamphlet contains fun facts about renewable energy
Grades K - 1. With preprinted game boards, you'll only need to cut and laminate the game pieces! Includes 16 games that cover earth, space, physical, and life sciences--topics that support NSE standards.
Grades 3 & up. The Simple Machines Classroom Pack contains a total of 6 units: 2 Levers & Pulleys, 2 Wheels, Axles & Inclined Planes, and 2 Gears. Each pack includes a comprehensive, standards-aligned Teacher's Guide and enough pieces for 12-18 students.
Grades 4 - 8. The Pulleys in Motion Class Set provides hands-on activities that give students practical experience with this simple machine. Includes 18 single pulleys, 12 double pulleys, and 12 triple pulleys along with spring scales, twine, pulley links and a 32-page resource guide! 70 pieces total!
4 years & up. Build towers of quirky robots, spinning gears, and wobbling cranes with this Robot Factory set by Learning Resources. Stack robots on top of each other and place them on spinning gears or hang them from wobbling cranes and springs. Each unique robot and building piece can be attached to another in several different ways and from several different angles so that the only limit on engineering is your imagination. Promotes STEM learning. Size: Robots measure 2.25"H. Includes:… More »
8 years & up. Experience the power of gravity with the Gravitrax! Add the Magnetic Cannon to the Gravitrax Starter Set and launch the marble through your run. The high-powered magnet gives the marble speed to help extend your run by boosting up inclines and down tracks. Includes: Magnetic Cannon and 3 additional tracks. Gravitrax Starter Set not included.
8 years & up. Experience the power of gravity with the Gravitrax! Add the Loop to the Gravitrax Starter Set and turn the marble upside down. Experiment how much speed the marble needs to loop-the-loop. Includes: Loop and 6 additional tracks. Gravitrax Starter Set not included.
8 years & up. Experience the power of gravity with the Gravitrax! Keep the fun rolling by sending the marble on more distances and obstacles with the Gravitrax Trax Expansion. Experiment with different combinations of height tiles, tracks, and curves. Test yourself to see how long you can keep the marbles rolling before reaching the finish. Includes over 40 elements to extend your track. Gravitrax Starter Set not included.
8 years & up. Experience the power of gravity with the Gravitrax! Add the Gravity Hammer to the Gravitrax Starter Set and send the marble propelling through your course. When triggered, the hammer swings down and hits the marble, giving it momentum to send it on its way. Includes: Hammer and 6 additional tracks. Gravitrax Starter Set not included.