Students will be thrilled to understand the basics behind how wind, rain, and snow are formed. Kaplan offers books and activity kits that explore how weather and climate work through simple explanations and lessons.
Grades 1 & up. This large wall-mount thermometer clearly gives temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. Recessed tube prevents accidents. Temperature ranges: -40 to 50 degrees Celsius and -40 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Use indoors or out. Measures 15"H x 3"W.
Grades K & up. A simple twist of the wrist produces a realistic, tiny tornado from the white foam clouds. Hold it to the light and watch the iridescent currents swirl. Tornado facts printed on the back. Measures 2"W x 4.5"H.
3 years & up. Introduce children to early weather concepts and teach them to dress for the seasons at the same time with the help of this cuddly friend! This fun bear set includes four outfits that are perfect for their corresponding seasons. Dress this bear for the appropriate weather conditions and encourage your child to model their outfits after it. For an activity, call out seasons and have children dress the weather bear appropriately. This Weather Bear Set promotes fine motor skills,… More »
3 years & up. This quick-thinking game provides exciting prompts to stimulate discussions and thinking about seasons. It's time to be season wise. In which season do you play with snow? Turn over a card from the center pile, decide which season it belongs to, choose the right season prop, and place it on that season card. Comprehensive material for thinking about seasons in the early years.
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 »
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. Create a truly sensory experience in the science center. Recreate sounds commonly from the quack of a duck or rasp of a frog to the roar of thunder. Children will delight in the power of sound. Music set includes Thunder Tube, Rainstick, Quack Stick, Owl Whistle, Frog Rasp, and Instructional Video.
12 months & up. Introduce young children to the four seasons and how to dress for the weather. Each season is made up of 3 puzzle pieces and each season fits together to make one larger puzzle. Flip each season over to reveal a seasonal stencil for added enrichment. Completed puzzle measures approximately 9 1/4" in diameter.
"Jump into Science" is the perfect way to turn children's love of active games into learning opportunities! The activities in each chapter are organized by level of difficulty and each one incorporates fun, exciting science experiences with movement. Most activities require few or no materials and include related children's books or music to extend the learning. The science skills index is an invaluable reference tool giving teachers flexibility to plan around children's interests. Paperback. 132 pages.
2 years & up. This card set has been designed to offer portable inspiration whatever the weather. Printed on durable plastic, each pack contains 30 photographs with activity ideas on the reverse. Cards come on sturdy metal ring.
Packed with more than 70 ways to invigorate play with sand and water tables while encouraging problem solving skills, fine and gross motor creativity, and imagination. Children will learn creative ways to explore and discover on their own!
3 years & up. Discover a world of weather and how to dress for it! This set covers weather during each season and includes 3 labels to track weather: yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Set contains 7" Wally figure, assortment of felt clothing, 4 seasonal scenes, bilingual lesson guide and sequencing strips, felt thermometer, and 18 weather-related icons. Made in the USA.
From 'Down by the Bay' to 'I Love the Mountains', children will sing and learn about our wonderful world. The enclosed CD features 25 fun songs, old favorites and originals. The book offers more than 300 activities that help children appreciate the amazing planet earth that we call home. All children love to sing and learn, so the book includes both English language learner strategies and special needs adaptations.
3 years & up. This magnetic, dry erase calendar teaches, time, weather and vocabulary! Children interact and learn about the days of the week and months of the year while increasing their vocabulary knowledge. There are 18 weather related magnetic pictures and 45 word tiles (20 weather words, 22 calendar words). 3 blank picture tiles and 3 blank calendar word tiles are included so that teachers can add words and pictures of their own. 23 1/2" L x 32"W.
From 'Ten Little Monkeys' to 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain', children will sing and learn about the animals they love. The enclosed CD features 27 songs?old favorites and originals?and the book offers more than 300 activities that teach children about zoo animals, farm animals, and pets. All children love to sing and learn, so the book includes both English language learner strategies and special needs adaptations.
3 - 6 years. "Why did that happen?" "How does that work?" "What will happen if . . . ?" Young children ask questions about the world around them all day long. They are filled with curiosity and the desire to learn. Bubbles, Rainbows and Worms teaches children about the world, using hands-on experiments about plants, the environment, air and water, and the senses. 111 pages.
3 years & up. Sets are designed to be used on top of flannelboards that are at least 24" wide. Great for teaching about seasons and storytelling. Washable and colorfast for years of use. Each season includes a colorful background and 35 pre-cut washable pieces. Pre-cut.
With more than 125 activities, Science Adventures opens up a world of exploration through nature activities in urban, suburban, or rural settings. From Big Step Measuring and Rocks That Write to The Ant Restaurant and How Far Can You Squeeze a Squirt?, the engaging activities in Science Adventures make exploring the environment fun and easy! The authors have adapted the kindergarten science standards set by the National Academy of Sciences to make them developmentally appropriate for preschool children.… More »
5 - 9 years. Did you know that lightning bolts can be over a mile long? Or that they may come from clouds that are ten miles high? Storms can be scary, but not if you know what causes them. Before the next thunderstorm, grab this book by veteran science team Franklyn Branley and True Kelley and learn what causes the flash, crash, rumble, and roll of thunderstorms!