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.
8 years & up. Young scientists can conduct whirling, swirling chemistry experiments with the Ultimate Vortex Generator and use tiny tools for big science experiments with Tiny Science! The spinning magnetic mixer creates a tornado in a beaker and includes an activity book with 20 experiments that explore STEM concepts. Mix up tiny chemistry experiments with the miniature science kit using itty-bitty beakers, test tubes, and flasks. Observe tiny specimens through the teeny-tiny magnifier. The… More »
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. 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.
8 years & up. Young scientists can conduct whirling, swirling chemistry experiments with the Ultimate Vortex Generator! This spinning magnetic mixer creates a tornado in a beaker. The activity book includes 20 experiments that explore and promote STEM concepts such as centripetal force, fluid dynamics, vacuums, vortexes, and magnetism. Included: Battery-Operated Magnetic Mixing Machine, Magnetic Stirring Disc, Tall Graduate Beaker, Jelly Balls, Unsink-a-Ball, Tornado Tube, and a 24-Page Science Activity Book.
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. Includes Thunder Tube, Rainstick, Quack Stick, Owl Whistle, Frog Rasp, and Instructional Video.
4 years & up. Create snow at anytime, in any climate! Simply add a tablespoon of Super Snow powder to a quart of water and stir. The more it's stirred, the more it shines and sparkles. Super Snow expands to more than 100 times its size and lasts for weeks without rewetting. Makes over 15 gallons of snow.
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!
Grades 3 - 5. Teach scientific concepts and the inquiry process with hands-on investigations that improve students' critical thinking skills. Students will learn the scientific process and build content knowledge through collaborative group investigations. Scaffolded activities support differentiation and extension activities are included. Each Guide includes a Resource CD with reproducibles. 176 pages.
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.
Develop the natural scientist in every child with 260 hands-on science activities and ideas. Build science skills such as classification, measurement, time and space relationships, prediction, inference and numbers. 205 pages.
"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.
224 hands-on science experiments and ideas with step-by-step instructions delight and amaze children as they experience nature, the human body, electricity, floating and sinking, and more. Categorized by curriculum areas, each activity includes a list of vocabulary words and easily accessible materials. 157 pages.
3 years & up. Reusable indoor dirt that is easy to mold with simple clean up. Make tracks, bury and Dig out whatever you choose. Shape dirt and disburse to form different and unique shapes and patterns indoors. Safe and non-toxic formula. Made from all natural materials. Cleanest dirt that is mess and germ free. Other items shown are not included.
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.
Grades 4 & up. Find out how an empty sandwich bag can be jam-packed with science in this collection of learning-rich, hands-on activities. Students discover the force of atmospheric pressure, investigate physical and chemical changes in matter, test germination rates of seeds, and so much more. A fun and easy way to meet the National Science Education Standards!
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.
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 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.
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.