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. 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. 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.
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.
4 years & up. Super 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. Includes Thunder Tube, Rainstick, Quack Stick, Owl Whistle, Frog Rasp, and Instructional Video.
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!
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 »
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Grades K - 2. 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.
"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.
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.