Inquiry & Investigation

Promote inquiry and investigation in the classroom and help children learn about science topics, such as the solar system, ecosystem, astronomy, weather, and gravity. Kaplan offers a variety of science sets, microscopes, and other science resources for teachers.

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STEM Exploration Table
STEM Exploration Table
Item: 29425
Status: In Stock
$659.95
4 years & up. This state-of-the-art interactive STEM table with 2 locking casters offers multiple, hands-on STEM learning experiences. Young learners can engage in a variety of child-guided experimental and investigative activities. The six activity blocks fit perfectly into either of the two recessed areas and give children the opportunity to experiment with magnets, heat, magnification, and more! Plenty of storage to accommodate a variety of supplies and specimens. Bins included! Measures… More »
LED Activity Tablet
LED Activity Tablet
Item: 62802
Status: In Stock
$167.95
Ultra-slim LED activity tablet with a hardwood frame provides a bright, consistent and evenly-lit surface that is perfect for light and color exploration, science activities, tracing, stenciling and more. Weighing only 5 pounds, the 12" x 16" illuminated center features energy-efficient LEDs. Guaranteed to last up to 30,000 hours. AC power adapter included. Protective plastic covers reinforce corners and ensure durability. Wooden frame measures 15"L x 19"W.
Light Cube
Light Cube
Item: 27915
Status: In Stock
$269.99
3 years & up. This rugged light cube is portable, durable, and rechargeable. It even strobes, flashes, and changes color with the touch of a button! The cube is the perfect size for individual and small group play. Young children can stand or kneel at the cube and engage in focused, quiet play. The easy-to-clean surface is ideal for art and exploration activities both indoors and outdoors. Use the cube for examining transparent and opaque objects. Add interest to counting, sorting, sequencing,… More »
Science Exploration Books for Literacy and Early STEM Learning - Set of 7
Science Exploration Books for Literacy and Early STEM Learning - Set of 7
Item: 51266
Status: In Stock
$59.95
3 years & up. Bring literacy into your science center with this comprehensive Science Exploration Books for Literacy and Early STEM Learning. This collection of science themed books is great for introducing new STEM concepts to your children. These books discuss topics such as leaves changing, magnets, the five senses, and more! Encourage children to ask questions about vocabulary and concepts they?re unfamiliar with. Set of 7.
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Item: 63780
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity cards included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
STEM Journals - Set of 10
STEM Journals - Set of 10
Item: 86303
Status: In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 8.5" x 11" pages provide a space for children to draw pictures along with developmentally appropriate lines to write text as they utilize the scientific method. Perfect addition to any science center! Set of 10 journals.
Light Cube Accessory Kit
Light Cube Accessory Kit
Item: 27916
Status: In Stock
$53.99
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 »
Science Experiment Tool Box
Science Experiment Tool Box
Item: 142466
Status: In Stock
$40.95
4 years & up. This Science Experiment Tool Box features everything needed for young scientists and inventors to conduct six exciting experiments. Each experiment creates a device that teaches various scientific principles including momentum, potential energy, and the conservation of energy. Unleash creativity by using the different to conduct new experiments and invent new devices. Ideal for promoting STEAM concepts and experiences. Tool Box measures 11.8" x 10.5" x 3.4".
Kids First Automobile Engineer
Kids First Automobile Engineer
Item: 143946
Status: In Stock
$52.95
3 years & up. Read the story of two inquisitive kids and build simple models of the vehicles they encounter on their comical trip to the supermarket with their dad. Along this roundabout journey, the kids build various vehicles to help the people in their town solve problems and complete tasks. As you follow the story, you can build models of the 10 vehicles in the story. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together. This 70-piece science kit… More »
Kids First Science Laboratory Experiment Kit
Kids First Science Laboratory Experiment Kit
Item: 143948
Status: In Stock
$52.95
3 years & up. Inspire young children to explore and learn about the world around them through experimentation, observation, and play. This Science Laboratory Kit by Thames & Kosmos comes with everything your little ones need to experiment freely and learn about science and the way the world works. Encourages creativity and fosters natural curiosity with unique laboratory tools and fun STEM related activities. Storage case measures 14.7" x 6.3" x 9.4" and manual measures 5.5"… More »
Nancy B's Science Club® Mighty Microbes Lab
Nancy B's Science Club® Mighty Microbes Lab
Item: 145609
Status: In Stock
$31.95
8 years & up. Have fun using the scientific method with microbiology experiments! Bacteria are everywhere and can be responsible for things like decay and fermentation or used for good things like medicine and yogurt. This hands-on Mighty Microbes Lab allows your child to grow and observe harmless, small-scale bacteria and learn how microbes affect our everyday lives. Includes: 22-page activity journal packed with experiments, Spreader for spreading bacteria, Funnel, Pipette, Loupe with 8x magnification,… More »
Simply Science® Magnet Mania Kit
Simply Science® Magnet Mania Kit
Item: 146554P
Status: In Stock
$19.95 - $53.95
4 years & up. Explore the magic of magnetism all with the wave of a wand! Kids can experience the power of magnets by using brightly colored wands and accessories for endless fun. Each kit includes: 2 Magnetic wands, 10 Magnet marbles, 50 Metal-rimmed counting chips, and an Activity booklet. Purchase 3 kits together as a set or buy individually.
Very First Magnet Kit
Very First Magnet Kit
Item: 146515
Status: In Stock
$26.95
4 years & up. Your little scientist will cling to the Very First Magnetic Kit! Kids will explore the power of magnetism by comparing magnetic versus non-magnetic objects. Play magnet games and discover if a magnetic force can travel through water, cardboard, or sides of a glass jar. Includes: Magnetic wand, Giant horseshoe magnet, 2 Plastic-encased block magnet, 3 Ceramic ring magnets, 20 Metal-rimmed counting chips, 10 Magnet marbles, and an Activity booklet.
Color Shaped Splats
Color Shaped Splats
Item: 147147
Status: In Stock
$29.95
3 years & up. Capture the curiosity of young minds with Splats! Children can explore the concepts of light, color, and shape. Splats are featured in primary and secondary colors along with black, white, clear, and a double-sided mirror. Ideal for light tables, sensory play, shape and color recognition, and more. Each Splat measures 6" in diameter. Set includes 10 Splats.
Magtronix Expansion Pack
Magtronix Expansion Pack
Item: 147564
Status: In Stock
$39.95
5 years & up. With the Magtronix Expansion Pack, you can build bigger and more complex electronic circuits. Add more magnetic circuit blocks, switches, and other elements to your starter set. Take on the challenge of building the circuit ideas featured in the activity guide. Children can learn how a circuit works along with developing cognitive and problem-solving skills through hands-on, STEM-based play. Expansion Pack will not work without the Magtronix Starter Set (not included). Requires… More »
Splashology! Water Lab
Splashology! Water Lab
Item: 147582
Status: In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. Discover the wonders of water! This 19-piece Splashology! Water Lab features waves of water-ready activities that introduce aspiring scientists to the concepts of volume, buoyancy, flow, and more with every splish and splash. Kids can dive into seven splash-filled experiments or explore all of the splashes and bubbles of each piece with parental supervision. Ride the waves with the Floaty Boat tray, squirt streams of water with the Splash Syringe, or turn your sink into homemade… More »
Music Factory Science Kit - 14 Activities to Construct & Play
Music Factory Science Kit - 14 Activities to Construct & Play
Item: 148166
Status: In Stock
$24.95
6 years & up. Create your own musical instruments with this Music Factory Science Kit. With 14 different activities, this kit combines fun and education to foster curiosity and experimentation. The 36-page instructional booklet is jam-packed with easy-to-do experiments and engaging activities. Construct fun maracas to feel rhythmic sounds, build the coolest castanets and drums using science tricks, learn about and build string instruments, and so much more! This kit is ideal for teaching young… More »
Little Farmer Science Kit - 12 Eco-Experiments About Planting & Crops
Little Farmer Science Kit - 12 Eco-Experiments About Planting & Crops
Item: 148168
Status: In Stock
$24.95
4 years & up. Learn the science of farming while planting and taking care of your crops with this Little Farmer Science Kit! With 12 different activities, this kit combines fun and education to foster curiosity and experimentation. The 36-page instructional booklet is jam-packed with easy-to-do experiments and engaging activities. Plant fantastic fruits and vegetables and learn how to transplant them, learn about seeds and what plants need to grow, make delicious recipes from the foods you grew… More »
Full Coverage Adjustable Clear Safety Goggles for Science Experiments
Full Coverage Adjustable Clear Safety Goggles for Science Experiments
Item: 86104P
Status: In Stock
$4.95 - $13.95
Promote safe practices with these comfortable Full Coverage Adjustable Clear Safety Goggles for Science Experiments. These safety goggles are great for use with messy science experiments or even water balloon fights. Go over safety tips and practices before activities that require safety goggles. These goggles are vinyl and feature a secure strap. One size fits all. Available individually or in a set of 3.
Treasure Tubes - Primary Colors Set of 8
Treasure Tubes - Primary Colors Set of 8
Item: 31386
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Children can easily collect, curate, experiment with, and display found objects and liquids with these sturdy, colorful acrylic Treasure Tubes for 360 degree viewing. The lids sit on top of the tubes and do not secure, making it easy to add trinkets, natural materials, and sensory objects to observe, display, and rattle. Ideal for color and sound exploration and light table activities. Holds marbles, beads, twigs, leaves, small toys and more. Stack the tubes on top of each other… More »
Steve Spanglers's Insta-Snow®
Steve Spanglers's Insta-Snow®
Item: 33285
Status: In Stock
$22.95
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 »
Oobleck Colorful Substance - Set of 6
Oobleck Colorful Substance - Set of 6
Item: 33289
Status: In Stock
$62.95
4 years & up. Looking for an easy and fun kid's science kit? Steve Spangler's Oobleck is a special mixture of powders created to replicate quicksand. Children of all ages will find hours of fun and learning with Oobleck. Simply adding water turns the powder into a liquid and a solid depending on the force used to move the matter. Easy clean up plus, it doesn't stain your hands. Oobleck is safe, non-toxic and can be dried out and reused time and time again to keep the imagination and learning… More »
Chemistry Plus School Science Pack
Chemistry Plus School Science Pack
Item: 51584
Status: In Stock
$263.95
$100.00
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 »
DNA School Science Pack
DNA School Science Pack
Item: 51585
Status: In Stock
$263.95
$49.95
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 »