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  • Item #: 018729
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    As the name suggests, this sturdy balance scale uses buckets instead of pans. Measures both solids and liquids, and the transparent buckets are removable for easy cleaning. Colorful scale is made of durable plastic, and there's even a storage drawer in the base. Less expensive than the pan balance, with more features. The deep buckets hold approximately 300 ml, with markings every 50 ml, for measuring. Also features sliding compensators.

  • Item #: 030809
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.75
    This cute little balance scale features a monkey with outstretched arms – his body tilts depending on which arm is holding more! Each number piece weighs the same number of grams as the value (i.e., the 4 weighs 4 grams), and hooks onto the peg on either end of the balance arms. There are 14 numbers total, with numbers 1-5 each having two pieces, and 6-9 having only one. You can't beat the price for this great little introductory balance scale! Measures around 5 inches tall.
  • Item #: 066859
    Retail: $106.00
    Rainbow Price: $84.95

  • Item #: 032125
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.50

    This accurate balance provides precise measurements, yet is simple enough for any student to use. Balance measures 11" x 6" x 3.5" (including pans) and has a 2000g capacity with +1 - 5g accuracy. The built-in storage compartments hold 10 brass weights:two 1-gram, two 2-gram, two 5-gram, two 10-gram, one 20-gram, and one 50-gram. Accuracy controls include calibrated pointer, damping button, and calibration slider. The large capacity opaque gray pans hold up to a ½ liter, and pans are removable to accommodate larger items. Includes a brief instruction guide in English, French, Spanish and German. ~ Alysia

  • Item #: 005983
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Set of 54 Hexagram weights for use with your balance scale. Includes twenty 1g, twenty 5g, ten 10g, and four 20g weights.

  • Item #: 053122
    ISBN: 9781601444080
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.99

    Algebra can be a very difficult course for many students who don't think abstractly. This book offers step-by-step, visual exercises using a balance scale to help with the understanding of 'balancing equations.' Similar to the format of the rest of the Balance Math series, this book additionally offers explanations and instruction for each step of the equation process. For example, the first page shows a balance scale that is level, having a 20 on the left pan and a square containing an x on the right pan. This would indicate that the two are equal. The next illustration shows a balance scale with the square containing the x on the left pan and a question mark (?) on the right pan. To the right of the illustrations is a box with these words, "From the 1st scale we know: 20 = x. Reversing the sides of an equation does not change its value. Therefore, x = 20 =?" Along with the verbiage is a fill-in box where the student will answer "? = ____." The problems are presented as puzzles that engage and really make a student think, and progress from simple to complex. Some review-type pages are placed intermittently throughout the book just to make sure your student understands and can apply concepts. The back of the book offers tips for working with the balance scale visuals, and answers with explanations. The method used for teaching the steps of equations and solving them reminds me a little of the Hands-On Equations products. This would be a super introduction to algebra for younger children, a great tutorial for someone having difficulty with equations, or helpful practice for anyone wants to keep their skills sharp. - Donna

  • Item #: 047865
    Retail: $4.75
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    This mini balance provides hands-on instruction in addition and subtraction, and could even be used for equations involving multiplication/division. For addition and subtraction concepts, you can begin by hanging the blue weights in various yellow-peg positions on one side, and balancing the sum on the other side. So, for example, if you hang a blue weight in the 10-position on one side, you can create balance by hanging a blue weight in the 6- and 4-position on the other side (6 + 4 = 10). Students can think through and try all the possible combinations that could work, not limiting themselves to only two weights on the one side. That will keep them busy for a while, and you may want to have them write down their answers in logical order to make sure they haven't overlooked any possibilities. Subtraction follows, as students try to determine where the missing blue weight should go (10 – 4 = ?). Multiplication occurs when multiple weights occupy a certain peg (2 weights at the 2 position is 2 x 2 = 4, so one weight in the 4-position on the other side creates a balanced equation). Your equations can get even more complicated: what if you have a 3 and a 4 on one side and three 2's on the other? What do you need to add to make it balance, and where? The scale is not super precise in its ability to be perfectly calibrated, but little plastic weights are provided so that the calibrated accuracy will be sufficient for your purposes. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 040593
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.50

    Introduce young students to weight and measurement with this durable set from Learning Resources. Included is the actual balance, which measures 16.5" x 6.5" x 6". It holds two clear plastic buckets that can be removed easily for emptying and allows students to see what they have placed inside. Any dry or liquid material can be measured in the buckets. Lids are included, which you can snap on top of the buckets and use as measurement platforms. The base of the balance scale has a built-in drawer to use as storage. In case you need something to weigh and balance, this set comes with some cute little bears that will certainly do the trick. There are 102 bears in six rainbow colors (17 of each color) and each bear measures 1" and weighs 4 grams. This is a very handy set that will help students have fun while they learn about balance and measurement. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 006743
    Retail: $109.54
    Rainbow Price: $88.75

    Balances and scales are familiar and valuable tools in science. A balance scale works great for measuring the weight of an object, but when you need to measure mass (the amount of matter) accurately, a triple beam balance is imperative. (If you need a refresher, mass is the amount of matter in an object, and weight is the measure of the force exerted on an object by gravity.). The price tag on a triple beam balance is often prohibitive, but Walter Products has made it affordable enough that families can now own one.

    A triple beam balance is named for its design – 3 beams with sliding weights that you move back and forth on the beams to measure the correct mass (grams) of the object on the platform. This particular model has a stainless steel measuring platform of 15 cm in diameter and can measure mass (capacity) up to 610 grams (about 1 1/3 pounds). It is of die cast construction and has a dual magnetic damping system to slow oscillation (rocking of the pointer). An adjustment knob (located below the measuring platform) allows you to calibrate your scale to zero. This is a handy, well-made tool to add to your science cabinet. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 039327
    Retail: $54.95
    Rainbow Price: $42.95
    All building sets subtly demonstrate the laws of physics, but this 142-piece building set is designed to show physics at work in everyday ways. 22 different experiments allow students to see physics in action. Build an elevator to demonstrate pulleys, an astronaut trainer to explore centrifugal force, a wheelbarrow, trebuchet, sundial, windmill, and many more. The full-color 80-page instruction manual not only gives clear directions on how to build each item and the physics behind them, but also includes examples of how the concepts apply in our lives. I felt that this kit was really well put together and made science concepts a lot more fun in a hands-on manner. Use as demos for a lesson, or just enjoy through independent play. – Laura
  • Item #: 049245
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    This inexpensive sturdy plastic bucket balance would be a perfect complement to your math curriculum or a fun exploration tool for children. Easily removable, clear plastic buckets measure up to 500 ml with markings every 100 ml. Side spout makes for easy pouring of liquids allowing scale to be used for liquids or solids. Colorful scale is made from sturdy plastic and contains side calibration. There is no storage drawer with this balance, as compared to our Bucket Balance #18729. Comes pre-assembled. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 058411
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    Capable of holding up to 16.9 ounces (500ml) within each of its graduated containers, the Pan balance is ideal for comparing the mass of two objects. Composed of durable plastics for either dry or liquid comparisons, the balance also contains built-in sliders to compensate for slight irregularities. W 21" x H 11". ~ Nick

  • Item #: SMI4MK
    Retail: $158.83
    Rainbow Price: $110.00

    Wooden cubes, fraction tiles (51) with tray, compass, stopwatch, 1 cm graph paper, base ten set, balance scale, Judy instructional clock, 2-colored plastic counters (100), folding meter/yard stick, indoor-outdoor thermometer, English/metric ruler, 1 graph paper, play money set, white dice (2), multiplication table, platform scale, and mixed coins set.

  • Item #: PDMKK2
    Retail: $130.12
    Rainbow Price: $90.00

      Includes geometric shapes, attribute blocks, geared teaching clock, dominoes, balance scale, student clocks, teddy bear counters, geoboard, MultiLink Cubes, pattern blocks, indoor/outdoor thermometer, color tiles, Math Set 2 – set of 8 dice, assorted play coins, desk number line 0-120, plastic ten frame set.

  • Item #: PDM6MK
    Retail: $94.41
    Rainbow Price: $67.00

  • Item #: 037850
    Retail: $14.98
    Rainbow Price: $11.30

  • Item #: 043835
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    When dealing with weight, Horizons Math recommends using a platform scale instead of a balance bucket like Saxon Math. It measures both liquids and solids in a pan that can be removed from the weighing platform. The weight is easy to read on the large display, which features both the English and metric scales. The scale has a 5 kg/11 lb. capacity.

  • Item #: PDM1MK
    Retail: $120.20
    Rainbow Price: $85.00

  • Item #: 034505
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.63
    Can you balance the monkey scale? This hands-on set lets kids explore number values, addition, and subtraction—with the help of a cute little monkey balance. The 5" tall plastic balance portrays a cartoon money with his arms outstretched. The "weights" in the set are plastic numbers, with values ranging from 1 to 9. The numbers are sized and weighted proportionally; number 1 is the smallest and lightest, while the 9 is the largest and heaviest. To balance the scale, kids must hang numbers on each of the monkey's arms that equal the same amount on each side. (For example, if a 4 is hung on the left arm, the right arm needs a 3 and 1, or two 2's.). The full color 30 page playbook contains a variety of activities that use the monkey balance, plus a few using just the numbers. These begin with simple recognition and tracing of the number shapes. Then students are challenged to compare numbers and find missing numbers using the balance. Each activity is accompanied by a thumbnail image of the monkey balance holding a one or more numbers in his hands. For example, one of the early challenges shows the monkey holding the number 7 in one hand; the question is: "Which number will cause the monkey's 7 to fall? 6 or 7?". Later activities show the monkey holding a mix of numbers; students are challenged to add (or remove) the number(s) that will balance the scale. Cheerful anime-style cartoon illustrations appear throughout the book. 14 number pieces are included (2 each of 1-5; 1 each of 6-9). ~ Lisa
  • Item #: PDM2MK
    Retail: $119.76
    Rainbow Price: $87.00

  • Item #: PDM5MK
    Retail: $99.46
    Rainbow Price: $73.00

  • Item #: RBWKGN
    Retail: $398.60
    Rainbow Price: $299.95

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