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  • Item #: 061525
    ISBN: 9781569826225
    Retail: $16.95
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  • Item #: 008285
    ISBN: 9780316286121
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    When your aunt is in jeopardy of losing her house and having to fire all of her employees, there's only one thing left to do - head for the California gold fields. Twelve-year-old Jack and the family butler Praiseworthy do just that. From Boston to California, follow the adventures of this delightful pair as they seek to gain the funds needed to save the family home. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 006220
    ISBN: 9781561378104
    Retail: $11.99
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  • Item #: 006219
    ISBN: 9781561378111
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 022555
    ISBN: 9780965326353
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.07

    An excellent resource! This book was designed especially for students before they begin high school. The subtitle is "Stuff You Need to Know, and Mistakes You Need to Stop Making, Before You Step Foot into High School." It's an awesome book designed to ensure students know some relatively basic facts before they hit high school. For example, they should know the order of the planets, most of the more familiar presidents (although if they want to learn them all, they can do that here too), a basic timeline of world and U.S. events, how to find the diameter, radius and circumference of a circle, how to make subjects and verbs agree in sentences, at least five major artists and musicians, and the most famous works of some of the most famous authors in history. It sounds like a lot of information - and it is - but this book is in no way overwhelming. It is very non-threatening, with only about 70 pages including the introduction and other informational pages. The size isn't the only thing that is non-threatening -the text is written in very personable, often entertaining style from an author who doesn't want to bore students or surround them with long definitions, but really wants them to learn the basics to create a good foundation for their more advanced schooling. He speaks not in a know-it-all tone, but in a this-is-great-stuff-to-know manner. The book starts at the very broadest of issues, the universe, and works its way down to the smaller things like individual topics and famous people. Each topic is usually presented on a two-page spread, although some (like World History) take up a little more space. Here is a sampling of the spread and type of knowledge given on each topic, using the universe pages as an example. A column on the left side of the pages gives a brief overview to what we can know about the universe, and then we move on to "stuff you should know about your universe." This section provides a basic yet in depth summary of the universe, with important terms in bold. These bolded terms are Earth, the Solar System, star, galaxy, Milky Way, cluster, and light year. Enough information is given to students about each of them to give them a basic knowledge and understanding, sufficient but not enough to write a research paper about. The right hand page covers constellations, good terms to know such as black holes, nebula, and supernova, and finally a small section titled "Don't Make These Mistakes Anymore!" which tells students the difference between astronomy and astrology, what exactly a light year is (it is not a measure of time, but a distance), that the Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, which moves with the entire galaxy as it turns and moves through space, and what exactly an astronomical unit is. This same format (although it varies by topic) is used throughout the book to provide students with an excellent base for further learning. I know this is kind of a long list, but I want you to be able to see how complete this book actually is, so here is the table of contents: the Universe, the Solar System, Earth, Continents and Oceans, Countries and Cities, Islands and Mountains, Lakes and Rivers, U.S. Geography, Canadian Geography, World History, American History, U.S. Presidents, Canadian History, Math, Science, Writing and Grammar, Art and Music History, Literature, Major Religions, Languages, People, and Life and Miscellaneous. I think every pre-highschooler should definitely have access to and read a copy of this book, as well as any high school student or even beyond who would enjoy keeping a copy of the basics around. By the same author as 500 Keywords for the SAT, and How to Remember Them Forever and 100 Math Tips for the SAT, and How to Master Them Now! - Melissa

  • Item #: 048424
    Retail: $80.00
    Rainbow Price: $78.95

    This lab kit from Nature's Workshop Plus is designed to accompany Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science and includes many of the harder to find items you need to complete the labs found in the text (sold separately). For ease and convenience, items are packaged according to the lessons.

    Kit contains: safety goggles, vegetable oil, corn syrup, piece of cork, blue food coloring, balloons, baking soda, funnel, pencil, sheets of paper, thumbtacks, yarn, cardboard, cardstock, paper clip, flashlight w/ batteries, spoons, table salt, scissors, facial tissue, soap bar, chewing gum, black pepper, tweezers, toilet paper, wooden ruler, bamboo skewers, alum, cotton string, washers, black construction paper, magnifying glass, sand, plaster of Paris, bowls, lima beans, paper towels, limestone rock, steel wool, foil baking pan, small shovel, modeling clay, paper plate, petroleum jelly, seashells, index cards, pipe cleaners, colored beads, rubbing alcohol, iodine, masking tape, nylon stocking, rubber bands, chicken bouillon cube, pen, crayon, yeast, plastic bags, butter knife, plastic bandage, tealight candle, vinegar, matches, mirror, straws, oral thermometers, saltine cracker, antacid tablets, stopwatch, flexible tubing, red food coloring, tea bag, coffee filter, practice golf ball, toothpicks, blindfold, and printouts.

    There are still a number of items you will need to gather from around your home, but the list will be much shorter if you use this assembled kit which will save you time, money, and gas by putting supplies at your finger tips. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 041072
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    For all you Ms. Frizzle fans, here's another Magic School Bus Science Kit. You can let your little ones do chemistry like all the students in Ms. Frizzle's science class. This Chemistry Lab comes packaged in a replica of the Magic School Bus (made of cardboard measuring 15" long by 8 ½" high) with storage space and trays for all the kits components. This kit includes most of the hard-to-find materials needed to do experiments: Petri dish, string, peppercorn, balloon, wooden craft stick, piece of iron, ph chart, 25 ml measuring cup, ph paper, pipette, blue and red litmus paper, pencil, safety goggles, plastic measuring spoon, plastic funnel, 3 plastic test tubes, test tube brush, soap, cardboard, clay, white blue, borax, yeast, chromatography paper, foil, liquid dish soap, straw, and ruler.

    51 glossy cards accompany the kit and will help your young chemist get started learning about scientific tools, measurements, acids and bases, and much more. The first twelve cards offer general information, messages from Ms. Frizzle, safety and instructions for the kit. Cards 13 through 51 are experiments. The front of each card gives a list of materials needed, steps to follow for the experiment, and illustrations. An explanation of the experiment is found on the reverse side of the card. You will get to make sticky ice, test materials for acidity, inflate a balloon without blowing into it, make pepper jump, learn about buoyancy, make a speed boat, and much more as you learn with Ms. Frizzle and her class.

    A data notebook is included for recording data in specific lessons. This is a small 5"x 7" stapled booklet with space to record observations. If you are doing the experiments with multiple students, you can have them work in teams to record the information or let them make their own notebook – this one is pretty simple. Use this kit as a chemistry unit study or alongside your curriculum – either way you will have fun with Ms. Frizzle and the gang! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 016153
    Retail: $120.00
    Rainbow Price: $118.95

    The Elementary Chemistry & Physics by Apologia uses very specific items in their labs; this kit is a great convenience to complete those labs. Bagged and labeled by lesson, the kit includes: 25ml plastic cylinder, table salt, plastic straw, turkey baster, die, bead, ping pong ball, small block of wood, cork, aluminum foil, Neodymium magnet, effervescent tablet, popcorn kernel, rubbing alcohol, flavored gelatin, wax paper, needle, pint and gallon size bags, gum, balloon, Epsom salt, Pop Rocks Candy, small paper plates, paper plate, Nerds candy, yeast, gloves, Peanut M&Ms, peroxide, borax, cornstarch, spoon, rubber band, string, bamboo skewers, Styrofoam cups, red & blue litmus paper, Mentos, steel wool, cardboard tube, thread, sugar, candle wick, thermometers, vinegar, alum, potassium nitrate, cotton swab, coffee filter, white sand, sand, dish soap, chalk, stopwatch, marbles, index card, pie pan, modeling clay, toothpick, washer, baking soda, funnel, black powder paint, Cheerios, dominoes, mirrors, prisms, bouncing ball, adhesive putty, colored cellophane pack, PVC elbows and pipe, small nail, film canister, rubbing alcohol, cooking oil, small paper cups, sandpaper, cardboard, electrical tape, 6-volt battery, insulated copper wire, small light bulbs, light bulb holders, large paper clips, paper fasteners, d-cell battery, Wint-O-Green Lifesaver, pepper packet, LED bulb, needle, bar magnet, horseshoe magnet, iron filings, compass, AA battery, lid for water bottle, bare copper wire, round magnets, 3" iron nail, paper clips pack, small board, rope, and plastic tubing. Some items used in the labs are too large to be bagged with the lesson and are found loose in the kit. Those items are marked with an asterisk on the packing list that is included. You will still need to gather some items from around your home, but this kit really takes a lot of the effort out of it. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 037565
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.99

    Little baristas can run their own coffee shops by taking requests for flavored or iced drinks and pretending to prepare each of the two cups to order with a realistically-designed machine, sugar packet, milk carton, ice cube, spoon, and mugs.

  • Item #: 031256
    ISBN: 9781940110721
    Retail: $139.00
    Rainbow Price: $138.95

    Apologia revised Exploring Creation with Astronomy in 2016, and with it came different labs and bonus activities. Apologia has now published its own science supply kit to accompany this course, and includes the materials needed for all experiments and bonus activities (minus the food items). Note: The lab kit available from Nature's Workshop includes most of the materials needed for the regular experiments, but not the bonus activities. Bonus Activities are printed in brown in the notebooking journals; instructions for doing the Bonus Activities are also included in this kit. Some materials are bagged by activity, with other items that are used repeatedly packaged in multi-use bags.

    The Apologia Astronomy Kit 2nd Edition includes: aluminum foil, aquarium rocks, astrolabe template, 2" astronauts, balloons, binder rings, birthday candle, boxes, bubble wrap, calendar template, cardboard, chenille sticks, clay, clear plastic cups, compact disc, constellation cards, construction paper, craft pompoms, craft sticks, diffraction glasses, drinking straws, effervescent tablets, electrical tape, flashlight, foam ball, foam plates, food coloring, funnel, glue, goggles, hole punch, inflatable globe, magnet, magnifying lenses, markers, measuring tape, meteor shower dates, needle, note cards, paperclip, paper cups, paper towels, pencil, pipettes, plastic bottles, plastic spoons, red paper, rubber bands, salt, scissors, star maps, star-shaped stickers, thread, Styrofoam cups, tape, thermometer, thimble, timer, toothpick, UV beads, umbrella, washers, white chalk, white paper, wooden sticks, yarn, zipper bags.

  • Item #: 020028
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $144.95

    Chemistry labs can be scary and overwhelming, especially if you don't have a curriculum that lays them out for you. It can be expensive to buy the equipment and many of the chemicals are restricted and difficult to obtain.

    MicroChem Experiment Lab is a kit that takes away some of the pressure and expense of those high school chemistry labs. This kit includes scaled-down amounts of chemicals (about 1/100th the usual amount) and is enough to do experiments about 5 times. By scaling back on the chemicals and using plastic equipment (where possible) the cost is controlled a bit and there is less of a problem with chemical disposal at the end of the course. Chemicals come in dropping' bottles, so they are ready for use. No mixing and less spilling is a definite benefit to this kit. Experiments may cause for a drop' or drops' of a chemical, so the special bottles are great for dispensation.

    The kit includes a 119-page manual that contains introductory information, how to use it, and safety information. The manual includes experiments and instruction for each goals, materials/equipment needed, background information, and step-by-step procedures. Suggested answers are given for questions in each experiment, and solutions to experiments are included at the back of the manual. If you are already using a curriculum and just need labs, an included chart shows correlation to A Beka Chemistry, 2nd ed.; ACE Chemistry, 1996 ed.; Alpha Omega Publications, grade 11 Chemistry; Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry; Bob Jones Chemistry, 3rd ed.; Glencoe Science, Chemistry: Matter and Change; and Prentice Hall, Chemistry. If you are using a different curriculum and just need the labs, just match the labs up to the concept you are studying for a lab companion. This kit isn't a complete chemistry curriculum, so you should be using a course text for explanations; there is also an assumption that students using this kit have knowledge of Algebra.

    There is a lengthy list of items included in the kit. Call our customer service if interested in the complete list; however, the chemicals included are acetic acid, bromophenol blue indicator, calcium nitrate, copper nitrate, glycerin, hydrochloric acid, lead nitrate, nickel nitrate, phenolphthalein indicator paper, potassium hydroxide, potassium iodide, sodium acetate, sodium hydroxide, sodium oxalate, sodium sulfate, sodium thiosulfate, universal indicator paper, zinc nitrate, magnesium sulfate, potassium hydrogen phthalate, cetyl alcohol, and palmitic acid liquids are in 0.1M dropping bottles.

    As with all kits, there is always a list of items you will need to supply. Most are household items black paper, books, felt-tip pens, water soluble ink, distilled water, food coloring, graph paper, ice, matches, natural indicators, paper towels, clear tape, printed paper, scissors, shallow pan, table salt, stapler, source of heat (microwave, stove, etc.), stopwatch or watch with a second hand, table sugar, vinegar, and white paper. Another item mentioned in the experiments is a voltmeter, which you would need to provide. You can either skip those labs or a voltmeter can be purchased at a minimal cost.

    These are real chemistry labs intended for the college-prep level of learning and can be used to really beef-up your high school chemistry course. ~ Donna

    Supplies included in this kit: instruction manual, 9-volt battery, 15mL, 30mL, 150mL plastic beakers, 50mL glass beaker, Capillary tubes, Chromatography paper, Conductivity apparatus, Cotton swabs, Electrolysis device, Felt-tip pen with black, water-soluble ink, 10mL plastic, graduated cylinder, 1.0mL measuring spoon, Graduated, mini, and thin stem pipettes, Plastic toothpicks, 96-well reaction plate, 24-well reaction plate, Rubber bands, 15 cm ruler, Safety goggles, Fine sandpaper, Spring clamp, 6x50 mm test tubes, 12x75 mm test tubes, Celsius thermometer (-10° to 102°C), Washing bottle, Wire gauze, Wood splints, Lab Manual, Acetic acid, Calcium nitrate, Copper nitrate, Hydrochloric acid, Lead nitrate, Potassium Hydroxide, Potassium iodide, Sodium acetate, Sodium hydroxide, Sodium oxalate, Sodium sulfate, Sodium thiosulfate, Zinc nitrate, Magnesium sulfate, Potassium hydrogen phthalate, Cetyl alcohol, Palmitic acid, Bromophenol blue indicator, Glycerin, Phenolphthalein indicator paper, Universal indicator paper, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Zinc. – all solutions are in 0.1M bottles.

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1, 4). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 058948
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $35.90

    When you think of things that glow, what comes to mind? Glow sticks, lightning bugs and those strange deep-sea creatures maybe? Why do they glow? How can we use glowing liquids and plastics in everyday life? Start your investigations here. This kit by Thames & Kosmos is packed with information and 22 experiments all about things that glow. You'll discover many more examples of glowing life in the natural world, experiment with ultraviolet light, mix up glowing blue light in a test tube, experiment with glow-in-the-dark plastic and even build a glowing puppet theatre. The 48-page, fully illustrated instruction book walks you through all of the activities and provides an abundance of additional information as well. Supplies include test tubes, chemicals, a Petri dish, small safety goggles, pipettes, a small ultraviolet lamp, a measuring spoon, and more. – Jess

  • Item #: 041539
    ISBN: 9781933502021
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.25

    This book was written to an adult, with the assumption that they will be introducing and guiding their children through this wonderful hobby. Although some experience on the adult's part would of course be helpful, the book is written for the beginner. A helpful introduction acquaints you with carving, wood, and the tools you'll need. The next section contains some simple practice projects that will help you (and your children) get comfortable with the techniques before you begin a more result-driven project. After this, the book is broken down into three chapters: The Youngest (ages 4-8), Preteens (9-12), and Teens (13-17). Each chapter holds three or four age-appropriate activities; some examples include a nameplate, a wooden spoon, and a duck carving. These chapters (as well as the introductory chapters) are simply formatted in step-by-step directions, each accompanied by full-color photographs to guide you through the project from beginning to end. 95 glossy pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 039111
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.21
    "Fresh and clean" looks and smells a whole lot nicer with this make-your-own soap kit! Simply mix the soap flakes with water, press the mixture into the hinged molds, and latch it. Let it sit for 1 minute, then pop it open to reveal your soap. Kit includes two molds (each containing two designs for a total of four – heart, shell, and two different flowers), two 3.53 oz bags of scented soap flakes (one pink, one green), mixing bowl, measuring spoon, trimming tool, 4 gift bags, tissue paper, stickers, gold cord (to create hanging soaps), soap release sheets, and step-by-step illustrated instructions. Run out of soap flakes? Simply use your cheese grater to grate old bars of soap into more flakes. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 025731
    ISBN: 9781590789599
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $2.92
    Now preschoolers can join the puzzle-solving fun as they find familiar, everyday objects cleverly concealed by top Hidden Pictures artists. Vibrant, full-color illustrations introduce young searchers to the challenge of studying a drawing to find hidden items such as balloons, fish, spoons, mittens, and more. Each book also includes four classic black-and-white Hidden Pictures illustrations with colorful stickers to mark the hidden objects. Finding a cookie and a heart has never been so much fun! (Ages 3-6) 24 pp. each book plus stickers.
  • Item #: 025535
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.40

    Kids will become chemistry detectives as they perform a series of tests on common household substances. Kit contains safety goggles (rather small ones), pipette, 30 ml measuring cups, lids for the measuring cups, two plastic test tubes, two test tube stoppers, two double-ended metal measuring spoons, pH test strips and a sheet of punch-out substance ID cards, labels, and pieces for a test tube stand. Students will test sixteen "test substances" for solubility in water, pH, chemical reactions, crystallization, and response to heating. When they're done, they should be ready to identify a "mystery substance" chosen by Mom or Dad!

  • Item #: 023355
    ISBN: 9780544439566
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!" Okay, so there isn't any singing and dancing in the book by P.L. Travers. In fact, if you've only ever seen the movie, be prepared to be introduced to the real Mary Poppins, who in actuality is terse, demanding and sharp-spoken. Although her personality isn't "sugary-sweet," you will come to adore her and the many lessons and adventures she has for the Banks children. This is a reprint of the classic, and the "Bad Tuesday" chapter has been revised to be more culturally sensitive. A great classic that is truly "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"! (Okay, so that isn't in the book either, but I couldn't resist!) 209 pgs, pb. elise

  • Item #: 020034
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $84.95

    The Science in the Ancient World Lab Kit includes aluminum foil, antacid tablets, baking soda, bar magnet, bendable straw, birthday candle, black construction paper, black marker, butterscotch candies, candle, cardboard, cardboard tube, circular pie pan, clay dough, coffee filter, colored candies, colored pencil, construction paper, craft sticks, dish soap, dropper pipette, finger paint, flashlight, flavored gelatin, green food coloring, funnel, glue, golf ball, honey packet, index card, large paper plate, rubber bands, large straw, mint Lifesavers, magnifier, magnifying mirror, marbles, masking tape, measuring cups and spoons, measuring tape, mint candy, mirrors, 3-inch nail, needle, newspaper page, notebook, paper towels, pen, pencil, plastic bag, plastic cling wrap, plastic tub, plastic water bottle, pushpin, red cinnamon candies, rubbing alcohol, 12-inch ruler, salt, sandpaper, scissors, small board, small nail, small paper plate, spoon, spray bottle, stopwatch, straight pin, Styrofoam cup, super glue, clear tape, thread, thumbtacks, toothpick, top soil, unflavored gelatin, vinegar, wax paper, white cotton string, white paper, wooden matches, wooden spools, yeast, and Ziploc bags.

      Some items are in numbered bags with a list of the contents in that bag – this aids locating. Household items will need to be supplied and are listed by lesson on the enclosed equipment list. 

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 013805
    Retail: $32.95
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    The Chem 60 Kit will provide hours of experiment fun without harmful chemicals. Topics covered in the activities are chemical reactions, acids and bases, chromatography, crystal growing, surface tension, solutions and colloids, expansion of gases, magnetism, optics, growing plants,

    The Chemistry 60 Kit will provide hours of experiment fun without harmful chemicals. Topics explored include: chemical reactions, acids and bases, chromatography, crystal growing, surface tension, solutions and colloids, expansion of gases, magnetism, optics, growing plants, and much more. While some activities will require adult supervision, many of them can be done independently. Most items are provided in the kit, but you will need to gather household items to complete some of the activities.

    Each activity is colorfully illustrated with step-by-step instructions, and a very simple explanation for each activity is offered at the end. Students will test for acids by using red cabbage juice, write a magic message using lemon juice, build an erupting volcano, see and hear gas expand, grow salt crystals, and much more.

    Kit contains sodium hydrogen carbonate, iron powder, sand, plastic test tube rack, plastic test tubes, test tube holder, stopper, magnifying glass, green felt tip pen, plastic beaker, 25 milliliter measuring cup with lid, safety goggles, measuring spoon, eye dropper, funnel, tweezers, magnet in holder, washers, paper clip, pH scale, pH paper, thread, mirror, drinking straw, modeling dough, rubber band, Styrofoam, and instruction booklet. Stir up some ChemFun and learn some basic chemistry! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 010493
    ISBN: 9781929683055
    Retail: $24.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.75
    This is the first in a new series of science studies from Dinah Zike and Susan Simpson. The book is a unique blend of focused science lesson plans for the teacher and information-packed mini-booklets-to-be for the student. The basic idea behind the series is to put complicated information in a simple-to-understand visual format to ease learning and extend retention.

    The mini-booklets are called "Lots of Science Library Books." Pages from the World of Plants book are cut out and cut or folded in various ways to make into the mini-booklets. Approximately one-fourth of the pages are used to make these mini- booklets. This is an unusual approach, but not surprising, given that co-author Dinah Zike is also the author of Big Book of Books and Activities and The Big Book of Projects, both paper-manipulating activity books. Each mini-booklet addresses a specific question, then includes clear drawings and text to answer the question. Occasionally, one of the mini-book pages is titled "Fascinating Facts" and tells an interesting tidbit relating to the question.

    Another quarter of the book is devoted to graphics which are cut out and made into 3D Graphic Organizers. The student makes these into his own visual aid on the topic, such as the parts of a plant, manipulating each part while learning the names and functions of the part.

    The remaining half of the book is devoted to Teacher Pages. Lessons are designed to take one to three days to complete. These include vocabulary words, concept maps, assessments, assignments for all grade levels, and enrichment activities for the 24 lessons. Each lesson is laid out in a similar format. The lesson begins with a question, like "How do plants respond to the world around them?" Several basic statements about the concept are then given. Most of the information for the lesson is included in the "Lots of Science Library Book" for the lesson. Learning takes place from assembling the "Lots of ..." books, putting together the 3D Graphic Organizer, and doing the labs, using the "Investigative Loop". This is a term for the systematic process of posing a question, doing research or making predictions, starting a procedure, observing changes, recording data, drawing conclusions, and communicating conclusions, which may lead to another question and a new loop. Materials for the labs are listed and are generally ones that are commonly available. Instructions for the lab are brief. Although the labs are not complicated, some of them require observations over a period of days; the included "Lab Log" will help you keep track of which experiments you will need to observe on what days. All activities and labs indicate which are appropriate for Beginning Level (K-1), Primary Level (2-3), and Intermediate Level (4-8). If using the program for grades 7 and 8, the extension activities are recommended.

    If you are looking for a program where students are spoon-fed information from a textbook and the teacher needs little preparation time, look elsewhere. This program is the essence of a hands-on program. For those who learn best by doing, this approach is well worth considering.

  • Item #: 009037
    Retail: $44.95
    Rainbow Price: $40.40

    You may be tempted to bypass this exceptional chemistry kit in light of the unassuming title of "first chemistry set." There is nothing babyish or fluffy about this kit. Rather, this kit introduces rock-solid chemistry to the upper elementary and middle school student. Suffice it to say, these are not childish or overly simplistic experiments. Beginning with making a plaster test tube stand, the twenty-five experiments that follow cover a wide range of concepts. Examples include dissolving salt and sugar solutions, evaporation, making crystals, acid and alkalis, and so much more. Contained within the sturdy cardboard kit are the required lab equipment and an Experiment Manual. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the vibrant illustrations in this 8 ½" x 11 ½", 48 pg. manual. Not only is it appealing to look at, valuable content includes teaching tips, the ABC's of experimentation, basic rules of safety for the science lab, a master material list and specific experiment lists, step by step instructions for labs, explanations of chemical reactions and other interesting tidbits related to various experiments. Included science tools included: plaster, measuring spoon, 100 and 200 ml. measuring cups, label sheets, plaster mold, rubber stopper, pH step strips, magnifying lens, Petri dish with lid, pipettes, test tubes, filter paper, vial with spoon, funnel, balloon, bendable drinking straw, safety glasses, and wooden spatula. You will need to supply a variety of readily available items (contact us for a full list). Parental Supervision required. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 003109
    ISBN: 9781250003355
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    It’s a field day frolic: a sporty exploration into words and punctuation! Get set and let’s go! This is one of many settings shown in this book. Charming, colorful illustrations and catchy read-aloud rhymes explain when to use a period or a comma (and lots of other punctuation too). The various scenarios give the reader a mental picture to recall when later they have to use proper punctuation. For example, when emptying his pockets to wash his jeans, a boy finds: some cookie crumbs, a plastic spoon, a box of old raisins, 2 gumballs and a red balloon! A colon indicates a list is to follow. By remembering the junk in the pockets, a student can picture when a colon is needed. For a child struggling with mechanics, here is a low key way to help. I love that when one way of teaching doesn’t do the trick, there is always another something to try! Poetic punctuation – why not? 32 pp, 8.5” x 11” pb ~ Sara