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  • Item #: 073011
    Retail: $59.99
    Rainbow Price: $46.25

    Provides everything you need to get started with GraviTrax! Includes instructions, guide booklets, 6 marbles, 4 base plates, 2 levels (extra-large grids for Track Tiles), 52 Height Tiles (40 large, 12 small), 34 Track Tiles (including 6 special tiles and 4 tile inserts), and 18 tracks in 3 lengths.

  • Item #: 052535
    ISBN: 9781338219630
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.75

    Another great project book, complete with all the LEGO® elements needed, from your friends at Klutz. Starting with ever-popular LEGO® components, the book guides the user to make 11 different machines of varying usefulness. Build a working claw, a catapult, or a gravity-powered claw. Components include specialty pieces such as wheels, gears, and pins that work with your existing bricks, so use the prompts in the book to design even more complex projects on your own.

  • Item #: 065436
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    Have some chemistry fun with Elementeo! Set in a medieval, mythological time, this strategy game will help you learn about 50 of the 118 elements of the Periodic Table through different levels of play. In the Element Level you will move and attack with your elements. In the Reaction Level you use the properties and reactions of elements to attack your opponent’s elements. Create compounds from elements and use them to win in the Compound Level. Use black holes, supernovas, nuclear reactions, and Newton’s Laws to help you in the Alchemy Level. The Fusion Level lets you create your own special fusion deck to conquer the chemistry world. The game includes 30 Electron chips, dice, playing board, 2 Element Decks (53 cards each), Compound Deck (25 cards), and Alchemy Deck (25 cards). Cards in this game are reflective of the medieval setting, and you will be helped along your way by the Helium Genie, Sulfur Wizard, Magnesium Magician, Phosphorous Phoenix, and an army of other elemental characters. For 2 to 4 players, commit the elements and their properties to memory as you create, combat, and conquer.

  • Item #: 067640
    ISBN: 9781338137200
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.75

    Make your own movies using your favorite LEGO® bricks! Using this kit, you can make simple stop-motion films with any digital camera such as a smart phone or tablet (not included). There are 36 LEGO® pieces including minifigure heads, bodies, and hair, as well as accessories like a skateboard and a banana. You can also use any LEGO® pieces you already have. You'll learn how animation works, basic stop-motion tools like time-lapse and a walk cycle, and many other movie making elements such as telling a good story, camera motion, sound effects, lighting, and more. Follow the directions to create the sample movies. Then you're ready to start making your own! Use the tools to create a story, punch out the 6 included backgrounds (with designs like outer space, underwater, downtown, etc.), set up your minifigures, and you're ready to shoot! Lights, camera, LEGO®! Laura

  • Item #: 072964
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.25

    How well do you know the elements? If you’re not a pro, don’t worry – these cards will get you there! The basis of this freeform game is a set of 118 element cards. Each has a crowded but clean set of “quick reference” information: name, description, melting / boiling point, atomic number / symbol, etc. But the key to each card is a cartoon illustration of the element’s purpose or identity: cadmium, for example, is used in batteries and is depicted as a battery-powered robot. Each player starts with 5 cards and gameplay progresses through a series of “mini-game” challenges like War, Go Fish, or other classic card games, but with elements – comparing highest atomic value, for example. The first player to 10 collect cards wins. Other card & trivia games can be played with the Periodyx deck as well, but the most interesting aspect is certainly the cards themselves. Once you’re finished with the games, the can be easily integrated into chemistry studies as entertaining flash cards and other reference material! For 2-10 players.

  • Item #: 044599
    ISBN: 9780980100525
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    What do crows, peacocks, and bird nest soup have in common? They're just a few of the fun and fascinating things that your student will WANT to write about. Within its 24 lessons (a year's worth) it covers TWSS Units 1-7 (taking notes, summarizing narrative stories, writing from pictures, mini-research report, and creative writing) and several stylististic elements. Teacher prep is non-existent – you only need to read through the lessons with your student and be prepared to be "wowed" by their writing (and, of course, do a little evaluating). Although your student will want to make a final portfolio copy of their writing assignments, all the preliminary work – outlines, brainstorming charts, along with checklists – are provided in the consumable, 159-page spiral-bound text. Appendices include: banned words & prepositions and substitutes, -ly words. The purchaser may download an optional accompanying teacher e-book from the publisher's website. ~ Janice



  • Item #: 031394
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    I had an early interest in houses and architecture, and now I still love good design and creative interiors. I would have loved the stencils in this set, and may have saved some heavy lifting if I had used them to plan my bedroom rearranging instead of winging it! Students are first introduced to several periods in architectural design in a brief & colorful, kid-friendly booklet (16 pp). Classical, Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, Georgian, neoclassical, beaux arts, Bauhaus, art deco, expressionism, deconstructivism, structural expressionism and critical regionalism all have a short blurb and an illustration of a famous building in that style. You then look at structural elements and a timeline before you are encouraged to have a go at an original design. In the kit is a color poster of all of these famous buildings, great for a quick reference as you are in design-mode! A set of 6 stencils are guides for your student. They are made of sturdy, flexible, clear plastic and have elements like turrets, windows, domes, ornamental doors & ornaments for the outside, plus interior stuff like furniture, closets and sinks. A set of 8 colored pencils and a tablet of graph paper get your kiddos started. They can then make a large exterior and a large interior on the poster-sized paper in the kit. Two sheets of patterned paper have 6 designs of wood-look floors, tile & fabric textures to add some flair. While small children would have some trouble using the stencils, they can still design an interior and exterior in their own style. This would be a fun addition to any study in history or architecture, art or design. It has enough guidance to get you started and enough openness to let you be creative. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
    Retail: $39.00
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 006213
    Retail: $44.95
    Rainbow Price: $41.95

    So, you're writing stories in English class, and your reluctant writer is whiny and reticent. "Why do we have to write stories? I can't think of anything!" If you can't get them out of their writing slump by suggesting "Well, let's brainstorm," or "Look around you for ideas," just say (with a twinkle in your eye) - "Forget it, let's just play a game instead." Of course, five or ten minutes later they'll realize they're not getting off the story-writing hook, but they'll probably be enjoying themselves so much they'll forget to pout. The game format is similar to most board games your family plays, with a large board featuring a wandering path from beginning to end. Besides a die, scoring pad and markers, the game features eight decks of story element cards and a story outline pad. Basically, as players move along the board, they will collect specific story element cards, and weave them into a story. Card decks are clearly labeled and include topic sentence, plot, character, setting, description, dialogue, lesson, and resolution cards. At the beginning of the game, each player receives a topic sentence. This is the only topic sentence card they will receive, and should be used towards the beginning of the story. As they roll the die, they will land on spaces labeled with the names of corresponding story element cards, and will draw the top card from the stack. By the end of the game, they should have at least one of each element card, and at least five description cards. Then, the writing begins! Choosing from their collected cards, the writer decides which cards he wants to incorporate into his or her story, and writes them onto the outline sheet. The outline begins with the topic sentence, and features blanks to fill in for each part of the story. Under "Setting", they must determine the "where", "when" and descriptors. Under character, they must identify the good guys and the bad guys, and describe both. For the plot, they must identify the problem, and decide on the order of events. Under "Resolution" and "Lesson", they will decide how the "Resolution" and "Lesson" cards they chose relate to their story, and how it all wraps up. Now, players each have a good framework for a story; the trick is now fleshing it out into an actual short story, which may be easier at this point, since a lot of the "unknowns" have been identified. A scoring sheet will help Mom decide if the story included all the necessary components, and will inspire kids not to skimp on the "less exciting" stuff. Since inventing characters, conflicts and settings sometimes takes a lot of steam out of even the more enthused young writers, I would imagine that taking that pressure off of them in this way would free up their imaginations to write a much more well-rounded, exciting story. I'll bet that even Mom and Dad will want to play this one! - Jess

  • Item #: 001150
    ISBN: 9781591747697
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    The Klutz team decided it was time to see what they could do to enhance the basic LEGO® brick construction sets. After getting the go-ahead from LEGO®, they came up with a collection of LEGO® contraptions that "clanked, clunked, rolled, spun, flopped over or launched things". Newly revised, this edition now features 16 "high-performance" projects, each of which can be made with only the LEGO® parts included. While the old version featured 10 projects and required additional LEGOs® for some projects, this revision contains six more projects and is packaged with more than 100 LEGO® elements! So even if you don't own any additional LEGOs®, you can build a LEGO® Launcher, a Supercharged Speedster, or a Squeezeclaw Grabber. The step-by-step assembly instructions are are largely non-verbal and include detailed illustrations of the contraption in progress.

  • Item #: 068346
    ISBN: 9780829443158
    Retail: $4.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.85

      The Assessment Books provide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters. 

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 004843
    ISBN: 9781939394064
    Retail: $47.95
    Rainbow Price: $42.75

  • Item #: 068351
    ISBN: 9780829443165
    Retail: $4.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.85

    The Assessment Books provide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters.

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068348
    ISBN: 9780829443219
    Retail: $26.60
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

  • Item #: 068347
    ISBN: 9780829443097
    Retail: $19.94
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Practice Book provides additional practice for each chapter and include a series for "daily maintenance."

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068341
    ISBN: 9780829443141
    Retail: $4.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.85

    TheAssessment Booksprovide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters.

    Please note that there is a separate  Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068336
    ISBN: 9780829443134
    Retail: $3.89
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

    TheAssessment Booksprovide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters.

    Please note that there is a separateAnswer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 055936
    Retail: $299.99
    Rainbow Price: $255.99
    This set combines elements from the Travel Switching Set, Metro Railway Set and Rail & Road Loading sets with 87 total pieces. Includes three trains, a boat, two trucks, figures, stations, bridges and more. It all comes in a storage box with zippered corners that folds out into a playmat. Includes 2 LR44 batteries.
  • Item #: 050299
    ISBN: 9781450785082
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $48.95

    This course is for your visual learners who need high school credit in Chemistry. Wes Olson, the host of Biology 101, will take you on a journey through the history of chemistry along with what the study of chemistry is all about. This course is divided into nineteen 20-45 minute segments and examines the world of chemistry, the periodic table, important characters in the field of chemistry, the essentials of chemistry such as neutrons, isotopes, ions, compounds, molecules, and balancing chemical equations, an explanation of the elements – non-metals, poor metals, transition metals, rare earth & radioactive metals, and the future of chemistry. This is a 4 DVD set that has a running time of 10 hours, 55 minutes along with PDF files for the guidebook, accreditation booklet, and an extended periodic table.

    To get started with this program, you will want to print off the PDF files for the guidebook, periodic table and accreditation schedule, or take them somewhere to have them printed (the guidebook is over 120 pages). Students will be starting a chemistry notebook for this program in which they will write their research and reports. You will want to read ahead in the guidebook so you can gather and prepare needed items for the next lesson, mini-labs, and reports. The guidebook also allows the student to review information covered in the lessons along with quizzes and discussions questions. Mini-labs are demonstrated in the lessons and are performed with items from around your house or are easily accessible. I think the labs are much better and meatier than those found in Biology 101 and would do a much better job of meeting the high school credit. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 010814
    ISBN: 9781939394019
    Retail: $47.95
    Rainbow Price: $42.75

  • Item #: 004841
    ISBN: 9781939394040
    Retail: $47.95
    Rainbow Price: $42.75

  • Item #: 003309
    ISBN: 9780979221118
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

  • Item #: 074311
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    The card game of telling tiny stories, this game has three phases, Brainstorming, Storytelling, and Voting. Each player draws at least one of each type of card: Character, Setting, Problem, or Resolution. Using your selected cards, build a brief story based on the elements your cards contain. This game is fast paced and fun, with interesting card illustrations, and easy-to-learn rules. This game would be great for family game night and for building public speaking confidence. 3-6 players, ages 8 and up, 15-20-minute average game play. Contents are 100 game cards, and instructions. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 070330
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $26.99

    One of the most popular card games of the last decade, Citadels is a unique role-based building game. Each player begins with 2 gold and 4 cards for building. 8 “role” cards are available each game, each with a special ability. Each player selects a role. The lowest-ranked player goes first, revealing a card and using the special ability. Then the player gathers resources (gold or district cards) and “builds” a card if he has enough money. Some roles directly affect other players, causing them to lose turns or money, while others provide monetary benefits. Since every character ranked higher than you is hidden, you can never be quite sure who picked what roles! This adds a very intense psychological aspect to the game as players attempt to predict what others will do as they slowly build their cities. The game ends when 8 buildings have been built, and final scoring takes place. Unique buildings and 24 characters allow for almost endless replayability! This definitive version includes the expansion, 9 new characters, and 12 new district buildings. For 2-8 players; 30-60 minutes. Note that witches and various magical / fantasy elements are involved.

     

  • Item #: 068343
    ISBN: 9780829443202
    Retail: $26.60
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

  • Item #: 068342
    ISBN: 9780829443080
    Retail: $19.94
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Practice Book provides additional practice for each chapter and include a series for "daily maintenance."

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 066852
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.25
  • Item #: 065499
    ISBN: 9781935614449
    Retail: $12.49
    Rainbow Price: $10.99

  • Item #: 059405
    ISBN: 9781593278212
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.50

  • Item #: 051449
    Retail: $174.50
    Rainbow Price: $164.95

    Students learn to verify and clarify facts presented in expository texts by using a variety of consumer, workplace and public documents. Investigative Research paper elements are studied including finding sources for topic, gathering evidence to support a thesis and use of a rubric to evaluate thesis. Four styles of literature are studied: early American, Puritan, Southern Colonies and Middle Colonies. Practice continues in public speaking and multimedia presentation, as well as a study of narrative and persuasive essays. Students will also learn business communication, writing cover letters and resumes and understanding work place documents. Review of grammar usage and mechanics.