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  • Item #: 019866
    ISBN: 9781940110585
    Retail: $42.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 019865
    ISBN: 9781940110752
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 019834
    ISBN: 9781940110738
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 012192
    Retail: $28.99
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

    Enjoy flying through the many possibilities of the Airplane Design Studio as you experiment with over 35 different parts, creating planes that have up to four propellers! This kit is great for experimenting with many different designs for gliders and propeller-driven balsa wood planes. As you create planes using the high quality balsa wood and other sturdy parts supplied in this kit, it's easy to imagine you are working to create the first machine that takes man into the air. For those who want to explore the many different configurations real planes have utilized over the years, or who want to try an idea of their own, this kit is the perfect fit. Made in the U.S.  ~Steve L

  • Item #: 043748
    Retail: $20.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

    This adapter works with all versions of the Snap Circuits kits and eliminates the need for constant battery replenishment!

  • 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 #: 052446
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    These squishy, somewhat sticky organs feel incredibly lifelike! This kit teaches all about the wonderfully constructed human body, complete with all the inner workings. Kit includes a 12" transparent human body model and stand, 12 plastic bones and muscles, 9 squishy vital organs, a body parts organizer chart, tweezers and forceps for construction and "autopsy," and a colorfully illustrated  24-page book about the body, including step by step directions for completing your model.

  • Item #: 036122
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Give your children a close-up to the inner workings of the human body, allowing them to identify and place major organs on the felt torso. The human body torso itself is 34" in height, and beautifully illustrated. The human brain and other structures in the head are shown bisected, as are the lungs.. However, other structures such as the major veins and arteries, and the heart are shown whole, as are the rest of the structures in the lower torso. The 34 pieces range widely in size, from the 10" large intestine to individual cells of about 1" in height. Pieces vary from actual body parts to place on the torso, to diagrammed depictions of individual cells and tissues, stages in growth and reproduction, and diseases. A 32-page lesson guide is included, to aid teaching of the different body systems, and health habits. This set is pre-cut. CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 000130
    ISBN: 9780545048736
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    Break out the scissors, tape, paste and paper and make a stomach book, 3-D skeleton, a growing-tooth "movie," a cardboard spinal column, manipulative eye, and more! The book begins with a study of the sense organs: tongue, eye, ear, nose, and skin. Building models of each helps children understand how they work. The rest of the book is on body systems: skeletal, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, and muscular. Building models of the systems and some of their components after discussing them and performing some illustrative activities provides for active learning. Model patterns used are reproducible, so everyone can join in.

  • Item #: 065962
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $38.95
  • Item #: 064429
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.79

      Why is it that many of our science projects end up in the stuffed in a closet or trash can (gasp!)?

    Could it be that we have not found one that we feel has the quality to be a fixture in a main living area or our child’s bedroom? I think this is one kit that will stand the test of time and remain displayed for time to come.

     Set includes quality, smooth wood planets (8), a wooden sun, and wooden hanger; 6 non-toxic acrylic paint tubs, 1 non-toxic glow in the dark paint; 1 non-toxic metallic silver paint; 2 artist quality paintbrushes, 5 yards of cord, pop-out label sheet, and instruction sheet with painting and hanging guide and solar system fun facts. The hanger (Milky Way Galaxy) measures 9” across, and the largest planet, Saturn’s rings measuring 7 1/4” across. The sun measures approximately 7x7” and the smallest piece is Venus, measuring approx. 2”. A wonderful project to conclude your space studies or to decorate your space loving child’s bedroom! ~Deanne

  • Item #: 044720
    Retail: $148.38
    Rainbow Price: $115.00

    If you have a student interested in construction, architecture, design, or just model-building, you should be sure to check out this kit. Though it may seem a bit pricey at first, it includes everything you need to build a 3/4" scale wood frame for a 2-bedroom house, in accordance with actual building codes. You get micro-cut balsa wood, cutting tools, measuring tape, layout pencil, nails, custom miter fixture, nine working drawings, an instruction booklet, and a base to work on, which doubles as a foundation for the completed model. Obviously (with a base measuring approximately 1.5' by 2'), this is a miniature version, but short from framing an actual house, this is as close as students can get. All of the walls can be framed right on their patterns on the working drawings. The completed model is a single-story, hip roof house with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, hallway, dining, and living room. An amazing gift or fun way to spice up your studies. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 022079
    ISBN: 9780982537718
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $21.50

    Every once in a while, you come across a product that you wish you could have had when you were growing up, and those were exactly my feelings when I reviewed Ellen Johnston McHenry's introductory chemistry course. Geared for the upper elementary to junior-high age students, it introduces chemistry gently, comparing the elements, the ingredients of our world to common kitchen ingredients we use everyday to make many very different baked goods. The analogy kicks off the first chapter, where they learn about the more common elements such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, analogous to flour, sugar, and salt, which are used in nearly everything we bake. More uncommon elements such as berylium, gallium, and selenium are compared to fruit, spices, and other add-ins that you might only use in special recipes. The periodic table is then introduced, in the more simplified (and less intimidating) format of the "Kitchen Cupboard of the Universe). The basic concepts of chemistry are introduced in each chapter, in a very simple, understandable format, and avoids bogging them down with details that will be covered (much more exhaustively!) in high school or college. The approach appears to work well, with protons, neutrons, electrons, the electron cloud model, orbitals, bonding, spin, and more covered in just the very first few chapters. Fun and interactive activities are featured at the end of each chapter, to review and reinforce what was covered in the chapter, before moving further on. The activities are a good mix of hands-on experiments, and model-making, puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, and of course short answer to write electron configurations, Lewis diagrams, chemical compounds and more. The hands-on activities have been well-chosen and illustrate well the concepts that have been learned. Constructing balloon electron cloud models and edible chemical compounds, creating carbon dioxide bubbles, and electolysis are several examples. Several songs are included, for those who are more auditorily oriented. Several more involved activities include making periodic-table pillowcases to play a game on, creating your own "collect-'em-all" chemical elements card deck, and performing several short skits on the discovery of several of the more common elements of the periodic table. Students are also challenged by the author to memorize as much of the periodic table as they can, to help make life easier when they revisit the subject (as well as impress their relatives at get-togethers). At only 78 pages of lessons, this is a fairly brief, but effective introduction to chemistry that could be easily worked into the academic year with any style of curriculum being used. Patterns, outlines, activity sheets, experiments, games, skits and more are included in the Teacher's Section in back half of the book activity packet. And, to make things easier on Mom, most of the materials are easily found, either around the home, or at your local Wal-Mart. (No poring over science supply catalogs trying to decide how many moles of a chemical to order!) A CD is no longer included with the book - instruction is given in the text to stream the songs from the publisher's website and prescreened youtube videos are referenced for additional information.

    All in all, this is a very well-done introduction to the basics of chemistry, and whatever your students take with them from this course will be well applied to more advanced chemistry, making their journey into more advanced chemistry all the more manageable. Plus, I think students will definitely be impressed with themselves for being able to complete some college-level chemistry by Chapter 3 of the book! Personally, my first real experience with chemistry was my senior year of high school, followed by the four semesters of chemistry required by my major, and I think both high school chemistry as well as introductory college chemistry would have been much easier to understand had I had some experience with these concepts at an earlier age. - Jess

  • Item #: 000630
    ISBN: 9780545647786
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    So they've been through the paper airplane phase and folded every variation they know of. Maybe it's time to move on to hovercrafts? With this Klutz book, children can build balloon-powered hot rods, hovercrafts, helicopters, and rockets, both building the models and discovering why they work. Young rocket scientists begin by blowing up balloons and watching them "blast off." Then they build the projects, attach balloon power, and let 'em rip. An activity or experiment using each model is included, as well as a similar project using household items (or even household trash), and examples of real-life models. The kit includes all of the parts you need to build the models, plus five balloons and two plastic mouthpieces. - Jess

  • Item #: 025447
    ISBN: 9781886978119
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.50

    A while back, Janine, Stephen and I did a science lab where we isolated onion DNA, and it was awesome - we were all in shock (first of all, that the experiment worked!), and it was incredibly cool to see the tiny strands! And then we discovered this awesome lab, which does a much better job at introducing students to DNA and really understanding it before they isolate fruit DNA - and do some very cool things with bacterial DNA! A 40-page book in the kit introduces kids to DNA and its importance. Use of diagrams and illustrations is excellent throughout the book. Then kids will jump right into extracting DNA from a kiwi, strawberry, or onion. The step-by-step instructions are both illustrated and printed, and are very easy to follow. After the dramatic results are seen, kids can observe the DNA in the test tube, and even poke it around a little bit to see what it's like. After the excitement is over, the author explains why the experiment worked, and why you can see the DNA. Now that they're hooked, students are introduced to the basics of DNA, including the four bases, the "twisted ladder" model, the history of DNA discovery, DNA duplication, how four DNA bases code for 20 amino acids, how DNA is divided into chromosomes, and more! The included equipment contains both cardstock "chromosome" halves as well as a mini-DNA model kit, so that kids can play with both of these ideas hands-on. After they have a good understanding of what DNA is and what it does, they're ready to do the last big experiment - extract their own DNA! The sample is collected from inside the cheek, and once they have isolated the DNA they can keep it in the freezer, or use it to make their own "forgery-proof" ink. This experiment takes the place of the one previously included, where young experimenters would mix plasmids into bacteria to create glowing colonies. While this is unfortunate, kids will likely enjoy isolating their own DNA as well. The lab equipment is included here; the only things you will need to supply are some household and food items. - Jess

  • Item #: 019596
    Retail: $59.99
    Rainbow Price: $54.95

  • Item #: 013413
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $36.95

    Kids love it, students will find it helpful, and even adults get caught up in the excitement of its construction and operation. This see-through working model of a four-cylinder engine has that much detail. And the beauty of it is, you won't get covered in oil working on this engine and it doesn't cost thousands of dollars to fix if something goes wrong! All of the parts needed in building the engine to get the valves rocking, the spark plugs firing, and the pistons driving the crankshaft are included, except for the two "AA" size batteries. Even the screwdriver is supplied. With over 100 working parts, this is a high quality engine model. ~ Zach

  • Item #: WP6CMW
    Retail: $942.09
    Rainbow Price: $649.95

  • Item #: WP5CMW
    Retail: $957.04
    Rainbow Price: $669.95

  • Item #: WP4CMW
    Retail: $983.88
    Rainbow Price: $689.95

  • Item #: WP3CMW
    Retail: $1,096.83
    Rainbow Price: $789.95

  • Item #: WP2CMW
    Retail: $1,096.83
    Rainbow Price: $789.95

  • Item #: 071346
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Ages 9+. Takes 1-2 hours to build. Finished measures 6 tall.

  • Item #: 068023
    Retail: $99.95
    Rainbow Price: $89.90

     Construction areas seem to have a magnetic pull for children (and adults!) of all ages. My young kiddos spent hours observing and analyzing the next moves of those great construction vehicles working furiously. I often felt inadequate attempting to explain all the physics principles at work. This hands-on Thames & Kosmos kit makes it easy. An illustrated instruction manual contains directions for 8 different designs: Bull dozer, forklift, crane, skid-steer loader, dump truck, concrete mixer, backhoe, road grader plus a link to 2 bonus designs online. Included IR Remote not only drives your vehicle but also controls your work tools. Yes, the dump truck really dumps and the concrete mixer drum really mixes! “Check It Out!Did you know?” and “Here’s How” explanations take learning to the next level. 225 pieces. Requires 2 AAA and 3 AA batteries-not included. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065967
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Assemble your own solar system model using the Smoothfoam Solar System Kit. Smoothfoam is a smooth surfaced Styrofoam that works better for crafting projects. The less porous surface is great for painting, gluing, and pinning. This kit includes 11 Smoothfoam balls in sizes 1" up to 4.5", two options for Saturn's rings (3.5" foam ring and printed rings to cut out of the box), Smoothfoam ring for the base, 9 12" wooden sticks to be used to attach the planets around the Sun and water based paint and brushes.  You will need scissors, wire cutters, ruler, tacky glue or low temp glue gun, and 1 eyelet screw for hanging (optional). Instructions are printed on the side of the box. Build your solar system model as you study in your science curriculum or unit study, and hang it in your room as a decoration. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064350
    Retail: $399.99
    Rainbow Price: $319.95

     Take your K’Nex to the next level with this programmable robotics system. This set has over 800 pieces, programming software, a control box, 4 motors, 1 push-button sensor, 1 distance sensor, 1 tri-color LED, 1 color/light sensor, and a downloadable teacher’s guide. Build 9 different models (one at a time) – line tracker, robot, dog, airplane, car, and more. You will need 6AA batteries that aren’t included and the software is only compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 using a USB port – not compatible with Mac products. Supports STEM and NexGen Science Standards and the kit is large enough to be used by students or a family working in a group of two or three. Video instruction, programming software, user guide, and additional PDF files are available at the publisher’s website. This may look like a toy, but students will learn how to build, program, and control their project, and maybe even come up with some of their own creations. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 062705
    Retail: $44.99
    Rainbow Price: $41.95
    Study the properties of thrust and flight by building your own model jet engine! Each kit contains over 50 pieces to build an engine with movement, lights, and sound. After your model is built, press the red button to activate, then vary the speed with the handle. This kit is a little tricky, so it might be best for older builders or those with experience. Prepare for takeoff! – Laura
  • Item #: 062331
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $27.00
  • Item #: 060199
    Retail: $79.99
    Rainbow Price: $69.75

    Harness the power of the sun! This specially-designed set includes a solar panel and features three different models including a solar car, a man cranking a wheel, and a shuttle ride. The assembly instructions will show you how to build the models while the teacher guide will help you use the finished designs as a part of a lesson. Great for a hands-on student. – Laura

  • Item #: 059406
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.13

    Teach children basic concepts of a vacuum state, decompression and lowered atmospheric pressure with this hands-on kit. Comes with instructions, handheld vacuum pump and plastic container with cover. ~ Deanne