Home - Rainbow Resource Center, Homeschooling Curriculum and Homeschooling Supplies. Where homeschoolers come for home school curriculum

Welcome to RainbowResource.com — Learning Tools for Homes and Schools Serving Home Educators Since 1989


Search Results for "weather"
Items 1 - 30 of 378
  • Item #: 032606
    ISBN: 9781338037524
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

    Sigh, those creative children who forever want a new bedspread, new pillows, new paint, new curtains and such can cost you a fortune in time and materials. Never mind about the holes in your walls from changing their minds! Turn that creative bent into a thoughtful (an inexpensive) project where they get to design the bedroom of their dreams. You may even find it is motivation to earn some money and learn how to paint to make their dream a reality at some point! This kit from Klutz provides 5 fold-out practice rooms to design using over 300 punch out decorating pieces and patterned papers. Use the tape sheet (included) as you group the colors, patterns and accessories you want in your room onto a plan board of some kind or put them directly onto the room settings. There is also a 78 page book of instruction and inspiration. Design a loft look a la Boho chic, go soft and floral in a vintage style room with weathered finishes, or play with a stark black and white graphic wall with pops of color for a modern fab flair! You have loads of throw pillows to choose from in fun and trendy styles and colors. How about a chandelier? Why not, it's a dream room after all. Parents, just be prepared for a sales pitch from your child who is now armed with a concrete design for his/her bedroom! I have to say, the designs are pretty girly, but I think any future designer would have a ball with this cool kit. ~Sara

  • Item #: 005349
    Retail: $5.20
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    Hold one of nature's most destructive force in the palm of your hand. With a small twist of your wrist a tiny realistic tornado forms from white foam clouds. Hold it in light and watch the iridescent currents swirl. Awesome science in a bottle!

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

  • Item #: 070735
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

       Kick, bounce or toss these rubber playground balls for hours of outdoor fun! Measuring 8.5” in diameter, the balls come with a textured cover for easy gripping in any weather conditions. Comes inflated with instructions for inflating if necessary. Offered in 2 options, bright colors (assorted colors we will assort on orders of more than one) or the USA ball which has red and white stripes on one half and a blue background with white stars on the other half. Kickball, 4-square and even a daring game of dodge ball can be mastered with these great balls from Franklin Sports. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 031142
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    Blonde doll with long sleeved t-shirt, shorts, leggings, rain boots, and hooded raincoat.

  • Item #: 030064
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    I have very fond memories of playing this computer game as a child, so I was excited to take a look at this new and updated edition. I wasn't disappointed, as this edition is even more fun and exciting than the original. It's also a ton more educational than it used to be as well. For those who aren't familiar, this is a game where players fill a wagon with people and supplies and then head West on the historic Oregon Trail. Like real people who traveled the trail, you run into problems like food and water shortages, broken wagon parts, flooded rivers, illness and injuries, stolen supplies, bad weather, getting lost, and more. The game is more realistic than is used to be, as players get more choices on supplies to bring and even different wagon styles. Besides being able to hunt like the original game (with better graphics), players can also fish and forage for food, which is a lot of fun. In this edition, players can select various characters, and they'll share historic facts in a storytelling manner, like you're chatting with pioneers as they share their hopes, fears, and adventures. Another great addition is a storytelling time with Captain Jed Freedman. These are basically mini-movies of Captain Jed sharing true stories around the campfire at night. With all these things combined, I was impressed with the amount of history lessons contained in the game. They break up the daily traveling and trials in a realistic manner as players cross plains, ford rivers, and climb mountains. Students can keep track of their adventures in a trip diary, which can even be printed out at the end of the trip (hopefully when the entire wagon has reached Oregon and not when the last member has died from dysentery). More educational, multicultural, and realistic than past versions, this is the perfect supplement for history studies on this period. But honestly, your children will probably want to play just for the fun of it. A staple of many childhoods, this game has only gotten better with time. System requirements: Windows: 98/2000/ME/XP; Macintosh OS 8.6/9.2/X. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 006572
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.85

    This smaller version of the Make Your Own Snowman World kit includes Super Snow, Instant Solid Powder, and Clear Slippery Spheres to make snowmen, a snow fort or igloo, and many little snowballs.

  • Item #: 073512
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

  • Item #: 069419
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

  • Item #: 036817
    ISBN: 9781465417275
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
    Gravity, speed, materials and their properties, weather, plant and animal life cycles.
  • Item #: 003539
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Yup, a butterfly garden! This kit includes a butterfly garden habitat (11" tall, 10" diameter) that pops up to stand on its own. You'll also get an Online Redemption Voucher for five Painted Lady caterpillars, butterfly feeding kit, instructions for care, plus interesting butterfly facts. Please note that there is an additional shipping and handling fee for the caterpillars and food.  Watch the caterpillar morph into chrysalises, then beautiful Painted Lady butterflies to keep in your butterfly habitat. Enough nutrient is included in the container for the caterpillars as they mature into butterflies, and after that you feed them with the aid of your butterfly feeding kit. When they're full grown, set them free! The sides of the butterfly garden habitat are made out of a see-through and breathable mesh for easy viewing. There is also a hook-and-loop fastener strap on top which will allow you to hang it from the ceiling or in front of a window (it also allows you to fold the habitat flat when not in use. Please note that butterfly larvae do not ship to Canada or HI and they will only be shipped during mild weather. - Stephanie

  • Item #: 070733
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

     Love it or hate it, dodgeball is embedded in our society. Did you know there is a National Collegiate Dodgeball Association and a National Dodgeball league? In fact, there are numerous benefits to a rousing game of dodgeball: develops hand/eye coordination and quick reflexes, builds team work and provides anaerobic exercise, improving heart health and physical strength. So, grab your kiddos and head outdoors for a exciting game of dodgeball with this 6” diameter sting-free ball.

      Setting it apart from traditional dodgeball is the super soft polyurethane foam construction and tough outer coating that compress on impact and make it easy to compress. Dive, dodge and catch your way to a championship win with this awesome ball from Franklin Sports. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49

     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 003466
    ISBN: 9781933407562
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Christopher Columbus, Autumn, Weather

  • Item #: 069647
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Build your own weather station with the these lab contents and an empty plastic soda or water bottle. I used a 16-oz. water bottle; you may need to try different bottles to get the right fit. The enclosed booklet includes instructions for 6 experiments; the first one is assembling the weather station. You will have a rain gauge, thermometer, wind vane, compass, and anemometer to estimate wind speed (calm, light, breeze, strong). I put water in the bottle, about half way, to give my weather station some weight; you could do the same by adding rocks, sand, etc. The back of the instruction booklet has 3 pages on which to record your daily readings. Perform other experiments that demonstrate lightning, evaporation, acid rain, greenhouse effect and global warming, and wind by using other components included: spiral template, thermometer arms and two thermometers, seed tray, pH paper, clear plastic molded shapes, plastic tube, and foam pieces. With a few items from your home, you can have a ‘working’ weather station. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 069415
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

  • Item #: 066005
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

  • Item #: 062864
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.99

    Rainy days? Cold weather? Children with energy to burn? Children can learn to follow directions, take turns, learn their colors & even numbers 0-10 by playing hopscotch on this darling rug from Melissa & Doug. Add cute & colorful to your room décor whether at home, in a classroom, at your church or at a daycare. You won’t roll this up and put it away. Oh no! It will stay out and inspire kids to get jumping! Measures 78.5” x 26.5”, about the size of an average hallway runner. The rubber backing keeps it from sliding when you walk or jump on it. Edges are reinforced to prevent fraying. It even comes with 2 bean bags that attach to the rug! You can come up with variations to regular hopscotch like writing simple addition/subtraction problems on a card, throw a beanbag to that number and jump to the answer. So if the card says 3+3, you jump to the #6 and back. Try throwing both beanbags on the same square! Say, “I’m thinking of a number between 2 and 8,” then give clues to your secret number. Use the colors too. Children can say or spell the color their beanbag lands on. Hop on one foot or close your eyes when you throw your bag. And whatever else you and the kids can come up with for some good fun! Activities like these are great for a young kinesthetic learner. The background is a light blue sky with clouds and a few colorful birds. The #10 is the sun and there is grass/flowers near the #1. Did I mention how cute this rug is? Machine wash cold or spot clean. 100% polyester fibers. Latex backing. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 061350
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50
  • Item #: 044808
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.35

    Looking for a simple thermometer for indoor or outdoor use? This one is encased in a durable white plastic holder that measures 2" x 6" and shows the temperature from -25 degrees F (-30 C) to 120 degrees F (50 C). There's a small hole in the top for easy hanging. Please note that thermometer cannot be immersed and maximum temperature is 60 C. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 038361
    ISBN: 9781465444240
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

     Topics include: standard map components, bodies of water, deserts, rainforests, all continents, political, physical, road, population, natural and weather map types, US time zones, political and historical maps.

  • Item #: 036826
    ISBN: 9781465417268
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
    First science concepts: senses, healthy eating, colors, sound, weather, and living things.
  • Item #: 036172
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.50
  • Item #: 035062
    ISBN: 9780794512538
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.74
  • Item #: 030162
    ISBN: 9781426215438
    Retail: $70.00
    Rainbow Price: $45.00

    Did I hear someone say comprehensive? That's a fitting word for this 384-page atlas by the National Geographic Society. Since I'm going to need a lot of space to tell you all about this one, I'm going to get started right away. We'll begin with the usual couple of pages on how to use the atlas, though if you've ever picked an atlas up before, you'll find this one to be as logical and straight-forward as any other. After the "how to" section, we start in on world geography. This section has maps of the physical world and the political world and the hemispheres and poles, and it goes on to cover the structure of the earth, earth's rocky exterior, world landforms, the surface of the earth, world land cover, world climate, world weather, world biosphere, world biodiversity, world population, world languages, world religions, world health and education, conflict and terror around the world, world economy, world trade, world food, world energy, world minerals, environmental stresses, world protected lands, technology and globalization, and the internet. This whole section gives an amazing overview of the world as a whole - ready to launch us into the next seven sections which each look at one of the seven continents in detail. The maps in these sections are in full color, showing towns and cities, roadways, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the like. There are also little fact boxes containing facts like area, population, religion, life expectancy, literacy, flag, and more for each country or state shown on that page. Each continent is introduced with some incredible photography and clear text including brief details of the continent's physical geography, history, culture, and economy. So we get through Antarctica in this way, and there are still a lot of pages left before we reach the back cover. Here's what you'll find: sections on the oceans and space, and an appendix which I'll outline for you a little later. What exactly do these last two sections contain? World oceanography; limits of the oceans and seas; floor maps of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans; and the ocean around Antarctica are all part of the oceans section; while the space section will introduce you to some things you have probably never come across before. These are maps of both sides of the moon, a map of Mars, a map of the solar system, a look at the planets, and a 3D structure showing the universe and, in four stages, where our galaxy is to be found. There is a space exploration timeline, and then the appendix. The appendix is loaded with good material, including: airline distances in kilometers (major cities only), abbreviations, metric conversions, geographic comparisons, political entities and status, special flags, foreign terms, world time zones, major cities of the world (lists population and country), world temperature and rainfall, glossary of geographic terms, and a 94-page index (which includes an index of Moon locations). This atlas will serve you well in more ways than you probably ever thought you would need. Its large 10.5" x 14" format and quality hardcover binding will stand the test of time and help keep this atlas looking attractive for years to come. 2nd edition. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 028899
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    What a nifty wooden calendar! Not only do you learn about the months of the year, days of the month and days of the week, you also learn about the changing seasons, track the type of weather conditions outside, the time of day (morning, afternoon, evening), and even learn to tell time on a clock. The graphics are colorful and have a whimsical charm. The numbers, days of the week, and months are clear and easy to read. Each activity has an adjustable wooden slider or dial to turn to the appropriate date, day, month, time, season, or weather condition. This is a fun, interactive way to introduce children to new concepts and life skills. Calendar board measures 12”x 12”. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 017814
    ISBN: 9781626914483
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.75

  • Item #: 009830
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.60

    This graphically appealing chart shows the shapes and forms of the different types of clouds, along with their normal altitude ranges. As well as the cloud types, the water cycle is also detailed on the colorful front cover of this chart. The black and white reverse side has some text about clouds, the water cycle, and weather activities. The symbols used by meteorologists are explained and there are two activities - one to make your own rain gauge, and the other on measuring humidity. There is also a fill in the blank, "identifying clouds" section that can be copied and used as an activity page. The chart is 17" x 22". ~ Zach

  • Item #: 006571
    ISBN: 9781629384672
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

    Covers describing places on a map; understanding map symbols; working with globes; identifying more complex landforms or bodies of water; recognizing islands and volcanoes; and studying weather patterns and seasons.

  • Item #: 000166
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $44.99
    As one of the up-and-coming gardeners of the Emperor's royal bamboo plot, it is your job to shape and maintain the land. The Emperor has discerning tastes and has given you unique conditions to be met. Manipulate the garden to fulfill those conditions, and you could have the greatest honor bestowed upon you. But it won't be easy – the weather changes every turn, you are competing against other caretakers, and a hungry panda constantly stalks the crops! Although this is a competitive game, the garden is collectively cared for by all gardeners. As such, any player can change the farmland or reap the rewards when the terrain reflects their specific goals. The colorful garden is built from the earth up by the players and is different every game. Each turn, a player rolls the weather dice and takes two actions. Different game elements are affected depending on the weather conditions rolled. For example, if the lightning icon is rolled, the nervous panda moves to a plot and devours growing bamboo shoots. Players can choose from among five different actions: drawing plot tiles, taking an irrigation channel, moving the gardener or panda figure, or drawing an objective card. Plot tiles build the landscape, and irrigation channels ensure that bamboo can grow on a plot. The gardener and panda figures grow and eat bamboo, respectively, and objective cards allow a player to gain points by fulfilling certain conditions. Conditions can be fulfilled by the growth of certain bamboo colors, the arrangement of the map, or bamboo shoots eaten by the panda. The player who has completed the most objective cards by the end of the game becomes the Emperor's most prestigious gardener. For 2-4 players. Game time: 45 minutes. ~ Janine