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  • Item #: 064671
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

      Add this little set to your science curriculum to perform simple experiments. The set includes 5 heavy plastic test tubes w/ screw on lids, 5 activity cards and one test tube rack (five test tube holder). Each test tube holds 35mL (about 1 oz), and activities are very simple and done with items in your kitchen – mixing oil and water, dissolving items, colored flowers, liquid density, baking soda and vinegar reaction. Activity cards are 5.5x8.5”, and include a materials list, step-by-step instructions, observations, and explanation of the results. This is a very nice starter for your young scientists. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 067539
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

  • Item #: 037437
    Retail: $58.98
    Rainbow Price: $49.95

    Here's a great set for people just getting started with Boomwhackers who want the whole package. Included is an 8-tube C Major Diatonic Set, XyloTote Tube Holder, Whacker Mallets, the Whack-a-Doodle-Doo! Songbook, one Octavator Tube Cap, and instructions.

  • Item #: 053875
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

      A polymer is one of the most intriguing and fun things you can do in science. Packed in a school bus-shaped box, you get the supplies you need to do 20 experiments: white glue, borax, measuring cup, popsicle stick, test tubes, beads, polymer flowers, snow polymer, gel crystals, funnel, measuring spoon, ziplock bags, wheat seeds and test tube holder. Germinate seeds in polymer; make slime and goop, dehydrate polymers, and more. Get your hands goopy with Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang.

  • Item #: 038548
    Retail: $1.28
    Rainbow Price: $1.02

    The same no-spill, 3-piece paint cup as in the above description of item #008280 but with a translucent (instead of colored) lid.

  • Item #: 037245
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    Have you ever wondered what a root vegetable, such as a carrot or radish, looks like while it's growing underground? Well, with this handy Root Viewer you can watch your carrot seed sprout and grow into a delicious carrot ready for harvest. The easy-to-follow instructions make the Root Viewer a fun and educational experience. The included growing journal allows your child to take notes about changes that occur during growing time. This kit also includes 3-5 ½" clear viewers, a wooden tube holder (which holds all 3 tubes), growing medium, and carrot, onion, and radish seeds. The wooden holder measures 6 ¾" x 2" x 5 ¾". ~ Alysia

  • Item #: 050667
    Retail: $121.00
    Rainbow Price: $119.95
    Contains 250 ml glass beaker, alcohol lamp with stand, bar magnet, electrostatic kit, graduated cylinder, horseshoe magnet, inflatable globe, iodine solution, iron metal filings, large marbles, mass scale, Milk of Magnesia, phenolphthalein solution, pipette, Plaster of Paris, plastic funnel, pulley, red and blue litmus paper, ruler, safety goggles, cover slips and slides, spring scale, stirring rod, stopwatch, test tube rack, test tubes, thermometer, and wire test tube holder. You will still need to gather some common items from around your home to use in some experiments. The curriculum for use with this kit is sold separately.
  • Item #: 017399
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $140.74

     

    This kit includes plastic cups, plastic forceps, pipette, stopwatch, aluminum pans, construction paper, 1000g spring scale, 4 colors of modeling clay, 500ml beaker, potting soil, baby lima bean seeds, pint jar w/lid, wooden ruler, thread spool, pulley, straws, string, cardboard tubes, toy cars, balloons, D-cell battery holder, D-cell battery, bulb screw base (1.5v), bulb holder, plastic button, electrical tape, insulated copper wire, 1.5” Alnico bar magnets, iron filings, lodestone, paper clips, ring magnet, 3” nail, flashlight, tape measure, glass prism, glass mirror, cardboard, magnifier, paper bag, softball, velvet cloth, corduroy, inflatable globe, seashells, chalk, bottle w/snap lid, marbles, cheesecloth, Plaster of Paris, resealable bags, Styrofoam cup, disposable gloves, bouncy ball, packing peanuts (foam and starch).

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

  • Item #: 005217
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $27.54

    I had to take some time to play with this instrument – it's beautiful! This isn't your typical child's musical toy, this is an instrument. You play the Chimalong like a xylophone, but the metal tubes are precision-tuned to the same standards as that of the world-famous Woodstock Chimes, long tubular wind chimes that are the creation of a professional musician. This instrument, like the chimes, emits beautiful, rich tones. The 8 tubes are held in a rubber holder at each end, form an octave in the key of C, and each tube is color coded so any age child can play. A music book with color-coded notes to match the tubes of the Chimalong is included along with 2 mallets. A B-flat tube is also in the set and can be used in place of the B tube to perform songs in the key of F.

    This instrument has been a big hit around our office, and I'm sure it will be a melodious pleasure in your house. Introduce your family to real music as they play.

  • Item #: 050663
    Retail: $165.00
    Rainbow Price: $159.95
    Contains 250 ml beaker, alcohol lamp with stand, baby lima bean seeds, biology slide set, calcium oxide pellets, economical magnifier, economy dissection tool kit, electrolysis kit, foil baking pan, friction pad, glucose test strips, graduated cylinder, grass seed, household ammonia, hydrochloric acid, iodine solution, marble set, marigold seeds, methylene blue, peat moss, pen light, petri dishes, phenolphthalein solution, radish seeds, red & blue litmus paper, ring stand with base, safety goggles, sand, cover slips and slides, sodium sulfate, stirring rod, test tube rack, test tubes, thermometer, thermometer clamp, thistle tube, wire test tube holder, and wood splints. You will still need to gather some common items from around your home to use in some experiments. The curriculum for use with this kit is sold separately.
  • Item #: 013847
    Retail: $31.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.50

    Become an amateur detective and use this kit to begin solving mysteries using good science techniques. This kit includes everything you need to get started: test tube rack, plastic test tubes, test tube stopper, test tube holder, handheld 30X microscope (uses 2 AA batteries, not included), blank slides, cipher key, identity kit, fingerprint record cards, fingerprint powder, stamp pad, sticky labels, green felt-tip pen, direction finder card, eye dropper, compass, filter paper, funnel, measuring spoon, sea shore sand, sandpaper, paper fastener, steel wool, and mirrors. Use these supplies to do the 67 activities found in the accompanying guide. You will print and compare fingerprints, prepare an identity kit, analyze inks, use the cipher key to decode secret messages, and much more. Detectolab is a fun way to hone your sleuthing skills! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 048427
    Retail: $78.00
    Rainbow Price: $76.95
    Personal-sized fans, AA batteries, pepper packets, balloon, construction paper, glue, plastic cup, paper cup, nails, blue drink mix, yellow drink mix, spoon, cardstock, clear tape, small cups, table salt, paper clip, pencil, colored yarn, petroleum jelly, gloves, stopwatch, plastic bags, chalk, tape measure, small box, vanilla, sea shell, Cheerios, disposable containers, sand, modeling clay, black permanent marker, plaster of Paris, thermometer, wooden ruler, battery holder, insulated copper wire, electrical tape small light bulb, light bulb holder, file folders, index cards, six-sided die, sea animal game pieces, Triops, colored pencils, scissors, cardboard, sheets of foam, dropper pipette, water bottle w/lid, large & small google eyes, brown & red pipe cleaners, cotton string, red drink mix, coral specimen, plastic tubing, binder w/lined paper, toothpicks, feathers, straws.
  • Item #: 017498
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $235.75

     This kit includes safety goggles, original Slinky, Styrofoam cups, string, foam board, cardboard, modeling clay, plastic vial w/ snap-on lid, 250ml beaker, sand, wooden ruler, digital scale, cat litter, potting soil, plastic cups, stopwatch, aluminum pans, spray bottle, protractor, cheesecloth, pipette, copper electrode, 1.5” Alnico bar magnets, 3x/6x magnifier, sea sponge, pint jar w/ lid, rubber band, construction paper (white & black), resealable bags, cotton batting, thermometers, tape measure, Periodic Table, balloons, 25ml graduated cylinder, wooden splints, red & blue litmus paper, red cabbage solution, 1-14 range pH papers, bulb screw base (1.5v), bulb holder, D-cell battery holder, D-cell battery, electrical tape, insulated wire, multimeter, iron filings, horseshoe magnet, paper clips, ring magnet, toy cars, clear plastic tubing, stainless steel BBs, pulley, 1000g spring scale, ramp, tea light candle, foam ball, concave and convex lenses.

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

  • Item #: 017505
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $256.49

     Included in the 8th grade supply kit: safety gloves, lab apron, safety goggles, digital scale, set of 4 specific gravity cylinders, wooden ruler, 25 ml & 250 ml graduated cylinder, glycerin, glass pipette, protractor, string, 1” washer, straws, bamboo skewers, inflatable globe, modeling clay, tape measure, tea light candle, cardboard, 50ml & 250ml beaker, 6-volt battery, bulb holder, screw base for bulb (2.5v), C-clamp, dowel rod, USA map (political) placemat, insulated copper wire, right angle clamp, ring support stand, Alum, stirring rod, 3x/6x magnifier, Magnesium Sulfate, 1.5” Alnico bar magnets, rock & mineral test kit, 100g spring scale, Hydrochloric Acid, Trilobite fossil, Marble stone, cheesecloth, 1000ml beaker, hydrometer with thermometer, paper cups, thistle tube, watch glass, pill bottle w/child proof lid, sand, soil test kit, pea gravel, Plaster of Paris, clear plastic cups, rubber stoppers, test tubes, test tube rack, foam board, dowel rod, 1” screw, outdoor thermometer, rubber bands, compass, index cards, push pins, The Night Sky Star Map, straight pins, cardboard tubes, 50mm and 300 mm convex lens, balloon, fishing line.

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1, 4). 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 #: 015457
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $62.90

    We have many excellent science kits, but this one looks at science a bit differently. Everything found in this kit will help you look at science through the lens of doing "magic" tricks. We all know there is no magic, but use the contents of this kit and the explanations offered in the experiment manual to perform feats that will bewilder and amaze your family and friends.

    Included in this kit is potassium permanganate, iron powder, strontium chloride, lycopodium powder, sodium bicarbonate, polymer crystals, magnesium oxide, cue cards, plastic film, lid remover, measuring spoon, 3 measuring cups, 2 measuring cup lids, 3 plastic pipettes, porcelain bowl, plastic tube, funnel, marble, 3 tealight candles, balloons, white pillar candle, sheet of labels 3 aluminum tealight candle holders, cue card holder, tealight stands, and one pair of really nice safety glasses. The experiment manual includes safety information, explanations about the kit contents, and how to set up your own science show. Experiment/demonstration information is illustrated in a comic book format in full color. The information tells how to do the activities and an explanation of the science that is happening. Crush a soda can with water, heat water in a balloon, and levitate soap bubbles – all with science. Besides chemicals, some experiments require the use of fire so parental guidance is necessary. The publisher has tried to use some creative titles for the activities, and a couple of them are titled in a way that might be offensive to some. Two experiments using lycopodium spores (flammable, waterproof tiny balls of oil) are called witch's thimble and witch's powder. The activities are done to show the two different properties of lycopodium spores. Learning science concepts doesn't have to be dry and boring, so apply your science and have some fun. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 050664
    Retail: $225.00
    Rainbow Price: $219.95
    Contains 10 ml graduated glass cylinder, 100 ml graduated glass cylinder, 250 ml glass beaker, 250 ml glass Erlenmeyer flask, 600 ml glass beaker, acetate sheets, alcohol burner, ascorbic acid, borax, Boyles Law apparatus with instructions, bulb with socket, calcium chloride, D-cell battery with holder, economy magnifier, electrode set, glycerol, hydrochloric acid, ferrous sulfate, ferric chloride, granular iron, lead shot, lithium chloride, magnesium ribbon, Milk of Magnesia, modeling clay, Nichrome wire with handle, nylon casting line, paradichlorobenzene, pH Papers (1-14 range, 100 pack), pipette, plastic funnel, potassium chloride, potassium chromate, potassium permanganate, ring stand with base, 3" diameter ring support, safety goggles, silver nitrate, slinky, sodium hydroxide, spectroscope, stirring rod, strontium chloride, sulfur, sulfuric acid, test tube brush, test tube clamp, test tube rack, test tubes, thermometer, triangle, 12"-20mm glass tube, 3"-5mm glass tube, watch glass, wire gauze, and zinc. You will still need to gather some common items from around your home to use in some experiments. The curriculum for use with this kit is sold separately.
  • Item #: 050665
    Retail: $240.00
    Rainbow Price: $234.95
    Contains acetate sheets, bar magnet, 100 ml glass graduated cylinder, acrylic cube prism, adding machine tape, alligator clip, steel ball, D-cell battery with holder, bulb with holder, carbon paper, 8 ½"x 11" cardboard, 2" C-clamp, Burette clamp, modeling clay, compass, converging lens, digital pocket scale, Dynamic cart set with spring, electrostatic kit, 6"-20mm glass tube, graph paper, grooved plastic ruler, microscope slides, iron metal filings, liquid graphite, oleic acid, pen light, pipette, threaded pith balls, polarizer analyzer, protractor, ring stand with base, rubber stoppers, rubbing alcohol, semicircular petri dish, slinky, spark timer, helical spring, stopwatch, student thermometer, talcum powder, tongue depressor, tracing paper, weight set with hook. You will still need to gather some common items from around your home to use in some experiments. The curriculum for use with this kit is sold separately.
  • Item #: 006151
    Retail: $130.00
    Rainbow Price: $128.95
    Kit includes: 8 oz glass jar (w/out lid), alcohol burner w/ stand (fuel not included), baby lima bean seeds, baking soda, large balloon, 250 ml glass beaker (2), Benedict's solution, black construction paper (3), black marker, blue food coloring (2), blue tissue paper, cardboard (2), cardboard, cardstock (2), chalk, clear tape, cooking oil, corn seeds, corn starch, cotton ball (2 pk), cotton swab, dialysis membrane (2), dish soap, economical magnifier, flashlight, 12 oz glass jar, glucose test strips, green construction paper (2), green tissue paper, honey, household ammonia (50 ml), insulated copper wire (6"), iodine solution, 8 oz jar lids (2), large 3" nail, lima beans, lime water, large marble, 4" masking tape (2), metal nut, microscope slide & coverslips (10 pk), mint candy, paper towels (5), pencils (2), phenolphthalein solution, clear 12 oz plastic cups (8), plastic graduated cylinder (10 ml), plastic knife, platic petri dish, plastic pipette, plastic red bowl, plastic spoon, plastic zip lock bags, prepared slide of a leaf, protractor, PTC paper strips (10 pk), radish seeds, single-edge razor blade, red construction paper (2), red food coloring, red tissue paper, rennet table, rope (10 ft), small rubber bands (5), #00 15 mm rubber stoppers (2), rubbing alcohol, wooden ruler, safety goggles, saltine crackers, scissors, small block of wood, small mirror, spectroscope, 250g spring scale, stopwatch, large straw (3), string, styrofoam cups & lids (2) test tube holder (clamp), test tubes (6 pk), thumbtacks, toothpick, tuning fork, vinegar, white construction paper (2), white paper (10), white trash bag, world map w/ latitude & longitude lines, and yellow food coloring.
  • Item #: 017330
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $389.70

     The lab kit contains Lab Apron; reusable safety gloves; safety goggles; Micro Lab Butane Burner; ring support stand; ring support; wire gauze; clay triangle; 10ml, 150ml, and 250 ml beaker; 10 ml, 25ml, and 100ml graduated cylinder; evaporating dish; watch glass; funnel; crucible tongs; filter paper; sand; bar magnet; lab spatula; test tube brush; test tube rack; test tubes; Sulfur; Hydrochloric Acid; iron filings; Iron II (ferrous) Sulfate; wooden ruler; Vernier Caliper; 50 ml and 600 ml beaker; wooden splints; Spectroscope; Potassium Chloride; Potassium Nitrate; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Nitrate; 9-Volt battery; electrical tape; LED light diode; resistor; insulated copper wire; Acetone; modeling clay; crucible with lid; stirring rod; copper wool; Sodium Hydroxide; Sulfuric Acid; Magnesium Ribbon; sandpaper; pipettes; Copper II (cupric) Sulfate; wash bottle; Sodium Bicarbonate; thermometer; capillary tubes; rubber stoppers; marbles; stopwatch; Ethyl Alcohol; China marker; Ammonium Chloride; Stoddard-type test tube clamp (holder); Styrofoam cups; cardboard; Copper metal shot; laser pointer; pipette filler; Burette Clamp; Sodium Thiosulfate; Erlenmeyer flask; rubber stopper for flask; Iron III (ferric) Chloride; Potassium Thiocyanate; Thymol Blue Solution; Methyl Orange Solution; Methyl Red Solution; Acetic Acid; Potassium Hydrogen Phthalate; multimeter; alligator clip connectors; Zinc electrode; Potassium Permanganate; Iron (II) Sulfate Heptahydrate; Sulfuric Acid; Methanol; Isopropanol; Salicylic Acid; copper wire; cork; and Isopropyl Alcohol Solution.

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

  • Item #: 017580
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $469.60

     The 9th grade science supply kit includes lab apron, safety goggles, safety gloves, paper cups, 100 ml graduated cylinder, wooden ruler, string, 100 ml, 50ml, 250ml &1000 ml beaker, rubber band, red cabbage indicator solution, Magnesium Sulfate, ring support stand, ring support, wire gauze, Micro Lab Butane Burner, laser pointer key-chain, wooden clothes pins, card stock sheets, protractor, 25mm marble, stopwatch, disposable gloves, bench pulley, sandpaper, friction block w/hook, 50g, 100g, 200g hooked brass weight, ramp, 1000g & 2000g spring scale, demonstration balance support, knife edge lever clamp, Hall's Carriage (kinetic cart), balloon, Erlenmeyer flask, 8” crucible tongs, pipette, paper clips, syringe, stirring rod, 600 ml beaker, thermometer, Styrofoam cups, digital scale, Burette clamp, fur friction pad, rubber friction rod, alligator clip connectors, D-cell battery holders, D-cell batteries, bulb holder, screw base for bulb, compass, lodestone, 3” Alnico bar magnet, iron filings, 6-volt batteries, bolt, knife switch, insulated copper wire, right angle clamp, 3/8” nut, Hooke’s Law spring, buzzer w/ lead wires, tuning fork, diffraction grating slide, multimeter, solar cell, dissection pins, glass mirror, straight pins, 50mm and 150mm convex lens, Meter Stick Optical Bench Kit, PVC Pipe, flat washers, Copper II Chloride, Lithium Chloride, spectroscope, Strontium Chloride, wooden splints, Manganese Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Copper electrode, Brass electrode, Boric Acid, Copper II Sulfate, Iron III Oxide, white sand, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bromothymol Blue, Calcium Hydroxide, clear vinyl tubing, insect catching jar, sand, wood block, Calcium Carbonate, plastic cups, red litmus paper, blue litmus paper, Sodium Hydroxide, wash bottle, Hydrochloric Acid, 1-14 range pH papers.

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

  • Item #: 050669
    Retail: $255.00
    Rainbow Price: $247.95

    This kit from Nature's Workshop includes many of the labs from the DIVE curriculum, but some have been omitted because of packaging and safety constraints. Materials are included for the following labs – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (part 2), 7, 12, 13 (part 2), 14, 15 (part 2), 18, 19 (part 1), 20 (parts 1 & 2), 21 (part 2), 23, 24, 25 (parts 1 & 2), and 28. Each lab comes with a materials sheet, safety cautions, chemical instructions, and lab techniques. DIVE materials sold separately.

    Contains alcohol burner, digital pocket scale, weighing dish, 100 M&Ms, 250 ml Erlenmeyer Flask, 100 ml graduated cylinder, 10 ml graduated cylinder, balloon, chemical scoop, safety goggles, metric ruler, 250 ml beaker, 100 ml beaker, 1 foot of aluminum foil, 50g Epsom salts, 50 ml household ammonia, iron ring, ring stand, wire gauze, clay triangle, funnel, filter paper, 2 bar magnets, stirring rod, iron filings, wooden splints, calcium chloride, copper chloride, lithium chloride, manganese chloride, potassium chloride, strontium chloride, crucible tongs, 2 test tubes, 9V battery, zinc powder, sulfur, copper sulfate, potassium hydroxide, magnesium ribbon, Styrofoam cups, thermometer, watch glass, 50 ml Burets, Buret clamp, dropper, phenolphthalein, sodium hydroxide, foam block, 100g and 200g hooked weights, spring scale, pulleys, pulley cord, 3 ft. rope, matches, water balloon, rubber tubing, Cartesian diver kit, metals of similar mass, plastic rod, wool square, plastic comb, balloon, magnetic compass, insulated copper wire, D-cell batteries and holders, miniature lamp bases and 6V lamps, cardstock, enameled copper wire, sandpaper, iron bolt, paper clips, sound resonating tube, tuning fork, mirror, pins, slinky and protractor. You will still need to gather some common items from around your home to use in some experiments. The curriculum for use with this kit is sold separately.

  • 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 #: 020037
    ISBN: 9780981813776
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    At least three music courses (for beginners – either in age or experience) in one user-friendly, family-oriented package: music appreciation/history, reading music, and making/enjoying music. We all have this nagging idea that we really ought to be doing something about music but don't know exactly what. Or perhaps you're one of those moms who recognize that there are tremendous advantages for your children (spiritually, emotionally and mentally) when enjoying music is part of your daily lives but you can't imagine how you'll fit one more thing into your busy lives and homes. Marcia Washburn makes it easy for us by leading us step-by-step and providing a wealth of online resources to broaden that experience. You don't need to be able to read music or recognize one composer from another or spend a lot of money or time gathering resources. The author even assures us that this product has been "field-tested to ensure that musically illiterate adults can confidently use it with their children."

    Beethoven Who? is an ebook, or in other words, pdf files on CD-ROM, readable from your computer. This ebook-on-CD format is perfect for providing quality information, hands-on activities, games, reproducible listening sheets and listening suggestions in an affordable package. AND, there are links – lots of links – to quality internet sources for listening to orchestra-performed and artist-performed pieces (classical, traditional, folk, patriotic, and sacred music). Many of the listening links also provide video footage so you get a great view of each instrument in the orchestra. As we mentioned earlier, coverage of all things introductory and basic to music appreciation and enjoyment are included. The first section – Listening to Music – provides an overview of the elements of music (terms and basic info) followed by a period-by-period examination of major composers, musical instruments, historical setting, and notable pieces. In this section are briefly annotated (the author tells what to expect and look for) links to orchestras performing various pieces as well as video re-enactments such as costumed musicians playing period instruments while floating on the Thames River in England and even flash mob versions. The links are designed to build in you and your children appreciation for the music involved and to just plain enjoy a huge variety of musical experiences. In this section you'll find descriptions of the various periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Twentieth Century), short biographical sketches (with full-color pictures) of the major composers within each, examples of their major works, and lots of interesting odds and ends about both composers and works. To give you just a bit of an idea of the care that has gone into making the video link selections, consider the Flight of the Bumblebee (a work of the Romantic period composer Rimsky-Korsakov). Links for this piece include an orchestra (so you can see how fast their fingers need to move), the record-holder for the fastest violin version, a master violinist (Perlman) performance, a number of solo instruments each playing the piece (oboe, bassoon, clarinet, soprano recorder, and tuba), a Canadian Brass comedic version, a Disney cartoon shortened version, and, lastly, a boogie-woogie rendition on the piano. Notes on these links include observing that at 1:55 the pianist is smiling at an audience member (boogie-woogie) and a caution not to read the comments on the clarinet link (inappropriate content).

    The second section – Reading Music – covers all the basics providing a wealth of reinforcing activities. Reproducible masters are often included for memory games or bingo, for instance, as well as using a variety of rudimentary, homemade musical instruments (toilet paper tube maracas, oatmeal container drums, metal bottle cap tambourines, and a drinking glass orchestra – all instructions included). Music Reading, Pitch, Rhythm, and Dynamics are all covered. Activities are easy and fun to do and will involve your entire family in a musical exploration adventure.

    Section 3 – Making Music – transported me back to my grade school days and had me agreeing with the author that American folk and traditional songs – once learned in elementary school music classes like mine – are disappearing from our culture. You'll appreciate her determination not to let that happen as you listen through her list of not-to-be-missed songs: action songs (London Bridge), love/friendship songs (Bicycle Built for Two), animal songs (Itsy, Bitsy Spider), work songs (I've Been Working on the Railroad), patriotic songs (America the Beautiful), and sacred songs (hymns such as A Mighty Fortress and children's songs such as Jesus Loves the Little Children). Trust me, I've only scratched the surface of her many, many suggestions here. Again, there are a multitude of annotated links and often, historical and cultural anecdotes. She ends this section with suggestions for ways you can make music together as a family and ways to incorporate musical experiences into your everyday family life. A series of appendices include How to Use the Links in the Book, an Elements of Music Chart, a master for Sample Listening Sheets, a Resources list, and a Glossary of Terms. There is also a complete index for the entire e-book./

    You can probably tell that I'm excited about the potential of this product to open the lives of our children to musical experiences, some noble, some mundane. There's over 300 pages of musical information, countless links, reproducibles, and, most importantly, the sense that "I can do this!" ~ Janice