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  • Item #: 031660
    Retail: $24.99
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    Surface Tension; Polymers; Famous Scientists and Their Experiments

  • Item #: 010443
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    Seeds, Fruits, and Other Plant Parts; Eggs; Owls

  • Item #: 031658
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    Recycling; Scientific Measurements; Magnets

  • Item #: 031659
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    Stars; Planets; Forces

  • Item #: 031661
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    Weather Station; Solids, Liquids and Gases; Volcanoes

  • Item #: 031664
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    Water; Capillary Action; Air

  • Item #: 031667
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    Mirrors; Electricity; Circuits and Electromagnets

  • Item #: 031662
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    Minerals; Geodes; Fossils

  • Item #: 031663
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    Bacteria and Fungi; Weight and Volume; Acids & Bases

  • Item #: 031665
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    Flight; Heart and Lungs; Digestive System

  • Item #: 031666
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    Bones and Muscles; The Senses; Light

  • Item #: 031668
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    Magnetism; Static Electricity; Tornadoes, Clouds and the Water Cycle

  • Item #: 029587
    Retail: $39.99
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    Travel with Ms. Frizzle and her class through the land of microscopy with this lab kit. This kit includes the things that young researchers need to explore the world of tiny things – microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, collecting vial, 20 colorful experiment and instruction cards, prepared slides of fungi and algae, and a data notebook for recording your own scientific observations all packaged in a cool Magic School Bus-shaped box. The microscope operates on 2 AA batteries (not included) and is made of plastic with 100, 300 and 600x magnification. Although that sounds powerful, this is still a toy and doesn't give the quality and clarity of higher priced microscopes. I spent some time looking at the prepared slides and had some difficulty with the viewing on 600x but got a pretty good view with the 100 and 300x settings. Overall this is a good starter set for beginning to explore with Ms. Frizzle. - Donna

  • Item #: 043174
    Retail: $134.95
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    Microscope activity books are great if you already have everything you need to start making your own slides, but what if you don't? That's why I like this kit. The experiment manual is solid enough to stand on its own - a rarity in most science kits today - and the kit includes everything you need to begin using the microscope, exploring prepared slides, and preparing and making your own slides. The full-color 48-page manual begins by explaining microscope use and care, as well as how to safely make thin slices from specimens using a scalpel or razor blade. Then young scientists are ready to start observing! The following sections focus on viewing cells of different types, including cheek cells, onion skin, onion cells affected by salt, egeria/elodea, various fruits and vegetables, starch from foodstuffs, hydra, pollen grains, salt and sugar crystals, insect wings, insect specimens, mushrooms, root hairs, watermelon water ducts, blades of grass, leaves, hair, nettle hairs, and feathers. Each section provides informational text about the subject viewed, detailed instructions on how to make and mount the specimen, tips on specimen-making techniques, and photos of photographed specimens under the microscope. Since the student will probably not be very proficient at preparing their own slides, several prepared slides are included as examples, and the more difficult-to-make specimens are saved for later in the book. The photos of example specimens are also helpful for beginners. Unlike many microscope kits, this one actually has a fairly decent microscope. It is constructed of metal and plastic microscope and has pretty good focusing ability. Features include: a monocular 10X eyepiece, 4X, 10X and 40X glass objective lenses (for 40X, 100X and 400X total magnification). The microscope includes two bright LED lights, one above and one below the stage. This kit would be a great choice for a microscope study, along with a science curriculum, or just for the interested student, especially if you are not planning on investing in a good-quality microscope in the future. Kit includes the experiment manual, microscope, blank slides, prepared slides, coverslips, tweezers, a dissection needle, a scalpel, a pipette, Petri dish with lid, stain, lens paper, blank labels for slides, and a dust cover for the microscope. Microscope requires 3 AA batteries (not included). - Jess



    If you're not sure which microscope best fits your needs, check out our Microscope Comparison Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of all microscope models we offer.

  • Item #: 008777
    Retail: $310.00
    Rainbow Price: $299.95

    This set includes all of the items from the Biology Lab, #008776 (prepared slides used in the course, blank slide plates and cover slips, 4 dropper pipettes, methylene blue, iodine, Micro-Art drawing paper, and lens paper), and a high school quality microscope. The microscope is made by National Optical and meets requirements for high school courses. It is of cast alloy construction and includes the following features: 10X wide-field eyepiece for a wider field of view; 45 inclined head; 360 head rotation; triple nosepiece; full-size DIN objective with achromatic, parfocal and parcentric lenses; 40X, 100X and 400X magnification; NA 0.65 condenser which is sufficient up to 400X magnification; 5 hole disc diaphragm; 110V, 20W tungsten lamp; 115m stage; spring loaded stage clips; rack and pinion control; coarse and fine focus knobs; adjustable stage stop; and a lifetime limited warranty. An excellent quality microscope that will take your child up to college.



    If you're not sure which microscope best fits your needs, check out our Microscope Comparison Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of all microscope models we offer.

  • 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 #: 010030
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    - Onion root tip mistosis (l.s.)

    - Lichens foliose body (sec)

    - Fumaria whole (w.m.)

    - Fern leaf (w.m.)

    - Pinus Xylem stem (t.s.)

    - Pinus young male cone (l.s.)

    - Pinus young female cone (l.s.)

    - Pumpkin stem (l.s.)

    - Pumpkin stem (t.s.)

    - Zee mays root (t.s.)

    - Zee mays root (l.s.)

    - Triticum aestivum leaf epidrms (w.m.)

    - Lilium brownii ovary (t.s.)

    - Pollen tube budding (w.m.)

    - Zee Mays seed (l.s.)

  • Item #: 006758
    Retail: $9.50
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    Frog's Egg, Frog Embryo, Tadpole-EArly Stage, Tadpole-Outside Gills, Tadpole-Inside Gills, Young Frog, Young Frog-Tail Disappearing, Adult Frog

  • Item #: 041186
    Retail: $31.27
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    Includes 16 prepared slides for Biology:

    1. Amoeba Proteus
    2. Diatoms
    3. Euglena
    4. Ascarismitosis
    5. Grantia spicules
    6. Hydra budding
    7. Leaf with veins (c.s.)
    8. Onion root tip
    9. Paramecium
    10. Planarian
    11. Ranunculus root
    12. Ranunculus stem
    13. Spirogyra with conjugation
    14. Volvox
    15. Zea Mays root
    16. Zea Mays stem

    Slides come in a plastic container. Instructions to clean, store and handle the slides included.

  • Item #: 045356
    Retail: $29.99
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    Your budding botanist will find much to discover with this comprehensive kit. You can test soil's pH, use miniature garden tools and seed packets to prepare your own garden, learn about bugs, make a sun dial, make a terrarium, and more. A colorfully illustrated instruction manual is included, as is a data notebook students can use to write, draw and record their observations. The kit includes a pH chart, pH tray, gardening tray, pipette, plastic cup, data notebook, ruler, 8 peat pellets, 8 popsicle sticks, plastic terrarium pebbles, charcoal paper towel wicks, construction paper, circular cardboard foil, clay, a wooden dowel, 4 plastic bugs (ant, spider, beetle, and dragonfly), a sticker sheet, 6 packets of seeds (wheat, spinach, beans, zinnia, marigolds, and mixed seeds), a shovel, a rake, a watering can, and an instruction manual. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 024649
    Retail: $19.99
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    Designed to teach children the ins and outs of energy through the use of a hand crank power generator, this kit will engage children of all ages as they quickly realize that they that have the ability to "control" the amount of electricity provided by the speed and strength used to turn the crank! The see-through power generator allows children to observe electricity production in action while they complete six experiments that introduce light, sound, stored energy and the motor car. Detailed instructions and diagrams along with a summary of expected results will make this a favorite among your young scientists. The kit contains all the necessary components to complete each experiment. Your children only need to supply the physical strength to power the generator. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 047956
    Retail: $29.99
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    Even if you live in an urban area, you can still learn all about animal tracks and make your own realistic casts with this kit from Young Scientist's Club. The kit includes plaster of Paris, a brush, sand, two bowls, an animal track game with 80 cards, a poster, stickers, two popsicle sticks, a measuring cup, watercolor paint and an instruction manual. Play the card game to match animals with their tracks (learning 40 animal tracks in the process!), and place matching animal and track stickers on the poster. Several groups of animal tracks are featured at the bottom of the poster – can you tell the "story" behind them? Then get ready to make your own set of animal track casts using the eight included molds and plaster! After you've perfected your casting technique, it's time to look for animal tracks in nature. When you find one, follow the instructions to capture the track using wet plaster and add your "wild find" to your new collection of animal tracks. The full-color instructions walk parent and child through the activities and directions, and provide a place to record answers and observations. This would be a fun kit to explore before taking a hiking, hunting or camping trip; you could even take the animal track matching game on the road with you for the whole family to enjoy! – Jess

  • Item #: 013247
    Retail: $128.16
    Rainbow Price: $99.95

    From the same company that provided us with an affordable quality microscope (#042050) for young scientists, we are excited to offer this upgrade option. Combines all of the great features of the My First Lab Duo Scope, which are:

    • rotatable nosepiece with 4X, 10X, and 40X objectives
    • 10X widefield eyepiece on an inclined head
    • 6 hole disc diaphragm
    • real optical glass lenses
    • 3.5" x 3.5" stage with spring clips
    • coarse focus knob
    • dual LED lights
    • powder-coated metal construction and sturdy plastic base
    • cordless battery power ( 3 AA batteries, not included)
    • Accessory Set: 5 blank slides, 4 prepared slides, 1 concave slide, slide labels, 10 cover glasses, pipette, forceps, lens paper, small plastic test tube, small plastic Petri dish, straight teasing needle, and red and blue dye.

    With expanded lab accessories to add more depth to your studies, this set also includes: a cloth dust cover, real bug specimens (2) encased in acrylic for safe viewing, a 20x Handheld Magnifier with LED and Black Light and my personal favorite "extra" –the Analyze This! Book. Although designed to accompany the Biology Slide Set from My First Lab, you will find this an excellent resource to any prepared Biology Slide Set (including many of the Apologia biology slides). What I love about this book is the full color photos of authentic, labeled microscope slides. No longer will you or your children have to worry about the accuracy of what your eyes see. Using the slides of your choice, view then draw and identify the specimens in your lab notebook and compare them to the images in this book. No more second-guesses! Also includes a 16 pg. user manual designed to teach compound and stereo microscope use, ideas for observation (with sample images) and user guide for the Handheld Magnifier (Mini-Inspector), including black light experiments. Finally, a microscope designed to grow with your children from middle school through the high school labs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 033116
    Retail: $34.00
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    This is a fine little starter set for your younger scientists. This durable, plastic microscope has three objectives (4X, 10X, 40X) and a 10X eyepiece, dual-focus knob, top and bottom LED lighting, and operates on 3 AA batteries (not included). Top lighting allows you to look at tiny solid objects (such as the details on a coin), and bottom lighting allows you to look at prepared slides or your own created slides. Also included in the set are enough items to get your curious researchers started: brine shrimp egg specimen, yeast specimen vial, 3 empty specimen vials, graduated cylinder, 8 blank slides, hatchery, specimen slicer, 3 prepared slides, 8 slide labels and cover slips, plastic pipette, magnifying glass, plastic forceps and manual. The manual includes information about your scope and accompanying items, operating instructions and a few suggestions for observation. This is very much like the one my daughter began with in early elementary school and we progressed from there! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 000977
    Retail: $79.20
    Rainbow Price: $62.95

    Finally, an affordable binocular, stereo microscope for the younger crowd. The “World of Wonder” Scope has real glass optics, interchangeable eyepieces (10X and 25X), total magnification of 20X and 50X, and top and bottom LED illumination. The scope is battery operated (2AA batteries, not included), measures 10 ¼” height, and portable enough to carry wherever you want to explore. The binocular eyepieces allow young scientists to keep both eyes open, which makes for easier and  more comfortable focus and viewing. Top and bottom illumination allow you to view prepared slides and even solid objects. Two prepared slides (with five specimens) and an experiment guide are also included. This is a good beginner scope with a lot of options!

  • Item #: 042050
    Retail: $111.10
    Rainbow Price: $69.99

    What a great starter scope! Many of the features you'll find on a more expensive scope are now available for the young scientist. This battery operated (3 AA batteries are not included) microscope has:

    • • rotatable nosepiece with 4X, 10X, and 40X objectives
    • • 10X widefield eyepiece on an inclined head
    • • 6 hole disc diaphragm
    • • real optical glass lenses
    • • 3 ½" x 3 ½" stage with spring mounted stage clips
    • • coarse focus knob
    • • dual LED lights
    • • powder-coated metal construction with sturdy plastic base

    View slides using the light below and solid objects with the upper light. You won't find this feature on any of our other microscopes. See slides up to a 400X magnification and solid objects up to 100X magnification. Look closely and you'll be able to see Abraham Lincoln sitting in his memorial on the back of the penny!

    This microscope comes with a nice accessory set which includes: 5 blank slides, 4 prepared slides, 1 concaved slide, slide labels, 10 cover glasses, pipette, forceps, lens paper, small plastic test tube, small plastic Petri dish, straight teasing needle, and red and blue dye. A 10-page user's manual explains how to prepare slides, operate the microscope, and offers suggestions for observation.

    The LED lights burn longer and cooler than incandescent lighting, so no chance of little fingers getting hot. An automatic stage stop is helpful in keeping the objectives from touching the slides; however, it doesn't work well with the 40X objective. This objective is longer and the stage doesn't stop soon enough before putting pressure on the slide. You'll also notice that there is no 'fine focus' knob. I thought that would be a problem getting things in focus, but really had very little difficulty. I looked at several slides and objects on all of the settings of this microscope. I'm really impressed with the features offered for such a low price. ~ Donna



    If you're not sure which microscope best fits your needs, check out our Microscope Comparison Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of all microscope models we offer.

  • Item #: 039832
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Would you rather learn about engineering from a book, or by building, doing and experimenting? Go with Ms. Frizzle as she explains engineering and takes you through examples of engineering that we see around us. 33 double-sided experiment cars teach you about light reflection, solar ovens, designing a car, constructing a balloon jet, and much more. The set includes the following supplies: a solar panel, string, tubing, cardboard base and wheels, circular papers and cardboard, black construction paper, clothespin, 2 thin dowels, data notebook for recording information, buzzer, balloons, wires with alligator clips, glue, motor, flashlight, measuring cup, craft sticks, straws, foil, black and white paper, wire without insulation, stickers, and a paper cup. Each card lists the materials needed and procedure for the activity. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 029142
    ISBN: 9780836134797
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

    Michael Faraday, inventor of the electric motor, transformer, and generator - who is now considered today the father of electronics - was once warned that he would probably amount to nothing! And to most people, that would have been a fair guess. After all, he left school at a young age, had only the rudiments of an education, and was hindered by a speech impediment his whole life (he couldn't say his 'r's). However, with humility, faith and persistence, he overcame his background and set his mind to developing the inventions that would propel the world into the modern age. Author Charles Ludwig traces the life of this famous, God-fearing scientist from a young boy to his death in 1867, in a highly readable, fictionalized account that is sure to hold the interest of even the non-science minded. Doesn't it make you wonder what God can do with your life? 208 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 021548
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95
    The neatest part of this game is that it has a highly rewarding visual element to it compared with other puzzle games. Kids can see their progress by where the end of the laser is, whether it's stuck on an obstacle, hitting a mirror, or finally reaches the goal! Just like the standard version, this puzzle involves guiding a laser to an end destination using doors and mirrors. Certain pieces are set up at the beginning of each scenario, and more are specified as usable objects. Some key changes have been made to accommodate a younger audience: the puzzle grid is now bordered, and the laser is built into the board, decreasing the chance of young children's eyes being directly touched by the laser. Puzzles have also been simplified (though the range from easy to very hard still allows plenty of challenge, even for slightly older children). Finally, the entire board has been stylized with a space theme, calling for a "scientist" to guide the laser around space rocks to ignite one or more rocket ships. With a little bit of hard work, you just might be able to solve all 40 challenges!
  • Item #: 061900
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This model kit allows your young dinosaur enthusiast to take their passion to the next level! Children will experience the thrill of being a paleontologist as they construct the 15" T-Rex layer by layer, from squishy organs to the clear plastic body shell. Dinosaur includes 5 squishy organs (heart, intestines, lungs, stomach, and tongue), 9 plastic bones and muscles, and clear outer shell pieces. Once completed, your dinosaur can be displayed on the plastic 'rock' stand. Kit also includes The Mighty Rex, a 24-pg. book from Dennis Schatz, a noted scientist from Seattle's Pacific Science Center. Evolutionary content. Detailed instructions included. ~ Deanne