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Young Scientists Kit Kit #20 The Senses

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  • Item #: 022318
    ISBN: 9781463549152
    Retail: $15.95
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    If you can gather some household supplies, make a weekly trip to the library and delve into this book, you will not only have the makings of an exciting, hands-on science program, but I bet you'll have some very enthusiastic young scientists on your hands too! Easy-to-read and easy to use, this guide is packed with loosely-scripted teaching suggestions and relevant hands-on activities for children ages 4-13. The guide contains 20 topical chapters; ten for children 4-7 and ten for children 8-13. For ages 4-7 chapters include: the senses, human body, dinosaurs, animals, insects/bugs, magnets, stars and planets, health, plants, and animal ecology. Chapter topics for ages 8-13 are: insects, microscopes and invisible creatures, atoms and molecules, matter, chemistry, weather, force and motion, simple machines, light and color and plants. Each chapter begins with a list of materials needed, which are predominantly common household items and food items. The rest of the chapter walks you through the activities – and these are not your typical "stick a piece of celery into a glass of colored water" type activities, but lively, effective activities that will likely seem almost like play - especially to younger students. For instance, in the chapter on insects for 4-7 year-olds, you'll go on a "small creatures activity hunt" looking for insect homes, make a spider web out of string, pretend to be young spiders "ballooning" into the breeze, make a spider snack, make straw proboscises and use them like a butterfly, burst out of a toilet-paper "cocoon" like a caterpillar, make butterfly print paintings, do a bee "dance," locate a trail of ants outdoors, experiment with sow bugs' lighting preferences and more. Occasionally, activities will reference a specific book to read, a DVD (like a Magic School Bus video) or a specific kit to do (if you do these activities, you'll need to plan in advance to have these things on hand). For comparison, here are a few of the activities you'll do in the insects chapter for older students: learn about animal classification and coming up with a mnemonic device to remember the classification groups, demonstrate how an insect molts by inflating a balloon inside a paper bag, draw the butterfly life cycle, keep mealworms and crickets to observe metamorphosis, draw and label the parts of a cricket, play some outdoor games to practice insect communication methods, investigate insect camouflage by scattering colored toothpicks in the grass and more. The chapters for 8-13 year-olds also each include a 10-question multiple-choice test at the end (answers are found at the end of the book). It's designed simply, with no extra fluff - teaching text or explanations are in regular text and activity instructions in italic font. Occasional black-and-white diagrams and illustrations aren't fancy but provide useful examples. All in all, it's a practical, user-friendly science resource that could be used as the basis for a science program or as an activity resource. 201 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 066519
    ISBN: 9781338106367
    Retail: $21.99
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    Introduce your younger students to the world of electricity in this hands-on, fun kit by Klutz. Mold 15 different clay projects using 5 colors of clay, 20 LEDS, a battery pack (requires 4AA batteries, not included), and over 50 punch-out paper pieces. You will get four colors of conductive clay blue, green, orange, and black; and one block of white, insulating clay. The conductive clay allows electrons to flow through, and the insulating clay is firmer and doesn't allow the flow of electrons. The kit includes a 52-page book with numbered instructions with illustrations for each clay project. Make a Rocket, UFO, Flower, Shooting Star, Jack-O-Lantern, Flashlight, Cupcake, Snowman, Astronaut, Robot, Night Window, Police Car, and Dragon all with light-up features. The book also includes a list of other things you might need for the projects (household items), LED care, cleaning up, powering up the battery pack, clay shaping basics, how to use the paper punch-outs, and explanations of simple circuitry. Jess, Ramsey, and Gemma made the dragon, and he was adorable with his light-up eyes. I think the amazing thing is that you can use clay to teach basics of circuitry in a way that really makes sense to young learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 053875
    Retail: $39.99
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      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 #: 046404
    Retail: $99.95
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    By customer request, we are adding this kit, the largest and most advanced of Thames & Kosmos' physics kits. Not just an "upgraded" version of the Physics Workshop, this takes young scientists further in their hands-on physics investigations, especially into the study of water and air. The full-color, 96-page experiment book contains 17 experiments to explore the properties of air and water, particularly with regard to air and water pressure, how air and water flow, and air and water relating to energy. Each section includes hands-on experiments to do, using the materials in the kit and some household items as well. The second half of the book contains instructions for building the models of real-world contraptions which show air and water in action. A hydraulic lift, rotating crane, water turbine, backhoe, wind tunnel, trick fountain and race car are just a few of the fourteen exciting projects. The 212 parts included in the kit are also compatible with other Physics Workshop, Physics Discovery and Physics Solar Workshop. Winner of a Parent's Choice Silver Award. – Jess

  • Item #: 033546
    Retail: $39.99
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      Explore space with Ms. Frizzle and the gang with your own Magic School Bus Space Lab. Create a planet poster, make a night vision flashlight, make a constellation box and planet mobile, and use the Star Pilot™ (batteries included) to navigate the night sky. Have hours of fun throughout the year as you explore the planets and stars. Add a Magic School Bus DVD (#024221) and books (#060069, #022996) to create your own unit study. All of your supplies are neatly packed in a Magic School Bus-shaped box and includes: Star Pilot™, 20 experiment cards, string, straws, planet poster, constellation fact sheet, constellation box, sticker sheet, constellation booklet, constellation cards, data notebook, pipe cleaners, cut outs of planets, red cellophane, elastic band, and constellation chart. Enjoy the adventure!▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 033509
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    Follow Ms. Frizzle and her classroom on a thrilling journey through the human body. Packaged in your own cardboard Magic School Bus, travel through 20 experiments and activities using cling-on human body and parts stickers, human body poster, data notebook, sticker sheet, paper hinge joint model, paper, pencil, black construction paper, white chalk, glitter, clay, balloon, fastener, and suction cup; it even includes a plastic human skeleton. Make a hand x-ray, bend real bones, name parts of the skeleton, dilate your pupils, make a lung model, learn about fingerprinting, and more. Team this lab kit with the Magic School Bus books (item #013548, #060074) and DVD (#053075) for a fun human body unit study.

    ▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 048247
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     Stops, backs up, and changes direction when sensing an obstacle.

  • Item #: 031666
    Retail: $24.99
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    Bones and Muscles; The Senses; Light

  • 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 #: 047955
    Retail: $14.99
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    Even young players can start identifying animal tracks with this fun game! Animal Tracks! includes 40 animal track cards and 40 animal cards. The track cards include a black print of the animal track, the animal's name, and the typical size of the track. Animal cards feature a full-color photo of the animal and its name. Directions for three games are printed inside the box lid (Yay! No papers to lose!); Concentration, Bingo, or "Guess the Tracks." If you're studying animals and/or tracking in your science curriculum, these would make nice thick flashcards as well. Any way you use them, players are sure to gain familiarity with the shape of the animal tracks and the animals that make them, while having some fun too! – Jess

  • Item #: 033389
    Retail: $4.99
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    Everything your little artist needs to create their own beautiful watercolor artwork. This pad contains 20 different horsey scenes (complete with the paint for each page included at the top) and a paint brush. My only complaint is that the paints included are mostly bright rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown) so you don't have much variety for realistic looking horses, but the colors will be quite attractive to young children. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 060640
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: ECWHAN
    Retail: $90.00
    Rainbow Price: $62.95

    Looking for a solidly Christian and academically complete health and nutrition course for your high schooler? You may have just found it! Although this course was not available for an independent review prior to our catalog printing, it appears this course will meet the academic and value needs of homeschool families. Beginning with an overview of anatomy and physiology, this courses scope includes senses, genetics, macro and micro nutrients, exercise and diet. Emotional issues and mental illness, human value, culture, gender roles, families, socialization, communication skills and conflict resolution skills are also covered. Reproductive anatomy and physiology are covered including accurate illustrations and descriptions. Marriage, sexuality, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are discerningly explained, along with alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics necessary for our young people to understand for successful navigation in adulthood. This is handled gently, and respectfully, but parents should evaluate their young adults emotional and spiritual maturity prior to lessons. Over 50 projects are included in the text/student notebook which will not require a lab kit. The publisher states this will not meet a high school science lab credit.

    Unlike other Apologia courses, the Student Notebook is required for this course. Solutions are available online with course purchase. Apologia recommends the course be taken concurrently with their 9th grade Biology. Parents should discern their young person's ability and maturity. This one-year course will meet your transcript needs and prepare your student for college level courses. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 029581
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 073847
    Retail: $18.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.25

    Young artists get ready to explore watercolors and see what beautiful creations transform! Painting helps children use their senses, express emotions in a nonverbal way and create self-confidence with the “no wrong answer” creative process. This watercolor set from Faber-Castell® has a nice assortment of quality supplies all neatly tucked away in a handy carrying case. Set includes: 12 vibrant watercolor cakes with lid that can be used as a palette, 1 easy-squeeze water brush, 1 angled brush, 1 fine tip round brush, 12 sheets of watercolor paper, water container, white crayon for resist painting and instructions & tips. ~ Emily

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • 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.

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  • Item #: 006691
    Retail: $17.00
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    This is a hands-on introduction to electrical circuits and electricity.  Your young scientist will learn about series, parallel and short circuits, voltage, switches, and more. 11 experiments in all; requires four AA batteries, not included.

  • Item #: 004995
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Creative little gift set with quality supplies from Faber-Castell® is a blast to use! Expose little ones to mixed media (stamping with ink, drawing with marker & coloring with crayons) and see the cute masterpieces they create. Includes 30 heavy 3.5"x 2 3/8" cards: 20 have pre-printed simple shapes (to get you started) and 10 are blank. 3 foam mini stamps (star, circle, triangle) add fun designs and texture from the 5-color ink pad. Fill in some more of the drawing with the black marker and finish coloring with the 6 twist crayons. And the best part, store and display all your finished pictures in the included clear pocket-size portfolio that snaps shut. Non-toxic supplies. Note: black marker may stain fabric. ~ Emily

  • 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 #: 061900
    Retail: $24.99
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    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

  • Item #: 043909
    Retail: $39.99
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    What better way to peak a young scientist's interest in the weather than by learning with Ms. Frizzle and the gang? This bus-shaped science kit contains loads of fun experiments to try out such as making a tornado in a bottle, capturing a rainbow, building a weather station, and using a sundial. Kit comes with 28 experiment cards, weather station base, wind vane, plastic cup with rounded top, measuring cup, sponge, thermometer, pinwheel, three pieces of clay, peat pellet, paper plate, string, dish, two cardboard circles, bar magnet, three plastic tubes, straw, pencil, index card, petri dish, weather chart, snake model, anemometer, bottle connector, and two sticker sheets. Also included is a data notebook for students to record their findings in. ~Janine
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