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Young Scientists Kit Kit #20 The Senses

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  • Item #: 031666
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Bones and Muscles; The Senses; Light

  • Item #: 046404
    Retail: $99.95
    Rainbow Price: $89.90

    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 #: 048247
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

     Stops, backs up, and changes direction when sensing an obstacle.

  • 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 #: 029587
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    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 #: 033509
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    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.

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  • Item #: 033546
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

      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 #: 022318
    ISBN: 9781463549152
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    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
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    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