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  • Item #: 010443
    Retail: $24.99
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    Seeds, Fruits, and Other Plant Parts; Eggs; Owls

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

  • Item #: 031659
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    Stars; Planets; Forces

  • Item #: 031658
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    Recycling; Scientific Measurements; Magnets

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

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

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

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

  • Item #: 031664
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    Water; Capillary Action; Air

  • Item #: 031662
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    Minerals; Geodes; Fossils

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

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

  • Item #: 039832
    Retail: $39.99
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    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: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    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 #: 064671
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      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 #: 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 #: 047956
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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 #: 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 #: 045356
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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 #: 042050
    Retail: $118.00
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    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 concave slide, cover glass, pipette, forceps, lens paper, small plastic test tube, small plastic Petri dish, 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


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  • 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 #: 029546
    ISBN: 9780761156871
    Retail: $14.95
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    Science history mixed in with science experiments and application can set the stage for catastrophe. Join the science journey from pre-history to present day as you learn about scientists and events that had catastrophic potential but the outcome of greatness. This 300+ page, hardcover book holds 34 chapters and 50 experiments taking you from Stone Age tools and the discovery of fire to the Hadron Collider in 2008. Read with a discerning mind as you witness accounts that are based in fact and theory and do experiments that apply data and concepts. Some experiments are as simple as buying a package of Wintergreen Lifesavers© to learn about lightning to making a soda bottle rocket as you try to understand Robert Goddard's thinking. Items for experiments can be found around your house or at your local retailer, and are coded as to the amount of risk (amount of adult supervision). A list of materials and step-by-step instructions (with visuals) are included in each chapter. Have some fun and learn about 'dangerous' scientific discoveries like smashing atoms, using lasers, black holes, and x-rays. This book is for your 'daring young scientist.' ~ Donna

  • 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 #: 021548
    Retail: $29.99
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    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 #: 013247
    Retail: $142.00
    Rainbow Price: $107.95

    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 #: 008089
    ISBN: 9780471119807
    Retail: $14.95
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    Detectives today are pretty dependent on science for digging further into evidence. All kinds of materials, from hair and blood, to fibers and bugs are sent to crime labs for further study, and often, a single clue can solve the case. With this book, kids can go "behind the scenes" in a crime lab, and learn all about different pieces of evidence and how they are studied, and how they can participate in their own way. Five chapters include forty experiments in areas including observation, investigating clues left at the scene of a crime, how chemistry and biology are used to analyze evidence, and how documents can help solve crimes. In the first chapter, young detectives will hone investigative skills by observing scenes and remembering details, using their senses to identify hidden objects, setting up a crime scene and looking for evidence, interviewing witnesses, and more. The second chapter goes into more specifics, with kids making and identifying lip prints, fingerprints and voiceprints; examining strands of hair, examining cloth and paper fibers, making casts, examining impressions, learning how ballistics evidence is gathered and more. In Chapter 3, students will test mysterious substances to discover their identity, while Chapter 4 discusses how teeth impressions and bones are studied, how to estimate height from foot size, the basic principles of DNA testing, how decomposition aids forensic scientists and more. In Chapter 5, kids can study indented paper, analyze handwriting and typewriting, and counterfeiting. A well-rounded and exciting group of experiments that gives students a not-too-grisly glimpse into scientific crimefighting. - Jess