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  1. Basic Rock Collection

    Basic Rock Collection - Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock samples

    Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are represented here with six samples each. Attached to cardboard, this set makes a perfect control card or handy reference. Includes information on rocks, minerals, and their three types. Learn More
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  2. Special Properties Rock Collection

    Special Properties Rock Collection - From

    Like early humans, your children will discover that rocks can be useful! This set includes: pumice (the rock that floats), optical calcite (look through it to see a double image), and magnetite (naturally magnetic). Description cards outline historical use and properties of each. Learn More
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  3. Rock & Mineral

    Rock & Mineral - Field Test Kit

    A hands-on rock and mineral classification activity. Children will explore the properties that geologists use to help them identify rocks and minerals (hardness, effervescence, streak color, magnetism, and appearance). Learn More
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  4. The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes

    The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes - Step-by-step instructions for children from Klutz

    Making 40 craft (10 different designs) offers plenty of opportunity for children to absorb aerodynamic principles: wind speed, thrust, and gravity. Good illustrations, clear language, and troubleshooting tips. Spiral-bound paperback, 128 pages. Learn More
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  5. Physical & Chemical Changes

    Physical & Chemical Changes - From In-Print For Children

    Whether living or non-living, everything experiences change. Learning to distinguish between physical and chemical changes is an important step for further exploration of chemistry. Children sort the picture cards under labels that clearly define physical and chemical changes. Learn More
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  6. What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?

    What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? - Read-aloud science concepts fact book from Robert E. Wells

    The perfect companion for a new microscope! A clever introduction with curiosity-tickling prose and accurate science. Children compare the very small with something ever smaller, right down to electrons. Paperback, 32 pages. Learn More
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  7. Rock Science Kit

    Rock Science Kit - 15 rock specimens

    This starter kit includes 15 numbered specimens representing a range of rocks, a small magnifier, and activity guide offering more test ideas for further study, all neatly packed in a sturdy box. Affordable, with just enough variety to whet the young geologist’s appetite. Learn More
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  8. Mineral Science Kit

    Mineral Science Kit - 15 mineral specimens

    Children will learn to look for luster, (the way a mineral reflects light), hardness (measured on the Mohs scale), and color (with a streak test). Affordable, with just enough variety to whet the young geologist’s appetite. Learn More
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  9. Light & Sound Energy Ball

    Light & Sound Energy Ball

    Provide a safe, dramatic, hands-on demonstration of an electrical circuit. Two exterior metal strips are the circuit terminals. Children join hands to form the circuit. Batteries included. 1½" dia. Learn More
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  10. EZ Read Rain Gauge

    EZ Read Rain Gauge - Child-friendly weather observation tool

    Observing and recording the weather opens doors to all sorts of science and mathematics activities. Bright red float and big numbers make it easy. Marks each ¼" of rain; fence or stake mount. Learn More
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  11. Glass Prism

    Glass Prism - Functional prism for experiments with light

    Children can set this prism in a sunny window and see for themselves what Newton discovered — a beam of visible light can be split into a rainbow when it shines through a glass prism like this. Learn More

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  12. Jumbo Thermometer

    Jumbo Thermometer - Weather observation tool

    Your children can measure ambient temperature on Fahrenheit and centigrade scales, then perhaps record and graph their observations. A fascinating way to exercise observation, math, and writing skills. Clear, easy-to-read numbers; sturdy plastic. Easy to mount; 15". Learn More
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  13. Iron Filings

    Iron Filings - 12 oz. from Dowling Magnets

    See magnetic fields in action! Manipulating iron filings with a magnet offers elementary-age children a fun hands-on experience making magnetic field patterns. Shaker-top dispenser bottle allows the filings to be dispensed as needed; 12 oz. Ages 8 and up. Learn More
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  14. Alnico Bar Magnets

    Alnico Bar Magnets - Hands-on physical science

    This magnet creates especially strong fields, with dramatic repulsion and attraction properties. Great For polarity experiments. (3" x ½" x ¼"); poles are marked. Learn More
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  15. Alnico Horseshoe Magnet

    Alnico Horseshoe Magnet - 2" horseshoe magnet from Dowling Magnets

    This horseshoe magnet is perfect for a magnetic/non-magnetic “fishing” game. It creates especially strong fields, with dramatic repulsion and attraction properties. (1¼" x 2" x ¼"). Aluminum-nickel-cobalt alloy. ¼" x 2" x ¼". Learn More
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  16. I Wonder Why Zippers Have Teeth

    I Wonder Why Zippers Have Teeth - and other questions about inventions

    This graphic format fact book answers questions children love to ask about inventions and inventors. Lively question and answer approach, incredible information, and appealing artwork. A favorite resource. Paperback, 32 pages. Learn More
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