Tools for Exploring Science

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  1. Household Specimens Slides

    Household Specimens Slides - Set of 4 sturdy slides

    Using a microscope is an eye-opening experience for young children! This set of four fascinating, ready-to-view slides (with 12 common items) make a rewarding activity even more accessible. 3¾" x 1". Learn More

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  2. Arthropod Blocks Set 1

    Arthropod Blocks Set 1 - Real specimen encased in acrylic

    An ingenious way for children to examine a beautifully preserved, life-size specimen that won’t scurry away! Safe, fascinating viewing from every angle. Observe with the naked eye or any magnifier. Each specimen preserved in a solid acrylic block; 1 1/8" x 1¾". Learn More
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  3. Arthropod Blocks Set 2

    Arthropod Blocks Set 2 - Real specimen encased in acrylic

    Safe, fascinating viewing from every angle. An ingenious way for children to examine a beautifully preserved, life-size specimen that won’t scurry away! Observe with the naked eye or any magnifier. Each specimen preserved in a solid acrylic block; 1 1/8" x 1¾". Learn More
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  4. Bug Viewer

    Bug Viewer - Real glass magnifier for insect observation

    Perfect for small hands and big eyes! Clever and practical, this intriguing viewing box has a real, scratch-proof 2.5X magnifier (2¼" dia.) and a secure, roomy chamber. 3½" x 3½" x 3" high. Learn More

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  5. Habitat to Go!

    Habitat to Go! - Critter Cabin from Toysmith

    There’s plenty of room for children to add grass, rocks, and twigs to create a comfortable temporary habitat for small friends. Sturdy wood and wire with carrying strap and acrylic door. 7¼" x 6". Learn More
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  6. Bug Box Magnifier

    Bug Box Magnifier - Tiny magnifier for nature observation

    The perfect size to fit in a pocket when on a nature hike. Any small, wiggly creature can be temporarily held for viewing by putting it in the clear plastic box. The 2.5X magnifier is in the lid. More cooperative specimens, such as a rock, leaf, seed, coin, or stamp, are fun to examine closely too. 1½" cube. Learn More
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  7. Two-Way Bug Viewer

    Two-Way Bug Viewer - Big plastic magnifier for insect observation

    Take a closer look! An ingenious design allows top and bottom magnified observation of insects, spiders or nature items indoors or out. Lightweight plastic with easy-grip side handles. 7" x 4½" x 5"; 4" high. Learn More
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  8. Small Pal's Home

    Small Pal's Home - Temporary home for small pets, fish, or insects

    Young naturalists can get a “clear” look at salamanders, worms, lady bugs, caterpillars, or other small friends. Acrylic sides offer optimum viewing. Vented cover. Flip-top feeder. 7¾" x 4" x 5¾" deep. Learn More
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  9. Leaf & Flower Press

    Leaf & Flower Press

    This durable press is ideal for classroom use and will accommodate a variety of specimen. Arrange leaves and flowers between layers, then tighten the bolts. Sturdy ½" birch plywood at top and bottom, with four pieces of cardboard. Instructions included. Made in U.S.A. 12" x 8". Learn More
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  10. Let's Experiment!

    Let's Experiment!

    Start children thinking like a scientist! This is an appealing introduction to the scientific method: observe, predict, experiment, then draw conclusions. Graphic instructions and related facts for six experiments. Paperback, 20 pages. Learn More
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  11. LED Head Lamp

    LED Head Lamp - Adjustable strap and beam from Schylling

    Perfect for hands-free reading, walking, and camping. Beam angle adjusts to any position between straight forward and straight down. Comfortable, adjustable elasticized straps stay put. 1½" lens; 3" x 1¼" padded lamp base. Needs 2 AA batteries (not included). Learn More

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  12. MicroBrite

    MicroBrite - Pocket Magnifier from Carson

    Examine the natural world up close! This LED-lit pocket microscope features a 20x-40X magnification and two focus knobs for a clear, bright image. Includes two blank specimen slides, a stand, and batteries. Sturdy plastic body. 2½" x 4". Learn More
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  13. 3-in-1 Field Compass Tool

    3-in-1 Field Compass Tool - Expedition One Kit from Backyard Safari Outfitters

    One-handed operation and three fascinating, functional tools (liquid-filled compass, magnifier, red LED signal light) make this an exciting nature exploration gadget. Includes 3-in-1 Compass Tool, collectable embroidered iron-on patch, and pop-up field guide. Learn More
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  14. Precision Balance with Weights

    Precision Balance with Weights - From Learning Resources

    Which weighs more — my apple or your pear? A cup of beans or a cup of rice? Children experience real hands-on science and measurement with this calibrated scale, perfect for exploring concepts like equalities, inequalities, mass, comparisons, and order. Learn More
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  15. Pond Net

    Pond Net

    At the pond or lake, this durable net is a must. Perfect for catching (and releasing) tadpoles, minnows and other water creatures. Made of fine mesh with durable seams and a sturdy, coated-wire handle. 11½" handle; 8" x 6" x 6" net. Learn More
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  16. Pocket Microscope

    Pocket Microscope - Portable scope with 30X magnification

    Perfect for viewing all kinds of things, from leaves to fabric, this little microscope with its 30X magnification reveals amazing details. The adjustable focus wheel is easy for children to manage on their own. Durable, lightweight plastic. 4" x 6". Learn More
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