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Tools for Exploring Science

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  1. Hand Crank Flashlight

    Hand Crank Flashlight - Battery-Free Rechargeable 3 LED Flashlight

    Cranking for about one minute creates enough electrical current for 30 minutes of use. An absorbing small motor activity. Producing light this way is an hands-on exercise in energy transfer, too. 6½" x 2". Learn More
    No Longer Available
    V72
  2. Sunprint Kit

    Sunprint Kit - The original non-toxic, sun-sensitive paper

    Sunprint® paper makes photographic-type prints using sunshine (light) and water. This fascinating step-by-step process appeals to children and they’ll be satisfied with the surprising results. 12 sheets (4" square) with instructions. Learn More
    $5.95
    A82
    100+ In Stock
  3. Super Sunprint Kit

    Super Sunprint Kit - The original photo-sensitive paper

    Sunprint® paper makes photographic-type prints using sunshine (light) and water. This fascinating step-by-step process appeals to children and they’ll be satisfied with the surprising results. 12 sheets (4" square) with instructions. Learn More
    $18.00
    A83
    12 In Stock
  4. The Star Finder

    The Star Finder - Guide to the Northern Sky

    Simplified star chart for older children and families. Rotate blue wheel to align the clear window with the month. Stars and constellations show in window. Includes durable, plastic Star Finder™ (9¾" dia.), night-vision flashlight filter, and folder. Learn More
    No Longer Available
    EM27
  5. Stainless Steel Funnel

    Stainless Steel Funnel

    A small funnel with a handle! The downspout of this funnel will fit into narrow-necked bottles such as the Pinch Decanter (G236), the Eye Dropper Bottles (J72, J82), and Tasting Bottles (Y70). 2⅛" dia. x 2⅜" long; ⅜" dia. downspout. Learn More
    $4.50
    G239
    100+ In Stock
  6. Sand Timers

    Sand Timers - 3 piece set (1, 2, and 3 minute timers)

    Time literally passes before the child’s eyes as white sand funnels down through the hourglass. Many possible uses for these plastic timers. These inexpensive timers are approximately one, two, and three minutes. 3¾" high. Learn More
    $6.95
    SC442
    13 In Stock
  7. Thermometer Stamp

    Thermometer Stamp - Rubber stamp showing Fahrenheit and Celsius

    Use this rubber stamp to help children understand the measurements on a thermometer. Showing both Celsius and Fahrenheit in easy-to-read numerals, children will begin to internalize the relationship between these two measuring systems. 1½" x 4⅝". Learn More
    $5.50
    SC445
    57 In Stock
  8. Bug Catcher

    Bug Catcher - BugView from Carson

    Every beetle and bee is an observation opportunity! Easy for children to operate: lower open box over the insect, then slide the button down the handle to close box. 5X top magnifier. 2¾" x 2¼" viewing box. Learn More
    $11.95
    SC525
    46 In Stock
  9. 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
    $6.95
    SC662
    100+ In Stock
  10. Galileo Thermometer

    Galileo Thermometer

    Tell the temperature on this glass thermometer by reading the tag of the lowest floating sphere in the upper part of the cylinder. Modeled on the thermoscope invented by Galileo Galilei in the 1600s, it relies on the downward pull of gravity and the upward pull of buoyancy. Learn More
    $25.95
    SC664
    12 In Stock
  11. 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
    $12.95
    SC806
    24 In Stock
  12. 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
    $12.95
    SC807
    30 In Stock
  13. 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

    Now: $4.95

    Was: $5.95

    SC90
    93 In Stock
  14. 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
    $3.00
    SC932
    53 In Stock
  15. 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
    $4.95
    SC935
    31 In Stock
  16. Large Leaf & Flower Press

    Large Leaf & Flower Press

    Ideal for classroom use this press 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. 12" x 8". Learn More
    $28.95
    SC936
    59 In Stock

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