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  • Brace Yourself - 1 Pack
    What can keep a simple structure from collapsing during an earthquake? How will an earthquake, simulated by shaking, affect a "building" made of linked squares? How can the square "stories" be cross-braced to prevent the "walls" from collapsing? What dangers are there in building above a garage?..
    $10.99
  • Brace Yourself - 10 Pack
    What can keep a simple structure from collapsing during an earthquake? How will an earthquake, simulated by shaking, affect a "building" made of linked squares? How can the square "stories" be cross-braced to prevent the "walls" from collapsing? What dangers are there in building above a garage?..
    $69.99
  • Breadboard Circuits - 10 Pack
    Creating electrical circuits with simple materials Provide students with opportunities to create a basic circuit, build a portable version, and explore parallel and series circuits! Curriculum topics: Electricity, conductors, parallel and series circuits Kit includes: Idea sheet, 10 foam ba..
    $22.99
  • Car on a Roll - 10 Pack
    A clever way to demonstrate the transfer between potential energy and kinetic energy Create a model car consisting of a simple chassis and a straw-based axle system (simple machine) that produces minimal friction and allows the cars to roll with little energy input, making them ideal learning too..
    $12.99
  • Egg Drop
    How do you prevent a dropped egg from cracking up? Students build a "vehicle" designed to prevent a dropped egg from breaking. In the process, they discover that combining simple materials with a little creative thinking and teamwork will reveal many ways to solve this intriguing challenge! Cu..
    $12.99
  • Glove-a-Phone - 10 Pack
    A “Note”worthy Sound Activity Build a Glove-a-Phone to discover how a plastic glove, straw and tube can be combined to make a "musical" instrument. Once you learn the proper technique, your Glove-a-Phone can be heard a surprisingly long way off! Use different size tubes and compare the sounds. ..
    $13.99
  • Hovercraft - 1 Pack
    An uplifting activity based on air pressure!  Use this activity kit to demonstrate the effects of friction and air pressure on motion. Create a simple hovercraft and be amazed at how it gracefully glides along a smooth, flat surface on a thin cushion of air. How long a “flight” is possible? ..
    $4.99
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  • Hovercraft - 10 Pack
    An uplifting activity based on air pressure!  Use this activity kit to demonstrate the effects of friction and air pressure on motion. Create a simple hovercraft and be amazed at how it gracefully glides along a smooth, flat surface on a thin cushion of air. How long a “flight” is possible? ..
    $18.99
    Based on 1 reviews.
  • Motorized Shake Table - 1 Pack
    For Testing Structures Built in Earthquake Country Building in earthquake country can be a tricky business. Architects and engineers run simulations using models and shake tables to test the integrity of buildings and determine necessary reinforcements. In this activity, students use a very simpl..
    $12.99
  • Puppy Programming
    Learn to program without using a computer! Lead the puppy to the tennis ball by giving exact directions, programming the puppy's path. This fun and easy activity reinforces programming techniques such as planning, sequencing, testing, debugging, and creating procedures and loops. Curriculum to..
    $12.99
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  • Retractor Car - 10 Pack
    Create a car powered by a spring. With a little creativity, the potential energy stored in a common badge retractor can run a fun little vehicle. Take this idea and run with it! Curriculum topics: Motion, Momentum, Friction, Simple Machines, Springs Kit includes: Idea sheet, 20 8" Bamboo sk..
    $29.99
  • Rollback Can - 10 pack
    A clever way to demonstrate the transfer between potential energy and kinetic energy A rolling can returns to its starting point on its own!? The Rollback Can provides an interesting example of energy transfer and storage. Curriculum topics: Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Energy Conservatio..
    $19.99
  • Roller Coaster Math
    Use math to design roller coasters What does math have to do with thrilling roller coaster rides? How high does a coaster need to be to successfully navigate through a loop and on to the end of the track? How is the speed of the coaster related to the height of the coaster’s starting position? Ex..
    $10.99
  • Solar Cone Cooker - 10 Pack
    A renewable energy device Explore heating and "cooking" with sunlight using an easy to make mini solar collector. Use a pointer to align the cooker with the sun's position - then remove the pointer to let in the light. Curriculum topics: Solar Heating, Radiant Energy, Apparent Motion of the Su..
    $12.99
  • Solar Jitterbug - 1 Pack
    Shake things up with the power of the Sun Create and decorate a "critter" whose moves are powered by sunlight. To vary the critter's movements, explore making changes to the swinging "proboscis". Curriculum topics: Solar Energy, Energy, Conversions, Vibration, Electrical Circuits Kit includ..
    $19.99

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