- Magnetic Racer
- Made by 4M
- Children’s Science!
Experience the invisible power of magnets. Drive the racer all around, just by using magnetic force. A cool and fun science gadget. Made by 4M – Toysmith.
List Price: $ 7.99
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Winner of Parents’ Choice Approved Award and Dr Toy “One of the 10 Best Educational Products 2005” Award.Scientific Explorer’s Mind Blowing Science Kit makes it possible to create your very own science lab at home. This smartly designed science kit allows young scientists to perform several amazing science experiments that range from erupting a color-changing volcano to growing colorful, jiggly crystals. Young scientists will learn about basic principles behind the science including the difference between acids and bases, and how to use a test tube and pipette. Although designed for use by children ages four and older, adult supervision is needed for safety and to ensure that young scientists get the most out of the Mind Blowing Science Kit.
This kit comes equipped with almost everything you need to create mind-blowing, colorful experiments in the comfort of your own kitchen. View larger.
Do-It-Yourself Science: No Experts Required
Scientific Explorer’s Mind Blowing Science Kit includes almost everything you need to set up exciting, colorful experiments with your young scientist. Included in this dynamic kit are the following components: red cabbage juice powder, citric acid, color tablets, polyacrylamide crystals, a pipette, small and medium scoops, and three plastic cups. Only basic supplies are required but not included, such as water, towels, a plate or tray to catch spills, and a stirring spoon. Although none of the experiments included in this kit are especially messy, each one should be done on a flat surface that can be easily wiped clean in case of spills.
Adults who are supervising experiments do not need to be science gurus. In addition to step-by-step instructions for each experiment, the detailed science guide included with this kit provides adults with “mind blowing science secrets” that help to answer questions about what’s happening in each experiment. All of the materials and experiments involve basic scientific concepts associated with acidic and basic liquids and are arranged to present these concepts in sequential order. The descriptions included in the science guide give background information related to each reaction and offer questions that adults can ask to help encourage fun learning during experimentation.
Dynamic, Fun Science at Home
Adults and kids will learn amazing new things about basic and acidic solutions with the Mind Blowing Science Kit. Whether erupting a color-changing volcano, creating a sunset in a test tube, or growing colorful, jiggly crystals, this science kit mixes learning with experimentation in a fun and colorful way for a wide range of ages. Each of the hands-on activities in the science guide is intended to be performed by a young scientist under adult supervision, although these activities can be adjusted to accommodate a range of ages and capabilities while still maintaining the educational excitement of the original experiments. In addition to providing detailed instructions, the science guide makes it possible for those adults who might not have a background in science, or even any exposure to scientific experimentation, to knowledgably perform experiments successfully. The dynamic, colorful nature of the experiments included in this kit make it great for pleasing a crowd at family gatherings, parties, or science fairs.
What’s in the Box
Red cabbage juice powder, citric acid, baking soda, color tablets, cross-linked polyacrylamide crystals, vegetable oil, corn starch, paper, cotton swabs, test tubes and caps, plastic cups, pipette, stir sticks, small and medium plastic scoops, science guide.
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What do you see in the sky at night? The moon and stars and maybe even another planet. But they’re so far away. Let’s bring them closer to home. In this kit you’ll find everything you need to bring the outer space indoors. You create amazing displays of stars and planets on your ceiling and walls. You’ll make your own pattern of shining stars, and you’ll get planets to glow in the dark. Along the way you’ll learn some really cool science about all the things floating around in space. Over nearly two decades, Scientific Explorer has earned a reputation for creating science activity kits unmatched in the specialty retail market. What’s our secret? We make science fun. While it’s just as important for children to have as strong a foundation in science as they do in reading and math, test scores indicate that science knowledge is lagging. Our response has been to partner with scientists, educators and parents to develop kits that engage children by promoting hands-on learning, which research shows is the deepest form of learning. No textbooks–just entertaining step-by-step activity guides and eye-catching graphics that walk children through scientific concepts without them even realizing they’re being taught.
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Brilliant Minds Montessori Math is a brilliantly devised math curriculum utilizing the Montessori materials to maximize impact and effectiveness with young children.
The kit includes:
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This curriculum was developed by Dr. Meredith McCurdy for her students at Brilliant Minds Montessori in Sanford, FL. Dr. McCurdy is a Certified Montessori Teacher and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Syracuse University, a Master’s Degree in Child Development and Education from the University of London, England, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of London, England. Dr. McCurdy is licensed and certified by the State of Florida in Child Care Center Management. Dr. McCurdy’s research into the cognitive-developmental processes of the preschool years has been published in The Journal of Child Study.
The Brilliant Minds Montessori programs were developed by Dr. Meredith McCurdy for her students at Brilliant Minds Montessori in Sanford, FL. Dr. McCurdy is a Certified Montessori Teacher and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Syracuse University, a Master’s Degree in Child Development and Education from the University of London, England, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of London, England. Dr. McCurdy is licensed and certified by the State of Florida in Child Care Center Management. Dr. McCurdy’s research into the cognitive-developmental processes of the preschool years has been published in The Journal of Child Study.
The early exposure to Handwriting Preparation, Penmanship, Phonics, and Reading facilitates learning habits to last a lifetime. Spatial perception, fine motor development, hand-eye coordination, posture, and pencil grip provide the groundwork for the development of good penmanship skills. Through systematic exposure to increasingly difficult skill levels, these prewriting exercises are designed to prepare children for writing readiness. Once the lower levels of handwriting preparation are mastered, penmanship skills are developed. Here the child is taught the correct way to form letters and numbers between the lines of a page. As part of the phonics-based reading program the association between letters and sounds is highlighted. Phonics concepts are taught in a fun and easy way through the use of sandpaper letters, manipulative objects, cards, and worksheets. Once mastery of the symbol-sound correspondence of the alphabet is achieved, reading lessons begin. Reading skills continue to be built and strengthened as the children progress through the material at an individualized pace.
Materials Included: Instruction Packets on CD, 190 Starter Worksheets on CD, Book 1: The Rob and Max Story Collection for Early Readers, Book 2: The Rob and Max Story Collection for Early Readers, Volume 2: The Long Vowels, Sandpaper Letters, 31 Letter Sound Strips, 2 Key Rings, Flash Cards, Markers, Large Pencil, Glue, Macaroni/Beans.
List of Lessons: Textured Numerals, Number Rods: Counting, Bead Stair, Teen Bead Stair, Bead Stairs: 20-90, Symbols Plus, Minus and Equals, Bead Stair Unit Place Value: Addition, Introduction to the Decimal System: Unit Place Value, Golden Beads Addition: Unit Place Value, Number Rods Addition: Unit Place Value, Introduction to the Decimal System: Tens Place Value, Introduction to the Decimal System: Hundred Place Value, Introduction to the Decimal System: Thousand Place Value, The Decimal System Complete, Go Get It! Game, Symbol: Minus, Golden Beads Unit Place Value: Subtraction, Number Rods Subtraction: Unit Place Value, Place Values of 10: Addition, Place Values of 100: Addition, Place Values of 1000: Addition, Place Values of 10: Subtraction, Place Values of 100: Subtraction, Place Values of 1000: Subtraction, and more!
Materials Included: 32 Instruction Packets on CD, 176 Starter Worksheets on CD, 9 Thousand Cubes, 9 Hundred Squares, 9 Ten Bars, 19 Golden Bead Units, 2 Colored Bead Stairs, 10 Colored Markers, 1 Glue Stick, 3 Velvet Bags, 5 Felt Squares, 10 Textured Numbers, Number and Symbol Cards, & Number Rods.
Lesson Topics Include: Static Addition- vertical presentation (up to four place values), Static Subtraction- vertical presentation (up to four place values), Addition with carry-over (up to four place values), Subtraction with carry-over (up to four place values), Multiplication, Division, Skip Counting, and Squaring. One of the lessons requires the thousand cubes that are included with the first kit- “Brilliant Minds Montessori Math Kit”.
Materials included: 11 Instruction Packets on CD, 75 Starter Worksheets on CD, 10 Ten Bars, 10 Hundred Squares, Division Board with Green Beads, Bowl, and Game Pieces, Multiplication Board with Red Beads and Number Tiles, 19 Red Chips, 19 Blue Chips, 19 Green Chips, 9 Purple Chips, Numbers to Colored Chips Key, Addition Chart, Multiplication Chart, Short Chains with Number Cards, Division and Multiplication Symbol Cards.
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