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From the concert hall to your classroom, laser lights are a captivating sight. Pitsco’s Laser Show – The Kit is a great way to take advantage of students’ interest in lasers to teach them soldering skills, circuitry, and how reflections and geometry are used to direct the laser’s path. The laser can project 40 to 50 feet.
This second-generation design offers a more streamlined look and construction, a simplified power source, and a laser. Varying the laser pattern is as simple as altering the speed and direction of two motorized mirrors.
The kit includes motors, mirrors, circuit board, wiring, control switches, laser, and four AA batteries. Requires soldering iron and solder, wire cutter/stripper, Phillips screwdriver, and small wrench or pliers.
This kit is designed for the teacher to experiment with different variables after making a basic mousetrap vehicle. The kit includes the same types of basic materials as found in the introductory kit, plus other materials to allow you to explore different options for developing mechanical advantage. The demo kit includes CD-ROMs, plastic wheels (two sizes), mousetraps, different-length lever arms, string, brass tubing, washers, steel axles, acetal axles, glue, balsa wood, rubber bands, and a copy of Doc Fizzix’s Mousetrap Powered Cars & Boats.
No playmate needed for this seesaw!
Featuring just one axle and two wheels, The Seesaw has half the friction and rotational inertia acting against it as compared to other mousetrap vehicles. After the mousetrap releases, the racer’s chassis seesaws briefly before balancing out for a clean run.
All parts come precut and predrilled for quick and easy assembly. The Seesaw travels 15-20 meters on average. Requires white glue and needle-nose pliers, sold separately.
Designed for all speed contests and “king of the hill” climbing challenges, The TorqueMaster is engineered to provide as much as 100 percent more torque and extend the pulling force up to 50 percent longer than conventional systems! The TorqueMaster’s pulley system maximizes the winding of the mousetrap’s spring to 360 degrees, causing it to explode off the starting line. Requires a drill, scroll or hand saw, glue, and needle-nose pliers, sold separately.
Kids invest a lot of time, heart, and hope in the construction of competitive CO2 dragsters. Protect that investment with our Competition Carrier, a hard-on-the-outside, cushiony-on-the-inside carrying case for one dragster. Constructed from durable ABS plastic, it features securely fastening snap closures and molded handles for convenient carrying.
Inside the case rests a thick foam cushion scored into multiple 1/4" x 1/4" x 1-1/2" sections. Each section can be removed to hollow out a space that fits the contours of almost any vehicle design. When safely nestled in its foam cushion, the dragster is covered with a foam pad, adding another layer of protection for a vehicle on its way to a competitive event.
Outside dimensions: 12" H (at the handle) x 14" L x 3-1/3" W. Inside dimensions: 8-1/2" H x 12-3/4" L x 2-3/4" W.
Using a simple salt solution, see how to make a battery that creates an electron flow to light an LED. This program shows you how while explaining the science behind it all. Finally, learn how to do several experiments with the ElectroLight Battery, including testing different variables such as salt water strength and whether substances other than salt water will light the LED.
Much like the AP Rocket, this kit offers a ball for a nose design that brings the rocket back to the ground without damaging it by increasing drag during the rocket’s descent.
Launching requires an AP Rocket Launcher II and air pump, sold separately. This is a quick and easy-to-build rocket; construction requires a ruler, scissors, T-pin, transparent tape, glue stick, and white glue.
Measures 12-1/2" L x 7/8" W x 7/8".
There’s no need to go ballistic trying to find a way to demonstrate concepts of forward motion. When the Ballistics Car is pushed, the steel ball ejects from the spring-loaded barrel. The ball falls back into the barrel of the moving car, showing that the ball’s forward motion is the same as the vehicle from which it was ejected – a simple but effective demonstration. Includes a steel ball, release pin, and cord. Choose from one of two different heights of ball flight.
Cast iron Support Rings for use with the Ring Stand. Available in 4" and 5" sizes. Both have a clamp.
Descartes’ Cove isn’t a game – it’s an adventure!
Each of these six journeys starts with being in a leaky lifeboat, enduring an ocean storm, and getting stranded on an island. From there, students use their math skills and problem-solving abilities to handle challenges on the island. As they journey, the problems become more difficult until they reach the final quest – escaping the island. The six adventures are:
With vivid graphics, animations, and music, Descartes’ Cove will engage modern students. And there are more than 600 problems to challenge them. Includes an instructor’s guide.
Travel through the history of rockets and their exploration of outer space with this Discovery School program. Along the journey, students learn the basics of science principles including Newton’s first and third laws of motion, friction, g-force, and more.
Includes standards links and a teacher’s guide.
Energy – we use it every day and it’s all around us, but how well do we really understand it? With Earth’s Energy, young students will learn the importance of the energy available on Earth and how we gather that energy for use. This DVD includes four segments: Sources of Energy, Electricity, Magnetism, and Solar Energy.