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Bring home the impact that our energy consumption has on the world for your students. Combining this action pack with the National Instruments myDAQ provides real-world data about energy use with a simulated electric smart grid. Using what they learned, students design a solution to an energy challenge of your choice.
This pack provides the Pitsco myGrid miniSystem, NI LabVIEW™ Power & Energy software, detailed lesson plans with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math Standards correlations, a small light source, and a Kill A Watt meter. An NI myDAQ is required per team, sold separately. Comes with PC-based installation DVD.
A single pack serves up to three students, a 10-pack up to 25 students, and a 25-pack up to 60 students.
Want students to learn the difference between a live load and a dead load? How about how engineers create buildings to withstand an earthquake’s force? This NI Action Pack brings together everything needed for students to learn and apply these and other concepts.
This pack provides the Pitsco myQuake miniSystem, NI LabVIEW™ Structures & Earthquakes software, detailed lesson plans with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math Standards correlations, and other materials needed to complete the investigations. A single pack serves up to three students, a 10-pack up to 25 students, and a 25-pack up to 60 students.
Comes with PC-based installation DVD. An NI myDAQ is required per student team, sold separately.
Warm students up to the concepts of thermal conduction, insulation, and other heated subjects with this National Instruments Action Pack featuring the myTemp miniSystem.
Following the lesson plans, students learn to measure and gather data for heat as it moves through various materials such as aluminum and wood.
This pack provides the Pitsco myTemp miniSystem, NI LabVIEW™ Discover Heat Transfer software, detailed lesson plans with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math Standards correlations, seven thermistors, electric heating plate and heat lamp, and other materials needed to complete the investigations. An NI myDAQ is required per student team, sold separately. Comes with PC-based installation DVD.
This Paasche-brand airbrush is great for really nice dragster finishes. May use moist powder or liquid water colors and thinned oil colors. No lacquers or synthetics. Packed with 1/4 oz glass jar, wrenches, hanger, and instructions. Single action.
Shine a new light on the periodic table! These two programs look at how we use elements in creative ways – from exploring the use of platinum in catalytic converters to discussing the role of tungsten in the development of the lightbulb.
Embark on a fun-filled journey and learn about lift, gravity, thrust, drag, air pressure, and the key ideas put forth by Daniel Bernoulli. Meet important people in aviation history and view real-life demonstrations of important concepts. Includes a hands-on activity that kids can do themselves.
Most people know what magnets do. Sometimes they stick together, sometimes they push apart, and sometimes they don’t do anything at all. But why do magnets act the way they do? In Magnetism, students learn about the role of atoms in magnetism and why certain substances are magnetic while others are not. They explore concepts such as ferromagnetism, magnetic fields, and magnetic domains and discover the connection between magnetism and electricity. Stops along the way include an expedition into a cave in search of lodestone – one of the few naturally magnetic substances – and a visit to a recording studio to examine the role of magnetism in sound recording. Includes a fun, hands-on activity in which kids learn how to create their own simple electromagnet.
Take tetrahedron kites to the next level – the 10-Cell KaZoon Kite is six cells bigger than the KaZoon Kite. These kites provide connections to the geometry principles of area, surface area, and volume.
Includes enough tissue, straws, and kite string for one kite as well as a template and instructions. Requires a glue stick and scissors, sold separately.
This air-powered vehicle kit includes a balsa wood body blank that students shape, enabling them to apply knowledge of aerodynamics, friction, and other principles. After shaping the dragster, they assemble it and launch it on the AP Dragster Launcher, an air-powered launcher.
Kit includes a body blank with predrilled axle holes and launch tube channel, four wheels, four axle bushings, two acetal axles, launch tube, straw, tube cap, self-adhesive glue lines, guide supports, sandpaper, and instructions. Requires the AP Dragster Launcher; an air pump; and simple cutting, shaving, or sanding tools such as a coping saw, wood shaver, sanding stick, or sandpaper, sold separately.
This rocket-glider combo makes great use of the AP Launcher II! Using the AP Rocket Body Tubes with a launch clip, these small gliders ride the rocket straight up until reaching apogee and then separate from the rocket tube and glide down. Kit contains parts for three different-shaped gliders; one rocket tube, cap, and clip; and a gluing fixture. Requires an AP Launcher, Glider Launch Stabilizer, hobby knife, ruler, tape, and CA glue, sold separately.
This dragster kit launches with air power, and its laser-cut chassis parts provide a quick and easy build. Also includes a car body design sheet that students can color and cut out. Or students can design and draw their own car body and use it.
Includes the design sheet, laser-cut wooden parts, four wheels, four axle bushings, two acetal axles, launch tube, straw, tube cap, self-adhesive glue lines, and sandpaper. Requires the AP Dragster Launcher, an air pump, HD Bond II or similar white glue, glue stick, and scissors, sold separately.
More than a mousetrap vehicle kit, this is a complete start-to-finish design activity. The student follows the design process and sees direct applications of science and technology as he or she designs and builds a mousetrap-powered vehicle and competes with classmates to design the fastest car or the car that goes the farthest. Each kit includes a mousetrap, balsa wood, four CDs (for wheels), CD spacers, thrust washers, brass tubing, string, and building instructions. Requires white glue, ruler, hobby knife, wire cutter, and a drill or Dremel tool, sold separately.