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Building and experimenting with these simple rockets is the perfect way to introduce students to rocketry. And they’ll learn a bevy of physics principles in the process! Enough materials for 30 students to build four rockets each. The Straw Rocket Launcher and the Straw Rocket video are included.
An add-on created to attach to a 20-inch box fan, the Air Control Funnel turns an ordinary box fan into a concentrated laminar airflow source for testing airfoils and the aerodynamics of other geometric solid objects. Students use cardboard and cool-melt glue to construct a grid and funnel that easily attaches to the average box fan. Included are cardboard for construction and an elastic cord and elastic cord lock for attaching the funnel to a box fan. The Air Control Funnel is great to use with the Wing Build Kit and Wing Test Stand.
Sometimes, an ordinary box fan isn’t enough to efficiently test wind turbines. The airflow created by a fan isn’t always consistent. The Air Stream helps alleviate that problem. An add-on created to attach to a 20-inch box fan, the Air Stream converts an ordinary box fan into a large laminar airflow source for use with wind turbines and other large structures. With cardboard and cool-melt glue, students can easily create a 20-inch grid that attaches to the average box fan. Included are cardboard for construction and an elastic cord and elastic cord lock for attaching to a box fan. The Air Stream is great to use with the Wind Turbine Experimenter’s Kit, WinDynamo III, and more.
If your child wants to explore more than one kind of alternative energy, this pack does the trick.
Features two ways to use solar energy for everyday needs as well as two wind-energy kits. Plus, get a guide for wind energy and a book that looks at water companies and home water use – including using alternative energy to pump and heat water in the home.
This pack includes a Solar H2O Heater Kit, Wind Gen Kit, Eco-Wind Generator Kit, Solar Oven Kit, An Engineer Looks at Solar Water Heating book, and Wind Energy Teacher's Guide.
Based on contemporary building techniques, these kits consist of a series of interconnecting modular components that permit you to design, build, and modify multiple structures.
ARCKIT 60 is ideal for creating smaller structures, student projects, interior designs, and home extensions and for learning the basics. This is also a great gift for budding architects.
ARCKIT 120 is perfect for light professional use and versatile enough to create a range of structures.
ARCKIT 240 is the pro’s choice: large enough to create a diverse range of structures of varying sizes with enough components to really explore designs and ideas.
Engineering is a career with a very promising future – but you don’t need a ton of money and equipment to teach engineering skills to your student.
This set of activity books focuses on the concepts, creativity, and problem solving needed in engineering while using everyday materials such as paper and cardboard. Give your young engineer the basic foundation with the Focus Lessons in Paper Engineering Pack, which even young elementary students can do. Moving up in skill level, explore the activities written by a professional engineer.
This pack includes Focus Lessons in Paper Engineering Pack, Engineering Activities with Paper and Cardboard book, More Engineering Activities with Paper and Cardboard book, Thinking Like an Engineer book, More Thinking Like an Engineer book, Even More Thinking Like an Engineer book, and Engineering Depends upon Creativity book.
True to its name, this catapult is easy to build, as it requires no gluing or tools for construction. It is, however, fun to test. This rubber band-powered catapult sends lightweight pony beads flying! Students can learn how science and math apply to the catapult while discovering the history of this medieval machine.
Take your students on a journey through medieval times. The EZ Trebuchet is a quick, easy build – no gluing and no tools required. The trebuchet is counterbalanced by small washers and uses a lightweight bead on a string as the projectile. Students can experiment with various counterweight masses, different lengths of strings on the projectile, and beads with different masses as the projectile.
Great for younger students, this pack uses the fun of kites to delve into math and science. It starts with building a simple four-cell tetrahedron kite before moving up to the bigger 10-cell version. The teacher’s guide will give you the know-how to teach about lift, area, volume, developing hypotheses, and more while building and flying kites with your kids.
Includes the KaZoon Kite Kit, 10-Cell KaZoon Kite Kit, and the KaZoon Kites Teacher’s Guide. Requires scissors and a ruler, sold separately.
Building these two rubber band-powered planes is easy enough for fourth-grade students, but the concepts used can reach into high school!
In addition to instructions and tips for the Delta Dart kit, the included book covers flight history, basics of aircraft, and principles of flight.
Includes the Delta Dart Model Airplane Kit, Raven Kit, Rubber Band Winder, and the Model Airplanes Teacher's Guide. Requires white glue, sandpaper, tissue paper, hobby knife, ruler, scissors, and straight pins, sold separately.
Young people enjoy using their iPads to learn and create – now they can learn mathematical concepts with professional lessons on the iPad!
LearnIT Apps are downloaded from iTunes, making them a quick and easy way to meet the needs of your child as you cover mathematics. There are 48 different lessons available, including Multiplying Fractions, Simple Interest, Adding Mixed Numbers, Metric Units, and Properties of Exponents.
Each app was designed to use a real-life situation to help emphasize the importance of the concept. Students are also prompted to take notes at key points of the lesson. The applications use text, professional graphics, animations, and audio instructions to teach a concept. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Download now, free on iTunes LearnIT apps for iPad.
Truly understanding decimals, fractions, and integers is key to your child's ability to use real-world math and to move easily into algebra, computing, and other math fields. Using this trio of Conceptual Bingo games is a way to polish these math skills.
Going beyond mere naming and computation to cover math concepts and language, Conceptual Bingo offers flexibility as well as learning motivation. The calling cards provide six different ways to call out the numbers, enabling you to cover many topics with each game.
This pack includes three Conceptual Bingo games: Fractions, Decimals, and Integers. Each game includes 36 playing cards, 360 plastic markers, more than 50 calling cards, and reproducible student sheets.