Science

Science (X)

Makey Takey: Morse Code

Icon: 

This kit is designed for use in the 4th classroom. This lesson was written to address the Next Gen. Science standard 4-PS4-3: Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

The kit includes the following materials:

Grade Level: 
Content Area: 

Makey Takey: Forces and Motion

Icon: 

This kit is designed for use in the 3rd grade classroom. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standard 3-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

The kit includes the following materials:

Grade Level: 
Content Area: 

Makey Takey: Data Analysis

Icon: 

This kit is designed for whole group instruction with Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes. Students will measure the speed of two different vehicles as they travel down a track. Students will then compare and synthesize the results.

The lesson was written to address the Next Gen. Science standard K-2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

Grade Level: 
Content Area: 

Makey Takey: Zoo Animals

Icon: 

This kit is designed for use as a group project with a Pre-K or Kindergarten Class. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standards P-LS1-1: Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive, and K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

The kit includes the following materials:

Grade Level: 
Content Area: 

littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets kits

Icon: 

littleBits is an award-winning modular electronics platform that has put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. Just snap them together—no soldering, programming, or wiring needed.
Please ensure that all components are included when returning kit.

Find Invention Guide here:
http://d2q6sbo7w75ef4.cloudfront.net/littleBits-GGK2-invention-guide.pdf

Makey Takey: Space Systems & Cycles

Icon: 

This kit is designed to be used as the culminating class project to address the Next Gen. Science MS-ESS1-1 standard: Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-Moon to describe the cyclical patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

The kit includes the following materials:

Grade Level: 
Content Area: 

The Bomb (2015)

Icon: 

The Bomb tells the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. Learn how humans harnessed this incredible power and what challenges we have faced living with it since 1945.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:00

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster (2015)

Icon: 

NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis—the one you know about, and the one you likely don't; the perilously close call at the other Fukushima nuclear power plant a few miles away from the meltdowns.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:00

Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tale (2015)

Icon: 

Legends say there's a world beneath this one where a dragon lies sleeping. They say be careful how you wake the dragon. The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the most profound change in the history of human enterprise on Earth: the unleashing of the elemental force within uranium, the explosion of an atomic bomb, the unleashing of the dragon.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:00

NOVA: The Nuclear Option (2017)

Icon: 

Years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are still struggling to control an ongoing crisis at the wrecked plant. What's next for Fukushima? What's next for Japan?

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
001:00

NOVA: Hunting the Elements (2012)

Icon: 

Where do nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from? They're the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:00

Sphero SPRK+ Power Pack

Icon: 

The SPRK+ Power Pack™ lets you charge, store, and carry SPRK+ robots by the dozen. Built with an integrated cooling system, your robots can charge safely all from one place. Included with the Power Pack are 12 shiny new SPRK+ robots, Turbo Covers, maze tape, and protractors, so the activities can get started anytime, anywhere.
What's In the Box:
Power Pack Charging Case with 7.5 foot power adapter cable
12x Sphero SPRK+
12x Inductive charging base with USB charging cables
12x Clear Turbo covers
12x Maze tape, 360 degree protractors

Grade Level: 

High Frontier

Icon: 

Players represent space-faring factions of Earth. These factions bid for patents in the form of space technology cards and boost them into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). These are then assembled into rockets and their cargoes.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
180 min.

Code & Go Robot Mouse

Icon: 

Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese! This deluxe set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide the perfect hands-on introduction to coding concepts. Create your path with 16 maze grids to create a 20" x 20" maze board, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels for endless possibilities.

Animals by the Numbers

Icon: 
Copies: 6

Do all the insects in the world weigh more than all the humans?

Which animal can survive both boiling water and the vacuum of space?

Which animal sleeps more, a python or a bat?

Which animal is more dangerous: a shark or a hippopotamus?

In Animals by the Numbers, Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more. Mind-boggling facts, figures, and comparisons are explained with colorful, easy-to-understand infographics and illustrations. Filled with unexpected and accessible information, this is a book to pore over for hours!

Author: 
Lexile: 
940L

Pages