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Makey Takey: Data Analysis

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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.

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Makey Takey: Shape Identification

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This kit is designed for use as a center activity with a Pre-K or Kindergarten class. This was designed to address the NY Common Core Math standards PK.G: Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles), and K.G: Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres). The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in the record.

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Makey Takey: Place Value

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This kit is designed for use in a center with a 1st grade class to address the NY Common Core Math standard 1.NBT.2: Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. During this lesson, students will determine which pressure switch activates each place value and put them in the correct order. Students will be given a two- or three-digit number (by the teacher), and students will activate the correct pressure switches to arrive at the correct number in the pre-created Scratch program.

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Makey Takey: Zoo Animals

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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.

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Green Screen Stand

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The Impact 12' Background Support System will support seamless paper up to 11' in width, as well as accommodate the 12' width of any brand of muslin background. Total weight distributed across the length of the crossbar should not exceed 20 lb.
The system consists of 2 heavy-duty professional support stands with 3 positive locking knobs and tubular legs, a sturdy 4 piece crossbar that snaps together with positive button locking devices, and a heavy-duty canvas carry bag.

Green Screen Backdrop

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The 9 x 10' Chroma Green Digital Background from Westcott is the perfect addition to any studio that needs chroma key. The convenient size is good for small groups or individual, full-length shots. The background features a pole pocket and grommets on all four sides for easy hanging.
See record for Green Screen Stand if you need the support for hanging the screen.

Code & Go Robot Mouse

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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.

Beautiful Blue World

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Copies: 6

Sofarende is at war. For twelve-year-old Mathilde, it means food shortages, feuding neighbors, and bombings. Even so, as long as she and her best friend, Megs, are together, they’ll be all right.

But the army is recruiting children, and paying families well for their service. If Megs takes the test, Mathilde knows she will pass. Megs hopes the army is the way to save her family. Mathilde fears it might separate them forever.

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540L

Animals by the Numbers

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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!

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940L

4 Way Countdown

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Players compete to achieve all numbers from 1 through 10 using 2 dice and simple math. Score is marked with wooden pegs that are flipped when a number is achieved. Basically a four player version of Shut the Box. But it includes some variation.

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Primary
Elementary
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Math
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15 min.

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