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Category: Learning Toys

Learning Toys

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  • For a class of 30 students. Includes all materials necessary for each student to type his or her own blood and obtain a permanent record. Each Eldoncard is sealed in a foil envelope. With background information, online resources, and instructions.

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  • Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) Original Series for toddlers (12+ months) – high-quality educational content developed by educators and innovators for early learning when it matters the most. It’s hands-free, worry-free, ad-free and subscription-free with automatic updates. There are three play modes with curated playlists: broadcast for exposure, session for learning and lullaby for sleepy babies. With unique hardware, AI software and exclusive content, an educational tool for parents to train their toddlers attention span early on and to support cognitive development, early literacy, numeracy education, social skills, and emotional growth during a toddler’s critical first years of learning. Engaging and fun content blended automatically for a toddler to sing along, dance, and learn ABC’s, 123’s, colors, shapes, words, stories and music together with their animal friends in the virtual preschool on the Animal Island so that parents have the peace of mind. AILA keeps track of the curriculum milestones and delivers the right content at the right time. AILA Parent App lets parents set learning sessions, check in on their toddler, send photos and videos, and monitor the screen time. Great gift for toddlers to start their early learning journey before preschool

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  • Grade 9-College. This activity is designed for minimal prep time and can be completed in 1 class period. Students observe and measure the contraction of real muscle tissue using the materials included. The kit features glycerinated (preserved) muscle tissue that amazingly retains the ability to contract when ATP and the appropriate ions are added. The glycerinated muscle is processed from striated muscle tissue. During processing, much of the water-soluble content is extracted in cold glycerol, while the striations are left intact and can be easily observed under low-power magnification. Each strip of glycerinated muscle can be cut into 2- to 3-cm lengths. Kit materials are sufficient for a class of 16 to 32 students and include teacher’s manual with student guide plus a 1-year single teacher subscription to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction. Note: Perishable; please provide use date during checkout. When the materials arrive, refrigerate the solutions at 4 to 10 C and use them within 7 days. Place the tubes with muscle strips in a freezer compartment at -20 to -10 C.

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  • Introduce students to a microscopic exploration of bacteria, fungi, and plants with this expertly prepared set of 24 slides and highly detailed color manual. Students can study life in the 3 kingdoms – exploring concepts of life cycles, metabolism, reproduction, photosynthesis, and more! The manual features labeled color images and illustrations outlining a variety of cells, tissues, and structures. This slide set is a fantastic teaching tool for reinforcing concepts addressed in the manual.

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  • A Carolina Exclusive! Enjoy displaying your live butterflies in the classroom, or in an entry hallway for the whole school to see, with this easy-to-assemble butterfly display cage. Made of white mesh with a clear vinyl, front-zippered entryway, this dome-topped cage showcases your butterflies, giving them plenty of room to fly. Add a feeder and greenery, or use your imagination to create a natural-looking garden inside. Assembled size, 24 x 24 x 78″.

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  • Grades 9-12. This kit allows students to study the properties of electricity firsthand. Students build batteries from different combinations of metals, learn about current and voltage, and use ammeters and voltmeters to measure the properties of the circuits they build. Students also learn the relationship between electrical current, resistance, and voltage and explain their measurements in series and parallel circuits.Materials are sufficient for 32 students working in groups of 4. Includes instructions and free 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS.

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  • Over a 4-week period, students conduct investigations and analyze the carrying capacity and biotic potential of a model plant species, Lemna minor (duckweed). They formulate a hypothesis, collect data, and analyze exponential and logistical population growth. They also discuss and apply knowledge gained from their experiments to a real-world scenario. The kit is designed for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. Digital teacher’s manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Population Growth with Lemna minor Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide. Kit ships with the perishable materials included. AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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  • Students uncover and experience the mechanism of Mendelian genetics with Wisconsin Fast Plants®. In the Guided Investigation, students germinate the F1 and F2 generations of a population to learn about the inheritance of traits. In the Inquiry Investigation, students must design an investigation to determine the genotype of an unknown sample of Wisconsin Fast Plants® seed. Kit includes enough materials for 8 groups.Unit ConnectionUnit 5: Heredity, topic 5.3: Mendelian GeneticsStandards ConnectionIST-1 Heritable information provides for the continuity of life.Time RequirementsThe Pre-Lab takes approximately 30 minutes of preparation, the Guided Investigation takes approximately 25 minutes of preparation 3 days before the lab and 30 minutes the day of the lab, and the Inquiry Investigation takes approximately 45 minutes of preparation.The Pre-Lab takes approximately 60 minutes. The Guided Investigation takes approximately 60 minutes on each of 2 days, 3 days apart. The time required for the Inquiry Investigation will vary based on students’ plans.Digital ResourcesIncludes 1-year access to digital resources that support instruction. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.Prerequisite Knowledge and SkillsStudents should be familiar with the basics of Mendelian genetics; the use of Punnett squares; the life cycle of diploid organisms as it relates to genetics, including an understanding of meiosis; and independent assortment and the segregation of alleles. It will be helpful if students also have some familiarity with the chi-square goodness of fit test.AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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  • Turn your students into automotive design engineers! The challenge: design a model car powered by solar cells and an electric motor. Weight, gear ratios, sun angle, aerodynamics, traction, friction, front- or rear-wheel drive, and wheelbase are all design factors that are considered. Finally, students race their cars to determine the most successful design. This activity is designed for a class of 32 students working cooperatively in 8 groups of 4. FREE 1-year access to digital resources that support NGSS instruction included.

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  • Cut the double cards in half to yield a credit card-sized unit. Use the fixation foil provided to laminate the cards once they have been allowed to dry. Students will have a permanent record of their blood typing results. Complete with instructions. Materials sufficient for 50 blood-typing exercises.

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  • 3D Molecular Designs. Interact with and model the central dogma using this powerful simulation. Kit comes with durable color-coded foam nucleotides, tRNAs, placemats, and more, which allow students to model DNA replication, transcription of DNA into RNA, and translation of RNA into proteins. Addresses challenging concepts such as DNA strand directionality, anti-parallel structure, leading/lagging strands, and implications of encoded proteins due to changes in the DNA code. Demonstrates the structural differences between RNA/DNA and model the flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to proteins. PDFs of Teacher Notes (an activity guide) can enhance student understanding of the central dogma, and student handouts can supplement or reinforce concepts presented in the classroom; both are available on the 3D Molecular Designs website.

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  • Advanced – For experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.Looking to build on your students’ classroom knowledge of DNA fingerprinting with a hands-on activity? This kit takes your forensics class to the next level by giving students the opportunity to analyze DNA samples from a (fictitious) crime scene. As students immerse themselves in attempting to identify the culprit, they learn more about DNA profiling and the role of tandem repeats in the analysis. They build on that knowledge by conducting a hands-on investigation of the samples using PCR amplification and gel electrophoresis using CarolinaBLU® to help close the case. This kit is a great next step for bringing molecular techniques into your forensics classroom or an ideal investigation for engaging your biology classroom in a new way. Kit is designed for 4 groups of students and contains materials for 28 PCR reactions and for electrophoresis using CarolinaBLU®. Kit also includes perishable materials.

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  • Intermediate – Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge. Bacteria that produce light are very common in the ocean. The group of genes involved in the production of light (also known as the lux genes) has been removed from V. fischeri and placed in a plasmid, pVIB. Bacterial transformation is used to transfer the pVIB plasmid into E. coli. After E. coli takes up the plasmid, it glows in the dark. The transformed colonies are also ampicillin resistant. Kit includes a prepaid coupon to request living materials later at your convenience. Contact us or return the coupon to request delivery of living materials. Note: Bacteria transformed with the pVIB plasmid must be grown at 30 C or less for the glowing to be seen.

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  • * Analyze animal remains to determine food chains and energy flow * Explore environmental impact based on students’ own food selections * Create food pyramids based on individual student dietsGrades 9-12. Explore how energy moves through an ecosystem. Students analyze the contents of owl pellets and construct ecological pyramids to represent the data collected. After discussing their results, students are then challenged to apply their knowledge by constructing an ecological pyramid based on the foods they themselves eat. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Receive a FREE digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide with kit purchase.

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