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December 01, 2008

Green Science Experiments Kits

Recycle Simple Items into Science Projects
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September 17, 2007

H-Racer

A Real Miniature Car, Powered by Hydrogen Fuel!

H-Racer

Hydrodynamic Deluxe Set

Hydrodynamic Deluxe Set

December 27, 2006

Family Math

In the introduction, the authors say that teachers were asking for resources they could give to parents "to use at home to help their children in mathematics. They told us that parent were frustrated in not knowing enough about their children's math program to help them or in not understanding the mathematics their children were studying". With a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, the authors developed the activities in Family Math.

The activities are hands-on, with objects like blocks and beans. As the authors say "traditionally, these materials are used mostly in the early elementary years and paper-and-pencil mathematics becomes the rule after second or third grade. This is unfortunate, since much of mathematics can best be explained and understood using the tools of manipulative materials and models; and, in fact, many research and applied mathematicians do just that."

Also in the series:
Family Math
Family Math for Young Children: Comparing
Family Math - The Middle School Years: Algebraic Reasoning and Number Sense

Useful Mathematical and Physical Formulae

Useful Mathematical and Physical Formulae is a handy little book, with quirky and fun illustrations. The author, Matthew Watkins, was kind enough to donate a signed copy to Art Intersect Science a couple years ago.
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The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th Century Science

The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th Century Science includes the original scientific papers. This is a fantastic book! Alan Lightman paints the context for each discovery, before presenting the original paper.
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December 02, 2006

Radio Receiver & Morse Code Kits

Up for a little time travel? Let's way go back to days of morse-code and the early "wireless". I haven't tried these kits yet, but they look very interesting: Radio Receivericon and Morse Code Kiticon The product description says that they're best for ages 10 and up. However, they also say, with adult supervision, they're good for ages 3 and up. Cool! Sounds like a family activity to me!

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Gift Certificates!

Gift certificates are great! Especially as gifts for kids' teachers!

Science & Tech:
Edmund Scientifics Gift Certificates

For the kitchen:
Sur La Table Gift Certificates
The Perfect Gift - A CHEFS Catalog Gift Card

Peet's Coffee & Tea

Family:
Leaps & Bounds Gift Certificates

November 12, 2006

Multi-Colored Glass Galileo Thermometer

Galileo discovered that as temperatures vary, a liquid's density also varies. The colored spheres in this column of clear liquid change positions with fluctuations in temperature. Much more interesting than your average thermometer.

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November 11, 2006

One Night in the Coral Sea

Robin Brickman steals the show with her illustrations of One Night in the Coral Sea. She creates intricate textures and forms with paper cutting, paint, and glue. Just stunning!
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September 19, 2006

Ernst Haeckel - Art Forms in Nature

haeckel_1.JPG The scientific illustrations of Ernst Haeckel are remarkable, and works of art in themselves. When I need some inspiration, I often pull down one of these books, curl up in a comfy chair, and enjoy the work of a genius.
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August 08, 2006

Visual Encyclopedia of Science

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I love DK books, and their fantatic photo illustrations. While this book is really a reference, it's also lots of fun to cuddle up with your pre-reader and explore page after page of fascinating pictures. You can read the captions for the images that interest them. A great way to spark curiosity early, and get them excited about "looking it up".

August 04, 2006

The Human Body

The Human Body

Snap Curcuits

Snap Curcuits

Physics Workshop

Physics Workshop *new

Plant Lab Trio

Plant Lab Trio *new