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Amazing Corn! (Grades 2-5)
Includes:
  • Book – Corn is Maize
  • Lesson / Study plan with Corn Dissection and anatomy, video and research web-links
  • Corn specimens – seasonal availability – (1 ear and 1 male tassel)

    *Perfect add on to Awesome Agriculture kit!*
Item #: AC25

$23.50
Make it a Class/Group Set!
Includes:
  • All of the Above AND
  • 5 books – Corn is Maize
  • 15 ears of female corn fruit with stigmas and male tassels
Item #: CS AC25

$99.87
 
Awesome Agriculture! (Grades PreK-2)
 
STEM-LS Featured Unit: STEM with Literacy and Social Studies – features 5 different leveled informational texts, farm models with Build A Sentence and Word Parts labels, and STEM-LS Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans with family genetics, math links, and farmer interview information.
Includes:
  • Book Series:
    • Farm Animals
    • Plants on the Farm
    • Math on the Farm
    • People Eat All Parts of Plants
    • I Can See Farm Animals
  • Models: Down on the Farm TOOB with word parts and sentence labels
  • Models: Farm Babies TOOB with word parts and sentence labels
  • CROP Specimens – The Fruits of Our Labor! Seasonal availability - includes cotton (6 bolls), corn (6 ears), soybeans (12 pods), wheat (6 stems)
Item#: STEMLS-AAPK2

$94.99
Make it a Class/ Group Set!
Includes:
  • All of the Above AND
  • 5 Book Series (5 of each title)
Item #: CS STEMLS-AAPK2

$188.50
Bees! (Grades PreK-5)
 
STEM-LS Featured Lesson: STEM with Literacy and Social Studies - with STEM-LS Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans featuring life cycle and anatomy of bees, colony collapse disorder and why humans need bees videos, research, and field study with farmer interview!
 
Includes:
  • Book Options:
    • A Bee’s Life (PreK-2)
    • Bee (3-5)
  • Model: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Bee
    • 4 piece model with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
  • Bees! STEM-LS Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans featuring life cycle and anatomy of bees, colony collapse disorder and why humans need bees videos, research, and field study with farmer interview!
  • REAL Bee Specimen for study and dissection – will be carpenter bee, honey bee, or bumble bee as available
Choose Grade Level
$49.68
Make It a Class/Group Set!

Includes:
  • All of the Above AND
  • 5 Books: (Choose ONE title)
    • A Bee’s Life (preK-2)
    • Bee (3-5)
  • 5 Models: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Bee
    • 4 piece models with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
  • 5 bee specimens for group study / dissection
Choose Grade Level
$180.48
Cool Cotton! (Grades 2-5)
 
Includes:
  • Book – Journey of a T-shirt
  • Lesson / Study plan with Cotton Dissection, video and research web-links
  • Cotton specimens – seasonal availability – (6 bolls)

    *Perfect add on to From Flower to Fruit kit or Awesome Agriculture Kit!*
Item #: CC25

$23.50

Make it a Class/Group Set!

Includes:
  • All of the Above AND
  • 5 books – Journey of a T-Shirt
  • 15 cotton bolls and 1 instructor stem
Item #: CS CC25

$99.87

 
From Flower to Fruit! (Grades PreK-8)
 
STEM-LS Featured Lesson: STEM-LS Featured Lesson: STEM with Literacy and Social Studies Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans featuring flower dissection and anatomy, essential pollinators web-links, research, and field study scavenger hunt.
 
Includes:
  • Book Options:
    • Nature Walk-Flowers -Grades PreK-2  (Item#: STEMLS-FFPK2)
    • Plant Parts-Flowers - Grades 3-5  (Item#: STEMLS-FF35)
    • Plant Parts-Flowers - Grades 6-8  (Item#: STEMLS-FF68)
  • 2 Essential Pollinator Models - One Safariology Life Cycle of a Honey Bee and One Safariology Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly
    • 4 piece model with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
  • CROP Specimens – The Fruits of Our Labor! Seasonal availability–includes cotton (6 bolls), corn (1 ear), soybeans (1 stem)
  • From Flower to Fruit! STEM-LS Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans featuring web-links, videos, research, and field study scavenger hunt
Choose Grade Level
$49.68
Make it a Class/Group Set!

Includes:
  • All of the Above AND
  • 5 Books: Choose ONE title:
    • Nature Walk-Flowers - Grades PreK-2  (Item#: CS STEMLS-FFPK2)
    • Plant Parts-Flowers - Grades 3-5  (Item#: CS STEMLS-FF35)
    • Plant Parts – Flowers - Grades 6-8  (Item#: CS STEMLS-FF68)
  • 4 more Essential Pollinator Models: 2 more Safariology – Life Cycle of a Honey Bee and 2 more Safariology Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly - for a total of 6 life cycle models for compare and contrast activities and research
    • 4 piece models with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
  • CROP Specimens – seasonal availability - cotton (10 bolls and 1 instructor stem), corn (6 ears), soybeans (12 pods)
Choose Grade Level
$180.48
 
Get'n Dirty! (Grades PreK-8)
 
STEM-LS Featured Lesson: STEM with Literacy and Social Studies – features animated power point with hands-on soil analysis laboratory and soil ecology lessons with weblinks, videos, research and field studies  
 
  • Base Book – Dirt: The Scoop on Soil
  • Additional Book Options: Choose ONE
    - Soil - Grades PreK-1 (Item# STEMLS-GDPK1)
    - What’s in the Dirt? - Grades 2-4 (Item# STEMLS-GD24)
    - Simply Science-Soil - Grades 5-8 (Item# STEMLS-GD58
  • Graduated Cylinder (250ml)
  • Soil Probe
  • Soil Texture Chart
  • Moser Soil Test Kit
  • Spade
  • Get’n Dirty Power Point Lesson with animations, weblinks, videos, and interactive lessons – featuring How Humans Use Dirt, soil analysis, and soil ecology field studies
Choose Grade Level
$88.38
Make It A Class Set!

Includes: All of the Above AND
  • 5 Book Options: Choose One Title
  • 5 Graduated Cylinders (250ml)
  • 1 additional soil probe
  • 5 spades
Choose Grade Level
$157.60
Life Cycle - Butterflies (Grades PreK-3)
 
Includes:
  • Book Options:
    • Butterflies - Grades PreK-1 (Item# LCBPK1)
    • The Life Cycle of A Butterfly - Grades 2-3  (Item# LCB23)
  • Lesson / Study plan with Butterfly anatomy, video and research web-links
  • 5 Models: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Butterfly
    • 4 piece model with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
Choose Grade Level
$23.50
Make it a Class/ Group Set!

Includes: All of the above AND
  • 5 Books - Butterflies Grades PreK-1  (Item# CSLCBPK1)
  • The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Grades 2-3  (Item# CSLCB23)
  • 5 Models: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Butterfly
    • 4 piece model with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
Choose Grade Level
$99.87
Life Cycle - Frogs (Grades PreK-3)
 
Includes:
  • Book Options: (Choose ONE)
    • Frogs (PreK-1)
    • Frog (2-3)
  • Lesson / Study plan with Frog anatomy, video and research web-links
  • Model: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Frog
    • 5 piece model with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
Choose Grade Level
$23.50
Make it a Class/ Group Set!

Includes: All of the Above AND
  • 5 Books - Frogs (PreK-1) OR
    Frog (2-3)
  • 5 Models: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Frog
    • 5 piece models with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
Choose Grade Level
$99.87
Life Cycle - WORMS (PreK-2)
Item#: LCWPK2 Make it a Class/Group Set!
Item#: CS-LCWPK2
Includes: Includes:
  • Book – Life Cycles Worms
  • Lesson / Study plan with Worm anatomy, video and research web-links
  • Model: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Worm
    • 4 piece model with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
  • All of the Above AND
  • 5 Books - Life Cycles Worms
  • 5 Models: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Worm
    • 4 piece model with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
Item#: LCWPK2 - $23.50

Item#: CSLCWPK2 - $99.87

*Perfect Add on to our Get’n Dirty STEM-LS Kit!
Life Cycle Stacking Blocks
 
Life Cycle Stacking Blocks – You build it story blocks featuring the life cycle of a butterfly and the life cycle of a frog
  • Also includes Life Cycle Board Book - a poem about life cycles
*Perfect add on to all of our life cycle kits!
Item #: LCSBB - $40.00
The Secret of the Cone
There are worlds within worlds. All the magic of Creation exists within
a single tiny seed.  ~ Magi of Fern Gully
   
The first of our Down South Learning Series, this beautiful book and adventure truly celebrates the magic and wonder of the nature as children read, dissect, and discover the amazing secret of the cone!

Essential Science Concepts Include: Structure determines function, living verses nonliving, adaptations, classification, change over time, and more…

Essential Literacy Skills Include: Informational text structure, sequence, question and answers, Latin root words, and more…

Essential Math Skills: Matching and Measurement
Kit Includes:
  • Book – The Secret of the Cone – with Cool Facts to Know, Scavenger Hunt, “Living” Science Journal activity, and interactive web-links
  • Specimens – Assorted Male and Female cones including Loblolly pine, Longleaf pine, Spruce pine, Bald Cypress
  • Extended Learning Guide and Teaching Tips – featuring web-links and brain-based instruction guides
  • Drawstring Book Bag for independent specimen collection and study
$50.00
The Tallest Tree
A true hands-on story adventure as children read, stack, and build, a beautiful poetry story featuring one of Earth’s largest, oldest, and most amazing organisms. Sturdy, easy to hold and stack, cardboard blocks feature beautiful illustrations, numbers and counting, poetry, as children build the amazing Redwood Tree.
*Perfect Add on to The Secret of the Cone!*

Essential Literacy Skills: Rhyming, rhythm, sequence, and more…
Essential Science Skills: Organisms live together and depend on one another for survival, organisms have specific habitats and needs, and more…
 
Kit Includes:
  • Book: The Tallest Tree (Board book)
  • Tallest Tree Stacking Blocks
  • Beautiful, easy to stack away box
  • Extended Learning Guide and Teaching Tips featuring web-link adventure
  • Climbing a Redwood Tree – as scientists discover a brand new species that spends its entire life in the top of the giant Redwood!
  • Drawstring Book bag for independent specimen collection and study
$40.00
 
Sensational Seeds (Grades PreK-8)
 
STEM-LS featured lesson*- STEM with Literacy and Social Studies - STEM-LS Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans featuring seed dissection and seed anatomy, seed aviation web-links, videos, research, and field study scavenger hunt (Available for preK-8*)
 
Includes:
  • Book Options: (Choose ONE)
    • Nature Walk Seeds (PreK-2)
    • Seeds (3-5)
    • Plant Parts-Seeds and Fruit (6-8)
  • Model: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Bean
    • 4 piece models with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
  • Peanuts for seed study and dissection (*contains peanuts – alternate seeds available upon request*)
  • Seeds! STEM-LS Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans featuring seed dissection and seed anatomy, seed aviation web-links, videos, research, and field study scavenger hunt
  • Assorted Seed Aviation live specimens –maple seeds, pine seeds, etc.
Choose Grade Level
$49.68
Make It a Class/Group Set!

Includes: All of the Above AND
  • 5 Books: (Choose ONE title)
    • Nature Walk Seeds (PreK-2)
    • Seeds (3-5)
    • Plant Parts-Seeds and Fruit (6-8)
  • 5 Model: Safariology – Life Cycle of a Bean
    • 4 piece models with multilingual (English and Spanish) labels and arrows
  • 100+ peanuts for seed dissections and parts of the seed anatomy (*Contains peanuts - other seed specimens available upon request)
Choose Grade Level
 
$180.48
Wonderful Water! (Grades PreK-8)
 
STEM-LS Featured Lesson: STEM-LS Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans featuring hands-on science lessons including Cloud Creatures, Condensation Illustrations, Water As Glue, and Measuring Water – with web-links, videos, research and field studies. (Available for PreK-8)
 
Includes:
  • Book Options(Choose ONE)
    • What Is Water? (PreK-1)
    • What Living Things Need - Water (2-3)
    • How Does My Home Work-Water (4-8)
  • Tools, Technology, Measurement – 3 ml Pipette (1)
  • Tools, Technology, Measurement – Rain Gauge
  • Food Coloring, Mirror for Condensation Illustrations, Penny for Water As Glue Cohesion Lesson
  • Wonderful Water STEM-LS Extended Learning and Teaching Tips Lesson Plans featuring hands-on science lessons including Cloud Creatures, Condensation Illustrations, Water As Glue, and Measuring Water – with web-links, videos, research and field studies.
Choose Grade Level
 
$49.68
Make It a Class Set!

Includes: All of the Above AND
  • 5 Books (Choose One title)
  • 29 3ml Pipettes (for a total of 30)
  • 5 Rain Gauges (for a total of 6)
  • 5 Food Color Boxes
  • 29 mirrors (for a total of 30)
  • 29 pennies (for a total of 30)
Choose Grade Level
 
$161.30