Intro To Engineering
Ages 5 and up
The twelfth kit in the Little Labs line, Intro to Engineering welcomes young children to the field of engineering with 25 experiments and building projects in five sections. By engaging in hands-on activities, children will learn how engineers apply their scientific and technical knowledge to design machines and devices.
Start by learning some engineering basics with experiments on levers, forces, and pulleys. Build simple devices using these basic components.
Move on to explore engineering on land by building vehicles with wheels, such as a race car and a wind-up car. Next, investigate engineering with air and in the air by building a helicopter, a pinwheel, a parachute, a glider, a balloon rocket, and an air-powered carousel. Then, build a diving bell, a sailboat, and a paddle boat to experiment with engineering in water.
Finally, find engineering in your own home with experiments modeling the telephone and television.
With a 48-page guidebook, Intro to Engineering teaches engineering fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments and building projects. Ages 5 and up.
Genetics And DNA
Ages 8 and up
Genetics & DNA
Biological Inheritance & Genetic Engineering
Head into the lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology focused on heredity and variation in organisms, and DNA, the acid that holds the blueprints for life. See genetic material with your own eyes as you isolate the DNA from a tomato in a test tube. Investigate inheritance and learn how traits are passed down from parents to children. Learn about dominant and recessive genes and play inheritance games to determine how traits will be expressed.
Learn about the biology of reproduction, the components of cells,
and how chromosomes are combined and copied. Assemble a model to see the
elegant double-stranded helical structure of DNA. Then crack the genetic
code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit
together to compose it. Read about how scientists use DNA sequencing to
reveal the order of nucleotides in DNA.
Analyze DNA evidence to identify suspects and solve a crime. Learn
about the influential scientists, including Mendel, Watson, and Crick,
who made breakthrough contributions to this field.
Breed your own bacteria colony to experiment with genetic engineering. Read about how mutation affects genes and how scientists clone plants and animals. The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments. Ages 10 and up.
• isolate the DNA from a tomato
• learn about inheritance and how traits are expressed
• build a DNA model
• breed bacteria to experiment with genetic engineering
Milestones In Science
Ages 5 and up
Milestones in Science
The 100 Most Significant Experiments and Discoveries of All Time
Embark on an active research expedition through the history of science and technology. Learn about famous scientists and inventors, like Archimedes, Copernicus, Einstein, Watt, and Darwin, as you reproduce their ground-breaking experiments. Read about each scientist and their times, what they did and how they did it, and then see it yourself firsthand! From the Stone Age to modern times, the history of science comes to life in front of you in this tangible, hands-on format. This comprehensive kit covers the accomplishments of over 140 scientists and civilizations.
Dive into this clever book-shaped box and immerse yourself in the studies that enthralled the brightest scientific minds that ever lived. As you conduct experiments with the more than 94 pieces included, your workspace will quickly come to resemble the labs and workshops of these legendary scientists.
Young historians and scientists alike will be captivated by this overview of the history of science. In addition to instructions for the experiments, the 96-page, full-color experiment book contains a wealth of interesting historical information, giving context to the scientists and their work. The book is beautifully designed to playfully resemble a scientist’s lab journal from the past. Ages 10 and up.
• Light, Colors, and Sound
• Heat, Steam, and Engines
• Magnetism and Electricity
• Communication and Microelectronics
• Atoms and Molecules
• Stars and Planets
• The Periodic Table
Little Labs Stepping Into
Ages 5 and up
Stepping Into Science
Begin a lifetime of scientific investigation and understanding with 25 fun experiments in five key areas: nature, physics, chemistry, air, and water.
Learn what plants need to grow, build a barometer, see how water climbs, watch plants sweat, and investigate plant propagation. Discover how a magnifying glass enlarges, how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, how sundials tell time, and how a motion picture works. Investigate air pressure, air flow, hovercraft, paper airplanes, and suction. Write secret messages, float a paper clip, blow super bubbles, observe capillary action, and test displacement. Build a soap-driven boat, mix oil and water, experiment with evaporation, paint with sugar, and watch a balloon inflate itself.
With a 48-page guidebook, Stepping into Science teaches science fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments, while also introducing children to the scientific method itself. Ages 5 and up.