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Manager’s Pick August 2017

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Manager's Pick, Science | 0 comments

Our Germantown store manager’s pick: Cross Section Models $19.99 What our manager says: I hated science when I was in school.  It was so abstract and full of odd words and diagrams in a book.  Now I see all of the wonderful tools to spur on the creativity and curiosity of children that it almost makes me wish I could go back to school and re-learn science!  Some of the hands-on learning implements for a teacher to have in the classroom are the Cross...

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Manager’s Pick February 2017

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Manager's Pick, Science, Toys | 0 comments

Our Cordova store manager recommends: Mixed By Me- Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty What our manager says: “Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is one of the most awesome items that we carry at Knowledge Tree! Thinking putty is a silicone-based putty that is nontoxic and will never dry out. There are many ‘tricks’ you can do with thinking putty. You can pop it, bounce it, tear it, stretch it, and even shatter it! Your Mixed By Me kit includes 3 color concentrated putties, red,...

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Manager’s Pick – November 2016

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Manager's Pick, Science, Stores, Toys | 0 comments

Our Horn Lake store manager recommends: Intro to Engineering Science Kit by Thames & Kosmos     What our manager says: With S.T.E.M. up and coming, this kit is amazing for the little one’s that are just starting out. Maybe they are getting bored with just building Legos and want something that they can see come to life after they build it? This Kids First Intro to Engineering Science Kit is for ages 5+ and has 21 different experiments that teach children...

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STEM on a Budget

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Science | 0 comments

Check out some of the items picked out especially to work within the STEM system! All items available at any of our five locations.     Potato/Lemon Batteries – $4.99 *Flow of electrons (ionization of electrons) *Electron flow through wires       Gyro-wheel – $2.99 *Angular momentum (circular motion or spinning velocity) *Moment of inertia *Kinetic Energy       Hand Boiler – $4.99 *Force *Vapor Pressure (from hand...

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Little Bits – STEM Toys

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Science | 0 comments

  LittleBits mission is to inspire the next generation of inventors by providing a 21st-century learning tool at the intersection of STEM/STEAM and the Maker Movement. LittleBits helps students turn on their imaginations and give their creations life with movement, sound, lights, and so on. Check out their website for ideas and examples on how the use these “gadgets and gizmos” in your classroom or STEM/STEAM Clubs! Come into our Germantown or Cordova store...

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Did You Know…Insect Lore?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Science, Toys | 0 comments

Have you heard of Insect Lore? Well let me tell you a little of what I have learned about them! Insect Lore was founded by one Carlos White, an entomologist working with insects in the agricultural industry. During this time he learned how to raise insects and prepare artificial diets for them. By 1965, White had asked himself the question, Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children could see the miraculous metamorphosis of butterflies up close? This inspired him to develop...

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