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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 – March 2016

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Manager's Pick, Toys | 0 comments

Our Cordova Store Manger has picked: K’Nex   What our Manager Says: “K’Nex is one of my favorite toys that we sell. I have fond memories of spending hours with my brother building everything we could think of. I now see that K’Nex is more than just a toy. K’Nex introduces young, creative minds into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). One of the things I really like about K’Nex sets is the flexibility to...

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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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For the Love of Science

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Holidays/Events, Science | 0 comments

Trying to figure out a fun and different way to do Valentine’s Day with your students? How about Valentine’s Day Science Experiments! Check out this list of fun ideas.   Valentine’s Candy Experiments: On the Fun-a-Day blog they have a “What do you think will happen?” experiment with candy hearts. It places the conversation hearts in five different substances and the students hypothesis what will happen. Steve Spangler Science provides four...

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Science Fair

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Science | 0 comments

    “Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature.” -Michael Faraday Whether you are building a volcano or testing time and relative dimensions in space, Science Fair is right around the corner! How exciting it is to think that out there someone is working on a Science Fair project that could one day change the world. Whether they are working on forensics or simple machines, young minds across the nation will be...

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