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The NSTA Elementary School Physical Science Kits

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The NSTA Elementary Kits support the lessons and experiments found throughout a new book from NSTA Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3-5. Two kits are available and include tools to support 30 experiments covering a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.

What’s Included in the NSTA Elementary School Kits:

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Kit 1 PK-0200

Velocity
4 - Constant Velocity Car
1 – Velocity Radar Gun
4 – Pull-Back Car
4 – Stopwatch/Timer
4 – Windup Tape, 10 Meter

Friction
4 – Four-Sided Friction Block
4 – Spring Scale, 250g/2.5N Blue
4 – Air Puck
4 – Running Parachute

Gravitation
4 – Balancing Bird
4 – IR Controlled UFO flyer
1 – Vertical Acceleration Demonstrator

Pressure
4 – Atmospheric Pressure Cups, Set
4 – Vacuum Pumper and Chamber
1 – Air-Powered Projectile

Kit 2 PK-0210

Electricity
4 – Fun Fly Stick
1 – Plasma Globe
4 – Energy Ball

  Electric Circuits
4 – Snaptricity

  Magnetism
4 – 3D Magnetic Compass
4 – Magnetic Globe

  Energy
4 – Ice Melting Blocks
4 - Super Solar Racer Car
4 – Hand Crank
4 – Music Box
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More about the book

The 30 experiments in Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3-5, encourage your students to explore a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy. The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors is as educational as the experiments are attention-grabbing. Instead of putting the theory before the application, PBL encourages students to first experience how the gadgets work and then grow curious enough to find out why. Students engage in the activities not as a task to be completed but as exploration and discovery. The idea is to help your students go beyond simply memorizing facts. Using Gadgets and Gizmos can help them learn broader concepts, useful critical-thinking skills, and science and engineering practices (as defined by the Next Generation Science Standards).


Authors: Matthew Bobrowsky, Mikko Korhonen, and Jukka Kohtamäki