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The NSTA Kits

The NSTA Kits support the lessons and experiments found throughout the new books from NSTA Gadgets and Gizmos series. Three kits are available and each includes about 25 tools to support lessons in angular momentum, buoyancy, magnetism, pressure, energy, and more.

High School Physics book

Middle School Physical Science book

Elementary Physical Science book

HS Physics book MS book ES book

What student—or teacher—can resist the chance to experiment with Rocket Launchers, Drinking Birds, Dropper Poppers, Boomwhackers, Flying Pigs, and more? The 54 experiments in Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12, encourage your high school students to ask why they are seeing the results they do versus simply how to conduct the experiments or memorizing physics facts.

 

What student—or teacher—can resist the chance to experiment with Rocket Launchers, Sound Pipes, Drinking Birds, Dropper Poppers, and more? The 35 experiments in Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8, including broader concepts and encourages critical thinking.

 

What student—or teacher—can resist the chance to experiment with Velocity Radar Guns, Running Parachutes, Super Solar Racer Cars, and more? The 30 experiments inUsing Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5, let your elementary school students explore a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.

 

More about the books

Authors: Matthew Bobrowsky, Mikko Korhonen, and Jukka Kohtamäki

The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors—two Finnish teachers and a U.S. professor—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.

Available Books:

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6-8
Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos Grades 9-12
Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3-5

 

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