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Habitat Kits

Used for creating a walk through habitat in the classroom. Kits include all materials needed to construct the three dimensional habitat, along with trade books, activity guides and theme-based computer software. Themes include:

  • Prairie
  • Desert
  • Ocean
  • Rainforest

Wonderwise Kits

Produced by the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. The kits feature female scientists and include activity books, videos and CD-ROMs.

  • Sea Otter Biologist
  • Rainforest Ecologist
  • Pollen Detective
  • Parasite Sleuth
  • African Plant Explorer

The Voyage of the MIMI

Parts I and II with new software for part I, including Mac, PC and Apple IIe.

Voyage of the Mimi is a Sunburst Communications product (Pleasantville, NY). This adventure series is a combination of hands-on activities, videos and software to be used in the classroom setting. Mimi I is about a scientist and some middle school students studying whales in the Gulf of Maine. Mimi II features South American culture and Mayan Math. There are 13 episodes and 13 expeditions per series.

Curriculum Guide Books

  • TOPS - Task Oriented Physical Science
  • GEMS - Great Explorations in Math & Science
  • AIMS - Activities Integrating Math & Science
  • National Science & Math Standards
  • Various other individual books, including those loaded with hands-on activities, trade books and field guides.

Science and Math Manipulatives

  • Balances
  • Pattern Blocks
  • Legos
  • Color Cubes

Most items are available for check out to teachers and college students.

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