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Elasticity of Gases Kit
Elasticity of Gases Kit
15228

Serves to demonstrate Boyle's Law. Shows what happens when gases are subjected to increased pressure. The plastic syringe, with solid wood base and platen, is constructed so that the calibrations denoting interior volume read right side up. As masses of bricks, books, or other heavy objects are increased, the gas in the syringe is compressed to smaller and smaller volume. The kit includes: 1 Syringe Cylinder w/ Cap, 1 Syringe Piston, 1 Base, 1 Platen.
Serves to demonstrate Boyle's Law. Shows what happens when gases are subjected to increased pressure. The plastic syringe, with solid wood base and platen, is constructed so that the calibrations denoting interior volume read right side up. As masses of bricks, books, or other heavy objects are increased, the gas in the syringe is compressed to smaller and smaller volume. The kit includes: 1 Syringe Cylinder w/ Cap, 1 Syringe Piston, 1 Base, 1 Platen.

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$12.95 Each
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Cartesian Diver kitCartesian Diver kit
Cartesian Diver kit
13456

The kit contains enough materials to make thirty captivating Cartesian divers. Learn about the origin of the Cartesian diver and how it works in Steve Spanglers' Soda Bottle Science book. Make Cartesian sinkers, retrievers, helicopters, sealed divers, and many more. The kit is great for teachers and students alike. Super science fair ideas!

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$19.95 Each $31.50 Each
Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop KitThames and Kosmos Physics Workshop Kit
Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop Kit
16263

• Kit includes more than 300 building pieces
• Build a windmill, two-speed crane, force scale, sail car, mars robot, and more
• Experiment with gears, levers, screws, inclined planes, pulleys, wheels and axles
• Learn and understand the most fundamental physics equations
• It is a 64-page, full-color experiment manual
• Centrifuge, pinball, centrifugal switch, ship's lantern, and dozens of other models
• Ages 8 and up

Force = mass x acceleration and don't forget to factor in the fun. This kit studies the Science of Matter and Energy. Through building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments with the models, you will learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics. This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of you. Physics Workshop includes more than 300 building pieces. The full-color 64-page manual presents assembly instructions, experiments and explanations in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner. 73 Experiments and Activities: Build a windmill, crane, sail car, mars robot, hammer machine, centrifuge, scale and dozens of other models. Experiment with simple machines: gears, levers, screws, inclined planes, pulleys, wheels and axles. Learn and understand the most fundamental physics equations. Read about amazing real-world applications for physics.

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$59.95 Each
Thames and Kosmos Air+Water Power PLUS KitThames and Kosmos Air+Water Power PLUS Kit
Thames and Kosmos Air+Water Power PLUS Kit
17026

• Build your own models powered by air pressure and water
• Learn about the laws of physics
• Construct 30 models including pressurized water guns, rocket cars, and more 
• 60-page color instruction book
• 176 building pieces

A larger, super-charged version of our original Air+Water Power kit, this kit allows you to build more powerful models using two different air-and-water-powered systems: water-jet propelled cars and hydro-pneumo (water-air) powered engines. The hydropneumo system in this kit uses a larger, more powerful self-contained air-and-water turbine system as a motor. Two pressurized air-water tanks are included, allowing you to build two water-jet propelled cars simultaneously and race them against each other. Construct 30 models including pressurized water guns, air-and-water turbine driven cars, rocket cars, and jet boats. The water-jet propelled cars are a fun outdoor activity, while the self-contained hydro-pneumo powered models are fun both indoors and out. Compete with your friends to see whose water-jet propelled car goes the fastest, and whose hydro-pneumo car goes the farthest!

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$49.95 Each
Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines KitThames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Kit
Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Kit
17025

• Build hovercraft that glides across smooth floors water on a cushion of air
• Experiment with propellers and impellers  to learn about air pressure and air flow
• Learn about air pressure and air flow
• Full-color, 32-page experiment manual
• 59 building pieces.

Learn how even though air is invisible, it still has mass and can support very heavy objects under the right circumstances. The models in this kit use a unique blower motor and a safe, soft-bladed fan to drive a series of models. The blower motor uses an impeller to increase the air pressure under the hovercraft. The fan creates a stream of air to push the vehicle forward. Using these components, you can build and investigate the hovercraft and other machines that rely on air and air pressure to function. Construct a batting machine that tosses a ball upward on a stream of air. Assemble a basketball launcher and practice shooting hoops with air power. Make a fan-driven car that drives forward, propelled by a stream of air. Experiment to see how much weight your hovercraft can support. 

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$69.95 Each
Pneumatics Discovery Kit
Pneumatics Discovery Kit
13285

Discover basic pneumatic/hydraulic principles using syringes, tubing, valves, and a variety of found materials. The Teacher's guide provides several design-and-make activities including a pump, car jack, extension grabbing arm, and dual hinged arm. All of the materials needed to build these models are provided, including corroplast, JAX clips, tuning, and syringes.
Discover basic pneumatic/hydraulic principles using syringes, tubing, valves, and a variety of found materials. The Teacher's guide provides several design-and-make activities including a pump, car jack, extension grabbing arm, and dual hinged arm. All of the materials needed to build these models are provided, including corroplast, JAX clips, tuning, and syringes.

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$29.95 Each
Concepts of Resistance Kit (Student version)
Concepts of Resistance Kit (Student version)
16261

Same as 16260, but does not include the Multimeters.
Same as 16260, but does not include the Multimeters.

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$101.00 Each
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Thames and Kosmos Bubble Science
Thames and Kosmos Bubble Science
15714

Experiment with the whimsical wonder of bubbles. For countless generations, people have been fascinated by the unique properties of soap bubbles. See for yourself why these elegantly simple structures of soap, water and air are still studied by scientists, modeled by mathematicians, emulated by architects and immortalized by artists and writers. Kit includes: experiment manual, Pustefix bubble solution, 8.3 fl. oz., 8 ball hubs, 14 connector rods, big bubble ring, plastic tray and building base, toy car, 2 measuring cups, plastic funnel, construction paper, 3 straws. 35 experiments. 48 pages, 5.5"x 8.25", full color. Ages 8 and up.

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$21 Each $34.95 Each
Thames and Kosmos Physics Pro Advanced Physics KitThames and Kosmos Physics Pro Advanced Physics Kit
Thames and Kosmos Physics Pro Advanced Physics Kit
16623

• Build spectacular models and devices, such as a wind tunnel and a hydraulic lift
• Study advanced topics like fluid dynamics, energy, hydraulics, and pneumatics
• Investigate how air & water rest and flow, what they can carry and how they move
• More than 212 parts are included in this kit
• Learn why a streamlined shape lets a car drive faster
• Learn how power plants convert a current of water into electrical current

Physics Pro is our biggest, most advanced physics kit. With this kit, you can continue your study of statics and dynamics from previous lessons and begin your study of more advanced topics in physics, including fluid dynamics, energy, oscillation, hydraulics, and pneumatics. By adding advanced topics like fluid dynamics to your physics repertoire, you can now build some really spectacular models and devices, such as a wind tunnel, pneumatic shocks, and a hydraulic lift. You will see how physics extends far beyond the classroom, giving us an amazing set of tools that can be applied in the real world to engineer marvelous things. The main focus of the kit is the behavior of the two most important fluids in our world — water and air — and objects immersed in them. You will investigate how air and water rest and flow, what they can carry and how they move. With experiments and models, you will find out what forces work on them and what kinds of energy they possess. You will learn how ships float and airplanes fly, why a streamlined shape lets a car drive faster and how power plants convert a current of water into electrical current. The 96-page, full-color experiment manual has two major sections. In the first part, you will enter the physics lab, where you will get to know the properties of air and water and become familiar with currents and energy. There is a series of 17 experiments in which you will start building smaller models. In the second part, you will move on to the workshop, where you will build 14 larger models of complex real-world devices. More than 212 parts are included in this kit, which are compatible with our other Physics kits.

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$99.95 Each
Forces and Simple Machines Intro KitForces and Simple Machines Intro Kit
Forces and Simple Machines Intro Kit
16351

The Intro Kit is ideal for introducing students to the concepts of changing force by levers and pulleys, and the notion of mechanical advantage. The manual describes experiments with three types of levers, single and double pulley systems, and shows the characteristics of each machine. Set includes: 1 lever with centimeter scale, 2 pulleys, 1 spring scale, 2 weight hangers, 1 slotted weight set, 1 base and support rod, 1 support rod with clamp, 2 hook collars, 1 pulley cord, 1 manual and disc.
The Intro Kit is ideal for introducing students to the concepts of changing force by levers and pulleys, and the notion of mechanical advantage. The manual describes experiments with three types of levers, single and double pulley systems, and shows the characteristics of each machine. Set includes: 1 lever with centimeter scale, 2 pulleys, 1 spring scale, 2 weight hangers, 1 slotted weight set, 1 base and support rod, 1 support rod with clamp, 2 hook collars, 1 pulley cord, 1 manual and disc.

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$123.00 Each
Concepts of Heat and Temperature Kit (Student version)
Concepts of Heat and Temperature Kit (Student version)
15627

Same as 15626, but does not include Basic Linear Expansion apparatus.
Same as 15626, but does not include Basic Linear Expansion apparatus.

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$70.50 Each
Heat Transfer Kit
Heat Transfer Kit
15230

Students fill one container with water at room temperature and the other with boiling water. A thermometer is placed in each container and the water temperature in both cups read before heat transfer. The metal bar is then immersed in the cups, and students observe heat lost by boiling water and heat gained in the cooler water. Each kit includes: 2 insulated containers; 2 insulated lids with slots; 1 U-shaped aluminum transfer bar; 2 thermometers 20 degrees to 110 degrees. Additional materials required: low-temperature thermometer.
Students fill one container with water at room temperature and the other with boiling water. A thermometer is placed in each container and the water temperature in both cups read before heat transfer. The metal bar is then immersed in the cups, and students observe heat lost by boiling water and heat gained in the cooler water. Each kit includes: 2 insulated containers; 2 insulated lids with slots; 1 U-shaped aluminum transfer bar; 2 thermometers 20 degrees to 110 degrees. Additional materials required: low-temperature thermometer.

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$33.95 Each