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Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

It's hard to describe and understand the structure of a crystal with a two-dimensional drawing. No need to because the Solid-State Model Kit allows you and your students to easily build, examine, and study classic structural models of metals, ionic compounds, and even superconductors. See instantly how atomic packing determines physical properties, ­density, cleavage planes, and conductivity directions.

Our tried and true kit is an excellent tool...

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$145.00

Polyhedral Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, HS

The Polyhedral Model Kit simplifies visualization of more than 40 complex chemical structures that involve polyhedral shapes. Many of these structures would commonly be discussed in science and engineering courses such as inorganic and solid-state chemistry, chemical engineering, geology, industrial chemistry, environmental science, materials science, soil science, and physics. The kit provides an alternative view of how structural components fit...

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$128.00

Salt Model: Pre-Built Structure

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Type: D, I    |    Level: Al Levels

Show the crystal structure of salt (NaCl) with this pre-built polyhedral model of one unit cell. Or emphasize closest-packed layers by standing the cubic unit cell on one corner. The Salt Model comes in three layers that can easily be stacked one atop the other to form a NaCl unit cell. If the layers are connected, the model can be used in two orientations (as illustrated in graphics):

  1. Unit cell: When the model is resting on...
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$24.00

Spheres, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Replacement spheres for the Solid-State Model Kit. Spheres are sold individually by color.

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$0.00

Bases, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Replacement bases for the Solid-State Model Kit. Sold individually by type: Green (whole circle) or Yellow (half circle).

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$25.00

Template, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Templates for the Solid-State Model Kit. Each of the 15 templates is available individually by type, or as a complete set of 15.

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$1.25

Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction): Demo Kit

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Type: CP, D, I    |    Level: AP, Coll

Simulate X-ray diffraction using a visible laser and 2-D patterns on a transparency with the Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Kit. The kit includes a manual with directions, one each of the four different diffraction transparencies, and a full-page version of each transparency. The four diffraction transparencies have these patterns:

  • Unit Cell: examples for changes in unit cell size, angle, and shape; for centering with...
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$25.00

Rod, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Metal rod (approximately 7" long) for Solid-State Model Kit. Sold individually.

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$0.55

Spacers, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Replacement pack of spacers for the Solid-State Model Kit. Sold in pack of 8, 4 white and 4 grey, each approximately 6" long.

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$0.60

DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Kit

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Type: CP, D, I    |    Level: AP, Coll

Simulate Rosalind Franklin's famous X-ray ­diffraction experiments that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix with a laser pointer and the two-dimensional diffraction pattern transparencies from the DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Kit.

The kit includes a manual with background information and directions, a diffraction pattern transparency, and projection masters. A source of visible laser light is not included, but any...

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$29.00

Memory Metal Kit

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Type: D, I    |    Level: Al Levels

Pull the ends of the ICE memory metal wire to distort it, then watch as it returns to the ICE shape when put into hot water. Our Memory Metal Kit explains how some metals can be bent and will return to their original shape when the temperature is raised because the have been trained to remember a certain shape-which is to say they have a memory.

The ICE Memory Metal Kit includes one piece of memory metal wire (Nitinol™) shaped to...

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$25.00

Plastic Parts, Polyhedral Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

Replacement plastic parts for the Polyhedral Model Kit. Parts sold individually by type.

Parts needed to build each of the four assembled unit:

  • Tetrahedral Unit = 1 Triangular pyramid (tetrahedron top) + 1 Trianglular base (tetrahedron base)
  • Octahedral Unit = 2 Square pyramids (octahedron halves)
  • Square Pyramidal Unit = 1 Square pyramid (octahedron half) + 1 Square base (...
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$0.35

Rubber Connectors, Polyhedral Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

Replacement rubber connectors for the Polyhedral Model Kit. Sold in sets of 10 or 50 by type (two-prong or four-prong).

Replacement Plastic Parts for the Polyhedral Model Kit are also available.

$0.00

Photochromic ICE T-shirt, Adult

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Type: D    |    Level: Al Levels

Watch its colors change in sunlight! This snazzy white T-shirt has a black outline of the ICE structure on the front and a smiling sun on the back. Step into sunlight, and the designs become bright shades of blue, purple, yellow and orange! UV active dyes in the shirt are colorless in room light, but become brightly colored in sunlight.

What happens and why? Use this T-shirt to teach students how conjugated double bonds absorb light. The dyes in...

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$15.00

Optical Transform (X-ray Diffraction) Transparencies

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Type: CP, D, I    |    Level: AP, Coll

When students have a Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Transparency and laser pointer, simulating X-ray diffraction becomes a hands-on activity. Students see the diffraction patterns by shining a laser through the transparency and projecting the patterns onto a screen or wall. The four different diffraction transparencies have these patterns:

  • Unit Cell: examples for changes in unit cell...
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$25.00

Photochromic ICE T-shirt, Child

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Type: D    |    Level: Al Levels

Watch its colors change in sunlight! This snazzy white T-shirt has a black outline of the ICE structure on the front and a smiling sun on the back. Step into sunlight, and the designs become bright shades of blue, purple, yellow and orange! UV active dyes in the shirt are colorless in room light, but become brightly colored in sunlight.

What happens and why? Use this T-shirt to teach students how conjugated double bonds absorb light. The dyes in...

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$10.00

DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Transparencies

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Type: CP, D, I    |    Level: AP, Coll

When students have a DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Transparency and laser pointer, simulating Rosalind Franklin’s famous X-ray diffraction experiment that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix becomes a hands-on activity. Students see the diffraction patterns by shining a laser through the transparency and projecting the patterns onto a screen or wall. Transparencies are available individually or in sets of 5 or 10.

A source of...

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$5.00

Nanoworld Presenter's Guide with "Try This" Packet

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Type: D    |    Level: Al Levels

Explain the Nanoworld! Demonstrate and explain LED and fiber optics, diffraction, memory metal, and “seeing” atoms with the Nanoworld Presenter's Guide with "Try This" Packet.

The 20-page Presenter’s Guide provides presenters and teachers with background information and instructions to demo nanoworld activities, as well as talking points, supplemental information, applications, web links and suggestions for adapting the...

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$23.00

Memory Metal Wire, ICE-Shaped

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Type: D, I    |    Level: Al Levels

Some metal alloys have shape-memory retention—that is, they can be bent and will return to their original shape when the temperature is raised. Pull the ends of the pre-shaped wire to distort it, then watch as it returns to the ICE shape when put into warm water.

This ICE-shaped memory metal is also available as part of the Memory Metal KitThe Memory Metal Kit includes an eight-page...

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$8.00

Memory Metal, set of 10 3" pieces

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Type: D, I    |    Level: Al Levels

3" pieces of treated memory metal sold in sets of 10. Bend or coil the wire piece to distort it, then watch as it returns to its original straight shape when put into hot water. Works well for hands-on demos.

Additional items related to memory metal are available from ICE:

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$5.00

Nanoworld Hands-On Student Sets

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Type: CP, D, G, I, L    |    Level: Al Levels

The Nanoworld Hands-On Student Sets has the materials and brief instructions for hands-on activities with LEDs and fiber optics, diffraction, memory metal, and “seeing” atoms. The sets come with mini-activity booklets that illustrate carrying out each activity and "Try This" Packets. Each "Try This" Packet includes the materials needed to demonstrate the activities and contains:

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$65.00

Fusion Science Theater Performance Kits

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Type: D, M    |    Level: Elem

A Fusion Science Theater (FST) show uses elements of story to teach age-appropriate science concepts. FST uses demonstrations, prediction, audience participation, modeling, and embedded assessment to produce demonstrable gains in learning, interest, and self-efficacy. The shows target children in grades 1–5 and can be performed by teachers, students, outreach specialists, and museum educators. The Fusion Science Theater...

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$75.00