Kits

Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit

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

Our most popular kit! Students build their own Nanocrystalline Solar Cell, which operates by a process like photosynthesis. The cell generates electricity from absorption of solar energy by natural dye from berries. The solar cell has enough electrical output to power a small ­motor (not included). The kit provides an interdisciplinary context for students learning basic principles in chemistry, biology, physics, as well as environmental science. The...

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$60.00

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

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

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

Exploring the Nanoworld Kit

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Type: G, I    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS, MS

Nanoworld adventures await inside this hands-on general-audience activity kit! Introduce and explore the feats of “seeing” atoms, assembling them into a variety of novel structures, and customizing their properties to develop new technologies. Exploring the Nanoworld is available in both English and Spanish language versions.

The kit contains everything you need to introduce and explore the nanoworld (except a standard 9-V battery):

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$29.00

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

Line of Resistance Kit: Teacher or Classroom

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

Using the Line of Resistance Kitstudents can explore the electrical properties of materials and circuits with a graphite pencil, an ordinary piece of paper, and a multimeter (not included). The kit includes a 44-page manual with 10 easy-to-do experiments, a graphite pencil, a template, heater wire, 1000-ohm resistor, and a piezoelectric igniter.

The manual describes measuring electrical resistivity of graphite and wire, determining resistance of...

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$30.00

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