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Piratical Parchments

This piratical treasure trove is printed on genuine pretend parchment (from a process that involves skinning ersatz sheep). The 15-3/4" x 13-3/4" Treasure Map shows (56) actual lost treasure sites from Newfoundland to Bermuda. Call us when you finish looking. The 11" x 14" Pirates Creed of Ethics (the apostrophe was sunk along with the treasures), is a faux vellum document with a putatively real pirates' code from 1640 with (14) principles, many of which involve getting one's head split for infractions. Both profusely illustrated.

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PIRATE DOCUMENTS ON FAUX PARCHMENT

Piratical Parchments

This piratical treasure trove is printed on genuine pretend parchment (from a process that involves skinning ersatz sheep). The 15-3/4" x 13-3/4" Treasure Map shows (56) actual lost treasure sites from Newfoundland to Bermuda. Call us when you finish looking. The 11" x 14" Pirates Creed of Ethics (the apostrophe was sunk along with the treasures), is a faux vellum document with a putatively real pirates' code from 1640 with (14) principles, many of which involve getting one's head split for infractions. Both profusely illustrated.

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$3.75 EACH
$4.25
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Mooooo!

This is your chance to own a genuine cow magnet. Fed to cows by vets and farmers to attract the odd metallic parts of cows' diets (they tend to scarf up nails, staples and other stuff with the grass) and prevent bovine traumatic reticuloperitonitis, also known as hardware disease. Used for lots of magnetic lab experiments because they're so handy. In plated alnico, 3" long x 1/2" dia in a rounded tubular shape. Approx a 5-lb pull.

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3" COW MAGNET

Mooooo!

This is your chance to own a genuine cow magnet. Fed to cows by vets and farmers to attract the odd metallic parts of cows' diets (they tend to scarf up nails, staples and other stuff with the grass) and prevent bovine traumatic reticuloperitonitis, also known as hardware disease. Used for lots of magnetic lab experiments because they're so handy. In plated alnico, 3" long x 1/2" dia in a rounded tubular shape. Approx a 5-lb pull.

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$7.25 EACH

Thirty-Six Ounces In A Mile

Kitchen conversions are easy with this 3" x 4" deluxe American Science & Surplus fridge magnet that lists everything from a tablespoon to a cup with the equivalent in ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, milliliters and fractions of a cup. If your kids already have fridges of their own, you can share the extra magnets with them - unless they were the only kids on the block who knew how many ounces were in a cup. Kitchen Fun.

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KITCHEN MEASUREMENT CONVERSION MAGNET

Thirty-Six Ounces In A Mile

Kitchen conversions are easy with this 3" x 4" deluxe American Science & Surplus fridge magnet that lists everything from a tablespoon to a cup with the equivalent in ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, milliliters and fractions of a cup. If your kids already have fridges of their own, you can share the extra magnets with them - unless they were the only kids on the block who knew how many ounces were in a cup. Kitchen Fun.

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$4.50 PKG (6)

Attention: Gearheads

But wooden gearheads only. Making Wooden Gear Clocks is a 64-page book complete with full-size patterns for making (6) operating mechanical clocks plus a gear-machine kinetic sculpture. From Woodworking & Crafts magazine, this is for fairly advanced woodworkers, and calls for having most standard tools plus a drill press, scroll saw, router and in some cases a lathe. The resulting clocks are both intricate and stunning.

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WOODWORKING CLOCKS BOOK

Attention: Gearheads

But wooden gearheads only. Making Wooden Gear Clocks is a 64-page book complete with full-size patterns for making (6) operating mechanical clocks plus a gear-machine kinetic sculpture. From Woodworking & Crafts magazine, this is for fairly advanced woodworkers, and calls for having most standard tools plus a drill press, scroll saw, router and in some cases a lathe. The resulting clocks are both intricate and stunning.

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$14.95 EACH

Eye Spy

Begin their microscopic education here, with this 40-640X student microscope from Levenhuk®. Featuring an adjustable eyepiece, variable white LED illuminator, and adjustable iris. Comes with a cover; (5) blank and (5) prepared slides; pipette; brine shrimp, yeast, sea salt and glue samples; forceps; a microtome; 58-page user guide; and a 23-page manual. Includes (2) “AA” batteries and a lifetime warranty through the manufacturer.

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40X-640X BEGINNER MICROSCOPE

Eye Spy

Begin their microscopic education here, with this 40-640X student microscope from Levenhuk®. Featuring an adjustable eyepiece, variable white LED illuminator, and adjustable iris. Comes with a cover; (5) blank and (5) prepared slides; pipette; brine shrimp, yeast, sea salt and glue samples; forceps; a microtome; 58-page user guide; and a 23-page manual. Includes (2) “AA” batteries and a lifetime warranty through the manufacturer.

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$37.95 EACH

Stubby Highlights

Is that a pencil in your pocket, and wouldn't you like a little stubby highlighter that didn't take up so much room? Our each is (2) neon-yellow markers with 1/8" tips in soft-grip housings just 2-5/8" long x 1" oval, with a little slot on the cap for a chain if you want to wear them on a string or attach them to a key ring. And why wouldn't you?

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SHORT NEON YELLOW HIGHLIGHTERS

Stubby Highlights

Is that a pencil in your pocket, and wouldn't you like a little stubby highlighter that didn't take up so much room? Our each is (2) neon-yellow markers with 1/8" tips in soft-grip housings just 2-5/8" long x 1" oval, with a little slot on the cap for a chain if you want to wear them on a string or attach them to a key ring. And why wouldn't you?

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$1.95 EACH

Web-Linked Astronomy

This 96pp, full-color, heavily illustrated book, "The Usborne Internet-Linked Book of Astronomy & Space," is written with a quick-link to the publisher's website, where there are updated links to internet sites that correspond to specific pages of the text. Sections include the solar system, stars, constellations, telescopes, photography and a plethora of astronomical facts and lists. From Usborne Publishing.

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ASTRO BOOK

Web-Linked Astronomy

This 96pp, full-color, heavily illustrated book, "The Usborne Internet-Linked Book of Astronomy & Space," is written with a quick-link to the publisher's website, where there are updated links to internet sites that correspond to specific pages of the text. Sections include the solar system, stars, constellations, telescopes, photography and a plethora of astronomical facts and lists. From Usborne Publishing.

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$14.99 EACH

Kid Coders

Coding for Beginners…using Scratch is a 96-page, hardback, spiral-bound book for teaching kids with basic computer skills how to write code using Scratch, an educational programming language developed by MIT. (Has over 12 million registered users and 15 million shared projects.) Book includes art and sonic projects plus (4) games.

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KIDS’ BEGINNING CODING BOOK

Kid Coders

Coding for Beginners…using Scratch is a 96-page, hardback, spiral-bound book for teaching kids with basic computer skills how to write code using Scratch, an educational programming language developed by MIT. (Has over 12 million registered users and 15 million shared projects.) Book includes art and sonic projects plus (4) games.

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$14.95 EACH

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise your parents with a little science at home. “Science Surprises” is a 192-page paperback in its third edition with over 100 experiments that can be done using common household goodies. OK, a couple of things might require a trip to the hardware store, but still.  The science ranges from the Bernoulli principle and Stroop effect to making your own perfume and cold cream. (And remember what Shaw said: “Science never solves a problem without creating ten more,” so that makes a thousand experiments.)

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SCIENCE SURPRISES BOOK WITH EXPERIMENTS

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise your parents with a little science at home. “Science Surprises” is a 192-page paperback in its third edition with over 100 experiments that can be done using common household goodies. OK, a couple of things might require a trip to the hardware store, but still.  The science ranges from the Bernoulli principle and Stroop effect to making your own perfume and cold cream. (And remember what Shaw said: “Science never solves a problem without creating ten more,” so that makes a thousand experiments.)

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$14.95 EACH

No Chips Off This Block

Just a big, smooth ceramic block magnet, 2" square x 1" thick with an affirmative 15-pound pull. You stick a note on the fridge with this puppy and you can be pretty sure it's going to be there when you get home. Even if you leave the windows open. Nice for grabbing loose screws on the workbench, too, but keep it away from your hard drive and the credit cards in your wallet.

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15 LB PULL CERAMIC MAGNET

No Chips Off This Block

Just a big, smooth ceramic block magnet, 2" square x 1" thick with an affirmative 15-pound pull. You stick a note on the fridge with this puppy and you can be pretty sure it's going to be there when you get home. Even if you leave the windows open. Nice for grabbing loose screws on the workbench, too, but keep it away from your hard drive and the credit cards in your wallet.

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$4.85 EACH

CAPITAL OF BELARUS? MINSK!

If they saw this color map eight times a day, they'd know where every place is-and its capital. Snap this tough, 8.5" x 11" laminated sheet into a school notebook and eventually they'll have to read it. It's a very nice world map with capital cities on one side, a U.S. map with state capitals on the other. It includes other major cities plus partial Canadian and Mexican bonus areas. Current, barring a coup since we got our latest shipment.

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LAMINATED 8-1/2" X 11" NOTEBOOK U.S. MAP

CAPITAL OF BELARUS? MINSK!

If they saw this color map eight times a day, they'd know where every place is-and its capital. Snap this tough, 8.5" x 11" laminated sheet into a school notebook and eventually they'll have to read it. It's a very nice world map with capital cities on one side, a U.S. map with state capitals on the other. It includes other major cities plus partial Canadian and Mexican bonus areas. Current, barring a coup since we got our latest shipment.

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$3.25 EACH

Weird History Marches On

The weirdness just gets weirder in the "Weird Civil War" entry in this book series, tracing ghosts, creepy legends and other spooky tales of the Civil War (or War Between the States, or War of Northern Aggression, depending upon how you hold). Stories weave through the Carolinas, Florida & Georgia, Kentucky & Tennessee, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and DC, plus the Midwest, Great Plains and Southwest. Lushly illustrated in a 207-page hardcover, but don't count on it for your SAT prep.

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"WEIRD CIVIL WAR" BOOK

Weird History Marches On

The weirdness just gets weirder in the "Weird Civil War" entry in this book series, tracing ghosts, creepy legends and other spooky tales of the Civil War (or War Between the States, or War of Northern Aggression, depending upon how you hold). Stories weave through the Carolinas, Florida & Georgia, Kentucky & Tennessee, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and DC, plus the Midwest, Great Plains and Southwest. Lushly illustrated in a 207-page hardcover, but don't count on it for your SAT prep.

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$17.95 EACH

Dog Pens

No, no, no--nobody likes to see a pooch penned up. These are ball-point pens inside plastic dogs. They’re long, with spots, like dachshund-dalmatian crosses, but in pink, blue, white or yellow. We’ll pick (2) different colors for you. Pull the tail on the 4-1/2” long dogs, expose the ball-point, and bring a little canine whimsy to your memo, love poem, grocery list or resignation letter.

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DALMATIAN BALL-POINT PENS

Dog Pens

No, no, no--nobody likes to see a pooch penned up. These are ball-point pens inside plastic dogs. They’re long, with spots, like dachshund-dalmatian crosses, but in pink, blue, white or yellow. We’ll pick (2) different colors for you. Pull the tail on the 4-1/2” long dogs, expose the ball-point, and bring a little canine whimsy to your memo, love poem, grocery list or resignation letter.

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$2.95 PKG (2)
$3.95
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Microscope Bible

The Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope, by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone is a 144-page softcover book covering lenses, lighting, slide-making and what to look for in various samples. Heavily illustrated with color photography. Don't take the scope out of its box without this book.

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MICROSCOPE GUIDE BOOK

Microscope Bible

The Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope, by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone is a 144-page softcover book covering lenses, lighting, slide-making and what to look for in various samples. Heavily illustrated with color photography. Don't take the scope out of its box without this book.

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$9.95 EACH

Tired Of Iron Filings?

Same here. Try the Ferrofluid Magnetic Display, a little sealed bottle with virtually fluid nano-particles of ferrous metal suspended in liquid. You’ll get (4) powerful 1/2” dia x 3/16” neodymium disc magnets, (2) of them attached to chess-pawnish holders. Move the magnets in assorted combinations around the bottle for fascinating effects. Sort of the marriage of science with desk toys, but students can’t spill these particles all over the place.

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FERROFLUID MAGNETIC DISPLAY

Tired Of Iron Filings?

Same here. Try the Ferrofluid Magnetic Display, a little sealed bottle with virtually fluid nano-particles of ferrous metal suspended in liquid. You’ll get (4) powerful 1/2” dia x 3/16” neodymium disc magnets, (2) of them attached to chess-pawnish holders. Move the magnets in assorted combinations around the bottle for fascinating effects. Sort of the marriage of science with desk toys, but students can’t spill these particles all over the place.

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$23.95 EACH

One Jar Of Science, Coming Up

Of course you can buy science by the jar. Mason Jar Science is a 135-page hardcover with “40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments” detailed inside. Includes fun with crystals, bubbles, slimes, liquids and gases, all made possible using common household items (assuming your household is common) plus, of course, the eponymous Mason jar.

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MASON JAR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT BOOK

One Jar Of Science, Coming Up

Of course you can buy science by the jar. Mason Jar Science is a 135-page hardcover with “40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments” detailed inside. Includes fun with crystals, bubbles, slimes, liquids and gases, all made possible using common household items (assuming your household is common) plus, of course, the eponymous Mason jar.

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$14.95 EACH

Interesting Ceramics

Ceramic magnets, 15/16" dia x 3/16" thick. One side has a 5/16" sq that goes through to a steel plate is octagonal, 9/16" across with a 3/16" dia hole in the center. The plate allows flexible mounting of the 3/4 lb lift magnet. The other interesting feature is that the ceramic appears to have many poles around the rim, (4 ea N and S). This may be a focussing effect of the insert, though.

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CERAMIC MAGNET W/INSERT

Interesting Ceramics

Ceramic magnets, 15/16" dia x 3/16" thick. One side has a 5/16" sq that goes through to a steel plate is octagonal, 9/16" across with a 3/16" dia hole in the center. The plate allows flexible mounting of the 3/4 lb lift magnet. The other interesting feature is that the ceramic appears to have many poles around the rim, (4 ea N and S). This may be a focussing effect of the insert, though.

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$1.95 PKG (10)

Me, Me, Me, Me, Mee

You can start with our single aluminum tuning fork, 2-tined and 7-1/2" long. It vibrates at 256 hz, and is labeled "C". Or you can order the set that has (8) forks and a mallet with a rubber-tipped plastic head. The forks are labeled low-C to high-C and come in a fitted, latched wooden box. Unfortunately, C.J., who has perfect pitch, tells us that his pitch is more perfect than most of the tuning forks. He also says you can file the tips, tuning them to an electronic keyboard until they're perfect - and we think there's a certain cachet to telling people you tuned the forks yourself. But they are perfect, if you're using them for things like teaching principles of sound or driving the chihuahua crazy.

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TUNING FORK SET (8) DIFFERENT FORKS

Me, Me, Me, Me, Mee

You can start with our single aluminum tuning fork, 2-tined and 7-1/2" long. It vibrates at 256 hz, and is labeled "C". Or you can order the set that has (8) forks and a mallet with a rubber-tipped plastic head. The forks are labeled low-C to high-C and come in a fitted, latched wooden box. Unfortunately, C.J., who has perfect pitch, tells us that his pitch is more perfect than most of the tuning forks. He also says you can file the tips, tuning them to an electronic keyboard until they're perfect - and we think there's a certain cachet to telling people you tuned the forks yourself. But they are perfect, if you're using them for things like teaching principles of sound or driving the chihuahua crazy.

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