TEACHING / DEMO / LAB EQUIPMENT

THE 8 FOOT BALLOON

If the question is whether to tie a bunch of these giant latex professional weather balloons to a lawn chair, the answer is no. (The balloon bursts at about 82,000 feet anyway.) This is a true high altitude weather balloon, with plenty of fun, nonfatal uses. The cream-colored latex balloon is approx 40" dia when flaccid, you should pardon the expression, but has an 8-foot dia when inflated. The neck is 9" long x 1" dia. Scientists and meteorologists launch balloons to measure atmospheric conditions like wind speed and air pressure for weather forecasting, but clever inventors, teachers and the imaginative filmmaker are warned to launch the balloon carefully. The synthetic rubber material is delicate and not made to survive brushes with pavement, pine branches, or clumsy physics students. Red not available and only available in egg shell/cream color only.

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GIANT LATEX WEATHER BALLOON

THE 8 FOOT BALLOON

If the question is whether to tie a bunch of these giant latex professional weather balloons to a lawn chair, the answer is no. (The balloon bursts at about 82,000 feet anyway.) This is a true high altitude weather balloon, with plenty of fun, nonfatal uses. The cream-colored latex balloon is approx 40" dia when flaccid, you should pardon the expression, but has an 8-foot dia when inflated. The neck is 9" long x 1" dia. Scientists and meteorologists launch balloons to measure atmospheric conditions like wind speed and air pressure for weather forecasting, but clever inventors, teachers and the imaginative filmmaker are warned to launch the balloon carefully. The synthetic rubber material is delicate and not made to survive brushes with pavement, pine branches, or clumsy physics students. Red not available and only available in egg shell/cream color only.

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$22.95 EACH

Tippe Tops Are A Thing

We just learned that. You’d think we’d have known. Now we do. They’re sort of like round dreidels, with a hollowed-out middle around the stem, which causes them to turn themselves upside down while they’re spinning. Great lesson in center-of-mass instruction for physics teachers. Includes an explanatory booklet with activities and discussion topics. You’ll get (3) wooden tops at 7/8”, 1-1/4” and 1-1/2” dia.

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WOODEN TIPPE TOPS

Tippe Tops Are A Thing

We just learned that. You’d think we’d have known. Now we do. They’re sort of like round dreidels, with a hollowed-out middle around the stem, which causes them to turn themselves upside down while they’re spinning. Great lesson in center-of-mass instruction for physics teachers. Includes an explanatory booklet with activities and discussion topics. You’ll get (3) wooden tops at 7/8”, 1-1/4” and 1-1/2” dia.

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$4.95 EACH

THAT'S A BIG BALL

Ohaus made giant bow calipers. Use them to measure outside diameters (like balls, boxes, your head, your waist), inside diameters (like cylinders and boxes). They are 15" long when folded and even have a graduated side in MM to measure depth. A very cool teaching tool. Includes a teaching aid instruction sheet. Max outside diameter is 25" (635Cm) 


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OHAUS MEASURING PLASTIC BOW CALIPER

THAT'S A BIG BALL

Ohaus made giant bow calipers. Use them to measure outside diameters (like balls, boxes, your head, your waist), inside diameters (like cylinders and boxes). They are 15" long when folded and even have a graduated side in MM to measure depth. A very cool teaching tool. Includes a teaching aid instruction sheet. Max outside diameter is 25" (635Cm) 


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$5.75 EACH

EAT SMART

They might as well learn something while they're trying to outlast you on eating those lima beans. Set the table with educational placemats and they'll be at least a touch smarter after dinner, even if their vegetable intake is low. These laminated, 12" x 17-3/8" mats have full-color fronts, black-and-white backs. Choose the United States Map, Stars & Constellations, the Periodic Table of Elements or The Metric System.

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ELEMENTS PLACEMAT

EAT SMART

They might as well learn something while they're trying to outlast you on eating those lima beans. Set the table with educational placemats and they'll be at least a touch smarter after dinner, even if their vegetable intake is low. These laminated, 12" x 17-3/8" mats have full-color fronts, black-and-white backs. Choose the United States Map, Stars & Constellations, the Periodic Table of Elements or The Metric System.

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Plastic Magnets

Nice little teaching magnet set for the primary grade classroom has (6) magnets in star, two-bar, horseshoe and ring shapes, all plastic coated in silver and red to mark the poles. Range in size from 1” to 3”, and include a few paper clips and small nails for demo purposes.

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TEACHING MAGNETS

Plastic Magnets

Nice little teaching magnet set for the primary grade classroom has (6) magnets in star, two-bar, horseshoe and ring shapes, all plastic coated in silver and red to mark the poles. Range in size from 1” to 3”, and include a few paper clips and small nails for demo purposes.

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$4.95 EACH

Simple Circuit

An easy way to light up the kids' eyes! Teach them to wire a simple circuit with our basic components.

  • The knife switches are mounted on a plastic bases.
  • The miniature plastic socket holds a standard flashlight bulb with a 14 mm dia screw base.
  • We pack 6 volt and 3 volt round bulbs, or 1.5 volt bell-shaped bulbs, (5) to a package.(Bulbs are rated slightly higher to prevent them from burning out.)
  • Hook up the black plastic and metal 2" x 4-1/4" telegraph key with brass contacts and (2) terminal posts with nuts.
  • Our blue-plastic holder for (1) "D" battery has a small tab at each end to hook a lead to, and a 1/8" square mounting hole at each corner.
  • You add the mounting surface and the know-how.
  • Actual bulb voltage listed in parenthesis.

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SCIENCE FAIR TELEGRAPH KEY

Simple Circuit

An easy way to light up the kids' eyes! Teach them to wire a simple circuit with our basic components.

  • The knife switches are mounted on a plastic bases.
  • The miniature plastic socket holds a standard flashlight bulb with a 14 mm dia screw base.
  • We pack 6 volt and 3 volt round bulbs, or 1.5 volt bell-shaped bulbs, (5) to a package.(Bulbs are rated slightly higher to prevent them from burning out.)
  • Hook up the black plastic and metal 2" x 4-1/4" telegraph key with brass contacts and (2) terminal posts with nuts.
  • Our blue-plastic holder for (1) "D" battery has a small tab at each end to hook a lead to, and a 1/8" square mounting hole at each corner.
  • You add the mounting surface and the know-how.
  • Actual bulb voltage listed in parenthesis.

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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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$26.95 EACH

Lightning Bolts!

The next best thing to lightning bolts! 200,000 volts of electrostatic energy created by our Van de Graaff generator. Measures 6-1/2” diameter by 15” tall, includes a spare belt and a set of instructions detailing lots of fun experiments. For grade 6 and up. This is not a toy and should be used under adult supervision. A great tool for teaching about electricity. For your convenience, we now have Lightning Belts: replacement belts to drive that overworked generator. Operates on Standard 120 VAC with the included 3' cord.

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ASSEMBLED VAN DE GRAAFF GENERATOR

Lightning Bolts!

The next best thing to lightning bolts! 200,000 volts of electrostatic energy created by our Van de Graaff generator. Measures 6-1/2” diameter by 15” tall, includes a spare belt and a set of instructions detailing lots of fun experiments. For grade 6 and up. This is not a toy and should be used under adult supervision. A great tool for teaching about electricity. For your convenience, we now have Lightning Belts: replacement belts to drive that overworked generator. Operates on Standard 120 VAC with the included 3' cord.

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$139.95 EACH

Slide On Over

You choose between our 2" square classroom demonstration slides. The diffraction grating slide has 500 lines per mm resolution and a wavelength chart; the linear polarized filter slide has a 1-3/8” x 15/16” window. Nice for classroom and home-schooling use. Made in the USA.

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DIFFRACTION SLIDE

Slide On Over

You choose between our 2" square classroom demonstration slides. The diffraction grating slide has 500 lines per mm resolution and a wavelength chart; the linear polarized filter slide has a 1-3/8” x 15/16” window. Nice for classroom and home-schooling use. Made in the USA.

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$3.95 PKG (4)

50,000 Volts

That's what you get with this tesla coil!! Brand new, commercial item, great for classroom demonstrations and experiments. The 50,000 volt capacity generator radiates high frequency energy through space... enough to light fluorescent tubes two feet away. It uses 115 VAC (60 Hz) with an electro-magnetically operated interrupter buzzer, high voltage capacitors, inductive coil transformer, and a monopolar high frequency transformer generator to do the trick. 11" high, with a 6" sq. x 2" high protective housing for the generator. Includes accessories and instruction booklet with 19 experiments. Pretty amazing. But please, this is not a toy and should be used only under adult supervision.

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50,000 VOLT TESLA COIL

50,000 Volts

That's what you get with this tesla coil!! Brand new, commercial item, great for classroom demonstrations and experiments. The 50,000 volt capacity generator radiates high frequency energy through space... enough to light fluorescent tubes two feet away. It uses 115 VAC (60 Hz) with an electro-magnetically operated interrupter buzzer, high voltage capacitors, inductive coil transformer, and a monopolar high frequency transformer generator to do the trick. 11" high, with a 6" sq. x 2" high protective housing for the generator. Includes accessories and instruction booklet with 19 experiments. Pretty amazing. But please, this is not a toy and should be used only under adult supervision.

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$249.00 EACH

The Sparks Will Fly…

…when you crank up this 13-1/4" tall, hand-cranked Wimshurst generator. They were the toast of the 19th Century, and remained the hottest thing around, electrostatically speaking, until Bobby Van de Graaf came along. This one works like a top, zapping sparks to a fare-thee-well with very little cranking. It's mighty pretty too, in acrylic, white and silver, and will dress up a dull physics or electronics lab.

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STATIC ELECTRICITY WIMSHURST GENERATOR

The Sparks Will Fly…

…when you crank up this 13-1/4" tall, hand-cranked Wimshurst generator. They were the toast of the 19th Century, and remained the hottest thing around, electrostatically speaking, until Bobby Van de Graaf came along. This one works like a top, zapping sparks to a fare-thee-well with very little cranking. It's mighty pretty too, in acrylic, white and silver, and will dress up a dull physics or electronics lab.

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$84.95 EACH

Density Desk Set

This 10-piece set of 1" cubes is made to test density in the classroom, and by all means you should do that. Otherwise, how will the children ever understand density? But we like to just play with the cubes, to set them on a desk, or stack them, or line them up, or make shapes out of them, or just pick them up and marvel at their weight differences. You get perfect cubes of aluminum, steel, brass, copper, acrylic, oak, nylon, pine, poplar and PVC.

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10-PIECE DENSITY CUBES

Density Desk Set

This 10-piece set of 1" cubes is made to test density in the classroom, and by all means you should do that. Otherwise, how will the children ever understand density? But we like to just play with the cubes, to set them on a desk, or stack them, or line them up, or make shapes out of them, or just pick them up and marvel at their weight differences. You get perfect cubes of aluminum, steel, brass, copper, acrylic, oak, nylon, pine, poplar and PVC.

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$29.95 EACH

Alnico On A Gimbal

Sounds like a Portuguese percussion album, but it’s just an alnico bar magnet in a mount that lets it rotate freely to demonstrate the three-dimensional magnetic field. Ideal for experiments about forces between magnetic poles, fields around wire and coils, and the properties of fields produced by electric currents. Also handy as part of your ghost-hunting gear.

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MAGNETIC POLE FINDER

Alnico On A Gimbal

Sounds like a Portuguese percussion album, but it’s just an alnico bar magnet in a mount that lets it rotate freely to demonstrate the three-dimensional magnetic field. Ideal for experiments about forces between magnetic poles, fields around wire and coils, and the properties of fields produced by electric currents. Also handy as part of your ghost-hunting gear.

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$4.95 EACH

Hombro Y Codo

Y columna vertebral. Y the bones, fractures and dislocations associated with them. All the text on these 26” x 20” slightly glossy anatomical charts featuring the shoulder, elbow and spinal column is in Spanish. If you want them for a classroom or a doctor’s office, better get them fast, before they sell out as funky wall art.

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SPANISH CHART, ARM

Hombro Y Codo

Y columna vertebral. Y the bones, fractures and dislocations associated with them. All the text on these 26” x 20” slightly glossy anatomical charts featuring the shoulder, elbow and spinal column is in Spanish. If you want them for a classroom or a doctor’s office, better get them fast, before they sell out as funky wall art.

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You Fall To Pieces...

The human body is a puzzle, really. Get a head-start on anatomy class with one of these anatomically correct breakaway models in authentically colored plastic with detailed cross-sections. Pick the 2" tall, 7-piece eyeball; the 3-1/2" tall, 6-piece human heart; or the 3-3/8" tall, 6-piece rubber and plastic human head/skull/brain. All stand on 3" square bases.

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BREAKAWAY ANATOMICAL HEART MODEL

You Fall To Pieces...

The human body is a puzzle, really. Get a head-start on anatomy class with one of these anatomically correct breakaway models in authentically colored plastic with detailed cross-sections. Pick the 2" tall, 7-piece eyeball; the 3-1/2" tall, 6-piece human heart; or the 3-3/8" tall, 6-piece rubber and plastic human head/skull/brain. All stand on 3" square bases.

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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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Knowledge Is Globular

Put the world on a desktop with these 4" dia swivel-and-tilt globes. Our antique-style political globe that shows country borders and names in earth tones without topographic details. It has vertical and horizontal axes and stands on a 3-inch base. Made in Germany.

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4" ANTIQUE-STYLE GLOBE

Knowledge Is Globular

Put the world on a desktop with these 4" dia swivel-and-tilt globes. Our antique-style political globe that shows country borders and names in earth tones without topographic details. It has vertical and horizontal axes and stands on a 3-inch base. Made in Germany.

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Want To Explore The Old World?

Like those giant floor-standing globes in places like explorers’ clubs, but just under a foot tall. From Replogle Globes, this very nice 6” version honors explorer Sebastian Cabot and is based on the late 17th Century globes of cartographer Vincenzo Coronelli, when California was still thought to be an island. Stands 11-1/2” tall with a 4-1/4” wooden base and a 7” semi-meridian.

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SMALL ANTIQUE-STYLE WORLD GLOBE

Want To Explore The Old World?

Like those giant floor-standing globes in places like explorers’ clubs, but just under a foot tall. From Replogle Globes, this very nice 6” version honors explorer Sebastian Cabot and is based on the late 17th Century globes of cartographer Vincenzo Coronelli, when California was still thought to be an island. Stands 11-1/2” tall with a 4-1/4” wooden base and a 7” semi-meridian.

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$32.50 EACH

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