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CULTURE

CULTURE

“Our work is not to teach, but to help the absorbent mind in its work of development. How marvelous it would be if by our help, if by an intelligent treatment of the child, if by understanding the needs of his physical life and by feeding his intellect, we could prolong the period of functioning of the absorbent mind!” - Maria Montessori.
Childhood is the time to plant seeds which will blossom later. By allowing the child to explore with his/her senses rather than merely reading a textbook an empirical attitude is fostered. The child should be encouraged to prove things for him/herself. An important tool in developing this empirical attitude is observation. In presenting the child with opportunities to really see and listen, his/her powers of observation are improved. Further, through involvement with nature with both mind and body, the child’s ability to concentrate grows. Exploration with living things then helps to train the child’s senses and enables him/her to perceive more precisely.
Throughout the cultural area, the adult wonders with the child, guiding the child to his/her own discoveries. The key is that we experience together with the child instead of telling the child what to experience. Discovery is what it is all about! 
 

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Simple Machines Activity Set with Cards

Keep it simple with real STEM learning! Discover amazing engineering wonders through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities and experiments. Introduce and explore all 6 simple machines as you make amazing discoveries, design solutions for real-world problems, and conduct your own investigations.

Includes:

Lever board, wedge, pulley with rope and hook, cart with 4 wheels, Archimedes screw, 4 barrel weights, and 10 double-sided activity cards to build early engineering and problem-solving skills. Comprehensive activity guide with reproducible materials is also included.

Largest piece (cart) measures 5" L x 3 1/2" W

Age 5+

Grade K+

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6.91.06
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$52.20
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Sink or Float Activity Set with Cards

Set sail with real STEM learning! Young learners can dive into early physics in a fun, colorful way with this two-piece submarine and floating raft along with weights, balls, and stars to bring investigations to life.

This set also features 10 detailed activity cards (with over 20 engaging, high-impact activities) that cover all aspects of STEM, plus key science concepts of buoyancy, density, and more!

Comprehensive activity guide with reproducible materials is also included. 

Largest piece (submarine) measures 6'L x 3 1/2 'H  

Age 5+

Grade K+

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6.91.07
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Simple Machines Set

Build all 5 simple machines at once in physical science centers. Children can construct, examine and explain simple machines to develop a deeper understanding of how they make work easier. • Contains enough pieces to build a lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and wedge—all at the same time. • Modify machines with 4 included weights (two 5g and two 10 g) and 8 included rubber bands to explore effort, force, load, motion and distance. • Labeled pieces assemble easily and separate to store. • Set of 63 pieces includes Activity Guide

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6.92.01
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$75.60
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Simple Machines Activity Cards Set

Support investigations of simple machines through real-world examples.
• Provides a wide range of activities to support differentiation and extra practice
• Supports small groups or individual learners
• Includes 20 double-sided write & wipe cards offering nearly 40 hands-on activities and problem-solving opportunities
• Cards measure 10"L x 7"H and store in file box (included)
• Use with Simple Machines Set 6.92.1

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6.92.02
Price
$24.30
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Healthy Helpings A Myplate Game

Children will learn how to create a well-balanced meal by following the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines.

Food cards have real-life photos and are self-checking (backs match food groups).

  • Be the first to fill your plate with a balanced meal
  • Children learn to identify foods and create healthy meals
  • Food cards have real-life photos and are self-checking (backs match food groups)
  • Includes: 4 placemats (game boards), 50 food cards, spinner, and activity guide

9.8 x 1.2 x 9.8 inches

Ages 3-6

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6.92.03
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$30.60
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Food Groups Wooden Set

Planning a well-balanced meal is child's play with this wooden play food set.

21 wooden items from the four food groups-including watermelon, milk, cheese, fish, eggs, and much more-are crafted of solid wood and come with four wooden crates for sorting and storage.

The wooden crates each measure 11 x 16 x 5.5h cm.

Dimensions: 2.5" x 8.75" x 12.5"

Ages: 3+

SKU
6.93.01
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$44.10
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Graph It!

- Includes 155 double-sided, write & wipe cards.

- Features 78 display pockets per side.

- Includes Activity Guide.

- Nylon chart with 4 storage pockets.

- Measures 18" L x 36.5" H.

SKU
6.96
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$53.10
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Continents - Set of 7 Books

Our Continents series of 7 books is a great addition to your Casa or Elementary Geography curriculum.

Children will find lots of colored photographs and interesting information about landscapes, animals, people, culture, and more in each book.

Text presented in a lively, continuous narrative.

Center-spread “sidebar” feature presents material in a fun, creative way.

Excellent age-appropriate introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects.

“Words to Know” glossary clarifies subject-specific vocabulary.

7 1/4" x 8 3/8"

48 pages

SKU
11.01
Price
$89.10
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