Critical Thinking Activities for Kids

Critical Thinking
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  • The Case of the Contaminated Creek

    The Case of the Contaminated Creek

    This cold case has an attention-grabbing environmental twist.
    $189.95
  • Octacog Balance Construction Toy and Game

    Octacog Balance Construction Toy and Game

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    A STEM construction toy that's all about the physics of balance.
    $14.95–$49.95
  • The Think Tube

    The Think Tube

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    An utterly unique introduction to science inquiry.
    $7.95
  • Newton's Cradle

    Newton's Cradle

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    Witness the amazing laws of physics!
    $17.95
  • Wind Gyro

    Wind Gyro

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    Simply blow a steady stream of air downward onto the top, and it will spin!
    $6.95
  • Rheoscopic Fluid

    Rheoscopic Fluid

    Captivate your students with this unique fluid.
    $19.95
  • Super-Large Eddy Current Tubes

    Super-Large Eddy Current Tubes

    Drop neodymium magnets down these tubes and watch them slowly fall.
    $15.95–$39.95
  • Subtractive Color Theory Demonstration

    Subtractive Color Theory Demonstration

    Perfect for teaching the optics and physics of color mixing.
    $109.95
  • Radiometer

    Radiometer

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    Easily illustrate the conversion of light energy into mechanical energy.
    $17.95
  • Balancing Bird Puzzle

    Balancing Bird Puzzle

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    A wonderful do-it-yourself physics puzzle for students of all ages.
    $5.95
  • Exit: Escape Room Kits

    Exit: Escape Room Kits

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    Solve all the puzzles to get out!
    $14.95
  • Magnetic Field Cube

    Magnetic Field Cube

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    A striking new way to observe magnetic field lines - in 3D!
    $42.95
  • ZigZag Density Tumbler

    ZigZag Density Tumbler

    A hypnotizing display of surface tension, density, and insolubility.
    $7.95
  • Density Mystery Set

    Density Mystery Set

    A great lesson in scientific truth and trusting your own calculations!
    $49.95
  • Who Stole the Gold? Crime Scene Kit

    Who Stole the Gold? Crime Scene Kit

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    Using evidence collected at the scene, identify the thief!
    $159.95
  • The PhiTOP

    The PhiTOP

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    Makes a perfect gift, desktop display piece, or student stumper.
    $19.95
  • The Transparent Alternator Kit

    The Transparent Alternator Kit

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    A wonderful hands-on introduction to electricity.
    $6.00–$179.95
  • Goldenrod Electrochemistry Kit

    Goldenrod Electrochemistry Kit

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    Explore the fascinating world of electrochemistry!
    $3.95
  • Static Electricity Electroscope

    Static Electricity Electroscope

    Test different materials for their static potential.
    $12.95
  • MudWatt Classroom Pack

    MudWatt Classroom Pack

    Microbiology, chemistry, and electrical engineering in one kit!
    $299.99
  • MudWatt Science Fair Pack

    MudWatt Science Fair Pack

    Use the natural micro-organisms found in soil to generate electricity.
    $89.99
  • MudWatt Classic Kit

    MudWatt Classic Kit

    Observe micro-organisms that create electricity.
    $49.95
  • Atmospheric Mat

    Atmospheric Mat

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    Dramatic introduction to the concept of air pressure!
    $23.95
  • ScooterBots

    ScooterBots

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    Teach principles of engineering and electric circuitry.
    $3.95–$65.95
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Critical Thinking Learning Materials and Activities

As teachers, we want our students to be inquisitive. But what does it mean to "think like a scientist?" A key component is critical thinking. Learning materials that help your students to actively consider information, assess the validity of data, and form their own conclusions are an ideal way to bring critical thinking into your classroom.

Whether your students are trying to figure out why the beads float at different levels in our Poly Density Kit or are wondering which scientific principles are at work with our Atmospheric Mat, these critical thinking learning materials are bound to improve their skills and understanding of scientific phenomena. We agree with the scholar who wrote, "The value of science education might not always be in the facts, but in the thinking." Get your students thinking critically with activities from Educational Innovations!