Critical Thinking Activities for Kids

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  • ScooterBots

    ScooterBots

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    Teach principles of engineering and electric circuitry.
    $3.95–$65.95
  • Articulating Stomp Rocket System

    Articulating Stomp Rocket System

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    Have a blast building and launching your own rockets.
    $25.95
  • Static Spheres

    Static Spheres

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    Our Static Spheres are amusing and educational.
    $3.95
  • Nitinol Spring

    Nitinol Spring

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    What's so special about a piece of coiled wire? Plenty!
    $15.95
  • Capillary Tube Set

    Capillary Tube Set

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    The perfect tool to demonstrate the science behind rising fluids.
    $8.95
  • Energy Tube

    Energy Tube

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    So much science in this little tube!
    $9.95
  • Centripetal Spinner

    Centripetal Spinner

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    The prettiest demonstration of centripetal force we've ever seen!
    $5.75
  • Harbottle Differential Pressure Demonstration

    Harbottle Differential Pressure Demonstration

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    Teach about the amazing properties of air pressure.
    $23.95
  • Eddy Current Rods

    Eddy Current Rods

    Great for demonstrating Lenz's Law!
    $38.95
  • Bacteria Growing Kits

    Bacteria Growing Kits

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    Grow your own bacteria and win the science fair!
    $11.95–$17.95
  • Dissolving Paper

    Dissolving Paper

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    Dip it in water and watch it disappear before your eyes!
    $8.95–$49.95
  • The SpillNot

    The SpillNot

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    A fabulous solution to the ubiquitous problem of spills.
    $12.95
  • Bernoulli Blaster

    Bernoulli Blaster

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    Easily demonstrate the unexpected effects of low air pressure.
    $6.95
  • Bimetallic Jumping Disc

    Bimetallic Jumping Disc

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    The sky's the limit for these discs!
    $15.95
  • Weatherglass Barometer

    Weatherglass Barometer

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    When water moves up the spout, expect stormy conditions!
    $19.95
  • The Lois McArthur Mystery: A Murder Investigation

    The Lois McArthur Mystery: A Murder Investigation

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    A scenario relating biology, chemistry & physics tools to investigations.
    $73.95
  • The Carter Creek Mystery: An Environmental Disaster

    The Carter Creek Mystery: An Environmental Disaster

    Find the nature of the contamination and locate its source.
    $79.95
  • Bernoulli's Principle Class Kit

    Bernoulli's Principle Class Kit

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    Teach Bernoulli's Principle easily with this kit!
    $7.95–$25.95
  • Mica Demo Kit

    Mica Demo Kit

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    When one polarizing filter is rotated, the colors change!
    $8.75
  • Plasma Globe Experiment Kit

    Plasma Globe Experiment Kit

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    So much great science in this kit!
    $11.95–$21.95
  • Serpent Skin™ Tubing

    Serpent Skin™ Tubing

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    A hassle-free alternative to dialysis tubing.
    $14.95
  • Talking Tapes

    Talking Tapes

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    Students can actually make a paper or plastic cup talk!
    $10.95
  • Sound Tubes

    Sound Tubes

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    When spun in a circular motion, these tubes produce different tones.
    $3.95–$35.95
  • Singing Rod

    Singing Rod

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    A classic science demo sure to grab your students' attention!
    $3.95–$37.95
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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!