Critical Thinking Activities for Kids

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  • Pocket Sound Blaster

    Pocket Sound Blaster

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    Our loudest sound demo!!!
    $2.95–$46.80
  • Chinese Spouting Bowl

    Chinese Spouting Bowl

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    Actually "spout" water up and out of the bowl using resonance!
    $139.95
  • Milk Bottle & Egg Demo

    Milk Bottle & Egg Demo

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    It's all about Air Pressure! - A Classic Demonstration!
    $14.25
  • The Disappearing Beaker

    The Disappearing Beaker

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    A great demonstration of 'index of refraction'.
    $9.95
  • Optical Illusion Card Deck

    Optical Illusion Card Deck

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    These playing cards include a different optical illusion on every card.
    $8.95
  • Balancing Bird Demo

    Balancing Bird Demo

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    Balances on anything - your finger, a pencil, or the edge of your desk.
    $3.50–$28.95
  • Small Balancing Bird Demo

    Small Balancing Bird Demo

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    These small, colorful birds balance on anything.
    $1.50–$14.95
  • Center of Gravity Kit

    Center of Gravity Kit

    Balance it upon a point or slide it down fishing line.
    $8.95 $8.25
  • Ultraviolet Detecting Beads

    Ultraviolet Detecting Beads

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    Watch white beads change to bright colors when taken outside!
    $6.95
  • Nature Print Paper

    Nature Print Paper

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    Light-sensitive paper that exposes in direct sunlight.
    $7.95–$17.95
  • Polarizing Cellophane Tape

    Polarizing Cellophane Tape

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    This tape exhibits brilliant colors when placed between two polarizing filters.
    $1.95–$8.75
  • Polarizing Filter Demo Kit

    Polarizing Filter Demo Kit

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    Conduct experiments and demonstrations using polarized light.
    $5.95–$15.95
  • Polarizing Filters

    Polarizing Filters

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    These high quality plastic polarizing filters are perfect for all kinds of experimentation.
    $3.75–$129.95
  • Mirascope

    Mirascope

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    Project a real image that you can put your finger through.
    $8.95
  • Mysterious Glowing Ball

    Mysterious Glowing Ball

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    Fascinating to watch in the dark!
    $6.95–$17.50
  • Case Of The Missing Mascot: A Crime Scenario

    Case Of The Missing Mascot: A Crime Scenario

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    Someone has taken the school mascot! Who took it? A rival school?
    $189.95
  • Case Of The Lost Skull: A Crime Scenario

    Case Of The Lost Skull: A Crime Scenario

    Someone has left an animal skull stuffed with cash outside the school!
    $91.95–$189.95
  • Case Of The Kidnapped Cookies: A Crime Scenario

    Case Of The Kidnapped Cookies: A Crime Scenario

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    Discover who has stolen the disks of warm chewy deliciousness.
    $189.95
  • Oil Spill Kit

    Oil Spill Kit

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    Design and carry out a plan to clean up an oil spill.
    $23.95–$49.95
  • Euler's Disk

    Euler's Disk

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    Observe the hypnotic display of light and continually changing sound.
    $35.95
  • Revolution Top

    Revolution Top

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    Take it for a spin!
    $9.95
  • Inverting Pop Tops

    Inverting Pop Tops

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    Wait... What???
    $5.95–$19.95
  • Squiggle Ball

    Squiggle Ball

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    Has amazing abilities to navigate out of corners, even simple mazes!
    $8.95
  • Horizontal Hand Boiler Demonstration

    Horizontal Hand Boiler Demonstration

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    Transfer liquid back and forth using the heat of your hand! Amazing!
    $9.95
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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!