Critical Thinking Activities for Kids

Critical Thinking
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  • 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
  • Squiggle Ball

    Squiggle Ball

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    Has amazing abilities to navigate out of corners, even simple mazes!
    $8.95
  • Drinking Bird

    Drinking Bird

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    Great centerpiece for class discussion or laboratory exploration. How does it work?
    $5.95–$64.95
  • Amazing Ice Melting Blocks

    Amazing Ice Melting Blocks

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    One of the most striking thermal energy demonstrations we have seen!
    $21.95
  • Handboiler

    Handboiler

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    Great vapor pressure demonstration!
    $5.95–$59.95
  • Wooden Car Kit

    Wooden Car Kit

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    The potential energy of stretched elastic is converted into kinetic energy of motion.
    $8.95
  • Nitinol Memory Wire by the Foot

    Nitinol Memory Wire by the Foot

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    Bend it, drop it into hot water and watch it return to its original shape!
    $5.25–$24.95
  • Rattlebacks

    Rattlebacks

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    A half-ellipsoid object carved so that it will spin in only one direction.
    $7.95–$34.95
  • Nitinol Memory Wire Samples (pk of 10)

    Nitinol Memory Wire Samples (pk of 10)

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    Bend the wire, drop it in hot water and watch!
    $6.95
  • Energy Ball

    Energy Ball

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    All you need to safely introduce your students to electric energy.
    $3.95
  • Choositz Decision Balls

    Choositz Decision Balls

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    One ball bounces high while the other hits the floor and stops immediately.
    $7.95
  • Seismic Accelerator (Astro-Blaster Multiple Collision Accelerator)

    Seismic Accelerator (Astro-Blaster Multiple Collision Accelerator)

    Awesome demonstration of the Law of Conservation of Energy.
    $13.50
  • Smashing! Steel Sphere Demo Kit

    Smashing! Steel Sphere Demo Kit

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    Graphically illustrate the conversion of mechanical energy into heat energy.
    $28.95
  • Buzzing Stunt Magnets (Set of 2)

    Buzzing Stunt Magnets (Set of 2)

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    This is a great puzzler for students.
    $3.95
  • Ferrofluid Preform Display Cell

    Ferrofluid Preform Display Cell

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    Demonstrate the incredible properties of this amazing liquid.
    $39.95
  • Magnetic Accelerator

    Magnetic Accelerator

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    Great for open-ended discovery!
    $10.95–$29.95
  • Floating Ring Magnet Set

    Floating Ring Magnet Set

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    This amazingly simple ring magnet set is a great demonstration of magnetic fields.
    $4.95
  • Eddy Current Tubes (Super-Large)

    Eddy Current Tubes (Super-Large)

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    Large diameter, thick-walled copper and aluminum Eddy Current Tubes.
    $29.95
  • Magnetic Field Viewer Film

    Magnetic Field Viewer Film

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    This micro-encapsulated film enables students to view a static magnetic field.
    $10.95–$32.95
  • Soother Ooze Tubes

    Soother Ooze Tubes

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    Great viscosity demo for your science table.
    $6.95–$14.95
  • Density Sphere Experiment Kit

    Density Sphere Experiment Kit

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    Discover and apply concepts of density and buoyancy.
    $13.95–$104.95
  • Pumice Samples

    Pumice Samples

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    Explore and observe the product of an actual volcano.
    $5.95
  • Steel Sphere Density Kit

    Steel Sphere Density Kit

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    Great for teaching the skills of observation and deduction!
    $29.95
  • U-Tube Challenge

    U-Tube Challenge

    Used to develop critical thinking skills from middle school to AP classes.
    $46.95 $37.87
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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!