Critical Thinking Activities for Kids

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  • Steel Sphere Density Kit

    Steel Sphere Density Kit

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    Great for teaching the skills of observation and deduction!
    $29.95
  • Poly Density Kit

    Poly Density Kit

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    Spontaneous order from disorder! Isn't this a violation of The Second Law??
    $19.95
  • Cartesian Diversions Class Kit

    Cartesian Diversions Class Kit

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    Enough materials to make 60 divers like those seen in the Cartesian Diversions DVD.
    $32.95
  • ColorFlame Candles

    ColorFlame Candles

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    These candles have to be seen to be believed!
    $2.95
  • Goldenrod Color-Changing Paper - 100 sheets

    Goldenrod Color-Changing Paper - 100 sheets

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    Turns bright red in bases and returns to bright yellow in acids.
    $16.95
  • Fortune Fish

    Fortune Fish

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    Science phenomenon at its best!
    $6.95–$12.95
  • Fluorescent Magic Sand

    Fluorescent Magic Sand

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    Sand that repels water and never gets wet!
    $6.95
  • Poly-Ox: A Self-Siphoning Gel

    Poly-Ox: A Self-Siphoning Gel

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    Watch as this fluid moves from one beaker to another on its own.
    $10.95–$44.95
  • Polymer Bead Demonstration

    Polymer Bead Demonstration

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    Great for explaining self-siphoning polymers.
    $19.95
  • Hoberman Switch Pitch Ball

    Hoberman Switch Pitch Ball

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    Toss the ball in the air and watch the colors magically flip!
    $9.95–$17.95
  • Self-Inflating Balloons

    Self-Inflating Balloons

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    Squeeze a flat colored balloon and watch it self-inflate!
    $6.95
  • Microscale Vacuum Apparatus

    Microscale Vacuum Apparatus

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    Students can produce a vacuum right at their lab stations.
    $12.95–$39.95
  • Solar Tube

    Solar Tube

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    Watch as this 60' solar tube gently lifts into the air.
    $15.95
  • Fountain Connection

    Fountain Connection

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    The modern version of Hero of Alexandria's fountain.
    $3.95
  • Tornado Tubes

    Tornado Tubes

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    Demonstrate a vortex in your classroom!
    $1.95–$150.00
  • Pressure Pullers

    Pressure Pullers

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    Simple to use: no vacuum pump - but incredibly difficult to pull apart.
    $12.95
  • Lil' Suctioner (package of 3)

    Lil' Suctioner (package of 3)

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    Slide this device over a can of soda and it sticks to the table!
    $10.95
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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!