Enhanced for 2018!
Recommended for ages 8-12+
This enhanced kit now includes a Resource Guide (PDF format for easy download), more than 18 mystical marine specimens, and the treasured Professor Noggin’s Life in the Ocean card game ($10 value). Interactive STEAM book available electronically only at this time.
The hidden secrets of the marine world come to life in this dynamic, hands-on kit. Brimming with seaweed, corals, sea urchin shell, sand dollar, starfish, sponges, plankton, two kinds of scales, over seven kinds of small shells, and marine skin, learners will notice the rough and leathery feel of stingray skin and will be amazed by its peculiar texture.
The 16-page interactive Activity Book features STEAM activities to engage students of all ages. Below are samples of scientific activities you can enjoy using the specimens found in this kit:
- Observe and discover how a shell protects an animal
- Compare and contrast the texture and shape of shells
- Observe the plant structure visible in seaweed
- Compare and contrast ganoid scales with cycloid scales
- Compare a kitchen sponge to a sea sponge
- Compare and contrast coral structures…and much more
Both entertaining and educational, the dynamic Life in the Ocean card game has been recognized as an exemplary teaching tool by The Parent’s Choice Foundation, the National Association for Gifted Children, and Scholastic Instructor Magazine. This inviting card game features 180 questions with two distinct levels of difficulty which ensures younger children can play with older students, siblings or adults and have a lot of fun while learning about mystical marine life. ‘Noggin’s Choice Card’ (acting like a joker in traditional card games) can help even the score as players can use this element to take a card from another player and create more challenging opportunities for learning.