The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children is excited to announce that we recently received a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation allowing us to purchase additional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related materials for use in our Resource Room! Check out the items below and stop by the Resource Room to check out one of the items for yourself!
Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set
No incubator required! Now, students can see the day-by-day development of a chick by cracking open this set of 21 eggs. Eggs 1-20 contain realistic illustrations. Final egg opens to reveal a plastic 3-D chick. Perfect for teaching the chick life cycle and related vocabulary in life science lessons. Multilingual activity guide includes definitions, chicken facts and a blackline master to label. Eggs and plastic storage tray are labeled for self-checking and easy organization.
Wild Republic 10-Piece Insect Collection
Perfect for children ages 3 years & up. Learn all about the different insects that live in our world! Encourages dramatic play and scientific learning. Set of 10 insects: a butterfly, an ant, a fly, a praying mantis, a grasshopper and different beetles that make up the rest of the collection. Insects range from 4″ – 9″.
All plastic insects are phthalate-free.
Back to Back Learning Kit — Incredible Insects
Perfect for children ages 3 years & up. Children are fascinated with (and sometimes afraid of) bugs! This kit and the related activities will introduce your child to some common characteristics of insects. Be cautioned! Your child may turn into a Bug Collector! Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. Supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal way for teachers and families to enrich children’s learning experiences together — back to back! Each kit includes a clear vinyl backpack and bilingual activity cards.
Back to Back Learning Kit — Life Cycles
Perfect for children ages 3 years & up. Children are fascinated with nature, both with plants and animals. This kit and the related activities will explore the natural world while building the important skills of scientific inquiry: asking, observing, experimenting, and drawing conclusions. Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. Supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal way for teachers and families to enrich children’s learning experiences together — back to back! Each kit includes a clear vinyl backpack and bilingual activity cards.
Shadow Catcher Lights
For children ages 12 months & up. A chunky flashlight sized right for little hands. Toddlers will experience light through colorful shadows in red, blue, green and tri-color. Batteries included. Set of 3 lights.
Liquid Timer S-Shape
Sit back, relax and let this fun timer soothe your nerves! When you turn the timer over the colorful liquid drops drip and roll at a soothing pace. You’ll be mesmerized. Each lasts for approximately one minute. Great for all ages and can be used for stress/relaxation, quiet time or a refocusing prop.
Backpack Bears with Sorting Bowls
Giant Fishing Set
For children ages 3 years & up. Twenty large numbered fish flop in a make believe pond ready to be caught! A fun way to learn early math skills, improve hand-eye coordination while engaging in active play.
Math Marks the Spot Game
Roll soft foam number and operations dice and race to find the answer on the oversized number mat! Students can place their game markers on the answer or touch the answer for greater tactile-kinesthetic learning. This durable, vinyl mat measure 4′ X 5′ and features all the answers to addition and subtraction problems that use numbers 1-6.
Back to Back Learning Kit — Counting and Correspondence
For children ages 3 years & up. Counting is more than reciting numbers that have been memorized in sequence. This kit and the related activities will help develop an understanding that numbers represent sets of objects, and that each number matches one object in a set. Being able to match, or pair, items one-to-one is an important concept for math readiness. Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. Supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal way for teachers and families to enrich children’s learning experiences together — back to back! Each kit includes a clear vinyl backpack and bilingual activity cards.
1-10 Counting Owls Activity Set
For children ages 3 years & up. Stack the owls to match the numbers (1-10) on the branch to build early counting skills, one-to-one correspondence, color identification, sorting and patterning, and much more!
For children ages 2 years & up. This wooden box is packed full of engaging activities to stimulate cognitive, visual and tactical senses. Features mirror, classic bead activity on top with 12 beads, rainbow clock and abacus for counting. Every side of the box provides fun developing hand-eye coordination.
Around the Town Chunky Vehicles
For children ages 10 months & up. This set of chunky vehicles will bring imagination to life from adventures in the sky to life on the streets around town. Sized just right for toddler’s hands to push and play. Set includes a plane, helicopter, bus and dump truck with removable load.
For children ages 18 months & up. These four wooden ball mazes help children learn to visually track moving objects as the ball rolls around the maze. As they play, children will begin to anticipate the path of the ball as they develop critical thinking skills. Designed with large handles for children to easily grasp and manipulate the ball around the maze. Set includes a spiral, circle, triangle, and square.
For children ages 18 months & up. Discover what happens when you let one car go. How about two at time? Cars jump from track to track as they race to the finish line. The bold graphics, fun colors and the vehicle’s action will captivate even the youngest child. Great for fine motor skills.
Mechanical Engineer Family Engagement STEM Pack
Our reusable take-home pack gets kids solving problems like real mechanical engineers! The pack includes everything families need to complete a hands-on activity that introduces this exciting engineering occupation. Plus, the pack comes with a STEM career brochure, a challenge card and simple instructions in English and Spanish…so busy families can jump right in! Develops skills in problem solving, perseverance, cause and effect, and the design process.
See-Inside Solar Car
Children discover how sunlight can be converted into energy—with a solar-powered car they’ll love watching in action! Our fascinating vehicle features a solar panel in back that absorbs sunlight to make the car move. Children can adjust the angle of the panel, add weight to the vehicle or try it on rough and smooth surfaces to experiment with different variables of motion. You can even insert the included rechargeable “AA” battery to power the car in battery-driven mode…or switch to charging mode and use solar energy to recharge the battery! Develop skills in energy and motion.
Wind Tunnel Discovery Center
Introduce children to the wonders of wind and the awesome effects of airflow…with this ready-to-use tabletop wind tunnel! Perfect for scientific demonstrations and detailed observations, our wind tunnel includes three groups of testing items in different sizes, shapes and weights. Kids just place items in the wind tunnel…observe the different ways they float and swirl…record their observations…then experiment again with different items! Plus, children get hands-on experience with cause and effect as they turn the cap to adjust airflow and observe what happens. Develops skills in making observations, exploring cause and effect, wind power, and making and testing predictions.
STEM Science Station – Motion
Students get a hands-on understanding of objects in motion—as they race carts down ramps, launch “bugs” toward a target and more! Our innovative STEM Science Station encourages children to learn about motion through hands-on exploration. It includes 8 cards that prompt students to perform simple experiments…with all the hands-on materials to complete each one. Plus, the station features an engineering activity to extend the learning—and build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills! Includes a guide. Develops skills in exploring motion, using scientific inquiry skills, and using tools for observation and investigation.
Lakeshore Motion Discovery Tubes
Our clear-view tubes are a fascinating way for kids to get hands-on experience with friction, flow and speed! Each tube is designed to showcase a different aspect of motion—children simply flip the tubes and watch as the angle of a track determines the speed of the balls, the size of a funnel controls flow…and the smoothness of the track controls how fast or slow the balls move!
Young Architects Design Blocks – Master Set
Our design blocks lay a foundation for STEM skills! Kids build towers, bridges, buildings and more with chunky 3-D blocks in 4 different styles and colors. The blocks are precisely related in size, so mixing and matching shapes is a breeze. Plus, the builders look like construction girders—perfect for imaginative play! You get a total of 50 plastic builders—including 36 rectangular builders in 2 sizes, 7 triangular builders and 7 octagonal builders.
Surviving the Quake Engineering Kit
Put your building skills to the ultimate test…the earthquake test! Our earthquake simulator creates quakes in 5 levels of intensity…and comes with 30 plastic building bricks in a variety of shapes & sizes—so you can test tons of different structures to see if they topple or stand strong! Kit includes an activity book that gives kids a look into the world of earthquakes and engineering.
All About Me Family Counters
A personal approach to counting, sorting, patterning and more! Represent the people and pets that make up your family. Ideal for early math activities, fine motor skills and social emotional development. Set of 72 unique counters features 6 different shapes and colors.
Color Mixing Glasses
Observe the world in new ways! Children can mix lenses to make different colors or add textured lenses (with or without colored ones) for kaleidoscopic fun! Unique kid-size glasses come with 8 interchangeable lenses: 2 each of blue, red, yellow and clear refraction lenses. Combine up to 2 lenses on each side. Teaches primary and secondary colors. Textured lenses let students see the world like a bug.
Lightning Bug Shapes & Color Activity
Sparky is a fun and interactive matching game that promotes learning colors and shape recognition, as well as listening and matching skills. Press Sparky’s back and hear him say a shape while he lights up a color. Match the shape/color combination on your playing card. Also makes a great single activity. No reading required!
Mighty Monkey Stacking Pegs & Board
Number Construction Set
Building numbers is a snap! Color-coded pieces easily snap to form numerals 0 through 9. Practice counting the correct amount of bolts for each numeral. Ideal for building number recognition and fine motor skills with individuals or small groups. Includes 30 line and curve pieces, 20 bolts and 5 double-sided activity cards with step-by-step directions.