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Estes Alpha III Rocket Launch Set

Estes Alpha III Rocket Launch Set Lowest new price: $21.99
Lowest used price: $16.49
List price: $24.99
Brand: Estes
Model: 1427

The Estes Alpha III rocket launch set contains a launch controller, launch pad, and rocket kit packet with materials and instructions required to assemble the rocket. It is recommended for children 10 years and older with adult supervision up to age 12. The orange plastic nose cone, body tube, one-piece plastic tail fin unit, and self-stick decals allow assembly of the rocket without painting. Additional supplies required to launch the rocket include model rocket engine, starter, recovery wadding, and glue (sold separately). This rocket launch set provides the equipment required to launch (with required components) the Alpha III rocket repeatedly and is suitable for youth group activities such as with clubs and schools.

Specifications
Skill levelEasy to Assemble (E2X), simple gluing, no painting
Age recommendation10 years and up, adult supervision under 12
Recommended engines1/2A6-2, A8-3 (First Flight), A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
Projected maximum altitude1,100' (335m)
Rocket weight1.2 oz. (34 g)
Dimensions*12.3 x 0.98" (H x W)
Required components (not included)Rocket Engine with Starter, such as Estes 001598 A8-3 Engine
Recovery Wadding, such as Estes 002274 Wadding

*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right.

A model rocket kit includes reusable parts, and requires launching equipment and single-use launching supplies. These kits are recommended for children 10 years and older, with adult supervision advised to age 12. Rocket kit assembly encompasses a range of skill levels—from Easy-to-Assemble (E2X), requiring only simple gluing and less than an hour of time—to Level 5, requiring multi-step assembly with measuring, cutting, gluing, and painting tasks. Reusable rocket kit components include a cone, a body tube, and a recovery parachute. A rocket engine, a starter, and recovery wadding are used once. Rocket engines come in a variety of sizes, time delays, and burn durations. A "first-flight" engine recommendation is generally made for each rocket kit. A launch pad has a stable base and a vertical rod that provide vertical stability during initial liftoff. A launch controller has a keyed ignition switch to prevent accidental ignition, and a cable provides a safe distance from the rocket during launch. Bulk packs of model rocket kits are available for clubs and schools, and allow groups of children to experience building and launching a rocket.

Estes manufactures model rocket kits, launching equipment, and rocket engines. The company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in Penrose, CO.

What's in the Box?

  • Alpha III assembly kit
  • Astron II launch controller
  • Astron II launch pad
  • Supply/instruction packet

Features:

  • Launch controller, launch pad, and rocket assembly kit with materials and instructions required to assemble the rocket
  • Orange plastic nose cone, body tube, one-piece plastic tail fin unit, and self-stick decals for level E2X (Easy to Assemble) assembly skill
  • Projected maximum altitude of 1,100' (335m), 12" diameter parachute for rocket recovery
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older with adult supervision up to age 12
  • Requires model rocket engine, starters, recovery wadding, and glue (all sold separately)
  • Easy to assemble
  • Almost ready to fly
  • An Estes classic
  • Launch system included (Launchpad colors may vary)
  • Flies over 1100'

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Estes 1948 Big Bertha Flying Model Rocket Kit

Estes 1948 Big Bertha Flying Model Rocket Kit Lowest new price: $18.48
List price: $21.99
Brand: Estes
Model: 1948

The Big Bertha is an Estes classic from the Skill Level 1 Series. In just one afternoon you’ll be ready for an exciting time at the launch field! Propelled by powerful standard Estes engines, this beauty travels to 500 feet. If you've never flown a Bertha, get one and launch it. Once you've flown it, you'll take it to every launch! Rocketeers aged 10 and up can enjoy high-altitude thrills, with adult supervision for children under 12.

Assembled Rocket

Big, burly, black and beautiful perfectly describes this Estes classic.
Packaging

The Big Bertha checks in at an impressive 2 feet tall!
3, 2, 1, Lift Off!
Big Bertha is an Estes original. Big, burly, black and beautiful perfectly describes this classic. She's an all-around Estes favorite that has truly withstood the test of time. Over the decades, Big Bertha has been most modelers' first “big” build. While standing on its massive fins, this impressive rocket checks in at 2 feet tall, floating back to earth with a decorated 18 inch preassembled parachute. Adding to your growing fleet of Rockets? Check out another Estes favorite, the Der Red Max Skill Level 1 Model Rocket Kit.

Blast Off to Learning Fun
In addition to the excitement and entertainment it provides, rocketry also has significant educational value. Model rockets transform kids into amateur rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket building teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and can help foster an early interest in science and engineering. Some painting, gluing and sanding are required for the Big Bertha. Quality Estes body tubes, laser cut wood fins, molded plastic nose cone and easy to apply self-stick decals make for an afternoon of building enjoyment with this Skill Level 1 kit.

Mission Control
The Big Bertha requires an Estes Launch System and Estes engines for the launch (not included). Start with a B4-2, B4-4, B6-2 or B6-4 engine for the first flight. Use an Estes C6-5 engine for subsequent flights. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters, recovery wadding and four 'AA' alkaline batteries are required – sold separately unless otherwise specified. Read all instructions before beginning. Make sure you have all parts and supplies required. Test fit all parts before applying glue. Sand as necessary for precision assembly. Product color and shape may vary. When launching, stand back as far as the launch controller cord will allow (15 feet). Rocketry is not intended for indoor use. Choose a large field (500 feet), free of dry weeds and brown grass. Launch only with little or no wind and good visibility.

What's In The Box?
Estes body tubes, laser cut wood fins, molded plastic nose cone, self-stick decals, 18 inch preassembled parachute and instructions.
Parts

Requires some painting, gluing and sanding for the end result of hours of fun!

Features:

  • Skill Level 1
  • Laser Cut Wood Fins, Self-stick Decals, 18 in. (46 cm) Parachute Recovery
  • Projected Max Altitude: 500 ft. (152 m)
  • An Estes original
  • Laser cut balsa fins
  • Standard engine powered
  • Parachute recovery
  • Flies over 500'

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American Educational 7-000-104 Alcohol Burner, 2-3/4" Diameter x 3-1/2" Height, 150mL Capacity

American Educational 7-000-104 Alcohol Burner, 2-3/4" Diameter x 3-1/2" Height, 150mL Capacity Lowest new price: $15.25
List price: $15.25
Brand: American Educational Products
Model: 7-000-104

The American Educational 7-000-104 alcohol burner has a capacity of 150mL, a polished metal body, and a ratcheted wick control. This alcohol burner is for use with science experiments requiring a low-temperature heat source. The polished metal body is unbreakable and provides durability. It has a ratcheted wick control wheel for adjusting the flame. The included cap for snuffing out the flame and preventing evaporation is attached to the burner by a chain. It measures 2-3/4" in diameter x 3-1/2" high. An alcohol burner is commonly used in educational environments or scientific laboratories as a heat source for experiments or procedures.

Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.

American Educational Products manufactures learning materials in math, science, and reading/language arts for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The company, founded in 1986, is headquartered in Fort Collins, CO.

Features:

  • 150mL alcohol burner for use with science experiments requiring a low heat source
  • Polished metal body for durability
  • Ratcheted wick control wheel for adjusting the flame
  • Included cap for snuffing out the flame and preventing evaporation is attached to the burner by a chain
  • Measures 2-3/4" in diameter x 3-1/2" high

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American Educational Blue Plastic Two Potato Clock, 8-1/2" Length x 3-1/2" Width x 2-3/4" Height

American Educational Blue Plastic Two Potato Clock, 8-1/2" Length x 3-1/2" Width x 2-3/4" Height Lowest new price: $14.00
List price: $14.00
Brand: American Educational Products
Model: 7-1314

The potato clock is designed to demonstrate the principle of an electrochemical cell. The LED clock runs on 2 potatoes, oranges, grapefruits, lemons or cans of soda pop. Potatoes not included., Potatoes are great mashed, roasted, baked or in clocks, The potato clock is designed to demonstrate the principle of an electrochemical cell, The led clock runs on 2 potatoes, oranges, grapefruits, lemons or cans of soda pop.

Features:

  • Made in China
  • Easy to Use
  • Manufactured by American Educational Products LLC

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Magnet Source Magnetic Field Viewer Card (Pack of 1)

Magnet Source Magnetic Field Viewer Card (Pack of 1) Lowest new price: $4.29
List price: $4.29
Brand: Magnet Source
Model: DMVC-1BX

The Magnet Source Magnetic Field Viewer Card contains a 2 x 1.25" strip of viewing film to reveal the location and number of poles on a permanent magnet. The laminated card measures 2.5" x 4" and contains instructions and film.

Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.

Master Magnetics manufactures and distributes magnets for use in educational, commercial, and industrial environments under the Magnet Source brand. Founded in 1976, the company is headquartered in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Features:

  • Card contains a 2 x 1.25" strip of viewing film to reveal the location and number of poles on a permanent magnet
  • 2.5" x 4" laminated card contains instructions and film

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American Educational 7-1607 Pulley Kit

American Educational 7-1607 Pulley Kit Lowest new price: $53.32
List price: $55.00
Brand: American Educational Products
Model: 7-1607

The American Educational 7-1607 Pulley Kit demonstrates principles of physics including mechanical advantage in lifting, applying force, and transmitting power for students in grades 8-12. It includes string, weights, and a variety of pulleys in single, double, triple, and tandem configurations. The plastic wheels are color coded according to size for identification.

Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.

American Educational Products manufactures learning materials in math, science, and reading/language arts for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The company, founded in 1986, is headquartered in Fort Collins, CO.

What's in the Box?

  • Pulleys
  • String
  • Set of weights

Features:

  • Pulley kit demonstrates principles of physics including mechanical advantage in lifting, applying force, and transmitting power for students in grades 8-12
  • Includes string, weights, and a variety of pulleys in single, double, triple, and tandem configurations
  • Plastic wheels are color coded according to size for identification

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Pitsco Heavy Density Balsa Wood Strips (Pack of 100)

Pitsco Heavy Density Balsa Wood Strips (Pack of 100) Lowest new price: $45.42
List price: $45.42
Brand: Pitsco
Model: BG57469

The Pitsco 57469 Heavy Density Balsa Wood strips are microcut wood strips for building structures such as model bridges or towers for students in Grades 3-12 studying the scientific concepts of engineering, structural forces, and geometry. The density range for these strips is 10.1 to 14 pounds per cubic foot. Balsa wood is lightweight and easy to cut. A package contains 100 36-inch long heavy-density 1/8-inch balsa wood strips. Balsa wood is typically used in an educational setting or by hobbyists to build model structures that demonstrate engineering and physics.

Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.

Pitsco Education develops K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, educational kits, and classroom tools. The company, founded in 1971, is headquartered in Pittsburg, KS.

WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding, or machining wood products generates wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection.

Features:

  • Microcut, heavy-density balsa wood strips for building structures such as model bridges or towers for students in grades 3-12 studying the scientific concepts of engineering, structural forces, and geometry
  • Package contains 100 36-inch long heavy-density 1/8-inch balsa wood strips
  • Average mass per strip is 1.81 grams

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American Educational 7-1853 DC Crank Generator, 6-1/2" Length x 2-1/2" Width x 4-1/2" Height

American Educational 7-1853 DC Crank Generator, 6-1/2" Length x 2-1/2" Width x 4-1/2" Height Lowest new price: $13.95
List price: $12.50
Brand: American Educational Products
Model: 7-1853

The American Educational 7-1853 hand-cranked 12V DC generator has a plastic housing, binding posts, and a mounted lamp. It provides up to 12V DC for experiments requiring a power supply for students in grades 6-12. The clear plastic housing is lightweight and durable. The binding posts provide a connection to an outside electrical circuit. It includes a mounted lamp and can be used as a flashlight. It measures 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) It come with two light bulbs and pair of 24" leads.

Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.

American Educational Products manufactures learning materials in math, science, and reading/language arts for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The company, founded in 1986, is headquartered in Fort Collins, CO.

What's in the Box?

  • DC generator
  • (2) Light bulbs
  • Pair of leads

Features:

  • Hand-cranked DC generator provides up to 12V DC for experiments requiring a power supply for students in grades 6-12
  • Clear plastic housing is lightweight and durable
  • Binding posts provide a connection to an outside electrical circuit
  • Includes a mounted lamp for use as a flashlight
  • Measures 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (H x W x D)

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Pitsco Lumberjack Cutting Board

Pitsco Lumberjack Cutting Board Lowest new price: $44.95
List price: $44.95
Brand: Pitsco
Model: BG36595

The Pitsco 36595 Lumberjack Cutter is a precise cutting tool, has metal bars to block access to the blade for safety, and includes a built-in ruler. The cutter trims balsa wood up to 1/8 inch thick and 3/4 inch wide for building model structures such as bridges, houses, and towers. To help ensure accurately measured cuts, the cutter provides a built-in 12-inch ruler and angles marked at 10-degree increments from 0 to 90 degrees on its medium-density fiberboard (MDF) base. The cutter measures 8 x 14 inches, and requires standard single-edge razor blades (cutter is assembled with one blade; replacement blades sold separately). A wood trimmer is typically used in an educational, architectural, or hobby setting to trim strips of wood for building model structures.

Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.

Pitsco Education develops K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, educational kits, and classroom tools. The company, founded in 1971, is headquartered in Pittsburg, KS.

What’s in the Box?

  • Lumberjack Cutter
  • Instructions

Features:

  • Precise cutting tool trims balsa wood up to 1/8 inch thick and 3/4 inch wide for use in building model structures
  • Metal bars block access to the blade to help ensure safety during use
  • Built-in 12-inch ruler provided for accurate measurements
  • Includes angles marked at 10-degree increments from 0 to 90 degrees on the MDF base for precision when trimming wood strips
  • Measures 8 x 14 inches

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American Educational Visual Electromagnetic Spectrum Chart, 39" Length x 27" Width

American Educational Visual Electromagnetic Spectrum Chart, 39" Length x 27" Width Lowest new price: $19.95
List price: $32.00
Brand: American Educational Products
Model: 4100

The American Educational 4100 visual electromagnetic spectrum chart is used for study of the relationship between unseen electric and magnetic waves. The chart compares wave length and frequency scales, as well as radio and microwave usage, and x-ray and gamma ray absorption for detailed examination. The 4100 includes an information sheet for instructional or individual use. The chart is laminated for durability, and measures 39 x 27 inches (L x H). (L is the horizontal distance from left to right; H is the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point.) The 4100 is suitable for grades 5 to 8 and ages 10 to 13.Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.American Educational Products, LLC, manufactures and supplies classroom materials and teaching tools for science and math education, as well as early childhood and active play products. The company, founded in 1986, is based in Fort Collins, CO. What’s in the Box? American Educational 4100 Visual Electromagnetic Spectrum Chart, 39 x 27 inches (L x H)Information sheet

Features:

  • Laminated for durability
  • Information sheet for instructional or individual use
  • Compares wave length and frequency scales, radio and microwave usage, and x-ray and gamma ray absorption for detailed examination
  • Measures 39 x 27 inches (L x H)
  • Visual electromagnetic spectrum chart for study of relationship between unseen electric and magnetic waves

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