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District Professional Library: Makerspaces /Kits

Makerspaces and Kits in the District Professional Library

Welcome! The items below are available to be checked out from the District Professional Library.  Please contact Courtney Pentland to check out one of these items or with any questions.  Thank you! (Vendors for the non-book items are listed at the top of each column)

Fat Brain Toys

Bee Bots--NEW (Feb 2018)

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Bee-Bot is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!




Straw Connectors

Tinker Toy





Trucky 3

Brain Flakes

Find It Tube



Play and Trace Boogie Board

Story Cubes

Tell Me A Story Cards--COMING SOON

Spot It






Robot Turtles

Laser Maze

Lakeshore Learning

Design and Build (Grade Pre-K-1st Grade)

(each kit can be shipped separately)

Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kit (Grades Pre-K-1st)

(each kit can be shipped separately)

3 Little Pigs, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks & the 3 Bears

Folk Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits (Grades 2nd-3rd)

(each kit can be shipped separately)

Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, Paul Bunyon

Tangrams with Cards

Physical Science Activity Labs (Grades 3rd-5th)

(each kit can be shipped separately)

Force and Motion, Electricity, Simple Machines

Real-World STEM Challenge Kit (Grades 2nd-3rd)

Shipped together as a set

Real-World STEM Challenge Kit (Grades 4th-5th)

Shipped together as a set

STEM Learning Lab (Grades 2nd-3rd)

(each kit can be shipped separately)

Plane Designer, Car Designer, Windmill Designer

STEM Learning Lab (Grades4th-5th)

(each kit can be shipped separately)

Don't Lose Your Marbles, Alarm Your Pencil Box, Space Lander


Books in District Professional Library


Cover image for 14 in 1 educational solar robot.

14 in 1 Solar Robot: The solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robot modes which include a multitude of comical and functional movements.

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6 in 1 Solar Kit: For the first time experimenters with little or no experience

Cover image for Air power racer kit.

Air Power Racer: Build a race car powered by pumping air into the tank--instead of using a motor or battery power--that drives the vehicle a distance up to 50 meters in 35 seconds.

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Dash (and Dot): Introduces young readers to robots, with Dash who responds to voice, navigates objects, dances, and can sing.

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K'Nex Amusment Park: Set includes enough to build 13 K'NEX amusement park rides and to build two of most models simultaneously. Supports 6-8 students working as teams...

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K'Nex Roller Coaster Physics: Designed to help students as they learn how to design and conduct scientific investigations, identify variables of the problem and select appropriate independent and dependent variables for investigations.

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K'Nex Forces, Energy, and Motion: Presents a set that helps students investigate a variety of concepts related to force, energy, and motion. Contains 442 parts that can be reused and instructions for 11 vehicles that can be built four at a time. '

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K'Nex Simple and Compound Machines: Students investigate, explore and experiment with the K'NEX simple machine models as they analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information. Build 16 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines

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K'Nex Robotics Building System: Design and build fully-functioning models, write computer programs, and use the Robotics Programming Software to communicate with and operate the models to solve Challenge Activities outlined in the lesson plans.

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K'Nex Stem Explorations: Designed for students to investigate a variety of concepts related to science, technology, engineering and math. The modules are hands-on, cooperative activites providing stimulating inquiry and problem solving through design.

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Kid K'Nex Group Set: Contains plastic Kid K'NEX parts that can be reused and cards that show on a 1-to-1 scale how to construct models of eight different animals.

Cover image for Gyroscopes & flywheels.

Gyroscopes & Flywheels: Conduct twenty different experiments with the small, fast-spinning gyroscope in this kit. Build models and perform experiments that appear to defy the force of gravity by balancing and standing upright when common sense would tell you they should fall over.

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Hydraulic Arm Edge:  A hydro-mechanical robotic arm kit that features six axes of movement and enables operators to "vacuum" and lift objects.

Cover image for Inventor basic : 30 models.

Inventor Basic: Contains pieces capable of creating 30 motorized machines and vehicles. 8 model instructions found in manual and 22 model instructions found on website.

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Kids First Physics Lab: Provides children with an introduction to physics that includes twenty models to build and includes twenty-two science experiments.

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Kids First Robot Engineer: Bbuild 10 non-motorized robot models accompanied by a story book in which two inquisitive kids, Ty and Karlie construct and fix robots during their adventure to an automated candy factory.

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Kids First Amusement Park Engineer: Encourages children to follow two kids in a story who build models of amusement park rides with twenty structures and machines they can build.

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Learn and Build Lunar Module: Papertronics are paper toys with paper electronic circuits in them. The Lunar Landers come in a pack of three. Spaceboy, Alien Girl and Tabula Rasa. Tabula Rasa is blank and can be designed by you.

littleBits Base Kit

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littleBits Cloud Starter Kit: This kit includes the cloudBit plus 5 prototyping modules; everything students need to create internet-connected devices

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littleBits Steam Education student set: Contains Bits pieces that snap together with magnets for four different guided inventing challenges and four open inventing challenges that align with STEAM.

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littleBits electronic hardware develoment kit

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littleBits gizomos and gadgets: A collection of twelve inventions with step-by-step instructions in which young readers can build a remote control racecar, a automatic bubble blowing device, a bumper ball game, and more.

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littleBits KORG synth kit: Get step-by-step instructions for 10 musical inventions

Cover image for Ozobot bit. Competition series.

Ozobot bit--Competition Series: "Creative robotics to learn and play.";"Learn programing through color language & Blockly.";"Comes with web and printable games and activities.

Cover image for Rubber band racers.
Rubber Band Racers: Learn about physics through instructions and materials for building five models

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Snap Circuits Deluxe Light and Sound Combo:  Build over 350 light and sound projects using electronic circuits.

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Snap Circuits Green-Alternative Energy: Learn about various energy sources--including geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, wind, solar, tidal, hydro, and more--and start thinking green by building over 125 projects.

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Ubongo: The geometric puzzle game Ubongo, in which players race against the timer and against each other to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes in order to earn gems.

Cover image for Volcanoes & earthquakes.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Build and erupt a model volcano with plaster-based "lava" that hardens after each eruption. The volcano can be erupted multiple times, and the volcanic cone builds up with each eruption, like a real volcano. Build a working seismograph, and fake some 'quakes to see for yourself how scientists measure earthquake forces. Assemble a plate tectonics puzzle and a geological globe.

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Wind Power: Assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades. 

Scholastic Bonus Points Catalog


Color Cubed Strategy Game  475 points

I-Trax  750 points

Color Cube Soduku 750 points

Interlox Square Construction Discs Set  815 points (available soon)

STEM Simple Machines Activity Set  1065 points (available soon)

Mental Blox 360 3-D Building Game 1065 points

Create a Maze   1065 points

Snapo Jr Advanced Builder Set (133 pieces)  2425 points

K'Nex Transportation  4380 points (available soon)

Magnatiles (100 piece set)  5500 Points




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