This amazing sandbox uses 3D visualization applications and a hands-on exhibit combining a real sandbox, virtual topography and water created using a closed loop of a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera, powerful simulation and a Linux computer and data projector. The resulting (AR) sandbox allows users to create topography models by shaping real sand, which is then augmented in real time by an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and simulated water and lava. The system teaches geographic, geologic, and hydro-logic concepts such as how to read a topography map, the meaning of contour lines, watersheds, catchment areas, levees, and much more. It can be used to teach history and explain complex geopolitical concepts as well as use for special needs children. The software was designed by a team of scientists at UC-Davis.* The sandbox comes complete with the box, camera, projector, wire management, and laptop with instructions to load the visualization software. The sandbox is made of solid oak and oak plywood and moves on heavy-duty locking casters. A wire management system keeps the cords from interfering with box. There is a handy shelf to hold the laptop while in use, which folds away with a collapsible hinge. Note: Sand not included (we recommend 250 lbs of Sandastik® sparkling white play sand). Detailed instructions for downloading and calibrating the software and running the program are included. * The Augmented Reality Sandbox was developed by the UC Davis W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES, http://www.keckcaves.org), supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL 1114663. For more information, please visit http://arsandbox.org.
Store and organize your STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) supplies on this handy mobile cart. The top two angled shelves include five clear Cubbie-Trays with Lids and four clear Tubs with Lids while the bottom shelf holds two large Totes with Lids. A double-sided Write-n-Wipe sign at the top is perfect for announcing cart contents or project themes. Pegboard back allows for the use of hanging bins and hooks (not included) for tools and smaller supplies. Back section also includes space for storing larger sheet paper and roll materials. The two holders on the end of the cart easily store and dispense tape, ribbon, paper towels, or other roll materials. Ergonomic handles on each end and 3" locking casters make the cart easy to move from space to space.
A mobile storage unit designed to store a variety of media. It features three, clear Tubs on the top—ideal for storing smaller items. Below features two roomy fixed shelves for larger, bulky items. The Magnetic Write-n-Wipe back can be used to incorporate STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts into playtime. Magnetic toys and other materials can be used to explore gravity, magnets, gears, and other experiments.
This mobile display board is perfect for STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) projects in all learning areas! The double-sided Magnetic Write-n-Wipe panel provides a dedicated place for kids to write down their ideas and to work out problems visually. A Pegboard panel below allows you to add pegboard bins or hooks (not included) to store various tools and supplies. The board features a marker tray on both sides and 2" locking casters make it easy to move around a space. The Magnetic Write-n-Wipe Panel is 30.75” wide x 37.75” high while the Pegboard Panel is 30.75" wide x 14.75” high.
This mobile table is the perfect workstation for two students. Two Store-It Drawers provide a place to store papers and pencils while two easily detachable, hanging Write-n-Wipe panels allow children to write down notes and ideas and share with others. The workstation also features a pegboard modesty panel, which can be used to store small supplies or tools in user-supplied pegboard bins or hooks. These features make the workstation ideal for incorporating STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities into your learning space. The 48” x 30" laminate table top provides plenty of working space and the gray mobile legs adjust from 20” to 31” high and are 2” thick.