Catalogs & Links for Science Teachers
Posted December 20, 2009on:
Here are a couple of sites and catalogs that are worth checking out:
- Edmund Scientific’s (scientificsonline.com) They have a large selection of science toys and equipment. I find them to be a bit pricey. Get their catalog, their web site takes forever to browse.
- Educational Innovations Inc. (www.teachersource.com) This is a great catalog, lots to look at in all areas of science education. This one was new to me, I only recently got their catalog, but I really like it. I have a list of stuff I want to order from them.
- ThinkGeek (www.thinkgeek.com) To be fair, this isn’t a teacher site, but it is my favorite. They have such great tech toys, posters and T-shirts (Star Trek & Battlestar Galactica). Check out their clearance items, there is always a great shirt or toy at a great price. I’m a ThinkGeek addict.
- American Science & Surplus (www.sciplus.com) I think the name says it all. This is a fun site to browse. I always have a list of stuff I want, but I never seem to get to the point of placing an order. I think that may be the nature of surplus, it’s cool junk you want, but don’t need. At some point I will need something they have.
- Pitsco (http://shop.pitsco.com) This is a site for teachers buying science supplies. They have lots of ideas and kits, I would definitely request a catalog. I get a lot of ideas here, although I find their kits to be overpriced.
- Arbor Scientific (www.arborsci.com) I purchased my original constant velocity cars from these guys. They are a school supply company, expect school supply prices.
- Carolina Biological (www.carolina.com) Don’t let the name fool you, it is everything your school needs in science supplies. I have mentioned them before, Carolina is our main supply source at school. We typically spend thousands of dollars with them each year and I am quite pleased with what we receive.