# Middle School

## Products

- Laboratory KitsBalloon Rockets - Guided-Inquiry Kit

AP6927

It's the return of the space race! Challenge your students to build a balloon “rocket” that will travel across the classroom. This hands-on, inquiry-based lab will teach students how to design an experiment as they investigate Newton's laws of motion...

Basketball Blaster - Super Value Laboratory Kit

AP6915

Blast off to new heights! Place a marble on top of a basketball, drop them together, and the marble will shoot up to the ceiling-a real eye-opener! In this unique hands-on laboratory activity, students perform this double-ball drop and experiment wit...

Build a Mini Hovercraft - Guided-Inquiry Kit

AP7519

The first successful hovercraft, designed and built by English engineer Sir Christopher Cockerell, crossed the English Channel on July 25, 1959. As students build their own working models of a hovercraft, they learn the basic concepts of how a vessel...

Hooke's Law Apparatus

AP9210

Measure and prove that the stretch of a spring is proportional to its load. You can also determine harmonic motion by counting oscillations. Apparatus consists of a rotatable millimeter scale, support rod, metal base, spring, weight holder with plan ...

Hooke's Law - Super Value Laboratory Kit

AP7162

How do the stretch properties of a rubber band compare to these of a spring? With this hands-on lab, students experiment with these two different elastic materials to determine the relationship between the stretch distance and the force exerted by an...

The Bungee-Jumping Egg Kit

AP6381

What a rush! Students simulate a bungee jump using an egg and an elastic band. How close to the ground can your students get the egg before it springs back up, and without cracking it? Students calculate the necessary length of the unstretched bungee...

Collider

AP6473

Three demonstrations in one! Study 2-dimensional collisions between two moving balls and conservation of linear momentum with these unique cycloidal ramps. Our collider will enhance your students’ understanding of elastic collisions, momentum, projec...

Collision in Two Dimensions

AP9165

Study the conservation of momentum and the conservation of energy in collisions. Demonstrate the differences between elastic and inelastic collisions. The Collision in Two Dimensions apparatus works by holding a steel ball at the top of a curved alum...

Collision in One Dimension

AP5625

Crash one ball in a group of four balls and only one ball shoots out. Smash it faster into the group of balls and still only one ball shoots out. Why don't two or three? Students learn the fundamentals of the laws of conservation of energy and moment...

Collision in One Dimension-Classroom Set

AP6869

Crash one ball in a group of four balls and only one ball shoots out. Smash it faster into the group of balls and still only one ball shoots out. Why don't two or three? Students learn the fundamentals of the laws of conservation of energy and moment...

Force Mechanism Trough

AP5644

Clever device for numerous collision/friction/gravity experiments. The four-position, spring-trigger device allows for controlled and repeatable force applications to the 1" steel balls and/or friction block. Place one ball at the trigger and th...

Friction Blocks

AP4605

Friction's such a drag-but why? Students perform hands-on laboratory experiments that lead them to generalizations about how the surface area, weight, and texture of objects affect friction. Kit comes complete with two wood blocks with eyebolts, sand...

Friction Blocks

AP6222

Friction's such a drag-but why? Students perform hands-on laboratory experiments that lead them to generalizations about how the surface area, weight, and texture of objects affect friction. Kit comes complete with two wood blocks with eyebolts, sand...

Free Fall Student Laboratory Kit

AP7376

An economical way for students to test Galileo’s famous hypothesis—acceleration due to gravity is independent of mass. When two steel spheres whose masses differ by a factor of 10 are dropped together, students are shocked that the balls hit the grou...

Galileo Kit

AP5646

Have your students duplicate one of the most famous experiments in physics. Have them prove acceleration = distance/time2. Students measure time using a water clock (Galileo's invention). They use the water clock to time the roll of a steel ball down...

Investigating Gravity - Super Value Laboratory Kit

AP7188

Students investigate four principles of gravity in one complete kit! Four hands-on lab activities allow students to study the motion of a pendulum, determine the center of gravity of irregular objects, measure the acceleration due to gravity using an...

Investigating Center of Gravity - Super Value Laboratory Kit

AP7067

Challenge students to locate the center of gravity for objects of various shapes. Students place the corner of one polygon on a hook so that the object hangs freely. Then, they hang a weight tied to string from the same corner. Using a dry-erase mark...

Force and Motion - Student Laboratory Kit

AP6929

With this all-in-one kit, students can study the fundamentals of force and motion! Exciting labs are provided to help reinforce student learning of these important concepts. For example, students study Hooke's law by performing an egg bungee-jump. St...

Mechanics

AP8190

Students become mechanical engineers as they build structures with this
comprehensive set. Discover how a gear box works, what a planetary gear
is and how it works, how a windshield wiper moves, how to design a
stable bridge and much more. Enou...

Mechanic and Static

AP7849

Students become mechanical engineers as they build structures with this comprehensive set. Discover how a gear box works, what a planetary gear is and how it works, how a windshield wiper moves, how to design a stable bridge and much more. Enough com...

PSworks Carriage and Ramp

AP7003

Explore the fundamentals of force and motion with the Flinn PSworks Carriage and Ramp. With this apparatus, students study Newton's laws of motion in action and understand the relationships between distance, time, speed, and acceleration. Students wi...

Inclined Plane Classroom Set

AP6685

Equip your entire physical science class with these sturdy yet inexpensive inclined planes. The Inclined Plane Classroom Set includes inclined planes, end pulleys, string and support rods-enough for eight groups of students. Mechanical Advantage with...

Projectile Motion with an Inclined Plane - Super Value Laboratory Kit

AP6755

Students gain knowledge of projectile motion and the law of conservation of energy as they determine the launch speed of a steel sphere after it rolls down an inclined plane. The lab activity also reinforces the concepts of Newton’s laws of motion, k...

Newton's Laws Activity-Stations Kit

AP7408

Whether you’re lifting a box, playing hockey, or flying to the moon, your physical motion and interactions are governed by Newton’s laws! In this activity-stations lab, students investigate inertia, force, and acceleration using air pucks, carts and ...

Forces, Energy and Motion Model Set

AP7918

Build six different models to explore the relationship between energy, force and motion. Learn about potential and kinetic energy, gravity, and speed with a gravity fan. A dragster demonstrates how energy can be stored in a cord until it is converted...

Investigate a Twirling Toy—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8053

Engage students in science and engineering practices with a simple toy! This twirling toy, sometimes referred to as a paper helicopter or whirligig, is easy to make and students of all levels will have fun investigating variables that affect its moti...

Investigating Pendulums - Student Laboratory Kit

AP6282

What determines the period of a pendulum's swing? Is it the weight of the plumb bob, the length of the pendulum, or the height at which it is set in motion? Flinn's quick and easy setup allows students to run a variety of experiments to discover the ...

PSworks Pendulum

AP7000

Clearly demonstrate simple harmonic motion and the conservation of energy with this large, easy-to-see pendulum setup. Students will unmistakably see the pendulum swing evenly from side to side in simple harmonic motion. Use the Flinn PSworks Photoga...

PSworks Marble Ramp

AP7071

Two-in-one dynamics apparatus! Using the PSworks Photogate Timer, students record the transit times of a marble at different positions along the marble ramp. A convenient catcher at the bottom of the ramp stops the ball after each trial. A second exp...

Flinn PSworks Conservation of Energy Tracks

AP7069

Learn more about kinetic energy using these curving conservation of energy tracks! Will the track with the steep incline produce a ball with more kinetic energy than the straight track? Line up the catching curve at the bottom of one of the tracks, r...

Leaning Tower

AP6486

Show the connection between center of gravity and stability. With this quick and effective hands-on experiment, students explore center of gravity principles, and learn why a tower with a low center of gravity can be tilted farther than one with a hi...

Polydron Bridges

AP7817

Construct models based on real-world landmark bridges and encourage students to create their own bridge designs! Many physics concepts can be introduced with this introductory kit as students build bridges and discuss why certain designs work while o...

Pascal's Law - Student Laboratory Kit

AP6623

Lift up your students' understanding of Pascal's law, hydraulics and mechanical advantage! First, challenge students to a Pascal-syringe “thumb war” using connected syringes filled with water. Then, after your victory, students will experiment with t...

Puck Set, Air

AP6917

It's time to get moving! Explore Newton's laws of motion and get everyone involved with this classroom set of 30 air pucks. No need for an air table-the pucks float on a cushion of air above any smooth, flat surface as a result of air escaping from a...

PSworks Roller Coaster Track

AP7002

Wow-look at that marble roll! This fun, hands-on equipment allows students to perform experiments on a roller coaster without leaving the classroom. Students will gain a clear understanding of the conservation of energy, potential energy, kinetic ene...

Physics II

AP8192

More action and faster speeds! Race around 90° turns and cross-overs,
down chutes and around tight curves. Motor-driven conveyor wheel and
stage conveyor transport balls back up to the top. Then the balls are
released for a twisty path through ...

Dynamics

AP7851

More action and faster speeds! Race around 90° turns and cross-overs, down chutes and around tight curves. Motor-driven conveyor wheel and stage conveyor transport balls back up to the top. Then the balls are released for a twisty path through loops,...

Rubber Band Cannon - Student Laboratory Kit

AP6624

Shooting rubber bands is a favorite pastime for many students. Now, give your students the chance to safely use their rubber band firing skills while learning about the properties of falling objects and projectile motion. This is a laboratory experie...

Mousetrap Cars - Super Value Guided-Inquiry Kit

AP7667

It’s off to the races! Students become real-world engineers as they investigate the various parts of a mousetrap car to determine each part’s effect on the car’s performance. With this exclusive kit, students plan and carry out investigations to test...

Balloon Cars Challenge - Guided-Inquiry Kit

AP7922

Your students will be thinking like champions with Flinn’s Balloon Cars Challenge! Each group constructs and tests an easy-to-assemble balloon-powered car prototype. Next, students use their knowledge of forces and Newton’s laws to identify variables...

Science of Sailing - Newton's Third Law Laboratory Kit

AP6933

Ever wonder how a sailboat travels into the wind? Investigate the science behind this remarkable feat by building and experimenting with a basic sail car. This fun, hands-on activity provides a real-world application of Newton's third law—also called...

Drive Systems

AP8193

What is the difference between a rubber-band drive and a friction drive?
How does a balloon drive or bending rod drive work? Give students a
glimpse of how different drives work. Durable vehicle features
functional steering and suspension. Buil...

Cars and Drives

AP7852

What is the difference between a rubber-band drive and a friction drive? How does a balloon drive or bending rod drive work? Give students a glimpse of how different drives work. Durable vehicle features functional steering and suspension. Build 8 di...

Slingshot Cars - Newton's Laws Activity Kit

AP7521

Captivate the natural curiosity of your students with slingshot cars! In this hands-on activity, students investigate Newton’s Laws and gain a better conceptual understanding of these laws that govern motion. By increasing the force that accelerates ...

"Speed of Bubble" Tube Set

AP6032

The “Speed of Bubble” Tube Set consists of three rugged, sealed, transparent plastic tubes containing colored fluids of three different viscosities. The bubble in each tube rises at a constant speed which depends on the type of fluid, the angle at wh...

Roller Coasters—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8055

Roller coasters are a classic amusement park ride. They also provide the opportunity to learn about conservation of energy, acceleration, friction, and engineering design in a fun and exciting way!In the introductory activity, students determine how ...

Build a Model Catapult—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8054

Inspire creative engineering in your classroom with this high-flying design challenge! In the introductory activity, students build a basic catapult using simple materials. Then they test their machines to determine how variables such as the length o...

Create a Mobile—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8056

Put some STEAM into your STEM curriculum! Add art to science and engineering concepts with this creative activity. The lab begins with an introductory activity in which students discover the law of levers by balancing different numbers of washers on ...

Egg Elimination—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8058

In this battle of brains, students design, construct and crash vehicles of mass destruction! Utilizing concepts of engineering, physics and poultry, each student is challenged to create a vehicle that will not only protected its precious cargo (an eg...

Drop Zone—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8059

Explore the world of physics, projectile motion and gravity with this adrenaline-filled experience! Students are challenged to recreate the pinpoint accuracy required to air drop a package during times of war or natural disaster when land is inaccess...

Egg-streme Parachuting—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8060

Parachuting has never been this egg-citing! After learning about parachute construction and the physics of how they work, students design and construct a parachute that will protect an egg from cracking open. Avoid the mess by using of water-filled p...

Paper Airplanes—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8061

Watch student engagement “take off” in this exciting design challenge! Each student builds a simple paper airplane to test the effects of several modifications. After learning the basics of paper airplane design, teams are asked to design a new toy p...

Building Bridges—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

AP8062

Bridges have been around for thousands of years, some as simple as a fallen tree over a creek and others as complicated as the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. In this challenge, students design and build a balsa wood bridge using only wood and glue. The...