Science & Nature Kits & Games

Acorn Naturalists offers hundreds of kits and games that promote hands-on learning. Research has repeatedly shown that students experience increased retention from hands-on learning activities (as distinguished from virtual). Children dissecting a real owl pellet, for example, will remember the experience in greater detail and for a longer period of time than if they just watch a demonstration or mechanically go through a pre-programmed computerized exercise. Working directly with hands-on resources also leads to more random inquiry, and even a certain amount of trial and error - the basic ingredients of real scientific discovery...

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