Weather Bulletin: Come Predict the Weather

It’s raining
It’s pouring
The Old Man
Is Snoring….

Did you check the weather before you went to work? Go on your smartphone to see what the weather’s going to be for the weekend? Predicting the weather is an arduous task. Not something we do on a daily basis. But what if you wanted to do a little testing on your own? What if you don’t always want to rely on the electronic age to see what’s going on in the atmosphere?

Nasco’s Science Catalog to the rescue!

One of the easiest tools you can use is a barometer. A barometer is an instrument measuring atmospheric pressure. A low level of liquid in a specially-crafted globe means high pressure and fair weather, whereas a high amount of liquid predicts bad weather is on the way. Our Weather Ball Barometer (SB33482) or our Dial Barometer (SB23610) runs the range from simple visuals to calibrations in hPa (hector Pascal) and mm hg.

Checking the temperature can be a visual experience, too. Our Galileo Thermometers (SB31448 and SB31402) are based on the design Galileo Galilei created in the 16th century. Colored glass spheres float in a tower of water, each one precision crafted and calibrated within 1/10° Fahrenheit. Want to bring this simple creation into your classroom? Nasco’s SciQuest® Thermometer Wizardry Kit (SB35402) allows student groups to each build a thermometer with floating spheres. We also have a SciQuest® Weather Kit (SB22636), an inquiry-based, idea-centered, hands-on kit that deals with weather phenomena along with the measurement and interpretation of weather data.

Glancing at your own thermometer is allowed, too. We have every kind from a Large Display Round Thermometer (SB42182), to battery-powered Temperature and Humidity Models (SB48149). We even have sets of student thermometers (TB19654, set of 10) that encourage students to jump into the weather game, too.

Have a bare wall you’d like to weather up? How about Weather Extremes Learning Charts Combo Pack (SB47737), that cover everything from lightning to wildfires. Or a 35” x 23” Weather and Climate Poster (SB47602) that shows how climate and weather are related. We have cloud posters (SB23631), cloud charts (SB40703), and a cloud-forming apparatus (SA09059) all at your fingertips. We even have Insta-Snow® (SB37405), an amazing, super absorbent powder that turns water into a fluffy substance that looks like real snow!

Okay – maybe you are more of an armchair weatherperson. Nasco has some great books that explain everything you ever wanted to know about weather. The Amazing Planet book Extreme Weather (SB48494) captures a world in a constant state of change. The Weather Basics Book Collection (EL10966) introduces emergent readers (and adults who haven’t a clue) to the basics of weather and captivates them with cool facts and awesome photos showcasing clouds, lightning, rain, snow, twilight, and wind. You can also throw in a card game (All About Weather from Calm to Calamitous Quiz Deck, SB48489) or an Interactive Weather Map Bulletin Board Set (SB45398) to round out your weather know-how.

There is no doubt that predicting the weather is a real science. Researchers use physics, environmental science, mathematics, and information technology to interpret huge amounts of oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial data. While we may not have the time to explore all those facts in order to predict the weather, Nasco has lots of ways to help us predict the simple things in life, like how hot it is outside or if rain is coming. Let us be your Super Duper Weather Bug!

Questions on any of our products? Feel free to call our friendly Customer Service Center at 1-800-558-9595, or visit our website

Nasco Releases 2015 Farm & Ranch Catalog! Did you get yours?

The 2015 Nasco Farm & Ranch catalog, mailed throughout the United States and worldwide, features the world’s largest variety of agricultural equipment and supplies, offered by Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California.

Nasco’s 316-page Farm & Ranch catalog features over 750 new products in addition to a current selection of several thousand items that can be used on all types of farms. Included is a large variety of commonly used items for both large and small farm and livestock operations, including “nontraditional farms” such as organic and hobby farms. The Nasco Farm & Ranch catalog also includes many unique and hard-to-find products.

Special sections spotlight livestock ID, veterinary supplies, showing and grooming accessories, artificial insemination equipment, testing equipment, calf rearing, breed promotion items, and farm home products. Numerous other sections are also found in the catalog.

View the Nasco Farm & Ranch catalog online at to explore new products and special website sale items.

For your free copy of the 2014 Nasco Farm & Ranch catalog, write to: Nasco, 901 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 901, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0901; call 1-800-558-9595; or order online.


The 2014-2015 Nasco Health Care Catalog is Here!

Health Care Catalog

The 2014-2015 Health Care Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form® Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California.

The 212-page catalog includes Life/form® products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for student practice.

The catalog features these new Life/form® products: 15-Lead ECG Placement Trainer; Pediatric Caudal Injection Simulator; Cervical Exam and Pap Smear Test Trainer; Adult Intraosseous Infusion Simulator; Cervical Dilatation and Effacement Simulators; Optional Articulation Legs with Intraosseous Infusion for the Adult CRiSis™, CPARLENE®, and “Airway Larry” Torsos; and much more. The catalog continues to offer the Advanced Injection Arm; Advanced IV Hand; Diabetic Injection Trainers; First-Aid Arm; PALS Update Kit; Infant Airway Management Trainers; Intraosseous Infusion Simulators; Basic Buddy®, Baby Buddy™, and CPR Prompt® CPR Manikins; the GERi™ and KERi™ Nursing Skills Manikins; Micro-Preemie Simulator; Venatech IV Trainer; Patient Education Tracheostomy Care Set; Advanced Sanitary CPR Dog; and BioQuest® Inflatable Lung Kits featuring real NASCO-Guard® Preserved swine lungs. All Life/form® products are handcrafted in the U.S.A. with ISO 9001 quality standards and feature the Life/form® three-year warranty.

Other products include the CPARLENE® CPR Manikins and Torsos — the most versatile and interchangeable CPR manikins available anywhere. The CRiSis™ Manikin is a Complete Resuscitation System with six stations, allowing you to practice different scenarios. The Child CRiSis™ Manikin and Infant CRiSis™ Manikin provide complete PALS training capabilities in one manikin. “Airway Larry,” part of Nasco’s line of Airway Management Trainers, features more room to maneuver and a slightly anterior position. These features make it a great trainer for introductory classes, as well as advanced students. In addition, applying cricoid pressure changes the position of the trachea and closes the esophagus, so the Sellick maneuver can be realistically practiced.

The catalog also offers CPR manikins (infant to adult), hospital training manikins, breast self-exam models, reproductive anatomy and gynecological models, anatomical models and replicas, skeletal materials, food and nutrition guidelines and replicas, Medcom/Trainex videotapes/DVDs, anatomical charts, multimedia kits, games, and a complete line of Life/form® accessories.

Visit Nasco Health Care Educational Materials online at to review resource materials, new products, and special website sale items.

Showing & Grooming Specials at Nasco!

It's Time for Show Season!
Showing & Grooming specials are valid April 15 to September 15.

Nasco carefully selects products for showing and grooming livestock. We offer halters, clippers and blades, grooming chutes, show boxes, hoof care products, barn fans, blowers, dryers, vacuums, shampoos and soaps, curry combs, and much more. View all the Nasco Showing & Grooming products online at

Enter the 2014 “Show Us Your Show Animal Contest” and check out the 21013 winners!

Get the FREE Showing & Grooming Catalog today!