Keep Your Calves Warm and Healthy

ac157240pThe chill of winter is upon us. Whether North or South, it doesn’t take much for the temperature to dip below freezing. And there’s no better way to keep your calves protected than with blankets and supplements from our Farm & Ranch catalog.

Keep your valuable calves warm and toasty with Thinsulate™ insulation in double layer thickness with our Double Insulated Calf Blanket. These extra protective blankets come in Small (C29653N) and Regular (C29654N) sizes. Try our Calf Warming Blankets in Large (C32287N) or Extra Large (C32286N) to keep your calf warm and comfortable, or the Weaver® Calf Blanket (C34356N) with its quilted design and elastic bands that provide the perfect fit. And our Calf Coats for Holsteins and Large Breed Calves (C23124(A)N) and Jerseys and Small Breed Calves (C23124(B)N) do an excellent job of cutting the wind and repelling moisture, allowing the young calf to maintain body heat.

Nasco’s Warm-Up Calf Jackets Small (C33542N) and Large (C33543N) have a Cordura® outer shell and quilted 3M Thinsulate™ lining that traps and holds heat while allowing moisture to escape for warm, dry, and healthy calves. The Original Calf Jacket also is weather resistant with a Cordura® outer shell and quilted 3M Thinsulate™ liner. Try the Jersey-Size (C28930N), Medium (C31616N), Large (C27111N), X-Large (C28931N), or XX-Large (C28932N) Calf Jacket for lasting wear and warmth.

Newborn calves need extra nutrition, especially during the cold months. Nasco carries nutritional supplements to help build a defensive shield against the pathogens that can appear after birth.

SHIELD Colostrum & Nutritional Supplement (C32173N) is the reliable choice when quality colostrum is needed to supplement maternal colostrum, with a guaranteed 50 g or colostral Ig in every 350 g feeding. Calf Solutions™ ULTRA START® 150 Calf Colostrum Replacer (C30268N) is made from only high-quality, first- and second-milking bovine colostrum from selected Grade A dairies. Save-A-Caf® Colustrum Replacer 100 (C33958N) contains a minimum of 100g of bovine globulin proteins per feeding, fortified with essential vitamins and trace minerals.

Nasco also carries colostrum supplements in the form of colostrum paste and boluses. Check out First Defense® Bovine Coronavirus-Escherichia coli Antibody Boluses (C31275N), the only USDA and CFIA approved colostrum-derived product to defend against K99+ E. coli and Coronavirus. Colostral•Aid (C31939N) is a revolutionary colostrum product delivering unmatched levels of colostral Ig in an oral syringe formula.

Take care of your newborn calves with blankets, supplements, and health supplements from our Farm & Ranch website pages. Try Colostrum Supplements, Blankets, or Vitamin Supplements to keep your young livestock warm and healthy during the cold days of winter.

Questions on any of our products? Feel free to call our friendly Customer Service Center at 1.800.558.9595, or visit our website at


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Money Money

coins-currency-investment-insurance-128867It’s getting to be that season again – the season of spending more than we have. Why not teach children at an early age the plusses and pitfalls of money and credit?

Nasco’s Math catalog has everything you need to teach students all they need to know about dimes, quarters, dollar bills, and checking accounts.

Let’s start with the basics.

How Do We Use Money: Book Set (TB26486T) teaches children how to earn money and spend it wisely. This four-book set includes Understanding Credit; Earning Income; Budgeting, Spending, and Saving; and Growing Your Money.  Nasco’s Checkbook Charlie (TB25956T) combines math skills with life skills as students balance checkbooks and help “Checkbook Charlie” set up his post-graduate life. Bills, Budgets, and Bank Accounts Activity Unit (WA25376T) contains 22 current activities that let your students use their math, thinking, reading, and writing skills in helping “Cary Cash” with his personal finances. And Life Project (TB17850T) prepares students for the adult world of personal finance, including banking, budgeting, paying bills, income taxes, and more.

Games can teach life lessons while encouraging fun and freethinking. Real-World Math: Unexpected Events Game (TB24381T) starts players with a checking account balance of $100, and as they go through the game, must budget for expected (and unexpected) experiences. Money Bags™: A Coin Value Game (SB29582T) teaches valuable money skills while students collect, count, and exchange money all the way to the finish line. Managing My Allowance (WA26415T) teaches players to use coins and bills to pay for purchases, compute change, handle allowances and gifts, and make deposits. Discount (TB25647T) players face over 400 real-life challenges as they purchase furniture, clothing, and appliances. And who can forget the popular standards The Game of Life® (SB24729T) or Pay Day® (SN01403T)? Both games teach you about earning and spending money.

And nothing beats learning about money than money itself! Nasco carries all sorts of play money including a Money Classroom Kit (TB23342T), Complete Set of 500 Bills (TB18722T), Paper Bill Set (TB20560T), Mixed Coins (TB15529T), or the Giant Coin Set (TB20588T), which includes over 750 coins in a clear tote box.

Explore these and many other money teaching tools at Nasco’s Math website. Questions on any of our products? Feel free to call our friendly Customer Service Center at 1.800.558.9595, or visit our website



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Get Fresh Information Here!

enasco-logoNow that cooler days are coming, most of us are settling into the routine of getting and staying warmer until spring. Happy to say, Nasco has been warming up its stock and deals, too!

One way to keep on top of our sales and specials is to sign up on one of our Facebook pages. Each catalog has its own page you can follow, including Arts & Crafts, Farm & Ranch, Special Education, Early Learning, and more. Just go to our website and follow the   button and sign up! We always welcome your thoughts, contributions, and suggestions on how to make your school and home world easier, faster, and more fun. Facebook is one way to keep in touch.

Another way to keep up on what’s going on in the Nasco World is to check out our Website. Both the main site and indvididual catalogs broadcast their specials on their front page, along with celebrations and sales and free shipping. Just click the catalog you’re interested in and come explore our diversity and individuality.

Still want to be up-to-date? Keep up with our ever changing and developing sales landscape is to sign up to receive our e-mails. It’s simple and precise. Just follow the link on our home page (or follow this one: Nasco E-Mails) and choose just the areas that interest you. Our mailing lists cover every field from farmers to lab technicians to sculptors to P.E. coaches, all individualized to your field and budget. Nasco never sells our addresses to third parties, and will not fill up your mailbox from week to week.

Nasco is changing and growing and developing, and so are you. Check into our social media sites any time and bring our catalogs into your home electronically!

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King Tut Day!

king-tut_maskKing Tut Day is celebrated on November 04, 2016. It celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb. The discovery of the tomb as a whole was one of the most significant and famous archeological discoveries in modern times. What better way to celebrate than a creative project from Nasco?

You know Nasco carries a vast selection of paper, colored pencils, colored markers, and crayons. Why not put those to use by making your own pyramid? Our Pyramids (9715191) collection is precut, white, coated card stock that easily folds into a 3-D pyramid you can decorate. Or how about stencils? Try Pacon® Hieroglyphics Stencils (9728358), durable, washable plastic stencils with a variety of people, animals, and every day shapes.

Posters are the way to go, King Tut Day or any day! How about our Egyptian Art Poster Set (9729164), which includes three beautifully illustrated and extensively researched Egyptian themes, including Nefertari and the Tomb of Seti. An informative poster comes your way with the Egyptian Art Poster – The Ancient Egyptians (9729163), measuring 24” x 36”.

Want to get the whole class involved? Then check out our FREE lesson plans. These plans have all the information you need to get your class excited about King Tut and the world he lived in. Try Egyptian Face Mask, Egyptian Scarab Pendants, Cartouche, or the Egyptian Sarcophagus. All lesson plans include objectives, art project, and materials list.

Explore the history of this ancient culture in general and King Tutankhamen in particular with art projects from Nasco. Questions on any of our lesson plans or products? Feel free to call our friendly Customer Service Center at 1.800.558.9595.

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Celebrate International Artists Day With Nasco!

000_3666According to Days of the Year Calendar, International Artists Day honors those creative souls that leave a record of today for the future that can’t be captured in history books. The anguish and joy of the human soul is portrayed through the haunting tones of a melody, the violence and fury caught in a photograph, or the serene gaze of a statue staring off into eternity.

Because of the importance of the Arts to families, students, and teachers, Nasco encourages the diversity of creativity with basics anyone can afford.

Paint. Our website showcases over 5,673 paint products which include acrylics (acrylic resin), encaustic (wax colors fixed with heat), inks (alcohol-based), gouache (gum-based watercolors), tempera (egg- water or egg-oil based), watercolors (water-based), and oils (oil-based).

Canvas. All sizes and styles are available at Nasco. You can try gesso board (premium high-density hardboard panel), canvas board (closely woven artist canvas), canvas pads and paper (made from real artist canvas), stretched canvas (stretched cotton duck canvas), and unprimed cotton canvas (stretch your own).

Brushes. Over 1,824 individual, styles, and sets await you: natural bristle (animal hair), synthetic bristle (nylon and/or polyester), camel hair (soft animal hair), chungking (long, deep flags), hake (oriental-style wash brush on a long flat handle), sable (kolinsky hair),  taklon (thermoplastic polyester that mimics sable), watercolor (hair and synthetic), assorted brush sets, and more.

Paper. Every artist needs paper for sketching, painting, and drawing. You can find Bristol board, construction paper, sketchbooks and drawing pads, charcoal paper, illustration board, watercolor paper, drawing paper, newsprint, card stock, mixed media boards, paper, and more.

How do you make your creative mark? It’s hard to choose your medium with over 2,300 pencils, pens, and markers that meet your every desire. Try calligraphy pens, colored pencils, chalk, crayons, double-ended and single markers, charcoal and graphite sticks, pastels, and dozens of pen colors and styles.

How about learning ceramics? From kilns, pottery wheels, bisque pieces, and firing clay, to over 1,100 glazes, Nasco has your ceramic classes covered.

Art is not only about painting and drawing – it’s about crafts of all styles and properties. Decorative crafts, sculpture, chenille stem art, bookmaking, basketry, beadery,Papier-Mâché, candle and soap making, decoupage, latch hooking, macramé, jewelry making, leather crafts – the possibilities are endless.

Nasco carries a great selection of projects, materials, and books for every aspect of an artist’s career. Come check us out at and find just what you need to make your International Art Day an International Art Year!

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Nasco Releases 2017 Agricultural Sciences Catalog

10AgScip001-FCThe 2017 Agricultural Sciences catalog, offering the latest instructional aids and supplies for the agricultural sciences, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California.

Nasco’s Agricultural Sciences catalog is a resource for nearly all vocational agriculture teaching needs. It’s been updated with the newest educational items, including books, DVDs, hands-on teaching aids, STEM education products, educational kits, animal models, and supplies for the Vo-Ag classroom. The catalog includes items for livestock production, agronomy, horticulture, showing and judging, safety, aquaculture, veterinary supplies, artificial insemination, testing equipment, beekeeping, and much more.

The 355-page catalog contains over 600 new products, covers all areas of agriculture, and includes a broad selection of farm supplies and equipment, plus hundreds of hard-to-find farm and home supplies!

Visit Nasco Agricultural Sciences online at to view the entire catalog, including teacher resource materials, new products, and special website sale items.

For your free copy of the 2017 Nasco Agricultural Sciences catalog, call 1.800.558.9595, order online at, or write to: Nasco, 901 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 901, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0901.

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Celebrate National Chemistry Week

1dacff80d6deff4599652d5c2b00d0c4-copy“I would tell you a chemistry joke…but all the good ones ARgon…”

So goes the world of Chemistry in general and the Periodic Table of Elements in particular.

October 16-22, 2016 is National Chemistry Week. Local schools, businesses, and organizations all work to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life. From Ac (Actinium) to Zr (Zirconium), the world of elements can baffle the most curious of students. Nasco has a number of products that take these baffling elements and puts them into practical, eye-catching use.

Let’s start with the Photographic Periodic Table (SB43808M). This beautifully photographed periodic table adheres to strict scientific accuracy, but its focus is inspirational rather than strictly informational. The samples have been carefully chosen to represent the diversity of each element. Measuring 53” x 27”, the reverse side includes greater technical data along with brief descriptions. The Periodic Table in Earth and Sky Poster (SB37494M) features 117 color photos and graphics, showing samples of minerals and crystals for elements. Includes element symbols, atomic numbers and weights, electron figurations, and more. The Periodic Element Chart (SB16425M) measures 24” x 36”, and is a seven-color depiction of the modern periodic table with 114 elements.

Something bigger in mind? How about the Super Size Periodic Table of the Elements Poster (SB46808M)? This durable, long-lasting vinyl poster measures 48” x 64” and is filled with colorful, eye-catching presentations with key information for 118 elements. Our Giant-Sized Periodic Table (SA05540M) makes teaching more effective in larger classrooms and lecture halls. It measures 96” x 48”, and its three-color printing ensures maximum visibility. Our 3-D Periodic Table (SB46735M) measures 22” x 11”, and is the first and only lenticular 3-D photographic periodic table of the elements. A beautiful 3-D photo of the element represents each element, with detailed descriptions on the back.

For those who cannot get enough of the Periodic Table, or want to delve deeper into its fascinating world, Nasco carries two different sets of DVDs for your viewing pleasure. The Periodic Table for Students Series (SB42359M) examines the relationship between atomic structure and the properties of matter. The five-volume set includes Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table, The History of the Periodic Table, Properties of Compounds, Properties of Elements, and Using the Periodic Table. The Periodic Table of Elements 5-Pack DVD Series (SB41287M) examines the role of the elements in our daily lives, including exploring alkali metals, alkaline-earth metals, and transition metals.

Of course, we cannot have a periodic table without having a little fun, can we? Why not check out our Periodic Table Shower Curtain (SB43366M), which presents the building blocks of all matter on a white, translucent background. It measures 71” x 71” and is 70% EVA/30% PE, an environmentally friendly alternative to PVC. We also carry a Periodic Table Pen (SB48226M) for those times when you need a quick portable glance at the elements.

You can find more information about Chemistry, the Periodic Table of Elements, and Science in general on our website,



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Never Too Young to Learn Manners

You are never too young to learn social skills. Help children make sense of the “rules” when it comes to emotions and manners with friendly reminders from Nasco’s Early Learning catalog.

Help children recognize different emotions and the facial and body language that go with them with the Know Your Emotions Book Collection (EL10980J). This set of 4 books includes Worry Is, Angry Is, Sad Is, and Scared Is. The First Time Book Series (EL12345J) helps make new experiences enjoyable and rewarding. Set of 8 books includes Vet, Doctor, Hospital, Dentist, School, Sports Day, School Trip, and Performance.

Explore manners concepts with monster friends in the book set Monster Knows Manners (EL11625J). The four books include Monster Knows Please and Thank You, Monster Knows Table Manners, Monster Knows I’m Sorry, and Monster Knows Excuse Me. If children ever wonder why we need to whisper in the library, raise a hand in class, or eat with our mouths closed, our Way to Be! Manners Book Collection (EL10982J) explains it all in easy-to-read pages. The set of 10 books include Manners in the Lunch Room, Manners at a Friend’s House, Manners on the Playground, Manners in Public, and more. And Our Emotions and Behavior Book Set (EL11692J) helps children understand how their emotions and actions are related and how they can learn to manage both. The 8-book collection includes I’m Not Happy, Who Feels Scared?, But What If?, I Didn’t Do It, and more.

Bulletin board sets are great classroom reminders for younger students. Nasco carries several sets that encourage early social skills and positive behavior. Our Social Skills Bulletin Board Set/Feelings (SN32249J) is a set of 5 posters that promotes positive action including Feelings, Things I Can Do, and Practice Deep Breathing. The Social Skills Bulletin Board Set/I Make Good Choices (SN32248J) includes posters on How I Make Friends, How I Do My Best, and I Can Say. Help students express how they feel at any given moment with the Social Skills Bulletin Board/Feelings Clock (SN35655B). The clock can be programmed with a variety of photographic and illustrated emotion icons, six programmable spaces, and a choice of clock hands.

Curriculum books for teachers always help take the stress out of teaching social skills. The Kindness Curriculum (EL12682J) helps teachers stop bullying before it starts by reinforcing values of compassion, conflict resolution, respect, and other important social values. And Social Skills Matter! (SN35660J) includes over 80 reproducible mini-books for children to assemble, color, read, and make their own, covering topics such as school-day behavior, making good choices, and behavior management.

Good manners and healthy emotional expression is a key to the next generation’s success. You can find more social skills learning tools on our Early Learning website ( And if you have questions about any of our products, feel free to call our friendly Customer Service Department at 1.800.558.9595, or visit our website at

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Nasco Releases 2017 SIMLAB® Catalog

17simlab_01vr3The 2017 SIMLAB® Catalog is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California.

The catalog offers healthcare simulation solutions, including specialized skills trainers and medical training simulators, to aid in the training of healthcare professionals at all levels. Extreme attention is paid to every detail — Nasco’s exclusive Life/form® simulators and anatomical replicas are molded from living models (or cadavers when appropriate) to ensure accuracy and lifelike features. In addition to trainers and simulators, this 180-page catalog also features comprehensive moulage kits, allowing you to create simulated wounds and other health conditions.

Some of the new Life/form® highly specialized skills trainers in this year’s catalog include the Advanced Injection Belly, Advanced Pelvic Examination and Gynecological Simulator, and the Cricothyrotomy Simulator. The catalog also features hundreds of new simulation products for simulation labs of all sizes. All Life/form® products include a five-year warranty.

Visit the Nasco SIMLAB® catalog regularly online at to review resource materials, new products, and special website sale items.

For your free copy of the 2017 Nasco SIMLAB® catalog, call 1.800.558.9595, order online at, or write to: Nasco, 901 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 901, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0901.

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Come to the World Dairy Expo!

wde-50th-logo-finalThe 50th World Dairy Expo kicks off October 4-8, 2016.

The World Dairy Expo is where the dairy industry meets.  No other dairy event in the world compares. Designed for dairy producers and industry partners, World Dairy Expo is a showcase for elite dairy cattle, cutting edge research and modern technologies. It serves as a forum for dairy producers, companies, organizations, and other dairy enthusiasts to come together to compete, and to exchange ideas, knowledge, technology and commerce.

The World Dairy Expo competitions are not limited to the Dairy Cattle Show.  Numerous other contests are hosted at this premier dairy event…some for producers, some for youth, and some for dairy processors. National dairy cattle judging contests are one of the highlights with divisions for 4-H, FFA, Post-Secondary and Collegiate teams. These highly competitive contests are held Monday and Tuesday during World Dairy Expo. One of the largest contests of its type in the world, the World Dairy Expo Dairy Product Championship Contest is the only contest in North America that evaluates and ranks all types of dairy products. And the World Forage Analysis Superbowl brings the best from across North America to compete in this important facet of dairy nutrition quality.

Last year’s Expo brought over 72,000 dairy enthusiasts through the doors, including over 3,000 registered International Guests from 94 different countries. The Expo housed 2,296 head of dairy cattle, encompassing all 7 breeds.

Nasco has it’s own booth at the Expo. We even set up a store for you for all your dairy needs. You can find us in the Coliseum building, Main Concourse, booth MC 1-5.

Join us as one of the 70,000+ dairy industry enthusiasts who make the trip to World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. It is truly the international meeting place for the dairy industry.

More info on the World Dairy Expo can be found at their website, And be sure to shop Nasco’s Farm and Ranch catalog or online at for all your farm and agriculture needs.

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Nasco Releases 2017 Special Education Catalog

cover91The new 2017 Special Education Catalog is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California.

This 116-page catalog, with over 300 new products, has a wide range of supplies for the following areas: fine and gross motor skills; communication and adaptive communication; computer equipment and software; assistive technology; basic learning skills including writing, reading, math, time, money, social studies, and science; transition skills; games; arts and crafts; sensory integration; time management; and equipment and furniture.

Nasco provides high-quality educational, therapeutic, and adaptive products and resources at great prices and quick delivery. We are pleased to partner with education professionals, therapists, and parents to help all learners with special needs reach their full potential.

For your free copy of the 2017 Nasco Special Education Catalog, call 1.800.558.9595, order online at, or write to: Nasco, 901 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 901, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0901.

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2016-2017 Farm & Ranch Catalog is Here!


Nasco’s new 2016-2017 Farm & Ranch catalog, mailed throughout the United States and worldwide, features the world’s largest variety of agricultural equipment and supplies.

The 308-page Farm & Ranch catalog features over 600 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 supplies, artificial insemination equipment, testing equipment, calf rearing, pest control, and farm home products.

View the Nasco Farm & Ranch catalog online at to explore new products and special website sale items. For your free copy of the 2016-2017 Nasco Farm & Ranch catalog, call 1.800.558.9595, order online at, or write to: Nasco, 901 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 901, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0901.

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