Keep Your Calves Warm and Healthy

The 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…

Money Money

It’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….

Follow Us Here!

Now 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….

King Tut Day!

King 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…

Celebrate International Artists Day With Nasco!

According 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,…

Celebrate National Chemistry Week

“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…

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…

Music Turns Back the Hands of Time

Music can bring back memories of long ago – or just yesterday. When interacting with seniors, what better way to bring them into the conversation than with musical CDs? Nasco has dozens of offerings to bring back the memories of both young and old. Theme music is a wonderful way to create good feelings among…

Artworks Lesson Plans Bring Creativity to the Classroom

  Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ― Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island Teaching art is so much more than brush to canvas or colored pencil to paper. It is a world that can be creative and confusing at the same time. Nasco’s Arts & Crafts…

September is National Honey Month

September is National Honey Month! All that sweet, gooey goodness produced by bees from the nectar of plants and flowers. Whether buzzing in their hives or foraging for nectar in wide-open fields, honeybees are a critical component of today’s agricultural market. And who knows more about today’s Ag market and beekeeping than Nasco? Reading and…

Science and STEM

STEM. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. In our economy, a quality education for all students is necessary to prepare them to prosper in work and in life. The ultimate goal of STEM education is to encourage students to take an interest in STEM subjects at an early age. This should be beneficial to them when they…

Mail Order Catalog Day — Order a Catalog!

August 18, 2016 is Mail Order Catalog Day, an annual holiday that celebrates shopping by choosing items from a printed catalog, and ordering and paying for it through the post/mail or over the telephone. Of course, we now can order online as well, but why not celebrate Mail Order Catalog Day by having a Nasco…

Puzzles for Seniors

Puzzles are fun for all ages, but sometimes senior citizens need a little more encouragement because of memory loss or energy issues. Each person solves these riddles at their own pace, and Nasco’s Senior Activities catalog covers these bases with puzzles that appeal to older generations. Seasons of the year become simple with MindStart® 24-Piece…

Pass the Football!

Fall is around the corner – time for hoodies and hot chocolate and homework – and football games. Need to add to your athletic equipment list? Look no further than Nasco’s Physical Education and Coaching Catalog! Who isn’t ready for football? Nasco carries footballs for all age groups. Flag Football? Champro® Flag Football Set –…

TearPads™ Exclusively from Nasco!

TearPads™, created by Nasco, are learning sheets chocked full of information and images, making their subject matter more appealing to students and teachers alike. Whether it’s Science, Math, Nutrition, or Arts & Crafts, Nasco has over 50 TearPads™ available in areas like nutrition, science, and crafts. Nasco Fingerprint TearPads™ – Set of 3 (SB50307M). It’s…

Rekenreks to the Rescue!

Teachers, Tutors, Home School Parents…Lend Me Your Rekenrek! The Rekenrek is a unique tool that allows children to develop number sense at their own pace.  The beads alternate from red to white every five beads, inviting students to think in groups of five and ten, helping build number relationships that lead to more advanced strategies….

Get Your Craft Going!

Summer means water, sun, and sometimes, boredom. Don’t let b-o-r-e-d-o-m get to your campers or summer schoolers – have fun with crafts from Nasco’s Arts & Crafts catalog! Busy hands need busy crafts. Make jewelry and beaded sculptures with our Beautiful Beaded Sculpture Kit (9729230) with enough materials to make 12 beaded sculptures. Or how…

Get In Touch On Social Media Day!

What a great day to celebrate Social Media Day! Social media has become a major factor in the world today. From celebrating its humble beginnings in 2010 by the website Mashable, to the instant reporting of Twitter and Facebook, finding out new trends and old favorites is as easy as typing a few key words….

Magic Carpet Ride

Some of the most colorful ways to learn about our world are rugs and carpets. No longer just for classrooms, Nasco‘s room-size rugs may be just what your bedroom or rec room needs. The great thing, too, is that most of these suggestions come in various sizes and shapes. Learning the alphabet can be fun…

Duck Tape’s Not What It Used To Be!

June 17-19, 2016, is the 13th Annual Duck Tape® Festival in Avon, Ohio. The free festival features games, food, rides, a parade with giant floats made from duct tape, a crafts tent and a duct tape fashion show. So whether you live near or far from this people-packed festival, why not check out Nasco’s varieties…

National Dairy Month Is Here!

What started out as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote milk consumption and stabilize the dairy demand has turned into a month-long celebration and tradition that acknowledges the dairy industry. So with that in mind, why not celebrate National Dairy Month with dairy fun from Nasco? Would you like to give a try to…

Whirl-Pak® Catalog is Now Available!

The Nasco WhirlPak® catalog is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; Modesto, California; and Spectrum/Nasco in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. The 2016-2017 WhirlPak® Laboratory Sampling Products catalog presents a wide array of products used for sampling in the food, dairy, water, waste water, clinical, pharmaceutical, veterinary, environmental, soil, forage, cosmetic, and other markets. The…

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, is the 23rd annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This year at least 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. as we celebrate a common goal for this day: help keep older Americans healthy and fit. One way for seniors to keep…

Healthcare Catalog for 2016-2017 is Now Here!

 The 2016-2017 Healthcare 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 220-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…

Astronomy Day is Near!

Astronomy allows us to see the history of the universe with our own eyes. International Astronomy Day is an annual event in the United States intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups, and professionals. This year it falls on May 16, so what better way to…

FCS Lesson Plans Prepare Students for the Future

Consumer education is an important part of everyone’s life. Whether it’s eating right, learning about foods and cooking, or getting along with other people, everyone could use a little help in spreading the word. Nasco’s Family and Consumer Sciences website offers a wide variety of materials and resources for Family and Consumer Science professionals. Each kit…

Earth Day

By now everyone has heard of Earth Day. Celebrated on April 22nd, Earth Day is a day of education and celebration about the Earth’s environment. More than a billion people worldwide celebrate it each year, and it encourages changes in human behavior that will provoke future policy changes. Nasco has long been an advocate of…

To Bead or Not to Bead

Nothing says Spring like new jewelry! And nothing is more satisfying than making your own. That’s where Nasco’s Arts & Crafts catalog comes in. We are bursting with all the materials you need to make your one-of-a-kind artwork. Start with the basics. Necklace? How about a nice black cord? We carry Stretch Magic® Black Silkies®…

Time To Get Organized!

Ever have one of those days – one of those weeks – where you can’t find a thing? You know you had a particular book in mind you wanted to read to your students, but now wonder where it went? What about all those pieces for your arts and crafts projects? Wasn’t there a stack…

Free Math Lesson Plans

Math can be a complicated subject. Even the best of students may get stuck trying to understand certain concepts. Nasco has downloadable Math Lesson Plans to help teachers work with students of all levels. Often created by teachers for teachers, these free PDF MathWorks Lesson Plans are engaging lesson plans for all grade levels that…

Map Your Way Around the World

Round and Round, Floor Flat, or Wall Scape – how do you see your world? The circumference of the Earth is 24,901 miles. With all the countries and biomes between here and there and around and around, why not check out Nasco’s maps, puzzles, and wall hangings? The Wonder Foam® USA Foam Floor Puzzle (SB41699J)…

Summer Camp Is Coming!

Getting ready to stock up on your supplies for summer camp, parks and recreation programs, day camps, summer school, or Bible/church schools? Nasco provides thousands of resources for summer activities and games including kids’ team sports equipment, summer camp arts and crafts supplies, science projects, and educational activities. Thinking about crafts for Summer Camp? Our…

Country for the Holidays

Winter never slows down the farming community – through rain and snow and blow the rural community is always working for the land, the animals, and the future. So this holiday season, why not celebrate their – or your – way of life with gifts from the Ranch? From Nasco’s Farm and Ranch Catalog, we…

The Holidays Are Coming!

The Holidays are coming! Time for celebration and family – and baking. Why not let Nasco’s Family and Consumer Science Catalog help you with your gourmet ideas? Of course we have the basics — Spatulas (OXO® Good Grips Silicone Spatula Set, WA31110; High-Heat Silicone Spatula Set, Blue, WA29373; or Volraith® High-Temp Silicone Spatula with polypropylene handle,…

Illusions Are Reality at Nasco

Theres an artcle going around the intrnet that pointz outthat wrds don’t have two be speled correctly n order too be understood. With txting and instant messaging, much ov the world es en illusion. Bad grammar and sloppy typing aside, there is something to be said about illusions. They make us think; they make us…

Exercise Isn’t Just for Gym Class Anymore

When you think of exercise, do you think of Mr. Sumner’s grade-school gym class? Does the thought of working out bring flashbacks of endless jumping jacks in the gym? Today is a busier world than ones we fondly remember, be it ten months ago or ten years ago. But worry no more – Nasco’s Physical…

Building 101

The space within becomes the reality of the building.      ~Frank Lloyd Wright The size of a building is only as big as the heart of its creator. And Nasco carries building sets for every age and size of Frank Lloyd wannabes. Let’s start with BIG blocks. They make great forts, crawl-throughs, fences, and…

Health Care Can Be Humerus

Health Care is a hard thing to blog about. There are so many fingers on that hand –- nutrition, anatomy, personal and social development, fitness, hygiene –- a lot of fingers to count, a lot of worlds to explore. Wikipedia defines health care as, “the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other…

Audial and Visual Delights

Our senses are the most important tools we have to experience the world in all its glory. A colorful sunset, the scent of bacon frying, the pitter patter of rain or the touch of a cashmere sweater all tickle our senses and awaken our passion for life. But what if we can’t always slip out…

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…

Nasco Plastics achieves ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 Certifications

Fort Atkinson, WI – November 9, 2012 – Nasco Plastics quality management system has achieved ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certifications. In addition to more than 40 years of satisfying customers, Nasco Plastics has recently added these invaluable accreditations to their credentials. The ISO family of standards embodies an international consensus on good quality management…