School Smart junior basketball is used for gym or classroom activities, and is orange in color for ease of assigning and tracking ball ownership by class or grade. The ball is made of rubber for durability, and is constructed to standard specifications for basketballs. Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer, and is highly elastic, resisting abrasion and impact forces. The ball measures 27.0 inches in circumference, and is suitable for middle school grade level.
Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.
School Specialty provides instructional materials and supplies under dozens of brands, among them Abilitations, Think Math, Delta Education, Frey Scientific, Neo/SCI, Childcraft, School Smart, and Speech Bin. The company, founded in 1959, is headquartered in Greenville, WI.