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8 Years

We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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Ages 6 and up

Need a way to get your kids interested in science? The ick factor in this kit is sure to do the trick! The 20-plus experiments in this set range from making smelly bubbles to fake boogers! A realistic mini toilet bowl acts as the mixing station for experimentation, with swirling action and real flushing sounds. Not only are the experiments amusing, but kids can learn more about the related scientific principals in the provided experiment journal.

Includes motorized toilet bowl mixer with flushing sounds, garbage can shaker, 'biohazard' graduated cylinder, 3 gross molds, bubble beakers with slime stand, worm spoon, bubble wand, funnel, and instruction book.

Requires 2 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 8 and up

A Mastermind Toys exclusive!

Deluxe Snap Circuits Light and Sound Combo is the ultimate Snap Circuits Kit, with instructions to build more than 350 exciting projects. Packed into a durable, reusable storage case are over 65 parts and a full colour, easy-to-follow instruction manual.

Features Include:

  • Keyboard with optical theremin
  • Sound energy demonstration
  • Echo effects
  • Infrared detector
  • Glow-in-the-dark fan
  • Voice changer (record voice or music and play it back at various speeds)
  • Strobe light and colour changing LED
  • Connect to smart phone (sold separately) and analyze sounds with apps

Requires 4 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 7 and up

What every child should know about light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum! This multiple award-winning kit will teach children how to:

  • Bounce and Bend Light
  • Construct a Kaleidoscope
  • Make a Simple Microscope and telescope
  • Diffract with Feathers
  • Split, Spin and Subtract Colour
  • Mold Lenses
  • Box a Camera Obscura
  • Capture a Shadow

The award-winning artwork of Art Huff provides clear, step-by-step directions. Hundreds of children tested these materials with Penny Norman (Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T Berkeley School District). The result if this delightful, self-contained book/kit which uses hours of fun and exploration to develop a basic understanding of scientific concepts!

Requires some household items (not included).

Requires 1 D battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of the National Parenting Magazine Award and Creative Child Magazine Award.

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Ages 8 and up

Zoom in on the fun with the Nancy B Microscope! From peacock feathers and goldfish scales to your own skin and cheek cells, get up close and personal with this 2-in-1 light and dissecting microscope. The included keepsake journal features 22 pages of fun science experiments for kids and activities from observation to creative writing, drawing, and more.

Includes: 30x–400x Light and dissecting microscope with rubber eye cup and focusing knob, tweezers, scalpel, spatula, stirring rod, test tube, pipette, 7 cover slips and slide labels, 4 prepared slides, 7 blank slides, 1 petri dish, 1 specimen vial, and a 22-page activity journal.

Microscope measures approximately 5” in width, and 9” in height.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 8 and up

Learn how to make a real moving robot using solar panels and a motor! Watch it walk outside on a sunny day, or try powering it with your desk lamp. No batteries necessary! By recycling everyday materials as its body parts, this eco-friendly robot can be transformed into a walking dinosaur or a robotic monster!

Includes: solar panel with wires, solar panel holder plate, support arm, gear case body with motor and cams installed, 2 arms, 2 leg links, 2 legs, 2 feet, 2 terminal caps, 2 body template support clips, washer screws, screws, double-sided adhesive foam and detailed instructions.

Requires small crosshead screwdiver, paper cup and 2 forks (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 5.5" high when assembled.

Winner of the 2011 Parents' Choice Award and the Toy Fair Best New Creative Toys for 2011 Award.

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Ages 8 and up

Through play and pure building excitement this multiple award-winning kit presents the central concepts that every child should know to grasp the energy challenges ahead. From the creators of the award winning ElectroWizard™ Books/Kits (Winners of Scientific American Young Readers' Book Awards, National Parenting Magazine and Parent's Choice Awards). Includes: a Solar Racer, Supercacitor Car, Flywheel Generator and Electric Car.

The award-winning imaging of Art Huff delights the eye while making even complex concepts visually clear. The feedback from hundreds of young testers made Penny Norman (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T., Berkeley School District educator) leave in the play while exploring the exciting changes in energy technology. The result is this cutting edge book/kit which combines hours of spirited building with basic science.

Some projects include:

  • Race across a room with potential energy
  • Build a solar racer
  • Speed away with a supercapacitor car
  • Make chain reactions with kinetic energy
  • Apply kinetic energy
  • Have fun and save the planet!

Requires common household items (not included).

Requires one D battery and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of a Creative Child Magazine Award and named one of Dr. Toy's Top 10 Educational Toys of 2006.

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Ages 5 and up

By Lori C. Froeb

Quit buggin' and get busy on a new learning adventure! Animal Adventures: Insects and Spiders will take you deep into nature to discover the enormous world of all the creepy-crawly creatures around us. Have fun while learning and see all of your favorites like you never have before, with colorful illustrations, fascinating facts about insects and spiders, and finally building a diorama. Everything you need to delve into the world of bugs is right here, ready to assemble at home or to take on the go. This unique set includes a book full of colorful illustrations and intriguing facts about spiders and insects, plus three-dimensional models and a diorama with reusable stickers.

Includes 40 page book, 9 piece diorama, 6 plastic animals, 5 3-D models, 40 reusable stickers, and 20 fact cards.

Activity Kit, contains 40 pages

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Ages 8 and up

By Paul Beck

What do gorillas and robots have in common? More than you think! Find out inside, when you go from biology to technology as you explore the worlds of gorillas and robots. For decades, scientists have looked to gorillas and other creatures for inspiration. Read the book to learn about gorilla behavior and anatomy, the design and development of robots, and what happens when scientists combine gorillas and robots. Then build your very own walking gorilla! Robotic Gorilla is sure to inspire the young scientists in your life.

Includes 24 fact cards, 15" x 20" poster, plastic case with motor, and 14 plastic pieces.

Hardcover containing 32 pages

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Ages 5 and up

Create a dramatic display of light inside a hand blown glass sphere! Now, for the first time ever, this incredible plasma technology is available in a compact size that's perfect for your desk or tabletop! Fascinating to watch, Mini Plasma is even more fun to play with! Just place your fingers on the glass surface and watch as coloured bolts of glowing light follow your every move. You can actually "feel" the energy as the light gently tickles your fingertips!

Includes: Mini Plasma Ball that can be viewed from any angle, AC power adapter and unique designer base.

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Ages 6 and up

Aqua Dragons are Live acuatic creatures which you will hatch and bring to life in the underwater world tank. Aqua Dragons are three eyed, long tailed gracious funny little swimming animals from the crustacea family, thats eggs can be preserved in salt for long periods of time and hatched again one introduced into water! Caring for your Aqua Dragons you will see them eat, play, grow and learn about the differences between males and females and even how they reproduce.

This kit includes all you ned to get started (except the 400ml tank. You can use any fishbowl or tank, with 400ml of water only in it to hatch and grow the Aqua Dragons)

Includes: Aqua Dragons eggs, Aqua Dragons food, feeding spoon, pipette, and instructions in Spanish, French and English.

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Ages 8 and up

Get sleuthing! The Nancy B Crime Solver Scope is the perfect tool for investigating everyday mysteries from counterfeit-money detection to identifying the crumbs under your couch cushions! You can even create a friends and family fingerprint photo album! The Crime Solver Scope also transforms into a telescope for sleuthing from afar.

Includes: Combo 5x telescope/15x microscope and 22-page activity journal.

Crime solver scope measures approximately 8.75” long and 1” wide.

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Ages 6 and up

This multifunctional didactic instrument contains all you need for a great adventure outdoors!

Includes: 1 Optic Wonder Plus featuring, binoculars magnifying glass, compass, magnifying mirror and observation plane, mirror for signals and stereoscopic viewer.

Each sold separately.

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours, according to availability.

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Ages 6 and up

Defy gravity with the Light Up UFO Gyroscope! This didactic precision instrument challenges the force of gravity by remaining balanced in any position. The gyroscope is equipped with a LED lighting system to create an awesome lightshow as you play!

Includes: Gyroscope and cord.

Requires 2 LR44 batteries (Included).

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Ages 8 and up

Grab your binoculars and get outside! From bird find-its and ecosystem challenges to creative writing and drawing exercises, the Nancy B. Binoculars and Wildlife Activity Journal set are the perfect tools for true nature lovers.

Includes: 4x magnification binoculars with adjustable eyepieces, 30mm optics, center-focusing knob, built in compass, rubber eye cups, rubber body grip, handy breakaway strap, and a 22-page journal packed with nature activities.

Binocular measures approximately 4” long and 4.5” wide.

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Ages 4 and up

Ready to catch insects and small creatures? Well don’t start without the Mega Bug Viewer! This jumbo magnifying viewer is perfect for observing insects, small water creatures, tadpoles, and more! This reversible bug viewer has dual functions: keep the jar closed for observing creatures or open the lid to catch and observe creatures on the spot!

Each sold separately. Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours, according to availability.

The reversible lens has approximately 62mm diameter and 3x magnification.

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Ages 5 and up

This Megalens Magnifying Glass contains two magnifiers, one being smaller and higher-powered. There are extractable tweezers which are inserted in the handle so it is possible to easily manage small objects. Attached to the handle is a stand which makes it easy to use on a work surface - completely hands free!

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours, according to availability.

Large lens measures approximately 60mm in diameter.

Small lens measures approximately 13mm in diameter.

Magnification is 3x and 5x.

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Ages 5 and up

Learn about your favourite bug by watching it in your Triple Bug Viewer! With 3 optical instruments you have plenty of ways to observe - from the top, middle or below. Try with different bugs and compare their habits!

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours, according to availability.

Includes Triple Bug Viewer and tweezers.

Large lens measures approximately 45mm in diameter.

Small lens measures approximately 32mm in diameter.

The magnification is from 2x - 4x.

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Ages 4 and up

Grow the ultimate plant to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and all sorts of wildlife! This easy to grow plant will flower lilac and purple-coloured, honey scented flowers in its first year. This plant is a favourite and can be seen growing in many neighbourhoods.

Includes Butterfly Bush seeds, sprouting pot, mini sprouting terrarium, germination medium, instructions and information sheet.

Retain packaging, required for mini sprouting terrarium.

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Ages 4 and up

These fantastic plants boast an array of multi-coloured leaves. They are easy to sprout and grow, and will fill your terrarium with colour in weeks (approximately). Rainbow Plants were used in carpet beds in Victorian times. It was also a favourite houseplant in Java and the old World tropics. Plant the seeds and be prepared to be bowled over with vivid color. They will thrive in shade outside and on a windowsill inside. You can even grow more Rainbow Plants with root cuttings from this fabulous plant.

Includes Rainbow Plant seeds, sprouting pot, mini sprouting terrarium, germination medium, instructions and information sheet.

Retain packaging, required for mini sprouting terrarium.

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