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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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You can have as much fun chewing your experiment as you have making it. Sound weird? With your Bubble Gum Factory you'll make gobs of gum - your own crazy concoctions or the fantastic flavour combinations. Mix up a batch of Junkyard gum or whip together Watermelon Wham. Then you can test your own bubble blowing skills - how big is your bubble? Can you blow a bubble inside a bubble? Just like clouds, bubbles come in all shapes!

Includes: watermelon, blueberry and mint.

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Watch scented bio seeds grow in front of your eyes - with no soil or water! Using a nutritive and non-toxic gel created by Globus International in collaboration with NASA scientists (and tested on a space shuttle!), Plantariums are life-giving ecosystems in which seeds rapidly germinate. The colourful gel’s transparency makes the seedling and it’s roots visible throughout the entire germination and early plant-growth process! Simply press the seeds into the gel and close the tube. As germination starts, the Plantarium’s plastic vial works as a greenhouse and a miracle of nature unfolds! After the seedling reaches the top of the vial, it can be transferred to soil to fully mature.

Kit includes: 1 gel-filled, kid-friendly plastic vial, specially designed to allow the scent of the plant inside to be smelled without opening the lid; special seeds; wooden planting stick; and detailed instructions.

Ships in assorted seed types and gel colours.

Measures approximately 7" high.

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Attract young scientists to the wonder of magnetism with this award winning magnet set! Little ones can explore and learn about how magnets attract and repel with the various chunky, brightly coloured magnets. Move the ladybugs through the leaf maze and enjoy other playfully educational activities following the included guide and activity cards.

This set is an engaging science toy, a perfect gift to make learning fun! A great activity for play dates, the classroom, birthday parties or any time!

Includes: 1 horseshoe magnet, 1 magnetic post, 4 ring magnets, 2 bar magnets, 2 ladybug magnets, leaf maze, 2 snap-on cars, string, 10 activity cards, instructional guide.

Winner of 2012 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Gold Seal Award Award.

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Electrify your brain with this challenging puzzler! The object is to place all of the pieces on the board to successfully complete the circuit; do so, and the entire board lights up! Cool Circuits emphasizes spatial reasoning and abstract thinking with over 40 different challenges ranging from student to expert. Can you solve them all?

Includes: 1 light up board, 8 fluorescent 3-D puzzle pieces and 40 challenge cards.

For 1 player.

Requires 3 AAA batteries ("Try Me" batteries included).

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Now music and light are part of the exciting and educational world of Elenco Snap Circuits! Connect any MP3 player (sold separately) and enjoy the lights changing to the beat of your music! The strobe light amazes with spinning patterns and visual effects.

Colourful, easy to follow instruction guide is included, along with over 55 parts. Easily snap together the plastic modules to build more than 175 configurations - no tools required! Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about circuits.

Includes:

  • Infrared Detector
  • Spinning Patterns Strobe Light
  • Color Changing LED
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Flying Fan
  • Strobe Integrated Circuit (IC)
  • Fibre Optic Light
  • Colour organ controlled by MP3 player (sold separately), voice or finger
  • Instructions

MP3 player not included.

Requires 4 AA batteries. (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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Aqua Dragons are live aquatic creatures which you hatch and bring to life in an underwater tank! Aqua Dragons are three eyed, long tailed, fascinating little swimming animals from the crustacean family! Their eggs can be preserved in salt for long periods of time and hatched once introduced into water! While caring for your Aqua Dragons you will see them eat, play, and grow. There are so many interesting facts to learn and discover about Aqua Dragons! This complete Aqua Dragons Kit is the perfect gift for curious little ones!

Includes a full colour underwater world decorated tank with lid, Aqua Dragons eggs, Aqua Dragons food, feeding spoon, pipette, and instructions.

Aquarium measures approximately 6.25” long x 1.75” wide x 6” tall.

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Watch as hundreds of stars and constellations are projected on your ceiling and walls! With the twist of a dial, project the night sky for any specific month, day and hour you choose. Explore constellation art, astronomy grids, nebulas, planets and more with the Uncle Milton Star Planetarium!

This awesome projector also comes with a web code to download an exclusive Night Sky Audio Tour and Stellarium Astronomy Software, so you can take a virtual tour of the universe!

Features include:

  • Projects hundreds of stars, planets and constellations on walls and ceilings
  • Accurate to season, month, day and hour
  • Bright halogen light source also functions as a cosmic night light
  • Portable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Directional compass on base
  • Activity guide

Adult assistance recommended.

Measures approximately 10" long x 7" wide x 8.5" high.

Requires 3 AAA batteries 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 8 and up

This multiple award-winning kit allows you to use everyday material to foster scientific understanding, build a spinning motor, a clicking telegraph, a working radio and a light flashing generator! Directions are clear, step-by-step and highly VISUAL. Most materials are included. Incredible illustrations present central scientific concepts, allowing children to learn the "why" as well as the "how", taking how-it-works to a whole new level of clarity. The use of everyday materials in the projects contributes to the understanding of how things work.

Although Inventions is designed for 8 year olds and up, this title has had an extraordinary history and following. It has been used at MIT to mentor high school students in physics. It has been used at U.C. Berkeley to mentor women in science. It has been used similarly at other institutions including Fermi Lab and the University of Texas at Austin. We heard rumors, that at one point, a number of physicists at Berkeley were spinning the hand made motors from Inventions on their desks, competing for the bragging rights as to whose was spinning the fastest!

Requires some common household items (not included).

Requires 1 D battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of a Creative Child Magazine Award, National Parenting Magazine's Gold Award, Scientific American Young Reader's Book Award and the American Specialty Toy Industry Association's Top Picks Award.

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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

4M Kitchen Science Kit allows you to perform amazing experiments with everyday materials. A very fun kit with various experiments to encourage a hands-on love of science!

6 specially designed kitchen science experiments:

  • Generate electricty by using a fork and lemon and light up a bulb!
  • Launch a rocket fuelled by baking soda and vinegar!
  • Build a table top volcano which erupts with bubbly "lava"!
  • And more...

Includes: 1 vinegar rocket, 1 launcher pad, 1 small spoon, 1 volcano, 2 skewers, 1 kitchen spy finger print development pad, 8 finger print record sheets, 1 brush, 8 secret message sheets, 2 zinc plates, 1 wire, 1 watch movement and detailed instructions with science explanations and fun facts.

Requires common household items (NOT INCLUDED): vinegar, baking soda, red food colouring, liquid dish soap, measuring cup, sugar, clothes pins, teaspoon, forks, corn starch, blackcurrant/grape juice concentrate, and lemon.

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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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Build your very own Metal Detector Robot. Hunt for buried treasure by driving the robot back and forth with the remote control. When you hear it beep, you have found something metallic! You can also detach the metal detector unit and use it as a hand-held metal detector!

Contains: 1 chassis (with axle and gear installed), 1 motor with wires and worm gear, 1 motor cover, 1 metal detector, 1 base plate for eyes, 2 stick-on eyes, 1 switch lever, 1 gear, 1 axle,1 short axle, 1 remote-control with switch and wires, 1 battery cover, 4 terminal caps, screws, washered screw, 1 connecting cable, 4 wheels and detailed instructions.

Measure approximately 14cm long when assembled.

Requires 1 AA battery. (NOT INCLUDED)

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Can you really make a clock work using something other than batteries? Of course, with the help of this cool kit! Use the digital clock with wires, pots, connecting wire, transparent tapes, copper and zinc strips, and detailed instructions included to create a real working digital clock powered by potatoes! Experiment with other food and drinks too and see how many wacky ways you can make the clock work! (Potatoes and other foods not included). Have fun while you construct and learn with this cool Potato Clock!

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Create and paint colourful dinosaur-shaped glow-in-the-dark plaster fridge magnets and badges! Included in this cool kit are 2 bags of easy-mix plaster powder, 1 mould with 6 dinosaur designs, 1 paint brush, 1 paint strip with 6 colours, 2 tubs of glow paint, 1 tub of glaze paint, 1 mixing tray, 1 stirrer, pins and magnets sufficient for making 12 pieces, and detailed moulding and painting instructions. Get ready for some prehistoric fun with this cool Fridge Magnet and Badge Kit!

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Ages 7 and up

Travel back to prehistoric times as you dig and excavate the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex with this cool kit! Included are a plaster block and a specially designed digging tool to help you excavate the skeleton. Both fun and educational, this archaeological kit is sure to delight any budding paleontologist!

Model measures approximately 7.5" long.

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Excavate some very cool crystals with this Crystal Mining Kit from 4M! Use the special digging tool, brush, and magnifier to excavate the differently coloured crystals from the plaster block. Then display them in the cool display case (also included)! This kit contains 1 plaster block with 8 natural crystals buried inside, 1 specially designed digging tool, 1 brush, 1 magnifier, 1 set display case with cover and base card, 1 pouch bag and detailed instructions with fun facts. Explore the wonderful world of mining with this cool kit!

Crystals range from approximately .5" long - 1" long.

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You can turn an old pop can into this walking, wobbling, google-eyed robot! If you prefer, it can be transformed to become a robotic monster too. Find out that cans can be cool! Simply use one of the old pop cans you would normally send to the recycling bin for the body of your cool walking robot. Then add the different items included in this pack to make him look like a real tin robot! Included in this kit are 4 body rings, 1 short leg, 1 long leg, 2 gripper hands, 2 straw attachments, 1 toy motor with gear, screws, 4 bolts and nuts, 2 terminal caps, 1 battery casing with cover and wires, 2 moving eyes, 2 plastic feet, 1 motor/axle cover, 1 axle with gear, 1 body plate, 2 bendy straws, 2 metal wires, 2 eye base plates and detailed instructions. A cool kit that combines science with the important task of recycling!

Requires 1 AA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Also requires a small crosshead screwdriver (NOT INCLUDED).

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The SmartLab ReCon 6.0 is an awesome toy, programmable robot, and learning tool - all in one! Program your Rover to navigate specified courses and send it on all types of missions, like: delivering a treat to a pet, surprising a family member with a personalized message, guarding a bedroom, or just doing a dance!

The spiral-bound Owner's Manual contains everything from guided projects to advanced operating techniques to get your Rover rolling! This cleverly crafted guide concludes with room for taking notes and charting your own adventures. Best of all, the ReCon 6.0 is independently programmable, so no computer access is required!

Includes: Programmable Rover robot and 48-page, full-colour Owner's Manual.

Requires 3 C batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of the 2011 Parents Magazine Best Toy Award, 2011 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Award, 2011 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award, 2011 Great Schools Golden Apple Award and 2011 Best Electronic Toy Award from Bestcovery.

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