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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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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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Exercise your mind with this challenging, 3-D Bamboo Star Puzzle! The goal is simple: disassemble and then reassemble the star, made of eco-friendly bamboo. Can you solve the puzzle without looking at the solution? Perfect for traveling or rainy afternoons, this Level 2 - Challenging difficulty bamboo puzzle is sure to keep your mind engaged and entertained for hours!

Measures approximately 3" in diameter.

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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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Is there science behind the “five second rule”? What kind of bacteria live on your toothbrush? Grow and observe bacteria and learn about different types of germs!

Includes 4 Petri dishes, 250 mL standing, round-bottomed flask with volume markings, and stopper with hole to fit on top of flask, spreader for spreading bacteria, waterproof colony counter grid, loupe with 8x magnification, tweezers, funnel, pipette, gloves, nutrient agar packet plus recipe to make more agar, and 22-page activity journal.

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Dig into the fascinating world of insects and entomology with all the tools you need to collect, observe, and learn about amazing bugs! Includes a portable terrarium, pit trap, and bug catcher!

Includes portable Bug Terrarium with soft plastic handle, built-in 2x and 3x magnifiers, breathing holes, and mirrored bottom, Pit Trap with funnel, designed specifically to attract and catch insects, exclusive, one-of-a-kind Bug Catcher with easy insect catch-and-release, and breathing holes for up-close observation, and a 22-Page activity journal

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  • Build five models including a helicopter, solar-bot, moon rover, stag beetle, and praying mantis
  • Learn about harnessing and using solar power
  • Experiment with motors, gears, and simple machines

In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells.

By building five awesome models and conducting experiments with them, learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. Start with a simple helicopter model that converts sunlight into a rotating motion and demonstrates the basics of solar technology.

Build models of: a solar-bot, or a moon rover, or a stag beetle. Finally, build a cool praying mantis model that moves like an insect and is powered by a solar cell! The models can also be powered by a battery (sold separately), allowing operation in all lighting conditions.

Includes 138 parts, which are compatible with other Thames & Kosmos physics and engineering kits, and 48-page book with illustrated step-by-step instructions for the projects.

Compatible with one rechargeable AA battery (not required, sold separately).

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Be prepared for delicious make-believe dishes! This Wooden Gourmet Chef Cookware Set is sure to provide hours of role-playing fun. And the sturdy wood construction means this is a Cookware Set that will be enjoyed for years to come. Set includes Salt and Pepper Shakers, Saucepan, Pot with Lid, Serving Spoon, Spatula, Dishtowel, 2 Forks, 2 Knives, and 2 Plates.

All Maple wood-construction, with non-toxic, natural-colour paints, formaldehyde-free glue, and packed in recycled packaging. Which means this Hape product is safe for your little ones and the environment!

Saucepan measures approximately 8" long.

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Bundle it Up! Purchase together with the 4M Kidz Labs Diving Octopus



Build and power a robot that requires no batteries! This Green Science kit is a fun and hands-on experiment that helps you discover the possibilities of alternate energy resources. With just a drop of salt water your robot will roll along the floor!

Includes: 2 complete charcoal battery kits (each kit can power the robot for approximately 60 minutes of play time), required materials and detailed instructions.

Robot measures approximately 3" high x 2.25" wide x 2" long. (when assembled).

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Think twice before discarding that 1985 CD-ROM, don’t throw away that aluminum can, and pick up that plastic bottle left under the couch. We can use them with our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly educational toy kit that will stretch your child’s imagination while allowing them to take part in the joy of recycling. The Super Solar Recycler Kit is powered completely by natural light so you never have to worry about batteries!

In addition to your newly discovered treasures, all you need to get started is included in this kit (solar panel, motor and instruction). Your children can recycle a can of their favorite soft drink to create Street Roller and Walking Robot, create Bottle Yacht, Drummer Robot and Flying Bird using a plastic water bottle, and even turn your old scratched CD’s into the super cool CD Racer.

Let’s have our children play in an eco-friendly way, and learn to harness a new green solar energy source as well as implement the use of recycled materials. Participate in the creation of a sustainable future!

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Exercise your mind with this challenging, eco-friendly 3-D Bamboo Pyramid Puzzle! The goal is simple: disassemble and then reassemble the striped pyramid. Can you solve the puzzle without looking at the solution? Perfect for traveling or rainy afternoons, this Level 4 - Unbelievable difficulty bamboo puzzle is sure to keep your mind engaged and entertained for hours!

Measures approximately 3" long x 3" wide x 3" tall.

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By Dr. Seuss

Generations have loved The Lorax for its adorable characters and funny pom-pom looking Truffula trees. An easy-to-read story for almost new readers, this story has a great message about our environment that is put in a way that a young child can understand.

Printed on Earth-friendly recycled paper as a part of The Lorax Project! For more information visit www.seussville.com/loraxproject.

Hardcover containing 72 pages.

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By Tish Rabe, Illustrated by Christopher Moroney and Jan Gerardi

The star of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss makes his Step into Reading debut in this rhymed reader that offers kids easy suggestions for going green! After explaining how the trash in a wastebasket ultimately ends up in a landfill or incinerator, the Lorax suggests realistic ways children can reduce waste, such as by carrying a lunch box, donating old clothes and toys, sharing magazines with friends, recycling cans and bottles, and using rechargeable batteries. He also explains how they can save energy around the home by turning off lights, taking shorter showers, donning sweaters to stay warm, and much, much more. All in all, this is a great introduction to helping the Earth and helping kids step into reading!

Softcover book, 48 pages.

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Help save the environment as you conduct interesting water purification experiments with this cool kit! Build a water filtration and desalination plant on your table top, disinfect water with solar power, and more! Included in this kit are 4 filter sections, 4 filter plugs, round filter base, 3 bags of active carbon, 3 bags of sand, 3 bags of gravel, 3 filter papers, funnel-shaped collector, small plastic cup, soft wax, fishing line, transparent tube, 2 transparent caps, a silver reflector card, black plastic cup, 2 metal washers and an experiment instructions guide with fun facts. Learn about clean water as you help the environment with this scientific kit!

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The geek squad, who brought to you the beloved T3 Transforming Solar Robot, has dusted off their labs coats and goggles to concoct their latest triumph…T4 Transforming Solar Robot. “T4” not only has more transformations but also comes equipped with larger parts, meaning that your younger child does not have to be excluded from partaking in some high quality robot fun.

“T4” is completely solar-powered so you never need to buy batteries. Not only will “T4” provide your child with a new understanding of solar power as a source of renewable energy, but will also get your kids outdoors for some wholesome fun in the sun. This kit gives your child the option to easily transform between one of four different modes: Robot – walking legs as well as moving wheels, Insecta – 6 walking legs as well as moving jaws, T-Rex - 2 walking legs and moving jaws, and Drill Vehicle – similar to a miner’s driller/drilling bit and moving wheels. If your children are glued to smart-phones, give them an opportunity to acquire solar power knowledge, learn about mechanical transmissions, and get them outside to play. Amazingly, you might find yourself engaged in conversation with your child, thanks to their newly acquired “expertise”!

Requires diagonal cutter for assembly (not included).

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Exercise your mind with this challenging, 3-D Bamboo Diamond Ball Puzzle! The goal is simple: disassemble and then reassemble the striped ball, made of eco-friendly bamboo. Can you solve the puzzle without looking at the solution? Perfect for traveling or rainy afternoons, this Level 3 - Dilemma difficulty bamboo puzzle is sure to keep your mind engaged and entertained for hours!

Measures approximately 3" in diameter.

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This multiple award-winning kit features some of the latest innovations in alternative energy, put to use in over 125 projects kids can make using safe, easy-building Snap Circuits! Using the hand-crank dynamo, solar panel, and wind turbine, kids will: light up an LED, power a clock, charge a rechargeable battery (included), run a small radio, measure the energy created on an analog meter, and much more! This Snap Circuits Green Edition Kit includes instructions for many other projects. Parts are compatible with other Snap Circuits sets.

Contains over 40 parts, including:

  • Hand Crank
  • Solar Cell
  • FM Radio
  • Energy Compartment
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Windmill
  • Clock
  • Analog Meter
  • 100 page, full-colour manual
  • Separate educational manual explaining all the forms of environmentally friendly energy

Winner of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association's 2009 Best Toys for Kids Award and Doctor Toy's Green Toy Company Award.

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The Salt Water Fuel Cell Spider Kit adopts the concept of an environmentally friendly fuel cell. The kit teaches children new forms of clean energy. Be amazed that by just adding a few drops of salt water the spider will come alive and scurry along!

All materials used in this kit are environmentally safe and clean. Further, there are no toxic substances or disposal concerns.

Includes: robot spider, dropper, 3 magnesium metal sheets, and educational instructions.

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Learn about renewable resources while you build a wind-powered generator to energize your electric vehicle and charge your rechargeable batteries!

The wind spins the turbine, which turns an electric generator, which in turn charges your rechargeable AA batteries (not included). You can then use those wind-charged batteries to power the model vehicles you build. The six models include a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, race car, or tricycle.

This kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experiments. You can adjust the angle and number of wind turbine blades to make best use of the wind, to make the LED light up brightly, and to charge the rechargeable battery as fast as possible.

A great gift for young scientists who are ready for a hands-on way of learning about wind energy!

Explore this amazing, free source of renewable energy and store the electricity you generate for use in practical applications!

Requires 1 rechargable AA battery (not included.)

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Learn the value of recycling while creating paper beads which you can use in your craft projects! 4M Green Creativity Recycled Paper Beads allows you to have fun by making paper beads with a specially designed tool. Simply insert strips of recycled paper from newspapers or magazines into the tool and turn the handle. Recycle a drink bottle (not included) by screwing on the handle to complete the tool and make a neat place to store all of your paper beads.

Includes: paper bead winding tool, patterned paper strips, elastic string, glue, plastic with foam end and detailed instructions.

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This cool kit is both environmentally friendly and full of scientific fun! Construct your solar rover using the detailed instructions included, place it outdoors on a sunny day and watch it zip along. No batteries are required! The Solar Rover's solar panel turns sunlight into electricity that runs the motor. Recycle a pop can to make your solar rover unique! Included are 1 chassis with rear axle in place, 1 front axle, 4 wheels, 1 motor with wire and worm gear installed, 1 motor cover, 1 set of solar panel support arm components (1 base joint, 1 short arm section, 1 long arm section and 1 top joint), 1 solar panel holder, 2 reflector panels, 1 transparent chassis body, 2 terminal caps, 1 long screw, 2 short screws, 1 adhesive foam, 2 reflective stickers, and 1 detailed set of instructions. You can use the rover indoors as well as out (however it works best outdoors under direct sunlight). It's a science project that's green as well as fun!

Also requires 1 empty pop can and a small crosshead screwdriver for assembly (NOT INCLUDED).

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