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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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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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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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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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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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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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By Lonely Planet

A whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, widest, narrowest, coolest, hottest, scariest ... things on the planet! What's the longest place name? The oldest fossil? Most treacherous road in the world and why? Most dangerous food to eat? Scariest place to stand because you're most likely to be struck by lightning? It's all here in this Not-for-Parents book!

containing 192 pages.

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Introducing the Intelliglobe from Replogle Globes. A truly advanced interactive globe utilizing digital geographic technology. It is an educational and entertaining globe that contains geography and general information that is truly interesting, useful, and thought provoking.

The most advanced interactive globe on the market with a multitude of features including: 18 touch and control features, 7 compare features, 6 find games, trivia challenge, multiple choice challenge, thousands of fun, exciting and educational facts, all audio in 4 languages: English, French, Spanish and German. Learn countries, cities, currency, economics, land area, population, climate, music, history, current time, and so much more!

Touch the Wireless Intellipen to the globe to play games, explore and discover amazing educational facts about the world! The 1 GB Wireless Talking Reader features USB updatable, downloadable information capability, clear sound speakers and headphone port.

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Keep yourself hydrated in style with this cool, kid-safe stainless steel water bottle! This eco-friendly red bottle features stainless steel, and is printed with a blue rocket ship shooting through stars in space! The dark blue, domed lid and squeeze-bottle mouth-piece make it easy to drink from and convenient to bring on all sorts of outings. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or just off to school, this bottle is the perfect way to keep yourself hydrated all day long! Hand wash recommended.

Holds 13.5 oz of liquid, and measures approximately 2.5" in diameter x 7" tall.

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Salt water fuel technology has invaded the city! The Salt Water Fuel Cell Motorcycle Kit is the newest edition to the growing line of Salt Water Fuel-Cell kits. Equipped with cams and swing arms, the multiple variations allows for full throttle excitement: powerful Straight runs, Right or Left circling, and radical “S” turns. Children will be awed by the remarkable simplicity and effectiveness of the toy. After activating the fuel cell module with a saltwater mixture, the magnesium metal sheet can operate the motorcycle for about 5-7 hours continuously. Environmentally safe, non-toxic, and clean - The Salt Water Fuel Cell Motorcycle is the smallest, cheapest and the first motorcycle to be powered by saltwater.

Your child is just a few drops of salt water away from discovering the magic of this new form of clean energy and embracing a concept that will have some of the most dangerous vigilantes marvel in amazement.

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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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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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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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Rain, wind, snow, hail, thunder, lightning, heat waves! Weather sure can be weird! There are all kinds of forces at work in nature that create all sorts of weather conditions. Everything from a little bit of drizzle to massive storms like hurricanes. In this kit you'll unleash a tornado, explode a volcano and create a blizzard! The experiments in this kit are a fun way to learn some really cool science about weather and what makes it so wacky and weird!

Include:s test tube with cap, vortex meter, 15 beads, balloon, instant snow, measuring spoon, volcano mold and cap, baking soda, citric acid, and instructions.

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Keep yourself hydrated in style with this cool, kid-safe stainless steel water bottle! This eco-friendly orange bottle features stainless steel, and is printed with a green dozer! The light green, domed lid and squeeze-bottle mouth-piece make it easy to drink from and convenient to bring on all sorts of outings. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or just off to school, this bottle is the perfect way to keep yourself hydrated all day long! Hand wash recommended.

Holds 13.5 oz of liquid, and measures approximately 2.5" in diameter x 7" high.

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Keep yourself hydrated in style with this cool, kid-safe stainless steel water bottle! This eco-friendly purple bottle features stainless steel, and is printed with 3 pretty flowers! The light blue, domed lid and squeeze-bottle mouth-piece make it easy to drink from and convenient to bring on all sorts of outings. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or just off to school, this bottle is the perfect way to keep yourself hydrated all day long! Hand wash recommended.

Holds 13.5 oz of liquid, and measures approximately 2.5" in diameter x 7" high.

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Keep yourself hydrated in style with this cool, kid-safe stainless steel water bottle! This eco-friendly turquoise bottle features stainless steel, and is printed with a cute white horse! The light pink, domed lid and squeeze-bottle mouth-piece make it easy to drink from and convenient to bring on all sorts of outings. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or just off to school, this bottle is the perfect way to keep yourself hydrated all day long! Hand wash recommended.

Holds 13.5 oz of liquid, and measures approximately 2.5" in diameter x 7" tall.

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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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Keep yourself hydrated in style with this cool, kid-safe stainless steel water bottle! This eco-friendly green bottle features 18/8 stainless steel, and is printed with oodles of cute dancing figures! The purple, domed lid and squeeze-bottle mouth-piece make it easy to drink from and convenient to bring on all sorts of outings. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or just off to school, this bottle is the perfect way to keep yourself hydrated all day long! Hand wash recommended.

Holds 13.5 oz of liquid, and measures approximately 2.5" in diameter x 7" high.

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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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