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Confidence is exploding with every new experience. Home learning toys are the building blocks which provide fun new challenges and expand on skills that have already been mastered. The best way for kids to learn is by making it fun and exciting, and these toys will make sure of that.

 

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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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This Robotic Arm is an easy to make 3 dimensional model that grabs, lifts items horizontally, and can turn very close to 90 degrees! Designed to be used alone (with a syringe holder), or in a group - each person using one syringe. This kit is a great way to learn about robotics, levers and simple machines, fluid dynamics, engineering, invention, as well as design and technology - or just moving things around the house!

Completed model measures approximately 13” tall with arm stretching from approximately 7” to 16” long.

Includes pre-cut pieces ready to assemble and easy to understand instructions.

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Build a working hovercraft that glides across smooth floors or flat water on a cushion of air. Learn how even though air is invisible, it still has mass and can support very heavy objects under the right circumstances. Experiment with propellers and impellers to learn about air pressure and air flow!

The models in this kit use a unique blower motor and a safe, soft-bladed fan to drive a series of models. The blower motor uses an impeller to increase the air pressure under the hovercraft. The fan creates a stream of air to push the vehicle forward. Using these components, you can build and investigate the hovercraft and other machines that rely on air and air pressure to function.

Construct a batting machine that tosses a ball upward on a stream of air. Assemble a basketball launcher and practice shooting hoops with air power. Make a fan-driven car that drives forward, propelled by a stream of air. Experiment to see how much weight your hovercraft can support!

Includes instructions for 10 awesome experiments!

Contains 59 pieces and a 32-page instruction manual.

Requires 6 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED)

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Ages 8 and up

Learn how the history of the Earth is written in rocks! This kit is complete with a 56 page illustrated book which provides easy to understand step-by-step instructions and comes with materials for various activities. With more than 20 exciting experiments young scientists will learn how to identify rocks, create a lava fountain, smash rocks, learn about lava and a whole lot more!

A perfect gift for curious, aspiring geologists and a fun and educational activity for parties, playdates, rainy days or any time!

The ScienceWiz Rock Science Kit was authored by Dr. Penny Norman (Ph.D. in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T., elementary educator) who use appealing kitchen table experiments refined through years of testing in after school programs and camps to relate rocks to the history of our planet.

Quality time, quality play, quality learning! That's ScienceWiz!

Requires some household items (not included).

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Establish a foundation in physics by building models of all six simple machines: levers, pulleys, inclines planes, screws, wedges, and wheels and axles - using the included parts as well as some simple hosehold items. Assemble and use a spring scale to measure how the machines change the direction and magnitude of forces, making work easier to do.

Includes 12 page, full colour, illustrated experiment guide.

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A chemistry kit that is a lab to investigate and discover the indentities of unknown common chemicals!

Conduct experiments on household substances to reveal their unique chemical properties! Learn about chemical analysis as you use basic lab techniques to distinguish common chemicals from one another. Test the substances to see if they dissolve in a solution with water, are acidic or basic with a pH test, react to form gases, crystallize out of solution or carbonize when heated. Compare your data to chemical ID cards to find out what each chemical is.

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Become a science sleuth as you practice the science of fingerprint detection and collection!

Collect fingerprints by dusting them with black powder and lifting them with clear stickers. Design a fingerprint file card and take prints from your friends and family. Learn how the FBI classifies fingerprints.

Once you have mastered fingerprinting, put your skills to the test by playing a detective game to find and match prints. Learn why our fingers leave prints and why they are such solid evidence in criminal investigations.

A complete and educational set that is a great combination of science and fun!

Includes:

  • Black Ink Pad
  • Small Bellows
  • Dusting Powder
  • Magnifying Glass
  • 36 Transparency Stickers
  • 10 Fingerprint File Cards
  • 10 Fingerprint Collection Cards
  • Full colour, illustrated, easy to follow guide.
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See the world close up with this jumbo magnifier! Explore your surroundings in amazing detail with this brightly coloured, jumbo magnifying glass! The large lens lets you inspect bugs, plants - whatever you can find in your house or the great outdoors! It also features a fold-out stand so you can enjoy hands-free magnification of items on the ground or tabletop!

Ships in assorted colours.

Measures approximately 8" long, with an approximate diameter of 3.5".

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Learn how to build 2 types of telescopes using the included concave and convex lenses with the Jr Scientist Lens Experiment Telescope! A hands-on way to discover the science behind how light travels. A 66-page science guide booklet explains the science behind astronomy and some of the secrets and facts of our solar system and stars.

Telescope measures appoximately 20.75'' long.

Tripod not included.

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Ages 6 and up

Who says you can't "have a ball" learning about geography? With clearly marked cities, capitals and countries and graphic representation of warm and cool ocean currents, this durable vinyl globe is a fun and informative addition to any playroom or classroom! Includes 16" Inflate-A-Globe and vinyl repair patch.

Measures approximately 16" in diameter (inflated).

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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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Ages 8 and up

This complete science kit is a perfect introduction to the principals of physics! By building 12 models uncover the fundamental ideas of mechanical physics including pulleys, lever arms, wheels, centripetal and centrifugal force and gears.

Physics Discovery brings these ideas to life with experiments and the 32 page illustrated guide as well as the dozens of parts used to create a catapult, elevator, moving picture machine, motor and more!

The included parts are compatible with all of the Thames & Kosmos Physics kits.

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Ages 7 and up

This complete, deluxe kit has so much to experiement with for young scientists interested in crystals and geodes!

Measure how the crystallization of solids out of a solution and the dissolution of crystals back into solution, affect the temperature of the solution. Learn about the energy of crystallization! Investigate solutions, crystallization, and the chemistry of crystal growing. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes.

Experiment with four chemically different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals as well as plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them! Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom coloured crystals.

Once youu have created some crystals you can display your crystal creations in the included clear treasure chest with a locking lid!

Mold your own geode — a hollow rock with crystals growing inside — and create a beautiful crystal cavern within. Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal and many small crystals on the surface of a rock!

A full-colour, 32-page experiment manual guides your experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science.

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Ages 8 and up

Discover how Earth behaves like one giant magnet, and how we use a compass to take advantage of this phenomenon to determine which way is north. Conduct a series of experiments to learn first hand how magnets behave and interact under different conditions. Make invisible magnetic fields visible using iron filings in an enclosed transparent box. Build an electromagnet to learn how electricity relates to magnetism.

After all the fun experiments, have some fun with what you have learned by playing some games with magnets.

The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments with illustrated step-by-step instructions.

This science experiment kit contains many magnets of different shapes and sizes, and a variety of other components with which you can explore this classic scientific subject. Experiment to determine which materials are magnetic and which are not.

Learning about magnetic poles and magnetic fields is a perfect activity for science Birthday parties, play time with friends or a fun and educational independent activity.

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Ages 8 and up

Any questions? We’ve got the answers right here in a book that will take parents off the hook with their children: TIME For Kids BIG Book of Why answers the questions that kids commonly ask and adults can rarely answer. Why do we have eyebrows? What’s a black hole and what happens if you fall into one? What’s the fastest a human is capable of running? Why do wet fi ngers stick to metal in the freezer? Where is the deepest point on Earth? Divided by subject area—humans, animals, environment/nature, technology, and space—and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why. Of course, TIME For Kids goes beyond answering the question by dipping into the science or history to further explain the answer in an easy-to-follow, straightforward manner. This is a must-have book to satisfy the most curious of kids and provides a great way to encourage interest and knowledge about a wide range of subjects, as well as to stimulate reading. Kids will be desperate to share what they’ve learned with their parents, teachers, and friends...and anyone else who will listen.

Hard cover including 192 pages.

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Ages 9 and up

Flying has always been a dream of humans, and Leonardo's fascination with birds and flight was evident in his studies of birds and different human powered flying machines. His Ornithopter design has captured the imagination of people for generations, and this kit has combined his cool flying machine with one of his bevel gear designs to make a neat working model with flapping wings and a pilot with moving arms and legs! This kit has everything you need to build Leonardo de Vinci’s Wooden Ornithopter!

Includes pre-cut pieces ready to assemble, glue and easy to understand instructions.

Completed model measures approximately 17” long x 23” wide x 12” tall.

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Ages 4 and up

Display digital images on your computer screen at up to 43x magnification, capture photos and even record video with the Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope! Images and video are easily downloaded to your computer or uploaded to your class website, virtual learning network or assessment files, making this awesome scientific tool equally perfect for home or classroom use.

Simply hold the ergonomic scope over an object, turn the top to focus, then press the single control button to take videos or capture still images from 35 to 43x magnification. Perfect for lab reports, presentations and digital portfolios, the Zoomy facilitates scientific observation with high-interest visuals, keeping kids engaged while they learn!

Features include:

  • Plugs into almost any computer, projector or interactive whiteboard to display magnified images
  • Allows kids to record and describe their investigations and inquiries
  • Powered by USB connection to your computer - no batteries required
  • Provides clear and sharp images via high-quality resolution
  • Illuminates dark settings or objects with LED light
  • Encourages hands-on investigation through one-hand operation
  • Chunky egg shape fits perfectly in the smallest hands and positions easily

Measures approximately 2.5" high x 2" wide.

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Ages 10 and up

This fun solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robots which include a multitude of amusing and functional movements! Easily change and rebuild the robot into different creations, from a wagging-tail dog to a running beetle, a walking crab, a surfer, a speedster to a zombie chaser and more! This educational robot kit provides unique accessories and parts that make the robot move on land or water. Best of all, these cool robots function on solar power so no batteries are needed!

Kit can be transformed into 14 robots at 2 skill levels. Level 1 includes: Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, Boat-bot, Walker-bot, Dog-bot, and Wheel-bot. Level 2 includes: Roly Poly-bot, Auto-bot, Slither-bot, Surf-bot, Zombie-bot, Crab-bot, and Row-bot.

Winner of Dr. Toy’s Best Green Toy of 2013 Award and Creative Child Magazines Top Toy of the Year 2013 Award!

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