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Science, Discovery and Exploration

Kids come to us filled with questions... but without instruction manuals for the answers! Sometimes it's nice to let them figure it out themselves. Science experiments help them delve deep into their questions and come back out knowing more than they ever thought possible. (And certainly more than we ever could have told them!)

 

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Riding the wings of the award-winning Robotic Arm Trainer, has made robotic arm technology more affordable without compromising quality. With Robotic Arm Edge, command the gripper to open and close, control 120 degree wrist motion, an extensive elbow range of 300 degrees, base rotation of 270 degrees, base motion of 180 degrees, vertical reach of 15 inches, horizontal reach of 12.6 inches, and lifting capacity of 100g. WOW!

Some of the added features include a search light design on the gripper and a safety gear audible indicator included on all 5 gear boxes to prevent any potential injury or gear breakage during operation. How does this equate to fun? Total command and visual manipulation using the 5s: 5 switch wired controller, 5 motors, and 5 joints. Extended life on the gearbox prolongs your control and lets you test your predictions about the robot's behavior, and the light makes even night time play possible!

You will need: long nose pliers, diagonal cutter, and screwdrivers (not included).

Measures approximately 9" long x 6.3" wide x 15" high.

Requires 4 D batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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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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PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer! This telescope features fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity. Plus it has 3x Barlow lens which triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece. The Power Seeker 80EQ provides an awesome view of the night sky!

The Celestron PowerSeeker series of telescopes is designed to give the first-time buyer the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power. Offering exceptional value, these telescopes feature portable yet powerful designs with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy.

 

Aperture measures approximately 80 mm and focal length is approximately 900 mm.

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This award-winning Chemistry kit from ScienceWiz has 35 of those candle making, water squirting, glop and mud pie experiments that every child should do to explore the matter of matter! Can you keep a towel dry without a waterproof bag? If water flows downhill, how can you make it flow up? Includes a full-colour 40 page instruction book and materials for hours of scientific fun!

Penny Norman (Ph.D. Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T. Berkeley School District) have refined this title with input from many hundreds of children. The award-winning imaging of Art Huff has made this book an all time favourite! Original design for this kit was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. This delightful book and kit combines hours of play with basic science, nurtures a love for learning and develops an accessibility to science.

Winner of a Creative Child Magazine Award.

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Snap Circuits Arcade offers STEM concepts with fun learning, and creative activities. Snap Circuits uses building pieces with snaps to assemble different electronic circuits on a simple "rows-and-columns" base gird that functions like the printed circuit boards found in most electronic products. Each component is easily identifiable by a different colour and functional purpose. Snap Circuits Arcade includes over 200 projects, and more than 20 build-and-play games. This cool kit utilizes 30 components including an internal Microcontroller pre-programmed with many fun to play interactive games, a programmable word fan, a tri-color light orb and a dual LED display.

Contains more than 35 pieces.

Requires 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Makes 16 soaps! Clear and clean, our vegetable based glycerine soaps kits help you to make up to 16 great-smelling soaps with naturally derived fragrance in a host of great shapes. Fun to make and use in the tub or sink, soap works by allowing the water in your tub or sink to mix with the dirt so that it can be carried away from your skin when you rinse off. Whether you're making it or using it, though, it's just good clean fun!

Includes 8 cubes of glycerine soap, 2 moulds (4 cavities each), 2 natural fragrances, 2 mica based colours, 1 measuring/heating cup, 1 heating tray, 1 mixing spoon, and 1 instruction manual.

Winner of Dr. Toy Best Green Product Award.

Winner of Canadian Toy Testing Council Children's Choice Award.

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Build your own frilled lizard robot and learn about the basic concepts of robotics! The built lizard features an adjustable neck, infra-red sensor, and a waggling tail.

Lizard measures approximately 14” long.

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Build your own air power engine car! Without batteries, or a motor, it relies entirely on air power to achieve both speed and distance! This great kit is a cool way to introduce the basics of robotics to kids.

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Bundle it Up! Purchase together with the 4M Lemon Clock Kit



This delightful set of self-contained book-kits combine hours of joy with solid basic science! This electricity kit is packed with parts: an easy-to-connect light bulb holder, light bulb, 4 colour coded alligator leads for bitingly good electrical contact, battery holder band, electric motor, pinwheel, motor mania cutouts, message-sending buzzer, LED, parts for switch, grab bag of text objects, plastic storage box and 36 page book. Everything you could possibly need to gain understanding of basic electrical principles - while having fun!

Requires 1 D battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of the Parent's Choice Seal of Approval, Scientific American Young Reader's Book Award and a National Parenting Magazine Award.

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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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Put one of Earth's natural wonders in the palm of your hand! Perform "volcanic eruptions" on the table top, in a bath or even in a glass! It's an awesome science gadget that you can take anywhere you want! Included are detailed instruction with fun explanations and 1 sachet of baking soda. The baking soda included is sufficient for 1 or 2 eruptions. For unlimited eruption fun, ask an adult for help to get baking soda, vinegar or a bath fizzer from home. This cool eruption can be performed again and again!

Measures approximately 2" long by 2" wide.

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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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It was Newton who said that every action has an equal and opposite reaction - see this law of physics come to life in this classic toy! Newton's Cradle is a metal frame with five metal balls suspended from it with thin wire. Pull back the ball on the end of the line, and then let it go - watch as one ball is knocked out of line on the opposite end as the first ball collides with the rest in the middle! Try it with two, or three, or more - the same number of balls as you set in motion will continue to be knocked out of line at each end! This fascinating toy is sure to entertain for hours, and is the perfect size for any desk, at home or at school (at work, too!). A great gift topper or loot-bag addition!

Measures approximately 2.5" long x 2.25" wide x 2.75" high.

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"Become an expert on lightsaber technology, you will" says Yoda. The final challenge in becoming a Jedi Knight is to build your own lightsaber! With the Uncle Milton Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light, young Padawans can construct their own Jedi Lightsaber and mount it on their wall! Remote control lets you select from 9 awesome colour effects, including 8 different colours plus auto-spectrum mode - and sound effects too!

Includes:

  • 1 IR Remote Control
  • 1 Electronics Pack
  • 1 Wall Mounting Bracket with Hardware
  • 2 Hilt Halves and Exterior Cap
  • 1 Lightsaber Blade

Requires 5 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 25" long.

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Build your own mini lightsaber! Lights up just like Kylo Ren's lightsaber with two stage light-up and pulsing blade. Learn about LED lights and the earth elements that create LED colours, lasers and plasma.

Measures approximately 6" long.

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Turn this plastic mason-style jar into your own little habitat with real plants and tiny figurines! Add dimension to your garden with translucent and glow-in-the-dark stickers – hold it up to the light and watch the fireflies glow!

Includes: An approximately 5” tall and 3.25” wide jar, decorative lid, potting mix, organic chia and wheat grass seeds, garden figurines, decorative sand, river stones and a plant mister.

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"Learn about light and optics, you will" says Yoda. Discover the science of light and optics as you build your own mini version of the lightsaber used by Anakin Skywalker! Choose from 4 different coloured crystals to customize your Star Wars lightsaber that really lights up! There are 2 lenses included for optic experiments as well as an LED light source. There's also a fun and informative guide inside to help you along the way.

Lightsaber measures approximately 8" long.

Requires 3 AG5 (LR48) batteries (included).

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3, 2, 1...BOOM! Create tall buildings and structures using a series of cards and connectors. Next, place the included “blasters” throughout your building, press the button and POW your building collapses. This amazing kit teaches kids about gravity, momentum and physics without them even knowing!

Includes triple-blast detonator with sounds, 3 blasters, 36 wall panels, 17 floors/roof tops, 2 smokestacks, 2 trusses, 2 pipe bridges, storage tank, footing clips, and instruction booklet.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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