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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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Considered by many to be the most powerful and destructive of all the siege engines, the trebuchet took many forms throughout the Medieval world, hurling huge rocks and giant fireballs at (and into) castles. This model, based on the Warwolf, is a tabletop working replica of a trebuchet made in the 13th Century.

This kit lets you build the replica with accurate historic details such as the pegged joints, a leather pouch used for the load, and a wooden box for weights. It's capable of hurling a ball of soft modeling clay (included) over 20 feet! Add this to your battle scene, use it as a school experiment for math or science, or just have fun making it and seeing what it can do! Adjust the weight, angle, lengths, etc. for a more interesting experiment!

Easy to assemble. All pieces are pre-cut and drilled. Requires scissors and white or wood glue. Complete, clear instructions are included. Once assembled, this wooden Trebuchet measures approximately 18" long x 7" wide x 26" tall.

Awarded three stars (the highest rating for a toy in Canada!) by The Canadian Toy Testing Council in 2007.

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Build your own overhead cam 4-cylinder engine from this 100-piece motorized plastic kit! Discover how a car engine really works! This complete kit contains all the parts and tools you need to assemble the working model. All parts screw or clip together, so the engine can be taken apart and rebuilt again and again. Plus the cylinder block and head are clear plastic so you can see all the pistons, valves and spark plugs working! This a great educational kit for your young motoring enthusiast!

Includes 100 parts and an instruction booklet.

Completed model measures approximately 7” long x 5.5” wide x 10.5” tall.

Requires 2 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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This amazing Night n’ Day Globe is a clock and calendar all at once! As it rotates, it shows the time of day and the date for any location on earth. You can also see where people on earth are experiencing sunrise, sunset and twilight! This neat globe is a great way to learn about the world’s time zones as well as seasonal daylight patterns

Includes gear, motor case, monthly dial, time ring with 4 support rods and screws, globe support cup, interlocking Northern and Southern Hemispheres, sunshade with LED lamp assembly, globe crown gear/pulley, AC adaptor, and an instructions and information booklet.

Some assembly required.

Globe measures approximately 11” in diameter. Entire unit including globe and base measures approximately 12.5” long x 12.5” wide x 17.25” tall.

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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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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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Ages 9 and up

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope is the perfect, complete starter microscope kit for your junior scientist!

This award winning microscope can function either as a biological microscope, shining light from under a specimen on a slide or as a dissecting microscope to view solid objects with a light shining down onto the specimen. Cordless battery power makes this amazing microscope portable for field study and the included 50 piece accessory kit allows explorers to get started right away in discovering the world around them!

A functional addition along with your science kits and books that will be your "at home" advantage through many years of science fairs, projects and classes. A genuine microscope that encourages a hands-on interest in science and is educational and fun. Preparing slides for a project or just finding out what your own hair looks like magnified, this microscope can get the job done!

Includes:

  • 1 duo-scope microscope (with 10X eyepiece; 4X, 10X, 40X objectives; 40X, 100X, 400X magnification; real optical glass lenses; dual focusing knobs; 2 LED lights; 6 hole disc diaphragm)
  • 5 plastic slides
  • concavity (well) slide
  • 4 prepared slides
  • cover glass
  • plastic dropper
  • 2 bottles of stain
  • slide labels
  • lens paper
  • forceps
  • scalpel
  • plastic test tube
  • plastic Petri dish
  • straight teasing needle
  • instruction manual and helpful hints

Requires 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of Creative Child Magazine's 2007 Top Toy of the Year Award.

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Ages 8 and up

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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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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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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This Flying Dragon automaton moves forward and back while its head, neck, tail and legs move and its wings flap! Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have lifelike movements when their crank is turned. Easy to make and fun to paint, this model pays homage to a time when toys were made of wood and could be personalized by the builder!

Not only does it look neat, it'll give you an opportunity to explore the principles of mechanics and improve your model making skills! And you can use your own paint (sold separately) to make this dragon look however you want! All pieces are pre-cut and glue is included. Made of natural wood.

Requires scissors and a ruler (SOLD SEPARATELY).

Measures approximately 17.7" long x 15.7" high, assembled.

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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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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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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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