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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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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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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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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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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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Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that writes with non-toxic conductive silver ink. It makes creating circuits as easy as doodling!

The Maker Kit contains a pen, eleven modules, a 9V Battery and other accessories to improve your circuit drawing experience (see below for full list). This kit allows you to explore all the concepts that the basic kit presents, while improving your understanding of different ways to input, process and output signals in your circuits. Additional topics to explore include light, timed circuits, piezoelectric materials, and more.

Modules include: 9V battery with adapter, 2 bi-LED's, SPST Switch, NPN Tranistor, 2-Pin Adapter with 5x resistors, Potentiometer, Blinker, Buzzer, RBG LED, Light Sensor, Educational Workbook, Circuit Stencil, Steel Sheet, Jumper Stickers, Resistor Accessories, and (of course) our Conductive Ink Pen!

Requires 1 x 9V Alkaline battery (Included)

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Add a whole new dimension to their electronics experiments: new parts allow kids to build 3-D structures and more than 150 projects.

Snap Circuits® 3D Illumination offers concrete, infinite STEM concepts with fun learning activities and creativity. Use building pieces with snaps to assemble different electronic circuits on a simple rows-and-columns base gird that functions like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products. Each component is easily identifiable by a different colour and functional purpose. The NEW Snap Circuits® 3D Illumination takes Snap Circuits® to a whole new dimension…UP…OUT…OVER…with over 150 projects, utilizing 50 parts and unique stabilizers for building amazing 3D Snap Circuits® projects and structures. Learn the basics of electricity, engineering and circuitry with full color, curriculum-rich, easy-to-follow instructions. Snap Circuits® 3D Illumination is fully compatible with all Snap Circuits® sets to build bigger, complex and more creative projects.

Requires 3 x AA batteries (Sold separately).

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Get started with drawing circuits on paper. The Basic Kit contains a Circuit Scribe pen, six modules, a 9V Battery and other accessories. Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating a touch-sensitive circuit using the NPN transistor.

The Basic Plus Kits contains a workbook with 27 pages of lessons that works through resistance, elements in parallel and series, open and short circuits, and more.

Includes: 6 Modules (9V Battery adapter with 9V battery, x2 Bi-LED, SPST Switch, NPN Transistor, 2-Pin Adapter with 5x resistors; 100, 1k, 10k, 100k and 1M ohm, 2x capacitors; 0.1uF, 1.0uF, and one photoresistor; 10k ohms.), plus additional items; Conductive Ink Pen, Circuit Stencil, Jumper Sticker Sheet, Workbook (Optional), Steel sheet.

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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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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 classic toy can be filled with baking soda and then placed in water so you can watch it dive and ascend! 4M science and art kits appeal to a wide variety of unique interests and give children the tools needed to explore those interests scientifically and artistically.

Measures approximately 4.5” long x 1.5" tall.

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By Hugh Danks

Kids are crazy about bugs! And kids and parents alike are crazy about the Bug Book and Bug Bottle. Packed with activities and packaged in its own collecting bottle, the full-colour book provides field notes to 47 bugs arranged by habitat, including pond, forest, ground, leaves, field, and flower. The ingeniously designed, safe plastic bottle is perfect for catching and viewing creepy crawlies, then letting them go unharmed(this is a bug kit with a conscience)!

Written by entomologist Hugh Danks, the Bug Book gives comprehensive information about these fascinating creatures - how they live, what they eat, unusual characteristics, and more. It offers simple, clear guidelines on how to collect and care for bugs, and equally helpful hints on which bugs not to catch. New to the kit are a fold-out bug chart for quick identification, a magnifier to see the critters up close, and a bug explorer's journal to record discoveries.

Discover how the whirligig beetle got its name, why fireflies light up, and how water striders walk on water. And then impress parents and friends - here are all the tools kids need to become bona fide bug experts!

Includes: The Bug Book, ventilated bug container with ruler lid, magnifiying glass, bug identification chart and bug journal.

Softcover containing 112 pages.

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WARNING: This Kind of Fun Draws a Crowd! This extreme action-reaction game provides hours of fun and experimentation for all ages! Play on your own or with a group. Set up the Blast Off Launcher and the four Target Launchers to create exciting obstacle courses or invent NEW games. Players will learn about trajectories, angles, momentum, and game design as they play. Launch your Bing-Bang Ball into the Victory Cup and celebrate with flashing lights and sounds. No matter what, you are sure to have a BLAST!

Includes 1 adjustable blast-off launcher, 4 adjustable target launchers, Victory Cup with lights and sounds, 5 Launcher bases, 4 targets, and 6 Bing-Bang Balls.

Requires 3 x AAA batteries (not included).

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Colour recognition and motor skills get a workout in this zany game. To play, spread out the ThingDoodles, spin to see which colour of Doodledee or Doodledoo is your target, and then thump away at it. ThingDoodles wrap themselves around your mallet when thumped! The first player to collect 20 ThingDoodles is the winner.

Includes 12 ThingDoodles, 4 foam mallets, and a spinner.

For 2 to 4 players.

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Make Wild Fizzy Drinks with Scientific Explorer! Part of an exciting new series of home science kits, based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program pioneered at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science.

Invent your own secret soda formulas. Experiment with flavours and colours. Make your sodas fizz. Conduct taste tests and market research for your sodas, then launch an ad campaign. Create flavours that taste like the ones from the big cola companies (their formulas are top secret)

Contents: Citric acid, baking soda, lime flavouring, cinnamon flavouring, vanilla flavouring, cherry flavouring, measuring scoop, sample cups, lab sheets, instruction and experiment booklet.

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The ultimate guide to every bone in your body. Did you know bones are 75% water? Or that humans and giraffes both have just seven vertebrae in their necks? Learn more amazing facts in The Skeleton Book. Full of incredible computer-generated 3-D images, children can explore bones of the body in great detail. Find out how the skeleton is flexible enough to make the body agile but provides support and strength to the body. Bones are stronger than steel, gram for gram, but are five times lighter and ten times more elastic. The Skeleton Book works down from the skull to the toes so that each one of the 206 bones are fully explored. Comparisons to animal skeletons help kids understand more about their bones & show how the human skeleton is unique. Explore the future of skeletons through modern prosthetics and how 3-D printing can help people with missing limbs. An embossed cover & a pull out 5' skeleton poster, gives perspective for kids to study a life-size version of the human skeleton.
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From the creators of DK findout!, the free online resource for kids, comes an exciting new series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes, and cutting-edge information kids need to know. Jump into the exciting world of science with DK findout! Science. Learn the differences between atoms, molecules, mixtures, and compounds; find out how plants work; and see the water cycle in action. Sure to inspire the next amazing science fair project,it breaks down what science is and how it works. Find out what makes up matter, how the food chain is stacked, and how the weather works. Follow up with your own experiments, including how to make a rainbow! Pull out the special cover flaps to see extra information about science and take a quiz about everything in the book .Perfect for young scientists who can't get enough STEAM, filled with bright photography and quirky facts that make learning a blast.
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From the creators of DK findout!, the free online resource for kids, comes an exciting new book series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes, and cutting-edge information kids need to know. Explore the explosive world of volcanoes in DK findout! Volcanoes. Discover which volcano is the biggest, what kind of lava is the stickiest, and how a volcano forms. Visit the Ring of Fire to see where over 400 volcanoes are and just how often they erupt. See how tectonic plates affect volcanoes and cause earthquakes, and see volcanic rocks up close. Learn how hot lava gets, find out exactly what a caldera is, and explore the volcanoes in space. Pull out the special cover flaps to see extra information about volcanoes and take a quiz about everything in the book.Filled with amazing images and quirky, exciting facts, DK findout! Volcanoes is an explosively good time for young volcanologists.
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From the creators of DK findout!, the free online resource for kids, comes an exciting new book series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes, and cutting-edge information kids need to know. The DK findout! series helps kids become experts on their favorite subjects—from dinosaurs to space. Bring space down to earth with DK findout! Solar System.Take a trip across Mars, find out what the weather is like on Jupiter, and visit the International Space Station. See how the planets move, learn about the asteroid belt, and read up on the history of astronomy. Discover once and for all why Pluto is a dwarf planet.Pull out the special cover flaps to see extra information about space and take a quiz about everything in the book.Filled with vivid photography and out-of-this-world facts, DK findout! Solar System makes space fun and accessible for any budding astronomer or astronaut.
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Build your own Edison-style phonograph that stores and plays back your own sound recordings, and do 20 other fun activities with the Sciencewiz Sound kit! This cool kit is designed to help kids understand how sound works. Directions are clear, step-by-step, and highly visual for maximum learning potential! Other activities include:

  • Exploring the doppler shift
  • Modeling sound waves with a slinky
  • Listening to your heartbeat
  • Learning about human and animal ears
  • Measuring decibels
  • Playing with pitch
  • Transmitting sounds through liquids, solids, and gasses
  • And more!
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