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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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Build this surprising pool of quicksand! Experience the mystic power of watching dinosaur skeletons sink slowly beneath the sands. Have even more fun unearthing them later for assembly. Or make the volcano erupt and create a prehistoric diorama!

Includes a paper diorama set with mini paper display, plastic volcano and quicksand pool, sand bags, gripper, T-rex skeleton set, dinosaur figurines, paint and paintbrush, and detailed instructions.

Also needed but not provided: corn starch, mixing bowl, teaspoon, stirring spoon, dishwashing liquid, vinegar, baking soda, red food colouring, water, and old newspaper.

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Be a young mechanical engineer! Learn how the motor works by exploring important mechanisms like pivots, linkages and levers. Connect the circuit to build this amazing Race Car with a sturdy, lightweight and colourful body. Make it your very first project in mechanical science!

Includes a set of pre-cut colourful foam boards, a set of plastic cases, gears and wheels, a motor, a screw, stickers and detailed instructions.

Also needed but not provided: a cross-head screwdriver.

Requires 2 AA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Recycle an empty bottle (not included) to construct this battery-operated tornado-maker! Create a terrific tornado on your table top, and experience the mighty power of this natural phenomenon! 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.

Tornado maker measures approximately 4.25” long.

Requires 2 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Construct this easy-to-build Insectoid! Discover the mechanisms behind robotic movement. It crawls, wriggles and walks!

Contains Body cover, body, leg link connector, motor with gear, large gear with crank, small gear, 2 terminal caps, 3 connecting caps, 2 washer screws, 9 screws, battery cover, short leg link, long leg link, 2 antennas, front leg, back leg and detailed instructions.

Also needed but not provided: a cross-head screwdriver.

Measures approximately 6.75” long (not including antennae).

Requires 1 AAA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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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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You can turn an old pop can into this walking, wobbling, google-eyed robot! If you prefer, it can be transformed to become a robotic monster too. Find out that cans can be cool! Simply use one of the old pop cans you would normally send to the recycling bin for the body of your cool walking robot. Then add the different items included in this pack to make him look like a real tin robot! Included in this kit are 4 body rings, 1 short leg, 1 long leg, 2 gripper hands, 2 straw attachments, 1 toy motor with gear, screws, 4 bolts and nuts, 2 terminal caps, 1 battery casing with cover and wires, 2 moving eyes, 2 plastic feet, 1 motor/axle cover, 1 axle with gear, 1 body plate, 2 bendy straws, 2 metal wires, 2 eye base plates and detailed instructions. A cool kit that combines science with the important task of recycling!

Requires 1 AA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Also requires a small crosshead screwdriver (NOT INCLUDED).

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This exciting kit includes a story told through two children named Rocky and Crystal, and their charming professor G.O. Stone. It’s a great way for kids to learn about fossils, minerals, earth science, and dinosaurs. As the story unfolds, children uncover rocks one at a time with the tools provided, and then identify them using the chart. Take the adventure one step further by growing your own living prehistoric creatures – Triops! These tiny pets help kids learn about animal behaviour, life cycles, suspended animation, and more!

Includes excavation tools (pic-pointed hammer and chisel), The Secrets of Pangaea Mountain book with stone identification chart, notepad with outline, tile for streaking test, safety goggles, magnifying lens, Triops grow tank, Triops eggs, adult and baby Triops food, thermos strip, pipette, instructions, and 15 real fossils and gems: dolomite, iron pyrite, lace agate, hematite, malachite, tiger’s eye, red jasper (chalcedony), obsidian, pumice, trilobite (replica), dinosaur bone, shark tooth, petrified wood, turritella, and sodalite.

Triops life cycle:

  • 24-72 hours – The microscopic Triops eggs hatch!
  • 5 days – The Triops have tiny round bodies
  • 12 days – As they grow you can see their shape (unchanged for millions of years)
  • 35 days – An adult Triops can grow up to 2 inches long!

Adult supervision required for children under 8 years old.

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The Hexbug Larva is an autonomous micro robot that slithers forward on smooth surfaces. It has a built-in sensor to react to its environment, instinctively changing direction upon sensing an object in its path and wriggling off to explore a clear, undisturbed path ahead!

Each sold separately. Colours will be chosen randomly and are based on available stock at the time of shipment.

Measures approximately 4" long x 1.3" wide x 1" high.

Requires 3 button cell batteries (not included).

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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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Give any room a space-age feel with this cool, colourful fiber optic light! Just turn on the colour-changing light function, then the rotation function, then place the cluster of long, fine fiber optic filaments in the silver base and watch as it spins, changing colour as it goes! A great gift for space and science enthusiasts of all ages!

Fiber optic case measure approximately 10" long, cone base measures approximately 3.5" long x 3" wide.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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A great desktop accessory! To play with the Balance Ball it’s a game of fun. If you pull up only one ball on one side, then you will only see one of them swing either to the left or right. If you pull up 2, 3 or 4 balls, you will soon see various ways of swinging. Try and see it for yourself!

Measures approximately 5"

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This cool kit is both an awesome science project, and a cool desktop decoration! Make a solid volcano with the mould and plaster provided, and then paint and decorate it to look like volcanic rock with lava overflowing the top. Then put baking soda and vinegar into the "crater" at the top of the volcano, and watch as an amazing eruption occurs! Your plaster volcano will really erupt with bubbly, fizzy "lava"! The eruption can be performed repeatedly, so you're sure to entertain family and friends (not to mention yourself) for hours with this bubbling, fizzing plaster volcano!

This kit contains 1 volcano mould ( 2 parts ), 2 pouches of fine quality plaster mix, 1 paint strip of 6 colours, 1 brush, 1 stirrer, 1 blister cup, 1 sheet of fun graphics for decoration, and 1 set instructions with fun facts and a recipe for the eruption.

Baking soda and vinegar are required to perform the eruption (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 4" high.

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Grow a beautiful crystal geode, a hollow rock with crystals inside it, by first molding a plaster shell and then filling it with a crystal-forming solution. Learn about geological crystal formations.

The Spark series by Thames & Kosmos features fun and educational science experiments, science in a flash!

Includes 8 page manual, and 1 experiment.

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This science experiment kit from Spark is great for aspiring detectives. With it, kids can collect and analyze fingerprints to learn about scientific investigation, and use black powder to dust for fingerprints and look for genetic traits.

Includes materials for 2 experiments, and instructions.

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Build this multi-purpose combination lock and learn how the mechanism works! Choose your own secret code to ensure that only you can unlock your treasures. It doubles as both a coin bank and secret message holder. 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 5” long.

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Construct your own Buzz Wire and learn how to complete an electric circuit. Challenge your friends with the exciting Buzz Wire game by moving the wand along the wire from one end to the other without letting it touch! If it does the buzzer will sound. Design different wire shapes for various levels of difficulty.

Base measures approximately 7.25” long x 2.25” tall x 3.5” wide.

Requires 2 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Batteries low on your calculator? No problem! Recycle tin cans and pencils to generate electricity and power a calculator. The tin can calculator makes a cool classroom gadget.

Includes 1 calculator, holder, pencils, screws, wires, and instructions.

Winner of multiple awards including the JKTDC Toys and Baby Products Award (2015), Best Green Product in Dr. Toy’s Best Green Children’s Products Program (2014), Brain Toy Award (2014), and Parent Tested Parent Approved (2014).

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These high-quality, child sized binoculars are perfect for everything from backyard exploration, to sporting events, and everything in between! A rubber casing helps protect the die cast metal body and glass lenses. Includes a carrying case for easy transportation and safe storage.

Includes 1 pair of binoculars, polishing cloth, and carrying case.

Each sold separately. Ships randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

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