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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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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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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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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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Ages 8 and up

Can you really make a clock work using something other than batteries? Of course, with the help of this cool kit! Use the digital clock with wires, pots, connecting wire, transparent tapes, copper and zinc strips, and detailed instructions included to create a real working digital clock powered by potatoes! Experiment with other food and drinks too and see how many wacky ways you can make the clock work! (Potatoes and other foods not included). Have fun while you construct and learn with this cool Potato Clock!

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Excavate some very cool crystals with this Crystal Mining Kit from 4M! Use the special digging tool, brush, and magnifier to excavate the differently coloured crystals from the plaster block. Then display them in the cool display case (also included)! This kit contains 1 plaster block with 8 natural crystals buried inside, 1 specially designed digging tool, 1 brush, 1 magnifier, 1 set display case with cover and base card, 1 pouch bag and detailed instructions with fun facts. Explore the wonderful world of mining with this cool kit!

Crystals range from approximately .5" long - 1" long.

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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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Ages 7 and up

Travel back to prehistoric times as you dig and excavate the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex with this cool kit! Included are a plaster block and a specially designed digging tool to help you excavate the skeleton. Both fun and educational, this archaeological kit is sure to delight any budding paleontologist!

Model measures approximately 7.5" long.

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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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Ages 6 and up

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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Ages 8 and up

Assemble a smart robotic crab which can detect the edges of any platform and make swift turns to avoid falling off. Turn it on, put it on the table, and watch it perform stunning acrobatics!

Includes: 8 legs, 1 transparent cover, 1 chassis with motor installed, 1 washer screw, 2 screws, 1 battery case, 2 claws, 2 axles, 2 gears, 1 metal wire antenna, and 2 terminal caps.

Requires 1 x 1.5V “AA” battery.

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Ages 8 and up

Get sleuthing! The Nancy B Crime Solver Scope is the perfect tool for investigating everyday mysteries from counterfeit-money detection to identifying the crumbs under your couch cushions! You can even create a friends and family fingerprint photo album! The Crime Solver Scope also transforms into a telescope for sleuthing from afar.

Includes: Combo 5x telescope/15x microscope and 22-page activity journal.

Crime solver scope measures approximately 8.75” long and 1” wide.

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Defy gravity with the Light Up UFO Gyroscope! This didactic precision instrument challenges the force of gravity by remaining balanced in any position. The gyroscope is equipped with a LED lighting system to create an awesome lightshow as you play!

Includes: Gyroscope and cord.

Requires 2 LR44 batteries (Included).

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Grab your binoculars and get outside! From bird find-its and ecosystem challenges to creative writing and drawing exercises, the Nancy B. Binoculars and Wildlife Activity Journal set are the perfect tools for true nature lovers.

Includes: 4x magnification binoculars with adjustable eyepieces, 30mm optics, center-focusing knob, built in compass, rubber eye cups, rubber body grip, handy breakaway strap, and a 22-page journal packed with nature activities.

Binocular measures approximately 4” long and 4.5” wide.

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Build and power a robot that requires no batteries! This Green Science kit is a fun and hands-on experiment that helps you discover the possibilities of alternate energy resources. With just a drop of salt water your robot will roll along the floor!

Includes: 2 complete charcoal battery kits (each kit can power the robot for approximately 60 minutes of play time), required materials and detailed instructions.

Robot measures approximately 3" high x 2.25" wide x 2" long. (when assembled).

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Take a look to the sky and see into space with the Explorer Telescope! This telescope is a perfect first-time telescope for any kid wanting to see more than ever before!

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

Magnification is 15x.

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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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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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