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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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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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Zoom in on the fun with the Nancy B Microscope! From peacock feathers and goldfish scales to your own skin and cheek cells, get up close and personal with this 2-in-1 light and dissecting microscope. The included keepsake journal features 22 pages of fun science experiments for kids and activities from observation to creative writing, drawing, and more.

Includes: 30x–400x Light and dissecting microscope with rubber eye cup and focusing knob, tweezers, scalpel, spatula, stirring rod, test tube, pipette, 7 cover slips and slide labels, 4 prepared slides, 7 blank slides, 1 petri dish, 1 specimen vial, and a 22-page activity journal.

Microscope measures approximately 5” in width, and 9” in height.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Through play and pure building excitement this multiple award-winning kit presents the central concepts that every child should know to grasp the energy challenges ahead. From the creators of the award winning ElectroWizard™ Books/Kits (Winners of Scientific American Young Readers' Book Awards, National Parenting Magazine and Parent's Choice Awards). Includes: a Solar Racer, Supercacitor Car, Flywheel Generator and Electric Car.

The award-winning imaging of Art Huff delights the eye while making even complex concepts visually clear. The feedback from hundreds of young testers made Penny Norman (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T., Berkeley School District educator) leave in the play while exploring the exciting changes in energy technology. The result is this cutting edge book/kit which combines hours of spirited building with basic science.

Some projects include:

  • Race across a room with potential energy
  • Build a solar racer
  • Speed away with a supercapacitor car
  • Make chain reactions with kinetic energy
  • Apply kinetic energy
  • Have fun and save the planet!

Requires common household items (not included).

Requires one D battery and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of a Creative Child Magazine Award and named one of Dr. Toy's Top 10 Educational Toys of 2006.

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By Lori C. Froeb

Quit buggin' and get busy on a new learning adventure! Animal Adventures: Insects and Spiders will take you deep into nature to discover the enormous world of all the creepy-crawly creatures around us. Have fun while learning and see all of your favorites like you never have before, with colorful illustrations, fascinating facts about insects and spiders, and finally building a diorama. Everything you need to delve into the world of bugs is right here, ready to assemble at home or to take on the go. This unique set includes a book full of colorful illustrations and intriguing facts about spiders and insects, plus three-dimensional models and a diorama with reusable stickers.

Includes 40 page book, 9 piece diorama, 6 plastic animals, 5 3-D models, 40 reusable stickers, and 20 fact cards.

Activity Kit, contains 40 pages

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Ages 8 and up

By Paul Beck

What do gorillas and robots have in common? More than you think! Find out inside, when you go from biology to technology as you explore the worlds of gorillas and robots. For decades, scientists have looked to gorillas and other creatures for inspiration. Read the book to learn about gorilla behavior and anatomy, the design and development of robots, and what happens when scientists combine gorillas and robots. Then build your very own walking gorilla! Robotic Gorilla is sure to inspire the young scientists in your life.

Includes 24 fact cards, 15" x 20" poster, plastic case with motor, and 14 plastic pieces.

Hardcover containing 32 pages

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Ages 8 and up

Learn about renewable resources while you build a wind-powered generator to energize your electric vehicle and charge your rechargeable batteries!

The wind spins the turbine, which turns an electric generator, which in turn charges your rechargeable AA batteries (not included). You can then use those wind-charged batteries to power the model vehicles you build. The six models include a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, race car, or tricycle.

This kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experiments. You can adjust the angle and number of wind turbine blades to make best use of the wind, to make the LED light up brightly, and to charge the rechargeable battery as fast as possible.

A great gift for young scientists who are ready for a hands-on way of learning about wind energy!

Explore this amazing, free source of renewable energy and store the electricity you generate for use in practical applications!

Requires 1 rechargable AA battery (not included.)

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Ages 7 and up

This complete, deluxe kit has so much to experiement with for young scientists interested in crystals and geodes!

Measure how the crystallization of solids out of a solution and the dissolution of crystals back into solution, affect the temperature of the solution. Learn about the energy of crystallization! Investigate solutions, crystallization, and the chemistry of crystal growing. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes.

Experiment with four chemically different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals as well as plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them! Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom coloured crystals.

Once youu have created some crystals you can display your crystal creations in the included clear treasure chest with a locking lid!

Mold your own geode — a hollow rock with crystals growing inside — and create a beautiful crystal cavern within. Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal and many small crystals on the surface of a rock!

A full-colour, 32-page experiment manual guides your experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science.

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Ages 8 and up

Standing over 2 feet tall, the SmartLab Weird and Wacky Contraption Lab has 60 mix-and-match pieces to build an unlimited amount of contraptions! Kids can dream up crazy courses, then build and test them using this easy-to-construct Velcro-like system! Instructions offer tips and tricks on how to best manipulate the kit's components. It guides kids through 5 sample contraption designs while they learn how to predict the outcome of each.

Includes: 66 contraption pieces and full-colour instructions.

Measures approximately 25" high.

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Ages 9 and up

Blast 100 feet into the air with this revolutionary Meteor Rocket and its patented baking soda fueling system that has thrilled thousands upon thousands of kids across the world. This unique rocket is an adventure unlike any other. The Meteor is a science experience kids will never forget. Go for a new altitude record by varying the proportions of baking soda and vinegar, try balsamic vinegar to see if it gives an extra "kick" to the fuel, and change the fuselage length to test flight characteristics. Chemistry and physics will never be the same! You can use the rocket again and again - just refill the fuel! The baking soda and vinegar formula starts a chemical reaction inside the patented fueling module, creating enormous power that blasts the Meteor over 100 feet into the sky. Ready? Set? Blast off! There's nothing else like it!

Includes 1 plastic bottle, 3 balsa wood pieces, 1 sheet fin template, 1 precut clear tubing, 1 nose cone, 10 in. of weather stripping, 2 pieces red plastic film, 1 piece silver duralar, 1 fueling module, 1 fin holder, instruction booklet.

Measures approximately 17" tall.

Multi-award winning toy! Voted in the 100 Best Children's Vacation Products by Dr Toy, Recommended by Parent's Choice, and among the top 32 Toys of The Year from Family Life Magazine!

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Control a creepy crawly creature with your own IR remote! These palm-sized robotic bugs feature 7-way steering, allowing you to move each Hexbug Inch Worm in a variety of directions, and include a 2-channel infrared remote that allows you to control up to 2 Hexbugs on a single remote or a multitude of bugs on a single channel! It's bug-tastic robot fun!

Ships in assorted colours and styles.

Measures approximately 3.5" long x 3.5" wide x 1.5" high.

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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's grosser than gross' Disgusting Science is the grossest, gooiest, most revolting science kit out there. Grow your own friendly germs and fuzzy molds. Mix up a batch of coagulating fake blood. Even make a stinky intestine model. Learn the science behind sticky and icky bodily functions while doing some truly nasty experiments. Your little scientist will love this disgusting twist on regular science kits. All experiments are safe and kid-friendly. Adult supervision is required

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This complete science kit is a perfect introduction to the principals of physics! By building 12 models uncover the fundamental ideas of mechanical physics including pulleys, lever arms, wheels, centripetal and centrifugal force and gears.

Physics Discovery brings these ideas to life with experiments and the 32 page illustrated guide as well as the dozens of parts used to create a catapult, elevator, moving picture machine, motor and more!

The included parts are compatible with all of the Thames & Kosmos Physics kits.

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The Aquapod is the most exciting and safest bottle launcher available! Not only does it launch a bottle up to 100 feet in the air, but no other launcher has a built in safety valve that releases pressure at 50 psi in order to keep everyone safe!

Just fill a 2-liter plastic bottle half with water and secure it over the white launch tube upside down. Using any ordinary pump, pressurize the Aquapod through the valve stem until the check valve inside the front leg releases pressure and water. Then, stand back with the strap in your hand that is attached to a 15 foot string and give a short, quick tug on the string to launch the bottle high into the air!

2-litre plastic bottle and pump not included.

Measures approximately 13” x 7.75” x 13.5”.

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Who knew science could taste so good? With this kit, you’ll whip up cupcakes, cookies, candy, and more all in the name of science! Learn what makes cakes rise, candy crystallize, and more real chemistry happen in the kitchen.

Tasty Science is packed with ingredients, recipes, activity cards, a test tube laboratory, and lots more to explore the science of taste.

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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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The dead are walking, and it’s up to you to solve the mystery and stop the zombie epidemic. Follow the clues by reading the short graphic novel and examining the squishy zombie model in a race against time and contagion. Look for bite marks, examine rotting flesh, and probe squishy organs to identify the origins of the zombie’s infection. The graphic novel written by educator David Hunter makes exploring the scientific method and the science behind diseases a lesson in zombie-based fun.

Includes:

  • 12-inch zombie model and base
  • 4 Squishy organs
  • Posable arms with
removable squishy flesh
  • Detachable limbs
  • 24-page graphic novel
  • Instruction Sheet
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Grow your own collection of feared and famous meat eating plants! This deluxe edition has seeds from over 10 varieties of carnivorous plants. Make your own authentic bog with the included peat planting mix, blue Swamp Rocks, 3 Bog Buddies and full colour decals. With proper care, this rare and unusual collection of carnivorous plants will flourish for years.

Grow your very own Venus Fly Traps, Yellow Trumpets, Hooded Pitcher Plants, Purple Pitcher Plants, Pale Trumpets, Temperate Sundew Plants, and Cobra Lillies in the specially designed terrarium. Watch as these fascinating plants grow from harmless seeds into bug-eating monsters!

Includes: Growing Dome, Planting Mixture, Carnivorous Seed Pack, 3 Photo Decals 3 Bog Buddies, Swamp Rocks, Instructions and Information Manual.

Dome measures approximately 8" in diameter x 7" high.

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Experience the galaxy inside your room like never before! Set the LED-powered planetarium on the three-foot-tall stand for an uninterrupted 360-degree view. Glow-in-the-dark star maps allow young astronomers to track 28 constellations in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres without a pesky flashlight.

Components:

  • Planetarium (includes Northern and Southern Hemispheres)
  • Double-sided glow-in-the-dark star maps
  • 3-foot-tall stand with glowing zodiac constellations
  • 8-page book

Requires 3 AA Batteries (Not Included)

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Its sees! It hears! It feels! But wait, there's more - It's squishy! Ready to build a brain, then pick it apart? Heads Up! is the brainchild of Ben Grossblatt who will blow your mind as he covers all the parts of your brain that matter.

What weighs three pounds and lives betweeen your ears? Who is that 'little man' living in your brain, and what is he doing there? Which does all of your seeing - the eyes or the brain? All of your brain questions, answered with this Smart Lab kit. Gray Matters!

Book measures approximately 8.6" long x 7" wide.

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