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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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Create a dramatic display of light inside a hand blown glass sphere! Now, for the first time ever, this incredible plasma technology is available in a compact size that's perfect for your desk or tabletop! Fascinating to watch, Mini Plasma is even more fun to play with! Just place your fingers on the glass surface and watch as coloured bolts of glowing light follow your every move. You can actually "feel" the energy as the light gently tickles your fingertips!

Includes: Mini Plasma Ball that can be viewed from any angle, AC power adapter and unique designer base.

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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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Build your own air power engine car! Without batteries, or a motor, it relies entirely on air power to achieve both speed and distance! This great kit is a cool way to introduce the basics of robotics to kids.

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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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"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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"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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Harness the power of the sun with these 6 solar powered experiments in 1 kit! The RobotiKits 6 in 1 Educational Solar Kit is an awarding winning building set that teaches kids the benefits of solar energy as they create 6 amazing toys (one at a time) that run on solar power – no batteries required! This kit contains 21 snap together parts (no tools needed) to build fun working models of an airboat, puppy, car, windmill or two styles of planes. An educational, hands-on introduction to solar energy and endless hours of amusement for kids and adults too!

Solar panel measures approximately 3.5" long x 2" wide.

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Ages 8 and up

Through the hands-on projects in this book and kit, children discover the amazing DNA story! With this kit you will be able to isolate DNA from a fruit, construct a DNA ladder, unzip and duplicate DNA and solve a chromosome puzzle - is it a boy or a girl? You can also identify single gene traits and analyze eye colour, extract your own DNA, and make forgery proof DNA ink!

This kit makes the basics of molecular biology accessible to the curious of all ages. Dr. Penny Norman (Ph.D. in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T., elementary educator) use appealing kitchen table experiments refined through years of testing in after school programs and camps to tell the incredible DNA story.

Rubbing alcohol or specified alternative required (not included). Parental supervision required.

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Goldie’s tech-savvy and stylish BFF Ruby Rails is ready to head out on a skydiving adventure. She has fully-articulated joints, hands that grip, and a kit to build her coder backpack and working fabric parachute - all she needs is you.

Features:

  • Builds spatial skills, engineering principles (aerodynamics), and confidence in problem-solving.
  • Limited edition real fabric parachute and collectible building charm.
  • All building pieces are compatible with existing sets.

 

Includes 1 action figure with fabric parachutes, 3 parachute cords, 1 building charm, 1 rubber band, 2 star stoppers, 2 elbow joint, 1 5-way joint, 1 angle joint, 3 T-joints, 2 spacers, 5 pegs, 1 fabric dress, 1 laptop piece, 1 camera piece, and instructions.

GoldieBlox, Inc. is a toy company founded in 2012 by Debbie Sterling, a female engineer from Stanford University. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math. Debbie has also written and illustrated Goldie's first story! The effectiveness of GoldieBlox isn’t based on assumption. Debbie spent a year researching gender differences, talking with Harvard neuroscientists, and observing childrens' play patterns.

 

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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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Ages 10 and up

Learn how to grow crystals with this exciting science kit by 4M! Conduct 7 crystal growing experiments and put them on display after! It’s fun to watch the sparkling crystals grow in front of your eyes. Display them in the specially designed cases to show your friends!

Set includes enough materials to grow 1 large, 2 medium, and 4 small crystals in four different colours (red, blue, purple, and white), and instructions.

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This science kit contains 24 projects with motion to get your child involved in hands-on learning! It's an engaging science kit based on the properties of motion and gravity. The motion section covers many key concepts, including Newton's Laws of Motion and many others. These concepts and accompanying projects are presented in a truly winsome manner, geared specifically to children ages and up. Colourful illustrations seal the deal for a top-notch combination of learning and fun. This kit is specifically designed to develop an understanding of concepts in physics: inertia, the laws of motion, centripetal force, mass, weight, gravity, speed, velocity and acceleration. Quality time, quality play, quality learning! That's ScienceWiz!

Requires some household and food items (not included).

Winner of the Dr. Toy’s Best Toy Award and Best Vacation Award, as well as an award from Creative Child Magazine!

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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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Grow plants—without dirt! Sprout seeds, put them in the seed baskets, place seed baskets in the water-filled flasks, and watch your plants climb the trellis as they grow! The Gardening Diary includes hydroponics experiments and history, including information about the Aztecs’ amazing floating gardens!

Includes 22-page journal/instruction manual.

Seeds not included.

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Is there science behind the “five second rule”? What kind of bacteria live on your toothbrush? Grow and observe bacteria and learn about different types of germs!

Includes 4 Petri dishes, 250 mL standing, round-bottomed flask with volume markings, and stopper with hole to fit on top of flask, spreader for spreading bacteria, waterproof colony counter grid, loupe with 8x magnification, tweezers, funnel, pipette, gloves, nutrient agar packet plus recipe to make more agar, and 22-page activity journal.

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Dig into the fascinating world of insects and entomology with all the tools you need to collect, observe, and learn about amazing bugs! Includes a portable terrarium, pit trap, and bug catcher!

Includes portable Bug Terrarium with soft plastic handle, built-in 2x and 3x magnifiers, breathing holes, and mirrored bottom, Pit Trap with funnel, designed specifically to attract and catch insects, exclusive, one-of-a-kind Bug Catcher with easy insect catch-and-release, and breathing holes for up-close observation, and a 22-Page activity journal

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Which decays faster—a banana peel or a Styrofoam cup? Find out with the only transparent composting kit designed just for kids!

Includes clear compost container with 2 compartments and removable divider, two 3x magnifiers, 2 write-on/wipe-off boards, lid with air holes, and a 22-page activity journal.

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Ages 7 and up

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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Bring home the mystery and excitement of a paleontological dig! Use the heavy-duty tools to carefully extract a dinosaur skeleton that is buried in plaster. Once the excavation is complete, the hard plastic bones can be washed and assembled to form a complete dinosaur model. Bones snap together and can be repeatedly reassembled.

Includes fossil block, hammer, flat chisel, point chisel, brush, sponge and instructions.

Completed model measures approximately 12" long.

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