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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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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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Electrify your brain with this challenging puzzler! The object is to place all of the pieces on the board to successfully complete the circuit; do so, and the entire board lights up! Cool Circuits emphasizes spatial reasoning and abstract thinking with over 40 different challenges ranging from student to expert. Can you solve them all?

Includes: 1 light up board, 8 fluorescent 3-D puzzle pieces and 40 challenge cards.

For 1 player.

Requires 3 AAA batteries ("Try Me" batteries included).

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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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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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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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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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Build your very own Metal Detector Robot. Hunt for buried treasure by driving the robot back and forth with the remote control. When you hear it beep, you have found something metallic! You can also detach the metal detector unit and use it as a hand-held metal detector!

Contains: 1 chassis (with axle and gear installed), 1 motor with wires and worm gear, 1 motor cover, 1 metal detector, 1 base plate for eyes, 2 stick-on eyes, 1 switch lever, 1 gear, 1 axle,1 short axle, 1 remote-control with switch and wires, 1 battery cover, 4 terminal caps, screws, washered screw, 1 connecting cable, 4 wheels and detailed instructions.

Measure approximately 14cm long when assembled.

Requires 1 AA battery. (NOT INCLUDED)

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By Lonely Planet

A whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, widest, narrowest, coolest, hottest, scariest ... things on the planet! What's the longest place name? The oldest fossil? Most treacherous road in the world and why? Most dangerous food to eat? Scariest place to stand because you're most likely to be struck by lightning? It's all here in this Not-for-Parents book!

containing 192 pages.

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An awesome star-finding tool, the Stellarscope displays all the main stars and constellations of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Choose the adapter for your latitude and rotate the time/date selector for the current date and time. Look through the Stellar scope for a star map aligned with the actual night sky as it appears in your location at that very moment.

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Salt water fuel technology has invaded the city! The Salt Water Fuel Cell Motorcycle Kit is the newest edition to the growing line of Salt Water Fuel-Cell kits. Equipped with cams and swing arms, the multiple variations allows for full throttle excitement: powerful Straight runs, Right or Left circling, and radical “S” turns. Children will be awed by the remarkable simplicity and effectiveness of the toy. After activating the fuel cell module with a saltwater mixture, the magnesium metal sheet can operate the motorcycle for about 5-7 hours continuously. Environmentally safe, non-toxic, and clean - The Salt Water Fuel Cell Motorcycle is the smallest, cheapest and the first motorcycle to be powered by saltwater.

Your child is just a few drops of salt water away from discovering the magic of this new form of clean energy and embracing a concept that will have some of the most dangerous vigilantes marvel in amazement.

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A boost in confidence- the EM4 Educational Motorized Robot Kit is your 3-speed vehicle to positively impact a young builder by using robotics theory. This kit is designed for lovers of simplicity. Everything from its compact easy-assembly design to its need for only one AA battery provides your child with a fun and easy-to-assemble robotic playmate.

A child can bring EM4 Educational Motorized Robot Kit to life in one of its four exciting modes: Cricket—who’s a joy on 6 legs, Beast—the master of bipedal movement, Trailer—the little engine that could move forward thanks to its motorized transmission, and good ole Grandpa-bot—everyone’s favorite bobble-headed gear-driven family member. Each mode is equipped with its own unique form of movement and with a few easy steps, transforming between each mode is a breeze. A brand you can trust and products that just make sense.

Requires 1 AA battery.

Requires diagonal cutter and screwdriver for assembly (not included)

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The geek squad, who brought to you the beloved T3 Transforming Solar Robot, has dusted off their labs coats and goggles to concoct their latest triumph…T4 Transforming Solar Robot. “T4” not only has more transformations but also comes equipped with larger parts, meaning that your younger child does not have to be excluded from partaking in some high quality robot fun.

“T4” is completely solar-powered so you never need to buy batteries. Not only will “T4” provide your child with a new understanding of solar power as a source of renewable energy, but will also get your kids outdoors for some wholesome fun in the sun. This kit gives your child the option to easily transform between one of four different modes: Robot – walking legs as well as moving wheels, Insecta – 6 walking legs as well as moving jaws, T-Rex - 2 walking legs and moving jaws, and Drill Vehicle – similar to a miner’s driller/drilling bit and moving wheels. If your children are glued to smart-phones, give them an opportunity to acquire solar power knowledge, learn about mechanical transmissions, and get them outside to play. Amazingly, you might find yourself engaged in conversation with your child, thanks to their newly acquired “expertise”!

Requires diagonal cutter for assembly (not included).

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Think twice before discarding that 1985 CD-ROM, don’t throw away that aluminum can, and pick up that plastic bottle left under the couch. We can use them with our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly educational toy kit that will stretch your child’s imagination while allowing them to take part in the joy of recycling. The Super Solar Recycler Kit is powered completely by natural light so you never have to worry about batteries!

In addition to your newly discovered treasures, all you need to get started is included in this kit (solar panel, motor and instruction). Your children can recycle a can of their favorite soft drink to create Street Roller and Walking Robot, create Bottle Yacht, Drummer Robot and Flying Bird using a plastic water bottle, and even turn your old scratched CD’s into the super cool CD Racer.

Let’s have our children play in an eco-friendly way, and learn to harness a new green solar energy source as well as implement the use of recycled materials. Participate in the creation of a sustainable future!

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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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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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Riding the wings of the award-winning Robotic Arm Trainer, has made robotic arm technology more affordable without compromising quality. With Robotic Arm Edge, command the gripper to open and close, control 120 degree wrist motion, an extensive elbow range of 300 degrees, base rotation of 270 degrees, base motion of 180 degrees, vertical reach of 15 inches, horizontal reach of 12.6 inches, and lifting capacity of 100g. WOW!

Some of the added features include a search light design on the gripper and a safety gear audible indicator included on all 5 gear boxes to prevent any potential injury or gear breakage during operation. How does this equate to fun? Total command and visual manipulation using the 5s: 5 switch wired controller, 5 motors, and 5 joints. Extended life on the gearbox prolongs your control and lets you test your predictions about the robot's behavior, and the light makes even night time play possible!

You will need: long nose pliers, diagonal cutter, and screwdrivers (not included).

Measures approximately 9" long x 6.3" wide x 15" high.

Requires 4 D batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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The robotic creature that glides at your control – now even bigger! The StrandBeast is an eight-legged, walking Hexbug with a cool translucent design so you can see inside and watch it work! A 2-channel infrared remote is included which allows you to control up to 2 Hexbugs on a single remote or a multitude of bugs on a single channel!

Each sold separately.

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

Requires 3 AAA batteries and one 9V (not included).

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Flying has always been a dream of humans, and Leonardo's fascination with birds and flight was evident in his studies of birds and different human powered flying machines. His Ornithopter design has captured the imagination of people for generations, and this kit has combined his cool flying machine with one of his bevel gear designs to make a neat working model with flapping wings and a pilot with moving arms and legs! This kit has everything you need to build Leonardo de Vinci’s Wooden Ornithopter!

Includes pre-cut pieces ready to assemble, glue and easy to understand instructions.

Completed model measures approximately 17” long x 23” wide x 12” tall.

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The robotic creature that glides at your control! The StrandBeast is an eight-legged, walking Hexbug with a cool translucent design so you can see inside and watch it work! A 2-channel infrared remote is included which allows you to control up to 2 Hexbugs on a single remote or a multitude of bugs on a single channel!

Ships in assorted colours and styles.

Requires 5 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries (included).

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3, 2, 1...BOOM! Create tall buildings and structures using a series of cards and connectors. Next, place the included “blasters” throughout your building, press the button and POW your building collapses. This amazing kit teaches kids about gravity, momentum and physics without them even knowing!

Includes triple-blast detonator with sounds, 3 blasters, 36 wall panels, 17 floors/roof tops, 2 smokestacks, 2 trusses, 2 pipe bridges, storage tank, footing clips, and instruction booklet.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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