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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ages 8 and up

This science kit contains 6 building projects and 15 activities to get your child involved in hands-on learning! It’s an engaging science kit based on the properties of charge. The kit gives you instructions to build 6 different devices to explore charge. Explore charge by building a hair raising Van de Graaf Generator, detecting charge with an electroscope, storing charge in a Leyden jar, and more! Use your devices to do fun activities such as: spewing a glitter fountain, making your hair stand on end with electrostatic charge, or propelling objects with an electrostatic generator!

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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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Get ready to pucker up when you make your own sour candy. How sour can you go? This kit includes star, heart and sport molds, lollipop sticks, a dropper for liquid sweets, and three over-the-top flavours: sour grape, rockin' raspberry and wild watermelon, plus corn syrup, gelatin and citric acid. Wow! You can make lollipops, gummies, sour powder, liquid candy, hard candy and so much more! Yummm!

Includes: corn syrup, gelatin, citric acid, raspberry flavor, watermelon flavor, grape flavor, 5 lollipop sticks, 2 candy molds, 1 pipette, 1 activity guide.

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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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Ages 8 and up

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 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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Ages 8 and up

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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This science kit for kids is sweet and tasty! Learn the chemistry behind ice cream making. Your t-shirt is the ice cream machine! Ice cream is ready to eat in 5 minutes! Just grab a shirt, mix up the ingredients, and twirl the shirt like a jump rope! Adult supervision required.

Includes 5 plastic bags, 1 measuring spoon, 2 pipettes, rainbow sprinkles, cocoa, strawberry syrup, vanilla syrup and instruction manual.

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Dive into the world of flying objects! Take flight lessons from bubbles. Launch and direct a glider. Propel a ripcord helicopter into the sky. Construct an air powered rocket. Learn how to make a hot air balloon and master many forms of paper airplanes.

Adult supervision required.

Includes 10 Small Straws, 8 Rubber Bands, 6 Balloons, 4 Sheets of Paper, 2 Binder Clips, 2 Large Straws, Bottle Stopper, 1 Bottle Wand, 1 Fishing Line, 1 Funnel, 1 Ping Pong Ball, 1 Glider, 1 Plastic Bottle, 1 Plastic Tubing, Ripcord Helicopter, 1Target, and 1 Activity guide.

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Ages 10 and up

This fun solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robots which include a multitude of amusing and functional movements! Easily change and rebuild the robot into different creations, from a wagging-tail dog to a running beetle, a walking crab, a surfer, a speedster to a zombie chaser and more! This educational robot kit provides unique accessories and parts that make the robot move on land or water. Best of all, these cool robots function on solar power so no batteries are needed!

Kit can be transformed into 14 robots at 2 skill levels. Level 1 includes: Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, Boat-bot, Walker-bot, Dog-bot, and Wheel-bot. Level 2 includes: Roly Poly-bot, Auto-bot, Slither-bot, Surf-bot, Zombie-bot, Crab-bot, and Row-bot.

Winner of Dr. Toy’s Best Green Toy of 2013 Award and Creative Child Magazines Top Toy of the Year 2013 Award!

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Make Wild Fizzy Drinks with Scientific Explorer! Part of an exciting new series of home science kits, based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program pioneered at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science.

Invent your own secret soda formulas. Experiment with flavours and colours. Make your sodas fizz. Conduct taste tests and market research for your sodas, then launch an ad campaign. Create flavours that taste like the ones from the big cola companies (their formulas are top secret)

Contents: Citric acid, baking soda, lime flavouring, cinnamon flavouring, vanilla flavouring, cherry flavouring, measuring scoop, sample cups, lab sheets, instruction and experiment booklet.

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Kids can now experience the fun of building their own speedy robot-inspired cars with VEX® Robotics Gear Racers by Hexbug! Gear Racers™ work by pulling back the car and the resistance lever raises to generate tension from the rubber bands.

The VEX® Robotics Gear Racers include multiple gear sets, rubber bands, wheels and all the pieces needed to build two power racers! Hexbug believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.

Includes more than 180 pieces, and instructions for 2 additional builds.

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