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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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My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope is the perfect, complete starter microscope kit for your junior scientist!

This award winning microscope can function either as a biological microscope, shining light from under a specimen on a slide or as a dissecting microscope to view solid objects with a light shining down onto the specimen. Cordless battery power makes this amazing microscope portable for field study and the included 50 piece accessory kit allows explorers to get started right away in discovering the world around them!

A functional addition along with your science kits and books that will be your "at home" advantage through many years of science fairs, projects and classes. A genuine microscope that encourages a hands-on interest in science and is educational and fun. Preparing slides for a project or just finding out what your own hair looks like magnified, this microscope can get the job done!

Includes:

  • 1 duo-scope microscope (with 10X eyepiece; 4X, 10X, 40X objectives; 40X, 100X, 400X magnification; real optical glass lenses; dual focusing knobs; 2 LED lights; 6 hole disc diaphragm)
  • 5 plastic slides
  • concavity (well) slide
  • 4 prepared slides
  • cover glass
  • plastic dropper
  • 2 bottles of stain
  • slide labels
  • lens paper
  • forceps
  • scalpel
  • plastic test tube
  • plastic Petri dish
  • straight teasing needle
  • instruction manual and helpful hints

Requires 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of Creative Child Magazine's 2007 Top Toy of the Year Award.

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Strandbeast, young innovators start by constructing each half of the base and attaching a motor to both sides. Once the base system and the eight legs are in place, it’s time to bring the strandbeast to life by wiring the brain to the LED module, distance sensors, and motors using snap connectors, and then attaching the brain to the body. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright blue leg pieces that illustrate this complex robot’s graceful, smooth-walking stride.

To program the robotic strandbeast, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous mode that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Built product measures approximately 12.5” long, 14” wide, and 10” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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The SmartLab ReCon 6.0 is an awesome toy, programmable robot, and learning tool - all in one! Program your Rover to navigate specified courses and send it on all types of missions, like: delivering a treat to a pet, surprising a family member with a personalized message, guarding a bedroom, or just doing a dance!

The spiral-bound Owner's Manual contains everything from guided projects to advanced operating techniques to get your Rover rolling! This cleverly crafted guide concludes with room for taking notes and charting your own adventures. Best of all, the ReCon 6.0 is independently programmable, so no computer access is required!

Includes: Programmable Rover robot and 48-page, full-colour Owner's Manual.

Requires 3 C batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of the 2011 Parents Magazine Best Toy Award, 2011 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Award, 2011 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award, 2011 Great Schools Golden Apple Award and 2011 Best Electronic Toy Award from Bestcovery.

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized Hexbug and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Scarab, young Hexbug engineers start by constructing the base chassis and assembling the six green legs. Once the chassis is in place, the brain and motors are connected to the bottom of the base, and the legs are attached. Next steps include building the outer body shell and then wiring the brain to the sensors and motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic scarab, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 250 snap together pieces.

Build product measures approximately 16” long, 15 wide and 7” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Be ready for the next big comet with Celestron’s special-edition Cometron FirstScope, a compact, lightweight telescope that’s perfect for beginners looking to experience the magic of a dazzling comet, planet, or nebula. This tabletop Dobsonian-style telescope includes a spherical mirror with a generous 76mm of aperture. The Cometron FirstScope provides bright, sharp views of comets and other celestial objects, and renders the Moon’s mountains and craters in crisp detail. And thanks to its wide field of view, you’ll be able to observe the brightest part of the comet and its tail or favorite deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.

The Cometron FirstScope includes neat features like 2 Kellner eyepieces and a 5x24 finderscope. Plus weighing just 4.3 pounds, the Cometron FirstScope is a tabletop telescope that you can take on all your outdoor adventures. It’s also stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk.

Aperture measures approximately 76 mm and focal length is approximately 300 mm.

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This multiple award-winning kit features some of the latest innovations in alternative energy, put to use in over 125 projects kids can make using safe, easy-building Snap Circuits! Using the hand-crank dynamo, solar panel, and wind turbine, kids will: light up an LED, power a clock, charge a rechargeable battery (included), run a small radio, measure the energy created on an analog meter, and much more! This Snap Circuits Green Edition Kit includes instructions for many other projects. Parts are compatible with other Snap Circuits sets.

Contains over 40 parts, including:

  • Hand Crank
  • Solar Cell
  • FM Radio
  • Energy Compartment
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Windmill
  • Clock
  • Analog Meter
  • 100 page, full-colour manual
  • Separate educational manual explaining all the forms of environmentally friendly energy

Winner of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association's 2009 Best Toys for Kids Award and Doctor Toy's Green Toy Company Award.

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In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. Solar energy directly powers photovoltaic cells and thermal collectors. Indirectly, we get power from plants grown by the sun, oceans heated by the sun, and the Earths' weather systems sustained by the sun. Even the energy stored in fossil fuels originated as energy from the sun, captured by plants and animals millions of years ago. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells.

By building 12 models and conducting 30 experiments, you will learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. You will build different types of vehicles and machines to demonstrate how gears can convert and transform power for different needs. There are 320 parts, which are also compatible with the other kits in our Physics line. The 64-page book offers illustrated instructions for the projects. Developed with Greenpeace; in Germany.

Build 12 models, including a solar-powered tractor, truck, treaded vehicle, car, elevator, drawbridge, fan, airplane, mobile crane and construction crane. Learn about harnessing and using solar power and about motors and simple machines.

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Physics can be lots of fun to learn. The science of matter and energy can be explained and understood easily with hands-on interactive fun like you'll find in this kit. Not only is it great for learning physics, but it's an introduction to mechanics because you're assembling simple and compound machines! You'll be able to do tons with all the models in this kit, you'll build a wind power generator, crane, pendulum clock, sail car, mars robot, pin ball game, hammer machine, centrifuge, force scale, and dozens of other models! Read about amazing real-world applications for physics, learn and understand the most fundamental physics equations, and have fun with all the gears, levers, screws, inclined planes, pulleys, wheels and axles.

Includes a 64 page book, 36 building projects, 37 experiments, and 305 pieces to do it all with. Explanations of all the projects and experiments are done in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner.

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What brilliant treasure is hiding inside that small bit of agate? A stunning tiger's eye or a gleaming quartz gem? The Rock Tumbler uncovers the secrets of ordinary rocks revealing amazing colours and patterns with a glass-like finish!

Rock Tumbler and Craft Starter Set Includes:

  • 8 oz. Gemstone rocks
  • 2 Bags of Step 1 Coarse-Grind Powder
  • 2 Bags of Step 2 Fine-Grind Powder
  • 2 Bags of Step 3 Polishing Powder
  • 2 Bags of Step 4 Final Polishing Powder
  • 3 Key Chains
  • 12 Setting holders in three styles
  • Glue
  • 1 18" Silver tone necklace chain
  • 4 Adjustable rings
  • 3 Pairs hanging earring wires
  • 12 Jump Ring Connectors

Polish rocks for your own collection or make crafts or jewelry for your family and friends. Just polish your favourite stones and let your imagination run wild!

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Have fun building your own RC Snap Rover using the colourful Snap Circuits parts that come with this electronics kit! All parts snap together with ease. Once completed, you will be able to navigate your surroundings with the easy to use remote control. Includes over 30 snap circuits parts, remote control and full-colour assembly manual.

Features include:

  • Multi-function, wireless remote control
  • Left and right turning control
  • Full-colour assembly manual with over 20 projects
  • Over 30 parts
  • Ability to race up to 3 Rovers at the same time (each sold separately)
  • Headlight and red and blue side lights for covert night missions
  • Sound Fx
  • Colourful moving gears

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Now music and light are part of the exciting and educational world of Elenco Snap Circuits! Connect any MP3 player (sold separately) and enjoy the lights changing to the beat of your music! The strobe light amazes with spinning patterns and visual effects.

Colourful, easy to follow instruction guide is included, along with over 55 parts. Easily snap together the plastic modules to build more than 175 configurations - no tools required! Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about circuits.

Includes:

  • Infrared Detector
  • Spinning Patterns Strobe Light
  • Color Changing LED
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Flying Fan
  • Strobe Integrated Circuit (IC)
  • Fibre Optic Light
  • Colour organ controlled by MP3 player (sold separately), voice or finger
  • Instructions

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Requires 4 AA batteries. (NOT INCLUDED).

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Have fun learning all about electronics with this kit that builds 300 exciting project! Award-winning Electronic Snap Circuits feature easy to identify colour coded parts that make building a snap! Elenco Electronic Snap Circuits contains over 60 parts and includes instructions for over 300 projects, including: an AM radio, a burglar alarm, an amplified musical bell, a fan, and much more. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics!

Measures approximately 13.5" long x 19" wide x 2" high.

Requires 4 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Named one of Doctor Toy's 100 Best Children's products!

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Builds 500 exciting projects and have fun learning all about electronics with this Elenco Snap Circuits Pro kit! Award-winning Electronic Snap Circuits feature easy to identify colour-coded parts. Projects are a snap to put together! Includes over 75 parts and includes instructions for over 500 projects, such as: an AC generator, a digitally tuned FM radio, a photo relay, and so much more! Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics!

Measures approximately 20" long x 15" high by 2" wide.

Requires 4 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colourful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To construct the VEX Robotics Spider, young innovators start by building the drive column, and then work to attach the six orange legs. Once the base and the legs are in place, it’s time to bring the spider to life by attaching the motors, distance sensor, LED module and brain using snap connectors. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright orange body pieces that give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Spider!

To program the robotic spider, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how the spider reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 350 snap together pieces.

Built product measures approximately 11.5” long x 11.5” wide x 11” tall.

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