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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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Discover how a combustion engine works by building your very own working model. Using the simplified instructions, piece together over 100 parts to build an engine with movement and lights.

This fantastic engine is a marvelous and fun way to learn all about how an internal combustion engine works. First the engine 'starts up' and then it runs 'firing' to show how the combusting fuel and air drives the pistons down to make the crankshaft turn.

  • No paints or glue required!
  • Lights imitate sparks!
  • Motorized fan really spins!

Includes screwdriver.

Contains more than 100 pieces.

Built model measures approximately 9.5" long, and 8.5" high.

Requires 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 8 and up

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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Build an FM radio that really works!

Designed by a company that was founded over 30 years ago by a pair of engineers, all Snap Circuits parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease - which means that children as young as eight can benefit from Snap Circuits. An added bonus: no tools are required for Snap Circuits play, which means children can get to "work" as soon as they open the box. With Snap Circuits your children will see that learning about electronics is a snap!

Kit includes 4 projects, and the new flexible mini base grid (measures approximately 7.7" long x 5.5" wide.)

Requires 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Measure, mix, and concoct icky-sticky goo like a real mad scientist with this one-of-a-kind laboratory kit. The motorized Slime-O-Nator makes your slimy concoctions appear to grow, dance, and mutate. Use the slime poker to stretch and bend your slime. Like all SmartLab toys, this goo-fy kit features projects that teach the science behind the fun. The 16-page lab book includes 20 slippery activities that use common household ingredients.

Components:

  • Slime-O-Nator

  • Graduated cylinder
  • Slime poker
  • Goop Scoop measuring spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Dropper
  • 16-page book

Requires 4 AA batteries (Batteries Not Included)

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Ages 8 and up

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, being 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.

 

This VEX Robotics 4 In 1 Kit includes more than 650 pieces - everything a young HEXBUG engineer needs to build a giant Ant, Scarab, Spider, Strandbeast, or one of their very own creations! With this kit, kids will learn about how the motors, sensors, gears and the robot’s brain work together to communicate with the controller and bring the robot to life.

 

To program the robots, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine which behaviors make most sense for each robot. There are a total of 64 possible programming variations 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 650 pieces.

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

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Learn about the science behind magic by doing more than thirty activities!

  • Make water disappear
  • Read your audience's mind
  • Learn how to stretch a banana

Kit includes: printed cards, small envelopes, large printed envelopes, paper cups, plastic bottles, water gel, clear spheres, giant test tube with lid, magic wand, marble, true colour tablets, plastic bag pencils, wooden chopsticks, clear plastic cup, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide x 3" high x 7.5" long.

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Ages 8 and up

This kit is a collection of amazing experiments contained in five unbreakable test tubes. Each test tube features up to three cool activities and lots of science learning fun.

The test tubes in this kit contain:

  • Insta-Snow® - Make a blizzard in a test tube instantly!
  • Magic Sand - Experiment with amazing, colourful, waterproof sand
  • Energy Beads - Use the sun to make these incredible beads chance colour
  • Growing Dino - Grow a squishy dinosaur in a test tube simply by adding water
  • Rainbow Tube - Grow squishy jelly crystals and use them to trap a rainbow in a tube

The test tubes can be used again and again after the experiments are done. Your kit contains a list of experiment ideas to get you started.

Kit includes: 5 giant, plastic test tubes with lids, 1 plastic test tube holder, 7g Water Gel™ , 10g Superabsorbent Crystals, 7g Insta-Snow® powder, 3 True Colors™ Fizzing Tablets, 25g Magic Sand, 12 UV Energy Beads, 1 Growing Dinosaur, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide X 3" high X 7.5" long.

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Ages 8 and up

This fun chemistry set will teach children what causes objects to glow in the dark with more than 15 activities.

  • Make your own batch of glowing slime
  • Grow atomic worms instantly
  • Turn long polymers into liquid light
  • Explore the science of things that glow!

Kit includes: Slime Goo Activator, Shaker Cup, Atomic Slime, UV Light, Plastic Scoop, Worm Activator, Atomic Worm Goo, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide x 3" high x 7.5" long.

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Ages 8 and up

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 create the VEX Robotics Ant, young Hexbug engineers start by assembling the six red wheels and attaching the motors and the wheels to the ant’s core. Once the base is in place, the brain and sensors are connected and the bright red body pieces are attached to give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Ant! Final steps include wiring the brain to the dual bump sensors and the two motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic ant, 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 variations 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

Assembled Hexbug VEX Ant measures approximately 18" long x 6.75" wide x 4" tall.

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

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Ages 6 and up

Aqua Dragons are Live acuatic creatures which you will hatch and bring to life in the underwater world tank. Aqua Dragons are three eyed, long tailed gracious funny little swimming animals from the crustacea family, thats eggs can be preserved in salt for long periods of time and hatched again one introduced into water! Caring for your Aqua Dragons you will see them eat, play, grow and learn about the differences between males and females and even how they reproduce.

This kit includes all you ned to get started (except the 400ml tank. You can use any fishbowl or tank, with 400ml of water only in it to hatch and grow the Aqua Dragons)

Includes: Aqua Dragons eggs, Aqua Dragons food, feeding spoon, pipette, and instructions in Spanish, French and English.

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Ages 6 and up

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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Ages 8 and up

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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Ages 7 and up

Teach principles of electricity and conductivity with this Energy Ball from Safari Ltd®.

The Energy Ball glows and emits sound when its contacts are touched, which safely completes a circuit and provides an educational and fun lesson on how electric current flows.

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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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Ages 8 and up

Assemble a smart robotic crab which can detect the edges of any platform and make swift turns to avoid falling off. Turn it on, put it on the table, and watch it perform stunning acrobatics!

Includes: 8 legs, 1 transparent cover, 1 chassis with motor installed, 1 washer screw, 2 screws, 1 battery case, 2 claws, 2 axles, 2 gears, 1 metal wire antenna, and 2 terminal caps.

Requires 1 x 1.5V “AA” battery.

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Get sleuthing! The Nancy B Crime Solver Scope is the perfect tool for investigating everyday mysteries from counterfeit-money detection to identifying the crumbs under your couch cushions! You can even create a friends and family fingerprint photo album! The Crime Solver Scope also transforms into a telescope for sleuthing from afar.

Includes: Combo 5x telescope/15x microscope and 22-page activity journal.

Crime solver scope measures approximately 8.75” long and 1” wide.

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Ages 6 and up

This multifunctional didactic instrument contains all you need for a great adventure outdoors!

Includes: 1 Optic Wonder Plus featuring, binoculars magnifying glass, compass, magnifying mirror and observation plane, mirror for signals and stereoscopic viewer.

Each sold separately.

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours, according to availability.

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Defy gravity with the Light Up UFO Gyroscope! This didactic precision instrument challenges the force of gravity by remaining balanced in any position. The gyroscope is equipped with a LED lighting system to create an awesome lightshow as you play!

Includes: Gyroscope and cord.

Requires 2 LR44 batteries (Included).

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Grab your binoculars and get outside! From bird find-its and ecosystem challenges to creative writing and drawing exercises, the Nancy B. Binoculars and Wildlife Activity Journal set are the perfect tools for true nature lovers.

Includes: 4x magnification binoculars with adjustable eyepieces, 30mm optics, center-focusing knob, built in compass, rubber eye cups, rubber body grip, handy breakaway strap, and a 22-page journal packed with nature activities.

Binocular measures approximately 4” long and 4.5” wide.

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