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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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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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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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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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By National Geographic

Presenting the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that createdUltimate Weird But True, 5,000 Cool Facts About Everything treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts!

A visual feast of 1200 colourful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.

Hardcover containing 224 pages.

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You can turn an old pop can into this walking, wobbling, google-eyed robot! If you prefer, it can be transformed to become a robotic monster too. Find out that cans can be cool! Simply use one of the old pop cans you would normally send to the recycling bin for the body of your cool walking robot. Then add the different items included in this pack to make him look like a real tin robot! Included in this kit are 4 body rings, 1 short leg, 1 long leg, 2 gripper hands, 2 straw attachments, 1 toy motor with gear, screws, 4 bolts and nuts, 2 terminal caps, 1 battery casing with cover and wires, 2 moving eyes, 2 plastic feet, 1 motor/axle cover, 1 axle with gear, 1 body plate, 2 bendy straws, 2 metal wires, 2 eye base plates and detailed instructions. A cool kit that combines science with the important task of recycling!

Requires 1 AA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Also requires a small crosshead screwdriver (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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Give any room a space-age feel with this cool, colourful fiber optic light! Just turn on the colour-changing light function, then the rotation function, then place the cluster of long, fine fiber optic filaments in the silver base and watch as it spins, changing colour as it goes! A great gift for space and science enthusiasts of all ages!

Fiber optic case measure approximately 10" long, cone base measures approximately 3.5" long x 3" wide.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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A great desktop accessory! To play with the Balance Ball it’s a game of fun. If you pull up only one ball on one side, then you will only see one of them swing either to the left or right. If you pull up 2, 3 or 4 balls, you will soon see various ways of swinging. Try and see it for yourself!

Measures approximately 5"

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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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This cool kit is both an awesome science project, and a cool desktop decoration! Make a solid volcano with the mould and plaster provided, and then paint and decorate it to look like volcanic rock with lava overflowing the top. Then put baking soda and vinegar into the "crater" at the top of the volcano, and watch as an amazing eruption occurs! Your plaster volcano will really erupt with bubbly, fizzy "lava"! The eruption can be performed repeatedly, so you're sure to entertain family and friends (not to mention yourself) for hours with this bubbling, fizzing plaster volcano!

This kit contains 1 volcano mould ( 2 parts ), 2 pouches of fine quality plaster mix, 1 paint strip of 6 colours, 1 brush, 1 stirrer, 1 blister cup, 1 sheet of fun graphics for decoration, and 1 set instructions with fun facts and a recipe for the eruption.

Baking soda and vinegar are required to perform the eruption (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 4" high.

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Snap Circuits Jr. makes learning about electronics a snap! This kit comes with colour-coded, real circuit components that can be easily snapped together to create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside electronic devices. The easy-to-follow project manual includes instructions for building 130 electronic projects.

  • Build over 130 projects
  • Contains over 30 parts
  • Glow in-the-dark flying saucer
  • Colour changing LED
  • Phototranistor
  • Motor
  • Music, alarm, and space war ICs to make sounds

Requires 2 AA batteries. (NOT INCLUDED).

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This amazing kit is the perfect way to introduce children to chemistry, "The Alphabet of the Universe"! It is designed to develop an understanding of the different elements in the periodic table. Children will complete chemistry experiments designed by Dr. Penny Norman (Ph.D. in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley) that foster a deeper understanding of each element's properties and characteristics. Make rocket fuel, flame test alkali metals, pop hydrogen, form a cast with an exothermal reaction - this kit combines learning and fun, helping to develop a love of science in even young children!

This kit contains most of the components needed to complete each experiment, except for household items and food items listed in the experiment instructions. Also included is an illustrated, full colour, 40 page Chemistry Plus manual which provides experiment instructions, proton and neutron cut-outs, various periodic tables to colour in, and detailed information on each group of elements found in the periodic table. Help your child discover the exciting world of chemistry with this amazing kit!

Experiments require some common household and food items (not included).

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Turn an ordinary drive into an action-packed excursion, complete with 3X magnification and night-vision LED lights! Get an up-close view of rough terrain like grass, dirt, or carpet, Study captivating critters like ants and spiders – day or night! Roll the Science Utility Vehicle over the subject you'd like to study, push down on the handles to reveal the magnifier, and see what you can find! Activate the lights for an even clearer view.

Features:

  • 2 LEDs: white light for daytime, and red night-vision light
  • Steering wheel and tires that turn
  • 3X magnifier

Vehicle measures approximately 8" long x 6" wide x 4" tall.

Requires 2 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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Kids, and adults, alike, will be hooked after peering through this super-powered microscope! Commonly found items, such as newspapers, pencil strokes, flower petals, bugs, and even clothing fibers, look amazingly detailed when magnified 40 times their normal size. There's no limit to what can be explored: Use the stand to view prepared slides, or remove the microscope from the stand and head outdoors!

  • Includes:
  • 4-inch 40X microscope
  • microscope stand
  • four prepared slides + two blank slides
  • tweezers and dropper
  • two collection vials
  • outdoor carrying case
  • lanyard with microscope clip
  • 32-page fully illustrated book
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Grow a beautiful crystal geode, a hollow rock with crystals inside it, by first molding a plaster shell and then filling it with a crystal-forming solution. Learn about geological crystal formations.

The Spark series by Thames & Kosmos features fun and educational science experiments, science in a flash!

Includes 8 page manual, and 1 experiment.

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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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A fun, all-natural, do it yourself kit that makes bath fizzies. Bath time is much more fun when the little ones can watch their handmade creations fizz around the tub!

Let the fun bubble to the surface with this natural Bath Fizzie kit. Mix the all natural “Secret Formula” with the naturally derived fragrances and soothing Witch Hazel to make fun shaped bath fizzies for tickly, effervescent fun in the bath.

Makes 8 bath fizzies.

 

Includes 2 pouches Fizzie Secret Formula (7 oz./100g each), Witch Hazel (1 fl. oz/30ml), 2 fragrances (0.07 fl. oz/2ml each), 1 silicone mould, 1 mixing spoon, 1 measuring cup, and 1 instruction manual.

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