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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 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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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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  $22.99
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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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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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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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The world’s top astronomers got started with a telescope just like this one — and so will you. A quality refracting telescope for land or sky viewing. Perfect for observing Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon and land objects. A first look at the rings of Saturn or the craters of the Moon can inspire a lifetime of exploration. Go to any star party anywhere in the world and you’ll see more Meade telescopes than any other. Features include:

  • Slow motion controls on both axes find and track objects easily with precision controls
  • Includes red dot projection view finder for easy acquisition of guide stars while star- hopping for celestial targets
  • Heavy-duty steel tube tripod provides a rock solid platform for viewing
  • Comes with AutoStar Suite™ Astronomer Edition Software on DVD

AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software will help you learn the night sky. It displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing sessions. It operates on any Windows® based PC. It also includes Instructional Videos. You’ll be up and running in no time. The universe is waiting!

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Turn this plastic mason-style jar into your own little habitat with real plants and tiny figurines! Add dimension to your garden with translucent and glow-in-the-dark stickers – hold it up to the light and watch the fireflies glow!

Includes: An approximately 5” tall and 3.25” wide jar, decorative lid, potting mix, organic chia and wheat grass seeds, garden figurines, decorative sand, river stones and a plant mister.

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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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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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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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Ages 8 and up

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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  $49.95
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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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Ages 8 and up

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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Build and power a robot that requires no batteries! This Green Science kit is a fun and hands-on experiment that helps you discover the possibilities of alternate energy resources. With just a drop of salt water your robot will roll along the floor!

Includes: 2 complete charcoal battery kits (each kit can power the robot for approximately 60 minutes of play time), required materials and detailed instructions.

Robot measures approximately 3" high x 2.25" wide x 2" long. (when assembled).

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Ages 5 and up

Take a look to the sky and see into space with the Explorer Telescope! This telescope is a perfect first-time telescope for any kid wanting to see more than ever before!

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

Magnification is 15x.

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