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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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Experience the galaxy inside your room like never before! Set the LED-powered planetarium on the three-foot-tall stand for an uninterrupted 360-degree view. Glow-in-the-dark star maps allow young astronomers to track 28 constellations in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres without a pesky flashlight.

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  • Planetarium (includes Northern and Southern Hemispheres)
  • Double-sided glow-in-the-dark star maps
  • 3-foot-tall stand with glowing zodiac constellations
  • 8-page book

Requires 3 AA Batteries (Not Included)

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Make a pencil float in midair, engineer a personal transporter using the principle of the maglev train, construct a metal sculpture that defies gravity or a random motion machine which swings unpredictably, and more. All 7 projects in 1! It's amazing!

Includes: graphic template (compass, earth, and spaceman), thin rod with ring, hexagonal rod, round rod, sticker, UFO body, string, pointer, copper washer, 10 nuts, 7 ring magnets, 1 enclosure, 1 divider, 1 weighing pan, string attachment, axle, support arm, baseplate and detailed instruction.

Adhesive tape required(sold separately).

Robot measures approximately 7.5” tall x 5.5” wide.

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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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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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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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Flying has always been a dream of humans, and Leonardo's fascination with birds and flight was evident in his studies of birds and different human powered flying machines. His Ornithopter design has captured the imagination of people for generations, and this kit has combined his cool flying machine with one of his bevel gear designs to make a neat working model with flapping wings and a pilot with moving arms and legs! This kit has everything you need to build Leonardo de Vinci’s Wooden Ornithopter!

Includes pre-cut pieces ready to assemble, glue and easy to understand instructions.

Completed model measures approximately 17” long x 23” wide x 12” tall.

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The robotic creature that glides at your control! 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!

Ships in assorted colours and styles.

Requires 5 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries (included).

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The Salt Water Fuel Cell Spider Kit adopts the concept of an environmentally friendly fuel cell. The kit teaches children new forms of clean energy. Be amazed that by just adding a few drops of salt water the spider will come alive and scurry along!

All materials used in this kit are environmentally safe and clean. Further, there are no toxic substances or disposal concerns.

Includes: robot spider, dropper, 3 magnesium metal sheets, and educational instructions.

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Learn about renewable resources while you build a wind-powered generator to energize your electric vehicle and charge your rechargeable batteries!

The wind spins the turbine, which turns an electric generator, which in turn charges your rechargeable AA batteries (not included). You can then use those wind-charged batteries to power the model vehicles you build. The six models include a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, race car, or tricycle.

This kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experiments. You can adjust the angle and number of wind turbine blades to make best use of the wind, to make the LED light up brightly, and to charge the rechargeable battery as fast as possible.

A great gift for young scientists who are ready for a hands-on way of learning about wind energy!

Explore this amazing, free source of renewable energy and store the electricity you generate for use in practical applications!

Requires 1 rechargable AA battery (not included.)

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This complete science kit is a perfect introduction to the principals of physics! By building 12 models uncover the fundamental ideas of mechanical physics including pulleys, lever arms, wheels, centripetal and centrifugal force and gears.

Physics Discovery brings these ideas to life with experiments and the 32 page illustrated guide as well as the dozens of parts used to create a catapult, elevator, moving picture machine, motor and more!

The included parts are compatible with all of the Thames & Kosmos Physics kits.

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Use these colourful planet models to turn your room into a glow in the dark solar system! Included are 9 planets, specially designed to be hung from the ceiling; perfect for decorating bedrooms, playrooms, classrooms and more! Glow in the Dark 3-D Planets also boast an incredibly long-lasting glow, so your solar system is sure to keep shining for years to come. A perfect gift for outer-space enthusiasts of all ages!

Includes: 9 colourful glow in the dark planets, 25 feet of string and adhesive putty.

Saturn measures approximately 2" in diameter.

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Build a moving car that runs on salt water! There are no batteries required to run this environmentally-friendly fuel cell vehicle. Just add salt water to race a cool salt water-powered car with a removable fuel cell module. Have fun learning about the science of alternative energy!

Tools you may need include: slotted screwdriver, diagonal cutter, cup, salt and stir stick (not included).

Measures approximately 3" long.

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Wow! Astound your friends and family with this gravity-defying toy bird! Place the beak of the bird onto practically any object and it will balance on its own; give it a tap and it will even spin on your fingertip or pencil! Just like magic!

Wingspan measures approximately 7.5"

Ships in randomly selected assorted colours.

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It was Newton who said that every action has an equal and opposite reaction - see this law of physics come to life in this classic toy! Newton's Cradle is a metal frame with five metal balls suspended from it with thin wire. Pull back the ball on the end of the line, and then let it go - watch as one ball is knocked out of line on the opposite end as the first ball collides with the rest in the middle! Try it with two, or three, or more - the same number of balls as you set in motion will continue to be knocked out of line at each end! This fascinating toy is sure to entertain for hours, and is the perfect size for any desk, at home or at school (at work, too!). A great gift topper or loot-bag addition!

Measures approximately 2.5" long x 2.25" wide x 2.75" high.

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Blast 100 feet into the air with this revolutionary Meteor Rocket and its patented baking soda fueling system that has thrilled thousands upon thousands of kids across the world. This unique rocket is an adventure unlike any other. The Meteor is a science experience kids will never forget. Go for a new altitude record by varying the proportions of baking soda and vinegar, try balsamic vinegar to see if it gives an extra "kick" to the fuel, and change the fuselage length to test flight characteristics. Chemistry and physics will never be the same! You can use the rocket again and again - just refill the fuel! The baking soda and vinegar formula starts a chemical reaction inside the patented fueling module, creating enormous power that blasts the Meteor over 100 feet into the sky. Ready? Set? Blast off! There's nothing else like it!

Includes 1 plastic bottle, 3 balsa wood pieces, 1 sheet fin template, 1 precut clear tubing, 1 nose cone, 10 in. of weather stripping, 2 pieces red plastic film, 1 piece silver duralar, 1 fueling module, 1 fin holder, instruction booklet.

Measures approximately 17" tall.

Multi-award winning toy! Voted in the 100 Best Children's Vacation Products by Dr Toy, Recommended by Parent's Choice, and among the top 32 Toys of The Year from Family Life Magazine!

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This cool kit is both environmentally friendly and full of scientific fun! Construct your solar rover using the detailed instructions included, place it outdoors on a sunny day and watch it zip along. No batteries are required! The Solar Rover's solar panel turns sunlight into electricity that runs the motor. Recycle a pop can to make your solar rover unique! Included are 1 chassis with rear axle in place, 1 front axle, 4 wheels, 1 motor with wire and worm gear installed, 1 motor cover, 1 set of solar panel support arm components (1 base joint, 1 short arm section, 1 long arm section and 1 top joint), 1 solar panel holder, 2 reflector panels, 1 transparent chassis body, 2 terminal caps, 1 long screw, 2 short screws, 1 adhesive foam, 2 reflective stickers, and 1 detailed set of instructions. You can use the rover indoors as well as out (however it works best outdoors under direct sunlight). It's a science project that's green as well as fun!

Also requires 1 empty pop can and a small crosshead screwdriver for assembly (NOT INCLUDED).

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See what kinds of things your magnets will pick up! Try paper clips, coins, keys, pins, nails, pens or aluminum foil. Which of these items are attracted to your magnets? Whatever is attracted to your magnets probably contains iron. The N and S on the ends of the horseshoe magnets stand for North Pole and South Pole. Every magnet has at least two poles, a North and a South. Experiment with your other magnets by holding them up to each end of the horseshoe magnets. Opposite poles attract or pull together. Like poles repel or push apart. Learn so much about magnets with this 24-piece kit!

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Transform your ceiling into a starry sky! This kit comes with 150 stars in a galaxy of sizes and safe, re-usable adhesive putty. A star chart is included, so you can create classic constellations or make your own astronomical arrangements. Whatever twinkles your star! A special phosphorescent formula gives these glow in the dark stars a life that's almost as long as the real thing: they're rechargeable so they won't wear out. Just expose them to light and they're ready to glisten once more. Make great scenes with your glow in the dark stars!

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Transform your ceiling or wall into a universe complete with glowing galaxies and dazzling constellations! These celestial products out-glow all others thanks to the Glomonite formula! The different sized stars are invisible on a white ceiling by day and glow brightly at night.

Includes: 50 glow in the dark stars and adhesive putty

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