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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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Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution and with the latest CGI technology, the Knowledge Encyclopedia is a bold new approach to family reference using 3-D rendered images to explore the wonders of the world in unprecedented detail.

Divided into six chapters — Space, Earth, Nature, Human Body, Science & Technology, and History & Culture, plus a reference section — a wide range of topics come to life. Illustrated with fascinating facts, maps, timelines, and graphics, the Knowledge Encyclopedia makes complex subjects easy to understand and is the perfect resource for kids, whether to help with homework or to pique their curiosity.

Hardcover containing 360 pages.

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Roll it forward and it rolls right back! Discover the science behind potential energy. Fifteen pieces of strong cardboard, a rubber band, a metal weight, and a small plastic cinch all build into a most fascinating example of energy conversion. Follow along with the included building guide to piece it all together. Then push it forward and you'll see how it creates reverse potential energy as it turns and then converts it into motion to bring it back to you! Simple cardboard and scientific learning come together into something amazing with the Koontz Boomerang Wheel.

Includes all cardboard pieces to build wheel, metal weight, rubber band, cinch, and instructions.

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Uncover the secret of an ancient puzzle that we still use today! Following the step-by-step building guide, start piecing together the fourteen cardboard pieces to discover the inner workings of a technology that dates back to the Roman Empire. Then, once you've found the secret and locked it all up, see if your friends have what it takes to crack the code and release the ring. It might be made of nothing but cardboard, but it's sure to stump them every time! Discover how "old" doesn't necessarily mean "dumb" with the fascinating and eco-friendly Koontz Combination Lock building kit.

Contains 14 cardboard pieces, and instructions.

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Travel back to prehistoric times as you dig and excavate the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex with this cool kit! Included are a plaster block and a specially designed digging tool to help you excavate the skeleton. Both fun and educational, this archaeological kit is sure to delight any budding paleontologist!

Model measures approximately 7.5" long.

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With the Backyard Safari Magnifying Glass you can get it a lot closer! The 3″ lens, allows you to see creatures at 4 times magnification. Features a contoured handle for easy grip, and a hanging loop with carabiner so it’s always nearby when you need it. Use it indoors and out.

Whether your safari takes place in the park, at the campground, on the beach or in your own backyard, you’ll be geared up and ready for action!

Measures approximately 9" long x 6" wide.

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Observe wild critters up close with the Critter Jar! It comes with a built-in night light with five blinking, flashing light patterns specifically designed to attract all sorts of nighttime critters, and a cricket signal.

Whether your safari takes place in the park, at the campground, on the beach or in your own backyard, you’ll be geared up and ready for action!

Measures approximately 6" tall x 3.25" in diameter.

Requires 3 button cell batteries ("Try Me" batteries included).

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Recycle an empty bottle (not included) to construct this battery-operated tornado-maker! Create a terrific tornado on your table top, and experience the mighty power of this natural phenomenon! 4M science and art kits appeal to a wide variety of unique interests and give children the tools needed to explore those interests scientifically and artistically.

Tornado maker measures approximately 4.25” long.

Requires 2 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Bundle it Up! Purchase together with the Ready, Set, Draw…Dinosaurs! Activity Book



Build this surprising pool of quicksand! Experience the mystic power of watching dinosaur skeletons sink slowly beneath the sands. Have even more fun unearthing them later for assembly. Or make the volcano erupt and create a prehistoric diorama!

Includes a paper diorama set with mini paper display, plastic volcano and quicksand pool, sand bags, gripper, T-rex skeleton set, dinosaur figurines, paint and paintbrush, and detailed instructions.

Also needed but not provided: corn starch, mixing bowl, teaspoon, stirring spoon, dishwashing liquid, vinegar, baking soda, red food colouring, water, and old newspaper.

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Be a young mechanical engineer! Learn how the motor works by exploring important mechanisms like pivots, linkages and levers. Connect the circuit to build this amazing Race Car with a sturdy, lightweight and colourful body. Make it your very first project in mechanical science!

Includes a set of pre-cut colourful foam boards, a set of plastic cases, gears and wheels, a motor, a screw, stickers and detailed instructions.

Also needed but not provided: a cross-head screwdriver.

Requires 2 AA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Construct this easy-to-build Insectoid! Discover the mechanisms behind robotic movement. It crawls, wriggles and walks!

Contains Body cover, body, leg link connector, motor with gear, large gear with crank, small gear, 2 terminal caps, 3 connecting caps, 2 washer screws, 9 screws, battery cover, short leg link, long leg link, 2 antennas, front leg, back leg and detailed instructions.

Also needed but not provided: a cross-head screwdriver.

Measures approximately 6.75” long (not including antennae).

Requires 1 AAA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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  • Build five models including a helicopter, solar-bot, moon rover, stag beetle, and praying mantis
  • Learn about harnessing and using solar power
  • Experiment with motors, gears, and simple machines

In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells.

By building five awesome models and conducting experiments with them, learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. Start with a simple helicopter model that converts sunlight into a rotating motion and demonstrates the basics of solar technology.

Build models of: a solar-bot, or a moon rover, or a stag beetle. Finally, build a cool praying mantis model that moves like an insect and is powered by a solar cell! The models can also be powered by a battery (sold separately), allowing operation in all lighting conditions.

Includes 138 parts, which are compatible with other Thames & Kosmos physics and engineering kits, and 48-page book with illustrated step-by-step instructions for the projects.

Compatible with one rechargeable AA battery (not required, sold separately).

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Is it magic or is it science? Be the judge yourself as you perform a variety of "tricks" using common, everyday objects. From gravity to mathematics, you'll discover that magic is all about science! Contains 1 specially designed screw cap, 2 straws, 1 plastic cup, 1 suction tube, 3 metal washers, 1 mini U shape magnet, 3 mini plastic boats, 2 glow marbles, 4 paper clips, 2 long paper strips, 1 printed paper leaflet, 1 printer card board, 1 adhesive tab, 1 plastic bag, 1 rubber band, and a 24 page instruction booklet with fun explanations. With over 20 cool tricks to try, this kit is the perfect way to combine science and magic for endless fun!

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Learn about the constellations as you create your very own night sky dome! Punch holes onto the night sky domes, fold them and build them into a dome shape. Then insert the lamp provided to project a night sky full of constellations in your bedroom! This kit contains night sky domes of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, 1 one-touch lamp, 2 strips of card, 2 dome stands, strips of adhesive tape and detailed instructions including star charts of both Hemispheres. All constellations are printed in English. See what a night sky in both hemispheres looks like with this cool kit from 4M!

Requires 4 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Approved and recommended by the London Science Museum.

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Want to help kids understand chemistry, biology and more? A dose of gross helps science make sense! Did you know snot keeps your lungs clean? Or that some bullfrogs are cannibals? Learn this and more as you travel around the game board answering queasy questions. Land on a Gross-Out space, and you may have to check another player for toe jam or describe the last time you threw up! Every time you answer a question or complete a Gross-Out, stretch your slime on the score line. Stretch it to 10 and complete a Lab Experiment to win the game! Full of action and information, it’s an educational game they’ll actually enjoy. Includes a game board, 110 Question cards, 50 Gross-Out cards, 30 Lab cards, a die and a jar of slime.

For 2 - 4 players

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Grow your own colourful crystal in the container provided with this kit from 4M. It’s a fun, sparkling chemistry experiment that everyone will enjoy! No two crystals grow in the same way, so every child will have their own, unique result!

Includes one kit.

Contains 1 large bag with crystal base compound, 1 small bag colour seeding mixture, 1 clear container with cover, 1 spoon, and detailed instructions.

Each sold separately. Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours.

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Learn how to trigger an enormous geyser by dropping MENTOS chewy mints into a bottle of soda using the Geyser Tube

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Launch micro rockets that fly up to 20 feet, a rocket racer that speeds across the floor, and gliders that soar across the sky. Discover the Newtonian rocket science behind 3..2..1.. Blast Off!

Includes: 1 bellows, base, exhaust, pipe, pipe stand, racer body, racer base with front wheels, racer body stickers, paper glider, 1 single-finned rocket, 2 3-finned rockets, and 2 rocket body stickers.

Glider measures approximately 6” long.

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This fun solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robots which include a multitude of amusing and functional movements! Easily change and rebuild the robot into different creations, from a wagging-tail dog to a running beetle, a walking crab, a surfer, a speedster to a zombie chaser and more! This educational robot kit provides unique accessories and parts that make the robot move on land or water. Best of all, these cool robots function on solar power so no batteries are needed!

Kit can be transformed into 14 robots at 2 skill levels. Level 1 includes: Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, Boat-bot, Walker-bot, Dog-bot, and Wheel-bot. Level 2 includes: Roly Poly-bot, Auto-bot, Slither-bot, Surf-bot, Zombie-bot, Crab-bot, and Row-bot.

Winner of Dr. Toy’s Best Green Toy of 2013 Award and Creative Child Magazines Top Toy of the Year 2013 Award!

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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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Bundle it Up! Purchase together with the 4M Kidz Labs Diving Octopus



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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