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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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Psychedelic! Build your own kaleidoscope and mix your magic wand to create a constantly changing visual masterpiece!

Includes kaleidoscope parts, screw top magic wand, holographic foil, glitter, micro beads, sequins, vegetable oil and easy-to-follow illustrated instructions.

Finished kaleidoscope measures approximately 6" long.

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Dive into the world of flying objects! Take flight lessons from bubbles. Launch and direct a glider. Propel a ripcord helicopter into the sky. Construct an air powered rocket. Learn how to make a hot air balloon and master many forms of paper airplanes.

Adult supervision required.

Includes 10 Small Straws, 8 Rubber Bands, 6 Balloons, 4 Sheets of Paper, 2 Binder Clips, 2 Large Straws, Bottle Stopper, 1 Bottle Wand, 1 Fishing Line, 1 Funnel, 1 Ping Pong Ball, 1 Glider, 1 Plastic Bottle, 1 Plastic Tubing, Ripcord Helicopter, 1Target, and 1 Activity guide.

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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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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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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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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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Explore the wonders of science while doing the experiments from the instructions inside the Giant Test Tube on the front. Each Super Tube contains instructions for at least three distinct science activities around the theme of the Super Tube!

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Create a tornado with 2 empty pop bottles! Fill 1 bottle 2/3 full with water and screw the Tornado Tube onto this bottle. Then attach the second plastic bottle to the other end of the Tornado Tube. Now place the connected bottles on a flat surface with the empty bottle down. Start the tornado action by grabbing the end of the full bottle and shaking it in a circular motion until a vortex forms. Your Tornado Tube provides a hands on demonstration of vortex action! Use only with plastic bottles.

Ships in assorted colours.

Requires two 2 litre bottles (NOT INCLUDED).

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Do you think you are Electric? Grab either end of the Be Amazing Energy Stick to find out! Hold the Energy Stick in your hands and see if it lights up and makes a sound. Use your body to transmit electricity or make a hand-holding chain with friends and see if you complete the circuit. It's the most "amazing" way to learn about electricity!

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This exciting kit includes a story told through two children named Rocky and Crystal, and their charming professor G.O. Stone. It’s a great way for kids to learn about fossils, minerals, earth science, and dinosaurs. As the story unfolds, children uncover rocks one at a time with the tools provided, and then identify them using the chart. Take the adventure one step further by growing your own living prehistoric creatures – Triops! These tiny pets help kids learn about animal behaviour, life cycles, suspended animation, and more!

Includes excavation tools (pic-pointed hammer and chisel), The Secrets of Pangaea Mountain book with stone identification chart, notepad with outline, tile for streaking test, safety goggles, magnifying lens, Triops grow tank, Triops eggs, adult and baby Triops food, thermos strip, pipette, instructions, and 15 real fossils and gems: dolomite, iron pyrite, lace agate, hematite, malachite, tiger’s eye, red jasper (chalcedony), obsidian, pumice, trilobite (replica), dinosaur bone, shark tooth, petrified wood, turritella, and sodalite.

Triops life cycle:

  • 24-72 hours – The microscopic Triops eggs hatch!
  • 5 days – The Triops have tiny round bodies
  • 12 days – As they grow you can see their shape (unchanged for millions of years)
  • 35 days – An adult Triops can grow up to 2 inches long!

Adult supervision required for children under 8 years old.

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Build your own prehistoric playground with the Triops Play Park! This cool set has been specially designed with three new species of Triops! Raise these little creatures in a fun environment featuring a volcano, dinosaur slide, floating raft, and more. Not only are Triops neat pets, they also teach children about animal behaviour, life cycles, suspended animation, and more!

Includes over 100 Triops eggs, tank, dome, backdrop, tree with vine, dinosaur slide, glow in the dark dinosaur bone, dinosaur eggs, floating lily pad, and floating raft.

Measures approximately 20” long x 11” wide.

Triops life cycle:

  • 24-72 hours – The microscopic Triops eggs hatch!
  • 5 days – The Triops have tiny round bodies
  • 12 days – As they grow you can see their shape (unchanged for millions of years)
  • 35 days – An adult Triops can grow up to 2 inches long!

Adult supervision required for children under 8 years old.

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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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Simple, classic summer fun! Chase butterflies around the yard, or head to the creek and see what you can scoop. This simple net is enough to full your whole summer agenda! Have fun catching all the creepy crawlies you can with this colourful catcher!

Measures approximately 20" long.

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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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Make Wild Fizzy Drinks with Scientific Explorer! Part of an exciting new series of home science kits, based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program pioneered at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science.

Invent your own secret soda formulas. Experiment with flavours and colours. Make your sodas fizz. Conduct taste tests and market research for your sodas, then launch an ad campaign. Create flavours that taste like the ones from the big cola companies (their formulas are top secret)

Contents: Citric acid, baking soda, lime flavouring, cinnamon flavouring, vanilla flavouring, cherry flavouring, measuring scoop, sample cups, lab sheets, instruction and experiment booklet.

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Kids can now experience the fun of building their own speedy robot-inspired cars with VEX® Robotics Gear Racers by Hexbug! Gear Racers™ work by pulling back the car and the resistance lever raises to generate tension from the rubber bands.

The VEX® Robotics Gear Racers include multiple gear sets, rubber bands, wheels and all the pieces needed to build two power racers! Hexbug believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.

Includes more than 180 pieces, and instructions for 2 additional builds.

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This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but also build a fully functional VEX® Robotic Arm at the same time. With four points of motion, you can use each control knob to pick up surrounding objects with the claw!

The Robotic Arm™ can raise objects up to 14 inches by twisting the "left" hand knob forward and backward. It also extends out to 10 inches by twisting the "right" hand knob forward and backward by turning the dial on the rear of the Arm will allow you to pick up many common household objects using the claw! The whole crane can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this miniature robot to perform the complex actions of its real life counterpart.

Includes more than 350 easy-snap pieces, and instructions for 2 additional builds.

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This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but also build a fully functional VEX® Orbit at the same time. By turning the rotation knob, you cause a sequence of gears to work together to revolve the Earth and Moon around the Sun! Each crank is equal to one calendar day here on Earth! You can even learn how to set the Orbit™ kit to correspond with today's date!

Includes more than 250 easy-snap pieces, and instructions for two additional builds.

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