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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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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Strandbeast, young innovators start by constructing each half of the base and attaching a motor to both sides. Once the base system and the eight legs are in place, it’s time to bring the strandbeast to life by wiring the brain to the LED module, distance sensors, and motors using snap connectors, and then attaching the brain to the body. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright blue leg pieces that illustrate this complex robot’s graceful, smooth-walking stride.

To program the robotic strandbeast, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous mode that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Built product measures approximately 12.5” long, 14” wide, and 10” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Deluxe Snap Circuits Light and Sound Combo is the ultimate Snap Circuits Kit, with instructions to build more than 350 exciting projects. Packed into a durable, reusable storage case are over 65 parts and a full colour, easy-to-follow instruction manual.

Features Include:

  • Keyboard with optical theremin
  • Sound energy demonstration
  • Echo effects
  • Infrared detector
  • Glow-in-the-dark fan
  • Voice changer (record voice or music and play it back at various speeds)
  • Strobe light and colour changing LED
  • Connect to smart phone (sold separately) and analyze sounds with apps

Requires 4 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 7 and up

What every child should know about light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum! This multiple award-winning kit will teach children how to:

  • Bounce and Bend Light
  • Construct a Kaleidoscope
  • Make a Simple Microscope and telescope
  • Diffract with Feathers
  • Split, Spin and Subtract Colour
  • Mold Lenses
  • Box a Camera Obscura
  • Capture a Shadow

The award-winning artwork of Art Huff provides clear, step-by-step directions. Hundreds of children tested these materials with Penny Norman (Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T Berkeley School District). The result if this delightful, self-contained book/kit which uses hours of fun and exploration to develop a basic understanding of scientific concepts!

Requires some household items (not included).

Requires 1 D battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of the National Parenting Magazine Award and Creative Child Magazine Award.

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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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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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Ages 8 and up

Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system, being used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

 

This VEX Robotics 4 In 1 Kit includes more than 650 pieces - everything a young HEXBUG engineer needs to build a giant Ant, Scarab, Spider, Strandbeast, or one of their very own creations! With this kit, kids will learn about how the motors, sensors, gears and the robot’s brain work together to communicate with the controller and bring the robot to life.

 

To program the robots, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine which behaviors make most sense for each robot. There are a total of 64 possible programming variations from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 650 pieces.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 8 and up

Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized Hexbug and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colourful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Ant, young Hexbug engineers start by assembling the six red wheels and attaching the motors and the wheels to the ant’s core. Once the base is in place, the brain and sensors are connected and the bright red body pieces are attached to give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Ant! Final steps include wiring the brain to the dual bump sensors and the two motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic ant, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming variations from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 250

Assembled Hexbug VEX Ant measures approximately 18" long x 6.75" wide x 4" tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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Star Wars fans of all ages can construct their own Darth Maul edition, double-bladed lightsaber room light! Mount it on your wall and rotate it for a vertical or horizontal display. This Sith weapon features bright red LED lights and sound effects! The Uncle Milton Star Wars Darth Maul Lightsaber Room Light also comes with a fun and informative guide, so you can learn about LED, lasers and plasma as you play!

Measures approximately 50" long.

Requires 3 button cell batteries (included).

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The Hexbug Larva is an autonomous micro robot that slithers forward on smooth surfaces. It has a built-in sensor to react to its environment, instinctively changing direction upon sensing an object in its path and wriggling off to explore a clear, undisturbed path ahead!

Each sold separately. Colours will be chosen randomly and are based on available stock at the time of shipment.

Measures approximately 4" long x 1.3" wide x 1" high.

Requires 3 button cell batteries (included).

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"Become an expert on lightsaber technology, you will" says Yoda. The final challenge in becoming a Jedi Knight is to build your own lightsaber! With the Uncle Milton Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light, young Padawans can construct their own Jedi Lightsaber and mount it on their wall! Remote control lets you select from 9 awesome colour effects, including 8 different colours plus auto-spectrum mode - and sound effects too!

Includes:

  • 1 IR Remote Control
  • 1 Electronics Pack
  • 1 Wall Mounting Bracket with Hardware
  • 2 Hilt Halves and Exterior Cap
  • 1 Lightsaber Blade

Requires 5 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 25" long.

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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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This multiple award-winning kit features some of the latest innovations in alternative energy, put to use in over 125 projects kids can make using safe, easy-building Snap Circuits! Using the hand-crank dynamo, solar panel, and wind turbine, kids will: light up an LED, power a clock, charge a rechargeable battery (included), run a small radio, measure the energy created on an analog meter, and much more! This Snap Circuits Green Edition Kit includes instructions for many other projects. Parts are compatible with other Snap Circuits sets.

Contains over 40 parts, including:

  • Hand Crank
  • Solar Cell
  • FM Radio
  • Energy Compartment
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Windmill
  • Clock
  • Analog Meter
  • 100 page, full-colour manual
  • Separate educational manual explaining all the forms of environmentally friendly energy

Winner of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association's 2009 Best Toys for Kids Award and Doctor Toy's Green Toy Company Award.

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Explore the wonderful world of electricity with this hands on kit from Elenco! Snaptricity contains over 40 parts that allow you to create over 75 projects and experiments using electricity and magnetism! Learn about magnetic fields, how the electricity in your home works, how light switches control the lights in your house and more! Also included is a detailed manual with full instructions, coloured illustrations and an 'Educational Corner' box to help children understand the science behind what they have just built. This Snaptricity Electronic Snap Circuits kit is an excellent way to introduce children to the exciting world of electricity!

This kit requires 3 "AA" batteries, which are not included.

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Ages 6 and up

Get your Hexbug Nanos out and let's play! These Nano robots seem to behave just like real bugs. They are fully autonomous robots that "walk" about on a hard, flat surface. They can avoid objects by changing their direction and can flip themselves over! PLUS, use the special code that comes with each of your robots online to register your Hexbug Nano. Here, you can play online, learn fun science stuff and keep track of your collection!

Each sold separately. Colours will be chosen randomly and are based on available stock at the time of shipment.

Measures approximately 1.7" long.

Batteries are included.

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Watch as hundreds of stars and constellations are projected on your ceiling and walls! With the twist of a dial, project the night sky for any specific month, day and hour you choose. Explore constellation art, astronomy grids, nebulas, planets and more with the Uncle Milton Star Planetarium!

This awesome projector also comes with a web code to download an exclusive Night Sky Audio Tour and Stellarium Astronomy Software, so you can take a virtual tour of the universe!

Features include:

  • Projects hundreds of stars, planets and constellations on walls and ceilings
  • Accurate to season, month, day and hour
  • Bright halogen light source also functions as a cosmic night light
  • Portable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Directional compass on base
  • Activity guide

Adult assistance recommended.

Measures approximately 10" long x 7" wide x 8.5" high.

Requires 3 AAA batteries 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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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.

Components:

  • 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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Ages 8 and up

A boost in confidence- the EM4 Educational Motorized Robot Kit is your 3-speed vehicle to positively impact a young builder by using robotics theory. This kit is designed for lovers of simplicity. Everything from its compact easy-assembly design to its need for only one AA battery provides your child with a fun and easy-to-assemble robotic playmate.

A child can bring EM4 Educational Motorized Robot Kit to life in one of its four exciting modes: Cricket—who’s a joy on 6 legs, Beast—the master of bipedal movement, Trailer—the little engine that could move forward thanks to its motorized transmission, and good ole Grandpa-bot—everyone’s favorite bobble-headed gear-driven family member. Each mode is equipped with its own unique form of movement and with a few easy steps, transforming between each mode is a breeze. A brand you can trust and products that just make sense.

Requires 1 AA battery.

Requires diagonal cutter and screwdriver for assembly (not included)

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