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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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Snap Circuits Arcade offers STEM concepts with fun learning, and creative activities. Snap Circuits uses building pieces with snaps to assemble different electronic circuits on a simple "rows-and-columns" base gird that functions like the printed circuit boards found in most electronic products. Each component is easily identifiable by a different colour and functional purpose. Snap Circuits Arcade includes over 200 projects, and more than 20 build-and-play games. This cool kit utilizes 30 components including an internal Microcontroller pre-programmed with many fun to play interactive games, a programmable word fan, a tri-color light orb and a dual LED display.

Contains more than 35 pieces.

Requires 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Get started with drawing circuits on paper. The Basic Kit contains a Circuit Scribe pen, six modules, a 9V Battery and other accessories. Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating a touch-sensitive circuit using the NPN transistor.

The Basic Plus Kits contains a workbook with 27 pages of lessons that works through resistance, elements in parallel and series, open and short circuits, and more.

Includes: 6 Modules (9V Battery adapter with 9V battery, x2 Bi-LED, SPST Switch, NPN Transistor, 2-Pin Adapter with 5x resistors; 100, 1k, 10k, 100k and 1M ohm, 2x capacitors; 0.1uF, 1.0uF, and one photoresistor; 10k ohms.), plus additional items; Conductive Ink Pen, Circuit Stencil, Jumper Sticker Sheet, Workbook (Optional), Steel sheet.

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With this revolutionary approach to teaching chemistry, you can make your own stable atoms! This physical and digital kit lets you discover the world of molecules in an intuitive, hands-on way.

Using a set of 17 atom models representing 6 different elements, you can assemble your own molecular models. Metal tips on the ends of rubbery arms, which represent free electrons, snap onto magnetic bonding sites on the atom spheres, which represent empty spots for electrons in the atom’s outermost electron shell.

Use the included app for iPad and iPhone (devices not included) to snap its picture, and it will use image recognition technology to identify the molecule you've just built. The app recognizes tens of thousands of molecules. It presents detailed information about 120 of the most important molecules, such as a molecule’s usage and structure. It takes you on quests to discover new molecules and learn about them. The app tracks your progress, collecting sets of molecules that you have built and explored.

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Learn how the history of the Earth is written in rocks! This kit is complete with a 56 page illustrated book which provides easy to understand step-by-step instructions and comes with materials for various activities. With more than 20 exciting experiments young scientists will learn how to identify rocks, create a lava fountain, smash rocks, learn about lava and a whole lot more!

A perfect gift for curious, aspiring geologists and a fun and educational activity for parties, playdates, rainy days or any time!

The ScienceWiz Rock Science Kit was authored by Dr. Penny Norman (Ph.D. in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T., elementary educator) who use appealing kitchen table experiments refined through years of testing in after school programs and camps to relate rocks to the history of our planet.

Quality time, quality play, quality learning! That's ScienceWiz!

Requires some household items (not included).

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Dig into the fascinating world of insects and entomology with all the tools you need to collect, observe, and learn about amazing bugs! Includes a portable terrarium, pit trap, and bug catcher!

Includes portable Bug Terrarium with soft plastic handle, built-in 2x and 3x magnifiers, breathing holes, and mirrored bottom, Pit Trap with funnel, designed specifically to attract and catch insects, exclusive, one-of-a-kind Bug Catcher with easy insect catch-and-release, and breathing holes for up-close observation, and a 22-Page activity journal

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By Liz Lee Heinecke

At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own backyard, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using the great outdoors. Science can be found all around in nature. Outdoor Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups. OutdoorScience Lab for Kids will tempt families to learn about physics, chemistry and biology in their backyards. Learn scientific survival skills and even take some experiments to the playground! Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.

Softcover science activity book, 144 pages.

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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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  • 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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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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Two exciting learning experiences in one! Dig out the geode, then break it open to find any hidden crystals inside.

Includes: full dimensional excavation block, digging tool, brush tool, magnifier, pouch, and educational booklet.

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Get up close and personal with nature. Observe nature magnified 30X with the Mobile Device Microscope. Simply attach it to your mobile device and view, you can also record videos and take photos of magnified objects – no software necessary!

Works with your own mobile device (not included).

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Test Tube Discoveries is a collection of 15 amazing experiments contained in five unbreakable test tubes. Each test tube features up to three cool activities and lots of science learning fun.

  • Make your own lava lamp in a test tube
  • Disappearing Jelly Ice - grow realistic-looking jelly ice that seems to disappear in water
  • Garbled marbles - act as a jelly crystallologist as you characterize and classify. Then use water to turn coloured beads into balls that bounce!
  • pH phun and the mystery of the bloody handprint. Uncover the secrets of acids and bases as you learn the trick that makes paper "bleed"
  • Gravi-goo - create an amazing slime that crawls uphill

The test tubes can be used again and again after the experiments are done. Your kit contains a list of experiment ideas to get you started.

Kit includes: 5 giant, plastic test tubes with lids, 1 plastic test tube holder, litmus paper, large clear cubes, half-sheet of goldenrod paper, pipette, 10g Gravity Goo Powder, Garbled Marbles, 3 fizzing colour tablets, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide X 3" high X 7.5" long.

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Do more than 15 activities with Test Tube Adventures!

  • Make a rainbow tube
  • Learn about membranes in substances
  • Play with touchable bubbles
  • Learn to categorize colours
  • Play with disappearing ink
  • Learn why bubbles float
  • Make a super bouncing ball
  • Learn about plastic molding
  • Make yards of worms
  • Learn about pH reactions
  • And more!

Includes 5 plastic test tubes with lids, 1 plastic test tube holder, 10g Superabsorbent crystals, 30ml Worm Goo, 5g Worm Goo Activator, 16ml disappearing ink, 10g bouncing ball powder, 1 plastic bouncing ball mold, 17ml touchable bubbles, and instructions.

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Build an FM radio that really works!

Designed by a company that was founded over 30 years ago by a pair of engineers, all Snap Circuits parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease - which means that children as young as eight can benefit from Snap Circuits. An added bonus: no tools are required for Snap Circuits play, which means children can get to "work" as soon as they open the box. With Snap Circuits your children will see that learning about electronics is a snap!

Kit includes 4 projects, and the new flexible mini base grid (measures approximately 7.7" long x 5.5" wide.)

Requires 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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This kit is a collection of amazing experiments contained in five unbreakable test tubes. Each test tube features up to three cool activities and lots of science learning fun.

The test tubes in this kit contain:

  • Insta-Snow® - Make a blizzard in a test tube instantly!
  • Magic Sand - Experiment with amazing, colourful, waterproof sand
  • Energy Beads - Use the sun to make these incredible beads chance colour
  • Growing Dino - Grow a squishy dinosaur in a test tube simply by adding water
  • Rainbow Tube - Grow squishy jelly crystals and use them to trap a rainbow in a tube

The test tubes can be used again and again after the experiments are done. Your kit contains a list of experiment ideas to get you started.

Kit includes: 5 giant, plastic test tubes with lids, 1 plastic test tube holder, 7g Water Gel™ , 10g Superabsorbent Crystals, 7g Insta-Snow® powder, 3 True Colors™ Fizzing Tablets, 25g Magic Sand, 12 UV Energy Beads, 1 Growing Dinosaur, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide X 3" high X 7.5" long.

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Here’s a terrific scientific tool that lets kids share magnified images on a tablet, smartphone or smart TV. (Smart devices sold separately.)

Use your smart phone or tablet to explore the amazing world of microscopics with Smartscope! Magnify your own finds, including water, sand, feathers, leaves, insects, and more, or study the objects on the included poster and follow along in the manual for fun facts about each. With a removable light source and sliding object tray with two levels of magnification, you’ll be able to scope out all kinds of objects in minute detail.

Includes: Base Plate, Housing, 2 Dials, Dial Shaft, Lens Holder, Object Tray, 2 Magnifying Lenses, 2 Object Tray Rails, Lighting Window, Foam Plate, Lighting Unit, Screwdriver, 4 Screws, Tweezers, Petri Dish, Pipette, Object Holder, Cover Plate, Tablet Support, Pouch, 33"x 23" Poster, 2 Stickers and, Detailed Instruction Manual.

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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 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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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 construct the VEX Robotics Spider, young innovators start by building the drive column, and then work to attach the six orange legs. Once the base and the legs are in place, it’s time to bring the spider to life by attaching the motors, distance sensor, LED module and brain using snap connectors. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright orange body pieces that give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Spider!

To program the robotic spider, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how the spider 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 that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 350 snap together pieces.

Built product measures approximately 11.5” long x 11.5” wide x 11” tall.

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

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