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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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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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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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A Mastermind Toys exclusive!

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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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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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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An awesome star-finding tool, the Stellarscope displays all the main stars and constellations of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Choose the adapter for your latitude and rotate the time/date selector for the current date and time. Look through the Stellar scope for a star map aligned with the actual night sky as it appears in your location at that very moment.

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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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Ages 8 and up

Complete over 165 projects with the Snap Circuits Motion kit – all motion and physics focused! Experiments include colour-changing lighted fan, air fountain, motion detector, and more! Snap Circuits gives your child hands-on lessons about how electrical circuits are used to run the everyday devices they're familiar with. Snap Circuits are also great for learning how to follow instructions.

Contains more than 50 pieces.

 

Requires 4 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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The Light Crystal Prism will fascinate children by demonstrating the rainbow of colours that is hidden in natural sunlight. Bevel-cut to reflect images into wonderful kaleidoscopic patterns, the Light Crystal Prism will provide hours of imaginative play for your child.

Includes prism and instructions.

Prism measures approximately 2.5” long.

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Powerful optics reveal clear, sharp focus at 30x magnification. See the fine detailed designs on banknotes. Examine skin and hair. See how this page is printed using millions of coloured dots. Try looking at fibres in clothes, like wool and cotton. The Pocket Microscope will provide surprising and impressive images to fascinate young scientists.

Measures approximately 6" long x 1.5" tall x 4" wide.

 

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Learn the concepts of air pressure, motors, and electricity with this easy-to-assemble vacuum cleaner made from a recycled plastic bottle! This vacuum cleaner kit is a fun way for kids to become familiar with new scientific concepts in a way that is relevant to every-day life.

Includes paper battery case, paper body, paper handle, paper joint part, paper propeller, switch, motor, AA battery holder, propeller retaining parts (upper and lower), plastic conductive wire, rubber band, plug, and double-sided tape.

Plastic bottle not included

Assembled vacuum cleaner measures approximately 8.3” long x 5” tall x 3” wide.

Requires 2 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of 2013 Top Toy of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazines Creative Child Awards.

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Give your child the wonder of a toy gyroscope! Produced since 1917, the TEDCO gyroscope continues to fascinate young and old alike with its mysterious force that seems to defy gravity. Gyroscopic technology is used in numerous applications of everyday life such as in guidance and navigation systems for ships, airplanes and spacecrafts; for accurate mapping and surveying; in oil drilling and even motion picture making. Each gyroscope is packed in a clear styrene box with starting string, pedestal and instructions for performing several amazing tricks.

Busy hands build strong minds! And there is no toy better than the classic gyroscope to engage both the hands and the minds of youngsters. Children are curious by nature and one of the best ways for them to learn is by asking "how does it work?" The gyroscope sets out to help kids investigate the amazing scientific principle of gyroscopic force and to reinforce learning through hands-on exploration.

Made in the USA.

Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award by the Parents' Choice Foundation!

Includes gyroscope, clear box, starting string, pedestal and instructions.

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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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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 Scarab, young Hexbug engineers start by constructing the base chassis and assembling the six green legs. Once the chassis is in place, the brain and motors are connected to the bottom of the base, and the legs are attached. Next steps include building the outer body shell and then wiring the brain to the sensors and motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic scarab, 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 that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 250 snap together pieces.

Build product measures approximately 16” long, 15 wide and 7” tall.

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

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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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