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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).

='“mm_desc_awards”=""'>Winner of the 2015 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Award.

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Goldie’s tech-savvy and stylish BFF Ruby Rails is ready to head out on a skydiving adventure. She has fully-articulated joints, hands that grip, and a kit to build her coder backpack and working fabric parachute - all she needs is you.

Features:

  • Builds spatial skills, engineering principles (aerodynamics), and confidence in problem-solving.
  • Limited edition real fabric parachute and collectible building charm.
  • All building pieces are compatible with existing sets.

 

Includes 1 action figure with fabric parachutes, 3 parachute cords, 1 building charm, 1 rubber band, 2 star stoppers, 2 elbow joint, 1 5-way joint, 1 angle joint, 3 T-joints, 2 spacers, 5 pegs, 1 fabric dress, 1 laptop piece, 1 camera piece, and instructions.

GoldieBlox, Inc. is a toy company founded in 2012 by Debbie Sterling, a female engineer from Stanford University. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math. Debbie has also written and illustrated Goldie's first story! The effectiveness of GoldieBlox isn’t based on assumption. Debbie spent a year researching gender differences, talking with Harvard neuroscientists, and observing childrens' play patterns.

 

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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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Build your own Edison-style phonograph that stores and plays back your own sound recordings, and do 20 other fun activities with the Sciencewiz Sound kit! This cool kit is designed to help kids understand how sound works. Directions are clear, step-by-step, and highly visual for maximum learning potential! Other activities include:

  • Exploring the doppler shift
  • Modeling sound waves with a slinky
  • Listening to your heartbeat
  • Learning about human and animal ears
  • Measuring decibels
  • Playing with pitch
  • Transmitting sounds through liquids, solids, and gasses
  • And more!
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This science experiment kit from Spark is great for aspiring detectives. With it, kids can collect and analyze fingerprints to learn about scientific investigation, and use black powder to dust for fingerprints and look for genetic traits.

Includes materials for 2 experiments, 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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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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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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Highly durable, recycled cardboard is the basis for every Koontz toy. Follow the instructions to create the inner mechanism found in safes. Did you know the lock of a safe is basically a puzzle?

Includes pre-cut, durable cardboard pieces, and instructions.

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Snap Circuits Jr. makes learning about electronics a snap! This kit comes with colour-coded, real circuit components that can be easily snapped together to create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside electronic devices. The easy-to-follow project manual includes instructions for building 130 electronic projects.

  • Build over 130 projects
  • Contains over 30 parts
  • Glow in-the-dark flying saucer
  • Colour changing LED
  • Phototranistor
  • Motor
  • Music, alarm, and space war ICs to make sounds

Requires 2 AA batteries. (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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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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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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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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