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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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Learn how to make a real moving robot using solar panels and a motor! Watch it walk outside on a sunny day, or try powering it with your desk lamp. No batteries necessary! By recycling everyday materials as its body parts, this eco-friendly robot can be transformed into a walking dinosaur or a robotic monster!

Includes: solar panel with wires, solar panel holder plate, support arm, gear case body with motor and cams installed, 2 arms, 2 leg links, 2 legs, 2 feet, 2 terminal caps, 2 body template support clips, washer screws, screws, double-sided adhesive foam and detailed instructions.

Requires small crosshead screwdiver, paper cup and 2 forks (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 5.5" high when assembled.

Winner of the 2011 Parents' Choice Award and the Toy Fair Best New Creative Toys for 2011 Award.

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Salt water fuel technology has invaded the city! The Salt Water Fuel Cell Motorcycle Kit is the newest edition to the growing line of Salt Water Fuel-Cell kits. Equipped with cams and swing arms, the multiple variations allows for full throttle excitement: powerful Straight runs, Right or Left circling, and radical “S” turns. Children will be awed by the remarkable simplicity and effectiveness of the toy. After activating the fuel cell module with a saltwater mixture, the magnesium metal sheet can operate the motorcycle for about 5-7 hours continuously. Environmentally safe, non-toxic, and clean - The Salt Water Fuel Cell Motorcycle is the smallest, cheapest and the first motorcycle to be powered by saltwater.

Your child is just a few drops of salt water away from discovering the magic of this new form of clean energy and embracing a concept that will have some of the most dangerous vigilantes marvel in amazement.

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The geek squad, who brought to you the beloved T3 Transforming Solar Robot, has dusted off their labs coats and goggles to concoct their latest triumph…T4 Transforming Solar Robot. “T4” not only has more transformations but also comes equipped with larger parts, meaning that your younger child does not have to be excluded from partaking in some high quality robot fun.

“T4” is completely solar-powered so you never need to buy batteries. Not only will “T4” provide your child with a new understanding of solar power as a source of renewable energy, but will also get your kids outdoors for some wholesome fun in the sun. This kit gives your child the option to easily transform between one of four different modes: Robot – walking legs as well as moving wheels, Insecta – 6 walking legs as well as moving jaws, T-Rex - 2 walking legs and moving jaws, and Drill Vehicle – similar to a miner’s driller/drilling bit and moving wheels. If your children are glued to smart-phones, give them an opportunity to acquire solar power knowledge, learn about mechanical transmissions, and get them outside to play. Amazingly, you might find yourself engaged in conversation with your child, thanks to their newly acquired “expertise”!

Requires diagonal cutter for assembly (not included).

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Think twice before discarding that 1985 CD-ROM, don’t throw away that aluminum can, and pick up that plastic bottle left under the couch. We can use them with our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly educational toy kit that will stretch your child’s imagination while allowing them to take part in the joy of recycling. The Super Solar Recycler Kit is powered completely by natural light so you never have to worry about batteries!

In addition to your newly discovered treasures, all you need to get started is included in this kit (solar panel, motor and instruction). Your children can recycle a can of their favorite soft drink to create Street Roller and Walking Robot, create Bottle Yacht, Drummer Robot and Flying Bird using a plastic water bottle, and even turn your old scratched CD’s into the super cool CD Racer.

Let’s have our children play in an eco-friendly way, and learn to harness a new green solar energy source as well as implement the use of recycled materials. Participate in the creation of a sustainable future!

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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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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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Rain, wind, snow, hail, thunder, lightning, heat waves! Weather sure can be weird! There are all kinds of forces at work in nature that create all sorts of weather conditions. Everything from a little bit of drizzle to massive storms like hurricanes. In this kit you'll unleash a tornado, explode a volcano and create a blizzard! The experiments in this kit are a fun way to learn some really cool science about weather and what makes it so wacky and weird!

Include:s test tube with cap, vortex meter, 15 beads, balloon, instant snow, measuring spoon, volcano mold and cap, baking soda, citric acid, and instructions.

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The Salt Water Fuel Cell Spider Kit adopts the concept of an environmentally friendly fuel cell. The kit teaches children new forms of clean energy. Be amazed that by just adding a few drops of salt water the spider will come alive and scurry along!

All materials used in this kit are environmentally safe and clean. Further, there are no toxic substances or disposal concerns.

Includes: robot spider, dropper, 3 magnesium metal sheets, and educational instructions.

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Learn about renewable resources while you build a wind-powered generator to energize your electric vehicle and charge your rechargeable batteries!

The wind spins the turbine, which turns an electric generator, which in turn charges your rechargeable AA batteries (not included). You can then use those wind-charged batteries to power the model vehicles you build. The six models include a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, race car, or tricycle.

This kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experiments. You can adjust the angle and number of wind turbine blades to make best use of the wind, to make the LED light up brightly, and to charge the rechargeable battery as fast as possible.

A great gift for young scientists who are ready for a hands-on way of learning about wind energy!

Explore this amazing, free source of renewable energy and store the electricity you generate for use in practical applications!

Requires 1 rechargable AA battery (not included.)

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Make your own rocket launch pad from recycled materials that is powered by green energy! Enjoy blasting off with rocket fun by recycling two drink bottles and a few old magazine pages. Stomp on the empty bottle and watch your rocket fly up to 25 metres (80ft). Learn about the underlying physics principals with a cool "green" toy to play with!

Includes: 1 set small nut and bolt, 1 set large nut, bolt, washer and split washer screws, 1 set double-sided adhesive tape, 2 bottle connector halves, 1 stand arm, 1 launch tube, 2 pipe clamp halves, 1 flexible pipe, 2 foam rocket heads, 12 fin templates, 2 rocket body sheets and detailed instructions.

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4M Solar Mechanics Workshop allows you to assemble a unique solar motorised module powered by a solar cell - using clean energy from the sun. Use it as the engine of a vibrating robot that slides across the floor, a cooling fan that functions automatically under the sun and an optical illusion spinner.

Includes: solar panel, Solar panel holder, motor with wires, solar panel arm, solar panel arm top pivot, solar panel arm bottom pivot, motor housing top, motor housing base, metal legs, robot base, cam, fan blade, 2 suction cups, bottle adaptor, CD clip, bird cage disc, 4 holographic strips, plastic stick, strip holder base, strip holder top, optical illusion spinner, small screws, washered screws and detailed instructions.

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Harness the power of the sun with these 6 solar powered experiments in 1 kit! The RobotiKits 6 in 1 Educational Solar Kit is an awarding winning building set that teaches kids the benefits of solar energy as they create 6 amazing toys (one at a time) that run on solar power – no batteries required! This kit contains 21 snap together parts (no tools needed) to build fun working models of an airboat, puppy, car, windmill or two styles of planes. An educational, hands-on introduction to solar energy and endless hours of amusement for kids and adults too!

Solar panel measures approximately 3.5" long x 2" wide.

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Build a moving car that runs on salt water! There are no batteries required to run this environmentally-friendly fuel cell vehicle. Just add salt water to race a cool salt water-powered car with a removable fuel cell module. Have fun learning about the science of alternative energy!

Tools you may need include: slotted screwdriver, diagonal cutter, cup, salt and stir stick (not included).

Measures approximately 3" long.

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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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This cool kit is both environmentally friendly and full of scientific fun! Construct your solar rover using the detailed instructions included, place it outdoors on a sunny day and watch it zip along. No batteries are required! The Solar Rover's solar panel turns sunlight into electricity that runs the motor. Recycle a pop can to make your solar rover unique! Included are 1 chassis with rear axle in place, 1 front axle, 4 wheels, 1 motor with wire and worm gear installed, 1 motor cover, 1 set of solar panel support arm components (1 base joint, 1 short arm section, 1 long arm section and 1 top joint), 1 solar panel holder, 2 reflector panels, 1 transparent chassis body, 2 terminal caps, 1 long screw, 2 short screws, 1 adhesive foam, 2 reflective stickers, and 1 detailed set of instructions. You can use the rover indoors as well as out (however it works best outdoors under direct sunlight). It's a science project that's green as well as fun!

Also requires 1 empty pop can and a small crosshead screwdriver for assembly (NOT INCLUDED).

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Through play and pure building excitement this multiple award-winning kit presents the central concepts that every child should know to grasp the energy challenges ahead. From the creators of the award winning ElectroWizard™ Books/Kits (Winners of Scientific American Young Readers' Book Awards, National Parenting Magazine and Parent's Choice Awards). Includes: a Solar Racer, Supercacitor Car, Flywheel Generator and Electric Car.

The award-winning imaging of Art Huff delights the eye while making even complex concepts visually clear. The feedback from hundreds of young testers made Penny Norman (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T., Berkeley School District educator) leave in the play while exploring the exciting changes in energy technology. The result is this cutting edge book/kit which combines hours of spirited building with basic science.

Some projects include:

  • Race across a room with potential energy
  • Build a solar racer
  • Speed away with a supercapacitor car
  • Make chain reactions with kinetic energy
  • Apply kinetic energy
  • Have fun and save the planet!

Requires common household items (not included).

Requires one D battery and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of a Creative Child Magazine Award and named one of Dr. Toy's Top 10 Educational Toys of 2006.

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Help save the environment as you conduct interesting water purification experiments with this cool kit! Build a water filtration and desalination plant on your table top, disinfect water with solar power, and more! Included in this kit are 4 filter sections, 4 filter plugs, round filter base, 3 bags of active carbon, 3 bags of sand, 3 bags of gravel, 3 filter papers, funnel-shaped collector, small plastic cup, soft wax, fishing line, transparent tube, 2 transparent caps, a silver reflector card, black plastic cup, 2 metal washers and an experiment instructions guide with fun facts. Learn about clean water as you help the environment with this scientific kit!

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Get growing with this 10-piece self-watering greenhouse! Comes with everything you need to grow three types of seeds. Just add earth, water, sunshine, and your own creativity. Kids learn about plants and gardening with this mini greenhouse. Time to discover science in an engaging and hands-on way with rewarding results!

Includes: booklet full of information on plants, 4 posts and walls, trough and tray, 3 pots, 3 packets of seeds, shovel and sticker sheet. Earth and water are required and not included.

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Learn about various weather phenomena and how they are formed! Perform fun and interesting educational experiments! Create clouds, experiment with acid rain, explore the impact of global warming and build a water-cycle model!

Includes required materials and detailed instructions.

Cloud maker measures approximately 4.5" long.

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By Lonely Planet

A whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, widest, narrowest, coolest, hottest, scariest ... things on the planet! What's the longest place name? The oldest fossil? Most treacherous road in the world and why? Most dangerous food to eat? Scariest place to stand because you're most likely to be struck by lightning? It's all here in this Not-for-Parents book!

containing 192 pages.

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