Thames & Kosmos Thames and Kosmos Magnetic Science

Explore the invisible and amazing power of magnets with 33 engaging experiments and games. Identify which materials are magnetic and which are not, discover how Earth behaves like one giant magnet, learn about magnetic poles and magnetic fi...elds, observe how electricity relates to magnetism by building an electromagnet, and much more! Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd GradeEducational Focus: Teaching Aid, ScienceFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 16 Includes: Activity Guide, Instruction Guide, Experiment GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: no assembly required Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$33.49 at Target

Based on the bestselling children?s book The Dangerous Book for Boys, this kit presents electronics every kid should know through ...fun, engaging, and impressive experiments and activities. Learn about electric current and electrons. Conduct 30 hair-raising experiments with static electricity, circuits, and electronics.Parents and grandparents will appreciate this nostalgic kit, updated for today?s kids. With more than 30 hands-on experiments and projects, it offers a great opportunity for parent-son bonding. Awards: 2010 Parents' Choice Foundation Girl Toy of the YearManufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 62 Includes: Experiment Guide, Instruction Guide, Activity GuidePower Source: BatteryMaterial: Plastic, Metal, PaperCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: Required, not included: 1 alkaline 9 volt Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.49 at Target

This kit is, in fact, rocket science, but that doesn?t mean it?s difficult or boring! Physics comes alive in this action-packed se...ries of experiments centered around a specially-designed ?stomp-on? rocket launcher with three foam rockets. Launch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forces, build a balloon-propelled rocket, boat, and race car, and play a game to try to hit target ?planets? with the foam rockets. Explore the physical principles of gravity and inertia, and learn about air pressure. Read up on the different vehicles humans have used to escape Earth?s gravitational pull. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 3rd GradeEducational Focus: Teaching Aid, ScienceFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 29 Includes: Instruction Guide, Activity Guide, Balloon, Experiment GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: Rubber, Foam, Paper, PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly required, no tools needed Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.40 $34.95 at AfterSchool.com

Astonish yourself with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as you explore human perception and the physics of light. Ex...periment with light and the color spectrum by building a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock, and diffraction glasses. Learn how the eye and a camera are similar and how they are different. Build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses. Investigate lenses and light refraction. Experiment with spatial vision and depth perception with 3D glasses and an Ames room model. Find your blind spot and watch things disappear. View stunning optical illusions involving shapes, color, depth, and scale. Make a curved line look straight. Turn cardboard transparent. See the world shrink. Make white by mixing red, green, and blue, and see colors in black and white. See firsthand how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape, and motion. Conduct over 35 experiments, guided by the 48-page, full-color manual. Recommended Ages:8 and up Dimensions: 13.09in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at AfterSchool.com

Splash into science with this experiment kit designed specifically for use in the bathtub, kitchen sink, or backyard kiddie pool! ...Try nine fun experiments with water to learn about the properties of water, water pressure, buoyancy, surface tension, and more. Build a boat, a tiny waterwheel, soapy spinning disks, and communicating vessels. The experiment manual is printed on waterproof plastic cards instead of paper. Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at Casa

Become a science sleuth as you practice the science of fingerprint detection and collection. Collect fingerprints by dusting them ...with black powder and lifting them with clear stickers. Design a fingerprint file card and take prints from your friends and family. Learn how the FBI classifies fingerprints. Once you have mastered fingerprinting, put your skills to the test by playing a detective game to find and match prints. Learn why our fingers leave prints and why they are such solid evidence in criminal investigations. Features: Recommended Ages: 8 years and up Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$23.30 $25.95 at Casa

Play the role of archaeologist as you explore this pyramid model and the treasures buried within. After using hieroglyphics to dec...ipher the secret to unlocking the pyramid, use tools and techniques similar to those of a real archaeologist to carefully excavate a sarcophagus and four canopic urns from the hardened sandy catacomb inside. Practice the best techniques for excavating an archaeological site, such as digging, troweling, screening, brushing, and record keeping. As you uncover the artifacts in the pyramid, you will learn about important aspects of archaeological science, including surveys, excavation, conservation, dating, and remote sensing. Learn how to create a gridded excavation site and a diorama. Investigate the layout of the pyramid, its various chambers, hidden passageways, and security devices by constructing a three-dimensional cross section of the pyramid. A full-color, 32-page manual gives step-by-step instructions for the activities and experiments. Recommended Ages:8 and up Weight: 3.29 lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at AfterSchool.com

Learn how plants germinate from seeds, how they grow, what they need to grow, what they produce, and how their roots, stems, and l...eaves work. 16-page color guidebook. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 7.7in length x 7.7in width x 2.2in height Weight: 0.6lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$29.60 $32.95 at AfterSchool.com

Explore the invisible and amazing power of magnets with 33 engaging experiments and games. This science experiment kit contains ma...ny magnets of different shapes and sizes, and a variety of other components with which you can explore this classic scientific subject. Experiment to determine which materials are magnetic and which are not. Learn about magnetic poles and magnetic fields. Discover how Earth behaves like one giant magnet, and how we use compasses to take advantage of this phenomenon to determine which way is north. Conduct a series of experiments to learn first hand how magnets behave and interact under different conditions. Make invisible magnetic fields visible using iron filings in an enclosed transparent box. Build an electromagnet to learn how electricity relates to magnetism. Finally, have some fun with what you have learned by playing some games with magnets. The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Recommended Ages:8 ? 15 Dimensions: 13.09in length x 2.6in width x 8.9in height Weight: 1.6lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at AfterSchool.com

Discover the science of living things with this complete introductory microscope kit. The beautifully illustrated experiment manua...l guides you through observations of many living specimens found in and around your home: onion cells, pond water, chloroplasts, plant stem cross sections, microorganisms, mouth cells, meat cells, different types of hair and fur, dust mites, bugs, pollen in honey, and much more. See how an onion cell shrivels and how an earthworm wiggles. Analyze the differences between the hair on your head and the sheeps hair in your wool sweater. The kit includes three prepared specimens on a slide, four blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, needle, section slicing tool, and vial. Learn how to use these tools to prepare slides and how to use the microscope to examine them. Investigate how the lenses in a microscope bend light to magnify images. The ocular lens, or eyepiece lens, of the microscope has an adjustable 12x to 18x magnification power. When combined with the three objective lenses, this results in a total magnification power of 96x to 750x. It has a battery-powered light and a mirror to light up the specimens. The full-color, 32-page manual covers microscope setup, usage, and many fascinating observations of biological specimens. Dimensions: 16.8in length x 11.5in width x 3.2in height Weight: 1.4lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.40 $34.95 at Casa

Astonish yourself with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as you explore human perception and the physics of light. Ex...periment with light and the color spectrum by building a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock, and diffraction glasses. Learn how the eye and a camera are similar and how they are different. Build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses. Investigate lenses and light refraction. Experiment with spatial vision and depth perception with 3D glasses and an Ames room model. Find your blind spot and watch things disappear. View stunning optical illusions involving shapes, color, depth, and scale. Make a curved line look straight. Turn cardboard transparent. See the world shrink. Make white by mixing red, green, and blue, and see colors in black and white. See firsthand how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape, and motion. Conduct over 35 experiments, guided by the 48-page, full-color manual. Recommended Ages:8 and up Dimensions: 13.09in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Read More

K'nex
$27.49 at Target

Hands-on learning at it best! The K'NEX® Education Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys set is designed to introduce stude...nts to the scientific concepts associated with two types of Simple Machines ? levers and pulleys. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts. Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action. The Teacher's Guide provides the information and resources needed to build students' understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. Set includes 178 K'NEX® parts ? enough to build 8 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time. Supports 2 ? 3 students working as a team. Building instructions comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpIncludes: Storage Box, Instruction GuideNumber of Pieces: 178 Material: PlasticEducational Focus: Creative Thinking, ScienceDimensions: 2.25 " H x 12.25 " W x 12.5 " L Product Weight: 3.2 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: no battery used Read More

The Young Scientists Club
$19.99 at Target

Your junior scientist will love this Science on a Nature Walk Kit from The Young Scientists Club. Your child can learn to find ani...mal tracks and fossilize them; find treasures on a scavenger hunt; make a compass, perform leaf chromatography and make a bug house. This kit includes binoculars, a butterfly net, magnifying glass with whistle, chromatography paper, data entry book, plaster, tracking guide and a waist-belt pouch to carry some of these items. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 4 Years and UpGrade Level: Preschool, 2nd Grade, 1st Grade, KindergartenEducational Focus: Science, Creative ThinkingFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 or More PlayersNumber of Pieces: 15Includes: Instruction GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: Plastic, PaperCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothBattery: no battery used Read More

K'nex
$26.49 at Target

As part of a series, the K'NEX Education Intro to Simple Machines: Wheels and Axles and Inclined Planes set is designed to introdu...ce students to the scientific concepts associated with two types of Simple Machines - wheels and axles, and inclined planes. Students build, investigate, and evaluate scientific principles in action. The Teacher's Guide, used in conjunction with the K'NEX materials and individual Student Journals, provides the information and resources needed to build students' understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. Set includes 221 K'NEX parts ? enough to build 7 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time. Supports 2 ? 3 students working as a team. Building instructions and comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. Includes Teacher Guide on CD! Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpIncludes: Instruction GuideNumber of Pieces: 221 Material: PlasticEducational Focus: Creative Thinking, ScienceDimensions: 2.25 " H x 12.25 " W x 12.5 " L Product Weight: 3.48 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: no battery used Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$33.49 at Target

Based on the bestselling children?s book The Dangerous Book for Boys, this kit presents electronics every kid should know through ...fun, engaging, and impressive experiments and activities. Learn about electric current and electrons. Conduct 30 hair-raising experiments with static electricity, circuits, and electronics.Parents and grandparents will appreciate this nostalgic kit, updated for today?s kids. With more than 30 hands-on experiments and projects, it offers a great opportunity for parent-son bonding. Awards: 2010 Parents' Choice Foundation Girl Toy of the YearManufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 62 Includes: Experiment Guide, Instruction Guide, Activity GuidePower Source: BatteryMaterial: Plastic, Metal, PaperCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: Required, not included: 1 alkaline 9 volt Read More

Geoworld
$24.99 at Target

Your junior geologist will love this GeoWorld Mining Kit - Geodes. Using the hammer, chisel and magnifying glass provided, your ch...ild will dig real geodes from a gypsum brick. A full-color booklet is included. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 6 Years and UpGrade Level: 1st GradeEducational Focus: Memory Skillls, Reading, Science, Teaching Aid, Creative ThinkingFeatures: Realistic detailingNumber of Players: 1 or More PlayersNumber of Pieces: 8Includes: Hammer, Activity GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe CleanWarranty Description: Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: no assembly required Read More

NSI
$34.99 at Target

Foster your child's fascination with the cosmos with the NSI Room Planetarium and Projector. This Smithsonian Galaxies Planetarium... brings the magic of the planetarium right into your home by projecting 24 images of galaxies, constellations and other astronomical bodies onto your ceiling. The NSI Room Planetarium includes 2 image domes and 3 changeable slide disks. The space projector requires 3 AA batteries; sold separately. Ages 8 and up. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpIncludes: Instruction ManualMaterial: PlasticEducational Focus: Science, Creative ThinkingLanguages: EnglishRobot Power Source: BatteriesNot Included: BatteriesNumber of Pieces: 1 Dimensions: 5.0 " H x 7.0 " W x 12.0 " L Product Weight: 4.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean OnlyWarranty Description: 30 Day Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: required, not included 3 AA Read More

NSI
NSI
$21.49 at Target

Inspire curiosity, foster a love of knowledge and start the young researcher off with the NSI 150x/450x/900x Microscope Kit from t...he world's largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institution. Magnify microscopic subjects at 150x, 450x and 900x to capture details and learn about the very smallest of our earth's substances and organisms. All of the classic microscope components are included, like a built-in mirror and light for either manual or direct illumination. Made from durable plastic, this microscope kit includes lots of authentic accessories, like blank and prepared slides with storage case and laboratory tools such as a petri dish and a pipette. Detailed instructions are also included. Ages 5-10 years. Small kids microscope parts are a choking hazard; not for children under 3 years. Adult supervision is required. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 3rd GradeEducational Focus: Science, Creative Thinking, Teaching Aid, Memory SkilllsFeatures: Multiple Levels of Play, ReusableNumber of Players: 1 or More PlayersIncludes: Activity Guide, Storage Case, Game Pieces, SlidesPower Source: BatteriesMaterial: Plastic, Metal, GlassCare and Cleaning: Wipe CleanWarranty Description: 30 Day Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: Required, not included: 2 zinc carbon AAAssembly Details: no assembly required Read More

NSI
LeapFrog
$89.00 at Target

Create, learn and explore with the #1 kids? learning tablet*?now with an easy, one-step recharger built just for the LeapPad2! You...?ll never have to buy batteries again! Age 3-9 years Works with LeapFrog© Explorer cartridges and apps (sold separately) LeapFrog© LeapPad2 accessories (sold separately) Features Charge and go with a long-lasting rechargeable battery pack and AC adapter included. With easy, one-step charging, you?ll never have to buy batteries again! The LeapPad2 Power learning tablet includes 9 apps (onboard and downloadable), 4GB memory and loads of exciting features in a kid-tough tablet designed just for kids! Take pictures and videos with front-and-back cameras/video recorders. Play, draw and write on the 5" touch screen with the included stylus. Tilt and shake for motion-based play, customize and care for a lovable pet, and create masterpieces in the Art Studio. LeapPad2 Power works with LeapFrog?s library of 800+ educator-approved apps, games, eBooks, videos, music and more.** Learning games draw from 2,600 skills and select games auto-level, adapting to your child?s pace in subjects like reading, writing and mathematics. With 4GB of storage and an included rechargeable battery pack, the learning fun never ends! You can also connect to the LeapFrog Learning Path to see the details of your child?s play and learning, including levels achieved, skills practiced and recently played games. Celebrate accomplishments with online rewards, and gather ideas to support and expand the learning. Includes 1 year limited warranty. For details, see leapfrog.com/warranty. * The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service; PS Electronic Learning, Learning Tablet Brands as defined by LeapFrog, Dollars, Annual 2012. **The LeapFrog educator team approves all LeapFrog content. Some titles not available until year-end 2013. Create, learn and explore with the #1 kids' learning tablet. Now with an included one-step recharger pack - a $40 value! Features front-and-back cameras/video recorders, eReader, music player, motion sensor, 5-Inch; touch screen and 4GB memory. LeapPad2 Power includes 9 apps (onboard and downloadable): Photo Lab, Art Studio, Pet Pad, LeapFrog Learning Songs and more. Works with LeapFrog's educator-approved library of over 800+ games, eBooks, videos and more. Ages 3-9 years. Toy Industry Association Oppenheim Toy of the Year Learning Magazine Toy Portfolio Platinum Best Toy Award Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 3 Years and UpEducational Focus: Letters and Numbers, Creative Thinking, Math, Science, Social SkillsFeatures: Touch Screen, LCD DisplayLanguages: EnglishIncludes: USB CableScreen Size: 5.0 "Screen Resolution: 480 x 272Battery Charge Life: Up to 9 HoursLearning Platform: Leap Frog LeappadInteracts With: ComputerComputer Platform Compatibility: Windows, PC, MacMaterial: Metal, PlasticDimensions: 7.03 " L x 5.22 " W x 1.03 " T Product Weight: 1.89 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Do Not Submerge in Water, Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothBattery: Required, not included: 4 nickle metal hydride AA Read More

VTech
$13.79 at Target

Your child will plunge into a deep sea adventure with Gil, Molly and Mr. Grouper in the VTech MobiGo Bubble Guppies electronic gam...e based on Nickelodeon's hit show. This cartridge contains 8 fun and educational games that teach colors, life sciences, social studies, logic and more. Your child can play a "Circle Time" question and answer game with Mr. Grouper," clean a dinosaur's teeth in "Dino Dentist," or swap shells to decorate Bubble Puppy's doghouse. Perfect for kids ages 3-5 years. Compatible with the MobiGo and MobiGo 2 Touch Learning Systems from VTech, sold separately. Features Bubble GuppiesTouch controls put kids in the storyInteractive learning games teach letters , numbers and shapesFeatures voices of Bubble GuppiesManufacturer's Suggested Age: 4 Years, 3 Years, 5 YearsChoking Hazard Warnings: no_warning_applicableEducational Focus: Shapes and Colors, Letters and NumbersLevel of Difficulty: EasyNumber of Players: 1 PlayerDimensions: 1.5 " H x 0.5 " W x 2.1 " L Product Weight: 0.07 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe CleanBattery: no battery used Read More

K'nex
$24.99 at Target

No more toothpicks and glue! The K'NEX® Education Intro to Structures: Bridges set is designed to introduce students to the histor...y, function, structural design, geometry and strength of bridges while providing opportunities for them to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts. The Teacher's Guide provides the information and resources required to build your students' understanding of scientific, technical and design concepts and to channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences Set includes 207 K'NEX® parts ? enough to build 13 fully-functioning replicas of real-world structures! . Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpIncludes: Instruction GuideNumber of Pieces: 207 Material: PlasticEducational Focus: Shapes and Colors, Math, Creative Thinking, ScienceDimensions: 2.25 " H x 12.25 " W x 12.5 " L Product Weight: 2.5 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: no battery used Read More

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