Thames & Kosmos Thames and Kosmos Motors and Generators

With this kit, you can conduct 25 experiments to learn how an electric motor converts electricity into motion, and how an electric generator does just the opposite, converting motion into electricity. The electric motor is made of transpare...nt plastic to show how the inside components work; set up the motor to run on battery power, then reconfigure the device to work in reverse as a hand-crank electric generator. Experiment with magnets to learn about the force of magnetism, and how magnetic fields relate to electric current. Build simple circuits consisting of the motor or generator, wires, and a light bulb to learn about the flow of electricity. Learn about gears and drive-trains and how they work to effectively convert kinetic energy into electrical energy and back again. Awards: 2013 Parents' Choice Foundation Parents Choice Silver Honor Award2013 Creative Child Magazine Activity Toy of the Year Creative Child Magazine Educational Toy of the Year Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 12 Includes: Activity Guide, Experiment Guide, Instruction GuidePower Source: BatteriesMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: Required, not included: 2 zinc carbon AAAssembly Details: assembly required, no tools needed Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$199.95 at Amazon

The Fuel Cell 10 Car & Experiment Kit provides a hands-on introduction to one of the most significant technologies of the early century. With this kit, you can build a model car that actually runs on water! First, use solar energy to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. Then, plug in the motor and the fuel cell uses these gases to produce electricity that moves your vehicle across the floor. The only by-product is clean water. <p>Roll up your sleeves and find out about fuel cells, solar cells, and electrolysis through more than a dozen experiments and demonstrations you can do on your own, in a classroom, or with friends. Some fuel cells, such as this one, do not consume fossil fuels and therefore are considered environmentally friendly. Recently redesigned, this 10th Anniversary Edition includes a completely redesigned car, multimeter, solar panel, and manual. The kit also comes with a rolling display stand and a battery pack. The full-color, 64-page manual is a comprehensive lesson in solar cells and fuel cells. </p> Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$159.99 at Amazon

Tap into the awesome world of electronics with this advanced system of snap-together electric building blocks. Start out by experi...menting with colorful light-up circuits as you dive into the basics of electricity. Install a sound module to generate the sounds of police cars, ambulances, or fire engines. Learn the important role resistors and potentiometers (variable resistors) play in an electronic circuit. Use a multimeter to measure invisible voltage and current flowing through your circuit. Investigate transistors in switches and amplifiers to learn how the logical circuits in computers work. Build circuits that use sensors to detect moisture, temperature, and visible light. Incorporate capacitors in your circuits to store and discharge electricity for specific functions, such as a countdown clock and a red-green alternate flasher. Test out the indispensable 555 timer to build some complicated circuits. Use an operational amplifier and an FM radio module to build an alarm clock. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$149.95 at Amazon

<p>Discover how fascinating the world is when you understand the remarkable reactions behind ordinary occurrences. CHEM C2000 incl...udes everything in CHEM C1000 and more ? with twice the tools and materials, and more than three times the experiments. Most notably, this kit introduces you to the alcohol burner for experiments that require heat, greatly expanding the number of experiments you can conduct. <br /> Experiment with filtering and separating mixtures, combustion, and electrochemical reactions. Learn how to work with indicators and stronger acids and bases. Explore elements and compounds, including the chemical and physical properties of water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon. Discover atoms and molecules. Inspect soaps and household cleaners.<br /> Experiment with various foods from the kitchen to learn about sugars, fats, and proteins. Investigate metals such as iron, copper, and aluminum. Learn about how chemistry is used in environmental protection and industry.<br /> After completing CHEM C2000, you will have experienced firsthand the most important topics in chemistry, creating an excellent foundation for later study of chemical equations and atomic structure. The 128-page, full-color manual guides aspiring young chemists through 250 experiments. The manual provides clear instructions for preparing and performing the experiments and explains the results.</p><ul><li>Recommended Ages: 11 years & Up</li></ul> Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$69.99 at Amazon

Build a working hovercraft that glides across smooth floors or flat water on a cushion of air. Learn how even though air is invisi...ble, it still has mass and can support very heavy objects under the right circumstances. Experiment with propellers and impellers to learn about air pressure and air flow. The models in this kit use a unique blower motor and a safe, soft-bladed fan to drive a series of models. The blower motor uses an impeller to increase the air pressure under the hovercraft. The fan creates a stream of air to push the vehicle forward. Using these components, you can build and investigate the hovercraft and other machines that rely on air and air pressure to function. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$59.99 at Amazon

Build your own microscopes, telescopes, and binoculars with this unique optical construction kit. This innovative kit teaches youn...g scientists how microscopes and telescopes work by letting them build these scopes from simple, reconfigurable parts. Examine three prepared slides under your microscope and prepare your own slides. Use the telescopes to view far away objects on Earth, and the craters on the moon. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at Amazon

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 sheep's hair in your wool sweater. 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. Read More

Luvable Friends
$6.99 at Target

If you?re looking for the cutest baby shoes ever, you will love Luvable Friends Infant Boys? Hiking Boots. The newborn infant shoe...s fit babies 0 ? 12 months, and the infant toddler shoes fit little ones 12 ? 24 months. These boots are made for walking in cool baby style. The red and white lace loops add bright pops of color against the light brown boot uppers. The chocolate brown toes and ties add that campy feel we all love. The fleece-like lining will keep your babies feet nice and warm any time of the year. These little hikers are even machine washable so they will be ready for the next adventure. Sizing: Infant (12 - 24 months), Newborn (0-12 months)Width: WideConstruction: Lightweight DesignShoe Style: First walkersUpper Material: 100 % CottonOutsole Material: 100 % PolyurethaneInsole Material: TextileLining Material: PolyesterClosure Style: Pull onCare and Cleaning: Machine washable Read More

$44.99 at Target

Women's Quark Quarky shoes are light, flexible and comfortable. Wear them for a quick run to the nearby grocery shop or a casual s...troll down the boardwalk. They easily stretch and mold to the shape of your feet for a classic fit. The EVA insole cushions your feet. Water resistant. Available in assorted colors and standard sizes. Sizing: WomenWidth: MediumShoe Style: ClogsEVA EVA Insole Material: Ethylene vinyl acetateProtective Qualities: Water resistant constructionClosure Style: Slip onToe Style: Round toe Read More

$299.99 at Target

With the Razor Ground Force drifter go-kart, your child can drift through the corners and perform quick 180s. The chain driven mot...or offers high torque and can reach speeds up to 12 mph. The thumb trigger on the handle and rear brakes allow easy speed control. It has molded aluminum front wheels and super slider POM rear wheels. The Razor electric go-kart has a bucket seat with belts and straps to keep your child secured during the stunts. This kids ride-on go-kart has a steel frame to withstand rugged use. This go-kart can run up to 40 minutes continuously after 12 hours of charging. For ages 8 and up. Manufacturer suggested age: 8 Years and UpMaximum Weight Capacity: 140.0 Lb.Maximum Speed: 12 MPHMaterial: Plastic, Steel, AluminumNumber of Pieces: 1Dimensions: 27.95 " H x 11.42 " W x 40.55 " L Product Weight: 65.7 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With Soap and WaterBattery: required, includedAssembly Details: assembly required, tools provided Read More

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Step 2 Neighborhood Wagon will instantly remind you of the little red wagon that you grew up with, except this version is made of ...durable and smooth plastic. This 2-seater wagon gives both of your little ones a ride to the store with you or it lets one child watch guard over those precious groceries. There are two contoured seats for more comfortable seating and support and a deep foot well to encourage children to stay put. It is said that when adults purchase vehicle they are very concerned with the cup holders, well this kids wagon is no different, it features two molded cup holders. Already a far sight better than the traditional little red wagon, this one also has two safety seat belts just for that added piece of mind. Its the modern little red kids wagon that youre going to want. This roomy 2-seater wagon provides a comfortable ride and features 2 contoured seats and a deep foot well on the inside Durable smooth rolling tires provide a quiet ride and maximum longevity Includes 2 molded-in cup holders for cups, cans or juice boxes and a molded-in storage compartment in the side panel that conveniently holds small items Long handle folds under for easy storage or transport; comes with 2 safety seat belts Durable, plastic construction is maintenance free and lasts for years; minimal assembly required Manufacturer suggested age: 18-24 MonthsMaximum Weight Capacity: 75.0 Lb.Material: PlasticNumber of Pieces: 1 Dimensions: 17.0 " H x 20.0 " W x 39.0 " L Product Weight: 20.5 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

Radio Flyer
$15.99 at Target

The Radio Flyer little red wagon is suitable for children aged 3 years and up. With a seamless steel body, it's sturdy enough to w...ithstand rugged use. Its molded wheels let your child pull the wagon with minimum effort. The handle's safe T-design provides a proper grip for your little one. This Radio Flyer kids' wagon weighs just 2 lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 10 lbs. Seamless steel body Durable molded wheels Working handle with Safe-T-Design solid grip Ideal for dolls and plush toys 12.5"Hx7.75"Wx2"D Manufacturer suggested age: 3 Years and UpMaximum Weight Capacity: 10.0 Lb.Material: Steel, PlasticNumber of Pieces: 1 Dimensions: 2.0 " H x 7.5 " W x 12.5 " L Product Weight: 2.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With Soap and WaterBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

$74.99 at Target

Durable wagon with removable seats is perfect for any activity Unique seats lift out for immediate seating for 2 anywhere High-bac...k seats provide more support for a comfortable ride Features beverage holders for cups, cans or juice boxes Rolls smoothly on large 8" wheels with rubber thread; made of durable polyester construction Manufacturer suggested age: 1 Year and UpMaximum Weight Capacity: 75.0 Lb.Material: PlasticNumber of Pieces: 3 Dimensions: 39.5 " H x 40.5 " W x 20.5 " L Product Weight: 27.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothAssembly Details: assembly required, tools not provided Read More

$59.99 at Target

This Choo Choo trailer from Step 2 is made of durable plastic for increased strength and long-lasting use. Featuring a cup holder ...and safety belts, you and your child will enjoy strolling around together. It can be attached to another Choo Choo trailer for even more fun. Manufacturer suggested age: 1 Year and UpMaximum Weight Capacity: 50.0 Lb.Material: PlasticNumber of Pieces: 1 Dimensions: 15.5 " H x 32.0 " W x 32.0 " L Product Weight: 13.5 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp Cloth Read More

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The Razor Pocket Mod Betty scooter is an ideal vehicle choice for teenagers. Its vintage-inspired design gives a cool retro feel t...o the scooter. It can carry a rider weighing up to 170 lbs. The mini electric scooter can travel over 10 miles on a single charge. Its single-speed, chain driven motor offers efficient power transfer for enhanced performance. Its front and rear pneumatic tires ensure a smooth ride. The Razor electric pocket mod scooter has twist-grip throttle control that lets you ride at speeds up to 15 mph. Store necessary items such as your helmet, water bottle and more in the hidden storage compartment under its seat. The Razor Euro electric scooter comes with a charger to power its 2 12V batteries. Quick jaunts are cool and economical on this European-style scooter This 250-watt electric razor scooter takes you for a ride at up to 15 MPH in compact, sporty style Features hand brakes, variable speed, chain-driven motor for maximum power transfer, and two 12" rubber, pneumatic tires and rear suspension for a smooth ride Includes two 12V rechargeable batteries and runs up to 45 min. (10 miles) on an 8-hr. charge; charger is UL listed For ages 13 yrs. and up; maximum weight limit: 170 lbs. 30Hx50Wx18D" with 11Lx10W" deck Features: Sit-DownMaximum Speed: 15 MPHMax Distance on One Charge: 10 MilesMotor Wattage: 250 WattsBattery Charge Life: Up to 45 MinutesEstimated Charge Time: 12 HoursFrame Material: SteelFront Wheel Size: 12"Front Wheel Material: RubberRear Wheel Size: 12"Rear Wheel Material: RubberMaximum Weight Capacity: 170.0 Lb.Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 13 Years and UpIncludes: Kickstand, Rechargeable Battery, UL Listed Battery ChargerBattery: Required, included: 2 lead acid AAAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

$269.99 at Target

Part motorcycle, part skateboard, part super engine ? all beast ? the Urban Shredder by Hot Wheels is the ultimate ride for thrill...-seeking boys. The battery powered ride-on is equipped for adventure, reaching speeds of up to 10 mph with a 24-volt electric engine. The Urban Shredder is sure to top adrenaline-fueled boys' wish lists. Features: Twist Throttle, Hand Operated Brakes, Chain-Driven Motor, High-Torque Motor, Pneumatic TiresMaximum Speed: 10 MPHMax Distance on One Charge: 10 MilesMotor Wattage: 250 WattsBattery Charge Life: Up to 45 MinutesEstimated Charge Time: 12 HoursFrame Material: SteelFront Wheel Size: 90mmFront Wheel Material: PolyurethaneRear Wheel Size: 200mmRear Wheel Material: RubberMaximum Weight Capacity: 150.0 Lb.Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 14 Years and UpIncludes: UL Listed Battery Charger, Rechargeable BatteryBattery: Required, included: 1 lead acidAssembly Details: no assembly required Read More

$149.99 at Target

Let your child zoom around the neighborhood in the Magna Hello Kitty electric scooter. It operates on a chain-driven motor. The throttle and hand-operated brakes allow for easy acceleration and stopping. This battery-operated scooter has a charge life of 2 hours and an estimated charge time of 12 hours. Its frame is made of sturdy steel. Plus, it has a polyurethane pneumatic rear wheel and a rubber wheel in the front. This stand-up scooter can support weight up to 125 lbs. It has 2 lead acid rechargeable batteries and comes with a charger. Adult assembly required. Features: Chain-Driven Motor, Hand Operated Brakes, Stand-up, Twist Throttle, Pneumatic TiresMaximum Speed: 10 MPHMax Distance on One Charge: 8 MilesMotor Wattage: 100 WattsBattery Charge Life: Up to 2 HoursEstimated Charge Time: 12 HoursFrame Material: SteelFront Wheel Size: 8"Front Wheel Material: RubberRear Wheel Size: 140mmRear Wheel Material: PolyurethaneMaximum Weight Capacity: 125.0 Lb.Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpIncludes: UL Listed Battery Charger, Kickstand, Rechargeable BatteryBattery: Required, included: 2 lead acid non-universalAssembly Details: adult assembly required Read More

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