Thames & Kosmos Thames and Kosmos Science or Magic?

Science is often said to be magic, and magical phenomena are often explained with science. This kit gives kids a fun way to explore scientific occurrences and principles by doing exciting tricks and performances for an audience. The 20 easy... tricks in this kit always have scientific explanations behind them, even if they appear to defy the laws of physics and nature. The tricks include levitating objects, making objects appear as if to move on their own, gravity-defying water, magically puncturing an apple with a flimsy plastic straw, a magical funnel that wont let water through, resting a balloon on a bed of nails without it popping, disappearing water, a magical balancing butterfly, levitating a funnel on a string, a magic box that makes objects disappear, and many more. Fun demonstrations include: What falls faster, a feather or a heavy weight? Can you blow bubbles into two glasses of water at the same time? Can you make a water balloon rise up on its own from the bottom of a tub of water? The kit also includes a small cardboard theater, props, tickets, and flyers to set the right stage for your magic show. The 48-page, full-color, comic-book style manual guides you through the preparation and performance of 20 magic tricks. Dimensions: 16.8in length x 11.5in width x 3.2in height 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

Adams
$8.99 at YoYo.com

The Everything Kids Magical Science Experiments Book is filled with over 50 science experiments that bend the rules of time, space... and logic so far, they appear to be magical.Kids can conduct these experiments safely in the home, unlocking the mysteries of experiments that: you can create using common food items; will help you explore the magic of heating and cooling; you can conduct in your front or back garden; have to do with the senses and human body; probe physical processes and changes; and, delve into chemical and biological processes and changes.Packed with 30 magical science-related puzzles and over 50 experiments that are sure to get kids excited about chemistry, science and physics, The Everything Kids Magical Science Experiments Book is the perfect tool for anyone who is awed by the magic of science. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/1/2007 Pages: 144 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Tom Robinson Publisher: Adams Media Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.43in width x 9.25in height Weight: 5.59oz. Read More

POOF-Slinky
$23.49 $29.99 at YoYo.com

With an assortment of crystal growing activities, the Ultimate Crystal Kit has more crystals for you to grow than any other kit! Y...oull learn all about crystals and grow every type of crystal imaginable, including giant gems, glowing geodes, and an entire crystal garden. Features include: ?This kit has 15 different crystal growing activities ?Grow geodes and grow giant crystals ?Grow crystals quickly - See spectacular results with in a 2 - 3 days ?This fun kit makes geology exciting and accessible to kids ?The crystal experiments in this kit make great projects for science fairs Recommended Ages:9 and up Dimensions: 15.19in length x 12.19in width x 3.39in height Read More

Houghton Mifflin
$7.99 at YoYo.com

Earth takes center stage in this updated version of Virginia Lee Burton?s 1962 classic Life Story. Told through five acts, Burton?...s art and text tell the history of earth from beginning to present day. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the planet?s history and their leading roles in it today. The book has been updated with cutting-edge science, including up-to-the-minute information on fossil records and the geologic principles. We are thrilled to provide this updated artistic and visionary work in time for the anniversary of Virginia Lee Burtons 100th birthday. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 11/16/2009 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Virginia Lee Burton Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.48in length x 0.39in width x 9.01in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

Educational Insights
$12.49 $14.99 at YoYo.com

Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Beginning Science Hot Dots Jr. Card Set Beginning Science: Animal habitats and diets, roots, s...eeds, and fruits Getting ready for school has never been this much fun! Hot Dots Jr. card sets teach children all they need for academic success. Cards can be used alone as traditional flash cards, or when used with Ace?the Talking, Teaching Dog or Kat?the Talking, Teaching Kitty (both sold separately), fun lights and encouraging sounds guide children through cute, colorful lessons. Ages 3+/Grades Pre-K+ ? Set includes 36 double-sided cards?72 early learning activities ? Double-sided cards measure 6L x 4H each and store in included cases that feature handles for learning on the go Recommended Ages: 3 years - 6 years Read More

Workman Publishing Company
$16.95 at YoYo.com

Summary: Its pure bottled magic! A complete kit that ingeniously marries science and fun in the breakthrough vein of The Bug Book ...and Bug Bottle (1.7 million copies in print) and The Bones Book and Skeleton (1.65 million copies in print), Pop Bottle Science presents 79 easy, hands-on experiments that probe the worlds of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, weather, the human body, and even astronomy. The Pop Bottle bottle is a perfect miniature science lab--see-through, flexible, air-tight when necessary, made out of a durable, shatter-proof plastic and designed with a removable top that doubles as a funnel. The Pop Bottle book is a lively, fully illustrated 96-page guide to astonishment. Each experiment begins with a challenge and ends with an explanation of the scientific principles involved. Kids can design a volcano and watch it erupt. Create a tornado-maker and see how twisters work. Make quicksand--is it solid or liquid? Observe photosynthesis in action. Simulate Jupiters giant red spot, investigate buoyancy, demonstrate inertia, and discover the Bernoulli principle--which allows planes to fly. Plus, turn the bottle into a barometer, a thermometer, walkie-talkie, trombone, compass--or groovy lava lamp. About the Author: ?Lynn Brunelle, a four-time Emmy Award?winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, is the author of Pop Bottle Science and Camp Out!. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two children. Author: LynnBrunelle Illustrator:0 Publisher:Workman Publishing Company Published Date:09/01/2004 ISBN:0761129804 #of pages:#N/A Author: Lynn Brunelle Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Dimensions: 2.63in length x 3.97in width x 8.03in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

National Geographic
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Did you know that a lions roar can be heard up to five miles away? That an astronauts heartbeat slows down in space? That about $5...0 billion of Monopoly money is printed each year? Three hundred wacky facts pop from the colorful, compact pages of Weird but True! 3, an irresistible trove of facts and fun, based on the top-scoring feature in the countrys premier childrens magazine?National Geographic Kids. Brain-bending information entertains as it educates, covering topics such as science, animals, food, pop culture, weather, geography, and everything else under the sun. Plus, for the first time, this edition contains fun facts generated by readers! The original Weird but True book was an overnight success, selling tens of thousand of copies through bookstores in its first month on the market. The third edition is poised to follow, as it explodes with all-new facts, whimsical design, and even more eye-popping features that kids will love. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/14/2011 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: National Geographic Kids Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.54in length x 6.61in width x 0.49in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

National Geographic
$13.90 at YoYo.com

The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up t...hrough cracks in the Earth?s crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber?s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 7/8/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Anne Schreiber Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.15in length x 0.38in width x 9.33in height Weight: 8.48oz. Read More

Sandpiper
$7.00 at YoYo.com

Simple language and bold illustrations make this a fun and informative book about the sun. ?Add this one to primary-grade science ...shelves.?--Booklist Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/7/1987 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Gail Gibbons Publisher: Sandpiper Dimensions: 9.92in length x 7.96in width x 0.11in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

Boyds Mills Press
$17.95 at YoYo.com

Ever since Charles Darwin revealed his landmark ideas about evolution in 1859, new findings have confirmed, expanded, and refined ...his concepts. Now, author Laurence Pringle, one of the nations premier science writers, brings together the pillars of evidence that support our understanding of evolution in this ALA Notable Childrens Book. Field biology, genetics, geology, paleontology, and medicine all add to the impressive structure of evidence. With a perfect blend of science and art, renowned illustrator Steve Jenkins creates stunning new depictions of important concepts and key evolutionary scientists. More than fifty photographs capture natural marvels, including awe-inspiring fossils, life forms, and geological wonders. The result is a full, clear, and up-to-date account of the monumental evidence supporting the modern view of evolution. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2011 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Laurence Pringle Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 0.5in length x 8.75in width x 10in height Weight: 20.8 oz Read More

Frank Schaffer
$14.99 at YoYo.com

Words Every Second Grader Needs to Know! is a resource designed to enhance a students understanding of vocabulary in essential con...tent areas. Each activity gives students extra practice with academic vocabulary, which are the subject-specific words that often challenge learners. Though students rarely encounter these words in everyday use, knowing them is essential to students ability to learn new subject concepts. --The 180 words in Words Every Second Grader Needs to Know! have been carefully selected to match national education standards in the curriculum areas of math, science and health, technology, language arts, history, geography, civics and economics, and the arts. The activities feature vocabulary words in a variety of contexts so that students can make their own thoughtful connections about them. This book also includes a reproducible student dictionary, vocabulary game ideas and reproducible templates, and word cards??tools that will make learning academic vocabulary words both effective and fun! --Each book features: -- *180 subject-specific vocabulary words *Standards-based activities *Vocabulary games and templates *A student dictionary *Word cards Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/2009 Pages: 144 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Lee Justice Publisher: Frank Schaffer Dimensions: 10.59in length x 8.3in width x 0.5in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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