Thames & Kosmos Thames and Kosmos Solar Power

Build six solar-powered models and discover how solar cells generate electricity from light. The special solar panel in this kit consists of three solar cells and generates 1.5 volts of electricity (the equivalent to a AA battery) in bright... sunlight. A unique cradle allows you to use either the solar panel or the battery, depending on the strength of sunlight. You can even use the solar panel to charge up your own rechargeable AA batteries. The solar panel is positionable, so you can maximize its exposure to the sun to generate the most power. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 6th Grade, 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 177 Includes: Instruction Guide, Experiment Guide, Activity GuidePower Source: Solar-powered, Battery-PoweredMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: optional, not included: 1 zinc carbon AAAssembly Details: assembly required, tools provided Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Construct 12 models to learn about forces and simple machines. Build a balance scale to learn about lever arms, a freight elevator... to learn about pulleys, and a bicycle to learn about wheels. Construct a spinning motion picture machine to learn about centripetal and centrifugal forces, and a geared transmission to learn about gears. Build a simple spring scale to measure the forces acting on your models and an inclined plane to learn about normal force and gravitational force. Make a water wheel powered crane and a catapult to learn about the transfer of energy. Awards: 2006 Parents' Choice Foundation Girl Toy of the Year2013 Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards for the Family Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 103 Includes: Experiment Guide, Activity Guide, Instruction GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Head into the lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology focused on heredity and variation in organisms,... and DNA, the acid that holds the blueprints for life. See genetic material with your own eyes as you isolate the DNA from a tomato in a test tube, and investigate inheritance and learn how traits are passed down from parents to children. Learn about dominant and recessive genes and play inheritance games to determine how traits will be expressed. Discover the biology of reproduction, the components of cells, and how chromosomes are combined and copied, then crack the genetic code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit together. Analyze DNA evidence to identify suspects and solve a crime, and breed your own bacteria colony to experiment with survival of the fittest! Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 10 Years and UpGrade Level: 4th Grade, 6th Grade, 5th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 40 Includes: Experiment Guide, Instruction Guide, Activity 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
$35.99 at Target

News of environmental problems threatening life on Earth seems to be everywhere and can be frightening and confusing, especially t...o a child. This science kit gives you the tools and information to learn firsthand about the environmental problems burdening our planet and how we as a civilization can overcome these problems through sustainable practices and the sensible use of technology. The kit is organized into five main sections: renewable energies, natural resource usage, climate change prevention, waste and water management, and energy conservation. Exploring these topics by doing hands-on experiments and seeing real results helps young scientists attain a solid grounding in these often abstract and intangible concepts. Awards: 2010 Parents' Choice Foundation Parents' Choice Recommended AwardManufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 4th Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 34 Includes: Activity Guide, Balloon, Experiment Guide, Instruction Guide, SeedsPower Source: Manual, BatteriesMaterial: Rubber, Paper, PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: Required, not included: 1 alkaline 9 voltAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.49 at Target

Chemistry C500 takes you on an introductory tour of chemistry with 28 classic experiments. Learn about reactions between phases of... matter, discover the colorful effects of acids and bases, perform astonishing "magic" tricks for your friends, make fizzy and foamy reactions, write messages with invisible ink, investigate metals and salts with electrochemical experiments, and much more! This kit is an excellent introduction for children who are interested in chemistry but who are not yet ready for a more advanced set. Awards: 2007 Parents' Choice Foundation Girl Toy of the YearManufacturer's Suggested Age: 10 Years and UpGrade Level: 6th Grade, 4th Grade, 5th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 17 Includes: Experiment Guide, Instruction Guide, Activity GuidePower Source: BatteriesMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: Required, not included: 1 alkaline 9 voltAssembly Details: no assembly required Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$62.99 at Target

Build 20 different models and power them with a new type of environmentally friendly "fuel cell" to learn about electrochemical ce...lls and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). This special battery is a metal-air electrochemical cell that uses only magnesium plates, salt water, and the oxygen in the air to generate electricity. Experiment with different concentrations of salt to see how long your battery can run as you earn about electrochemistry and battery technology. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 10 Years and UpGrade Level: 8th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, 5th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 91 Includes: Activity Guide, Instruction Guide, Experiment GuidePower Source: Manual, 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
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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
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The state of Earth?s atmosphere affects us all, which explains why the weather is one of the most popular topics of conversation a...nd scientific study. With this kit, you can investigate specific weather phenomena and the climate system with 23 hands-on experiments. Build a model of Earth and its atmosphere to demonstrate how the global wind system works, and replicate Earth?s heat reservoirs, thermals, and global and local winds. Recreate ocean currents in a small basin of water and simulate Earth?s rotation and revolution. Experiment to see how carbon dioxide levels affect temperature and explore the hydrological cycle to learn about humidity, clouds, and precipitation. Awards: 2013 Dr. Toy Dr. Toy Best PicksManufacturer's Suggested Age: 10 Years and UpGrade Level: 3rd Grade, 6th Grade, 5th Grade, 4th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 42 Includes: Activity Guide, Experiment Guide, Instruction GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: Paper, PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Experiment with fascinating soap bubbles to learn physical science fundamentals in a fun way. See for yourself why these elegantly... simple structures of soap, water, and air are still studied by scientists, modeled by mathematicians, emulated by architects, and immortalized by artists and writers. Blow giant bubbles, mini-bubbles, bubbles within bubbles, chains of bubbles, and bubble blankets. Learn about the love-hate relationship between soap and water, and the scientific phenomenon of surface tension. Observe the subtle colors of bubbles, and discover how a bubble?s color can reveal when it will pop. Awards: 2004 Parents' Choice Foundation Girl Toy of the YearManufacturer's Suggested Age: 9 Years and UpGrade Level: 6th Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 33 Includes: Instruction Guide, Experiment Guide, Activity GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Budding botanists will love getting their hands dirty in this unique biological science experiment kit. Learn about plants and see...ds by conducting experiments in a specially designed botanical laboratory with greenhouse domes. Assemble the domed greenhouses, complete with thermometers and ventilation. Construct an automatic watering system to keep your plants from getting too thirsty. Grow beans, cress, and zinnia flowers, and learn how each plant has different needs. Awards: 2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice AwardManufacturer's Suggested Age: 5 Years and UpGrade Level: 1st Grade, Kindergarten, 2nd GradeEducational Focus: Teaching Aid, ScienceFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 41 Includes: Instruction Guide, Activity Guide, Experiment Guide, SeedsPower Source: ManualMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Science is often said to be magic, and magical phenomena are often explained with science. This kit gives kids a fun way to explor...e 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 won?t 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. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 7 Years and UpGrade Level: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th GradeEducational Focus: Teaching Aid, ScienceFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 40 Includes: Instruction Guide, Experiment Guide, Activity Guide, MagnetsPower Source: ManualMaterial: Paper, Plastic, RubberCare and Cleaning: Wipe CleanWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly required Read More

K'nex
$60.99 at Target

Bring the excitement of KID K'NEX to the classroom with this fun and engaging life science set. Big, bright and colorful KID K'NEX... pieces, lots of eyes, and more provides young learners with the motivation to build, role-play, and learn. Set includes 198 KID K'NEX pieces including: eyes, fins, tentacles and beaks. Eight two-sided 1:1 correspondence building cards perfect for young learners and a KID K'NEX Food Web Poster. Build up to 14 of the 18 models shown on the building cards at the same time. The perfect addition to support science, nature, life cycle, or creature unit. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 3 Years and UpIncludes: Connectors, Rods, Storage Box, Toy Building ComponentsNumber of Pieces: 198 Material: PlasticEducational Focus: Creative Thinking, Science, Shapes and ColorsDimensions: 4.5 " H x 12.25 " W x 16.75 " L Product Weight: 6.21 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: no battery used Read More

K'nex
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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

K'nex
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The K'NEX® Education Roller Coaster Physics Set is designed to help students as they learn how to design and conduct scientific in...vestigations, identify variables of the problem and select appropriate independent and dependent variables for investigations. The Teacher's Guide offers ideas, in the form of nine lab exercises, that outline ways in which students in grades 11 and 12 may use the set to study physics, and in particular mechanics. The studies adopt a hands-on, student-inquiry based approach in which the teacher is encouraged to develop each lab investigation using the 5E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate) of inquiry while students utilize the Four Question Strategy for experiment design. Set includes 2039 K'NEX® parts ? enough to build 11 roller coasters, inclined planes, and loop systems using K'NEX®! Supports 6 - 8 students working in teams. Building instructions comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. Packaged in 3 strong storage trays with snap-on lids. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 14 Years and UpIncludes: Instruction GuideNumber of Pieces: 2039 Material: PlasticEducational Focus: ScienceDimensions: 13.0 " H x 14.5 " W x 17.5 " L Product Weight: 21.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: Required, not included: 2 AA Read More

K'nex
$86.99 at Target

K'NEX Bricks makes this an outstanding building set for the elementary classroom. The 1,200 K'NEX pieces and 20 building ideas ena...ble students to build models at least 3 at a time working alone or with a classmate. When used as a part of a Science/Technology Center in the classroom, it soon becomes a favorite with boys and girls alike. Three children can build independently with the materials or three small groups of students can work as teams to follow color-coded instructions or their own imaginations as they build. Children learn and practice skills related to spatial relationships, collaboration, and team work as they build and create. The materials are packaged in a strong stackable storage tray with a snap-on lid. This would be an excellent addition to any educational setting where children are encouraged to explore and challenge their imaginations.Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 6 Years and UpIncludes: Storage BoxNumber of Pieces: 1200 Material: PlasticEducational Focus: Science, Creative Thinking, Shapes and ColorsDimensions: 4.75 " H x 12.25 " W x 16.75 " L Product Weight: 6.2 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: 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

K'nex
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Sprocket Gears! Spur Gears! Rack and Pinion! And More! The K'NEX® Education Gears set is designed to introduce students to the sci...entific concepts associated with gears. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts 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. Extension activities to explore the concepts more deeply are also included. Set includes 198 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: 198 Material: PlasticEducational Focus: Math, Creative Thinking, ScienceDimensions: 2.25 " H x 12.25 " W x 12.5 " L Product Weight: 2.4 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: no battery used Read More

K'nex
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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

InfiniToy
$30.49 at Target

Take ZOOB creations to the next level. The ZOOB 175 Piece Challenge Kit allows you to design and build creations to solve challeng...es. There are 26 mind-bending challenges with multiple possible solutions: hitting targets, building a ramp, making balls bounce, build a zip-line and much more! For ages 8+This building set is for older kids and helps kids learn and apply S.T.E.M. principles (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).Includes: 175 classic ZOOB pieces, plus wheels, elastic bands, and other building materials, 26 ZOOB challenges + 9 Bonus challenges, Instruction guides to build 40 creations. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpNumber of Pieces: 175Material: PlasticDimensions: 14.25 " H x 2.88 " W x 14.25 " L Product Weight: 3.75 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: no battery used Read More

K'nex
$349.99 at Target

The K'NEX® Education Simple Machines Deluxe set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with simpl...e machines ? Levers, Pulleys, Wheel and Axles, Inclined Planes, including Wedge and Screw, and Gears. 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 a glossary of key terms and definitions, includes an overview of the concepts associated with the different simple machines, identifies student objectives for each investigation, and offers plans and scripts to successfully present selected models and their associated activities. Student Activity and Reference Sheets comprise illustrations and definitions of some of the concepts featured in the model building activities. Set includes 3447 K'NEX® parts ? enough to build 60 simple machine models! Supports 10 - 15 students working in teams. Building instructions comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpIncludes: Instruction GuideNumber of Pieces: 3477 Material: PlasticEducational Focus: Shapes and Colors, Math, Creative Thinking, ScienceDimensions: 12.5 " H x 14.0 " W x 20.25 " L Product Weight: 19.9 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothBattery: no battery used Read More

NSI
$32.99 $33.99 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

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