Thames & Kosmos Thames andamp; Kosmos Little Labs: Botany Greenhouse

Budding botanists will love getting their hands dirty in this unique biological science experiment kit. Learn about plants and seeds 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. Experiment with plant cells and capillary action. Learn how roots work to transport water and nutrients throughout a plant. Conduct experiments that demonstrate how plants need water, light, and heat to grow. Discover the strength of a bean and how leaves sweat. See why grass grows back after it is cut and how cuttings can grow roots. Germinate fruit and vegetable plants from the seeds in your kitchen. Grow a flower garden. Make tiny plaster bugs to decorate your garden. Collect seeds with your socks, and grow a funny grass head. Make leaf and bark rubbings. Learn how you can force budded branches to bloom in winter. With a 48-page, full-color illustrated guidebook, this kit teaches botany fundamentals with step-by-step instructions for the hands-on experiments as well as growing information for many common plants. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 14.6in length x 3.1in width x 11.5in height Weight: 1.8lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$29.99 at Target

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
$33.49 at Target

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
$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

Astonish yourself with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as you explore human perception and the physics of light wit...h 35 hands-on experiments. With this kit, you can: experiment with light and the color, build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses, investigate lenses and light refraction, experiment with spatial vision and depth perception, view stunning optical illusions, and much more! Awards: 2010 Parents' Choice Foundation Girl Toy of the YearManufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 3rd GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 37 Includes: Experiment Guide, Activity Guide, Instruction GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: Plastic, PaperCare 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
$31.49 at Target

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
$31.49 at Target

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
$35.99 at Target

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

Manhattan Toy
$31.49 at AfterSchool.com

Dinosaur Croquet! The classic game of croquet has a prehistoric twist. Use your mallet to knock your ball through the dinosaur arc...hes. This elementary game supports gross motor development and allows children to practice good sportsmanship through taking turns. Set includes three dinosaur shaped arches, two padded wooden balls and two wooden mallets. ABOUT MANHATTAN TOY Play is discovery and exploration, and joy, and growth, and learning, and so much more. And for us play is serious work. So when we bring play to life, we do it with a commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and creativity. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our consumers large and small. Originality Founded in 1979 by Francis Goldwyn (grandson of motion picture studio owner Sam Goldwyn), Manhattan Toy pioneered the use of non-traditional fabrics in toy design and introduced delightful new body styles in soft toys. Although Goldwyn is no longer involved in the ownership of Manhattan Toy, we remain true to his vision of marching to the beat of a different (toy) drum. Developmental Value Play is not only fun, its essential to a childs cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our design process blends science and whimsy to produce toys that offer children a rich array of visual and tactile stimulation and unlimited opportunities for imaginative exploration. Quality and Safety Our unsurpassed quality standards ensure that our toys are both durable and safe. Prior to manufacture, each Manhattan Toy design is thoroughly tested to comply with the most rigorous international standards for childrens products. Our quality assurance team continually reviews designs and procedures to ensure that products exceed both existing and new safety regulations. Recommended Ages:3 ? 8 Read More

Manhattan Toy
$25.00 at AfterSchool.com

A creative way for dinosaur play! The Dino Spikes Ring Toss game includes a baby blue polka dotted dino stand that features oversi...zed spikes on its back, perfect for ring toss play! This ring toss set Includes six color coded rings for tossing and one dinosaur shaped ring toss stand that slots together for easy set up. The blue dino doubles as a colorful piece of room decor. ABOUT MANHATTAN TOY Play is discovery and exploration, and joy, and growth, and learning, and so much more. And for us play is serious work. So when we bring play to life, we do it with a commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and creativity. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our consumers large and small. Originality Founded in 1979 by Francis Goldwyn (grandson of motion picture studio owner Sam Goldwyn), Manhattan Toy pioneered the use of non-traditional fabrics in toy design and introduced delightful new body styles in soft toys. Although Goldwyn is no longer involved in the ownership of Manhattan Toy, we remain true to his vision of marching to the beat of a different (toy) drum. Developmental Value Play is not only fun, its essential to a childs cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our design process blends science and whimsy to produce toys that offer children a rich array of visual and tactile stimulation and unlimited opportunities for imaginative exploration. Quality and Safety Our unsurpassed quality standards ensure that our toys are both durable and safe. Prior to manufacture, each Manhattan Toy design is thoroughly tested to comply with the most rigorous international standards for childrens products. Our quality assurance team continually reviews designs and procedures to ensure that products exceed both existing and new safety regulations. Read More

Klutz
$19.95 at AfterSchool.com

WARNING:CHOKING HAZARD! Children under 8 yrs can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. ...Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once. Boom! Splat! Kablooey! comes with all the special equipment you need to make ordinary ingredients from your kitchen go boom in impressive ? yet non-destructive ? style. A Geyser Tube? and a depth charge make table salt and a bottle of soda into a backyard geyser. A bevy of balloons turns a regular pop into a big ol? BOOM. And the Can o? pops is specially designed to explode again and again and again and? you get the idea. We?re all charged up to get kids learning about science. And have a blast doing it. Comes With: 4 balloons, Geyser Tube, depth charge, can o thousand pops ? Create wonderful things ? Be good ? Have fun Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1948 Pages: 60 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Pat Murphy Publisher: Klutz Dimensions: 8.97in length x 1.53in width x 10.03in height Weight: 15.51oz. Read More

Manhattan Toy
$15.00 at AfterSchool.com

Friends from the Safari are hear to help you hone in your motor skills. Each lacing toy features fun animal pieces that fit togeth...er to create a unique lacing puzzle. Includes colored shoelace and wooden animal shapes with brightly colored screen printed graphics. Collect all three lacing puzzles including: Lace-A-Long Farm and Lace-A-Long Pets. Product Measures: 42 x 1 x 2 Recommended Ages: 3 - 10 years ABOUT MANHATTAN TOY Play is discovery and exploration, and joy, and growth, and learning, and so much more. And for us play is serious work. So when we bring play to life, we do it with a commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and creativity. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our consumers large and small. Originality Founded in 1979 by Francis Goldwyn (grandson of motion picture studio owner Sam Goldwyn), Manhattan Toy pioneered the use of non-traditional fabrics in toy design and introduced delightful new body styles in soft toys. Although Goldwyn is no longer involved in the ownership of Manhattan Toy, we remain true to his vision of marching to the beat of a different (toy) drum. Developmental Value Play is not only fun, its essential to a childs cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our design process blends science and whimsy to produce toys that offer children a rich array of visual and tactile stimulation and unlimited opportunities for imaginative exploration. Quality and Safety Our unsurpassed quality standards ensure that our toys are both durable and safe. Prior to manufacture, each Manhattan Toy design is thoroughly tested to comply with the most rigorous international standards for childrens products. Our quality assurance team continually reviews designs and procedures to ensure that products exceed both existing and new safety regulations. Read More

Scholastic
$6.99 at AfterSchool.com

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated ...scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back! When the Magic School Bus turns into a beehive, Ms. Frizzles class learns firsthand about how workers, drones, and the queen bees live together. Readers will be abuzz with knowledge as they discover how honeybees find food; make a comb, honey, and beeswax; and care for their young, all from the bees perspective. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1998 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: Scholastic Dimensions: 8.4in length x 8.91in width x 0.11in height Weight: 5.59oz. Read More

Houghton Mifflin
$17.99 at AfterSchool.com

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. While Temple?s d...octor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make. This compelling biography complete with Temple?s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/3/2012 Pages: 148 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Sy MontgomeryPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 0.75in length x 7.5in width x 10.5in height Weight: 23.36 oz Read More

VTech
$20.99 $24.99 at AfterSchool.com

VTech InnoTab Software - Dinosaur Train In the new Dinosaur Train educational software title for the InnoTab Learning App Tablet, ...your child can join Buddy and Tiny through a variety of adventures as they learn skills in science, reading, math, creativity, and more! Read the e-book to see Buddy learn about teeth after he loses his first tooth. Or play the learning games where Buddy and Tiny take the Dinosaur Train to exciting places where they make new friends. As they play, your child will love exploring under the sea and the Big Pond as they learn about fossils. To bring out their artistic side, your child can create music or design their own unique Dinosaur Train tickets by playing with the creative activities! Product Measures: .5 by 2.1 by 1.5 Recommended Ages: 4 - 6 years Read More

VTech
$21.49 $24.99 at AfterSchool.com

VTech InnoTab Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Software The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have emerged from their hidden lair in t...he sewers to meter out some justice in this exciting InnoTab software title by VTech! Their friend April learns that Shredder is planning to invade the city, and his ultimate plan will strike very close to home. Its your job to help! This educational learning game for kids teaches math, science, vocabulary and more. Help the Turtles try and thwart Shredders evil plan. Turtle Power! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are always off on exciting adventures, and now they need your help! Play along with ten interactive learning games that teach about math, science, geometry, vocabulary and more on this InnoTab software cartridge from VTech! Tilt the tablet up and down to move and jump in the Turtle Skateboard game! Read the Mousers Attack! e-book and enjoy photo activities and two creative games. (Camera games compatible with all InnoTab systems with a camera). Whos your favorite Ninja Turtle? Find out on their to ?Join The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on ten different learning adventures ?Features an e-book based on the popular Mousers Attack episode ?Teaches math, science, geometry, logic, vocabulary and more ?Take and decorate photos with Ninja Turtles stickers and frames (InnoTab 2/2S/3/3S only) ?Compatible with all InnoTab systems Dimensions: 2.1in length x 1.5in width x 0.5in height Read More

Dowling Magnets
$19.95 at AfterSchool.com

Dowling Magnets Super Science Magnet Kit Dowling Magnets Super Science Magnet Kit includes lots of different types of magnets like... the large steel horseshoe magnet, ceramic horseshoe magnet, ceramic bar magnet, disc magnets, ring magnets and plastic-encased north/south bar magnet. It also comes with other accessories to teach kids more about science. Why Youll Love It: The different types of magnets lets kids explore and learn about the properties of magnets. Age: 8 years and up Features An assortment of powerful magnets Includes Six different types of magnets Color paper clips, iron filling and steel shapes Compass, cork and Lodestone An activity booklet Read More

Ravensburger
$11.49 $13.99 at AfterSchool.com

Ravensburger Science X Activity Kit - Secret Codes How do you crack a secret code? How do you encrypt your own secret messages? Wi...th these exciting activities, every budding secret agent will turn into an expert cryptologist. Which method will you choose to accomplish your mission? Features: Read More

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