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
$35.99 at Target

The beautifully illustrated manual included with the Kids' First Biology Lab Experiment Kit guides you through observations of man...y 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 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. Features 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. 11 experiments total. Requires two (2) AA batteries (not included). For ages 8 and older. Materials: Plastic, Metal, Glass. Dimensions: 16.8 L x 11.5 W x 3.2 H - Packaged; 1.4 lbs Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$175.99 at Target

With the Electronics: Advanced Circuits Experiment Kit, start out by experimenting with colorful light-up circuits as you dive int...o 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, and 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, or use an operational amplifier and an FM radio module to build an alarm clock. This kit uses the same unique electric building blocks as our other electronics kits, with the addition of many new advanced components, allowing you to build more complex circuits. The more than 140 electronic components include capacitors, resistors, transistors, LEDs (light emitting diodes), phototransistor, switches, speaker, integrated circuit, infrared LED, diodes, FM tuner, 555 timer, operation amplifier, two potentiometers, electrodes, voltage and current meter, microphone, and 9-volt battery pack. Requires one (1) 9 Volt battery (not included). For ages 10 and older. Materials: Plastic, Metal, Wire. Dimensions: 21.3 L x 14.6 W x 3.8 H - Packaged; 3.7 lbs Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$131.99 at Target

Thames and Kosmos 628777 This kit still has our award-winning model car with its unique reversible fuel cell not found in other fu...el cell car models. The car still functions in the same manner as described on the opposite page. The Fuel Cell X7 edition is designed to be accessible to more users, both in terms of content and price. The manual focuses more on building and designing a fuel cell car, rather than the comprehensive lesson on the science of fuel cells and solar cells found in the original version. The minimum age is lower and the instructions are geared toward a younger audience. The kit has been optimized for simplicity and ease of use over thorough experimentation. With its new focus, some parts have become unnecessary and have been removed to reduce the cost. The kit that is right for you or your child will depend on your needs, interest level, and age group. Features: -Green.-For ages 10 years and above.-Powered by renewable energy.-Assemble a working fuel cell car.-Discover how fuel cells work.-Use a unique reversible fuel cell.-Learn about the potential alternative energies for automobiles.-Learn about fuel cell car design.-No batteries required.-Includes a full-color, 16-page manual.-Plastic, wire and rubber construction.-Gender: Boy.-Category: Science.-Minimum Age Requirement: 8 Years And Up.-Age Start: 10 Years.-Age End: And Up.Dimensions: -Weight: 2 lbs.-Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 11.5.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 14.6.-Overall Depth - Front to Ba... Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$49.99 at Target

Almost everyone has heard of a chemistry set. But until this kit was introduced, a physics set was almost unheard of. Physics is a...n essential science for everyone, and this kit provides a comprehensive explanation of mechanical physics. Through building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments with the models, you will learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics. Start by building small models, such as a fixed pulley, to learn about basic forces and simple machines. Then, work your way up to more complex machines, such as a pendulum clock, to learn more advanced concepts like work and centripetal force. This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of you. This kit includes more than 300 building pieces. The 64-page, full-color manual presents assembly instructions, experiments and explanations in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner. Ages 8 and up. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$179.99 at Target

Thames and Kosmos 620318 Features: -Can build your own experimental reversible fuel cell car to learn more about this energy sourc...e.-Users will learn how a reversible fuel cell works to perform electrolysis as well as to create energy.-During electrolysis, water is separated into hydrogen and oxygen and resulting energy is stored as a gas.-Gas is fed into the fuel cell, which then serves as the power source.-96 Page guide book.-Additionally required: 1 quart of distilled water.-Ages 10 and up.-Generates, or is powered by, renewable energy (naturally replenished, no limited supply).-This product may meet additional green criteria.-The only by-product is clean water.-The kit also comes with a rolling display stand and a battery pack.-No batteries required.-Electricity required to activate electrolysis is created with a large solar cell included with the kit.-Category: Science.-Minimum Age Requirement: 8 Years And Up.-Collection: Alternative Energy and Environmental Science.Specifications: -Contents: Wire, motor, chassic, axle, gas collector, 4 wheels, solar panel with support, syringe, tube, digital multimeter, test tube, protective goggles, labels...Dimensions: -Guide book dimensions: 8.25'' W x 11.5'' D.-Overall Product Weight: 3.5.Assembly: -Assembly required. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$44.99 at Target

Thames and Kosmos 624811 Features: -Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy. -Build a waterwheel, a sa...wmill, and a hammer mill to harness the energy of moving water to do different types of physical work. -Learn about water pressure by building a water tower, communicating vessels, and a water fountain. -Construct a hydroelectric power station to generate electricity and light an LED. -Learn about where the energy in ocean waves, tides, and rivers comes. -Full-color. -32 Page experiment manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information. -Ages 8 and up. -No batteries required. -Assembly required. -Guide book dimensions: 5.5 W x 8.25 D. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Thames and Kosmos 638016 Features: -Science kit gives you the tools and information to learn firsthand about the environmental pro...blems. -Kit is organized into five main sections: renewable energies, natural resource usage, climate change prevention, waste and water management, and energy conservation. -By doing hands-on experiments and seeing real results helps young scientists attain a solid grounding. -Construct a miniature water treatment plant. -Learn how substances in unnatural concentrations can pollute habitats and harm life. -Manufacture recycled paper and plastic. -Get an understanding of the rapid growth in world population. -Explore the causes and consequences of the greenhouse effect with carbon dioxide tests. -Experiment with heat transfer and insolation. -Build devices to explore wind power, water power. -Track down wasteful uses of energy at school and in your home. -Full-color. -48 Page manual guides your experiments and energy conservation activities. -Ages 10 and up. -Generates, or is powered by, renewable energy (naturally replenished, no limited supply). -This product may meet additional green criteria. -No batteries required. -Assembly required. -Guide book dimensions: 5.5 W x 8.25 D. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$62.99 at Target

Do-It-Yourself Science Show. Amaze your audience with awesome chemistry demonstrations! Rehearse and perform a science show to ent...ertain your friends and family, and teach them some science in the process. The experiments in this kit have been carefully selected and scripted to create exciting performances. This chemistry set contains the lab equipment, materials, and chemicals you need to put on your own science show. A special 64-page, full-color, comic-book style manual guides you through the preparation and performance of 25 shows. The manual instructs you how to conduct each experiment, explains what is happening scientifically, and gives you stage directions for executing it smoothly and safely like a professional. Special cue cards are also included to help you remember your lines and each experimentandrsquo;s procedure.The experiments are divided into five shows. In the elemental show, you can crush a soda can with water and heat, move particles with your magic wand, produce a fabric that doesnandrsquo;t burn, make dazzling colored flames with chemicals, and craft a blazing witchandrsquo;s breath. In the water show, you will defy gravity with water, make water vanish into thin air, bend a spoon and a stream of water, repel water with your fingertips, and make a fire-resistant balloon.Recommended Ages: 8 years and Up Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.49 at Target

In this increasingly digital world, it is more and more important for children to have a basic understanding of electricity and el...ectronics. With the Electronics Experiment Kit, you can get a well-rounded introduction to electronic circuits and the most important electronic components found in today's digital devices! Assemble 21 electric circuits on the custom-designed plastic circuit board, including a moisture sensor, conductivity tester, polygraph, alarm systems, door alarm, flip-flop circuit, timed switch, timer, flashing lights, battery tester, touch sensor, and temperature sensor. Become familiar with essential electronic components, including conducting connectors, resistors, LEDs (light-emitting diodes), capacitors, transistors, switches, and power sources. Learn about conductors, insulators, and the flow of electrons! Understand abstract scientific terms like voltage, current, and resistance. Learn how to read circuit diagrams and circuit symbols. 48-page manual included. Requires one (1) 9 Volt battery (not included). For ages 8 and older. Materials: Plastic, Metal, Wire. Dimensions: 13.1 L x 8.9 W x 2.6 H - Packaged; 1 lb 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 children a fun way to ex...plore 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. 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 the 20 magic tricks. For ages 7 and older. Materials: Plastic, Cardboard. Dimensions: 16.8 L x 11.5 W x 3.2 H - Packaged; 1.4 lbs Read More

Manhattan Toy
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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, it's essential to a child's 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 children's products. Our quality assurance team continually reviews designs and procedures to ensure that products exceed both existing and new safety regulations. Recommended Ages:3 and#8211; 8 Read More

Alex Toys
$11.79 at AfterSchool.com

Take bath toys to a whole new level. These Water Flutes by Alex are real instruments that kids can experiment with while they soak... in the suds. The five flutes come with laminated song sheets that are color-coded and easy to follow. Whether your child wants to learn how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb or just mess around, she will have a blast and learn a lot too. In addition to developing musical interest and ability, there is even some science learning to be had. The Water Flutes can be tuned according to the amount of water in each one. Kids will love adjusting the water levels based on the clear measurements marked on the flutes - and will pick up on some basic physics principles in the process. With a toy as fun, educational, and durable as this, your child can get the most out of bath time. And you'll enjoy how cute she is when she's covered in soapy bubbles and putting on a recital. Bath time can be a hard sell for kids. Read More

Hearth Song
$9.99 at AfterSchool.com

Geyser Guys Geyser Gusher Water Cannon. A cannon with no fuse? Simply submerge this award-winning water cannon in pool or pond, gr...asp the two handles, and pull. You've just fired a one-inch stream of water as much as 30 feet in the air. (Science buffs will learn that the phenomenon of fluid gaining momentum as it flows through a decreasing diameter is known as the Venturi effect.) It's phenomenally fun - active, interactive, and trusty as Ol' Faithful - no parts to break; no batteries to add. Assorted colors; we will choose for you. For ages 5 and up with adult supervision. Sorry, gift wrap is not available. Read More

The Young Scientists Club
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Young Scientists Club The Magic School Bus: Blasting Off with Erupting Volcanoes Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientist...s on a wild ride while blasting off with erupting volcanoes. Young Scientists learn about the layers of the Earth, study tectonic plate movement, explore different volcanic shapes and eruptions, make real pumice float, create the ultimate lava mixture, paint and explode a volcano, and much, much more! This explosive kit includes a colorful poster with volcanic facts, pictures, and stickers. Seatbelts, everyone! Get ready to Blast off with Exploding Volcanoes! Why You'll Love It: Kids can build their own pumice float and lava mixture Age: 5 to 12 yearsFeatures Interactive toy Science-focused Read More

The Young Scientists Club
$14.29 at AfterSchool.com

Young Scientists Club The Magic School Bus: Jumping into Electricity Young Scientists Club The Magic School Bus: Jumping into Elec...tricity lets kids explore the world of electricity. With Ms. Frizzle and her student, kids learn to generate lightning bolts using anti-static sheets. Why You'll Love It: The kit also includes a colorful cardboard circuit and lets children carry out fun activities like creating static hair. Age: 5 to 12 years Features Science-focused Includes Foil Light bulb Fish cutout sheet Paper fastener Easy-to-follow instruction manual Read More

Be Amazing Toys
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Now you can harness the power of Mentos candies and soda into a racing car that travels 200' or more. As soon as you release the M...entos into the soda bottle onto the chassis and you're ready to Start Your Engine. Learn why this works so well and experiment with the other types of car power. Use the included needle and rubber stopper to convert to an air pump system. Teaches children about Newton's laws of motion. Great science fair project. Goes over 100'. Can be used with mentos and soda or just air. Everything is included in this kit to get started.Features include: -Teaches children about Newton's laws of motion-Great science fair project-Goes over 100'-Can be used with mentos and soda or just air-Everything is included in this kit to get started Recommended Ages:8 and#8211; 14 Read More

Scholastic Paperbacks
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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!Small enough to squeeze through power lines, Ms. Frizzle's class learns how electric current travels through the town, lights up a light bulb, heats up a toaster, and runs an electric motor. Fans of the Magic School Bus won't be left behind by this simple and informative introduction to the generation and distribution of electricity.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/1999Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Read More

Scholastic Press
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It's the 20th Anniversary of The Magic School Bus! Celebrate this groundbreaking series with the Friz's class as they meet some of... history's greatest minds and learn what it takes to be a scientist.What do Galileo, Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, and Albert Einstein have in common? They've all ridden on the Magic School Bus, of course!Ms. Frizzle is back in action and she has a mission: her students need science fair projects - and fast. What better way to get ideas than to learn from some of the all-time greats? The class heads to the Walkerville Science Museum to see the exhibit on GREAT SCIENTISTS THROUGH THE AGES, where, suddenly, Galileo comes to life! He is about to make a great discovery, but he needs a ride home. Thank goodness Ms. Frizzle knows the way! (cont.)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2006Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Read More

Scholastic
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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!On a most sense-sational trip that takes them through an eye, an ear, a tongue, and even a dog's nose, Ms. Frizzle's class learns about the senses. Using their trademark sense of humor, Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen provide facts about the senses in both the human and animal worlds.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

Scholastic Paperbacks
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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 Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that's anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/1994Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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