Thames & Kosmos Thames andamp; Kosmos Little Labs - Stepping into Science

Begin a lifetime of scientific investigation and understanding with 25 fun experiments in five key areas: nature, physics, chemistry, air, and water. Learn what plants need to grow, build a barometer, see how water climbs, watch plants swea...t, and investigate plant propagation. Discover how a magnifying glass enlarges, how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, how sundials tell time, and how a motion picture works. Investigate air pressure, air flow, hovercraft, paper airplanes, and suction. Write secret messages, float a paper clip, blow super bubbles, observe capillary action, and test displacement. Build a soap-driven boat, mix oil and water, experiment with evaporation, paint with sugar, and watch a balloon inflate itself. With a 48-page guidebook, Stepping into Science teaches science fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments, while also introducing children to the scientific method itself. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 14.59in length x 11.5in width x 3.1in 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 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
$35.90 $39.95 at AfterSchool.com

Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Experiment with four chemi...cally different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals, and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom colored crystals. Display your crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. Mold your own geode ? a hollow rock with crystals growing inside ? and create a beautiful crystal cavern inside. Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal, and many small crystals on the surface of a rock. Measure how the crystallization of solids out of a solution, and the dissolution of crystals back into solution, affect the temperature of the solution. Learn about the energy of crystallization. Investigate solutions, crystallization, and the chemistry of crystal growing. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes. This kit is thoroughly tested and safe: Over one million units of this kit have sold worldwide. A full-color, 32-page experiment manual guides your experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science. Recommended Ages:12 ? 15 Dimensions: 16.8in length x 3.2in width x 11.5in height Weight: 2.9lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$23.30 $25.95 at AfterSchool.com

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
$34.95 at AfterSchool.com

Last century, the effort to put humans on the moon inspired a whole generation of scientists and engineers. More recently, we have... been captivated by new discoveries made by robots on Mars. Our internet, GPS maps, and telecommunications networks all depend on satellites. Whether youre putting humans on the moon, robots on Mars, or satellites in orbit, you need rockets built by rocket scientists. This kit is, in fact, rocket science. But that doesnt mean its difficult or boring! Physics comes alive in this action-packed series 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. Play a game to try to hit target planets with the foam rockets. Explore the physical principles of gravity and inertia. Learn about air pressure. Read up on the different vehicles humans have used to escape Earths gravitational pull. Dimensions: 13.1in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Weight: 1.3lb Read More

LeapFrog
$53.99 $54.99 at AfterSchool.com

Introducing the ultimate learning game system! LeapsterGS Explorer delivers the high-quality gaming and fast-paced action of leadi...ng handheld game systems in a kid-tough design: ? Snap videos or pictures with the built-in camera and video recorder, and keep your favorites handy with 2 GB of on-board memory! Edit your pics, share them with friends or put yourself in the game! ? Control the action and turn up the fun with the all-new motion sensor! You can also drive the fun with kid-friendly controls, or use your finger or stylus to tap and trace on the touch screen. ? Works with a library of more than 300 LeapFrog Explorer downloadable apps and action-packed educational games that develop key skills for school! Comes with 3 apps (Pet Pad, Escape of the Sillies--an exclusive LeapsterGS game and one app of your choice). Additional apps and games sold separately. ? Get just the amount of challenge you need with auto-leveling games for math, science and problem solving, creativity and life skills and readingyou can even enter math sets and spelling lists from school in select games! ? Parents can see and share their childs learning progress through the online LeapFrog Learning Path. ? For children ages 4 to 9 years. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Product Measures: 3.49 by 1.13 by 7.22 Recommended Ages: 4 years - 9 years Weight: 1.23 lb 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

Toysmith
$11.29 $25.99 at AfterSchool.com

Toysmith 4 M Weather Station Kit Toysmith 4 M Weather Station Kit is a little lab toy for budding scientists. Its a great for kids... interested in the environment and changes in weather. This educational kit features an anemometer, wind wane, thermometer and rain gauge. Kids can even conduct experiments on the greenhouse effect. Why Youll Love It: Toysmith 4 M Weather Station Kit helps create a terrarium. Age: 8 years and up Features Environmental educational kit Great for science projects Recommended Ages:8 ? 15 Weight: 0.2 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

Educational Insights
$12.49 $14.99 at AfterSchool.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

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

LeapFrog
$21.29 $27.49 at AfterSchool.com

Join Merida on this magical quest for LeapPad and Leapster Explorer! Discover what it means to be truly brave as you explore an am...azing world of plants and animals. Experiment with science, deduce answers through trial and error and use what you learn to make predictions about the natural world as you relive Meridas courageous story. To succeed, you cant be afraid to fail! ? Explore a natural world thats true to science! Immerse yourself in flora and fauna thats native to Meridas forest! ? Whats a saddle? Learn the common names for parts of plants and animals, then challenge yourself with more scientific terms. ? Deduce answers through trial and error. Discover 100+ facts about plants and animals, and use what you know to make predictions about habitats and life cycles. ? Play target practice with physics concepts. Take a crash course in force and gravity, then experiment for yourself by letting your arrows fly! This magical quest for LeapPad and Leapster Explorer was co-designed by a team of girls, who showed us what it means to be truly brave. Natural-born scientists, children arent afraid to experiment and discover by trial and error?if they stumble, they just try again. Product Measures: 1.77 by 1.25 by 0.46 Recommended Ages: 5 years - 8 years Weight: 1 lb Read More

LeapFrog
$21.79 $27.49 at AfterSchool.com

Join Super Grover 2.0 on three super missions to help Elmo and Abby solve problems! From driving a go-kart full of chickens to bal...ancing pigs in a boat, discover your own super powers of observation and investigation as you laugh and learn with Sesame Street! Age 3-5 years Features Discover your super powers with three fun-filled missions! Rescue Elmos toys from a tree while learning about levers and weights. Launch Super Grover 2.0 into the tree by dropping the right weight onto the lever?not too heavy and not too light, and hell go just the right height! Then, catch Elmos toys as they drop down. Experiment with weight and balance in a boat to help Abbys pig pals get to a pumpkin patch. Balance the boat with pigs to get it moving. Then, steer it across a pond! Engineer a go-kart so that Elmo can give some chickens a ride to their favorite places. Help Elmo find the right wheels to get his go-kart going. Then, pick up more chickens along the way! Explore magnets, machines and more at Headquarters 2.0! Play with a magnet to see what funny objects it attracts. Discover STEM concepts through engaging videos that help you complete your super missions. As you play, youll earn stickers to decorate the wall and pieces to build the mysterious Mega Machine. Once youve collected all the pieces, put the machine into action and see what it does! Learning Difference Designed specifically for preschoolers, Sesame Street combines various topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to create an integrated, age-appropriate STEM learning experience. It provides early exposure to STEM topics that are engaging with just the right amount of challenge to foster their budding powers of investigation, observation and experimentation. - Clement C., LeapFrog Learning Expert Works With LeapPad2 Explorer, LeapPad1 Explorer, LeapsterGS Explorer Leapster Explorer Recommended Ages:3 - 5 Read More

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