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Inspire a sense of wonder in your child with science toys that are as fun as they are educational. Encourage your young scientist to experiment with a telescope, microscope, laboratory kit, globe, ant farm, magnet, chemistry set, gyroscope, fossil collection, or plant-identification book. No matter your child's age, you'll find science toys he can use to better understand the world around him.
Vintage Sports Cards, Inc
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Your child can grow crystals, make a cola volcano and complete other fun science activities with this Elenco Power Tech Super Chem...-120 EDU-8355 chemistry set that features 120 hands-on experiments that help promote imaginative thinking. Read More

Educational Insights
$27.72 $39.99 at

Head to the shore and explore! With the Nancy Bs AquaScope you dont even have to get wet to explore the wonders of life underwater.... The AquaScope magnifies finds up to 5x larger you can even light up your subject thanks to built-in LED lights. Then use the attached thermometer strip to gauge and document the water temperature Read More

Learning Resources
$24.15 $34.50 at

4 years & up. Observe on a grand scale with our extra-large magnifiers, sized perfectly for small hands. Ideal for taking a closer... look at plants, animals and insects in life science lessons. Built-in stands allow hands-free viewing. Each magnifier's plastic lens measures 4 1/2 in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification. Set includes 6 colors. Plastic magnifiers measure 8L each. Read More

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LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Learning Tablet - Green Built for kids, inside and out, LeapPad Ultra is the 100% kid-perfect tablet with 7... hi-res screen, kid-safe Wi-Fi that works with 800+ fun and educator approved games and apps. Age 4-9 yearsWorks withLeapFrog Explorer cartridges and apps (sold separately)Features LeapPad Ultra is built from the ground up to be ultra-tough for kids and has all the features kids want. Play, draw and write on a 7 hi-res screen, designed with feather-light responsiveness for a kid's touch or for stylus-based play. Capture your world in two ways with front-and-back cameras and video recorders. Add cool new filters and effects with Photo Fun Ultra, and create crisp, colorful masterpieces with the enhanced Art Studio Ultra app. Rock out to included learning songs or jam to your own music with the built-in MP3 player. Your pet can even chat and play with other pets in two peer-to-peer apps included!Enjoy the instant fun of Wi-Fi in a secure, kid-friendly tablet. Kids can use LeapSearch, powered by Zui, to browse only the safest videos and images from the web in a safe, walled-off environment. For added peace of mind, simple device parental settings make it a snap to take charge of your child's online experience-no stress, no surprises!LeapPad Ultra works with LeapFrog's award-winning library of 800+ educator-approved apps, games, eBooks, videos, music and more. The library draws on 2,600 skills in auto-leveling games that adapt to your child's pace in subjects like reading & writing, mathematics, creativity & life skills and science & social studies. Play with game cartridges or download apps directly to the device with the Wi-Fi App Center-with 8GB of storage and a built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery, the learning fun never ends!Parents can also connect to the LeapFrog Learning Path to see the details of their child's play and learning, including levels achieved, skills practiced and recently played games. Celebrate accomplishments with online rewards, and gather ideas to support the learning. Read More

Uncle Milton
$11.98 $14.99 at

Discover the science of LED's and lasers as you build a mini version of the double-bladed lightsaber used by Darth Maul! Requires ...3-button cell batteries that are included. Suitable for ages 6 years old and up. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. Read More

Learning Resources
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Shop for Learning and Education from! Stir your child's culinary curiosity with the Learning Resources New Sprout...s Cook It! My Very Own Chef Set. This modern, six-piece set has soft, rubberized parts and easy-grip handles that are suited for little ones. Pieces included are a pan, strainer, pot, lid (which fits on both pot and pan), slotted spoon and serving spoon. Your child can also learn stacking skills, as the pieces stack for compact storage.About Learning ResourcesA leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials and learning toys, Learning Resources has been teaching children through play in the classroom and the home for over 25 years. They are a trusted source for educators and parents who want quality, award-winning educational products. Their diverse product line of over 1300 products serves children and their families, kindergarten, primary, and middle school markets focused on the areas of mathematics, science, early childhood, reading, Spanish language learning and teacher resources. Since their founding in 1984, Learning Resources continues to be guided by its mission to develop quality educational products that make learning exciting for children of all ages and abilities. They strive to create hands-on products that build a concrete foundation of skills through exploration, imagination and fun. Read More

Learning Resources
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This versatile set of 12 translucent plastic geometric solids uses many of the standard dimensions of Pattern Blocks (sold separat...ely) as each piece's base. Removable lids allow children to compare volume using wet or dry material. Includes six prisms (rectangular, square, cube, small triangular, large triangular and hexagonal) and one sphere, hemisphere, cylinder, cone, square pyramid and triangular pyramid each. Games/Manipulatives Type: Science Manipulatives; Age Recommendation: Grades 3-12. Read More

Learning Resources
$27.99 $39.99 at

Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers, Set of 6

ScienceWiz Products
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Science Wiz Inventions

Educational Insights
$29.42 $39.99 at

The GeoSafari(R) MicroPro with 50x, 100x, 150x, 300x, and 600x magnifications allow young scientists to investigate everything fro...m cells to crystals! Perfect for individual or classroom use, the glass eyepieces and power settings from 50x to 600x provide users with superior precision viewing. The built-in light and rack and pinion focusing help deliver bright, clear images. The 48-piece kit has professionally prepared slides and everything users need to make their own specimen slides. Not a toy, but a scientific instrument, the GeoVision™ MicroPro includes high-quality components and features that make it appropriate for science learning at any age. Read More

Scientific Explorer
$15.63 $19.99 at

Age range: 4+. Adult supervision required. Packed with hair-raising experiments! Colors go wild before your eyes! Erupt a color ch...anging volcano! Boost your brain! Make a crystal sunset in a test tube. Mix magic fizzing powders! Make an underwater volcanos! Write secret messages to your friends! Mind blowing experiments to delight and educate young scientists! Erupt a color changing volcano. Mix up magic ooze with a mind of its own. Mix safe chemicals and watch colors change before your eyes. You'll amaze yourself and your friends as you explore the science behind these truly remarkable reactions. Great for family fun, birthday parties, and science fairs. Contents: red cabbage powder, tub tints, citric acid, baking soda, cooking oil, corn starch, goldenrod paper, cotton swabs, crosslinked polyacrylamide, test tubes and caps, plastic cups, pipette, stir sticks, measuring scoops, science guide. Made in China. Read More

DoubleStar, LLC
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Outsmart other players in a race across the universe with Cogno: The Alien Adventure Game. But be warned: this game may cause play...ers to love science! Lead your alien around the universe and back to the home planet first and win the game! Read More

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This complete classroom kit contains everything you need for twelve students to do several fun and educational Biology experiments.... Teachers have all they need with preprinted instructions and student handouts. Ready, set, grow! Read More

Learning Resources
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Energize learners with this fun early science game that encourages deeper understanding of life cycles.Reinforces understanding of... developmental stages of a chicken, frog, butterfly and plantEngages children as they race to complete a life-cycle puzzle using memory match strategiesIncludes game board (14 in diameter), 4 life-cycle game cards, 16 puzzle pieces, 4 pawns, spinner and GuideFor 2-4 PlayersGrades K+ Read More

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When is science the most fun? When it's GROSS! Create 5 different slimes with their own individual, fun properties to explore, lea...rn, and disturb. Eeeeeeeeew!! There's glooze, wiggly wonder, power putty, flip-flop slime, and sewer slime! Read More

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Winner of the prestigious Good Toy Guide's Gold Award for best science and nature toy. See inside the incredible world of ants. Di...scover their amazing abilities of building tunnels and moving mountains. Provides hours of fun and fascination. Features: Plastic ant housing, Scene stickers, Connectable magnifying box, Tubing, Feeding pipette, Tunneling sand, Illustrated instruction manual, Ants not included. Read More

Educational Insights
$32.99 $49.99 at

Grades 2 & up. This handheld game station includes word games, electronic flash cards, and timed quizzes. Reinforces over 1,000 words in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Two levels of learning help players review and progress. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). Read More

Educational Insights
$12.84 $16.99 at

Grab your binoculars and get outside! From bird find-its and ecosystem challenges to creative writing and drawing exercises, t...he Nancy B. Binoculars and Wildlife Activity Journal set are the perfect tools for true nature lovers. Read More

Educational Insights
$13.63 $16.99 at

Get sleuthing! The Nancy B Crime Solver Scope is the perfect tool for investigating everyday mysteries from counterfeit-money dete...ction to identifying the crumbs under your couch cushions! You can even create a friends and family fingerprint photo album! The Crime Solver Scope also transforms into a telescope for sleuthing from afar. Read More

Educational Insights
$14.35 $15.99 at

Academic vocabulary development and familiarity with multiple-choice format is crucial for successful standardized test-taking. Ho...t Dots Academic Vocabulary Card Sets makes it fun to build academic vocabulary! Each set of 50 double-sided cards reinforces 400 important academic vocabulary words from science, math, social studies, and language arts using the interactive Hot Dots Pen (sold separately). Perfect for learning centers or anywhere in the classroom, this self-checking system enables students to work independently with instant reinforcement. Read More

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Engino Mechanical Science: Pulleys Engino Mechanical Science: Pulleys. This Engino set introduces young engineers and physicists t...he ways pulleys can be used to transfer force with reduced friction and how to increase force or speed and surprising rates. Build 5 working models including an oil drill, a stationary bike, cranes, bridges, and a machanical blender. A 40 page activity book is uncluded with innovative experiments and detailed explanations of various technical and scientific principles and how they are applied. The Engino Toy System is perhaps the most advanced and versatile three dimensional construction toy in the market today. It offers both children and adults unique opportunities for design and creation. The system is comprised of multi-faceted rods and connectors that share some unique geometrical features that allow connectivity on up to 6 sides simultaneously. In essence, the patent pending design transforms rods into connectors and allows dense or open construction. This allows engineers to build simple or complex models quickly with a smaller number of different components.Recommended Ages:6 – 15 Read More

Educational Insights
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Academic vocabulary development and familiarity with multiple-choice format is crucial for successful standardized test-taking. Ho...t Dots Academic Vocabulary Card Sets makes it fun to build academic vocabulary! Each set of 50 double-sided cards reinforces 400 important academic vocabulary words from science, math, social studies, and language arts using the interactive Hot Dots Pen (sold separately). Perfect for learning centers or anywhere in the classroom, this self-checking system enables students to work independently with instant reinforcement. Read More

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Scholastic Science Vocabulary Readers: Human Bodyeducation Printed Manual - English SHS0545149185 pg.7997.

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Learn all about Newton's Laws and Energy conversion. Discover the secrets of Motion and Momentum and explore the worlds of kinetic... and dynamic energy and how we can convert one form of energy to a different one. The set features 5 fully working models, a dragster powered by an elastic spring, a crash test car, a catapult, a gravity operated fan and a balloon-powered flying plane. A 36 page activity book is included with innovative experiments and detailed explanations of the different technological principles applied. A booklet with detailed building instructions is also included. Read More

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OWI's farm system has cultivated yet another possible Rookie of the Year prospect. Rookie Solar Racer possesses all the qualities ...of a five-tool player: Strength, Power, Speed, Building and Cost effectiveness. The Rookie Solar Racer is supported by a strong metal base and is harnessed by the most powerful and efficient source of energy ?? the sun. Its lightweight design allows for amazing quickness with a catch me if you can attitude. The Rookie Solar Racer is ideal for a do-it-yourself science fair or an after-school or summer workshop project with the bonus gift of learning how automotive transmission and motors work. Like all Rookies they are affordable alternatives to other high-priced players. It is the least expensive mini-solar kit in OWI's award-winning line. Read More

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OWIs farm system has cultivated yet another possible Rookie of the Year prospect. Rookie Solar Racer possesses all the qualities o...f a five tool player: Strength, Power, Speed, Building and Cost effectiveness. The Rookie Solar Racer is supported by a strong metal base and is harnessed by the most powerful and efficient source of energy, the sun. It's lightweight design allows for amazing quickness with a catch me if you can attitude. The Rookie Solar Racer is ideal for a do-it-yourself science fair or an after-school or summer workshop project with the bonus gift of learning how automotive transmission and motors work. Like all Rookies they are affordable alternatives to other high priced players. It is the least expensive mini solar kit in OWI's award winning line. Read More

Brinca Dada
$28.99 $29.99 at Sears

The Stunt Brothers Parachutists is a toy that teaches kids basic principles of physics, offers them the timeless benefits of play ...and puts good design in their hands.Each toy in the Stunt Brothers line uses the concept of a stunt show as a vehicle to teach basic principles of physics and other sciences. The Parachutists help kids learn about gravity and comes with a booklet which provides experiments that kids can do to help solidify the concept in their minds.Beyond teaching about gravity, the Parachutists are simply fun and children gain many important attributes from open-ended play like confidence, trust, curiosity and willingness to try new things.Finally, the Parachutists feature high-quality materials and were created with the intent of exposing children to good design. Read More

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Where s the coldest spot on Earth? What mystery material is on your toothbrush? Why are frogs famous for being slimy? Get answers these questions and more as you grab up your microscope, get your head in the clouds with a weather station and whip up some wild experiments to find out! Activity Kit Includes: -Man Science Lab: 8 test tubes with lids, 4-part snap-together stand, beaker, measuring scoop, 6 grams of glow-in-the-dark powder, funnel and tongs. -Indoor-Outdoor Microscope: 40X plastic microscope, removable stand, eyedropper, tweezers, 2 vials with lids, 4 prepared slides, 3 blank slides with covers, lanyard and a plastic carrying case. -Weather Station: 11 easy-to-assemble plastic parts, including thermometer, compass and rain gauge with stand. Weather tracker, cloud poster and sticker sheets. -Activity Cards and Instruction Sheets: 12 activity cards plus all the instructions Read More

Thames & Kosmos Llc
$44.99 at Nordstrom

Gyroscopes are used in countless devices! From smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airplanes and space telescopes,... gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary. With this kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope! Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. By constructing seven different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives. The models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. At the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscope. A gyroscope is a rapidly spinning wheel mounted in such as way that its axle can move in any direction; because of the laws of physics, the gyroscope reacts to external forces differently than a non-spinning wheel would: it resists forces in certain directions. This behavior allows it to be used for all sorts of applications related to balance, rotation, and orientation! Fun, hands-on experiments with the motorized gyroscope unit make these physical laws tangible and easier to comprehend. The word gyroscope comes from the Greek words gyro, for circle or rotation, and skopeein, meaning to see. The name was originally coined by a scientist who built the device in an experiment to see Earth's rotation. Although gyroscopes are used in very sophisticated devices, essentially they are simple mechanical instruments! A child's spinning toy top is a simple example of a gyroscope. A full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations. Ages 8 and up 109 pieces Requires (3) AAA Batteries (not included) Materials: Plastic, Electronic Components. Dimensions: 14.6 L x 11.5 W x 3.1 H - Box Weight: 1.5 lbs Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$54.95 at Nordstrom

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

Manhattan Toy
$25.00 at Nordstrom

Manhattan Toy Wimmer Mind Shapes These vibrant shapes encourage babies to look, touch, and listen. Each easy-to-carry shape has a ...noisemaker and medley of research-correct graphics and te x tures.Product Measures: 4 x 4 x 4Recommended Ages: 0 months - 3 yearsABOUT 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 & 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. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95 at Nordstrom

Thames & Kosmos 624811 Features: -Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy. -Build a waterwheel, a sawm...ill, 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
$49.95 at Nordstrom

Thames & Kosmos 623913 Features: -Build a working wind turbine to harness power out of thin air. -Use the wind turbine to generate... mechanical power and generate electricity to light up an LED. -Learn the physics of force and motion as it applies to wind power technology. -Learn how to measure and calculate the different forces acting on the rotor blades by breaking them down into vectors. -Discover how the sun makes the wind, providing us with an endless source of energy. -Read about different types of wind turbines and windmills. -Harness mechanical energy to lift weights. -Full-color. -32-page experiment manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information. -Ages 8 and up. -Assembly required. -Guide book dimensions: 5.5 W x 8.25 D. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$59.99 at Nordstrom

The innovative Scope Constructor Experiment Kit teaches young scientists how microscopes and telescopes work, by letting them buil...d these scopes from simple, reconfigurable parts! Discover first-hand how lenses bend light, and learn how they can be combined together to make images larger and clearer for different applications. Build many types of scopes and learn how their various components function. Experiment with different lenses, different tube lengths, and different body configurations! Construct binoculars and a spotting scope, and examine three prepared slides under your microscope or prepare your own slides. Use the telescopes to view far away objects on Earth, and the craters on the moon! Build 28 different models with 147 building pieces. Full-color, 60-page experiment manual included. Requires two (2) AA batteries (not included). For ages 8 and older. Materials: Plastic. Dimensions: 16.8 L x 11.5 W x 3.2 H - Packaged; 2.6 lbs. Read More

Workman Publishing Company
$16.95 at Nordstrom

Now, this educational classic has been updated with additional content and repackaged to give it a fresh, bold, contemporary look ...and form that makes it much easier to shelve and display. The 12-inch, 24-piece skeleton is realistically designed with moving joints, and can be displayed in its clear plastic bell jar. The book is packed with projects, experiments, and facts about all the systems of the human body. The focus, of course, is on the bones'what they are made of, how they grow, how they work. New is an expanded section on paleontology and fossil remains incorporating the latest news from the field, including the newly discovered hobbit-sized humans from the last Ice Age. This is a great gift for every kid, one that truly brings science to life.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2006Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$199.95 at Nordstrom

Thames & Kosmos 620318 Features: -Can build your own experimental reversible fuel cell car to learn more about this energy source....-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
$49.99 at Nordstrom

Thames & Kosmos 642112 Features: -Learn about rocks and the minerals that form them. -Discover the fascinating crystal structures ...of these minerals. -Kit teaches you the chemistry of crystals and the geological science. -Grow three chemically different types of crystals. -Built crystal shapes including octahedron, , tetrahedrons, and rhomboids. -Investigate the geologic rock cycle. -Learn how three main categories of rock igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic are formed, altered, destroyed and formed again. -Full-colored. -32 Page experiment manual. -Ages 8 and up. -More than 18 hands-on projects and investigations. -Mold your own crystal geode - a hollow rock with crystals growing inside. -Learn how to test and identify minerals with your very own collection of real specimens included in the kit. -Conduct tests to determine a mineral's chemical and physical properties such as color, luster, streak color, hardness, density, magnetic properties, and carbon, sulfur, or iron content. -No batteries required. -Assembly required. -Guide book dimensions: 5.5 W x 8.25. Read More

Thames & Kosmos Llc
$89.99 at Nordstrom

A larger, super-charged version of our original Air+Water Power Experiment Kit, Air+Water Power PLUS allows you to build more powe...rful models using two different air-and-water-powered systems: water-jet propelled cars and hydro-pneumo (water-air) powered engines. The hydro-pneumo system in this kit uses a larger, more powerful self-contained air-and-water turbine system as a motor. Two pressurized air-water tanks are included in this kit, allowing you to build two water-jet propelled cars simultaneously and race them against each other. Construct 30 models including pressurized water guns, air-and-water turbine driven cars, rocket cars, and jet boats! The water-jet propelled cars are a fun outdoor activity, while the self-contained hydro-pneumo powered models are fun both indoors and out. Compete with your friends to see whose water-jet propelled car goes the fastest, and whose hydro-pneumo car goes the farthest! 60-page color instruction book and 176 building pieces included. For ages 8 and older. Materials: Plastic. Dimensions: 19.1 L x 13 W x 3.8 H - Packaged; 3.3 lbs Read More

Thames & Kosmos Llc
$194.95 at Nordstrom

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
$69.99 at Nordstrom

Build a working hovercraft that glides across smooth floors or flat water on a cushion of air! Learn how even though air is invisi...ble, it still has mass and can support very heavy objects under the right circumstances. Experiment with propellers and impellers to learn about air pressure and air flow. The models in this kit use a unique blower motor and a safe, soft-bladed fan to drive a series of models. The blower motor uses an impeller to increase the air pressure under the hovercraft. The fan creates a stream of air to push the vehicle forward. Using these components, you can build and investigate the hovercraft and other machines that rely on air and air pressure to function! Construct a batting machine that tosses a ball upward on a stream of air. Assemble a basketball launcher and practice shooting hoops with air power. Make a fan-driven car that drives forward, propelled by a stream of air. Experiment to see how much weight your hovercraft can support! Full-color, 32-page experiment manual and 59 building pieces. Six (6) AA batteries required (not included). For ages 8 and older. Materials: Plastic. Dimensions: 16.8 L x 11.5 W x 3.2 H - Packaged; 2.3 lbs Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$69.95 at Nordstrom

Thames & Kosmos 623715 Features: -Almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. -Solar energy directly pow...ers photovoltaic cells and thermal collectors. -Build 12 models, including a solar-powered tractor, truck, treaded vehicle, car, elevator, drawbridge, fan, airplane, mobile crane and construction crane. -Learn about harnessing and using solar power. -Learn about motors and simple machines. -Learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy. -Offers illustrated instructions for the projects. -Ages 8 and up. -Developed with Greenpeace in Germany. -Assembly required. -Guide book dimensions: 8.25 W x 11.5 H. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$145.95 at Nordstrom

Thames & Kosmos 628777 This kit still has our award-winning model car with its unique reversible fuel cell not found in other fuel... 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
$69.95 at Nordstrom

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 experiment’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 doesn’t burn, make dazzling colored flames with chemicals, and craft a blazing witch’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 & Up Read More

Thames & Kosmos Llc
$34.99 at Nordstrom

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

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A zombie outbreak is no game- you have to use your braaain! The dead are walking and it's up to you to solve the mystery and stop ...the zombie epidemic. Follow the clues by reading the short graphic novel and examining the squishy zombie model in a race against time and contagion. Look for bite marks, examine rotting flesh and probe squishy organs to identify the origins of the zombie's infection. The graphic novel written by educator David Hunter makes exploring the scientific method and the science behind diseases a lesson in zombie-based fun. Read More

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