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  1. Creature Peeper

    Creature Peeper

    SKU: 8335

    $9.99

    This escape-proof, periscope-style interactive viewer provides 3X magnification of your bug. Children can choose bugs and more to study; try ladybugs, crickets, worms, grasshoppers and even pebbles! Examine both sides of your bugs - then let them go! Kid and bug-friendly, the Creature Peeper is easy to use and sturdy with a durable base. Includes your very own beetle replica! Winner of Scientific-American Explorations Magazine’s “15 Great Science Gifts Under $15” and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Recommended for Ages 4 and up. From Insect Lore. Learn More
  2. Crystal Animals Science Kit

    Crystal Animals Science Kit

    SKU: 12102

    $9.95

     

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    Grow a fuzzy crystal polar bear or penguin! Grow a fuzzy crystal polar bear and a fluffy crystal penguin with a fast-growing, non-toxic solution. Learn how and why crystals form. Ages 7+. From Thames & Kosmos. Learn More

  3. Crystal Creations Science Kit

    Crystal Creations Science Kit

    SKU: 7621

    $29.95

     

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    Grow Sparkling Crystals Overnight Crystals are fascinating creations of natural beauty. Diamonds, gemstones, rose quartz, snowflakes, sugar grains, and table salt are all crystals. Grow your own crystals and explore these exquisitely ordered structures in a fun, creative way with six crafty experiments. This kit includes five different chemicals and other tools for growing crystals. Grow a crystal cloud inside a rainbow. Watch pink iridescent crystals form from a translucent solution. Grow long needle-shaped crystals. Mold plaster hearts and flowers and then grow a layer of pink crystals on them. Create the perfect solution to get crystals to form on a granite rock. A specially designed experiment station provides molds and growing basins for your crystal creations. After you have grown your crystals, store them safely in three clear, locking display boxes. Learn how and why crystals form, and tips and tricks for getting the biggest, most beautiful crystals. Full-color, 16-page experiment manual. Ages 10 and up 16-page Manual 6 Experiments Learn More

  4. Crystal Geode Science Kit

    Crystal Geode Science Kit

    SKU: 12100

    $9.95

     

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    Make an awesome geode crystal! Grow a beautiful crystal geode, a hollow rock with crystals inside it, by first molding a plaster shell and then filling it with a crystal-forming solution. Learn about geological crystal formations. Ages 7+ From Thames & Kosmos. Learn More

  5. Crystal Growing Science Kit

    Crystal Growing Science Kit

    SKU: 7104

    $39.95

     

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    Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Experiment with four chemically 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. Ages 10 and up. From Thames and Kosmos. Learn More

  6. Crystal Nightlight Science Kit

    Crystal Nightlight Science Kit

    SKU: 12110

    $19.95

     

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    Grow your own crystal nightlight. Grow a big beautiful crystal and assemble a special platform to display it with a color-changing LED circuit inside. Learn about crystal formation and LED technology. Ages 8+. Requires 2 AAA Batteries. From Thames & Kosmos. Learn More

  7. Crystal Radio Kit

    Crystal Radio Kit

    SKU: 3629

    $12.99

    Crystal Radio Kit. Build a working crystal radio! Pick up radio stations and experiment with radio waves. No batteries or soldering needed. ages 8 and up.

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  8. Crystals, Rocks & Minerals Kit

    Crystals, Rocks & Minerals Kit

    SKU: 3293

    $54.95

     

    NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE - IN-STORE PURCHASE ONLY

    Thames & Kosmos Crystals, Rocks & Minerals: Geology, Mineralogy, and Crystal Growing. Learn about rocks and the minerals that form them. Dig deeper, and discover the fascinating crystal structures of these minerals. Much more than just a crystal growing kit, this experiment kit teaches you the chemistry of crystals and the geological science behind rock formation with more than 18 hands-on projects and investigations. Grow three chemically different types of crystals that exhibit not only different colors, but also different crystal shapes. Build three-dimensional geometric models of common crystal shapes including octahedrons, tetrahedrons, and rhomboids. 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 specimen 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. Investigate the geologic rock cycle and learn how the three main categories of rock - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic - are formed, altered, destroyed, and formed again. Full-color, 32-page experiment manual. Ages 8 and up.

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  9. Decorate Your Own Wooden Jet Plane Kit

    Decorate Your Own Wooden Jet Plane Kit

    SKU: 1291

    $12.99

    Get ready to take off for aerial adventures with this simple wooden jet plane model. Your young pilot will enjoy assembling this jet with the tube of glue included and then personalizing it using the paintbrush, 4 pots of paint and aviation-themed stickers. 9" x 6.5" x 2/5". Ages 4+. From Melissa and Doug. Learn More
  10. Detectolab Science Kit

    Detectolab Science Kit

    SKU: 1573

    $31.99

    Detectolab Science Kit. Investigate, analyze, decipher and solve the crime! Great starter kit for those interested in Forensic Science, Criminal Science Investigatons, and learning about private detectives. Over 65 activities with fingerprints, secret messages, chromatography, cipher codes, identity detection and more. Kit includes 30X microscope and necessary lab equipment. From Elenco. Ages 8 & up. (requires two AA batteries, not included)

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  11. Dinosaur Fossils Science Kit

    Dinosaur Fossils Science Kit

    SKU: 1036

    $14.95

     

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    Fossilize, dig up, and reconstruct a dinosaur skeleton replica. Learn how fossils form, how paleontologists excavate them, and how dinosaur bones are pieced together to form complete skeletons. Model the process of fossilization by burying your dinosaur bones in layers of plaster "rock." Carefully excavate the bones from the plaster using the tools and techniques of paleontologists. Finally, assemble the dinosaur bones into a complete skeleton. Ages 8 and up. Learn More

  12. Dinosaur Mass Extinction Set

    Dinosaur Mass Extinction Set

    SKU: 2454

    $21.99

    Discover the mysteries! How did the dinosaurs become extinct? Hands-on activities demonstrate what happens when a volcano erupts. The dinosaur handbook give details about the extinction theories. Includes 5 mini dinosaurs, volcano model, power liquid pump, lava powder and guidebook. For ages 5+. Learn More
  13. Dinosaur Skeleton Kit

    Dinosaur Skeleton Kit

    SKU: 12092

    $9.95

     

    NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE - IN-STORE PURCHASE ONLY

    Cast and excavate a cool dinosaur skeleton fossil! Mold a cool-looking dinosaur skeleton fossil in a plaster rock form. Discover how and why fossilized dinosaurs are found around the world. Ages 7+. From Thames & Kosmos. Learn More

  14. DIY Robotic Run Science Kit

    DIY Robotic Run Science Kit

    SKU: 2689

    $33.99

    Hands-on creativity abounds with this build-it-yourself Scientific Run Solar vehicle operates on sunlight or can run on the handle generator. The 360 degree adjustable solar panel is highly efficient. Easy-to-control robotic vehicle moves backwards or forwards. 100% battery-free toy! Ages 8+. The Greenex Series is 100% battery-free eco learning fun that connects the environment to amazing science experiments.Smartly designed, each Greenex kit allows kids to snap the pieces together with ease. Simply snap all key components and modules together to start and then pull apart once finished. Encourages kids to experiment on their own for additional learning. Best of all, each kit can snap to another to integrate functions and double (triple, quadruple) the fun! From TEDCO. Ages 8+ Learn More
  15. Dog School Science Kit

    Dog School Science Kit

    SKU: 12132

    $19.99

    Build your own interactive dog toys and then test your dog’s intelligence and obedience skills! Learn about training with positive reinforcement, clicking and shaping. Includes professional training tips. Design your own amazing tricks using the unique Dog School Activity Center. The full color instructions even include recipes for delicious Training Treats and much more. Ages 6+ Learn More
  16. Earthquake in a Can

    Earthquake in a Can

    SKU: 12124

    $11.50

    Tilt the can to feel the power of an earthquake in your hand! Earthquake shakes, rattles and rolls when set down on a flat surface. Crazy shaking fun! Requires one AA battery, not included. For ages 14+ Learn More
  17. Eco-Battery Vehicles Kit

    Eco-Battery Vehicles Kit

    SKU: 7106

    $69.95

     

    NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE - IN-STORE PURCHASE ONLY

    It's looking increasingly inevitable that electric vehicles (EV's for short) will be the cars of the future. More specifically, battery electric vehicles (or BEV's) — which are powered entirely by rechargeable chemical cells — are starting to become practical. Many major auto manufacturers have BEV's in development, and a few already have BEV's on the road today. The challenge in making BEV's a viable transportation solution is the battery. Batteries must be easy to recharge, able to hold enough charge to drive long distances, and more efficient than gasoline engines. Scientists and engineers around the world are tackling this battery challenge, and major progress is being made. In this kit, you can build and experiment with a new type of environmentally friendly "fuel cell" to learn about electrochemical cells and BEV's. The battery is a metal-air electrochemical cell, a type of battery that is widely used in small scale devices. It is ideal for demonstrating battery technology because it does not use any harmful chemicals: it uses only magnesium plates, salt water, and the oxygen in the air to generate electricity. Moreover, magnesium is considered an eco-friendly renewable fuel because it could be harvested cleanly from ocean water. Build 20 different models and power them with this special battery. Experiment with different concentrations of salt to see how long your battery can run. Learn about electrochemistry and battery technology. One metal plate lasts as long as a regular AA battery (six plates included). Full-color, 64-page experiment manual. 91 building pieces. From Thames and Kosmos. Ages 10 and up. Learn More

  18. Electric Fan Science Kit

    Electric Fan Science Kit

    SKU: 12115

    $14.95

     

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    Explore motors and generators! Build a working electric fan using a circuit that consists of a fan blade rotor, electric motor, LED, resistor, switch, and battery holder. Learn how motors work, the role each electronic component plays in the circuit, and how fan blades push air to make wind. Ages 8+. Requires 2 AA Batteries. From Thames & Kosmos. Learn More

  19. Electric Motor Mini Lab Science Kit

    Electric Motor Mini Lab Science Kit

    SKU: 3326

    $12.99

    Build a Real Electric Motor with This Mini Labs Science Kit. With this kit you will explore the world of electro-magnetics and how it causes a motor to do the things it does. This motor kit comes with a boat so you can have some fun in the water. Build a motor that actually works! Make a plastic boat for your motor to run. All parts included. Detailed assembly instructions provided. INCLUDES: One Electric Motor Kit (with Motorboat) REQUIRES: Assembly (1) D-Cell Battery SPECS: Boat Length: 9"". Recommended for ages 8+ Learn More
  20. Electricity and Magnetism Science Kit

    Electricity and Magnetism Science Kit

    SKU: 7105

    $59.95

     

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    Understanding the Force of Electromagnetism. Conduct more than 60 electrifying experiments with circuits and magnetic contraptions to learn about electricity and magnetism, and how these two fundamental properties are closely related. Children eight and up can safely and easily experiment with electric current and magnetic fields using the colorful snap-together blocks and components in this hands-on kit. Build series and parallel circuits to light up a light bulb. Experiment with push buttons and on-off switches. Assemble circuits that include a spinning motor, two switches, and up to three light bulbs. Conduct tests to see which materials are magnetic. Learn about the force of magnetism and magnetic poles. Magnetize a metal. Use iron fillings to make invisible magnetic fields visible. Investigate magnetic force and direction with a magnetic pendulum device. Learn how a compass works and about Earth's magnetic fields. Conduct a series of experiments with a sturdy electromagnet. Finally, put everything you have learned to good use by constructing a loudspeaker, an electromagnetic relay switch, and a morse code telegraph key. The components are specially designed to make learning fun and accessible. The electrical blocks fit together with simple plugand- socket connectors. Because the blocks are brightly colored and have unique shapes, it is easy to follow the assembly diagrams to construct functional devices. The 64-page, full-color experiment manual guides you through experiments with easy-to- follow diagrams. Ages 8 and up. From Thames and Kosmos. Learn More

  21. Electricity Master Lab Science Kit

    Electricity Master Lab Science Kit

    SKU: 12122

    $199.95

     

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    We encounter electricity everywhere in our lives — at home, in school, even our bodies have electric charges in them. Alternating current (AC), or electric current that cyclically changes its direction, plays a particularly important role in our world. Countless appliances and devices, including televisions, electric heaters, desk lamps, and smartphone transformers are operated with AC.This is the first science experiment kit to thoroughly explore alternating current in addition to the more commonly addressed direct current (DC), the unidirectional current from standard batteries. With this kit, you can safely experiment with the physical science theories and applications of electricity. Conduct 110 experiments to investigate electrical engineering from AC to DC. Start by exploring the basics of electric current by building simple circuits with batteries, switches, and lights. Build series and parallel circuits as well as more complex circuits such as a traffic signal and alarm system. The plug-together electric building blocks make circuit assembly quick and easy. A 96- page, full-color manual provides illustrated assembly instructions. 110 Experiments. Ages10+. From Thames & Kosmos. Learn More

  22. Electricity Science Mini Lab

    Electricity Science Mini Lab

    SKU: 5599

    $12.99

    The POOF-Slinky Slinky Science Electricity Kit Mini Lab will teach your “junior electrician” about electricity by safely experimenting with conductors, a real working circuit board, wires, light bulbs and more for high-voltage excitement. This mini lab provides safe, educational electrical fun that requires (4) “AA” alkaline batteries (not included) and includes a 48-page instruction booklet with over (10) experiments to learn about electricity, series, parallel and short circuits, switches, voltage, current, resistance and other concepts important for electricians and those working with electrical appliances. This electricity kit encourages hands-on educational scientific exploration and is a good introduction to electricity and electrical circuits. The Slinky Science Electricity Kit includes a circuit board base, battery holder, brass strip, (2) light bulbs with holders, switch, (11) long wires, (11) short wires, (2) bulb holder clamps, Morse code switch, (22) washers, (33) brads, (2) resistors, plastic jar with lid, steel wool, (14) springs, 48-page manual. Ages 8+ Learn More
  23. Electro Chemo Clock Kit

    Electro Chemo Clock Kit

    SKU: 7625

    $14.95

     

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    Explore the exciting science of electrochemistry with this fun electric lab. Build a battery that produces electricity from lemon juice. Use the battery to power a digital clock with LCD display. Experiment with using other acids, such as cola or even salty water, to power your clock. Learn the basics of electricity, electrochemical reactions, batteries, and conductors and insulators. Ages 8 and u;p 8-page Manual; 3 Experiments Learn More

  24. Electro-Magnetix Mini Lab Science Kit

    Electro-Magnetix Mini Lab Science Kit

    SKU: 6369

    $12.99

    The POOF-Slinky Slinky Science Electro Magnetix Mini Lab reveals the mysterious behavior of magnets and how they work. This kit contains (30) different fun games, tricks and experiments that your “young scientist” will conduct to discover how and why magnets work and how magnetism is related to electricity. Some of the activities in this kit include making a magnet float in mid-air, building a compass, creating magnetic fields, working with a magnetic pendulum, making magnets jump and a working electromagnetic motor that even scientists can't explain. This fun, safe and educational kit comes with a 31-page step-by-step instruction booklet that makes it easy to start and finish all the activities included. Harness the mysterious power of invisible force fields with Electro Magnetix. This kit contains a steel plate, magnet cover, (2) red plastic plates, (4) red support posts, plastic sleeve, (2) bar magnets, (10) disk magnets, motor magnet, compass needle, compass card, coil of copper wire, nail, rubber band, (2) brass contact clips, (2) sets of decal dots, bag of iron fillings, sandpaper, battery holder and a 31-page instruction manual. Some activities require a “D” battery and other common household items that are not included. Learn More
  25. Electronics Advanced Circuits Science Kit

    Electronics Advanced Circuits Science Kit

    SKU: 7634

    $199.99

     

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    Tap into the awesome world of electronics with this advanced system of snap-together electric building blocks. Start out by experimenting with colorful light-up circuits as you dive into 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. 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. 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. Ages 10 and up; 168-page Manual; 144 Experiments Learn More

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