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Educational Kits for Kids

 

Science Experiments on the Go Kit
Science Experiments on the Go Kit
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Don’t let vacation and road trips keep you away from the fun of science experiments. This travel-friendly kit lets you take your curiosity on the road. These bite-sized projects can be done in planes, trains, and automobiles. Assemble a simple pair of binoculars and learn how they work. Set up a mini cable car to run between car windows or airplane tray tables. Explore rotational speed with a spinning disk experiment. Measure weights on a balance scale you build yourself. Calculate how fast you’re traveling and learn to determine distance on a map. Learn fun facts about migrating animals and how fast Earth is moving through space. Experiment with a mini boomerang. Observe optical illusions with a spinning top. Make a "lenticular" postcard that looks different depending on the viewing angle.


$14.95
Gyrobot - Gyroscopic Robot Kit
Gyrobot - Gyroscopic Robot Kit
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Gyroscopes are used in countless devices, from smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airplanes and space telescopes. With this kit, young engineers 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!


$45.95
Fluorescent Glow Rocks Mineral Science Kit
Fluorescent Glow Rocks Mineral Science Kit
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Of all the minerals in the world, only about 15 percent of them can fluoresce—or glow under special UV light. This kit contains six of these rare minerals, a portable UV lamp, and an adventure guide with 10 experiments to get you started exploring this cool geological phenomenon. You can even take the UV lamp outside to begin exploring for other glowing rocks. Winner of Dr. Toy’s Seal of Distinction in 2012.


$29.95
Robotic Arm Engineering Kit
Robotic Arm Engineering Kit
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Learn the basics of robotic engineering with this Dr. Toy award-winning robotic arm kit. Control five motors and five joints using the five-switch gearbox. It grips, moves its “wrist” up and down 120 degrees, extends its “elbow,” rotates, reaches, and lifts. Easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions pave the way for successful kit-building for budding mechanical engineers.


$54.95
$39.99
Candy Chemistry Kit
Candy Chemistry Kit
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Explore chemistry as you cook up candies and chocolates in the kitchen! Perform a number of sweet experiments and learn the scientific principles of candy and cooking. Make rock candy and learn why sugar crystallizes. By making molded chocolates, you’ll learn about specific heat and the phases of matter. Use a thermometer and learn about heat and temperature while boiling sugar. Investigate the chemistry of gummy bears. Learn about the mysterious phenomenon of triboluminescence with wintergreen candies that can spark when you bite them in the dark. You’ll quickly get the hang of measurements and conversions, volumes, and weights when the results of your experiments are so tasty.


$36.95
Spectacular Science Kit
Spectacular Science Kit
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Crush a soda can using only water and heat. Make a fire-resistant balloon. Grow mystical black snakes from a pile of powder. It’s better than magic—it’s a science show. These awesome chemistry demonstrations will amaze your friends and family. Rehearse and perform 25 different science shows that will entertain your friends and family, and teach them some chemistry in the process. The experiments have been chosen for maximum “wow!” and there’s even a script to follow if you’d like.


$89.95
Ferris Wheel Kit
Ferris Wheel Kit
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Build a model of a Ferris wheel that stands almost 2 feet tall. Using 890 parts with 3,150 connection points, your Ferris wheel comes together using the same engineering principles as the original, designed by G. W. Gale Ferris, Jr., for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and re-created at fairs and amusement parks around the world.


$149.00
$69.99
National Geographic Archaeology Kit: Egyptian Pyramid
National Geographic Archaeology Kit: Egyptian Pyramid
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Play the role of archaeologist as you explore this pyramid model and the treasures buried within. After using hieroglyphics to decipher the secret to unlocking the pyramid, use tools and techniques similar to those of a real archaeologist to carefully excavate a sarcophagus, death mask, and four canopic urns from inside. Open the sarcophagus, and you will discover a model mummy preserved within.


$26.95
Wind Power 2.0 Kit
Wind Power 2.0 Kit
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Build wind-powered generators to energize your electric vehicles and charge your rechargeable batteries. The wind spins the turbine, which turns an electric generator, which in turn charges your rechargeable AA batteries (not included). You can then use those wind-charged batteries to power the model vehicles you build with our kit. The six models include a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, racecar, and tricycle.


$45.95
Air+Water Power Kit
Air+Water Power Kit
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Build your own models powered by air and water pressure to learn about the laws of physics. This unique kit allows you to build two different air-and-water-powered systems: water-jet propelled cars and hydro-pneumo powered engines (which simply means air pressure and water pressure). The hydro-pneumo system uses a self-contained air-and-water turbine system as a motor.


$45.95
Smart Car Robotics Kit
Smart Car Robotics Kit
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Explore the cutting edge of automotive technology with this futuristic car. Construct the sleek, high-tech car, and then use your tablet or smartphone to control the car’s motorized wheels and steer it in any direction. On your device’s screen, watch the car as it drives through a virtual, augmented reality cityscape. Use the free downloadable app to script a simple program that instructs your car to automatically follow a predetermined course through your city.


$129.95
Mine for Gems Mineral Science Kit
Mine for Gems Mineral Science Kit
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What cooler way to start a rock collection than to dig for treasure yourself? Get out the digging and brush and excavate 10 real gemstones from a block of packed earth—using the same tools and techniques as real gem-hunters, archaeologists, and paleontologists. You’ll find purple amethyst, pyrite (or fool’s gold), quartz crystals, striped tigers eye, and other semi-precious stones. An adventure guide details 10 games, puzzles, and challenges to help you learn unique details of your newly unearthed treasures. Winner of Creative Child magazine’s 2013 Kids Product of the Year.


$29.95
Lip Balm Lab Science Kit
Lip Balm Lab Science Kit
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Lip balms are more than just cosmetics, they’re serious chemistry! Learn the basics by mixing up a no-frills batch of lip balm, then graduate to creating your own customized lip-smacking formulas using sunscreen, shimmer, fruit flavors, and colors. Keep the results of each experiment in a snap-tight compact so you can show off your sweet science success wherever you go.


$19.95
Wacky Wigglers Mechanical Toy Set
Wacky Wigglers Mechanical Toy Set
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When we tested this construction learning kit, our pint-size volunteers spent hours honing their mechanical reasoning and creativity skills while building an endless series of crazy creatures. Using motorized gears, springs, flashing lights, glow-in-the-dark eyes, and chomping teeth, kids can construct any of four suggested Wigglers or stretch their imaginations inventing new ones.
$44.95
$14.99
Deluxe Remote-controlled Snap Circuits Rover
Deluxe Remote-controlled Snap Circuits Rover
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Color-coded components make experimenting with simple circuit boards fun and easy. Includes step-by-step instructions for 63 hands-on projects, including a disk-shooting rover, a flickering metronome, and a car alarm. The plastic components snap together with no glue needed.


$99.95
$29.99