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Model Kits for Kids

Air-Stream Machines Kit
Air-Stream Machines Kit
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A real, working hovercraft is just one of the 10 models you can build in this kit that teaches about pressure and airflow. Learn how even though air is invisible, it still has mass and can support very heavy objects under the right circumstances. Experiment with propellers and impellers, and build a hovercraft that will glide over smooth floors or flat water.


$69.95
Eiffel Tower Building Kit
Eiffel Tower Building Kit
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Build a model of the Eiffel Tower that will stand almost 5 feet tall. Using more than 1,300 parts with 4,590 connection points, your tower comes together using the same engineering principles as the Parisian landmark. The engino® building kit allows connections in all directions, and extendable rods enable triangulations at any angle.


$179.95
Hydropower Kit
Hydropower Kit
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Hydropower has been used for hundreds of years in watermills and is now commonly used to generate electricity in applications such as hydroelectric dams and tidal power plants. Explore the power of water by building models and conducting experiments with them. Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy from moving water—from a waterwheel in a small stream to a giant turbine in a tidal power station.


$49.95
$28.99
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
$48.99
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
Air+Water Power Kit
Air+Water Power Kit
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Category: Kids/Toys and Games/All Toys

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
Gyrobot - Gyroscopic Robot Kit
Gyrobot - Gyroscopic Robot Kit
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Category: Kids/Toys and Games/All Toys

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
National Geographic Fire and Ice Volcano Kit
National Geographic Fire and Ice Volcano Kit
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With just a few household items like vinegar and baking soda, create a working volcano model that spews bubbling “lava.” You can even use the plastic volcano form as a mold to create an ice volcano with LED lights. Known as cryovolcanoes, ice volcanoes were first seen by the Voyager 2 space probe on Triton, Neptune’s largest moon.


$24.95
$8.99
V-8 Engine Kit
V-8 Engine Kit
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Learn to build a real twin overhead-cam V-8 engine model with step-by-step instructions from Haynes, the leading publisher of car-repair manuals. Look under the hood of the world’s sleekest sports cars, and this is the engine you’re likely to find. Give the chrome parts a shine and rev the motor for realistic ignition sounds.


$69.95