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Chemistry For Beginners

The CHEM C500 from Thames & Kosmos is a great starter chemistry and includes (28) experiments to help you discover chemistry. Teaches reactions between solids, liquids and gases and the colorful effects of acids and bases. Includes reactions with sodium carbonate, litmus tests, invisible ink, electrochemical reactions and other fun activities to bring science to life for kids. Contains a 48-page full-color experiment manual with simple instructions and clear explanations of why the results occured. Requires (1) 9v battery, not included. A Parent's Choice Silver Award Winner. For ages 10 and up.

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THAMES & KOSMOS C500 BEGINNER'S CHEMISTRY SET

Chemistry For Beginners

The CHEM C500 from Thames & Kosmos is a great starter chemistry and includes (28) experiments to help you discover chemistry. Teaches reactions between solids, liquids and gases and the colorful effects of acids and bases. Includes reactions with sodium carbonate, litmus tests, invisible ink, electrochemical reactions and other fun activities to bring science to life for kids. Contains a 48-page full-color experiment manual with simple instructions and clear explanations of why the results occured. Requires (1) 9v battery, not included. A Parent's Choice Silver Award Winner. For ages 10 and up.

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$31.50 EACH

Run, Marbles, Run!

Nothing beats Marble Mania® kits for table-top Rube Goldbergian fun. We suggest The Sidewinder 2.0, with over (200) pieces, including ramps, drops, gears, and an Archimedean screw marble lifter. Should take 3-4 hours to build and will stand about 2-1/2 feet tall, but can be set up in several ways.

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THE SIDEWINDER MARBLE RUN MACHINE KIT

Run, Marbles, Run!

Nothing beats Marble Mania® kits for table-top Rube Goldbergian fun. We suggest The Sidewinder 2.0, with over (200) pieces, including ramps, drops, gears, and an Archimedean screw marble lifter. Should take 3-4 hours to build and will stand about 2-1/2 feet tall, but can be set up in several ways.

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$43.50 EACH

Inspector Gizmo?

The Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets is a 96-page book from Woodworking & Crafts magazine, and has designs and full-size patterns for (15) projects from toys, noisemakers and automata to a rubber-band Gatling gun and gear machine. Most can be made with hand tools and patience, but the authors admit that a table saw, scroll saw, drill press, sander and rotary tool make things a whole lot easier.

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GIZMOS & GADGETS BOOK

Inspector Gizmo?

The Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets is a 96-page book from Woodworking & Crafts magazine, and has designs and full-size patterns for (15) projects from toys, noisemakers and automata to a rubber-band Gatling gun and gear machine. Most can be made with hand tools and patience, but the authors admit that a table saw, scroll saw, drill press, sander and rotary tool make things a whole lot easier.

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$16.95 EACH

Are You Logical? Don’t Lie!

Electronic fun with just a hint of soldering from Madlab. You pick: the lie detector kit, with a PC board and components, or the LED logic game with diodes and transistors that pit your skill against moving a peg along (36) pads. You should be able to assemble either kit in under an hour with a little light soldering. You add a 9V battery to both. Soldering iron not included. But we have one, and it’s item #88242 for $6.95.

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KIT, MADLAB 1-2-3 GAME, REQ. 1 9V, SOLDERING

Are You Logical? Don’t Lie!

Electronic fun with just a hint of soldering from Madlab. You pick: the lie detector kit, with a PC board and components, or the LED logic game with diodes and transistors that pit your skill against moving a peg along (36) pads. You should be able to assemble either kit in under an hour with a little light soldering. You add a 9V battery to both. Soldering iron not included. But we have one, and it’s item #88242 for $6.95.

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Leo, You’re Our Model

Leonardo DaVinci didn’t work so hard to come up with his brilliant devices just so we could forget about them 500 years later. Get this DaVinci pack of (4) wooden model kits of his machinery and understand the genius. The classic catapult, approx 9” tall, uses the tension from (2) bent arms to power the spring and throw a clay ball over (13) feet. The ornithopter has an approx 24” wingspan and comes with a 15th century crash test dummy. The aerial screw helicopter has a canvas canopy and measures approx 15” tall on a 9” square base when complete; and the trebuchet, another launcing device, measures approx 12-3/4” x 4-1/2” and 24” tall. Of course, it comes with a clay ball to shoot, too. Most for ages 9+.

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DAVINCI WOODEN MODEL SUPER PACK

Leo, You’re Our Model

Leonardo DaVinci didn’t work so hard to come up with his brilliant devices just so we could forget about them 500 years later. Get this DaVinci pack of (4) wooden model kits of his machinery and understand the genius. The classic catapult, approx 9” tall, uses the tension from (2) bent arms to power the spring and throw a clay ball over (13) feet. The ornithopter has an approx 24” wingspan and comes with a 15th century crash test dummy. The aerial screw helicopter has a canvas canopy and measures approx 15” tall on a 9” square base when complete; and the trebuchet, another launcing device, measures approx 12-3/4” x 4-1/2” and 24” tall. Of course, it comes with a clay ball to shoot, too. Most for ages 9+.

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$69.95 PKG (4)

The Bigger Chemistry Set

Called Super Chem 120 because it has 120 chemical activities inside, and they’re super. Includes (36) assorted pieces of equipment and a 71-page book to teach anyone over the age of 10 how to do those activities, ranging from understanding surface tension to making perfumes from flower petals. From Tree of Knowledge®, which is a good thing if you’re not in an edenic garden.

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SUPER CHEM 120 CHEMISTRY SET

The Bigger Chemistry Set

Called Super Chem 120 because it has 120 chemical activities inside, and they’re super. Includes (36) assorted pieces of equipment and a 71-page book to teach anyone over the age of 10 how to do those activities, ranging from understanding surface tension to making perfumes from flower petals. From Tree of Knowledge®, which is a good thing if you’re not in an edenic garden.

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$28.95 EACH

Scramble These Eggs

Use the little plastic chisel and your personal hammer to smack these 2-1/2" chalk eggs and reveal one of six different small dinosaur skeletons inside. It's like being a reckless paleontologist. You get (2) eggs to start your collection, and they're messy because you have to smack the eggs with some authority, which is half the fun. Includes a fact sheet.

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CHALK DINOSAUR EGGS WITH CHISEL

Scramble These Eggs

Use the little plastic chisel and your personal hammer to smack these 2-1/2" chalk eggs and reveal one of six different small dinosaur skeletons inside. It's like being a reckless paleontologist. You get (2) eggs to start your collection, and they're messy because you have to smack the eggs with some authority, which is half the fun. Includes a fact sheet.

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$6.75 PKG (2)

Solar Creativity In A Box

It’s a STEAM kit. That’s Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), with Art stuck in the middle (STEAM). From the Smithsonian’s Sparklab™ series, it’s an invitation for budding STEAMpunks ages 8+ to create a solar 3-LED lamp. Includes frosted plastic polygons, spiral pattern sheet, assorted glow-in-the-dark designs, cardboard sticks, holographic foils, prints and cellophane sheets, foam gears, glue, foil, tape, scissors, thread, needle and official doodads. Plus a 14-page guide.

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SMITHSONIAN SPARKLAB™ SOLAR STEAM KIT

Solar Creativity In A Box

It’s a STEAM kit. That’s Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), with Art stuck in the middle (STEAM). From the Smithsonian’s Sparklab™ series, it’s an invitation for budding STEAMpunks ages 8+ to create a solar 3-LED lamp. Includes frosted plastic polygons, spiral pattern sheet, assorted glow-in-the-dark designs, cardboard sticks, holographic foils, prints and cellophane sheets, foam gears, glue, foil, tape, scissors, thread, needle and official doodads. Plus a 14-page guide.

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$18.95 EACH

Big Eye

An eye way, way bigger than life-size, in fact. Our PVC scale model of the human eyeball breaks away into sections so you can see the inside, with blood vessels and musculature. Approx 5-3/4" dia on a removable 5-3/4" dia x 3" tall stand. Stands 9" tall OA and comes with a fact sheet. It's an optometric/ophthalmological/biology lab must-have, but it would make a distinctive and colorful objet d'biologie on anyone's mantel.

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BIG EYE, BREAKAWAY VIEW

Big Eye

An eye way, way bigger than life-size, in fact. Our PVC scale model of the human eyeball breaks away into sections so you can see the inside, with blood vessels and musculature. Approx 5-3/4" dia on a removable 5-3/4" dia x 3" tall stand. Stands 9" tall OA and comes with a fact sheet. It's an optometric/ophthalmological/biology lab must-have, but it would make a distinctive and colorful objet d'biologie on anyone's mantel.

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$36.95 EACH

Let’s Play With Microbes!

Don’t tell your mother. (Mothers are notoriously anti-microbial.) This microbe-lab kit from Nancy B’s Science Club™ has STEM written all over it, and is for ages 8+, and comes with a 22-page manual (and “Germ Journal”) for (10) experiments. Includes plastic Petri dishes, flask with stopper, funnel, loupe, spreader, dropper, tweezers, a counting grid, latex-free gloves and a gram of agar.

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MICROBE LAB KIT

Let’s Play With Microbes!

Don’t tell your mother. (Mothers are notoriously anti-microbial.) This microbe-lab kit from Nancy B’s Science Club™ has STEM written all over it, and is for ages 8+, and comes with a 22-page manual (and “Germ Journal”) for (10) experiments. Includes plastic Petri dishes, flask with stopper, funnel, loupe, spreader, dropper, tweezers, a counting grid, latex-free gloves and a gram of agar.

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$25.95 EACH

Grow Your Own Pizza

Just like the pizza farmers in Calabria! Except you don’t have to grow your own wheat. Our each is a 10-1/4” dia terra-cotta-toned plastic tray with removable compartments in which you can start sweet pepper, basil, oregano and tomato seeds (all included) in potting soil (also included) before planting them outdoors and waiting until they’re a pizza. Includes a little mister, a scoop, a bunch of cute stickers and instructions. For ages 6+.

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PIZZA INGREDIENTS GARDEN KIT

Grow Your Own Pizza

Just like the pizza farmers in Calabria! Except you don’t have to grow your own wheat. Our each is a 10-1/4” dia terra-cotta-toned plastic tray with removable compartments in which you can start sweet pepper, basil, oregano and tomato seeds (all included) in potting soil (also included) before planting them outdoors and waiting until they’re a pizza. Includes a little mister, a scoop, a bunch of cute stickers and instructions. For ages 6+.

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$21.95 EACH

Kitchen Chem Lab Tests

Nice intro to chemistry kit from Thames & Kosmos has the equipment and instructions to run chemical tests on common household items including salt, flour, rice, sugar, baking powder, laundry detergent, coffee, borax, pepper, lemonade mix and more. Includes measuring spoons, test tubes, pipette, hydrion paper, flash cards and safety goggles. Includes detailed instructions for several experiments.

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INTRO TO CHEMISTRY KIT

Kitchen Chem Lab Tests

Nice intro to chemistry kit from Thames & Kosmos has the equipment and instructions to run chemical tests on common household items including salt, flour, rice, sugar, baking powder, laundry detergent, coffee, borax, pepper, lemonade mix and more. Includes measuring spoons, test tubes, pipette, hydrion paper, flash cards and safety goggles. Includes detailed instructions for several experiments.

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$14.95 EACH

Chemistry 101

Starter chemistry set. Has (25) experiments, all of them interesting, simple and safe. Includes fun with crystals, color, acids and bases, gases and perfume. Comes with gypsum powder, measuring cups, test tubes, Petri dish, spoon vials, filter paper, pH strips, funnel, pipettes, safety glasses and a 48-page manual. You add a few common household items, including a kid ages 8+. Made in Germany by Thames & Kosmos.

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STARTER CHEMISTRY SET

Chemistry 101

Starter chemistry set. Has (25) experiments, all of them interesting, simple and safe. Includes fun with crystals, color, acids and bases, gases and perfume. Comes with gypsum powder, measuring cups, test tubes, Petri dish, spoon vials, filter paper, pH strips, funnel, pipettes, safety glasses and a 48-page manual. You add a few common household items, including a kid ages 8+. Made in Germany by Thames & Kosmos.

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$44.95 EACH

Want To Grow A Polar Bear?

Another 2016 ASTRA winner, this time for Scientific Play. The Hot Ice Crystals kit from Geek & Co. produces instant crystal castles, polar bears and seals. The solution crystallizes as it pours. Includes, crystal salts, sodium acetate, measuring cup, spatula, dye, Petri dish and molds, plus a 16-page workbook.

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HOT ICE CRYSTALS GROWING KIT

Want To Grow A Polar Bear?

Another 2016 ASTRA winner, this time for Scientific Play. The Hot Ice Crystals kit from Geek & Co. produces instant crystal castles, polar bears and seals. The solution crystallizes as it pours. Includes, crystal salts, sodium acetate, measuring cup, spatula, dye, Petri dish and molds, plus a 16-page workbook.

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$19.95 EACH

Learning Circuits Is A Snap

Yet another great Snap Circuits® kit, this one based on lighting and optics, with a bonus 3-dimensional circuit board. Includes (50) parts and over (150) projects. Special components include an infinity mirror; red, green, blue and white LEDs; 6-way gel wheel; photoresistor; and a diffusion lens. Parts compatible with all other Snap Circuits® kits, too.

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3-D SNAP CIRCUITS® OPTICS KIT

Learning Circuits Is A Snap

Yet another great Snap Circuits® kit, this one based on lighting and optics, with a bonus 3-dimensional circuit board. Includes (50) parts and over (150) projects. Special components include an infinity mirror; red, green, blue and white LEDs; 6-way gel wheel; photoresistor; and a diffusion lens. Parts compatible with all other Snap Circuits® kits, too.

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$49.95 EACH

Honey, I Shrunk The Gator

Not a baby alligator (those are all in the NY sewers) but a 16” long replica of an adult ’gator with great detail. In authentically colored plastic (PVC), it’s just slightly squishy in the middle, like most of us, and displays full dentition. Would make a lovely dashboard ornament for the University of Florida alum in the family.

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16” AUTHENTIC PLASTIC ALLIGATOR

Honey, I Shrunk The Gator

Not a baby alligator (those are all in the NY sewers) but a 16” long replica of an adult ’gator with great detail. In authentically colored plastic (PVC), it’s just slightly squishy in the middle, like most of us, and displays full dentition. Would make a lovely dashboard ornament for the University of Florida alum in the family.

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$10.95 EACH

Glow If You Love Science

Chemiluminescence, which is glow-in-the-dark to anyone who doesn’t like six-syllable words, is a favorite here. Half the warehouse glows in the dark, and that’s not counting the staff. All of which is why we’re selling this 30-piece Glowing Chemistry kit from Thames & Kosmos. Comes with 3g of luminol, 6g of potassium hexacyanoferrate and 12g of sodium carbonate, plus test tubes, pipette, goggles, measuring cups, stir sticks and UV beads among other stuff, including a 48-page manual with (22) different experiments (because 22 of the same experiments would be stupid). For ages 10+. Made in Germany.

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GLOW IN THE DARK CHEMISTRY KIT

Glow If You Love Science

Chemiluminescence, which is glow-in-the-dark to anyone who doesn’t like six-syllable words, is a favorite here. Half the warehouse glows in the dark, and that’s not counting the staff. All of which is why we’re selling this 30-piece Glowing Chemistry kit from Thames & Kosmos. Comes with 3g of luminol, 6g of potassium hexacyanoferrate and 12g of sodium carbonate, plus test tubes, pipette, goggles, measuring cups, stir sticks and UV beads among other stuff, including a 48-page manual with (22) different experiments (because 22 of the same experiments would be stupid). For ages 10+. Made in Germany.

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$39.95 EACH

Pluto Lives!

Hanging from your ceiling. Our multi-color glow-in-the-dark solar system DIY 3-dimensional mobile includes a 4-1/8" dia sun, 2-3/4" Jupiter, 2" Saturn with removable rings, 15/16" Uranus and Neptune, 13/16" Earth and Venus, and 11/16" Mars, Mercury and Pluto, all with little rings at the top to hang them from. Includes (32) feet of cord and a fact sheet. If, on the other hand, you want to be on the astronomical cutting edge, just leave Pluto in the box and tell him to get over it.

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GITD SOLAR SYSTEM

Pluto Lives!

Hanging from your ceiling. Our multi-color glow-in-the-dark solar system DIY 3-dimensional mobile includes a 4-1/8" dia sun, 2-3/4" Jupiter, 2" Saturn with removable rings, 15/16" Uranus and Neptune, 13/16" Earth and Venus, and 11/16" Mars, Mercury and Pluto, all with little rings at the top to hang them from. Includes (32) feet of cord and a fact sheet. If, on the other hand, you want to be on the astronomical cutting edge, just leave Pluto in the box and tell him to get over it.

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$22.95 EACH

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