BEST SELLERS

Musical Steel Wheel

Let them build like their grandfather built. This colorful Steel Works Ferris Wheel construction kit from Schylling has over (950) pieces, plus tools to assemble a 14” tall model. We’re talking about hours of fun and brain challenges here! Includes a music box mechanism that plays “The Entrance of the Gladiators,” aka “Thunder and Blazes”. Kids who are really inventive can take it apart and use the pieces to assemble a creation of their own. The possibilities are just about endless. For ages 8+.

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STEEL FERRIS WHEEL WITH MUSIC BOX KIT

Musical Steel Wheel

Let them build like their grandfather built. This colorful Steel Works Ferris Wheel construction kit from Schylling has over (950) pieces, plus tools to assemble a 14” tall model. We’re talking about hours of fun and brain challenges here! Includes a music box mechanism that plays “The Entrance of the Gladiators,” aka “Thunder and Blazes”. Kids who are really inventive can take it apart and use the pieces to assemble a creation of their own. The possibilities are just about endless. For ages 8+.

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$49.95 EACH

Design-Build-Fly Airplane Kit

Design your own planes, then fly 'em. This kit has (35) parts including balsa wings and bodies, plastic struts and landing gears, rubber-band drives and (3) props. Comes with instructions for (4) planes, including an X-wing and tri-plane, but it's made for you to experiment with your own designs. Also made to build, disassemble and rebuild different models. For ages 8+.

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AIRPLANE DESIGN STUDIO BUILD-FLY KIT

Design-Build-Fly Airplane Kit

Design your own planes, then fly 'em. This kit has (35) parts including balsa wings and bodies, plastic struts and landing gears, rubber-band drives and (3) props. Comes with instructions for (4) planes, including an X-wing and tri-plane, but it's made for you to experiment with your own designs. Also made to build, disassemble and rebuild different models. For ages 8+.

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$26.50 EACH

Still Extinct But Still Fun

These colorful molded rubber dinosaur figures are 4" to 7" long, depending, and include a velociraptor, stegosaurus, pterodactyl and brachiosaurus, among others. We'll pick (2) different prehistoric beasts for you from our menagerie of detailed, high-quality models, which could be used for learning as much as playing.

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RUBBER DINOSAURS

Still Extinct But Still Fun

These colorful molded rubber dinosaur figures are 4" to 7" long, depending, and include a velociraptor, stegosaurus, pterodactyl and brachiosaurus, among others. We'll pick (2) different prehistoric beasts for you from our menagerie of detailed, high-quality models, which could be used for learning as much as playing.

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$7.95 PKG (2)

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

High Time You Got Started, OK?

Try this DIY starter kit for Arduino from Velleman. Comes with an UNO development board, an 830-hole breadboard, LED displays, key and tilt switches, IR diode and receiver, RGB matrix display and (15) assorted LEDs, assorted resistors, insulated jumper wires, a shift register, temp sensor, USB cable and 6-AA battery holder (and you’ll need to add batteries). There’s a 31-page, full-color, up-to-date manual on Velleman’s website. Part #VMA501. Full parts list available if you’ll just give us a ring.

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VELLEMAN ELECTRONICS KIT

High Time You Got Started, OK?

Try this DIY starter kit for Arduino from Velleman. Comes with an UNO development board, an 830-hole breadboard, LED displays, key and tilt switches, IR diode and receiver, RGB matrix display and (15) assorted LEDs, assorted resistors, insulated jumper wires, a shift register, temp sensor, USB cable and 6-AA battery holder (and you’ll need to add batteries). There’s a 31-page, full-color, up-to-date manual on Velleman’s website. Part #VMA501. Full parts list available if you’ll just give us a ring.

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$54.95 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

Heuristic Chips

Our very first science kit devoted exclusively to potatoes and potato chips. Potato Chip Science by A. Kurzweil & Son includes a 96-page book with potato-based science projects using the eponymous tubers, bags, chips, lids and tubes. We’re talking (29) experiments focused on the physics, biology, earth science and chemistry of spuds. Includes plastic lids, packing peanuts, zinc and copper electrodes, a digital clock and sound modules, a cardboard box base, plastic knife and plastic tube. You add simple household items, and potatoes.

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POTATO-THEMED SCIENCE KIT

Heuristic Chips

Our very first science kit devoted exclusively to potatoes and potato chips. Potato Chip Science by A. Kurzweil & Son includes a 96-page book with potato-based science projects using the eponymous tubers, bags, chips, lids and tubes. We’re talking (29) experiments focused on the physics, biology, earth science and chemistry of spuds. Includes plastic lids, packing peanuts, zinc and copper electrodes, a digital clock and sound modules, a cardboard box base, plastic knife and plastic tube. You add simple household items, and potatoes.

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$22.95 EACH

Home Hydroponics

From Nancy B’s Science Club™, STEM learning series. You get a pair of 6-3/8” tall vessels with seed baskets and plastic rulers to measure the seedling’s growth in the water, plus a 22-page instruction manual and gardening diary. You add the seeds, which you’ll find all over the outdoors--or inside the fruits and veggies in your kitchen or supermarket.

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NANCY B’S HOME HYDROPONICS KIT

Home Hydroponics

From Nancy B’s Science Club™, STEM learning series. You get a pair of 6-3/8” tall vessels with seed baskets and plastic rulers to measure the seedling’s growth in the water, plus a 22-page instruction manual and gardening diary. You add the seeds, which you’ll find all over the outdoors--or inside the fruits and veggies in your kitchen or supermarket.

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$22.50 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

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

Get Out Of The Lab

A whole bunch of science and scientific learning happens outside of the school lab. These 144-page books by Liz Lee Heinecke have a year’s worth (that’d be 52) of experiments. You pick: Outdoor Science Lab for Kids with (52) experiments in (12) units covering biology, gardening, botany, physics, earth science and chemistry, all with common household items; or Kitchen Science Labs for Kids, with experiments in biology, physics and chemistry using the ever-popular common household materials.

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KITCHEN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS BOOK

Get Out Of The Lab

A whole bunch of science and scientific learning happens outside of the school lab. These 144-page books by Liz Lee Heinecke have a year’s worth (that’d be 52) of experiments. You pick: Outdoor Science Lab for Kids with (52) experiments in (12) units covering biology, gardening, botany, physics, earth science and chemistry, all with common household items; or Kitchen Science Labs for Kids, with experiments in biology, physics and chemistry using the ever-popular common household materials.

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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

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

Gyros-R-We

Gyroscopes, not Greek sandwiches with tzatziki sauce. This multi-award-winning, 102-piece kit from Thames & Kosmos features (7) projects using motorized gyroscope-based science. Includes a gyrobot, personal transporter (think Segway), gyro horizon, gyrocompass, balance game, tightrope walker and flight simulator. Includes a 24-page manual and requires (3) “AAA” batteries and a little curiosity.

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GYROBOT KIT

Gyros-R-We

Gyroscopes, not Greek sandwiches with tzatziki sauce. This multi-award-winning, 102-piece kit from Thames & Kosmos features (7) projects using motorized gyroscope-based science. Includes a gyrobot, personal transporter (think Segway), gyro horizon, gyrocompass, balance game, tightrope walker and flight simulator. Includes a 24-page manual and requires (3) “AAA” batteries and a little curiosity.

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$49.95 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

Electronics Made Easy...And Fun

When is a toy not a toy? When you can have fun with a kid, and build a digital voice recorder at the same time. If the young Tom Edison had had one of these kits, your grandparents' lives would have been a lot easier. Elenco's Pro Model SC-500 is a Dr. Toy winner, from their Snap-Circuits" series. Has over (75) parts to snap (no soldering) into a grid and learn electronics while building an AM or FM radio, digital voice recorder, burglar alarm, doorbell, and electronic games, among over 500 experiments. For ages 8 up to adult, it includes a well-written, graphically illustrated instruction manual.

AWARDS: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products.

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SNAP CIRCUIT PRO 500

Electronics Made Easy...And Fun

When is a toy not a toy? When you can have fun with a kid, and build a digital voice recorder at the same time. If the young Tom Edison had had one of these kits, your grandparents' lives would have been a lot easier. Elenco's Pro Model SC-500 is a Dr. Toy winner, from their Snap-Circuits" series. Has over (75) parts to snap (no soldering) into a grid and learn electronics while building an AM or FM radio, digital voice recorder, burglar alarm, doorbell, and electronic games, among over 500 experiments. For ages 8 up to adult, it includes a well-written, graphically illustrated instruction manual.

AWARDS: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products.

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$65.95 EACH

Bridges To Burn

Or break, actually, as an heuristic exercise. Here's a classroom-full of bridge-building supplies based on the Illinois Institute of Technology's national bridge-building contest. Each kit contains enough balsa wood pieces and glue to supply (24) budding engineers or physics students with what it takes to test their skills at wooden bridge construction. Includes a 12pp teacher's guide with info about (6) bridge styles and (8) types of trusses, (24) rules/instruction sheets for students, (360) pieces of 1/8" square x 24" long wood, and (24) bottles of white glue. Among the most engaging and popular classroom projects in the country, it's designed for grades 7-12.

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CLASSROOM BRIDGE KIT

Bridges To Burn

Or break, actually, as an heuristic exercise. Here's a classroom-full of bridge-building supplies based on the Illinois Institute of Technology's national bridge-building contest. Each kit contains enough balsa wood pieces and glue to supply (24) budding engineers or physics students with what it takes to test their skills at wooden bridge construction. Includes a 12pp teacher's guide with info about (6) bridge styles and (8) types of trusses, (24) rules/instruction sheets for students, (360) pieces of 1/8" square x 24" long wood, and (24) bottles of white glue. Among the most engaging and popular classroom projects in the country, it's designed for grades 7-12.

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$89.95 EACH

Extremities-R-Us

Just like your own, but in rubber instead of bone. Our super realistic, anatomically correct skeletal hand and foot models are great for a medical office, anatomy lab, art studio, Halloween party, or just to add a little orthopizzazz to your living room all year long. You choose the right hand and wrist, 8” long on a 4-1/4” square base with a detailed diagram of dorsal and plantar views; or the equally detailed right foot and ankle, also 8” long on a square base with the same views diagrammed. From United Scientific Supplies, Inc.

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RIGHT FOOT SKELETAL MODEL

Extremities-R-Us

Just like your own, but in rubber instead of bone. Our super realistic, anatomically correct skeletal hand and foot models are great for a medical office, anatomy lab, art studio, Halloween party, or just to add a little orthopizzazz to your living room all year long. You choose the right hand and wrist, 8” long on a 4-1/4” square base with a detailed diagram of dorsal and plantar views; or the equally detailed right foot and ankle, also 8” long on a square base with the same views diagrammed. From United Scientific Supplies, Inc.

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