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Got Smart Plants?

Find out if your plants are smarter than lab rats with this Green Science® Grow-A-Maze kit. Assemble the plastic parts to build a standing maze and watch your house-plant find its way through to the sun. Billy says it filled his days with botanical joy during the long, locked-down days of the last year.

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GREEN SCIENCE PLANT MAZE KIT

Got Smart Plants?

Find out if your plants are smarter than lab rats with this Green Science® Grow-A-Maze kit. Assemble the plastic parts to build a standing maze and watch your house-plant find its way through to the sun. Billy says it filled his days with botanical joy during the long, locked-down days of the last year.

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$15.95 EACH

Spirographic Madness

It's the classic Spirograph®, which is a lot of intricate round mandala-like designs floating around out there. Celebrate with one of our spirographic specials. You pick: the Travel Spirograph® in a flip-lid case with a 2-3/8" ID ring in the lid and (4) assorted wheels, a cross, an oblate spheroid, red and blue pens, a design guide and a 24-sheet pad of  3" square paper or the Deluxe Spirograph® with (19) assorted wheels, (2) rings, an oval rail, oblate spheroid, triangle, red and blue and green pens, a reusable putty to hold the paper, a 14-page design book and a 20-sheet pad of 8-1/2" x 11" paper.

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DELUXE SPIROGRAPH®

Spirographic Madness

It's the classic Spirograph®, which is a lot of intricate round mandala-like designs floating around out there. Celebrate with one of our spirographic specials. You pick: the Travel Spirograph® in a flip-lid case with a 2-3/8" ID ring in the lid and (4) assorted wheels, a cross, an oblate spheroid, red and blue pens, a design guide and a 24-sheet pad of  3" square paper or the Deluxe Spirograph® with (19) assorted wheels, (2) rings, an oval rail, oblate spheroid, triangle, red and blue and green pens, a reusable putty to hold the paper, a 14-page design book and a 20-sheet pad of 8-1/2" x 11" paper.

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Tiny & Shiny

For the steady-handed model-maker. These mini-models from Metal Earth® are demanding and beautiful. Use a tweezers to punch out the little pieces from the laser-cut shiny steel sheets, and assemble them using the tabs and slots--no glue, no screws. You pick the U.S.S. Arizona (5-3/4” long) or the Mars Lander (5-7/8" x 2-1/4" x 2-1/2"). All include instructions, which you’ll need. For ages 14+.

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METAL EARTH® MARS LANDER KIT

Tiny & Shiny

For the steady-handed model-maker. These mini-models from Metal Earth® are demanding and beautiful. Use a tweezers to punch out the little pieces from the laser-cut shiny steel sheets, and assemble them using the tabs and slots--no glue, no screws. You pick the U.S.S. Arizona (5-3/4” long) or the Mars Lander (5-7/8" x 2-1/4" x 2-1/2"). All include instructions, which you’ll need. For ages 14+.

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Chemistry Lab In A Box

This is the new, improved, bigger and better CHEM C1000 beginner chemistry set from Thames & Kosmos. Follow Professor Probenius, the world's most distinguished cartoon chemistry professor, through the 80-page manual while he provides safety advice and instructions for carrying out 125 diverse experiments. Build a fire extinguisher, make water flow uphill, identify chemicals, split water into hydrogen and oxygen and much more. Includes the simple lab equipment and supplies you need to experiment with air pressure, surface tension, acids and bases, indicators, electrochemical reactions and chromatography. You add some common household materials. A superior kit for ages 10 and up. Winner of the Gold Award® from Parents' Choice.

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BASIC CHEMISTRY SET

Chemistry Lab In A Box

This is the new, improved, bigger and better CHEM C1000 beginner chemistry set from Thames & Kosmos. Follow Professor Probenius, the world's most distinguished cartoon chemistry professor, through the 80-page manual while he provides safety advice and instructions for carrying out 125 diverse experiments. Build a fire extinguisher, make water flow uphill, identify chemicals, split water into hydrogen and oxygen and much more. Includes the simple lab equipment and supplies you need to experiment with air pressure, surface tension, acids and bases, indicators, electrochemical reactions and chromatography. You add some common household materials. A superior kit for ages 10 and up. Winner of the Gold Award® from Parents' Choice.

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$59.95 EACH

IT'S PLANE SIMPLE

What’s the worst part of throwing a paper airplane, besides the teacher catching you? Consistently and repeatably launching them! With this 2019 Creative Child Award Product of the Year winner, budding engineers can design, build and scientifically test their designs. The 16” long handheld wooden launcher uses foam pads and rubber-bands to send balsa, paper, cardboard, styrofoam and straw planes skyward. Adjust the thruster strength and launch angle to test with scientific accuracy and gain friendly bragging rights. Kit includes a 20-page booklet with plane designs and ideas, paper and card stock. A fun S.T.E.A.M. kit for indoor/outdoor use and intended for 14+.

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SKY SURFER AIRPLANE LAUNCHER KIT

IT'S PLANE SIMPLE

What’s the worst part of throwing a paper airplane, besides the teacher catching you? Consistently and repeatably launching them! With this 2019 Creative Child Award Product of the Year winner, budding engineers can design, build and scientifically test their designs. The 16” long handheld wooden launcher uses foam pads and rubber-bands to send balsa, paper, cardboard, styrofoam and straw planes skyward. Adjust the thruster strength and launch angle to test with scientific accuracy and gain friendly bragging rights. Kit includes a 20-page booklet with plane designs and ideas, paper and card stock. A fun S.T.E.A.M. kit for indoor/outdoor use and intended for 14+.

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$19.95 EACH

What's The Point Of Crystals?

Crystals are for pointing toward you or away from you, depending on what you believe or want, or for polishing, or just for looking at. You get a 3-pack of quartz point crystals, approx 1" to 2-1/2" long, ready for psychic healing, jewelry, or plain old-fashioned lapidarian fascination. Your hunks of point crystal might have an actual point, might not: nature's like that.

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QUARTZ POINT CRYSTALS

What's The Point Of Crystals?

Crystals are for pointing toward you or away from you, depending on what you believe or want, or for polishing, or just for looking at. You get a 3-pack of quartz point crystals, approx 1" to 2-1/2" long, ready for psychic healing, jewelry, or plain old-fashioned lapidarian fascination. Your hunks of point crystal might have an actual point, might not: nature's like that.

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$5.25 PKG (3)

Radio Kit

An advanced kit compared to the others, a little more deluxe and a little more complicated. It is an AM/FM radio kit from Elenco with over 80 pieces divided into lesson groups. PC board shows component placement to help learning and to minimize errors. It has (14) transistors and (4) diodes and measures appx. 11"x 5". Ages 12+, as considerable soldering is required.

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CLASSIC AM/FM RADIO KIT

Radio Kit

An advanced kit compared to the others, a little more deluxe and a little more complicated. It is an AM/FM radio kit from Elenco with over 80 pieces divided into lesson groups. PC board shows component placement to help learning and to minimize errors. It has (14) transistors and (4) diodes and measures appx. 11"x 5". Ages 12+, as considerable soldering is required.

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$39.85 EACH

Drivers, Start Your Marbles

The Indy 500 dropped that “Gentlemen” intro years ago, and so do we for the start of the most exciting marble-maze run this side of wherever the other most exciting marble-maze run is held. The (100)-piece Marble Mania® HOTSHOT construction set won the Top Toy of the Year award from Creative Child Magazine. Includes a marble launcher, windmill drop, gears, multiple track styles and a color manual. Finished set is a foot and a half tall, unless you design your own bigger version. Ages 8+.!WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.


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Marble Mania Hotshot Construction Kit

Drivers, Start Your Marbles

The Indy 500 dropped that “Gentlemen” intro years ago, and so do we for the start of the most exciting marble-maze run this side of wherever the other most exciting marble-maze run is held. The (100)-piece Marble Mania® HOTSHOT construction set won the Top Toy of the Year award from Creative Child Magazine. Includes a marble launcher, windmill drop, gears, multiple track styles and a color manual. Finished set is a foot and a half tall, unless you design your own bigger version. Ages 8+.!WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.


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$30.50 EACH
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LIL' AUTO SHOP

How are the kids in your life supposed to become engineers or astronauts if they’re not assembling vehicles kits by the time they’re 9? We jest, because we know this Build-A-Ma-Jigs Roadster Kit™ is fun for any kid. Car has removable, colorful plastic pieces such as the back tires and fin, and your kid will get to bolt them in place, and remove them again, with the included power drill, which actually spins and has swappable bits. When assembled, the car measures approx 7" x 4-1/2" x 5" tall. Requires (2) “AA” batteries, included. Made in the USA. Ages 3+.

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Build It Yourself Roadster

LIL' AUTO SHOP

How are the kids in your life supposed to become engineers or astronauts if they’re not assembling vehicles kits by the time they’re 9? We jest, because we know this Build-A-Ma-Jigs Roadster Kit™ is fun for any kid. Car has removable, colorful plastic pieces such as the back tires and fin, and your kid will get to bolt them in place, and remove them again, with the included power drill, which actually spins and has swappable bits. When assembled, the car measures approx 7" x 4-1/2" x 5" tall. Requires (2) “AA” batteries, included. Made in the USA. Ages 3+.

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$19.50 EACH

Grow Your Own Butterflies!!!

More exciting than an ant colony! Prettier than tadpoles and frogs. The principle of this kit is the same as both. Buy the kit which consists of a growing/viewing chamber, food, and instructions. Send in the coupon (plus a small shipping charge) and receive (5) larvae and their food. In about (10) days the larvae will turn to chrysids and in another (7-10) days your beautifully marked butterflies will emerge from the chrysids. Truly entrancing and educational with extensive well written instructions/explanations of the phenomena you are observing. Highly recommended.

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BEST IN STEM BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Grow Your Own Butterflies!!!

More exciting than an ant colony! Prettier than tadpoles and frogs. The principle of this kit is the same as both. Buy the kit which consists of a growing/viewing chamber, food, and instructions. Send in the coupon (plus a small shipping charge) and receive (5) larvae and their food. In about (10) days the larvae will turn to chrysids and in another (7-10) days your beautifully marked butterflies will emerge from the chrysids. Truly entrancing and educational with extensive well written instructions/explanations of the phenomena you are observing. Highly recommended.

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$26.95 EACH

Bone Up On Anatomy

You're not going to blow money on an actual human skeleton, are you? Consider that for a tenth of the price you can get an anatomically accurate skeleton done in plastic. This model is male (judging by the hips) and has many articulated joints-jaw, shoulder, knee, etc. Its small size (33") makes it practical for classroom use, since it can be passed around the room. Other nice touches include discrete neck vertebrae, a sectioned skull, and very little "flash" from the plastic molds. It also comes with a metal display stand, weighted at the bottom to prevent spills. Yes, some concessions had to be made because of the size and price, but this is still an invaluable teaching tool, and quite a nice decoration for those with morbid minds.

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ARTICULATED 33" PLASTIC SKELETON

Bone Up On Anatomy

You're not going to blow money on an actual human skeleton, are you? Consider that for a tenth of the price you can get an anatomically accurate skeleton done in plastic. This model is male (judging by the hips) and has many articulated joints-jaw, shoulder, knee, etc. Its small size (33") makes it practical for classroom use, since it can be passed around the room. Other nice touches include discrete neck vertebrae, a sectioned skull, and very little "flash" from the plastic molds. It also comes with a metal display stand, weighted at the bottom to prevent spills. Yes, some concessions had to be made because of the size and price, but this is still an invaluable teaching tool, and quite a nice decoration for those with morbid minds.

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$65.75 EACH

BE A LESSER LES PAUL

Rockers with an electronics bent will love this kit. You construct a 4-string tenor guitar, complete with on-board amp. Measures 20" long when finished. You assemble the neck and body, wind the pickup and wire the amp. Includes a 15-page manual with assembly instructions, playing tips and chords. The tuning is DGBE, known as guitar tuning, Chicago tuning or baritone smokeless tuning, but others are possible. Think jazz, dixieland, jug band and bunch of other funky fun. You add a couple "AA" batteries. From Jr. Scientist™ for ages 8+.

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MINI ELECTRIC GUITAR KIT

BE A LESSER LES PAUL

Rockers with an electronics bent will love this kit. You construct a 4-string tenor guitar, complete with on-board amp. Measures 20" long when finished. You assemble the neck and body, wind the pickup and wire the amp. Includes a 15-page manual with assembly instructions, playing tips and chords. The tuning is DGBE, known as guitar tuning, Chicago tuning or baritone smokeless tuning, but others are possible. Think jazz, dixieland, jug band and bunch of other funky fun. You add a couple "AA" batteries. From Jr. Scientist™ for ages 8+.

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$29.50 EACH

A Clockwork Cat

Among other things. (Sorry, no oranges.) Our each is a set of (4) laser-cut moving wooden gear models from U-Gears®, including a cat, a tractor, a human head and a heart. You like to fidget? Us, too. Each has (6) or (7) laser-cut parts and will fit in the palm of your hand when finished. They’re like worry beads in that you'll find yourself playing with them to help you inch toward inner peace. They’re press-fit, so no glue or tools needed. For ages 5 and up.

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U-GEARS® LASER CUT WOODEN MODELS

A Clockwork Cat

Among other things. (Sorry, no oranges.) Our each is a set of (4) laser-cut moving wooden gear models from U-Gears®, including a cat, a tractor, a human head and a heart. You like to fidget? Us, too. Each has (6) or (7) laser-cut parts and will fit in the palm of your hand when finished. They’re like worry beads in that you'll find yourself playing with them to help you inch toward inner peace. They’re press-fit, so no glue or tools needed. For ages 5 and up.

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$12.95 EACH

Into The Woods

Eschew plastic models. Go ahead, we won’t tell. And then try these nostalgic wooden kits from Pathfinders Design & Technology. All pre-cut pieces, held together only by wooden pegs, they each take about an hour to build. You pick: the Catapult, approx 9” tall on an 11-1/2” base, and including a few clay balls for assaulting castles (ages 14+); the Ballista, as used by the Romans, which will stand approx 7-1/8” tall x 10-5/8” long (ages 14+); or the Trojan Horse, which will stand approx 11-13/16” tall x 12-3/16” long (ages 8+). Note, figures not included.

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WOODEN BALLISTA KIT

Into The Woods

Eschew plastic models. Go ahead, we won’t tell. And then try these nostalgic wooden kits from Pathfinders Design & Technology. All pre-cut pieces, held together only by wooden pegs, they each take about an hour to build. You pick: the Catapult, approx 9” tall on an 11-1/2” base, and including a few clay balls for assaulting castles (ages 14+); the Ballista, as used by the Romans, which will stand approx 7-1/8” tall x 10-5/8” long (ages 14+); or the Trojan Horse, which will stand approx 11-13/16” tall x 12-3/16” long (ages 8+). Note, figures not included.

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$18.95 EACH

A Moveable Feaster

Most of your Tyrannosaurus rex models just stand there, looking all rexish, but this 4-1/2" tall molded rubber dinosaur model is posable, with articulated legs, tail and jaw. It’s like he was made to star in your stop-motion animated Dino-epic. Better get a pair or you won’t be able to film any tender couple-in-love moments or battles.

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POSABLE T-REX

A Moveable Feaster

Most of your Tyrannosaurus rex models just stand there, looking all rexish, but this 4-1/2" tall molded rubber dinosaur model is posable, with articulated legs, tail and jaw. It’s like he was made to star in your stop-motion animated Dino-epic. Better get a pair or you won’t be able to film any tender couple-in-love moments or battles.

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$4.35 EACH

Tiny & Shiny

Takes a steady hand, a good eye and tweezers, along with wire cutters and needle-nose pliers, to construct these Metal Earth® steel models. Just punch out the tiny parts from laser-cut sheets and assemble them with tabs and slots—no glue, solder or screws required. You pick: the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket and gantry, in stainless steel approx 5-7/8" x 2" x 1-5/16"; or the Kinkaku-Ji three-story Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, in gold-tone steel, approx 3-1/2" x 2-3/8" x 2-1/2". Full instructions included. For ages 14+.

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KINKAKU-JI KYOTO TEMPLE MODEL KIT

Tiny & Shiny

Takes a steady hand, a good eye and tweezers, along with wire cutters and needle-nose pliers, to construct these Metal Earth® steel models. Just punch out the tiny parts from laser-cut sheets and assemble them with tabs and slots—no glue, solder or screws required. You pick: the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket and gantry, in stainless steel approx 5-7/8" x 2" x 1-5/16"; or the Kinkaku-Ji three-story Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, in gold-tone steel, approx 3-1/2" x 2-3/8" x 2-1/2". Full instructions included. For ages 14+.

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$15.95 EACH

STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY

Or maybe not. Hotel managers get funny about rocket launches, but this is NASA-level fun for the backyard, or maybe a cheap motel parking lot. The Stomp Rocket™ uses no batteries, fuel, diet cola or anything else but your feet. And good stomp on the 4" X 8" "Blast Pad" can get you 200 feet of lift at speeds up to 100mph. You get (4) bright yellow plastic rockets, 9" long x 7/8" dia, with soft, round nose cones (bulbs?) for safety's sake, and a tripod gantry. Fine adjustments even allow for accuracy contests. If the neighbors have really high roofs, or you manage to achieve orbit, we've got a (2) pack of replacement rockets. For ages 6+.

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AIR LAUNCHED STOMP ROCKET

STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY

Or maybe not. Hotel managers get funny about rocket launches, but this is NASA-level fun for the backyard, or maybe a cheap motel parking lot. The Stomp Rocket™ uses no batteries, fuel, diet cola or anything else but your feet. And good stomp on the 4" X 8" "Blast Pad" can get you 200 feet of lift at speeds up to 100mph. You get (4) bright yellow plastic rockets, 9" long x 7/8" dia, with soft, round nose cones (bulbs?) for safety's sake, and a tripod gantry. Fine adjustments even allow for accuracy contests. If the neighbors have really high roofs, or you manage to achieve orbit, we've got a (2) pack of replacement rockets. For ages 6+.

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Seltzer Power!

Incendiary rocket fuel? We don't need no stinkin' incendiary rocket fuel. We got the Mighty Seltzer Rocket! The seltzer rocket, made of simple plastic parts. (No, don't lean over it!. That's not a foam nose cone, you know!) The 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" dia seltzer rocket that holds water and (1) dissolving seltzer tablet. The rocket that has shot almost 30 feet in the air for us. It comes with (4) antacid tablets, just like those you can buy at the drug store -- and it's basic science at its best!

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MIGHTY SELTZER POWERED ROCKET

Seltzer Power!

Incendiary rocket fuel? We don't need no stinkin' incendiary rocket fuel. We got the Mighty Seltzer Rocket! The seltzer rocket, made of simple plastic parts. (No, don't lean over it!. That's not a foam nose cone, you know!) The 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" dia seltzer rocket that holds water and (1) dissolving seltzer tablet. The rocket that has shot almost 30 feet in the air for us. It comes with (4) antacid tablets, just like those you can buy at the drug store -- and it's basic science at its best!

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$6.95 EACH

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