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ScienceWiz™ EDUCATIONAL KITS

For whiz kids, from ScienceWiz™. The Inventions kit has (4) projects: using a small motor as a generator; building a telegraph; a DC motor; and an AM radio. You add a D-cell battery and a few household items. Created by Berkeley science-education whiz Penny Norman, Ph.D., and attractively boxed, with a lavishly illustrated 40pp instruction book. For ages 8 to 80

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SCIENCE WIZ INVENTIONS KIT

ScienceWiz™ EDUCATIONAL KITS

For whiz kids, from ScienceWiz™. The Inventions kit has (4) projects: using a small motor as a generator; building a telegraph; a DC motor; and an AM radio. You add a D-cell battery and a few household items. Created by Berkeley science-education whiz Penny Norman, Ph.D., and attractively boxed, with a lavishly illustrated 40pp instruction book. For ages 8 to 80

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$24.95 EACH

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

The Star Fleet Was Wooden!

Must have been, because we’ve got licensed, official Star Wars™ X-Wing Fighter and Tie Fighter models in laser-cut wood. The X-Wing has (73) plywood pieces and will measure approx 5” x 4-3/8” x 7/8”. The Tie Fighter has (63) pieces and measures nearly square 3-3/8” x 4-1/2”. Both include step-by-step assembly instructions and coloring ideas, and come with a 32-page booklet written by Michael Kogge. Both are press-fit models with no glue or tools needed. For ages 12+, they’re complex and perhaps not for clumsier earthlings. Made for Incredibuilds™ and the Disney Company.

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STAR WARS™ X-WING FIGHTER MODEL

The Star Fleet Was Wooden!

Must have been, because we’ve got licensed, official Star Wars™ X-Wing Fighter and Tie Fighter models in laser-cut wood. The X-Wing has (73) plywood pieces and will measure approx 5” x 4-3/8” x 7/8”. The Tie Fighter has (63) pieces and measures nearly square 3-3/8” x 4-1/2”. Both include step-by-step assembly instructions and coloring ideas, and come with a 32-page booklet written by Michael Kogge. Both are press-fit models with no glue or tools needed. For ages 12+, they’re complex and perhaps not for clumsier earthlings. Made for Incredibuilds™ and the Disney Company.

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Fun In The Sun

Just what can solar power…power? Find out with RobotiKits 6 In 1 Educational Solar Kit that comes with one solar module and one gear box, and 21 snap-together plastic parts. No tools required. Build 6 different solar-powered models (windmill, revolving plane, airboat, plane, car, solar puppy) or one of your own. Assembled units are roughly 4" across, in varying heights. For age 10 and up.

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6 IN 1 SOLAR ROBOTIKITS

Fun In The Sun

Just what can solar power…power? Find out with RobotiKits 6 In 1 Educational Solar Kit that comes with one solar module and one gear box, and 21 snap-together plastic parts. No tools required. Build 6 different solar-powered models (windmill, revolving plane, airboat, plane, car, solar puppy) or one of your own. Assembled units are roughly 4" across, in varying heights. For age 10 and up.

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$22.95 EACH

Paint By Different Numbers

No need to limit the numbers you paint by. These kits all include 8” x 6” canvases, (6) acrylic paint pots, a #2 brush, color key and guide, plus tips for blending colors--a major improvement in the paint-by-numbers game. Packaging is also an easel, and becomes a self-adhesive hanger, which gives you a big leg up on the original artists. You pick: Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Sunflowers or Monet’s The Japanese Footbridge.

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Paint By Different Numbers

No need to limit the numbers you paint by. These kits all include 8” x 6” canvases, (6) acrylic paint pots, a #2 brush, color key and guide, plus tips for blending colors--a major improvement in the paint-by-numbers game. Packaging is also an easel, and becomes a self-adhesive hanger, which gives you a big leg up on the original artists. You pick: Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Sunflowers or Monet’s The Japanese Footbridge.

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My First Strobe Kit

For tyro electronics wizards: build your own dual white-LED strobe light. You'll need a 9V battery, solder and a soldering iron. Features a speed switch and rate control knob, and will oscillate between once and a seizure-inducing 60X per second. Draws 40mA.

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STROBOSCOPE

My First Strobe Kit

For tyro electronics wizards: build your own dual white-LED strobe light. You'll need a 9V battery, solder and a soldering iron. Features a speed switch and rate control knob, and will oscillate between once and a seizure-inducing 60X per second. Draws 40mA.

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$10.95 EACH

Really Big T-Rex

Impressive, this 3-foot Lizard King. The 1:14 scale plastic model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton has 51 bones that snap together, then snap apart easily for later use, which is more than you can say about the original. Measures 36" long, and comes with a display stand. Bones are nicely aged for paleontological verisimilitude. Very nice kit, with legs, as they say! For ages 8 and up.

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T-REX SKELETON

Really Big T-Rex

Impressive, this 3-foot Lizard King. The 1:14 scale plastic model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton has 51 bones that snap together, then snap apart easily for later use, which is more than you can say about the original. Measures 36" long, and comes with a display stand. Bones are nicely aged for paleontological verisimilitude. Very nice kit, with legs, as they say! For ages 8 and up.

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$49.95 EACH

This Is For The Birds

We woodn't kid you; we always like wooden kits best. More organic. These are all pre-cut, unfinished pine and include nails. You add wood glue, simple hand tools and paint. This little birdhouse, which will be approx 6" long x 3-1/4" square will keep your small feather friends happy and protected from the elements. Great as a craft project by itself, or a handy science teaching aid for youngsters or young adults that are ready to be kicked out of your nest.

 

 

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BIRDHOUSE KIT

This Is For The Birds

We woodn't kid you; we always like wooden kits best. More organic. These are all pre-cut, unfinished pine and include nails. You add wood glue, simple hand tools and paint. This little birdhouse, which will be approx 6" long x 3-1/4" square will keep your small feather friends happy and protected from the elements. Great as a craft project by itself, or a handy science teaching aid for youngsters or young adults that are ready to be kicked out of your nest.

 

 

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$3.25 EACH

Science For Kids

We like The Usborne Book of Science Activities a whole bunch. It’s volume one of the Helen Edom and Kate Woodward series, a 74-page hardcover that includes experiments with water, magnets, light and mirrors, with plenty of puzzles and projects--profusely illustrated, throughout. Handy for keeping your young one's mind in shape when not in school or as family learning projects.

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SCIENCE ACTIVITY BOOK

Science For Kids

We like The Usborne Book of Science Activities a whole bunch. It’s volume one of the Helen Edom and Kate Woodward series, a 74-page hardcover that includes experiments with water, magnets, light and mirrors, with plenty of puzzles and projects--profusely illustrated, throughout. Handy for keeping your young one's mind in shape when not in school or as family learning projects.

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$13.95 EACH

Gum ’N’ Gummies

Good news for people who chew! We now can offer you the choice of creating your own chewing gum or chewy gummies, because we live in artisanal times, and store-bought chewy stuff is just too 20th century for words. You pick: the Chewing Gum Kit or Gummies Kit from Glee Gum of Providence, RI. Chewing Gum Kit includes chicle gum base plus sweeteners, cherry and grape flavors, instructions and a mixing tray. You’ll get enough to make (50) pieces of gum. The Gummies Kit has molding starch, cherry sugar, sour powder and powdered seaweed, the artisanal alternative to gelatin in the gummy game. The moulding starch lets you make your own gummy shapes at home.

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GUMMIES CANDY KIT

Gum ’N’ Gummies

Good news for people who chew! We now can offer you the choice of creating your own chewing gum or chewy gummies, because we live in artisanal times, and store-bought chewy stuff is just too 20th century for words. You pick: the Chewing Gum Kit or Gummies Kit from Glee Gum of Providence, RI. Chewing Gum Kit includes chicle gum base plus sweeteners, cherry and grape flavors, instructions and a mixing tray. You’ll get enough to make (50) pieces of gum. The Gummies Kit has molding starch, cherry sugar, sour powder and powdered seaweed, the artisanal alternative to gelatin in the gummy game. The moulding starch lets you make your own gummy shapes at home.

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Build Your Own Ornithopter

When ornithopters roamed the earth…oops, no, it just sounds like a dinosaur. The ornithopter was one of Leonardo's masterful designs, although this one just led to a bunch of guys on winged bicycles plummeting to the earth in the 19th century. Still extremely cool, however, in this kit version. Pre-cut, unpainted wooden pieces assemble with pegs to make a crank-operated moving model with a 24" wingspan, complete with a human figure, which our model-guru calls a 15th C. crash-test dummy.

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WOODEN ORNITHOPTER MODEL KIT

Build Your Own Ornithopter

When ornithopters roamed the earth…oops, no, it just sounds like a dinosaur. The ornithopter was one of Leonardo's masterful designs, although this one just led to a bunch of guys on winged bicycles plummeting to the earth in the 19th century. Still extremely cool, however, in this kit version. Pre-cut, unpainted wooden pieces assemble with pegs to make a crank-operated moving model with a 24" wingspan, complete with a human figure, which our model-guru calls a 15th C. crash-test dummy.

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$26.95 EACH

Spirographical Madness

The original Spirograph® company presents more spirographing than you can shake a pencil at with this jam-packed shapes kit. Includes (2) 24-page hexagonal pads; square, triangular and circular rings at 5-1/4”; fine-line pens in red, blue and green; assorted wheels including ellipse, hexagon, pentagon, square, star, heart, barrel, shield, egg, teardrop and trapezoid; plus a 14-page design guide. Could tie a geometrically inclined kid up for years.

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SPIROGRAPH® SHAPES KIT

Spirographical Madness

The original Spirograph® company presents more spirographing than you can shake a pencil at with this jam-packed shapes kit. Includes (2) 24-page hexagonal pads; square, triangular and circular rings at 5-1/4”; fine-line pens in red, blue and green; assorted wheels including ellipse, hexagon, pentagon, square, star, heart, barrel, shield, egg, teardrop and trapezoid; plus a 14-page design guide. Could tie a geometrically inclined kid up for years.

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$19.95 EACH

Build Your Own Thrill Ride

This 79-piece Roller Coaster construction kit features (40) challenges with (4) degrees of difficulty, and has, the manufacturer says, “more than 100,000 unique building possibilities,” which ought to tie up the little buggers for a while. Includes track and post pieces, and challenge cards. For ages 6+.

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ROLLER COASTER CONSTRUCTION KIT

Build Your Own Thrill Ride

This 79-piece Roller Coaster construction kit features (40) challenges with (4) degrees of difficulty, and has, the manufacturer says, “more than 100,000 unique building possibilities,” which ought to tie up the little buggers for a while. Includes track and post pieces, and challenge cards. For ages 6+.

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$29.95 EACH

Diving Submarine

Back in the days when technology was a good guy, and cereal boxes  came with real toys, kids got diving submarines that they charged with baking powder and played with in the bath tub. Now kids can have the same fun again. We have found a (gray!) submarine, about 4-1/2" long, that can dive and surface up to a dozen times with a single charge of the baking powder that you get to supply. Comes with instructions and made in the USA.

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UNDERSEA EXPLORER DIVING SUBMARINE

Diving Submarine

Back in the days when technology was a good guy, and cereal boxes  came with real toys, kids got diving submarines that they charged with baking powder and played with in the bath tub. Now kids can have the same fun again. We have found a (gray!) submarine, about 4-1/2" long, that can dive and surface up to a dozen times with a single charge of the baking powder that you get to supply. Comes with instructions and made in the USA.

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$4.95 EACH

Dino Cards

Like baseball cards, except with dinosaurs. And no gum. (You wouldn’t want surplus gum anyway.) Measure 3-1/2” x 2-1/2”, assorted and laminated, so they’ll last longer between bicycle spokes. You’ll get (4) packs, (8) cards to a pack. You can try to collect them all but we have no idea how many there are. We’re going to say lots, just like the dinosaurs themselves.

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LAMINATED DINOSAUR TRADING CARDS

Dino Cards

Like baseball cards, except with dinosaurs. And no gum. (You wouldn’t want surplus gum anyway.) Measure 3-1/2” x 2-1/2”, assorted and laminated, so they’ll last longer between bicycle spokes. You’ll get (4) packs, (8) cards to a pack. You can try to collect them all but we have no idea how many there are. We’re going to say lots, just like the dinosaurs themselves.

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$3.95 PKG (4)

Falling Down & Blowing Up!

Nothing says fun science like stuff blowing up or falling down. Ask any middle-schooler. Get them started with one of these excellent books: Massively Epic Engineering Disasters, a 241-page hard-cover book devoted to (20) mishaps through the ages, plus (33) experiments based on the principles that caused them; or Potentially Catastrophic Science, 306 pages with (50) experiments ranging from pre-history to the present. Taken together, they cover everything from collapsing cathedrals and sunken boats to sonic booms and batteries.

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KIDS ENGINEERING DISASTERS BOOK WITH EXPERIMENTS

Falling Down & Blowing Up!

Nothing says fun science like stuff blowing up or falling down. Ask any middle-schooler. Get them started with one of these excellent books: Massively Epic Engineering Disasters, a 241-page hard-cover book devoted to (20) mishaps through the ages, plus (33) experiments based on the principles that caused them; or Potentially Catastrophic Science, 306 pages with (50) experiments ranging from pre-history to the present. Taken together, they cover everything from collapsing cathedrals and sunken boats to sonic booms and batteries.

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Velociraptor Bones

Admit it, when there is a skeleton of any kind in a room, your eyes go right to it. Plus, they're much more fun to put together than battleships. This molded, 24-piece velociraptor skeleton kit needs no painting or glueing, will be approx 25-1/2" long x 10-1/4" tall when complete and will stand in a nicely menacing pose on an 11-3/4" x 8-1/2" base.

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PLASTIC VELOCIRAPTOR SKELETON KIT

Velociraptor Bones

Admit it, when there is a skeleton of any kind in a room, your eyes go right to it. Plus, they're much more fun to put together than battleships. This molded, 24-piece velociraptor skeleton kit needs no painting or glueing, will be approx 25-1/2" long x 10-1/4" tall when complete and will stand in a nicely menacing pose on an 11-3/4" x 8-1/2" base.

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$24.95 EACH

Eight Bots, No Waiting

From Engino®, this 180-piece robotics teaching kit includes instructions for building (8) robots (4 included; 4 online) using their ERP (Engino® Robotics Platform) software for control, with pre-recorded and manual programming. Includes (2) 23-page manuals to get you started, plus (2) motors, (2) infrared sensors, a controller, interface cables and a slew of snap-together parts and pieces. Works with Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 and 10, but not Mac. You add a trio of “AAA”s. Designed for teaching ages 8-16+.

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ENGINO® ROBOTICS TEACHING KIT

Eight Bots, No Waiting

From Engino®, this 180-piece robotics teaching kit includes instructions for building (8) robots (4 included; 4 online) using their ERP (Engino® Robotics Platform) software for control, with pre-recorded and manual programming. Includes (2) 23-page manuals to get you started, plus (2) motors, (2) infrared sensors, a controller, interface cables and a slew of snap-together parts and pieces. Works with Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 and 10, but not Mac. You add a trio of “AAA”s. Designed for teaching ages 8-16+.

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$124.50 EACH
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