BEST SELLERS

Fueled By The Sun

Start your children on the path to learning the basic concepts of solar tech. This multi-bot STEM education solar kit includes a 1.5V solar cell, a small DC motor and gearbox and a boatload of parts that will let you make (14) different comical and functional land and water solar-powered projects including: TortoiseBOT; SlinkerBOT; FourBOT; SurferBOT; PaddleBOT; WalkR-BOT; Big Wheeler BOT; CarBOT; TumblerBOT; BugBOT; K9BOT; MonsterBOT; CrabbyBOT and, you should pardon the pun, the RowingBOT. No, really--there's a row bot. Projects come in (2) levels of difficulty and include an 81pp graphic manual. You'll need a hobby knife or a pair of side-cutters, and sunlight. Most projects will be approx 5" tall when assembled.

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14-IN-1 SOLAR ROBOT KIT

Fueled By The Sun

Start your children on the path to learning the basic concepts of solar tech. This multi-bot STEM education solar kit includes a 1.5V solar cell, a small DC motor and gearbox and a boatload of parts that will let you make (14) different comical and functional land and water solar-powered projects including: TortoiseBOT; SlinkerBOT; FourBOT; SurferBOT; PaddleBOT; WalkR-BOT; Big Wheeler BOT; CarBOT; TumblerBOT; BugBOT; K9BOT; MonsterBOT; CrabbyBOT and, you should pardon the pun, the RowingBOT. No, really--there's a row bot. Projects come in (2) levels of difficulty and include an 81pp graphic manual. You'll need a hobby knife or a pair of side-cutters, and sunlight. Most projects will be approx 5" tall when assembled.

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$33.95 EACH

KaleidoKit

Sometimes if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, and that often applies to kaleidoscopes. Build your own 10” version and fill it with trinkets and baubles to create a personalized dazzling vision. Comes with a paper cone, eyepiece, holographic foil, glow stars, beads, crystals and detailed instructions. Yes, you can add your own baubles.

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BUILD YOUR OWN KALEIDOSCOPE KIT

KaleidoKit

Sometimes if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, and that often applies to kaleidoscopes. Build your own 10” version and fill it with trinkets and baubles to create a personalized dazzling vision. Comes with a paper cone, eyepiece, holographic foil, glow stars, beads, crystals and detailed instructions. Yes, you can add your own baubles.

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$15.95 EACH

Take It For A Spin

This classic spin-art set is just like the ones you see at art fairs except it's battery-free because you just press the little bar to spin the wheel. Includes the “Art Machine,” base tray, spin plate, spatter shield, supply holder, (4) tubes of paint, (6) mounting cards, (20) blank white sheets, (1) brush, and instructions. Just like the one Leonardo would have designed if he'd thought of it. Plus, it’s a S.T.E.A.M. kit. For ages 4+.


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SPIN ART TEAM KIT

Take It For A Spin

This classic spin-art set is just like the ones you see at art fairs except it's battery-free because you just press the little bar to spin the wheel. Includes the “Art Machine,” base tray, spin plate, spatter shield, supply holder, (4) tubes of paint, (6) mounting cards, (20) blank white sheets, (1) brush, and instructions. Just like the one Leonardo would have designed if he'd thought of it. Plus, it’s a S.T.E.A.M. kit. For ages 4+.


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$26.95 EACH

Ready For Your Close-Up?

Make like a miniature Martin Scorsese and create your own (stop-action) movie. Best part? The actors are all Lego® people, who work for free. You’ll get (36) assorted Lego® pieces, including mix-and-match characters and props. Includes a 78-page guide with advice for making credits, sound effects, lighting, camera techniques, set design, backdrops, storyboards and a bunch more. If Hitchcock had had this kit, Janet Leigh might have survived the shower scene. For ages 8+.

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LEGO® MOVIE MAKING KIT

Ready For Your Close-Up?

Make like a miniature Martin Scorsese and create your own (stop-action) movie. Best part? The actors are all Lego® people, who work for free. You’ll get (36) assorted Lego® pieces, including mix-and-match characters and props. Includes a 78-page guide with advice for making credits, sound effects, lighting, camera techniques, set design, backdrops, storyboards and a bunch more. If Hitchcock had had this kit, Janet Leigh might have survived the shower scene. For ages 8+.

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$24.95 EACH

You Doth Write?

Ever wonder how to make your notes and invitations look old-fashioned and super-classy? Just learn calligraphy, which looks pretty easy with this Spice Box™ Calligraphy set. You'll learn the chancery style and find out some of the history behind this elegant art form. Set includes an instruction book with lots of illustrations, a cartridge pen, (4) ink cartridges, (2) 5 ml tubes of gouache, (1) classic stylus, (1) brush and (1) workbook and practice pad with special punch-out tags, bottle tags and note cards. Now all you need is candle to practice by.

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COMPLETE CALLIGRAPHY SET WITH INSTRUCTIONS

You Doth Write?

Ever wonder how to make your notes and invitations look old-fashioned and super-classy? Just learn calligraphy, which looks pretty easy with this Spice Box™ Calligraphy set. You'll learn the chancery style and find out some of the history behind this elegant art form. Set includes an instruction book with lots of illustrations, a cartridge pen, (4) ink cartridges, (2) 5 ml tubes of gouache, (1) classic stylus, (1) brush and (1) workbook and practice pad with special punch-out tags, bottle tags and note cards. Now all you need is candle to practice by.

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$22.95 EACH

Burn Off A Few Calories

Make your own calorimeter with these parts: a 100ml Borosilicate Erlenmeyer flask; a 6-1/4” tall x 4” dia aluminum chimney with a port cut out of it; a 4-1/2” square aluminum plate with a hole to hold the flask; a plastic nut to hold the flask; and a cork and pin to hold the foodstuff you'll be igniting. You supply an alcohol thermometer.

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CALORIMETER KIT

Burn Off A Few Calories

Make your own calorimeter with these parts: a 100ml Borosilicate Erlenmeyer flask; a 6-1/4” tall x 4” dia aluminum chimney with a port cut out of it; a 4-1/2” square aluminum plate with a hole to hold the flask; a plastic nut to hold the flask; and a cork and pin to hold the foodstuff you'll be igniting. You supply an alcohol thermometer.

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$5.00 EACH
$7.50
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Spiro-Power

If you’re old enough to remember the original Spirograph®, you might not be young enough to remember the original Spirograph® Animator, which is what we have a bunch of right now. The Animator brings your designs to life. All you do is choose a light effect, and then spin the Animator. Showtime. The cleverly designed turntable will spin for a considerable period of time bringing your designs to life. Set includes (1) Animator with built-in storage compartment; spinner platform and (105)-tooth design ring; (6) design wheels; (5) fine-line design pens; a (100)-sheet pad of 3” x 3” stick-down design paper, and a design idea and instruction guide. Requires (3) “AAA” batteries. Ages 8+.

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THE ORIGINAL SPIROGRAPH ANIMATOR

Spiro-Power

If you’re old enough to remember the original Spirograph®, you might not be young enough to remember the original Spirograph® Animator, which is what we have a bunch of right now. The Animator brings your designs to life. All you do is choose a light effect, and then spin the Animator. Showtime. The cleverly designed turntable will spin for a considerable period of time bringing your designs to life. Set includes (1) Animator with built-in storage compartment; spinner platform and (105)-tooth design ring; (6) design wheels; (5) fine-line design pens; a (100)-sheet pad of 3” x 3” stick-down design paper, and a design idea and instruction guide. Requires (3) “AAA” batteries. Ages 8+.

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$29.95 EACH

COATS OF DIFFERENT COLORS

It takes a lot of colors to paint a proper coat—or skin. We’ve got (2) great plastic kits for aspiring artists who love creatures and want to make them look like they’re supposed to. You pick: the Animal Kit, including (1) giraffe, (1) elephant, (1) lion, all in need of a good painted coat, a mess-catching playmat with a nature background, approx (10) smaller pre-painted animal models, and bonus decor pieces, such as (4) rocks, (2) logs and (2) trees; or the Dino Kit, including (1) T-rex, approx 10" x 4", and approx (5) small dino models, roughly 3" x 1-1/2" background, and bonus decor pieces, including (1) large rock, (2) small rocks and (2) trees.

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KIT, PAINTING, DINO

COATS OF DIFFERENT COLORS

It takes a lot of colors to paint a proper coat—or skin. We’ve got (2) great plastic kits for aspiring artists who love creatures and want to make them look like they’re supposed to. You pick: the Animal Kit, including (1) giraffe, (1) elephant, (1) lion, all in need of a good painted coat, a mess-catching playmat with a nature background, approx (10) smaller pre-painted animal models, and bonus decor pieces, such as (4) rocks, (2) logs and (2) trees; or the Dino Kit, including (1) T-rex, approx 10" x 4", and approx (5) small dino models, roughly 3" x 1-1/2" background, and bonus decor pieces, including (1) large rock, (2) small rocks and (2) trees.

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Solar System For A Student

It's small, as actual solar systems go, and you have to assemble it, but still…. You snap together this (not-to-scale) model of our solar system, paint it, and position the pieces. You get (6) colors plus a tube of glow-in-the-dark paint and a brush, the (8) planets (Pluto didn't make the cut, remember), and cardboard rings for Saturn. Sizes range from just under 1/2" for Mercury to the 1-7/16" sun. The finished model is articulated and stands approx 4" tall x 12" across on a 3-7/8" dia gray plastic base. Ages 8+.

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SOLAR SYSTEM

Solar System For A Student

It's small, as actual solar systems go, and you have to assemble it, but still…. You snap together this (not-to-scale) model of our solar system, paint it, and position the pieces. You get (6) colors plus a tube of glow-in-the-dark paint and a brush, the (8) planets (Pluto didn't make the cut, remember), and cardboard rings for Saturn. Sizes range from just under 1/2" for Mercury to the 1-7/16" sun. The finished model is articulated and stands approx 4" tall x 12" across on a 3-7/8" dia gray plastic base. Ages 8+.

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$15.95 EACH

Boxes Of Rocks

Minerals rock. Teach your young scientist the difference between minerals and plain rocks with our kit from GeoCentral®. Has (15) samples of minerals, such as quartz, alabaster and talc, and includes an 11-page booklet, magnifier and a streak plate.

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GEOCENTRAL® 15-PIECE MINERALS KIT

Boxes Of Rocks

Minerals rock. Teach your young scientist the difference between minerals and plain rocks with our kit from GeoCentral®. Has (15) samples of minerals, such as quartz, alabaster and talc, and includes an 11-page booklet, magnifier and a streak plate.

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Are You Logical? Don’t Lie!

Electronic fun with just a hint of soldering from Madlab. This little lie detector kit comes with a PC board and components, diodes and transistors. You should be able to assemble your kit in under an hour with a little light soldering. You add a 9V battery. For ages 10 and up. Soldering iron not included. But we have one, and it’s item #88242 click here. Click

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LIE DETECTOR SOLDERING KIT

Are You Logical? Don’t Lie!

Electronic fun with just a hint of soldering from Madlab. This little lie detector kit comes with a PC board and components, diodes and transistors. You should be able to assemble your kit in under an hour with a little light soldering. You add a 9V battery. For ages 10 and up. Soldering iron not included. But we have one, and it’s item #88242 click here. Click

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$8.75 EACH
$12.50
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Kinesis Made Easy

Or at least understandable. Motors & Generators is a Parents' Choice Silver Award winner kit from Thames & Kosmos that teaches how kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and back again—and why. Includes (12) pieces, (25) experiments, and a (48)-page manual. You'll build an electric motor, generate electricity with a hand crank to power a light, and build simple circuits. You add some common household items like paper clips and (2) AA batteries and you’re good to go. Ages 8+.

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MOTORS & GENERATORS KINETIC ENERGY KIT

Kinesis Made Easy

Or at least understandable. Motors & Generators is a Parents' Choice Silver Award winner kit from Thames & Kosmos that teaches how kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and back again—and why. Includes (12) pieces, (25) experiments, and a (48)-page manual. You'll build an electric motor, generate electricity with a hand crank to power a light, and build simple circuits. You add some common household items like paper clips and (2) AA batteries and you’re good to go. Ages 8+.

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$24.95 EACH

Test Your Metal Mettle

Metal Earth® Kits are not for cowards or the clumsy. Clip the shiny steel parts from their matrix and assemble them with a tweezers. No glue or anything else is necessary, but a steady hand is required. Finished pieces will be approx 3-1/2” tall. For ages 14+. You pick the Japanese Toyotomi Armor, Chinese Ming Armor or the European Knights' Armor.

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METAL EARTH EUROPEAN ARMOR MODEL KIT

Test Your Metal Mettle

Metal Earth® Kits are not for cowards or the clumsy. Clip the shiny steel parts from their matrix and assemble them with a tweezers. No glue or anything else is necessary, but a steady hand is required. Finished pieces will be approx 3-1/2” tall. For ages 14+. You pick the Japanese Toyotomi Armor, Chinese Ming Armor or the European Knights' Armor.

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See The Future

We’re all out of crystal balls, but can we interest you in a UGears® Date Navigator kit? It’s a 21-piece interactive, kinetic, wooden puzzle that has labels for the year, month, date and day of the week. A kid can build it in about 20 minutes and then use it to reveal future mysteries, such as what day of the week someone’s birthday will be in the year 2036 (or any year up to 2044). Cool, huh? It’s not just a science project. They can also paint it (art!), making it their own personalized time machine (sort of). Circular, measuring approx 4” dia x 1” thick. Nice display piece for a desk or shelf. Pieces are pre-cut, so no glue or special tools needed. Ages 5+.

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UGEARS DATE NAVIGATOR KIT

See The Future

We’re all out of crystal balls, but can we interest you in a UGears® Date Navigator kit? It’s a 21-piece interactive, kinetic, wooden puzzle that has labels for the year, month, date and day of the week. A kid can build it in about 20 minutes and then use it to reveal future mysteries, such as what day of the week someone’s birthday will be in the year 2036 (or any year up to 2044). Cool, huh? It’s not just a science project. They can also paint it (art!), making it their own personalized time machine (sort of). Circular, measuring approx 4” dia x 1” thick. Nice display piece for a desk or shelf. Pieces are pre-cut, so no glue or special tools needed. Ages 5+.

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$12.95 EACH

Science Is Getting Greener Every Day

And you can help budding scientists get a leg up on a green career with these Red-Dot Design award-winning kits from Green Science®. For ages 5+. You pick: the salt-powered robot uses specially designed battery cartridges, and includes a motor, gears, a body ready to assemble and detailed instructions. You add salt, water, teaspoon and screwdriver. Or: the multifunction mini-observatory weather station with terrarium experiments on the greenhouse effect, and devices to measure temps, rainfall, wind speed and direction. Includes a daily weather chart. You add a soda bottle, dirt and plants for the terrarium, and a screwdriver.

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GREEN SCIENCE WEATHER STATION KIT

Science Is Getting Greener Every Day

And you can help budding scientists get a leg up on a green career with these Red-Dot Design award-winning kits from Green Science®. For ages 5+. You pick: the salt-powered robot uses specially designed battery cartridges, and includes a motor, gears, a body ready to assemble and detailed instructions. You add salt, water, teaspoon and screwdriver. Or: the multifunction mini-observatory weather station with terrarium experiments on the greenhouse effect, and devices to measure temps, rainfall, wind speed and direction. Includes a daily weather chart. You add a soda bottle, dirt and plants for the terrarium, and a screwdriver.

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Not Your Father’s Marbles

Marble Mania® Extreme Glo is an action-packed marble maze kit that stands more than 2 feet high and has a power lifter, windmill drop and bright LED lights. It’s a STEM kit, and includes more than (200) colorful pieces, including marble channels, 3D connectors and (5) LEDs. Think: Rube Goldberg machine meets the chute and ladder game meets amusement park ride. Ages 8+.

Please Note: There is a typo in our catalog 395. The correct price is $59.95. Jarvis thanks you for your understanding.


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MARBLE MANIA EXTREME GLO KIT

Not Your Father’s Marbles

Marble Mania® Extreme Glo is an action-packed marble maze kit that stands more than 2 feet high and has a power lifter, windmill drop and bright LED lights. It’s a STEM kit, and includes more than (200) colorful pieces, including marble channels, 3D connectors and (5) LEDs. Think: Rube Goldberg machine meets the chute and ladder game meets amusement park ride. Ages 8+.

Please Note: There is a typo in our catalog 395. The correct price is $59.95. Jarvis thanks you for your understanding.


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$64.95 EACH

LET THE ROBOT PICK IT UP

Before robots take over completely, it might be a good idea to learn a little about how they work. Start with this Elenco® Joysticks Robotic Arm Kit. After building it, you’ll understand mechanical basics and be able to watch the inner parts working in tandem (mechanical rods, planetary gears and transmission) as you control the arm’s (4) axes in (8) different directions simultaneously and easily with (2) joysticks. Pick up objects of different sizes and shapes with the convertible (2)- and (4)-claw grippers. Fully constructed, the machine measures approx 20” long x 10-1/2” high x 6-1/2” wide. Requires (2) “D” batteries, not included, but we’ve got them for you. Ages 10+

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Joystick Controlled Robotic Arm Kit

LET THE ROBOT PICK IT UP

Before robots take over completely, it might be a good idea to learn a little about how they work. Start with this Elenco® Joysticks Robotic Arm Kit. After building it, you’ll understand mechanical basics and be able to watch the inner parts working in tandem (mechanical rods, planetary gears and transmission) as you control the arm’s (4) axes in (8) different directions simultaneously and easily with (2) joysticks. Pick up objects of different sizes and shapes with the convertible (2)- and (4)-claw grippers. Fully constructed, the machine measures approx 20” long x 10-1/2” high x 6-1/2” wide. Requires (2) “D” batteries, not included, but we’ve got them for you. Ages 10+

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$43.95 EACH
$48.50
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It's A Snap!

with our best selling electronics kit. Build 100 or more electronic projects from a Reflection Detector to a Simple Salt Water Alarm with Snap Circuits Jr. The Elenco kit, a Dr. Toy Winner, has a grid base and a selection of conductors, resistors, switches, integrated circuits and more, for a total of (30) color-coded snap-in parts. For ages 8 to 108, the easy-to-use components and well-designed instruction manual make this a perfect way to spend some quality time with a bright young child! AWARDS: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products. Ages 8+. See our full line of Elenco Snap Circuits here!

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AWARD WINNING SNAP CIRCUIT JR KIT

It's A Snap!

with our best selling electronics kit. Build 100 or more electronic projects from a Reflection Detector to a Simple Salt Water Alarm with Snap Circuits Jr. The Elenco kit, a Dr. Toy Winner, has a grid base and a selection of conductors, resistors, switches, integrated circuits and more, for a total of (30) color-coded snap-in parts. For ages 8 to 108, the easy-to-use components and well-designed instruction manual make this a perfect way to spend some quality time with a bright young child! AWARDS: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products. Ages 8+. See our full line of Elenco Snap Circuits here!

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$38.95 EACH

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