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Working Wooden Models

One--they’re made of laser-cut, press-fit wood so you don’t need tools or glue. Two--their working pistons and gears are so intricate and precise you might be surprised they’re just wood. Three--you’re tired of models that just sit there looking pretty. You pick: Pneumatic Engine or Mechanical Timer. Engine kit is (81) pieces at 1:87 scale. Add a simple balloon to operate its pistons. Finished model will measure approx 6-1/4” x 3” x 4” tall. Timer kit is (107) pieces and will be 6-7/8” x 3-3/16” x 10-1/16” tall, and run for (20) minutes on rubber bands. Moving gears are completely visible. Both kits made in Ukraine and are for ages 14+.

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WOODEN TIMER MODEL

Working Wooden Models

One--they’re made of laser-cut, press-fit wood so you don’t need tools or glue. Two--their working pistons and gears are so intricate and precise you might be surprised they’re just wood. Three--you’re tired of models that just sit there looking pretty. You pick: Pneumatic Engine or Mechanical Timer. Engine kit is (81) pieces at 1:87 scale. Add a simple balloon to operate its pistons. Finished model will measure approx 6-1/4” x 3” x 4” tall. Timer kit is (107) pieces and will be 6-7/8” x 3-3/16” x 10-1/16” tall, and run for (20) minutes on rubber bands. Moving gears are completely visible. Both kits made in Ukraine and are for ages 14+.

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Who’s Metal Models

From Metal Earth®, the people who make shiny metal 3D models, now comes the Doctor Who metal models. All punch-outs with no glue or soldering required. You pick: the Golden Dalek, at 2-1/4” x 3” x 1-1/4”; or the Blue Tardis model at 1-5/8” square x 3-1/4” tall. And if you don’t know what a Dalek or Tardis  is, you shouldn’t even be reading this. These are challenging models, so rated for all ages over 14.

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BLUE 3D TARDIS MODEL

Who’s Metal Models

From Metal Earth®, the people who make shiny metal 3D models, now comes the Doctor Who metal models. All punch-outs with no glue or soldering required. You pick: the Golden Dalek, at 2-1/4” x 3” x 1-1/4”; or the Blue Tardis model at 1-5/8” square x 3-1/4” tall. And if you don’t know what a Dalek or Tardis  is, you shouldn’t even be reading this. These are challenging models, so rated for all ages over 14.

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Rocks In The Mail

You say you haven’t got time to wander beaches and woods in search of interesting rocks to tumble? We feel your pain. Order up this rock-tumbler refill kit, and you’ll get approx a pound of assorted quartz, hematite and agate pieces (we got 30+ in our sample bag) without leaving your couch. Also included are 1/2-oz packs of coarse, medium, fine and polish-grade grit, plus a necklace, ring, key-chain and double earring clips for to hold your polished stones.

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1-LB ASSORTED ROCKS AND ACCESSORIES

Rocks In The Mail

You say you haven’t got time to wander beaches and woods in search of interesting rocks to tumble? We feel your pain. Order up this rock-tumbler refill kit, and you’ll get approx a pound of assorted quartz, hematite and agate pieces (we got 30+ in our sample bag) without leaving your couch. Also included are 1/2-oz packs of coarse, medium, fine and polish-grade grit, plus a necklace, ring, key-chain and double earring clips for to hold your polished stones.

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$15.95 EACH

Hydraulics Made Easy

Cleverly made, and mighty heuristic, too. For someone entranced by hydraulics, or for a whole classroom of students, there's the Pathfinders 4-In-1 teaching kit, with 4 different hydraulic-system kits that use unfinished wood, transparent tubing, and plastic syringes, which power the movement. The mini models include an excavator, scissors lift, cherry picker, and platform lifter. Bases are approx 4" x 7" and finished heights vary, thanks to those syringes! Very clever teaching tools for ages 8 and up.

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HYDRAULICS 4-IN-1 SET

Hydraulics Made Easy

Cleverly made, and mighty heuristic, too. For someone entranced by hydraulics, or for a whole classroom of students, there's the Pathfinders 4-In-1 teaching kit, with 4 different hydraulic-system kits that use unfinished wood, transparent tubing, and plastic syringes, which power the movement. The mini models include an excavator, scissors lift, cherry picker, and platform lifter. Bases are approx 4" x 7" and finished heights vary, thanks to those syringes! Very clever teaching tools for ages 8 and up.

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$34.95 EACH

Leo Vinci Kits

Return with us now to those thrilling days of the 15th century, when Leonardo was designing stuff you wouldn't have thought of even if you'd paid attention in class and applied yourself. You choose from these wooden models of his genius designs. His unrealized aerial screw (think helicopter) stands approx 15" tall on a 9" square base and has a canvas canopy. Includes a 12-page manual and all the parts. For ages 9+. You’ll need glue, scissors and a ruler. The trebuchet (think catapult) is based on his original 1482 design, stands approx 24" tall x 12-3/4" x 4-1/2" and comes with all the parts, including a clay ball to launch at your favorite model castle, or your sister. Includes an 8-page instruction book and is for ages 12+. Bring glue, scissors, a ruler and some small clamps.Great resources for STEM activities.

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DAVINCI TREBUCHET KIT

Leo Vinci Kits

Return with us now to those thrilling days of the 15th century, when Leonardo was designing stuff you wouldn't have thought of even if you'd paid attention in class and applied yourself. You choose from these wooden models of his genius designs. His unrealized aerial screw (think helicopter) stands approx 15" tall on a 9" square base and has a canvas canopy. Includes a 12-page manual and all the parts. For ages 9+. You’ll need glue, scissors and a ruler. The trebuchet (think catapult) is based on his original 1482 design, stands approx 24" tall x 12-3/4" x 4-1/2" and comes with all the parts, including a clay ball to launch at your favorite model castle, or your sister. Includes an 8-page instruction book and is for ages 12+. Bring glue, scissors, a ruler and some small clamps.Great resources for STEM activities.

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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. For ages 10 and up. Soldering iron not included. But we have one, and it’s item #88242 for $6.95.

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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. For ages 10 and up. Soldering iron not included. But we have one, and it’s item #88242 for $6.95.

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A Drive Train From Scratch

Build your own. This is a very nice kit from Tamiya, but not for beginners or the fumble-fingered, since it's fairly complex and can take a couple hours to assemble. The Twin Gear Motor Kit has a pair of 2.3VDC motors that draw approx 60mA no load, stall at 130mA, and will run 60 to 212 rpm. Finished size is approx 3" long x 2" x 7/8" with dual 1-1/16" long x 1/8" dia hexagonal shafts.

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TWIN GEAR MOTOR

A Drive Train From Scratch

Build your own. This is a very nice kit from Tamiya, but not for beginners or the fumble-fingered, since it's fairly complex and can take a couple hours to assemble. The Twin Gear Motor Kit has a pair of 2.3VDC motors that draw approx 60mA no load, stall at 130mA, and will run 60 to 212 rpm. Finished size is approx 3" long x 2" x 7/8" with dual 1-1/16" long x 1/8" dia hexagonal shafts.

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$14.95 EACH

No Motor, No Problem

Compressed air fun, and you do the compression. For ages 10+, this air power STEM education kit has all the parts to make a piston-powered car with a hand-pump-filled thick-walled bottle/tank, pressure meter, safety valves that bleed off over-pumped air, gears, tubing and treaded wheels. Assembled car will be 9" long and is reputed to run 164 feet in 35 seconds at a top speed of 45 MPH! You'll need a few common hand tools.

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AIR POWER RACER KIT

No Motor, No Problem

Compressed air fun, and you do the compression. For ages 10+, this air power STEM education kit has all the parts to make a piston-powered car with a hand-pump-filled thick-walled bottle/tank, pressure meter, safety valves that bleed off over-pumped air, gears, tubing and treaded wheels. Assembled car will be 9" long and is reputed to run 164 feet in 35 seconds at a top speed of 45 MPH! You'll need a few common hand tools.

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$21.95 EACH

Get Ready To Rock

Earth science rocks. This igneous rock kit from GeoCentral® is made for ages 8+ and includes (15) rock samples, a magnifier, streak plate for testing hardness and an 11-page fact booklet. You get white and pink granite, diorite, gabbro, peridotite, vesicular, amygdaloidal and regular basalt, snowflake and regular obsidian, rhyolite, andesite, trachyte, pumice and scoria. Rock on!

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18 PIECE IGNEOUS ROCK KIT

Get Ready To Rock

Earth science rocks. This igneous rock kit from GeoCentral® is made for ages 8+ and includes (15) rock samples, a magnifier, streak plate for testing hardness and an 11-page fact booklet. You get white and pink granite, diorite, gabbro, peridotite, vesicular, amygdaloidal and regular basalt, snowflake and regular obsidian, rhyolite, andesite, trachyte, pumice and scoria. Rock on!

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$12.95 EACH

You Fall To Pieces...

The human body is a puzzle, really. Get a head-start on anatomy class with one of these anatomically correct breakaway models in authentically colored plastic with detailed cross-sections. Pick the 2" tall, 7-piece eyeball; the 3-1/2" tall, 6-piece human heart; or the 3-3/8" tall, 6-piece rubber and plastic human head/skull/brain. All stand on 3" square bases.

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BREAKAWAY ANATOMICAL HEART MODEL

You Fall To Pieces...

The human body is a puzzle, really. Get a head-start on anatomy class with one of these anatomically correct breakaway models in authentically colored plastic with detailed cross-sections. Pick the 2" tall, 7-piece eyeball; the 3-1/2" tall, 6-piece human heart; or the 3-3/8" tall, 6-piece rubber and plastic human head/skull/brain. All stand on 3" square bases.

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Science Is So Cool

And this Cool Science experiment kit is at least cool and a half. Has (8) experiments in its 24-page booklet, including (3) with polymer crystals, (3) using friction and (5) dealing with density and pressure. Comes with a bag of multicolored polymer beads, (3) balloons, (4) hunks of modeling clay, a straw, a pipet, a glass test tube and stopper, 3-way tubing connector, (20) rubber bands, a marble and a small hex-nut. You add some common household items. Ages 8+.

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KIDS COOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT KIT

Science Is So Cool

And this Cool Science experiment kit is at least cool and a half. Has (8) experiments in its 24-page booklet, including (3) with polymer crystals, (3) using friction and (5) dealing with density and pressure. Comes with a bag of multicolored polymer beads, (3) balloons, (4) hunks of modeling clay, a straw, a pipet, a glass test tube and stopper, 3-way tubing connector, (20) rubber bands, a marble and a small hex-nut. You add some common household items. Ages 8+.

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$13.50 EACH

Monumental Monuments

Your kids will have the whole world in their hands with these Blokko kits that they can turn into a (145)-piece Sphinx, which will measure approx 5" x 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" when assembled; a (116)-piece Tower of Pisa at approx 4-5/8" tall on a 2-1/2" square base; a (136)-piece Burj Khalifa from Dubai at approx 7-3/4" tall on a 3-1/8" square base; or an approx 2-7/8" tall Lincoln Memorial on a 4-3/8" x 3-1/8" base. We’ll send you (2) different kits--each a lesson in geography, history, engineering and architecture. Your kids won’t even have to go to school the day they build these! Ages 6+

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BLOKKO WORLD MONUMENT MODEL KITS

Monumental Monuments

Your kids will have the whole world in their hands with these Blokko kits that they can turn into a (145)-piece Sphinx, which will measure approx 5" x 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" when assembled; a (116)-piece Tower of Pisa at approx 4-5/8" tall on a 2-1/2" square base; a (136)-piece Burj Khalifa from Dubai at approx 7-3/4" tall on a 3-1/8" square base; or an approx 2-7/8" tall Lincoln Memorial on a 4-3/8" x 3-1/8" base. We’ll send you (2) different kits--each a lesson in geography, history, engineering and architecture. Your kids won’t even have to go to school the day they build these! Ages 6+

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$7.50 PKG (2)
$10.95
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Wanton Iguana?

Who doesn’t? Actually, it doesn’t look all that wanton, although it’s hard to tell with lizards. It does look realistic, though--perfect for a desert diorama. You’ll get a pair of these 3-1/4" tall polyresin iguanas, each wrapped around a little tree stump.

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POLYRESIN IGUANA FIGURE

Wanton Iguana?

Who doesn’t? Actually, it doesn’t look all that wanton, although it’s hard to tell with lizards. It does look realistic, though--perfect for a desert diorama. You’ll get a pair of these 3-1/4" tall polyresin iguanas, each wrapped around a little tree stump.

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$3.63 PKG (2)
$4.95
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Hungarian Horntail Vs. Dementor

This 50-page book has the materials and plans for making a total of (11) Harry Potter fliers, including the above-mentioned plus the Chinese Fireball, Harry and Draco Quidditch, the Golden Snitch, Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback, Hedwig the Snowy Owl, Fawkes the Phoenix and Gringotts Dragon. Includes lavish illustrations and a flight log.

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HARRY POTTER PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK

Hungarian Horntail Vs. Dementor

This 50-page book has the materials and plans for making a total of (11) Harry Potter fliers, including the above-mentioned plus the Chinese Fireball, Harry and Draco Quidditch, the Golden Snitch, Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback, Hedwig the Snowy Owl, Fawkes the Phoenix and Gringotts Dragon. Includes lavish illustrations and a flight log.

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$19.95 EACH

Whiz Kits

A fantastic kit from ScienceWiz™, by Berkeley science-education whiz Penny Norman, Ph.D. The Light kit has (25) projects, including a kaleidoscope, microscope, light wand utilizing the included prism & magnifiers, diffraction glasses, photo-reactive paper and more.  You add some household items and a "D" battery. Attractively boxed, with a lavishly illustrated 40-page instruction book and perfect for STEM projects. Ages 6 to 12. 

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SCIENCEWIZ™ LIGHT

Whiz Kits

A fantastic kit from ScienceWiz™, by Berkeley science-education whiz Penny Norman, Ph.D. The Light kit has (25) projects, including a kaleidoscope, microscope, light wand utilizing the included prism & magnifiers, diffraction glasses, photo-reactive paper and more.  You add some household items and a "D" battery. Attractively boxed, with a lavishly illustrated 40-page instruction book and perfect for STEM projects. Ages 6 to 12. 

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$24.95 EACH

Oozy & Goopy Chem 101

Sometimes the best STEM starts with slime. The Ooze Labs Chemistry Station holds chem lab components including test tubes, measuring cups, pipettes and more, ready for budding chemists to perform (20) experiments specializing in ooziness, sliminess and colorful goopy and fizzy fun. Comes with a 16-page manual. You add some common household items. For ages 6+.

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THAMES & KOSMOS SLIMY STEM SCIENCE KIT

Oozy & Goopy Chem 101

Sometimes the best STEM starts with slime. The Ooze Labs Chemistry Station holds chem lab components including test tubes, measuring cups, pipettes and more, ready for budding chemists to perform (20) experiments specializing in ooziness, sliminess and colorful goopy and fizzy fun. Comes with a 16-page manual. You add some common household items. For ages 6+.

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$39.95 EACH

Closed-Cycle Power

This excellent and beautiful Stirling engine would make Robbie Stirling himself proud. Has a 1/2" piston stroke and sits on a 7" x 3-1/2" wooden base. Comes with a small alcohol lamp to fire it, and is connected via a belt to a DC generator that fires some blue LEDs. Includes a spare hot gas container, power cylinder and piston-sealing ring, needle roller and silicon tube, which you shouldn't need for some time. You also get a trio of Allen wrenches for your tweaking needs. This is the ultimate desk toy, or demo unit for the more serious-minded.

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STIRLING ENGINE/GENERATOR

Closed-Cycle Power

This excellent and beautiful Stirling engine would make Robbie Stirling himself proud. Has a 1/2" piston stroke and sits on a 7" x 3-1/2" wooden base. Comes with a small alcohol lamp to fire it, and is connected via a belt to a DC generator that fires some blue LEDs. Includes a spare hot gas container, power cylinder and piston-sealing ring, needle roller and silicon tube, which you shouldn't need for some time. You also get a trio of Allen wrenches for your tweaking needs. This is the ultimate desk toy, or demo unit for the more serious-minded.

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$94.95 EACH

Boxes Of Rocks

Earth science rocks. Start your young scientists off with one of these rock kits from GeoCentral®. The basic rock kit has (15) examples of metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks, plus an 11-page booklet, magnifier and a streak plate.

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GEOCENTRAL® 15-PIECE MINERALS KIT

Boxes Of Rocks

Earth science rocks. Start your young scientists off with one of these rock kits from GeoCentral®. The basic rock kit has (15) examples of metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks, plus an 11-page booklet, magnifier and a streak plate.

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$12.95 EACH

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