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Got Bots?

All the hip kids have them because who wants to have to make their own fun when they could make a robot to have fun for them. You pick: the Doodling Robot saves you from having to draw stuff on your notebook during meetings. Includes red, blue and yellow markers to mount on (3) adjustable arms on a 3-3/4” base with a DC motor powered by a “AA” battery you provide. Spins and shakes to doodle better than you ever did, and includes arm extensions to vary the patterns. Or: the Table Top Robot crab that’s smart enough not to fall off the table. Measures approx 2” tall x 3-3/8” counting its claws x 6-5/8” counting its (8) legs. You add a “AA” battery. Both are easy to assemble and for ages 8 up.

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DOODLING BOT

Got Bots?

All the hip kids have them because who wants to have to make their own fun when they could make a robot to have fun for them. You pick: the Doodling Robot saves you from having to draw stuff on your notebook during meetings. Includes red, blue and yellow markers to mount on (3) adjustable arms on a 3-3/4” base with a DC motor powered by a “AA” battery you provide. Spins and shakes to doodle better than you ever did, and includes arm extensions to vary the patterns. Or: the Table Top Robot crab that’s smart enough not to fall off the table. Measures approx 2” tall x 3-3/8” counting its claws x 6-5/8” counting its (8) legs. You add a “AA” battery. Both are easy to assemble and for ages 8 up.

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$16.95 EACH

We're Anti-Gravity

In the mood for a little light levitation? Try this magnet-based kit from KidzLabs® and make a pencil float in mid-air or tell your fortune, all through the captivating power of magnets. You can even build a mag-lev robot, and who doesn't want one of those? The (7) projects are based on the (7) plastic-coated, 1-5/16" dia bored disc magnets and assorted other parts. Projects include anti-gravity sculpture, floating spinner, magnetic compass, spring and weight scale, propelling machine and a mag-lev transporter.

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MAGNET LEVITATION KIT

We're Anti-Gravity

In the mood for a little light levitation? Try this magnet-based kit from KidzLabs® and make a pencil float in mid-air or tell your fortune, all through the captivating power of magnets. You can even build a mag-lev robot, and who doesn't want one of those? The (7) projects are based on the (7) plastic-coated, 1-5/16" dia bored disc magnets and assorted other parts. Projects include anti-gravity sculpture, floating spinner, magnetic compass, spring and weight scale, propelling machine and a mag-lev transporter.

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$19.95 EACH

Solar Bots-R-We

From Robotikits™, these nifty kits are solar-powered (or halogen bulb-powered on cloudy days), which means: no batteries required. You pick. The ATV is a lunar-rover type buggy on steroids, with (6) wheels and a planetary gear assembly so it will climb up and over obstacles, powered by a simple pager motor. Finished model will be approx 4-1/8" x 3" x 3-1/8". Bring a pair of side cutters and be age 8+. The other option is the 7-in-1 modular solar-powered kit that lets you create (7) space-related contraptions, including an astronaut, space dog, explorer, rover, shuttle, space mechanic and space station. They’ll range from 2-1/2” cubes to 8-1/2” x 4-1/2” x 3” for the space station. Powered by the included micro-rechargeable battery, charged from the solar panel, or by (2) “AAA”s, but you don’t have to use them. You will need scissors and side cutters.

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ROBOTIKITS™ SOLAR ATV KIT

Solar Bots-R-We

From Robotikits™, these nifty kits are solar-powered (or halogen bulb-powered on cloudy days), which means: no batteries required. You pick. The ATV is a lunar-rover type buggy on steroids, with (6) wheels and a planetary gear assembly so it will climb up and over obstacles, powered by a simple pager motor. Finished model will be approx 4-1/8" x 3" x 3-1/8". Bring a pair of side cutters and be age 8+. The other option is the 7-in-1 modular solar-powered kit that lets you create (7) space-related contraptions, including an astronaut, space dog, explorer, rover, shuttle, space mechanic and space station. They’ll range from 2-1/2” cubes to 8-1/2” x 4-1/2” x 3” for the space station. Powered by the included micro-rechargeable battery, charged from the solar panel, or by (2) “AAA”s, but you don’t have to use them. You will need scissors and side cutters.

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$21.50 EACH

Fun In The Sun

Just what can solar power…power? Find out with Teach Tech's Solar Fun 6 kit that comes with one solar module and one gearbox, and an assortment of snap-together plastic parts. Sunshine and a diagonal cutter required, safety glasses, of course, highly recommended. Build and easily reassemble (6) different STEM education 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 young engineers age 8 and up.

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6 IN 1 SOLAR ROBOTIKITS

Fun In The Sun

Just what can solar power…power? Find out with Teach Tech's Solar Fun 6 kit that comes with one solar module and one gearbox, and an assortment of snap-together plastic parts. Sunshine and a diagonal cutter required, safety glasses, of course, highly recommended. Build and easily reassemble (6) different STEM education 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 young engineers age 8 and up.

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$22.95 EACH

One Jar Of Science, Coming Up

Of course you can buy science by the jar. Mason Jar Science is a 135-page hardcover with “40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments” detailed inside. Includes fun with crystals, bubbles, slimes, liquids and gases, all made possible using common household items (assuming your household is common) plus, of course, the eponymous Mason jar.

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MASON JAR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT BOOK

One Jar Of Science, Coming Up

Of course you can buy science by the jar. Mason Jar Science is a 135-page hardcover with “40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments” detailed inside. Includes fun with crystals, bubbles, slimes, liquids and gases, all made possible using common household items (assuming your household is common) plus, of course, the eponymous Mason jar.

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$14.95 EACH

You Know What Bugs Us?

These light-sensitive motorized microbugs bug us, but in a good way because we make them ourselves from the kits we have. From Velleman®, the kit kings, this finished bug measures 3-7/8" x 2-3/8", and all you add is a trio of “AAA” batteries and some moderate soldering skills. This bug is hungry for light and moves toward it, and you’ll know where it’s going because its LED “eyes” indicate its direction.

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VELLEMAN® LIGHT-SENSITIVE MICROBUG KIT

You Know What Bugs Us?

These light-sensitive motorized microbugs bug us, but in a good way because we make them ourselves from the kits we have. From Velleman®, the kit kings, this finished bug measures 3-7/8" x 2-3/8", and all you add is a trio of “AAA” batteries and some moderate soldering skills. This bug is hungry for light and moves toward it, and you’ll know where it’s going because its LED “eyes” indicate its direction.

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$16.95 EACH

QuadraBot

Take the (32) pieces in this motorized robot kit and you can make a 6-legged cricket, a gear-driven trailer, a two-legged rolling beastie or a grandfather. And all of them are as cute as robot buttons, especially the bobble-headed grampa. From OWI, the robot people. Sizes vary, but he’ll stand 10-1/2” tall. You add (1) “AA” battery for power. Solderless, but bring a screwdriver and side cutters.

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32-PIECE MULTI-SHAPE ROBOT KIT

QuadraBot

Take the (32) pieces in this motorized robot kit and you can make a 6-legged cricket, a gear-driven trailer, a two-legged rolling beastie or a grandfather. And all of them are as cute as robot buttons, especially the bobble-headed grampa. From OWI, the robot people. Sizes vary, but he’ll stand 10-1/2” tall. You add (1) “AA” battery for power. Solderless, but bring a screwdriver and side cutters.

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$19.50 EACH

Get Set For Some Chemistry

If they're 10 or older, and mad for science, get them this Chemistry Lab Kit from Edu-Science, with chemicals, equipment and a manual for over (80) experiments. Includes copper sulfate, sodium carbonate, calcium carbonate and hydroxide, copper foil, tartaric acid and methyl orange, litmus blue powder, litmus paper, filter paper, test tubes plus holder and rack, rubber tubing, corks, beaker, funnel, small alcohol lamp, stirring rod, scoop, brush, and goggles. For ages 10 and up.

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CHEMISTRY LAB SET

Get Set For Some Chemistry

If they're 10 or older, and mad for science, get them this Chemistry Lab Kit from Edu-Science, with chemicals, equipment and a manual for over (80) experiments. Includes copper sulfate, sodium carbonate, calcium carbonate and hydroxide, copper foil, tartaric acid and methyl orange, litmus blue powder, litmus paper, filter paper, test tubes plus holder and rack, rubber tubing, corks, beaker, funnel, small alcohol lamp, stirring rod, scoop, brush, and goggles. For ages 10 and up.

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$32.95 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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$31.95 EACH

Electric Clay!

For pre-soldering-age kids with electronic interests (and maybe an artistic bent), this swell kit has hunks of conductive clay in orange, black, green and blue plus some ordinary white clay for insulation. Includes (20) assorted blue, yellow, green and white LEDs, a battery holder and a 52-page book for making (15) projects, although they’ll just be a start. You add a quartet of “AA” batteries and an inventive kid at age 8 up.

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CIRCUIT CLAY KIT

Electric Clay!

For pre-soldering-age kids with electronic interests (and maybe an artistic bent), this swell kit has hunks of conductive clay in orange, black, green and blue plus some ordinary white clay for insulation. Includes (20) assorted blue, yellow, green and white LEDs, a battery holder and a 52-page book for making (15) projects, although they’ll just be a start. You add a quartet of “AA” batteries and an inventive kid at age 8 up.

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$21.95 EACH

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 DARING SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS BOOK

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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The Soy Sauce Clock!

On the heels of the Pineapple Watch, comes this H20 Clock Kit that features a digital clock powered by liquids. Includes a 3/4" LCD clock display, (2) 4" vials that hold 3 oz each, lids with prewired copper and zinc electrodes, and a base with spring terminals to wire and hold everything. And yes, it will work with soy sauce apple juice, diet cola, whatever, if water strikes you (clock joke there, no charge) as boring. Also includes a 10-page manual. Ages 8+.

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LIQUID-POWERED CLOCK KIT

The Soy Sauce Clock!

On the heels of the Pineapple Watch, comes this H20 Clock Kit that features a digital clock powered by liquids. Includes a 3/4" LCD clock display, (2) 4" vials that hold 3 oz each, lids with prewired copper and zinc electrodes, and a base with spring terminals to wire and hold everything. And yes, it will work with soy sauce apple juice, diet cola, whatever, if water strikes you (clock joke there, no charge) as boring. Also includes a 10-page manual. Ages 8+.

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$12.95 EACH

Magnetic Money Fun

This highly instructive and fun Expanded 4th Edition kit from the UK teaches magnetic polarity using a pair of powerful 3-3/8" x 1" sq magnets, (32) newly minted British pennies (20-1 pence, 5-2 pence, 6-5 pence, 1-10 pence) and (1) not-so-new U.S. penny just to prove that their pennies are magnetic and ours aren't. Includes a 77-page booklet with (44) experiments and activities. From Brunel University, The Institute of Physics and The Royal Institution, London. Ages 8 and up.

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MAGIC MAGNETIC UK PENNIES KIT

Magnetic Money Fun

This highly instructive and fun Expanded 4th Edition kit from the UK teaches magnetic polarity using a pair of powerful 3-3/8" x 1" sq magnets, (32) newly minted British pennies (20-1 pence, 5-2 pence, 6-5 pence, 1-10 pence) and (1) not-so-new U.S. penny just to prove that their pennies are magnetic and ours aren't. Includes a 77-page booklet with (44) experiments and activities. From Brunel University, The Institute of Physics and The Royal Institution, London. Ages 8 and up.

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$21.95 EACH

He’s Got Guts

Or woman. This 10” tall human torso model looks male, but stops short of the naughty bits. In either case, there are plenty of interesting removable organs inside, including intestines, liver, stomach, heart and lungs. Torso is on a 5" x 3" base, and comes with a spiral-bound, 22-page manual, with augmented reality activities available in 3D videos via your smart phone. For ages 8+.

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HUMAN TORSO MODEL WITH REMOVABLE ORGANS

He’s Got Guts

Or woman. This 10” tall human torso model looks male, but stops short of the naughty bits. In either case, there are plenty of interesting removable organs inside, including intestines, liver, stomach, heart and lungs. Torso is on a 5" x 3" base, and comes with a spiral-bound, 22-page manual, with augmented reality activities available in 3D videos via your smart phone. For ages 8+.

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$39.95 EACH

Limit The Kitchen Damage

Get your budding inventor a copy of Extreme Garage Science for Kids. Published by the Action Lab Channel on YouTube, the book outlines (30) fun and educational experiments using common household items and chemicals, plus a laser pointer, dry ice, glow in the dark stars, a basketball and common household gravity. Profusely illustrated, with easy-to-follow instructions.

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GARAGE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS BOOK

Limit The Kitchen Damage

Get your budding inventor a copy of Extreme Garage Science for Kids. Published by the Action Lab Channel on YouTube, the book outlines (30) fun and educational experiments using common household items and chemicals, plus a laser pointer, dry ice, glow in the dark stars, a basketball and common household gravity. Profusely illustrated, with easy-to-follow instructions.

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$15.99 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 TROJAN HORSE 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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Put On A Happy Face

STEM gets a makeover. For your dedicated princesses, science starts with skin care. And there’s an etymological reason “cosmetics” is related to the cosmos. You could look it up, but first take a minute to order this Creative Cosmetics Lab kit. For kids 8-12, it has (16) experiments, including skin care, salt scrub, bath oil, glycerin soaps, emulsions, acidity and alkalinity, making bath bombs, shower gel, scented oils and lip balm. Includes (57) pieces and a 32-page manual. You add a few household and drug-store items.

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CREATIVE COSMETICS LAB SCIENCE KIT

Put On A Happy Face

STEM gets a makeover. For your dedicated princesses, science starts with skin care. And there’s an etymological reason “cosmetics” is related to the cosmos. You could look it up, but first take a minute to order this Creative Cosmetics Lab kit. For kids 8-12, it has (16) experiments, including skin care, salt scrub, bath oil, glycerin soaps, emulsions, acidity and alkalinity, making bath bombs, shower gel, scented oils and lip balm. Includes (57) pieces and a 32-page manual. You add a few household and drug-store items.

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$64.95 EACH

More Electronics...More 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-750 is a Dr. Toy winner, from their Snap-Circuits" series. Has over (80) 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 750 experiments, including solar, electromagnetism, and computer-interfaced applications. 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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AWARD WINNING SNAP CIRCUIT PRO 750

More Electronics...More 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-750 is a Dr. Toy winner, from their Snap-Circuits" series. Has over (80) 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 750 experiments, including solar, electromagnetism, and computer-interfaced applications. 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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$99.95 EACH

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