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Get Ready To Rock

Earth science rocks. These kits from GeoCentral® are made for ages 8+ and all include (15) rock samples, a magnifier, streak plate for testing hardness and an 11-page fact booklet. You pick: the sedimentary set, which includes oil shale, shell limestone, quartz sandstone and chart or the igneous rock set, which includes diorite, gabbro, peridotite and scoria. Plus many more in each set. Rock on!

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18 PIECE IGNEOUS ROCK KIT

Get Ready To Rock

Earth science rocks. These kits from GeoCentral® are made for ages 8+ and all include (15) rock samples, a magnifier, streak plate for testing hardness and an 11-page fact booklet. You pick: the sedimentary set, which includes oil shale, shell limestone, quartz sandstone and chart or the igneous rock set, which includes diorite, gabbro, peridotite and scoria. Plus many more in each set. Rock on!

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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.

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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.

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$32.95 EACH

We're Just Testing The Waters...

before we dip our tongues into it. You might want to, too. Try Watersafe® Well-Water Test Kit, a robust 10 parameter, single-use kit made for testing city water or well-water. Contains tests that will detect lead, coliform bacteria, pesticides, nitrates, iron, nitrites, pH, chlorine, copper and hardness. Includes an instruction manual and EPA drinking water standards. Easy to use, with your water quality results on the spot.

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LEAD/BACTERIA & MORE WATER TEST KIT

We're Just Testing The Waters...

before we dip our tongues into it. You might want to, too. Try Watersafe® Well-Water Test Kit, a robust 10 parameter, single-use kit made for testing city water or well-water. Contains tests that will detect lead, coliform bacteria, pesticides, nitrates, iron, nitrites, pH, chlorine, copper and hardness. Includes an instruction manual and EPA drinking water standards. Easy to use, with your water quality results on the spot.

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$25.95 EACH

For Doodle Perfectionists

The Spirograph® lives! Think of it as doodling for people who like perfect geometric shapes. From Spirograph® comes this die-cast collector’s set of (9) spiro wheels, (1) ring, (2) pens, spiro putty with case, a storage tin and (6) design cards. Spiro putty, by the bye, holds the paper down so your perfect designs won’t have any ugly holes in them.

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DELUXE DIE-CAST SPIROGRAPH® SET

For Doodle Perfectionists

The Spirograph® lives! Think of it as doodling for people who like perfect geometric shapes. From Spirograph® comes this die-cast collector’s set of (9) spiro wheels, (1) ring, (2) pens, spiro putty with case, a storage tin and (6) design cards. Spiro putty, by the bye, holds the paper down so your perfect designs won’t have any ugly holes in them.

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$38.50 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.

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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.

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$21.95 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 SKULL-BRAIN 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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Jolly Green Science

Green Science kits go environmental, for fun and edification. We offer Clean Water Science, which includes tabletop experiments in water filtration, desalinization, basic distillation and solar pasteurization. You get Instructions, plus a plethora of parts. You add a few household items. From KidzLabs® Fun Science Projects.

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CLEAN WATER SCIENCE

Jolly Green Science

Green Science kits go environmental, for fun and edification. We offer Clean Water Science, which includes tabletop experiments in water filtration, desalinization, basic distillation and solar pasteurization. You get Instructions, plus a plethora of parts. You add a few household items. From KidzLabs® Fun Science Projects.

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$14.95 EACH

Articulated Robotic Arm Kit

It doesn't get much cooler in the robotic-arm-kit game. The assembled arm is 15" tall x 9" long x approx 3-1/2" wide. It's 2-pronged hand opens to 1-3/4", lifts up to 3.5 oz, swings 120 degrees at the wrist, pivots 300 degrees at the elbow, and sits on a base that swings 180 degrees up and down and rotates 270 degrees, like, well, an arm. Controlled by (5) 2-axis joy-sticks and powered by (4) D-Cell batteries that you provide. Includes a hand-mounted light and over-torque and gear-breakage alarms, which is more than your arm has. Requires simple hand tools for assembly and is made for ages 13 and up.

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ROBOT ARM KIT

Articulated Robotic Arm Kit

It doesn't get much cooler in the robotic-arm-kit game. The assembled arm is 15" tall x 9" long x approx 3-1/2" wide. It's 2-pronged hand opens to 1-3/4", lifts up to 3.5 oz, swings 120 degrees at the wrist, pivots 300 degrees at the elbow, and sits on a base that swings 180 degrees up and down and rotates 270 degrees, like, well, an arm. Controlled by (5) 2-axis joy-sticks and powered by (4) D-Cell batteries that you provide. Includes a hand-mounted light and over-torque and gear-breakage alarms, which is more than your arm has. Requires simple hand tools for assembly and is made for ages 13 and up.

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$52.95 EACH

Rainless Rainbows

Rainbow fans are no longer slaves to the weatherperson with the Solar Rainbow Maker. You assemble the little solar-powered motor, stick it on the inside of your window, hang the (3) glass crystals from it and your room is like unicorn heaven with rainbows bouncing off every surface. Motor is approx 2" sq and crystals are 5/8", 7/8" and 1-1/8" across.

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SOLAR-POWERED INDOOR RAINBOW MAKER

Rainless Rainbows

Rainbow fans are no longer slaves to the weatherperson with the Solar Rainbow Maker. You assemble the little solar-powered motor, stick it on the inside of your window, hang the (3) glass crystals from it and your room is like unicorn heaven with rainbows bouncing off every surface. Motor is approx 2" sq and crystals are 5/8", 7/8" and 1-1/8" across.

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$17.95 EACH

Whiz Kits

Two fantastic kits from ScienceWiz™, both by Berkeley science-education whiz Penny Norman, Ph.D. The Light kit has (25) projects, including a kaleidoscope, microscope and more. The Chemistry kit has (35) projects, and you get vials of sand and baking soda, pipets, test tubes, and a lot more.  You add some household items and a "D" battery, except the Chemistry kit. Both are attractively boxed, with lavishly illustrated 30-48pp instruction books and perfect for STEM projects. Ages 5 to 10. (Light kit, ages 6 to 12.)

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SCIENCEWIZ™ LIGHT

Whiz Kits

Two fantastic kits from ScienceWiz™, both by Berkeley science-education whiz Penny Norman, Ph.D. The Light kit has (25) projects, including a kaleidoscope, microscope and more. The Chemistry kit has (35) projects, and you get vials of sand and baking soda, pipets, test tubes, and a lot more.  You add some household items and a "D" battery, except the Chemistry kit. Both are attractively boxed, with lavishly illustrated 30-48pp instruction books and perfect for STEM projects. Ages 5 to 10. (Light kit, ages 6 to 12.)

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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. 

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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. 

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$21.95 EACH

Arachnophiliac Special

You like spiders? This motorized arachnid model runs on salt water, which activates its magnesium fuel cell. Probably best if you don’t tell your mother. Finished model will be approx 4” long and wide, and will run for about 15 minutes per filling. You’ll get (3) replacement magnesium sheets, each of which will get you about 5-7 hours of spider operation (additional sheets available online). Includes a 20-page manual, and is designed for ages 8+.

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MOTORIZED SPIDER KIT

Arachnophiliac Special

You like spiders? This motorized arachnid model runs on salt water, which activates its magnesium fuel cell. Probably best if you don’t tell your mother. Finished model will be approx 4” long and wide, and will run for about 15 minutes per filling. You’ll get (3) replacement magnesium sheets, each of which will get you about 5-7 hours of spider operation (additional sheets available online). Includes a 20-page manual, and is designed for ages 8+.

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$19.95 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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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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$98.95 EACH

Rock Stars

Agates are the rock stars of the rock world. Let us pick a pretty one for you, why don't you? We'll select a hunk approx 3" dia, maybe about a third of a pound, that's been cut in half and polished to a high gloss so it's all smooth and beautiful with colorful layers inside. Our choice of colors.

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SLICED-OPEN-AND POLISHED AGATE

Rock Stars

Agates are the rock stars of the rock world. Let us pick a pretty one for you, why don't you? We'll select a hunk approx 3" dia, maybe about a third of a pound, that's been cut in half and polished to a high gloss so it's all smooth and beautiful with colorful layers inside. Our choice of colors.

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$9.95 PKG (2)

Scramble These Eggs

Use the little plastic chisel and your personal hammer to smack these 2-1/2" chalk eggs and reveal one of six different small dinosaur skeletons inside. It's like being a reckless paleontologist. You get (2) eggs to start your collection, and they're messy because you have to smack the eggs with some authority, which is half the fun. Includes a fact sheet.

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CHALK DINOSAUR EGGS WITH CHISEL

Scramble These Eggs

Use the little plastic chisel and your personal hammer to smack these 2-1/2" chalk eggs and reveal one of six different small dinosaur skeletons inside. It's like being a reckless paleontologist. You get (2) eggs to start your collection, and they're messy because you have to smack the eggs with some authority, which is half the fun. Includes a fact sheet.

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$6.00 PKG (2)
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We’re With the Band

Celebrate the power of the rubber band with this Five-fer kit. Includes a plethora of parts (in this case a plethora is over 65) to build a band-powered airplane, helicopter, fan car, air-boat and hydrofoil. Even includes the rubber bands, along with a 16-page instruction booklet. Ages 8+.

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RUBBER POWERED VEHICLES KIT

We’re With the Band

Celebrate the power of the rubber band with this Five-fer kit. Includes a plethora of parts (in this case a plethora is over 65) to build a band-powered airplane, helicopter, fan car, air-boat and hydrofoil. Even includes the rubber bands, along with a 16-page instruction booklet. Ages 8+.

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$19.95 EACH

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise your parents with a little science at home. “Science Surprises” is a 192-page paperback in its third edition with over 100 experiments that can be done using common household goodies. OK, a couple of things might require a trip to the hardware store, but still.  The science ranges from the Bernoulli principle and Stroop effect to making your own perfume and cold cream. (And remember what Shaw said: “Science never solves a problem without creating ten more,” so that makes a thousand experiments.)

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SCIENCE SURPRISES BOOK WITH EXPERIMENTS

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise your parents with a little science at home. “Science Surprises” is a 192-page paperback in its third edition with over 100 experiments that can be done using common household goodies. OK, a couple of things might require a trip to the hardware store, but still.  The science ranges from the Bernoulli principle and Stroop effect to making your own perfume and cold cream. (And remember what Shaw said: “Science never solves a problem without creating ten more,” so that makes a thousand experiments.)

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$14.95 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

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