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Win Money From Children!

"WE DARE YOU!" by Vicki Cobb is a 322-page book for children, filled with over (300) scientific challenges and experiments that can be done with ordinary household stuff. A savvy adult could introduce kids to science by betting them their allowance money on the afore-mentioned challenges, including making square eggs without using a square chicken, writing with potatoes, blowing frozen soap bubbles, and a whole bunch more.

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WE DARE YOU SCIENCE BOOK

Win Money From Children!

"WE DARE YOU!" by Vicki Cobb is a 322-page book for children, filled with over (300) scientific challenges and experiments that can be done with ordinary household stuff. A savvy adult could introduce kids to science by betting them their allowance money on the afore-mentioned challenges, including making square eggs without using a square chicken, writing with potatoes, blowing frozen soap bubbles, and a whole bunch more.

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$12.95 EACH

Go Outside And Play

Our grandmother used to tell us that all the time, and we might have learned something while we were out there if she’d given us The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature, this 120-page paperback from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Chock full of information, photos and illustrations for exploring nature in both the city (includes pigeon info!) and the countryside, and in all four seasons. They might stay out of your hair until supper.

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KIDS NATURE GUIDE BOOK

Go Outside And Play

Our grandmother used to tell us that all the time, and we might have learned something while we were out there if she’d given us The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature, this 120-page paperback from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Chock full of information, photos and illustrations for exploring nature in both the city (includes pigeon info!) and the countryside, and in all four seasons. They might stay out of your hair until supper.

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$12.95 EACH

Stick 'Em Up

Now you can have a good, strong hook without drilling any holes. This plated magnetic hook sticks to any ferrous metal surface via a 2" dia alnico magnet with a 10-12 pound pull. Handy gadget to hold a tool, towel, broom or key ring (and if the ring is too heavy, consider throwing away the keys to your 1983 Chevy, and maybe a few more). The 3/4" long J-hooks have threaded ends and are removable. Our each is a package of (2).

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STRONG MAGNET HOOKS

Stick 'Em Up

Now you can have a good, strong hook without drilling any holes. This plated magnetic hook sticks to any ferrous metal surface via a 2" dia alnico magnet with a 10-12 pound pull. Handy gadget to hold a tool, towel, broom or key ring (and if the ring is too heavy, consider throwing away the keys to your 1983 Chevy, and maybe a few more). The 3/4" long J-hooks have threaded ends and are removable. Our each is a package of (2).

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$3.75 EACH

THAT'S A BIG BALL

Ohaus made giant bow calipers. Use them to measure outside diameters (like balls, boxes, your head, your waist), inside diameters (like cylinders and boxes). They are 15" long when folded and even have a graduated side in MM to measure depth. A very cool teaching tool. Includes a teaching aid instruction sheet. Max outside diameter is 25" (635Cm) 


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OHAUS MEASURING PLASTIC BOW CALIPER

THAT'S A BIG BALL

Ohaus made giant bow calipers. Use them to measure outside diameters (like balls, boxes, your head, your waist), inside diameters (like cylinders and boxes). They are 15" long when folded and even have a graduated side in MM to measure depth. A very cool teaching tool. Includes a teaching aid instruction sheet. Max outside diameter is 25" (635Cm) 


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$5.75 EACH

Neodymium Column

We're liking this little plated N45 neodymium magnet because it will stand on end and stick out very prettily on the ice box. Measures 1" tall x 1/4" square with a hefty, for its size, 3-1/2 lb pull, 13,800 gauss. (Will also lie down on its side, of course, because everybody does.)

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COLUMN-SHAPED NEODYMIUM MAGNET

Neodymium Column

We're liking this little plated N45 neodymium magnet because it will stand on end and stick out very prettily on the ice box. Measures 1" tall x 1/4" square with a hefty, for its size, 3-1/2 lb pull, 13,800 gauss. (Will also lie down on its side, of course, because everybody does.)

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$2.95 EACH

Erase Me...

You sweet erasable, you. Dry-erase markers are the best invention since chalk, and these premium beauties from Monaggio™ are designed for professional artists but suitable for home, school or office. Wherever you are, go ahead and pick: the 12-pack of classic black; the 12-pack of colors, (3) each of red, blue, green and black; or the 13-pack of colors, including red, light green, purple, blue, light blue, pink, dark pink, orange, aqua, yellow, black and brown. All are fine-point, 4-1/2” long with a cap. Get the ones that work for you and go write something you can later erase dryly.

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13 MONAGGIO COLORED DRY ERASE MARKERS

Erase Me...

You sweet erasable, you. Dry-erase markers are the best invention since chalk, and these premium beauties from Monaggio™ are designed for professional artists but suitable for home, school or office. Wherever you are, go ahead and pick: the 12-pack of classic black; the 12-pack of colors, (3) each of red, blue, green and black; or the 13-pack of colors, including red, light green, purple, blue, light blue, pink, dark pink, orange, aqua, yellow, black and brown. All are fine-point, 4-1/2” long with a cap. Get the ones that work for you and go write something you can later erase dryly.

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Put Some Fun In Your Mistakes

Rubrasers. Maybe it’s a silly name, but they’re very cute. They’re erasers shaped like miniature versions of everyday stuff, and they come (4) to a pack. We'll pick from the Rainy Days pack, including an umbrella and rain boot; the Emergency pack, with an ambulance and fire extinguisher; or the Couch Potato pack, with living-room furniture. Also excellent for doll houses, dioramas or general play.

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WHIMSICAL THEMED PENCIL ERASERS

Put Some Fun In Your Mistakes

Rubrasers. Maybe it’s a silly name, but they’re very cute. They’re erasers shaped like miniature versions of everyday stuff, and they come (4) to a pack. We'll pick from the Rainy Days pack, including an umbrella and rain boot; the Emergency pack, with an ambulance and fire extinguisher; or the Couch Potato pack, with living-room furniture. Also excellent for doll houses, dioramas or general play.

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$1.00 EACH
$1.95
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Perpetual Pens

Go ahead—try to keep these BIC® Round Stic® pens long enough that they run out of ink on you. We think you’ll lose them before that happens—that’s how long they last. Luckily, you’ll get a box of (12) if you’re prone to losing them. With black ink, and “Xtra-Life,” these are the thin, 6” long everyday pens that seem to always work. With removable, pocket-clip caps. You need these—or eventually you will.

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12 PACK BIC® ROUND STIC® XTRA-LIFE PENS

Perpetual Pens

Go ahead—try to keep these BIC® Round Stic® pens long enough that they run out of ink on you. We think you’ll lose them before that happens—that’s how long they last. Luckily, you’ll get a box of (12) if you’re prone to losing them. With black ink, and “Xtra-Life,” these are the thin, 6” long everyday pens that seem to always work. With removable, pocket-clip caps. You need these—or eventually you will.

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$2.95 EACH

Simple Circuit

An easy way to light up the kids' eyes! Teach them to wire a simple circuit with our basic components.

  • The knife switches are mounted on a plastic bases.
  • The miniature plastic socket holds a standard flashlight bulb with a 14 mm dia screw base.
  • We pack 6 volt and 3 volt round bulbs, or 1.5 volt bell-shaped bulbs, (5) to a package.(Bulbs are rated slightly higher to prevent them from burning out.)
  • Hook up the black plastic and metal 2" x 4-1/4" telegraph key with brass contacts and (2) terminal posts with nuts.
  • Our blue-plastic holder for (1) "D" battery has a small tab at each end to hook a lead to, and a 1/8" square mounting hole at each corner.
  • You add the mounting surface and the know-how.
  • Actual bulb voltage listed in parenthesis.

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SCIENCE FAIR TELEGRAPH KEY

Simple Circuit

An easy way to light up the kids' eyes! Teach them to wire a simple circuit with our basic components.

  • The knife switches are mounted on a plastic bases.
  • The miniature plastic socket holds a standard flashlight bulb with a 14 mm dia screw base.
  • We pack 6 volt and 3 volt round bulbs, or 1.5 volt bell-shaped bulbs, (5) to a package.(Bulbs are rated slightly higher to prevent them from burning out.)
  • Hook up the black plastic and metal 2" x 4-1/4" telegraph key with brass contacts and (2) terminal posts with nuts.
  • Our blue-plastic holder for (1) "D" battery has a small tab at each end to hook a lead to, and a 1/8" square mounting hole at each corner.
  • You add the mounting surface and the know-how.
  • Actual bulb voltage listed in parenthesis.

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Alnico Bar Magnet

Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.

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SCIENCE FAIR ALNICO BAR MAGNETS

Alnico Bar Magnet

Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.

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$8.95 EACH

Go Ballistic

If you're devoted to explosions, and who isn't, you'll love the new expanded 2nd edition of William Gurstelle's Backyard Ballistics, now 25% longer, with 25% more ka-boomery. Still the go-to reference work for building rockets, cannons (carbide and potato), flingers, fire kites, electromagnetic pipe guns, tennis ball mortars, cleaner-bag balloons, ballistic pendula and petards. You simply can't have more fun with common household materials. The soft-cover, 210pp compendium includes detailed and illustrated instructions, parts lists and sensible ways not to be hoist on your own petard. Be careful out there.

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BACKYARD BALLISTICS

Go Ballistic

If you're devoted to explosions, and who isn't, you'll love the new expanded 2nd edition of William Gurstelle's Backyard Ballistics, now 25% longer, with 25% more ka-boomery. Still the go-to reference work for building rockets, cannons (carbide and potato), flingers, fire kites, electromagnetic pipe guns, tennis ball mortars, cleaner-bag balloons, ballistic pendula and petards. You simply can't have more fun with common household materials. The soft-cover, 210pp compendium includes detailed and illustrated instructions, parts lists and sensible ways not to be hoist on your own petard. Be careful out there.

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$16.95 EACH

Ponyshoe Magnet

Little-bitty horseshoe magnet, for traditionalists. Just 1-1/4" across x 1" x 5/16" thick. Red-painted Alnico, with approx 2.9 lbs of pull (ignore the 2 lb on the label) it includes a little steel keeper for when it's not sticking to a tiny horse's foot.

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HORSESHOE MAGNET

Ponyshoe Magnet

Little-bitty horseshoe magnet, for traditionalists. Just 1-1/4" across x 1" x 5/16" thick. Red-painted Alnico, with approx 2.9 lbs of pull (ignore the 2 lb on the label) it includes a little steel keeper for when it's not sticking to a tiny horse's foot.

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$6.75 EACH

Plastic Magnets

Nice little teaching magnet set for the primary grade classroom has (6) magnets in star, two-bar, horseshoe and ring shapes, all plastic coated in silver and red to mark the poles. Range in size from 1” to 3”, and include a few paper clips and small nails for demo purposes.

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TEACHING MAGNETS

Plastic Magnets

Nice little teaching magnet set for the primary grade classroom has (6) magnets in star, two-bar, horseshoe and ring shapes, all plastic coated in silver and red to mark the poles. Range in size from 1” to 3”, and include a few paper clips and small nails for demo purposes.

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$6.50 EACH

Artsy & Sticky

Like Martha Stewart if you poured honey all over her. Also like these little 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” hardbound books of art-themed sticky notes honoring Bob (The Joy of Painting) Ross. The approx (240) notes are in large and small sizes with Bob, his easel or landscape scenes like the ones he painted.

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BOB ROSS STICKY NOTES

Artsy & Sticky

Like Martha Stewart if you poured honey all over her. Also like these little 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” hardbound books of art-themed sticky notes honoring Bob (The Joy of Painting) Ross. The approx (240) notes are in large and small sizes with Bob, his easel or landscape scenes like the ones he painted.

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$7.50 EACH

Hang On There

Looking for a very, very, very long refrigerator magnet? At 15 ft, this 3/8" wide x 1/16" thick magnetic strip should just about go up one side, across the top, and down the other side. It's flexible, but can be broken if bent back against itself -- which means that small children can make craft magnets without having to cut the strip or themselves! We love it when a plan comes together!

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STRIP MAGNET

Hang On There

Looking for a very, very, very long refrigerator magnet? At 15 ft, this 3/8" wide x 1/16" thick magnetic strip should just about go up one side, across the top, and down the other side. It's flexible, but can be broken if bent back against itself -- which means that small children can make craft magnets without having to cut the strip or themselves! We love it when a plan comes together!

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$3.25 PKG (15)

Lego® Gets Kinetic

Make a whole bunch of fun and instructive Lego® machines/chain reaction models like marble runs and mousetraps involving ramps, buckets, funnels balances and much more. Comes with (33) Lego® elements, (6) Lego® balls, a dozen paper props, and a 78-page instruction booklet for (10) machines. You add a few common household items. Includes suggestions for more complicated devices if you have your own Lego® pieces, and if you don't, what are you waiting for? Ages 8+.

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LEGO® KINETIC KIT

Lego® Gets Kinetic

Make a whole bunch of fun and instructive Lego® machines/chain reaction models like marble runs and mousetraps involving ramps, buckets, funnels balances and much more. Comes with (33) Lego® elements, (6) Lego® balls, a dozen paper props, and a 78-page instruction booklet for (10) machines. You add a few common household items. Includes suggestions for more complicated devices if you have your own Lego® pieces, and if you don't, what are you waiting for? Ages 8+.

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$21.95 EACH

The Full Spectrum Pen

One pen, ten colors. Develop complicated note-taking systems, or just send colorful hate mail with this 6-1/4" long ballpoint with cartridges in black, orange, dark green, purple, light green, red, brown, magenta, blue and aqua. Slide the button of the matching color to write, push the top down to release it. Assorted colored barrels.

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SWITCHABLE 10-COLOR BALLPOINT PEN

The Full Spectrum Pen

One pen, ten colors. Develop complicated note-taking systems, or just send colorful hate mail with this 6-1/4" long ballpoint with cartridges in black, orange, dark green, purple, light green, red, brown, magenta, blue and aqua. Slide the button of the matching color to write, push the top down to release it. Assorted colored barrels.

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$4.25 EACH

Knot Your Father’s Knot Book

Time was, the Scouts taught tots how to tie a few knots, but that was before John Sherry (knot-instructor par excellence and a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers) came along with Knot It! a (126)-page hardcover book with illustrated instructions for tying (100) different knots. Our faves are the Schwabisch Hitch and the Slippery Night Loop. Includes a couple of 15” hanks of practice paracord and waterproof cards with (20) knot instructions. This could be your new hobby.

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KNOT TYING INSTRUCTIONAL BOOK

Knot Your Father’s Knot Book

Time was, the Scouts taught tots how to tie a few knots, but that was before John Sherry (knot-instructor par excellence and a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers) came along with Knot It! a (126)-page hardcover book with illustrated instructions for tying (100) different knots. Our faves are the Schwabisch Hitch and the Slippery Night Loop. Includes a couple of 15” hanks of practice paracord and waterproof cards with (20) knot instructions. This could be your new hobby.

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$24.95 EACH

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