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Fishious Sharpies

From the official Sharpie® people, this set has (20) fade-, water- and smear-resistant markers: (10) fine point in blue, green, yellow, neon yellow, tangerine, both neon and leg-warmer orange, hot pink, red and brown; plus (10) ultra-fine point markers in black, navy, techno and nano blue, aqua, green, orange and optic orange, magenta and jellie pink. They’re for coloring the 12-page aquatic-themed coloring book. (Be assured that when it’s all filled in you’re permitted to color non-ichthyological things indefinitely with the same markers.)

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SHARPIE® MARKER COLORING SET WITH COLORING BOOK

Fishious Sharpies

From the official Sharpie® people, this set has (20) fade-, water- and smear-resistant markers: (10) fine point in blue, green, yellow, neon yellow, tangerine, both neon and leg-warmer orange, hot pink, red and brown; plus (10) ultra-fine point markers in black, navy, techno and nano blue, aqua, green, orange and optic orange, magenta and jellie pink. They’re for coloring the 12-page aquatic-themed coloring book. (Be assured that when it’s all filled in you’re permitted to color non-ichthyological things indefinitely with the same markers.)

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$14.95 EACH

Is That A Scotsman In Your Pocket?

Our electronic MadLab bagpipe kit will slip into your shirt pocket or sporran. No plaid lower garments required, and, as usual, undergarments are up to you. This nice starter electronics kit has a transistor-based oscillator and 8-position stylus-activated “keyboard.” Output is via a piezo disc. Minimal soldering skills needed, and assembly should take under an hour. Add a 9V battery for power and you’ll be thrown out of class, or recruited into battle, within the first six notes.

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ELECTRONIC POCKET BAGPIPES

Is That A Scotsman In Your Pocket?

Our electronic MadLab bagpipe kit will slip into your shirt pocket or sporran. No plaid lower garments required, and, as usual, undergarments are up to you. This nice starter electronics kit has a transistor-based oscillator and 8-position stylus-activated “keyboard.” Output is via a piezo disc. Minimal soldering skills needed, and assembly should take under an hour. Add a 9V battery for power and you’ll be thrown out of class, or recruited into battle, within the first six notes.

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$15.50 EACH

Solar System For A Sawbuck

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.

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SOLAR SYSTEM

Solar System For A Sawbuck

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.

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$11.95 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 rock; the mineral kit has (15) samples of things beyond simple rockness, such as quartz, alabaster and talc; fluorescent rock kit has (9) examples of  (7) rocks that glow, including lapis lazuli and green fluorite, plus a UV penlight. All include an 11-page booklet, magnifier and a streak plate.

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GEOCENTRAL® 15-PIECE ROCKS 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 rock; the mineral kit has (15) samples of things beyond simple rockness, such as quartz, alabaster and talc; fluorescent rock kit has (9) examples of  (7) rocks that glow, including lapis lazuli and green fluorite, plus a UV penlight. All include an 11-page booklet, magnifier and a streak plate.

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Spirographic Madness

It's the classic Spirograph®, which is a lot of intricate round mandala-like designs floating around out there. Celebrate with one of our spirographic specials. You pick: the Travel Spirograph® in a flip-lid case with a 2-3/8" ID ring in the lid and (4) assorted wheels, a cross, an oblate spheroid, red and blue pens, a design guide and a 24-sheet pad of  3" square paper; the Original Spirograph®, an 11-piece set in a storage tin, complete with 3-11/16" OD ring, (6) assorted wheels, rectangle, oval rail, 24-sheet pad of  5" x 7" paper, red and blue pens, design booklet and reusable putty to hold down the paper; or the Deluxe Spirograph® with (19) assorted wheels, (2) rings, an oval rail, oblate spheroid, triangle, red and blue and green pens, a reusable putty to hold the paper, a 14-page design book and a 20-sheet pad of 8-1/2" x 11" paper.

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DELUXE SPIROGRAPH®

Spirographic Madness

It's the classic Spirograph®, which is a lot of intricate round mandala-like designs floating around out there. Celebrate with one of our spirographic specials. You pick: the Travel Spirograph® in a flip-lid case with a 2-3/8" ID ring in the lid and (4) assorted wheels, a cross, an oblate spheroid, red and blue pens, a design guide and a 24-sheet pad of  3" square paper; the Original Spirograph®, an 11-piece set in a storage tin, complete with 3-11/16" OD ring, (6) assorted wheels, rectangle, oval rail, 24-sheet pad of  5" x 7" paper, red and blue pens, design booklet and reusable putty to hold down the paper; or the Deluxe Spirograph® with (19) assorted wheels, (2) rings, an oval rail, oblate spheroid, triangle, red and blue and green pens, a reusable putty to hold the paper, a 14-page design book and a 20-sheet pad of 8-1/2" x 11" paper.

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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. His wooden armored tank, for ages 8+, will be about 8” across and 6-5/8” tall when you glue the (87) pieces together. 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. His wooden armored tank, for ages 8+, will be about 8” across and 6-5/8” tall when you glue the (87) pieces together. Great resources for STEM activities.

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Large Rock Polishing Kit

Budding lapidarians will lap up this rock polishing kit which is so complete it even contains some rocks. The polishing tumbler has a (3 lb. /1 qt.) fifteen sided rubber barrel and is driven by a 115 VAC motor. Overall dimensions are 6" x 6" x 7-1/2" high. In addition to the tumbler, the kit includes an assortment of jewelry findings, a #300 4-Step Grit Pack and a detailed manual giving you easy to follow instructions. But don't think of it only as useful for jewelry making. As a hobby, our Uncle George for many years collected and polished a wide variety of rocks which he found interesting and made beautiful in and of themselves. The #300 4-Step Grit Pack is also available separately, for when your grit has run low, and includes 4oz. coarse, 4oz fine, 2oz. prepolish and 2oz polish grits. 

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THUMLER'S ROCK TUMBLER W/ABRASIVES

Large Rock Polishing Kit

Budding lapidarians will lap up this rock polishing kit which is so complete it even contains some rocks. The polishing tumbler has a (3 lb. /1 qt.) fifteen sided rubber barrel and is driven by a 115 VAC motor. Overall dimensions are 6" x 6" x 7-1/2" high. In addition to the tumbler, the kit includes an assortment of jewelry findings, a #300 4-Step Grit Pack and a detailed manual giving you easy to follow instructions. But don't think of it only as useful for jewelry making. As a hobby, our Uncle George for many years collected and polished a wide variety of rocks which he found interesting and made beautiful in and of themselves. The #300 4-Step Grit Pack is also available separately, for when your grit has run low, and includes 4oz. coarse, 4oz fine, 2oz. prepolish and 2oz polish grits. 

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Motor Along

Everything you need to build a little DC motor is included in this kit (except sandpaper, screwdriver, scissors and, of course, an AA battery). The instructions are simple and explain the theory as well as assembly. Fun and educational.

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SCIENCE FAIR STYLE DC MOTOR KIT

Motor Along

Everything you need to build a little DC motor is included in this kit (except sandpaper, screwdriver, scissors and, of course, an AA battery). The instructions are simple and explain the theory as well as assembly. Fun and educational.

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$8.50 EACH

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? ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. 

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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? ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. 

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$20.95 EACH

Seltzer Power!

Incendiary rocket fuel? We don't need no stinkin' incendiary rocket fuel. We got the Mighty Seltzer Rocket! The seltzer rocket, made of simple plastic parts. (No, don't lean over it!. That's not a foam nose cone, you know!) The 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" dia seltzer rocket that holds water and (1) dissolving seltzer tablet. The rocket that has shot almost 30 feet in the air for us. It comes with (4) antacid tablets, just like those you can buy at the drug store -- and it's basic science at its best!

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MIGHTY SELTZER POWERED ROCKET

Seltzer Power!

Incendiary rocket fuel? We don't need no stinkin' incendiary rocket fuel. We got the Mighty Seltzer Rocket! The seltzer rocket, made of simple plastic parts. (No, don't lean over it!. That's not a foam nose cone, you know!) The 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" dia seltzer rocket that holds water and (1) dissolving seltzer tablet. The rocket that has shot almost 30 feet in the air for us. It comes with (4) antacid tablets, just like those you can buy at the drug store -- and it's basic science at its best!

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$6.95 EACH

Lay Siege To The Doghouse!

Right after you build your own working medieval catapult or trebuchet. All you’ll need is glue, scissors and a steady hand (plus a small bag of marbles or rocks or something as a counterweight for the trebuchet) to construct these wooden, Canadian-made siege engine kits. The catapult stands 6” tall x 5” wide x 10” long and will toss assorted stuff 15 feet or farther, depending upon the stuff. The finished trebuchet will be 26” long x 18” wide x 24” tall and will propel small objects (meatballs?) 20 feet or more. Both include detailed instructions and are great resources for STEM activities. Note: Please don’t propel small mammals, and please don’t put anyone’s eye out.

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MODEL TREBUCHET

Lay Siege To The Doghouse!

Right after you build your own working medieval catapult or trebuchet. All you’ll need is glue, scissors and a steady hand (plus a small bag of marbles or rocks or something as a counterweight for the trebuchet) to construct these wooden, Canadian-made siege engine kits. The catapult stands 6” tall x 5” wide x 10” long and will toss assorted stuff 15 feet or farther, depending upon the stuff. The finished trebuchet will be 26” long x 18” wide x 24” tall and will propel small objects (meatballs?) 20 feet or more. Both include detailed instructions and are great resources for STEM activities. Note: Please don’t propel small mammals, and please don’t put anyone’s eye out.

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Science In A Pop Bottle

Science In A Pop Bottle This kit comes in a pop bottle and includes Pop Bottle Science, a 120-page book with (79) chemistry-based experiments that make use of standard plastic pop bottles. Includes a separable 2-liter bottle, screw cap, cork, (2) balloons and small measuring cup. You add common household items and additional pop bottles.

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POP BOTTLE SCIENCE KIT

Science In A Pop Bottle

Science In A Pop Bottle This kit comes in a pop bottle and includes Pop Bottle Science, a 120-page book with (79) chemistry-based experiments that make use of standard plastic pop bottles. Includes a separable 2-liter bottle, screw cap, cork, (2) balloons and small measuring cup. You add common household items and additional pop bottles.

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$17.95 EACH

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.

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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.

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Wooden Your Rather Have Wood?

Return with us now to those golden days of yesteryear, when models were made of wood. You pick the successful Spirit of St. Louis airplane, 5-1/2” long with a 7-3/4” wingspan, or the less-successful model Titanic, 7-1/4” long. You’ll need to supply your own glue, sandpaper, paint and tiny iceberg or Charles Lindbergh.

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WOODEN SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

Wooden Your Rather Have Wood?

Return with us now to those golden days of yesteryear, when models were made of wood. You pick the successful Spirit of St. Louis airplane, 5-1/2” long with a 7-3/4” wingspan, or the less-successful model Titanic, 7-1/4” long. You’ll need to supply your own glue, sandpaper, paint and tiny iceberg or Charles Lindbergh.

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Magnificent Metal Mini-Model

We spit on plastic. And so will you when you see these laser-cut bright steel models from Fascinations®. Snap-together pieces. The models are small, but worthy of permanent display, and designed for the grown-ups to assemble and display, rather than the kids to play with. You pick the Metal Marvels™ 3-1/2” long x 2-3/4” wide space shuttle Atlantis. (They aren’t making any more big shuttles, Pilgrim.) Or the 4-1/2” tall x 1-3/4” wide at the base MetalWorks™ Eiffel Tower.

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METAL MARVELS EIFFEL TOWER MODEL

Magnificent Metal Mini-Model

We spit on plastic. And so will you when you see these laser-cut bright steel models from Fascinations®. Snap-together pieces. The models are small, but worthy of permanent display, and designed for the grown-ups to assemble and display, rather than the kids to play with. You pick the Metal Marvels™ 3-1/2” long x 2-3/4” wide space shuttle Atlantis. (They aren’t making any more big shuttles, Pilgrim.) Or the 4-1/2” tall x 1-3/4” wide at the base MetalWorks™ Eiffel Tower.

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Make Things Crystal Translucent

Making stuff crystal clear is boring. Grow your own red, blue or purple crystals with these amazing Magical Crystal growing kits. You get approx 4 oz of mono-ammonium crystal, a 2-3/8" dia concave base, some appropriate food coloring flakes, a 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" dia clear plastic container, mixing stick and instructions.

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PURPLE CRYSTAL GROWING KIT

Make Things Crystal Translucent

Making stuff crystal clear is boring. Grow your own red, blue or purple crystals with these amazing Magical Crystal growing kits. You get approx 4 oz of mono-ammonium crystal, a 2-3/8" dia concave base, some appropriate food coloring flakes, a 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" dia clear plastic container, mixing stick and instructions.

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Let There Be Running Lights

Nice little 8-LED running light kit from Velleman® has program and speed controls. You control which lights go on and off, and how fast they "run" in sequence. It's the basic concept used in those vintage blinking signs that entice you into car dealerships, amusement parks and cocktail lounges. You get the PC board and all the parts except the 9V battery you need to let the little lights shine. Some soldering required.

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VELLEMAN® RUNNING LIGHTS KIT

Let There Be Running Lights

Nice little 8-LED running light kit from Velleman® has program and speed controls. You control which lights go on and off, and how fast they "run" in sequence. It's the basic concept used in those vintage blinking signs that entice you into car dealerships, amusement parks and cocktail lounges. You get the PC board and all the parts except the 9V battery you need to let the little lights shine. Some soldering required.

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$11.50 EACH

Rocks and Roll

Turn rocks into jewelry, a few pieces at a time. Our small Rock Tumbler Geology Kit (1lb capacity) plugs into the wall and rolls those rocks around until they're all shiny and beautiful. Includes coarse and fine grinding powders, fine and finer polishing powders, 4 oz of practice gemstone rocks, a geology poster, glue, and mounting hardware to make a keychain, adjustable rings, earrings and other items. Can be set to turn from (1) to (7) days (rocks are hard, which is why they're called rocks). Measures approx 9" x 11" x 6" high overall, including the plastic dome to reduce the sound of the operation. For 10-year-olds and up.

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HOBBYIST ROCK TUMBLER

Rocks and Roll

Turn rocks into jewelry, a few pieces at a time. Our small Rock Tumbler Geology Kit (1lb capacity) plugs into the wall and rolls those rocks around until they're all shiny and beautiful. Includes coarse and fine grinding powders, fine and finer polishing powders, 4 oz of practice gemstone rocks, a geology poster, glue, and mounting hardware to make a keychain, adjustable rings, earrings and other items. Can be set to turn from (1) to (7) days (rocks are hard, which is why they're called rocks). Measures approx 9" x 11" x 6" high overall, including the plastic dome to reduce the sound of the operation. For 10-year-olds and up.

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$36.50 EACH

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