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KEEP YOUR ANTS DOWN ON THE FARM

A Classic 6" x 8-1/2" x 3/8" Ant Farm. The ants will live between two parallel sheets of clear plastic and you will be able to watch them build their tunnels and chambers. Complete with sand and instruction booklet on the care, feeding watering and watching of your pet ants. Stands upright on its own base and includes an escape proof cover. Assuming you want live pets, you just order them online using the included code and weather permitting, the ant man will ship a small vial of the little critters straight to you. Comes with clear plastic tubing to create your own runways or buy multiples and connect them for your very own ant city. 

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CLASSIC ANT FARM

KEEP YOUR ANTS DOWN ON THE FARM

A Classic 6" x 8-1/2" x 3/8" Ant Farm. The ants will live between two parallel sheets of clear plastic and you will be able to watch them build their tunnels and chambers. Complete with sand and instruction booklet on the care, feeding watering and watching of your pet ants. Stands upright on its own base and includes an escape proof cover. Assuming you want live pets, you just order them online using the included code and weather permitting, the ant man will ship a small vial of the little critters straight to you. Comes with clear plastic tubing to create your own runways or buy multiples and connect them for your very own ant city. 

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$17.95 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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$24.95 EACH

Box-O-Bubbles

Including bubbles as big as your grandmother. You get 2 oz of fluid; (4) straws; a mouthpiece; cubical, pyramid, star and round frames, 108" of yarn (for the bubbe-sized bubble); a tray and instructions for (11) kinds of bubble activities. For ages 5 and up.

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BUBBLE SCIENCE ACTIVITIES KIT

Box-O-Bubbles

Including bubbles as big as your grandmother. You get 2 oz of fluid; (4) straws; a mouthpiece; cubical, pyramid, star and round frames, 108" of yarn (for the bubbe-sized bubble); a tray and instructions for (11) kinds of bubble activities. For ages 5 and up.

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$14.95 EACH

Oscillation By Repulsion

Could be a new line of cologne, but in fact, it’s a clever kinetic action demo kit called Wave Wires® with magnets marked for polarity, and mounted on (4) 8-1/2” long wires attached to a 4-1/4” square steel base. Includes a dozen 1/2” dia steel disc weights, an acrylic ring and an 8-page activity booklet. The attraction/repulsion magnetic properties cause the magnets to swing on top of the wires like old-time circus acrobats. Ages 8-14. Really cool, if we don’t say so ourselves.

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WAVE WIRES® MAGNET DEMO KIT

Oscillation By Repulsion

Could be a new line of cologne, but in fact, it’s a clever kinetic action demo kit called Wave Wires® with magnets marked for polarity, and mounted on (4) 8-1/2” long wires attached to a 4-1/4” square steel base. Includes a dozen 1/2” dia steel disc weights, an acrylic ring and an 8-page activity booklet. The attraction/repulsion magnetic properties cause the magnets to swing on top of the wires like old-time circus acrobats. Ages 8-14. Really cool, if we don’t say so ourselves.

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$14.95 EACH

What's The Point Of Crystals?

Crystals are for pointing toward you or away from you, depending on what you believe or want, or for polishing, or just for looking at. You get a 3-pack of quartz point crystals, approx 1" to 2-1/2" long, ready for psychic healing, jewelry, or plain old-fashioned lapidarian fascination. Your hunks of point crystal might have an actual point, might not: nature's like that.

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QUARTZ POINT CRYSTALS

What's The Point Of Crystals?

Crystals are for pointing toward you or away from you, depending on what you believe or want, or for polishing, or just for looking at. You get a 3-pack of quartz point crystals, approx 1" to 2-1/2" long, ready for psychic healing, jewelry, or plain old-fashioned lapidarian fascination. Your hunks of point crystal might have an actual point, might not: nature's like that.

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$4.95 PKG (3)

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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$29.95 EACH

Grow Your Own

Create your own crystal garden and you'll never again have to run out to the store in the middle of the night for more crystals. Put the approx (2) ounces of rocks from this kit in a bowl, add white vinegar, put it in a warm place, and wait for the vinegar to evaporate. You'll have crystals in (2) days to (2) weeks. Add food coloring if you want to change your tasteful monochromatic crystals into a phantasmagoric garden of color. You provide the bowl, vinegar, food coloring and warm place. For ages 8+ with adult supervision.

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GROW-YOUR-OWN CRYSTAL GARDEN KIT

Grow Your Own

Create your own crystal garden and you'll never again have to run out to the store in the middle of the night for more crystals. Put the approx (2) ounces of rocks from this kit in a bowl, add white vinegar, put it in a warm place, and wait for the vinegar to evaporate. You'll have crystals in (2) days to (2) weeks. Add food coloring if you want to change your tasteful monochromatic crystals into a phantasmagoric garden of color. You provide the bowl, vinegar, food coloring and warm place. For ages 8+ with adult supervision.

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$4.95 EACH

STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY

Or maybe not. Hotel managers get funny about rocket launches, but this is NASA-level fun for the backyard, or maybe a cheap motel parking lot. The Stomp Rocket™ uses no batteries, fuel, diet cola or anything else but your feet. And good stomp on the 4" X 8" "Blast Pad" can get you 200 feet of lift at speeds up to 100mph. You get (4) bright yellow plastic rockets, 9" long x 7/8" dia, with soft, round nose cones (bulbs?) for safety's sake, and a tripod gantry. Fine adjustments even allow for accuracy contests. If the neighbors have really high roofs, or you manage to achieve orbit, we've got a (2) pack of replacement rockets. For ages 6+.

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AIR LAUNCHED STOMP ROCKET

STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY

Or maybe not. Hotel managers get funny about rocket launches, but this is NASA-level fun for the backyard, or maybe a cheap motel parking lot. The Stomp Rocket™ uses no batteries, fuel, diet cola or anything else but your feet. And good stomp on the 4" X 8" "Blast Pad" can get you 200 feet of lift at speeds up to 100mph. You get (4) bright yellow plastic rockets, 9" long x 7/8" dia, with soft, round nose cones (bulbs?) for safety's sake, and a tripod gantry. Fine adjustments even allow for accuracy contests. If the neighbors have really high roofs, or you manage to achieve orbit, we've got a (2) pack of replacement rockets. For ages 6+.

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Greenhouse In A Box

This nifty botanic lab kit from Engino® will appeal to budding (pardon our punning) botanists and youngsters with a mechanical bent. Has (4) projects, including a 14-1/2” x 9-1/2” x 13-1/2” clear plastic greenhouse with a gear-driven window, a pseudo-ox-driven plow, and a cube. Comes with (2) germination trays, a dozen small pots, and a 42-page manual. Mates with other Engino® parts. Made in Cypress, which makes for a nice change, we think. Ages 8-16.

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ENGINO® BOTANIC LAB KIT

Greenhouse In A Box

This nifty botanic lab kit from Engino® will appeal to budding (pardon our punning) botanists and youngsters with a mechanical bent. Has (4) projects, including a 14-1/2” x 9-1/2” x 13-1/2” clear plastic greenhouse with a gear-driven window, a pseudo-ox-driven plow, and a cube. Comes with (2) germination trays, a dozen small pots, and a 42-page manual. Mates with other Engino® parts. Made in Cypress, which makes for a nice change, we think. Ages 8-16.

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$49.95 EACH

Spring An Alien

Aliens travel in meteorites—not UFOs. Everybody knows that. Take one of these genuine ersatz meteorites, grab the enclosed plastic chisel and have at it. Inside you'll find a rocket pod full of the galactic slime you'd expect, plus a sticky alien. You can test its interplanetary stickiness by throwing it at any window and watching it crawl down the glass. Meteorites measure approx 3” x 2” dia. Ages 5+.

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KIDS ALIEN METEORITE ARCHAEOLOGY KIT

Spring An Alien

Aliens travel in meteorites—not UFOs. Everybody knows that. Take one of these genuine ersatz meteorites, grab the enclosed plastic chisel and have at it. Inside you'll find a rocket pod full of the galactic slime you'd expect, plus a sticky alien. You can test its interplanetary stickiness by throwing it at any window and watching it crawl down the glass. Meteorites measure approx 3” x 2” dia. Ages 5+.

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$2.95 EACH

Sunprint Kit

Sunprints (or cyanotypes, or photograms) are everyone's favorite photo-sensitivity experiment, from third-graders to graphic artists and fine artists. You pick: The Sunprinters are a dozen 3-15/16" square sheets of photosensitive paper, an acrylic backing sheet and instructions. The large Sunprint Kit has (15) sheets of 12" x 7-3/4" photosensitive paper plus a clear acrylic sheet of the same size. Great for classroom demonstrations, and can be used to make prints from photo negatives as well as interesting effects from opaque or translucent objects. All you add is sunshine and water.

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PHOTOSENSITIVE SUNPRINT PAPER KIT, LARGE

Sunprint Kit

Sunprints (or cyanotypes, or photograms) are everyone's favorite photo-sensitivity experiment, from third-graders to graphic artists and fine artists. You pick: The Sunprinters are a dozen 3-15/16" square sheets of photosensitive paper, an acrylic backing sheet and instructions. The large Sunprint Kit has (15) sheets of 12" x 7-3/4" photosensitive paper plus a clear acrylic sheet of the same size. Great for classroom demonstrations, and can be used to make prints from photo negatives as well as interesting effects from opaque or translucent objects. All you add is sunshine and water.

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Ready For Your Close-Up?

Make like a miniature Martin Scorsese and create your own (stop-action) movie. Best part? The actors are all Lego® people, who work for free. You’ll get (36) assorted Lego® pieces, including mix-and-match characters and props. Includes a 78-page guide with advice for making credits, sound effects, lighting, camera techniques, set design, backdrops, storyboards and a bunch more. If Hitchcock had had this kit, Janet Leigh might have survived the shower scene. For ages 8+.

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LEGO® MOVIE MAKING KIT

Ready For Your Close-Up?

Make like a miniature Martin Scorsese and create your own (stop-action) movie. Best part? The actors are all Lego® people, who work for free. You’ll get (36) assorted Lego® pieces, including mix-and-match characters and props. Includes a 78-page guide with advice for making credits, sound effects, lighting, camera techniques, set design, backdrops, storyboards and a bunch more. If Hitchcock had had this kit, Janet Leigh might have survived the shower scene. For ages 8+.

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$24.95 EACH

Diving Submarine

Back in the days when technology was a good guy, and cereal boxes came with real toys, kids got diving submarines that they charged with baking powder and played with in the bath tub. Now kids can have the same fun again. We have found a (gray!) submarine, about 4-1/2" long, that can dive and surface up to a dozen times with a single charge of the baking powder that you get to supply. Comes with instructions and made in the USA.

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UNDERSEA EXPLORER DIVING SUBMARINE

Diving Submarine

Back in the days when technology was a good guy, and cereal boxes came with real toys, kids got diving submarines that they charged with baking powder and played with in the bath tub. Now kids can have the same fun again. We have found a (gray!) submarine, about 4-1/2" long, that can dive and surface up to a dozen times with a single charge of the baking powder that you get to supply. Comes with instructions and made in the USA.

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$4.95 EACH

How Are Geodes Formed?

By “the filling of vesicles in volcanic and sub-volcanic rocks by minerals deposited from hydrothermal fluids.” Also by buying this kit, which is easier and faster by thousands of years. Make your own crystal-filled rocks. Kit includes a geode mold, bag of plaster, (2) bags of alum powder, UV fluorescent dye, glow in the dark paint, stir stick and brush, and a plastic beaker. Bonuses include a poster and black-light keychain, so you can check your work.

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GEODE CRYSTAL KIT

How Are Geodes Formed?

By “the filling of vesicles in volcanic and sub-volcanic rocks by minerals deposited from hydrothermal fluids.” Also by buying this kit, which is easier and faster by thousands of years. Make your own crystal-filled rocks. Kit includes a geode mold, bag of plaster, (2) bags of alum powder, UV fluorescent dye, glow in the dark paint, stir stick and brush, and a plastic beaker. Bonuses include a poster and black-light keychain, so you can check your work.

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$9.50 EACH

A Meteorite Is Heading Your Way!

Don't panic. A meteorite is speeding toward you, but it will only hit your mailbox. These small hunks of genuine meteorites are approx 4,200 years old, and have been harvested from Chandon, Argentina. (We never miss the meteorite harvest in Chandon.) You have two choices. The large-ish ones weigh between 20-33 grams and measure approx 1-1/4" x 3/4" x 1/2", which is very dense. (Get a pair and make cuff-links for your favorite meteorologist!) The smaller ones weigh approx 3-4 grams per box, and you may get multiple pieces. In either case, carry one in your pocket and you'll never be hit by a large meteorite. (And if you are, we'll give you double your money back.)

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GENUINE ARGENTINIAN METEORITE

A Meteorite Is Heading Your Way!

Don't panic. A meteorite is speeding toward you, but it will only hit your mailbox. These small hunks of genuine meteorites are approx 4,200 years old, and have been harvested from Chandon, Argentina. (We never miss the meteorite harvest in Chandon.) You have two choices. The large-ish ones weigh between 20-33 grams and measure approx 1-1/4" x 3/4" x 1/2", which is very dense. (Get a pair and make cuff-links for your favorite meteorologist!) The smaller ones weigh approx 3-4 grams per box, and you may get multiple pieces. In either case, carry one in your pocket and you'll never be hit by a large meteorite. (And if you are, we'll give you double your money back.)

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Atom Heart

We don’t altogether understand the name, but we like this beginners’ electronics kit. Has (4) pairs of blue LEDs and a Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC) to cycle through various patterns on a 2-3/8” octagonal PC board with decorative wire coils to give it a steampunkish look. Lights change pattern in a circle, like a certain superhero arc reactor. You add (2) CR2025 batteries. Should take under an hour to wire up, and has immediate results.

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BEGINNERS’ ELECTRONICS KIT

Atom Heart

We don’t altogether understand the name, but we like this beginners’ electronics kit. Has (4) pairs of blue LEDs and a Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC) to cycle through various patterns on a 2-3/8” octagonal PC board with decorative wire coils to give it a steampunkish look. Lights change pattern in a circle, like a certain superhero arc reactor. You add (2) CR2025 batteries. Should take under an hour to wire up, and has immediate results.

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$14.95 EACH

Lumbercar

From your local mega hardware store, this wooden kit was made to give the kiddies something to build. Like an oversized Pinewood Derby kit, but with the power of a pull-back motor on the rear wheels. Has (3) pre-drilled wooden pieces, (2) sets of wheels on axles, a sticker sheet, instructions and an iron-on patch. Car will be 6" x 2-7/8" x just shy of 2” when done. Ages 5+.


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DIY WOODEN CAR KIT WITH PULL-BACK MOTOR

Lumbercar

From your local mega hardware store, this wooden kit was made to give the kiddies something to build. Like an oversized Pinewood Derby kit, but with the power of a pull-back motor on the rear wheels. Has (3) pre-drilled wooden pieces, (2) sets of wheels on axles, a sticker sheet, instructions and an iron-on patch. Car will be 6" x 2-7/8" x just shy of 2” when done. Ages 5+.


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$2.90 EACH

Long Arm Of The Law Physics

Home robotics, bubeleh. Build a working hydraulic arm with this excellent 66-piece kit from Pathfinders' Simple Machine series. Structure is die-cut plywood and the kit includes tubing, (3) syringes and glue. You'll need a ruler and scissors. The finished arm will be approx 13-1/2" tall and will reach out over 16" and rotate 90° on an 8-5/8' x 6-7/8" base. Comes with a 12-page manual and uses water. Beautiful, too. For ages 8+.

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PATHFINDERS HYDRAULIC ROBOTIC ARM KIT

Long Arm Of The Law Physics

Home robotics, bubeleh. Build a working hydraulic arm with this excellent 66-piece kit from Pathfinders' Simple Machine series. Structure is die-cut plywood and the kit includes tubing, (3) syringes and glue. You'll need a ruler and scissors. The finished arm will be approx 13-1/2" tall and will reach out over 16" and rotate 90° on an 8-5/8' x 6-7/8" base. Comes with a 12-page manual and uses water. Beautiful, too. For ages 8+.

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$16.50 EACH

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