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Mouse Trap Meets Leonardo

Meet the STEM-friendly hydraulic gearbot. The completed, syringe-driven device will stand a foot tall and involve a completely unnecessary but fascinating series of gears and levers to hurl a projectile from the basket on the top arm. In dye-cut plywood, it takes an hour or two for an 8+ year-old. Includes all parts. All you add is patience and water.

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STEM HYDRAULIC GEARBOT CATAPULT KIT

Mouse Trap Meets Leonardo

Meet the STEM-friendly hydraulic gearbot. The completed, syringe-driven device will stand a foot tall and involve a completely unnecessary but fascinating series of gears and levers to hurl a projectile from the basket on the top arm. In dye-cut plywood, it takes an hour or two for an 8+ year-old. Includes all parts. All you add is patience and water.

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$19.95 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

Make Your Own Weather

Budding meteorologists will love this Weather Science kit from Green Science. Includes experiments with lightning, static electricity, cloud-making, greenhouse effect, water cycles and acid rain. Comes with thermometers and holders, a balloon, seed tray, pH paper, and sundry plastic instruments. You add a few common household items.

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WEATHER SCIENCE KIT

Make Your Own Weather

Budding meteorologists will love this Weather Science kit from Green Science. Includes experiments with lightning, static electricity, cloud-making, greenhouse effect, water cycles and acid rain. Comes with thermometers and holders, a balloon, seed tray, pH paper, and sundry plastic instruments. You add a few common household items.

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$13.95 EACH

Fun In The Sun

Just what can solar power…power? Find out with RobotiKits 6 In 1 Educational Solar Kit that comes with one solar module and one gear box, and 21 snap-together plastic parts. No tools required. Build 6 different 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 age 10 and up.

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6 IN 1 SOLAR ROBOTIKITS

Fun In The Sun

Just what can solar power…power? Find out with RobotiKits 6 In 1 Educational Solar Kit that comes with one solar module and one gear box, and 21 snap-together plastic parts. No tools required. Build 6 different 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 age 10 and up.

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$22.95 EACH

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.

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TABLE-TOP CRAB

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.

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Science Is So Cool

And this Cool Science experiment kit is at least cool and a half. Has (8) experiments in its 24-page booklet, including (3) with polymer crystals, (3) using friction and (5) dealing with density and pressure. Comes with a bag of multicolored polymer beads, (3) balloons, (4) hunks of modeling clay, a straw, a pipet, a glass test tube and stopper, 3-way tubing connector, (20) rubber bands, a marble and a small hex-nut. You add some common household items. Ages 8+.

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KIDS COOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT KIT

Science Is So Cool

And this Cool Science experiment kit is at least cool and a half. Has (8) experiments in its 24-page booklet, including (3) with polymer crystals, (3) using friction and (5) dealing with density and pressure. Comes with a bag of multicolored polymer beads, (3) balloons, (4) hunks of modeling clay, a straw, a pipet, a glass test tube and stopper, 3-way tubing connector, (20) rubber bands, a marble and a small hex-nut. You add some common household items. Ages 8+.

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$13.50 EACH

This Is For The Birds

We woodn't kid you; we always like wooden kits best. More organic. These are all pre-cut, unfinished pine and include nails. You add wood glue, simple hand tools and paint. This little birdhouse, which will be approx 6" long x 3-1/4" square will keep your small feather friends happy and protected from the elements. Great as a craft project by itself, or a handy science teaching aid for youngsters or young adults that are ready to be kicked out of your nest.

 

 

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BIRDHOUSE KIT

This Is For The Birds

We woodn't kid you; we always like wooden kits best. More organic. These are all pre-cut, unfinished pine and include nails. You add wood glue, simple hand tools and paint. This little birdhouse, which will be approx 6" long x 3-1/4" square will keep your small feather friends happy and protected from the elements. Great as a craft project by itself, or a handy science teaching aid for youngsters or young adults that are ready to be kicked out of your nest.

 

 

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$3.25 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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The Electric Kaleidoscope

Yes, good band name, but also a nifty little color-mixing optical toy from KidzLabs™. Base measures 4-1/2" dia x 1" with red, green and blue LEDs. You spin the 3-1/4" dia disc with holes to choose any or all of the LEDs. Also has a plastic disc on a screw to hold any of (4) pattern inserts. The light shines up through a white plastic top. You add (2) “AAA” batteries. For ages 8+.

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KIDZLABZ™ ELECTRIC KALEIDOSCOPE

The Electric Kaleidoscope

Yes, good band name, but also a nifty little color-mixing optical toy from KidzLabs™. Base measures 4-1/2" dia x 1" with red, green and blue LEDs. You spin the 3-1/4" dia disc with holes to choose any or all of the LEDs. Also has a plastic disc on a screw to hold any of (4) pattern inserts. The light shines up through a white plastic top. You add (2) “AAA” batteries. For ages 8+.

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$16.95 EACH

Let There Be Light

See what you're saying? This basic sound-to-light kit from Velleman® has (4) red, high-intensity LEDs that react simultaneously to every sound in a square rather than the traditional bar graph. Use it for plain old fun--like "watching music"--or something more practical, like aiding the hearing impaired by making the lights indicate when the telephone or doorbell is ringing. Adjustable sensitivity for sound versus light, and comes with a built-in microphone. You add a 9V battery and a case if you want one. Requires minimal soldering skills.

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VELLEMAN® SOUND TO LIGHT KIT

Let There Be Light

See what you're saying? This basic sound-to-light kit from Velleman® has (4) red, high-intensity LEDs that react simultaneously to every sound in a square rather than the traditional bar graph. Use it for plain old fun--like "watching music"--or something more practical, like aiding the hearing impaired by making the lights indicate when the telephone or doorbell is ringing. Adjustable sensitivity for sound versus light, and comes with a built-in microphone. You add a 9V battery and a case if you want one. Requires minimal soldering skills.

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$7.75 EACH

Shut Your Mouth

You don’t even have to open this mouth to see what’s going on inside. Our anatomically accurate Lindberg plastic 3-D model of the human oral and nasal parts and cavities shows (21) parts in cross-section, including nerves, glands, arteries, tongue and much more. You build it and add glue and paints. Will be 11” tall on its included stand when finished. For ages 10+. Made in the USA, so it’s an American mouth.

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LINDBERG ORAL-NASAL MODEL

Shut Your Mouth

You don’t even have to open this mouth to see what’s going on inside. Our anatomically accurate Lindberg plastic 3-D model of the human oral and nasal parts and cavities shows (21) parts in cross-section, including nerves, glands, arteries, tongue and much more. You build it and add glue and paints. Will be 11” tall on its included stand when finished. For ages 10+. Made in the USA, so it’s an American mouth.

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$8.50 EACH

Bitty Books Boxed Set

Call it the My First Trilogy kit. Our each is a boxed set of (3) 24-page, 3” x 4” blank books with blank hard covers. Includes (9) assorted markers and (6) sheets with a passel of ready-to-color stickers. You add one creative kid and a rainy afternoon. For ages 4+, from Faber-Castell’s Creativity® for Kids series.

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CREATIVITY® FOR KIDS BLANK BOOKS

Bitty Books Boxed Set

Call it the My First Trilogy kit. Our each is a boxed set of (3) 24-page, 3” x 4” blank books with blank hard covers. Includes (9) assorted markers and (6) sheets with a passel of ready-to-color stickers. You add one creative kid and a rainy afternoon. For ages 4+, from Faber-Castell’s Creativity® for Kids series.

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$12.95 EACH

Hydraulics Made Easy

Cleverly made, and mighty heuristic, too. For someone entranced by hydraulics, or for a whole classroom of students, there's the Pathfinders 4-In-1 teaching kit, with 4 different hydraulic-system kits that use unfinished wood, transparent tubing, and plastic syringes, which power the movement. The mini models include an excavator, scissors lift, cherry picker, and platform lifter. Bases are approx 4" x 7" and finished heights vary, thanks to those syringes! Very clever teaching tools for ages 8 and up.

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HYDRAULICS 4-IN-1 SET

Hydraulics Made Easy

Cleverly made, and mighty heuristic, too. For someone entranced by hydraulics, or for a whole classroom of students, there's the Pathfinders 4-In-1 teaching kit, with 4 different hydraulic-system kits that use unfinished wood, transparent tubing, and plastic syringes, which power the movement. The mini models include an excavator, scissors lift, cherry picker, and platform lifter. Bases are approx 4" x 7" and finished heights vary, thanks to those syringes! Very clever teaching tools for ages 8 and up.

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$34.95 EACH

The Pet Of Tomorrow

Our robotic kingii dragon (Chlamydosaurus kingii, or frilled-neck lizard) is better than a puppy because you don't have clean up after it and it won't chew the furniture. This kit has (2) motors and digital control via IR sensors to activate LED eyes, motorized mouth and pop-out frill, plus "escape" and "approach me" modes, which retreat and make nice, respectively. You'll need (4) "AAA" batteries and some patience, as this kit is delightfully challenging. Finished dragon will be 13-1/2" long x 8-1/4" x 5". For ages 10+. Check out our short video on Youtube!

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DRAGON ROBOT KIT

The Pet Of Tomorrow

Our robotic kingii dragon (Chlamydosaurus kingii, or frilled-neck lizard) is better than a puppy because you don't have clean up after it and it won't chew the furniture. This kit has (2) motors and digital control via IR sensors to activate LED eyes, motorized mouth and pop-out frill, plus "escape" and "approach me" modes, which retreat and make nice, respectively. You'll need (4) "AAA" batteries and some patience, as this kit is delightfully challenging. Finished dragon will be 13-1/2" long x 8-1/4" x 5". For ages 10+. Check out our short video on Youtube!

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$38.25 EACH
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No Motor, No Problem

Compressed air fun, and you do the compression. For ages 10+, this air power kit has all the parts to make a piston-powered car with a hand-pump-filled thick-walled bottle/tank, pressure meter, safety valve, gears, tubing and treaded wheels. Assembled car will be 9" long and is reputed to run 164 feet in 35 seconds. 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 kit has all the parts to make a piston-powered car with a hand-pump-filled thick-walled bottle/tank, pressure meter, safety valve, gears, tubing and treaded wheels. Assembled car will be 9" long and is reputed to run 164 feet in 35 seconds. You'll need a few common hand tools.

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$29.50 EACH

Just What Choo Need…

if you want to sound like a steam engine, and who among us doesn't? This Velleman® steam-engine sound generator kit comes with circuit board, components, battery connectors, speaker and instruction sheet. You add solder, a soldering iron and a 9V battery. Volume and (implied) speed are adjustable and there's a horn button, so it'll go both choo-choo and whoo-whoo. Great for train hobbyists or people bored with their doorbell.

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CHOO CHOO KIT

Just What Choo Need…

if you want to sound like a steam engine, and who among us doesn't? This Velleman® steam-engine sound generator kit comes with circuit board, components, battery connectors, speaker and instruction sheet. You add solder, a soldering iron and a 9V battery. Volume and (implied) speed are adjustable and there's a horn button, so it'll go both choo-choo and whoo-whoo. Great for train hobbyists or people bored with their doorbell.

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$16.50 EACH

Design-Build-Fly Airplane Kit

Design your own planes, then fly 'em. This kit has (35) parts including balsa wings and bodies, plastic struts and landing gears, rubber-band drives and (3) props. Comes with instructions for (4) planes, including an X-wing and tri-plane, but it's made for you to experiment with your own designs. Also made to build, disassemble and rebuild different models. For ages 8+.

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AIRPLANE DESIGN STUDIO BUILD-FLY KIT

Design-Build-Fly Airplane Kit

Design your own planes, then fly 'em. This kit has (35) parts including balsa wings and bodies, plastic struts and landing gears, rubber-band drives and (3) props. Comes with instructions for (4) planes, including an X-wing and tri-plane, but it's made for you to experiment with your own designs. Also made to build, disassemble and rebuild different models. For ages 8+.

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$26.50 EACH

Make Tracks

From Tamiya, one of our favorite construction kit companies, comes this plastic wheel and treaded track kit. Includes (2) 7-3/4" tracks, (4) 2-11/16" tracks and (4) 2-1/8" tracks, all 5/8" wide, along with a pair of 1-1/4" dia drive sprockets, (2) 7/8" dia drive sprockets, (2) 1-1/4" idler wheels, (6) 7/8" dia road wheels, (10) 7/16" dia road wheels, a dozen wheel caps plus round and hex shafts and screws. You add a screwdriver, side-cutters, a hobby knife and whatever you want to build to put on top-tank, personnel carrier, 'dozer, robo-duck, you decide. (Maybe our #93998, the Tamiya Dual Gearbox/Motor Kit!)

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TAMIYA TRACK & WHEEL KIT

Make Tracks

From Tamiya, one of our favorite construction kit companies, comes this plastic wheel and treaded track kit. Includes (2) 7-3/4" tracks, (4) 2-11/16" tracks and (4) 2-1/8" tracks, all 5/8" wide, along with a pair of 1-1/4" dia drive sprockets, (2) 7/8" dia drive sprockets, (2) 1-1/4" idler wheels, (6) 7/8" dia road wheels, (10) 7/16" dia road wheels, a dozen wheel caps plus round and hex shafts and screws. You add a screwdriver, side-cutters, a hobby knife and whatever you want to build to put on top-tank, personnel carrier, 'dozer, robo-duck, you decide. (Maybe our #93998, the Tamiya Dual Gearbox/Motor Kit!)

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$12.50 EACH

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