For kids, discovery and play go hand in hand! Your Mighty Girl will love how these science toys help her learn more about her world. To view our full selection of science, engineering, and math toys, visit our STEM Toy collection.
This set of 20 solid wood building blocks features the elements of the periodic table painted in non-toxic, child-safe inks. And even though they're building blocks, don't think they're just for babies! Chemistry geeks will love these colorful blocks as much at 36 years as 36 months!
Real science tools are perfectly sized for little hands in this Learning Resources Primary Science Set. The colorful, durable set Includes a beaker, a magnifying glass, a funnel, an eyedropper, a flask, tweezers, goggles, a large 6” test tube and stand, and 2 small test tubes and stand. An activity guide includes lots of experiments that will keep your little scientist busy for hours!
Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit makes learning about electricity and alternate energy fun! This kit contains over 40 parts which allows budding engineers to build over 125 projects. The kit includes an instruction manual that provides step-by-step instructions for all the cool stuff you can do. Youngsters will have endless hours of fun while learning about circuits, electricity, geothermal power and lots more!
Experiment with crystallization with this great kit from Thames and Kosmos! You'll experiment with four different crystals, each with different properties and shapes, as you conduct fifteen experiments. Grow crystals on plaster shapes, use dyes to form colored crystals, and much more. This tremendously popular kit is sure to provide hours of science fun!
Make your own light show that connects to your personal music collection with this great kit from Snap Circuits! LEDs, strobe lights, fiber optics, and glow-in-the-dark fans can all be connected with your MP3 player in a variety of layouts. Work with this set alone, or combine it with other Snap Circuits sets to learn more about electrical engineering!
Now kids as young as 3 can use their very own microscope! This simple, sturdy microscope from Educational Insights has two extra-large eyepieces and a chunky, kid-sized adjustment knob, so it's easy for little hands to use. You can magnify up to 8X with this scope, and also use the push-button LED light to illuminate new details in your discoveries!
Kids who love Minecraft will love this kit that teaches them how to build their very own real computer! This kit includes a wooden computer case and a Raspberry Pi 3 computer, plus gadgets like buttons, switches, LED lights, motion sensors, and more. Plus, the included Minecraft Pi adventure will get kids building and programming more electronic modules. It's a great way to get kids crafting with technology in real life rather than on a screen.
Learn the basics of coding by teaching this robotic mouse to make its way through a maze and snag the cheese! Kids can build one of the mazes on the included activity cards or come up with their own maze design, then use the coding cards to set a path for their mouse to follow. You can even buy a second mouse (sold separately) and turn it into a race! It's a fun way to turn coding basics into a puzzle game.
Explore the amazing, microscopic world of nanotechnology with this science kit! Through a series of experiments, kids learn about size, scale, and order of magnitude, then learn how laser light, electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy can make tiny machines -- some only a few atoms across -- visible. With 41 different experiments to conduct, you can learn all about this giant tiny world in your own home!
Turn ordinary stones into beautiful polished gems! This high quality rock tumbler features a rubber barrel that's quieter than many other tumblers, so nothing has to interrupt your polishing. An automatic shutoff timer let you get just the right finish for beautiful results. Plus, it's sturdy enough to last for years! Get started with the 0.5 lb of mixed rough gemstones included in the set, then go rockhounding and polish your own finds.
Anyone can learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using the simple coding in this unique and beautiful board game! Roll the dice, then use mathematical operations to make your way towards the center of the board. Pick up prime cards to bump your opponents back to the start. The first person to get both pawns to space 101 wins! This game for 2 to 4 players is great for both the classroom and the family game room.
Science and art can go hand in hand, like they do in this set from Faber and Castell. Paint the growing dish and the toadstool accessories, then plant the seeds and beans and watch what happens as they germinate! Fun accessories, like the fairy and her house, purple gravel, and small gems make this a fun project to put together, and inquisitive little botanists will enjoy watching their fairy garden grow.
This tiny robot lets you explore big ideas! The Ozobot Bit is only 1 inch tall, but you'll be amazed at what you can do with its simple, color-based programming language. The scaleable program lets kids start out drawing a "program" path for their Ozobot, then move on to using the OzoBlockly web-based visual editor, starting with an icon-based system and moving on to loops, logic, and equation blocks. With plenty of additional free material to explore online, this robot will provide hours of science- and art-based play.
Kids love the Snap Circuits modular electronics kits, and this set is the one to top them all! Over 80 pieces allow you to build an amazing 750 different projects -- and that's just the ones in the guide. Once kids have learned the principles, they can start creating their own circuits with ease, since the snap-together components require no soldering. Any budding electrician or electrical engineer will get hours of fun and experimentation out of this amazing kit.
Turn the whole world into a keyboard! What's MaKey MaKey? Make + Key = MaKey MaKey. MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Use your wildest imagination and turn everyday objects into touch pads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple invention kit for beginners or experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.
Whet the appetites of budding young scientists of all ages with more than 70 unique, fun, hands-on science activities! This kit guarantees hours and hours of science fun as kids explore the three areas of science (Physical, Earth and Life) as well as activities in Chemistry, Physics, Magnetism, Weather, Biology, Geology and Flight. For a smaller kit from the same line, check out the Lab-In-A-Bag Test Tube Wonders kit.
Unleash your inner wizard with this magical science kit! Cast color changing spells, make smoke appear from your fingers, create magical potions, and much more! This awesome kit will teach you the science behind your favorite magic tricks. Who knew science was so magical?
Snap Circuits climb the walls with this new 3D kit! With the new Snap Modules, you can set your Snap Boards up vertically, opening up a whole new dimension of electronic exploration. This set includes over 50 parts that let kids try over 150 projects that introduce concepts around electricity and light, but it's also compatible with all other Snap Circuits sets, so the only limit is your imagination.
She'll get to dig up real gemstones with this kit from National Geographic! A large digging block hides fifteen different gemstones from all over the world. Use the archeological tools to unearth them, then examine them with your magnifying glass so you can identify each one. The included learning guide teaches kids how each rock is formed and where in the world they come from. It's the perfect gift for budding geologists and rock hounds!
Perfect for the advanced chemist, the C3000 chemistry set provides a whole lab full of equipment and components to start exploring some of chemistry's core concepts. Dozens of additional tools and over 100 more experiments allow teen chemists to learn about chemical equations, atomic structures, and the periodic table. It's perfect for kids preparing for high school chemistry or for those who are ready to take their chemistry skills to the next level.
This is the perfect drone for kids -- or kids at heart! A simplified remote control that ensures that "turn left" always means "turn to the pilot's left," while one-button controls allow easy take-offs, landing, and 360 degree flips. It's safe to fly both indoors and out, and the rechargeable battery allows for a 10 minute flight time, 30% longer than most drones. For any would-be pilot, this drone will be a fast favorite!
You can rule your room with this fun set from littleBits Electronics! This prototyping kit lets you build touch-activated inventions like a Burglar Buzzer, a Top-Secret Safe, and more, all without soldering or gluing. Components in this set include a potentiometer, a buzzer/speaker, a sound sensor, and more; once you've built the 8 included projects, let your imagination run wild and create your own gadgets! This set is compatible with all other littleBits kits.
Raspberry Pi is a clever kit that allows you to build your own computer! Assemble a credit-card sized computer, then use an included 8GB SD card loaded with the New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS) to get it running right away -- then, connect to a monitor and input device and get experimenting with programming! A vibrant online community will give you lots of ideas of what you can do with your very own Raspberry Pi.
Get kids thinking like little scientists with the Primary Science sets from Learning Resources! In this set, kids will learn concepts of weight, volume, and fractions in a practical, hands-on way -- all while making fun at-home science projects! The scale, measuring cups, measuring spoons, and mixing bowl are sturdy enough for repeated use, and recipes for mystery goo, puff paint, slime, and more are included.
With this hands-on kit and tour guide, kids enter the twisted world of the human body. Complete with removable squishy organs as well as representative skeletal, vascular and muscular systems, kids explore the complex inner workings of the human body and literally see how it all works. Who knew anatomy was so much fun?
The DNA molecule is a seemingly simple thing, but look at all that it creates! In this kit from ScienceWiz, you'll explore the amazing possibilities of DNA. Extract real DNA from a fruit, build a double helix, learn about gene analysis, and more with the 8 projects in this kit. Step by step full-color instructions provide an easy guide to conducting all the experiments. Your budding geneticist will love it!
Bring the wonder of the night sky into a youngster's room with this light up moon from Uncle Milton. This realistic moon model hangs on your wall and can be set to any of 12 different lunar phases. Includes an infrared remote so you can control the light from across the room. Moon in My Room lets you experience the awe-inspiring sight of our moon at any time.
From K'Nex comes this great set that demonstrates the structure and processes of DNA and mRNA molecules. 521 K'Nex Rods and Connectors and a 24 page full color building instruction booklet show you how to build 7 DNA and mRNA molecules. This flexible set is perfect for learning and discovery about the building blocks of life.
Designing circuits is as easy as doodling with this pen that lets you draw with conductive ink! This kit comes with everything you need to get started, including the pen, common components like LEDs, capacitors, and transistors, and a workbook with plenty of project ideas. Then, whenever you're inspired you can just pick up your pen and draw out some more! It's a fun and unique way to develop an interest in electronics, with a dash of the creative arts thrown in.
Go wild for science with these real science tools with a fun animal theme! 6 pieces, including lion and cub test tubes, a rhino flask, and a hippo funnel, provide plenty of opportunity for mixing, measuring, and experimenting. The included activity guide provides some inspiration -- all with things from your kitchen or your backyard! It's a great way to get the youngest scientists roaring to explore.
Now you can explore the microscopic world wherever you go! The SmartScope works with any tablet or smartphone -- no app required -- to display and take magnified pictures of the fascinating things you find. You can even send your images to a TV screen so multiple people can view them. The set comes with two lenses at different magnification levels, a removable light source, a carrying bag, and more.
Learn the basic concepts of coding with this friendly Code-A-Pillar! Each body segment tells the Code-A-Pillar to take a particular action, like moving, turning, wiggling, and even dancing. The motorized head segment with lights, sounds and blinking eyes brings the Code-A-Pillar to life as she plays. Nine interchangeable segments are included, and additional expansions are sold separately, so this Code-A-Pillar can move and groove (and teach) for years to come.
Picture yourself as a detective or crime scene investigator with this mystery-solving kit! Kids can combine pretend play and science as they learn how to secure a crime scene, collect and analyze evidence, and use what they find to solve mysteries. Solve the mock crime in the 32-page color manual, or use your newfound skills to find evidence in the real world. It's sure to spark your child's imagination and pique an interest in the serious science behind solving crime.
Learn about the planets in our solar system as you build a detailed replica! This set from 4M includes planets with textured details and an easy-to-assemble base that lets the planets really orbit the sun. Kids will enjoy painting the planets to match their real-life colors, then setting them up on the planetarium base to see how they relate to one another. Don't forget to add Saturn's rings!
Learn the rules that make the universe work with this set from leading science kit maker Thames and Kosmos. By building 36 models and conducting experiments on them, kids will learn the laws of mechanical physics and how they apply to our day to day life. The kit starts with simple projects like a fixed pulley and works its way up to more complex machines, like a pendulum clock. Then, use the 300 pieces to explore other applications of the fascinating laws behind our world.
It's amazing the things you can see with a good microscope! My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope's uses are unlimited with dual lights, which give it the flexibility to view both slides and solid items. The kit includes over 50 accessories - prepared and plain slides, stain, lens paper, forceps, and everything else you need to start studying the world. With magnification up to 400X, see what your kids will discover!
Conduct your own archaeological dig with Smithsonian Diggin' Up Dinosaurs! A plastic T-Rex dinosaur skeleton is buried deep within a sand block, waiting to be unearthed. Use the marsh pick and brush to gently dig them out, then assemble them into a dinosaur skeleton. The set also includes safety goggles and instructions. It's perfect for your future paleontologist!
Spark her imagination with this Arduino starter kit! Arduino is an open-source electronics platform that encourages all sorts of experimenting. A variety of components like servos, LEDs, buzzers, resistors, and more allow you to try a series of interactive projects; then, once you've got the hang of it, use the same components to try your own ideas! Flexible hardware and software provide an excellent introduction to electronics and programming, perfect for budding inventors.
Explore the potential of solar energy with this kit from Thames & Kosmos! By building and experimenting with five different models, kids will learn how solar cells work, how light can be converted into electrical power, and how to optimize the energy received. The models increase in complexity as kids work their way through the 48-page manual. Once you've done that, the 138 parts are compatible with other Thames & Kosmos kits for free-range inventing.
This fruity pie teaches early number skills and attributes (colors and fruit shapes). Place the sorting cards into the bottom of the pan to provide visual cues that support student success. The top crust becomes a bowl to conveniently hold counters, and jumbo tweezers reinforce fine motor skills. 7 fruits in 5 different colors mean kids can build something delicious, all while learning great skills!
From Kidzlabs comes the Crystal Mining kit with 8 genuine little crystals (clear quartz, agate, dolomite, amethyst or rose quartz) embedded in a big hunk of plaster. Us the included digging tool and brush to excavate your treasures, then study them with the magnifier and keep it all safe in the storage pouch. Let her search for real buried treasure!
Blow your mind with this fun science kit from Scientific Explorer! Dynamic, colorful experiments highly a variety of scientific phenomena in an exciting, hands-on way. Make a color-changing volcano, "stack" colors in a test tube to make a sunset, or grow jiggly crystals, among other fascinating projects. Kids as young as 4 can get into science with this kit.
This little drone is the perfect choice for beginning flyers! At 4 by 4 inches, this mini drone is easy to fly indoors and out, but it can still roll 360 degrees and do other amazing stunts. Its Compass Mode allows it to orient itself to the direction of the controller, making it easier for novice pilots to steer -- and a one-button return function ensure it'll always get back home. It even comes with colored LED lights for night flying!
Get into the world of bacteria, fungi, and viruses with this set from Nancy B.'s Science Club! Kids will culture harmless microbes in the included petri dishes, then use the colony counting grid to check their populations. Kids can examine questions like what temperature makes microbes go faster and even test the "5-second rule"! An included journal provides experiment ideas, plus a place to record all her findings.
Explore physics and electricity with Snap Circuits! The Motion kit is focused on physics and things that "move" like pulleys, fans and motion detectors. Projects in this set include motion detector, a lighted fan, and a robotic crawler. Since the modular parts snap together and apart easily -- no glue or solder required -- kids can easily reassemble and re-engineer their projects if things don't work as planned. It's the perfect set for any budding electrician or electrical engineer!
What could be more exciting than launching your very own rocket? Launching two! This set includes kits to build and launch two different rocket designs: the taller, heavier Amazon can soar to heights of 600 feet, while the smaller Crossfire can reach an astounding 1,150. Each is equipped with a parachute to get them safely back to Earth, so that you can launch them again and again. It's the perfect gift for a budding rocketeer!
Who knew the stomp of a foot could propel a rocket? Kids have loved the air (and foot) powered Stomp Rocket for years; now the Stomp Rocket Jr. lets preschoolers play, too! Set up a simple launch pad and line up one of the included 9" rockets. Its smaller size doesn't mean any less power -- these rockets can go as high as 100 feet!
The most backed board game in Kickstarter history is now available to all with this edition from ThinkFun! In Robot Turtles, kids learn basic coding concepts as they direct their adult "computer" to move a turtle through a maze. It's inspired by the Logo programming language, and includes concepts like debugging and functions. Plus, increasingly challenging obstacles ensure that a wide age range can learn -- and have fun! -- with this clever game.
Stargaze on your socks with these colorful, unique knee socks from Sock It To Me! These comfortable and stretchy knee socks are a favorite with our community, both for their fit and for their interesting patterns. This pair shows off a love of the night sky with a midnight blue background and real constellations. Future astronomers and astronauts, or anyone who loves the stars, will love these socks!
Jump on the Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle for a hands-on introduction to the principles of chemistry! This bus-shaped science kit includes instructions for 51 experiments, from plating copper to making slime to measuring pH. Aside from common household items, all the supplies necessary are includes, as well as a pair of goggles -- safety first! Plus, it includes a data notebook so your little scientist can record the results of their experiments and what she wants to find out more about.
The Your Body Layer Puzzle is a 5-layer puzzle that teaches children about their own body. 29 Pieces help to complete layers representing the nervous system, the digestive system, the muscular system, the skin and the clothed body. Not only does this improve fine motor control, but it helps your Mighty Girl understand just how her body works!
Is there anything more amazing than cracking a seemingly ordinary rock and finding a geode? 12 geodes in this pack are carefully selected by Gem Center USA, with a guarantee that 90% of them will have a proper hollow geode inside. Ranging from marble to golf ball size, your could discover smoky quartz, clear quartz, or even amethyst inside! Instructions for breaking the geodes are included.
Learn about dinosaurs and fossils while enjoying sandbox play with this fun kit! In addition to two pounds of polymer sand that "flows" in your hand, this kit includes six dinosaur models, six molds, a sand tray, and a real piece of fossilized dinosaur poop. An included full-color instructional booklet teaches kids plenty of fascinating paleontology facts. Plus, the sand is easy to clean up so kids can play any time!
Who knew composting could be so fascinating? With Educational Insight's windowed compartments, kids can watch the composting process and learn how different materials degrade -- or don't. Included thermometers show the temperature changes during the process, and an included teacher's guide provides plenty of food for thought as kids learn more about green living. For a similar kit for older kids, check out Nancy B.'s Garbage to Gardens Compost Kit and Decomposition Book.
She can learn all about hydroponics with this inspiring set from Nancy B.'s Science Club! Sprout seeds, then put them in the seed baskets and suspend them over flasks of water; without any soil, the plants will start to grow! All the necessary bits and pieces are included in this kit, as well as a journal that provides experiment ideas, interesting facts, and writing prompts. It's perfect for your budding gardener or biologist!
See the microscopic world anywhere, any time with this portable handheld digital microscope! Quickly change your magnification range from 10X to 50X, or use the 220X setting for extreme detail. The included software, compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS, allows you to save, annotate, caption, and compare your pictures. It comes with a desktop holder to keep it safe and sound -- and ready for your next examination. For a similar microscope suitable for younger kids, check out the Zoomy handheld microscope for age 4 and up.
Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology we've ever developed, the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set allows you to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Follow the building instructions to create TRACK3R, R3PTAR, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM and GRIPP3R, or make your own creation, and bring them to life with an easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface. What will you create?
Let this amazing floor puzzle from Melissa and Doug show kids their place in the universe! This 48 piece puzzle has a finished size of 2 by 3 feet, and the image includes the planets and their moons, the asteroid belt, and more. Jumbo pieces are sturdy and easy to assembly, and the easy-clean wipe down surface ensure this puzzle will look like new.
Experiment with magnetic fun with this science kit from Learning Resources. This kit has over 200 pieces to help kids learn the properties of magnets, including magnetic chips, bar magnets, disc magnets, and horseshoe magnets. By following the activities in the guide, kids will take the mystery out of magnetism and learn about the many ways magnets can be put to work.
Inchimals is a set of 12 beautifully crafted, thoughtfully designed wooden blocks which measure from 1" in height (the tiny ladybug) to the 12 " tall towering giraffe. Children learn math and have fun at the same time by combining the Inchimal blocks with the 100 write-on and wipe-off math puzzles. Kids explore counting, number value and recognition, scale, fine motor skills, language, and imagination.
Create your very own robot in a snap with Sparki! This affordable and easy-to-use Arduino robot is a great way to introduce kids to electronics, programming, and robotics. With simple steps, you can teach Sparki to avoid edges, solve a maze, draw shapes, and more. Once you've got a hang of the basics, a vibrant online community can give you plenty of ideas of what else to try!
Kids learn all the major bones as they assemble this unique, soft foam puzzle. Great for playtime, this large 15-piece puzzle is 4' tall when assembled, making it life-size for kids. Once assembly is complete, have children lie on top of it so they can see where the major bones are in their own bodies. Each puzzle piece is labeled on reverse side. Your little anatomist will love it!
For a budding electrician or engineer -- or just someone who wants to understand the exciting world of electronics in a new way -- Elenco's Learn to Solder Kit is a must! The included instruction manual teaches you soldering techniques while also teaching you about all the components in the kit. Included are solder, a soldering iron, wire cutters and various electronic parts to practice on including a circuit board.
Foster a love of insects from the moment she can pick up a block! Uncle Goose's beautiful, solid-wood Bug Blocks features all 26 letters of the alphabet, plus a wide variety of insect images. A close-up of each insect is featured on the other side of the block. Kids will love the bright colors, while parents will love the sustainable wood and the eco-friendly dyes and paints used in the finishes. It's perfect for any little bug lover!
You can make these Magic Pennies stack, build, and soar in all sorts of astounding ways -- thanks to the power of magnetism! This best-selling toy has been updated in recent years to provide even more activities for kids to explore. As they build, kids can learn about shapes, orientation, planes, symmetry, and more -- plus, of course, magnetism. 32 pennies, 2 magnet blocks, and a little imagination can create some amazing things!
Who knew the wind could provide so much energy? In this kit from Thames and Kosmos, kids can learn how wind power is generated -- by building their own little turbine to charge six different models, including a glider, race car, and tricycle. Try different wind turbine blades and gearbox ratios to see which provides the most efficient energy. It's a great way to bring alternative energy sources into your science play!