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!
Get ready for a checkup — as either the doctor or the patient — with this play set from Fisher-Price! If you're the doctor, grab your fabric doctor bag, which is full of doctor's tools with smooth wood accents. Or, take on the role of the patient with the fabric apron that reveals the inside of the body — including a few fun surprises like attachable cold viruses! It's a clever way to foster pretend play and teach a little anatomy along the way.
Celebrate the beauty and diversity of birds from around the world with this game from Laurence King Publishing! 64 bird species make their appearances on these bingo cards; mark them off as you see them appear so you can win. An included leaflet also provides some information — including a few interesting facts — about each bird species. If she's more a fan of insects than birds, check out Bug Bingo!
Explore some slimy alien science with this Beaker Creatures Alien Experiment Lab from Learning Resources! Beaker Creatures are funny and friendly alien creatures that come in reactor pods that you open using scientific principles. Then, use the included science tools to conduct experiments from the lab book! From molding your own reactor pod to making slime, you'll have hours of fun with this set. You can also check out the Beaker Creatures Bubbling Volcano Lab, which doubles as a volcano science set!
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.
Learn about crystal formation — and get a start on a rock collection — with the Mega Crystal Growing Lab from National Geographic! This deluxe kit includes everything you need to grow crystals in eight colors, plus a night light display base to show off your five favorites. Four silicone growing chambers make it easy to make and remove the crystals you grow! Plus, five real crystal specimens are included: quartz, rose quartz, fluorite, calcite, and amethyst. It's a hands-on way to learn the chemistry behind geology.
Budding rock hounds and geologists will love this set of geology tools from Cornucopia Brands! Everything a hobbyist or beginner needs to get started in included: a classic rock pick hammer, with one pointed end and one square head; three sizes of chisels, 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch; and a handy musette bag with enough room for your tools and any specimens you decide are too good to leave behind. These are real tools, not toys, so they'll hold up to your Mighty Girl's prospecting adventures.
Kids love color, so bring a little chemistry into the mix with this Color Chemistry Lab Set from Crayola! An easy to read instruction booklet provides ideas for more than 50 colorful science experiments, plus the supplies to do 16 of them right out of the box — including the ever-popular exploding volcano! Then, color petals, make sticky slime, and create bouncing colored bubbles. It's the perfect way to add a little artistic flair to your STEM learning!
Build a tribute to some of the ground-breaking women who took American into space with this much-anticipated set from LEGO Ideas! This fan-designed set features astronomer Nancy Grace Roman; computer scientist Margaret Hamilton; astronaut and physicist Sally Ride; and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison, each as part of a vignette depicting their role with NASA. It's a wonderful way to inspire the women in STEM of future generations!
Sometimes science is slippery, squishy, and gooey! With this kit from National Geographic, you can explore eight cool types of slime and putty, and learn what makes them stretch, drip, and ooze. From fluffy slime to magnetic putty to a DIY slime you mix up yourself, you'll get to play with all sorts of goopy, gross fun. A 16-page Learning Guide includes interesting facts about why slime and putty act the way they do, and provides suggestions for all sorts of slimy experiments to try at home.
Build a world with this unique strategy game from Blue Orange! In Planet, you build a "globe" using your 12-sided, 3D planet core and a set of magnetic continent tiles. Select landscape tiles representing oceans, deserts, mountains, or frozen terrain. If you place them together carefully, you'll create ecosystems that fulfill habitat objectives and encourage animals to populate your world! This strategy game for 2 to 4 players will get kids thinking about the remarkable planet we call home.
What animal leaves which track? With this game from The Young Scientists Club, you'll become a track-matching master! 80 high quality cards featuring animals and their tracks have to get matched up to win one of three games: Concentration, Bingo, and Guess the Tracks. With vivid photography and both common and scientific animal names, it's the perfect gift for budding biologists!
Elements are the building blocks of the universe — and now they can be the building blocks of your toy box with this fun set from Uncle Goose! 20 solid wood building blocks, made in the US from sustainable Michigan basswood, feature 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!
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!
Who needs video games when you can uncover real life crystals and gems! The Kidzlabs Crystal Mining kit has everything she needs to excavate and study some real stones. Eight genuine little crystals (clear quartz, agate, dolomite, amethyst, or rose quartz) embedded in a big hunk of plaster; use 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!
With this kit from Smart Lab you can explore the intriguing, amazing, and squishy human body! Inside the 12" clear plastic human body model, kids will find 9 squishy organs and 12 plastic bones and muscles. Use the forceps and tweezers to lay out the organs on the Organ-izer mat, or read the 24-page illustrated anatomy book by research physician and science teacher Lucille Kayes to learn what happens to a piece of pizza as it makes its way through your digestive tract. It will give kids a unique new perspective on the human body.
Kids can explore the tiny world all around us — guided by Bindi Irwin — with this talking microscope from GeoSafari! Insert one of the 20 prepared slides and select Fact Mode or Quiz Mode, and Irwin will teach kids all about the fascinating things they can see through their 5X magnification scope. Because it has two comfortable eyepieces, preschoolers can use it without having to close one eye, making it perfect for the littlest scientists.
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. Plus, these rockets glow in the dark, making nighttime launches extra exciting. Budding rocket scientists will love having their own rocket to launch whenever they please.
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. The extra-large pieces are sturdy and easy to assemble, and the easy-clean wipe down surface ensure this puzzle stays looking like new. It's the perfect choice for budding astronauts and astronomers to bring our solar system into the playroom!
Get into some slimy, fizzy, oozy chemistry with this 57-piece set from Thames & Kosmos! Using this lab station, kids will use non-hazardous chemicals to try a twenty experiments, from making a rainbow in a test tube to creating glowing slime to building an underwater volcano. Along the way, they'll learn the scientific principles behind each of the reactions they produce! With a variety of real scientific equipment including beakers, pipettes, test tubes, and more, this set is sure to inspire any budding chemist.
There's a little scientist in every kid! Ignite their natural curiosity with the Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder lab, the only STEM lab designed for preschoolers. As they test out the 20 different hands-on experiments that this set has to offer, they'll explore math, engineering, and science in a playful way, complete with fun sounds and phrases. Twenty lab accessories are included, and the lab tray is removable for easy clean-up. It's a terrific way to introduce STEM to your playroom!
She can learn about how the body works with this magnetic dress-up doll from Melissa and Doug! Place magnets on the body form to help kids visualize the skeleton, the circulatory system, the organs, and more. Anatomically correct magnets for both boys and girls are included, perfect for mixed groups. It's an excellent choice for the would-be doctor or anatomist on your list!
Take an up close look at the world with this high-quality biological microscope from AmScope! This microscope has full optical glass elements that allow five magnification settings, from 40X to 1000X, and a 360 degree rotatable monocular head that lets you look at your specimen from all directions. LED illumination from below ensures that you easily have enough light to see, too! The scope also comes with a dust cover to protect it when it's not in use. All you need is a set of pre-prepared slides — like this set of National Geographic biology slides — to start exploring!
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.
Unleash your inner wizard with this magical science kit from Scientific Explorer! First, you'll create your own custom magic wand. Then, you'll learn to cast color changing spells, make smoke appear from your fingers, create magical potions, and much more. In addition to the instructions for each of nine cool magic tricks that you can show off to friends and family, this awesome kit will teach you the science behind them. Whether you reveal the secrets is up to you! Who knew science was so magical?
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.
Spark an interest in geology with this fun science game! An 18-specimen rock collection provides the foundation for a game for up to 6 players that helps teach names, appearances, and properties of different minerals. Even the game chips are made of polished stones! It all comes in a carrying case with a handle for easy geology fun on the go. For another fun option, check out Fossil On! which includes 15 fossil specimens.
Prime Climb is a beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game for 2 to 4 players! Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board, picking up Prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go. The first person to get both pawns to space 101 wins! This brilliantly designed game is the perfect way to help solidify math concepts while making learning fun for kids and adults alike.
These sweet treats also teach some sweet science! With the Yumology! Sweets Lab from Learning Resources, kids will use common pantry ingredients to make ice pops, juices, and no-bake treats, while learning the scientific principles that hide in plain sight in our kitchens. Kids will mix colors, learn about changing states from liquid to solid, and more as they follow the seven easy experiments in the guide! Best of all, all the equipment in the set is reusable so kids can make more sweets whenever they please. For two more fun kits from this series, check out the Yuckology Slime Lab and the Splashology Water Lab.
Learn all about the insects of the world with this gorgeously illustrated bingo game from Laurence King Publishing! Sixty-four species of bugs are featured, from the Giant Hawker Dragonfly to the Sacred Scarab to the Honey Bee! Mark them off on your card and get a bingo to win! The leaflet includes basic information and a few fascinating facts about each species featured, and kids will love the illustrated bug tokens and the colorful counters.
The creators of Prime Climb turn their expertise in teaching math to younger learners with Tiny Polka Dot! This box from Math for Love contains components for sixteen different games. They're all easy to learn and playful, but as kids grow, the level of complexity does, too. Kids will start with simple number recognition and counting and move their way up to arithmetic and logic skills. It's a little box with lots of math love inside!
Meet the Coding Critters, adorable pairs of robotic animals that can teach preschoolers coding concepts — screen-free! You can choose Scamper the cat and Squeaker the mouse, Rumble and Bumble the triceratops, or puppies Ranger and Zip. As you follow along with the storybook in this playset from Learning Resources, you'll code a game of hide and seek, teach them to catch a toy, and more. Kids can also create their own coding adventures — or switch their critters to play mode where they act as interactive pets!
The National Geographic Ultimate Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Kit is a fantastic way to start your rock collection! This kit includes over 200 stunning specimens, including geodes (two of which she can break open herself), fossils, minerals, and more, plus a magnifying glass, a clear storage and display case, a storage bag, and a full-color learning guide with information on each specimen in the set. Kids can examine rose quartz, red jasper, tiger’s eye, aventurine, snowflake obsidian, pyrite, desert rose, blue quartz, pumice, hematite, blue calcite, green zebra jasper, fluorite, and more, many of which are available in both polished and rough samples. It's the perfect way to inspire a love of geology!
Turn up the volume on your Kidnoculars with this set of sound-amplifying binoculars that let you both see and hear! Kidnoculars Extreme offer 3x visual magnification and headset-free audio amplification. To make them easy for kids to use, they have a breakaway strap for safety and extra-large eyepieces on the focus-free binoculars. They're sure to encourage kids to explore the world around them in a whole new way!
With the Base Inventor Kit from littleBits, creative kids have everything they need to turn their ideas into inventions! littleBits are modular electronic components that connect with no glue or solder, making them a quick and easy way to prototype. With a range of bits that move, light up, and make noise, kids will try 12 different projects, including a voice-activated robotic gripper arm and a room-protecting Intruder alarm — then, they'll come up with their own inventions! Plus, this set is compatible with all other littleBits sets, so you can build her collection as much as you'd like.
For a more expansive kit, this Deluxe Lab Set has everything to keep budding scientists busy experimenting! This fun kit from Learning Resources' Primary Science line line provides kids with step-by-step instructions on 20 double-sided activity cards. Young scientists can then record their results in the write-and-wipe journal. With 45 pieces in all, including funnels, test tubes, twisty connector tubes, a sensory tube, a ViewScope, and more, there's plenty to spark her scientific curiosity!
Create and adapt your own creature in this game that puts your creation against a dangerous world! Traits like a Hard Shell will protect you from carnivores, while a Long Neck helps you get food others can't reach. With a dynamic ecosystem happening around you, you'll have to adjust your plan without warning, so make sure you're ready! An intriguing game with multiple expansions, Evolution will keep you playing for hours.
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. This 22 piece kit includes a mixing bowl with lid, a scale, six uniquely designed measuring cups, and three self-standing spoons, plus 10 two-sided activity cards with recipes for mystery goo, puff paint, slime, and more. Fun and sturdy, it's the perfect pre-chemistry set for budding young scientists!
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!
This 500-piece puzzle from Mudpuppy is the perfect family project! Parents and kids will enjoy working together to assemble the 20" by 20" puzzle with an exciting outer space theme. Then, turn off the lights to discover a whole different picture that glows in the dark! When you're done, put it back in the storage box until you're ready for more puzzling fun. Parents will appreciate that this puzzle is environmentally conscious, with greyboard that uses 90% recycled paper, packaging that uses 70% recycled paper, and nontoxic inks.
Whet the appetites of budding young scientists of all ages with more than 65 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.
In this game from Blue Orange, the goal is green energy! Cultivate your trees to take best advantage of the sun... without blocking out the littlest seedlings from the much-needed light. As your trees move through their life cycle, you'll earn points when they catch the light — but since the sun shifts in the sky, the tree that was in a clearing a few turns ago could be in darkness now, so you'll have to think ahead. This game from two to four players is a supreme test of logic skills.
Imagine yourself as part of the Mars mission and beyond with this kit from National Geographic! You'll use the precision-cut wooden components to build the chassis for a Moon Buggy and a Mars Rover, then attach solar panels and gears according to the directions in the illustrated booklet. Once they're assembled, they move on their own in direct sunlight! Kids can check out the detailed learning guide to discover interesting facts about the Moon and Mars, as well as the science behind real-life space exploration. This hands-on science kit is perfect for all budding astronauts and space scientists!
With this innovative game from Thames & Kosmos, kids use real-life sensor data to create a world of fantastic creatures! Connect the base station to your device, then use the sensor pods to collect readings about your environment. Inside the app, creatures appear whose attributes are based on the data: a low temperature reading might result in a creature with long hair to keep warm. As kids play, they gain experience measuring light levels, volumes, and temperatures, making physics come alive! Please note: this app requires a device with Android 4.4.2 or later or iOS 8.1 or later.
This kit is a fossil and rock collection and a learning game all in one! Open up the case and discover 15 fossil specimens, including a trilobite, a mosasaur tooth, petrified wood, and more, plus 60 beautiful polished rocks and minerals. Use the identification guide to learn more about your new collection, and then play the paleontology game to strengthen your knowledge. Five levels of play allow everyone from pre-readers to adults to challenge themselves, and everything packs into the case for easy storage or travel.
Turn chemistry into a game with this fascinating game that lets kids tinker with chemicals without setting foot in a lab! Weave together elements to create molecules and cause different reactions. The more you create, the more points you win, but be careful! Some combinations can have unexpected -- and dramatic -- results. Best of all, everything that happens in the game is something that happens in real-life science. Fans of this game can also check out Science Ninjas: Valence Plus, an expanded edition that adds 30 more cards with all-new artwork for even more elements and molecules.
Does she dream of being a detective or crime scene investigator? She'll love this science kit from Scientific Explorer! The instruction booklet includes two mysteries that she'll need to solve using some basic forensic science techniques. As she works through the hunt for clues, she'll learn to match fingerprints, test and identify powders and liquids and even decode secret messages. Everything she needs for the activities is included, so she can start sleuthing right away!
Who knows what animals you'll discover inside these clay pods from MindWare? Inside these 3" clay pods there are a variety of wild animals hidden away. Soak the pod in water and carefully chisel away the clay to discover who's hiding inside! When you're done, check out the excavation guidebook for interesting facts about the animals you've found. Each of the 12 pods in this kit are individually wrapped and come with their own chisel, so this is a perfect option for parties and playdates, too. For two more of these fun kits, check out Dig It Up! Discoveries: Dinosaur Skeleton and Dig It Up! Discoveries: Dragons.
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!
Turn the whole world into a keyboard! Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Use your wildest imagination and turn everyday objects into touch sensitive pads — turning bananas into piano keys, or a drawing on a piece of paper into a joystick! You could even make a keyboard out of alphabet soup. Because the computer treats Makey Makey as a regular input device, you can use it with any program or webpage. It's a simple invention kit for beginners or experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between!
Learn the basic concepts of coding with this friendly Code-A-Pillar from Fisher-Price! Each body segment has a dial you twist to tell the Code-A-Pillar to take a particular action, from turning and going straight to music and silly sound effects. The motorized head segment with lights, sounds and blinking eyes brings the Code-A-Pillar to life as she plays. Fix permanently attached segments are included, so this Code-A-Pillar can move and groove (and teach) for years to come.
With this dual LED microscope from Thames and Kosmos, she'll be amazed what she can see! Precision mechanics, quality optics, and bright lighting make this the perfect option for kids who are ready for their first real microscope. This set includes the microscope itself, which offers up to 400X magnification; a 12-page instruction manual for the scope; a 48-page full-color microscopy book; and a set of over 20 sample collection tools and accessories. Seventy experiments provide plenty of ideas on how kids can find, prepare, and observe natural specimens with their microscope and explore the microscopic world!
Create your own glow-in-the-dark dinosaur habitat with this kit from Creativity for Kids! Everything you need to create a terrarium is included: toy dinosaurs and fossils, glow rocks, dino eggs, and even a "volcano" with a flickering red LED light. Once you've created your terrarium, plant the quick-growing beans and wheatgrass to add a little foliage. There are enough supplies to support two full plant lifecycles in this kit, and kids will love being able to add their own glowing creative touches.
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.
There's a whole alphabet of birds on this 500-piece family puzzle from Mudpuppy! On this 20" by 20" puzzle, you'll see colorful images by Carolyn Gavin representing a wide variety of birds, from the Arctic loon to the zapata wren. Mudpuppy puzzles feature high-quality, flawless fit pieces that come packaged in a sturdy storage box with the artwork on the cover. Plus, parents will love that these puzzles are environmentally conscious, with recycled material in both the greyboard and the packaging and non-toxic inks used throughout. For another bird-themed puzzle from Mudpuppy, check out the Songbirds Puzzle.
Explore the details of the natural world hands-free with this set of magnification glasses from Educational Insights! The Mighty Magnifiers quickly flip from 2X to 8X lenses so that kids can examine their discoveries up close. The soft double eye cup is comfortable to wear, and the adjustable head strap ensures it stays put! It's even got built-in LED lights for night-time investigations. Inquisitive kids are sure to love this set.
Blast off to outer space with Playmobil's Mars space station! The two astronauts (one female and one male) on this mission have everything they need. A central command hub opens into modules that include everything from food supplies to cozy crew quarters. Use the robot and the spacesuits to explore the planet's surface, or use the telescope to study the stars! Two open docking ports allow you to connect other sets, like the capsules from the Mission Rocket set. For a LEGO kit that fosters a love of space, check out the LEGO Lunar Space Station for ages 6 and up.
Your young fossil hound can unearth fifteen real fossils with real archeological tools in this dig kit from National Geographic! Using your chisel and brush, gently excavate your finds, which include intriguing specimens like a mosasaur tooth, coral, coprolite, and more; then check out the 16-page learning guide to identify your find and learn more. It's perfect for budding paleontologists.
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!
See the heavens with this high-quality refractor telescope from Solomark! This entry level telescope and astronomy kit is perfect for the budding star-gazer. This telescope comes with two 1.25" eyepieces, K20mm and K9mm, for 20-power and 44-power views. It also has a finderscope to make it easier to spot a particular object you're looking for, and a smartphone eyepiece adapter so you can take exciting pictures of what you see! It all packs inside a special grab-and-go backpack so it's easy to take stargazing on the go.
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 Rides Again with Fiona Felicity 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.
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, or to move through the progression of the moon's phases. With the infrared remote, you can control the light from across the room, making it a great nightlight or decor item as well as a unique peek at the night sky. Plus, you can check out the included poster that's full of fun facts and learning activities that will teach you all about our amazing Moon.
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.
Move across the periodic table to win with this strategy board game from Genius Games! As you collect elements and activate periodic trends like "decrease atomic mass" or "increase atomic radii," you'll fulfill goals and win points you can use to take more powerful turns in the future. However, you have to end your turn in specific families of elements, so make sure you keep track of where you are! This game for 2 to 5 players includes a "Science Behind Periodic" booklet that was compiled and reviewed by 20 PhDs, scientists, and educators.
Dig and discover with the Ultimate Dino Dig kit from Dr. Cool! Inside this kit you'll discover real fossilized treasures and fascinating facts that are perfect for any dinosaur fan. Carve your way into the excavation brick, which hides a dinosaur bone, a dinosaur tooth, and even a piece of dino poop. Assemble a scale T. Rex skeleton to display, too. Then, check out the activity booklet and adventure guide with interesting facts. For two more fun dino-themed dig kits, check out the Dig It Up! Dinosaur Skeleton Eggs Excavation Kit for ages 4 to 8 and the Dig A Dinosaur Skeleton: T. Rex for ages 8 to 12.
Celebrate the beauty of America's National Parks with this game from Keymaster Games and the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series! Each player takes on the role of a hiker trekking the trails during four different seasons. As you make memories on the trail, you collect resource tokens like mountains, forests, and wildlife; collect a set and you can trade them in to visit a National Park at the end of each season. Who will see the most of America's wilderness by the time the year is done? This gorgeously illustrated game for 1 to 5 players is sure to inspire some real-life park visits.
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. As you follow the manual's 182 projects, you'll learn about how lights, circuits, infrared, and more can work together. Then, use your new knowledge to experiment with your own circuits — either with this set alone, or in combination with other Snap Circuits sets! It's a quick and easy way for anyone to explore electrical engineering.
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!
Dino-loving kids will be delighted with this set of colorful, heirloom-quality blocks from Uncle Goose! This set of nine blocks features eight dinosaur species, plus the pterodactyl. The two debossed faces of each block show the animal's name and skull, and the footprint of that species. The other four faces feature printed images: an illustration of the creature, its size, the time period in which it lived, and its geographic area. Parents will also love that these blocks are made in the US with sustainable Michigan basswood and are finished with non-toxic inks. For more science-themed blocks, check out Uncle Goose's sets on planets, birds, constellations, flowers, fossils, and bugs.
There are so many wonders to discover in the ocean! With Ocean Bingo from Laurence King Publishing, you'll try to fill your bingo card with some of the ocean's amazing creatures, from penguins to orcas to the bioluminescent octopus. Each of the 64 animals are elegantly illustrated int his set, creating an appealing and beautiful way to play. Plus, kids will be fascinated by the fun facts about each species included in the guide.
Avengers, assemble — including you! With this set from littleBits, kids will join their favorite Avengers, including Iron Man, Black Panther and Shuri, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, to create their own superhero identity. Eighteen in-app activities get kids building gear with the easy to use littleBits components, adding new abilities with easy block coding, and designing the perfect superhero icon with the LED Matrix bit. Authentic Avengers sound effects make this an absorbing and exciting way to learn real STEM skills!
Learn some cool chemistry in your own kitchen with this fun set! This non-consumable basic chemistry set uses household products to perform a number of safe and fun experiments, including making bubbling "lava," color-changing chemicals, and more. The set includes essential lab equipment including a beaker, test tubes, goggles, and more. Plus, the included journal encourages young scientists to write, draw, and think about their discoveries. For more science kits from this line, visit our Nancy B.'s Science Club Collection.
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 and is easy to mold, 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!
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!
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.
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 learning all about their bones with the help of this puzzle!
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.
With this fun kit from littleBits, kids can build their own interactive space rover! littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that snap together with magnets and allow anyone to build, invent, and prototype. The space rover kit comes with 34 components that kids can use to complete 30 space-themed projects inspired by the challenges facing real NASA astronauts and engineers, including a space rock collector and an alien life detector. It even includes stories of real-life space pioneers to inspire young explorers and engineers. Once they've tried the included projects, kids can experiment endlessly with their own inventions!
Explore basic chemical principles with this modeling kit from Thames and Kosmos that uses magnetic bonding sites to represent how atoms join up to become molecules! Fifty atom models representing sixteen elements join together to create thousands of different molecules; scan your models with the iOS app to learn what molecule you've created. It's a hands-on way to learn about the building blocks of chemistry.
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!
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.
Dive into the daily life of a human cell in Cytosis! In this board game from Genius Games, players take turns putting flasks on available organelles inside the cell; then, they activate the organelle, to either gain macromolecule resources or take actions like completing cell component cards. As the game goes on, resources and space get tight, so think strategically! Everything in this engrossing game mimics actual processes in human cells, teaching cell biology concepts in a clever way. For another biology-themed game from this innovative company, check out Peptide: A Protein Building Game.
Mysterious and misunderstood, sharks have been successful ocean predators for millions of years — and now young scientists can learn more about them with this dig kit from National Geographic! Inside the shark-shaped digging brick, kids will find fossil teeth from the sand tiger, otodus, and crow sharks. As they dig, they can check out the full-color learning guide to check out shark pictures, fascinating facts, and more! The set includes the digging brick, digging tools, the learning guide, and a magnifying glass.
Bring dinosaurs into her bedroom with this awesome set of five durable and detailed plastic dinosaurs from Learning Resources! These dinos are just the right size for preschoolers to easily manipulate and enjoy. The set includes T. rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Raptor. For more fun figures, check out the Jumbo Insects, Jumbo Ocean Animals, and Jumbo Jungle Animals.
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. Two rechargeable batteries ensure plenty of fun fly time, too.
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!
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.
Bring the universe to her bedroom with this projector from Learning Resources that's simple enough for a preschooler to use! Kids can project images of planets, stars, spacewalks, and more by changing the three discs, each with eight images, that are included in this set. Meanwhile, parents will appreciate that the automatic shutoff conserves battery life.
Would-be astronauts will love joining Luciana and Ella at space camp in this 570-piece building set from Mega Construx American Girl! You'll build a mission control area, a flight simulator, a robotics lab, and even their dorm for a good rest after a busy day. Then, you can play out all of their astronaut training adventures! With tons of characterful accessories, this kit is sure to delight future space travelers. For a smaller 225-piece set featuring Luciana, check out the Luciana's Space Lab Building Kit.
Show off some flashy science with this fun and accessible kit from Science Explorer! With this set, both adults and kids can learn about solutions, acids and bases, and more — and how you can use them to create truly impressive results in 11 different activities. The detailed instructions ensure that you don't need an extensive background in science to make the experiment work or to understand why they do. From a color-changing volcano to growing jiggly crystals, these experiments will truly blow your mind!
Plant your garden — and learn about growing things — with Abby Cadabby and Green Toys! This Garden Planting Activity Set includes a Growing Magic Guide which teaches kids about plants and gardening through activities, coloring pages, and more. Then, plant three different kinds of seats with the included pots and soil pucks, and decorate with stickers! Like all Green Toys products, this set is made in the USA; all plastic components are made from 100% recycled plastic and are dishwasher safe.
Explore the world of insects with Nancy B.'s Science Club from Educational Insights! Inside this kit you'll find everything you need to collect, observe, and learn about bugs. Kids can use the pit trap with a funnel or the easy catch-and-release bug catcher to trap specimens, then put them in the portable bug terrarium for observation. Inside the Incredible Insects journal, they'll find out how to use all their bug-catching gear, and get ideas for activities to help them explore entomology. It's sure to prompt new curiosity about the overlooked creatures in the great outdoors!
Build three detailed and beautiful models of common birds -- made out of LEGO! Created by gardener and bird enthusiast Thomas Poulsom and selected by LEGO Ideas members, each replica bird hails from a different continent: the Robin from Europe; the Blue Jay from North America; and the Hummingbird from South America. The 580-piece set also comes with booklets detailing information about each of these three fascinating species.