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Build a Telescope: Galileo
by Scientific Explorer




Size (in inches): 11.0 x 8.75 x 2.5

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Manufacturer age range: 9 years and up
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Skill Set Description: Fine and gross motor skills.
Educational Objective: Exploring the universe by constructing a telescope, a thermometer, and pendulum.
Manufacturers Warranty Description: 30 day guarantee against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship.
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only to U.S. addresses.
ASIN: B00000ISA1

Description and Reviews
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Galileo looked to the stars in wonder. His curiosity put Earth in its place when he finally convinced the world that the sun is the center of our universe. Explore the planets and stars like the first astronomers. Make a telescope modeled on Galileo's 16th century designs. Recreate the world's first thermometer, and investigate the motion of pendulums.
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Kitchen Botany Kit
Creativity for Kids



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Size (in inches): 7.5 x 4.5 x 10.75
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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12+

Manufacturer age range: 7 years and up
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Educational Objective: observation, biology
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ASIN: B00000J0CU

Description and Reviews
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For the horticulturally challenged child: The Kitchen Botany set. Now kids can learn something other than growing ... bored. The set touts 18 different botany-influenced craft projects. Kids will learn and have fun as they grow a beanstalk or watch corn sprout. Their creativity will flow as they make a potato head family and decorate plant markers and containers. The Kitchen Botany set comes with quick-grow beans, grass, and corn, and planting materials for sprouting and growing plants. There's also a magnifying glass for observing and measuring the growth process. It even comes with acrylic paint and stick-in eyes for potato heads! This set has everything to keep a budding botanist busy. (Ages 7 and older) --Andrea Linsky
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Our Amazing Colliding Continents Kit
by Educational Design


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Size (in inches): 12.75 x 9.5 x 2.75
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Manufacturer age range: 8 years and up

Educational Objective: Science (general)
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ASIN: B00000IRU9

Description and Reviews
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Colliding Continents is a much more exciting toy name than "Complete Geology Starter Kit," which is what this kit really is, but Educational Design does such a quality job that it's hard to begrudge them a little hyperbole. Any rock hound in the making will find hours of things to enjoy in this box. There are two globes to paint--one of the modern globe, one of the ancient supercontinent Pangea; there's a packet of rocks to identify; and there's a world map with overlays and several flipbooks. The only thing missing from this kit is a rock hammer and a pith helmet. --Keith Simanton
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Eye Wonders Kit
By Alex Toys



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Size (in inches): 13.0 x 2.0 x 9.5
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Manufacturer age range: 7 years and up

Skill Set Description: Fine motor skills, logical thinking, deductive reasoning.
Educational Objective: Exploring science principles through hands on activities.
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ASIN: B00000JHUT

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A brain baffling collection of optical illusions and visual effects for the young artist. Experiments and projects will teach kids how movies are created and why and how your mind and eyes can see things that sometimes are not there.
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Launch a Rocket: Sir Isaac Newton
by Scientific Explorer



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Size (in inches): 11.0 x 8.75 x 2.5
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Manufacturer age range: 9 years and up
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Skill Set Description: Fine and gross motor skills, cooperative play.
Educational Objective: Explore the teachings of Sir Isaac Newton through hands on experiments.
Manufacturers Warranty Description: 30 day guarantee against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship.
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only to U.S. addresses.
ASIN: B00000IS9O


Description and Reviews
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A combination of scientific history, theory, and fun lab projects, this is another great science kit from the Scientific Explorer series. Re-create Newton's experiments with gravity and motion, and then design and launch rockets based on those same laws. Build a spectroscope to learn about the colors that create light, and then explore the science of optics with a color-viewing box. In addition to being a great miniphysics lesson, this kit is a helpful think tank for creating the ideal science fair project. The Scientific Explorer series has won a "Best Toy" award from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio twice! It is also one of Parenting Magazine's "Top Toys of the Year," a Parent's Choice Honors recipient, and a Dr. Toy honoree. Most importantly, your child will learn while having fun. Adult supervision is recommended. --Chris Livesay

From the manufacturer
Sir Isaac Newton's masterpiece "Principa" is considered by many to be the greatest science book of all time. Emulate his pioneer of modern science with the experiments in this kit. Design and launch a rocket based on Newton's laws of motion; build a spectroscope to investigate the colors in light; explore the science of optics with a color box; and recreate Newton's experiments with gravity and motion.
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Optics Activity Set
by Small World Toys



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Size (in inches): 2.75 x 3.0 x 9.25
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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12+

Manufacturer age range: 4 - 10 years
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Skill Set Description: Follow instructions
Educational Objective: Science (general)
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ASIN: B00000ITLK

Description and Reviews
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It's easy to see why this introductory kit to optics would be a hit. It includes a kaleidoscope and easy instructions to build a simple periscope. Science-minded children will find some of the experiments fun and some more instructive, but all are geared to teaching some basic optical principles. Refraction, reflection, and the color spectrum--all dry, lifeless, and boring laying on a textbook page--are shown in a different light here. In a nice use of packaging, the box that encloses the materials becomes a base for a few of the experiments. --Keith Simanton

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Build a real periscope, create spinning illusions, play with magical mirrors, and more. Seven eye-opening optical activities.
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Nova True Science
by Aristoplay


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Size (in inches): 10.69 x 10.69 x 1.88
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Educational Objective: Scientific knowledge, deductive reasoning and strategy.
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ASIN: B00000IZHM

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True or false? Cracked knuckles are caused by exploding gas. There are 900 entertaining questions in the Nova True Science board game, and this is just one of them. Played on a board cleverly illustrated as a human brain, the game challenges two to four players to a duel of scientific knowledge. By rolling the dice and answering questions in six true or false categories, players move their pieces and win cards. Scientists ready for the supreme challenge can rev up their brain cells and answer Genius-level questions. Besides answering questions, players can choose Pop Quizzes, Brain Boosts, and Einstein's Gamble, making this game as much about strategy as knowledge. It's definitely true that fun and learning are equal partners in the True Science game and, if you haven't figured it out yet, so is the answer to the cracked-knuckle question. (Ages 10 and older) --Lee Strucker
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Science of Scent
by Scientific Explorer



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Size (in inches): 11.0 x 8.75 x 2.5
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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12+

Manufacturer age range: 8 years and up
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Skill Set Description: Fine motor skills, deductive reasoning.
Educational Objective: chemistry, sensory development
Manufacturers Warranty Description: 30 day guarantee against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship.
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only to U.S. addresses.
ASIN: B00000IS8N

Description and Reviews
From the manufacturer
Mixing fragrances is a delight for children. And it's a great introduction to science. Kids and their families spend hours--even days--making wonderfully smelling potions and conducting science experiments to see how scent affects our moods, memory and alertness. Comparing the responses of siblings, parents and friends make this a shared adventure the entire family will enjoy.
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Science of Taste
by Scientific Explorer


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Size (in inches): 11.0 x 8.75 x 2.5
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Manufacturer age range: 9 years and up
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Skill Set Description: deductive reasoning, concentration
Educational Objective: Learning the differences between acids and bases in everyday foods.
Manufacturers Warranty Description: 30 day guarantee against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship.
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ASIN: B00000IS29

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Test for acids and bases with litmus paper, give your family a blind taste test with mouth watering flavors, make a secret cola recipe, and explore the chemistry of food.
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Smithsonian Adventures Amazon Fragrances
by Scientific Explorer



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Size (in inches): 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.5
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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12+

Manufacturer age range: 10 years and up
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Skill Set Description: Fine motor skills, deductive reasoning.
Educational Objective: Exploring the rainforest through the study of plant life and scents in the Amazon. Exploring the medicinal properties of exotic plants.
Manufacturers Warranty Description: 30 day guarantee against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship.
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ASIN: B00000IS7Y

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Smithsonian Adventures takes you to the Amazon. Mix exotic jungle scents, learn the botany of the Amazon, explore life in the rainforest, and discover the medicinal powers of tropical plants. Kit includes five fragrances, mixing vials, and pipettes. The 12-page science guide walks you through the perfume-making process, and then explores the rainforest and its inhabitants. Apply the principles you learn to your own backyard "jungle"--you'll be amazed at the life that exists right outside your door. (Ages 10 and older) --Margaret Quinn
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Spice Adventures Science Kit
by Scientific Explorer


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Size (in inches): 11.0 x 8.75 x 2.5
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Manufacturer age range: 7 years and up
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Skill Set Description: Fine motor skills, deductive reasoning
Educational Objective: Learning the history of how spices came into common use and how they are derived from different parts of plants.
Manufacturers Warranty Description: 30 day guarantee against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship.
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ASIN: B00000IS99

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The collection of exotic spices inside this kit will delight your nose and give you a new way of thinking about chemistry. Conduct experiments to find out ways to extract their volatile elements, and trace Marco Polo's journey to the fabled spice treasures of the East.
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Explore Life's Diversity: Charles Darwin
by Scientific Explorer



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Size (in inches): 11.0 x 8.75 x 2.5
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Manufacturer age range: 9 years and up
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Skill Set Description: Gross and fine motor skills, deductive reasoning.
Educational Objective: Learning about botany and biology within your local community by exploring and conducting a series of experiments.
Manufacturers Warranty Description: 30 day guarantee against manufacturer defects in materials or workmanship.
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ASIN: B00000ISAC

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Charles Darwin, the 19th-century naturalist who revolutionized biology with his theory of evolution, believed that there were three stages on the road to becoming a naturalist: collecting specimens of life forms, observing specimens, and drawing conclusions based on observations. The Charles Darwin Kit, one in Scientific Explorer's History of Science series, guides children through each stage with a series of experiments and activities. They can catalog life in their backyards using biodiversity cards, grow wildflowers, and even design a new bird species. Includes magnifier, forceps, petri dishes, collection box, starter pots, wildflower seeds, labels, and other equipment necessary for investigating the amazing diversity of life in the backyard. Scientific Explorer kits have won Dr. Toy's Best 100 Toys and 10 Most Socially Responsible Toy Awards (1996), three Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio's Best Toy Awards (1996), Parenting Magazine's Top Toys of the Year (1995), and Parents' Choice Foundation's Parents' Choice Honors (1994 and 1995). --Lisa Whipple
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