Science Gifts For Kids

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Whether they’re into astronomy, chemistry, electricity, engineering, geology, nature, biology, physics, robotics, solar, weather, or all of the above, we’ve got you covered for cool STEM and STEAM science gift ideas for kids. These gifts will make learning fun!

An elements collection typically starts out by gathering samples that are easy to find. Then, if the bug holds, you start buying those that can't be sourced from around town. At some point then you get really serious and you want to have the best looking samples or the biggest or the purest. This is where Lucite Element Cubes come in.

Renewable energy is more than futuristic - and now you can discover how it works with this detailed science education kit. Experiment with a hydrogen fuel cell, solar energy, wind turbines, and water electrolysis. An entire miniature renewable energy system can be constructed on a small scale.

Take total command of a robotic arm using the science principles of a hydraulic system and its application with this challenging 229-piece DIY kit. Includes easy to follow instructions with detailed graphic illustrations. Features six axes of varied movements, an integrated braking system and unique suction apparatus.

You may know potatoes as a good source of potassium, but did you know they can be used to power an alarm clock? The 4M Potato Clock teaches young minds the value of green energy in an illuminating way. The Potato Clock uses a pair of ordinary spuds to power a digital clock. This kit includes a digital clock, wires and prongs; two potatoes are all that's needed to create a working clock. This kit is ideal for young science enthusiasts, and offers a valuable lesson on the transformative power of green science. Detailed assembly instructions included. No batteries required.

This dual crystal rainbow factory self-activates in direct sunlight, shooting and spinning dozens of delightful rainbows throughout your home or office. Every day the sun shines directly on the unit, these two Swarovski® 30% lead chandelier grade Austrian crystals will produce an ‘orchestration’ of magnificent colors guaranteed to brighten your day. Best of all, with a 3” x 4” wooden base, the simply elegant tabletop design will make for a sophisticated conversation piece – even on cloudy days. The facets of the crystal prisms and the rate of rotation were carefully selected for the most enjoyable effects after years of experimentation and observation. This product is patented and made in the USA. We carry several different rainbow makers, but this model unquestionably produces the best moving light show with the most rainbows.

Kids learn about basic laws of physics through assembly and experimentation with 6 working, experimental assemblies including an inertia test platform, sharpening wheel, rocket launcher, and rubber band car. Includes 12 pages of theory and facts, a 2 page quiz, and experimental activities illustrating physics concepts. This Kit brings complex concepts into clear focus for budding engineers and scientists with award winning components and step by step illustrated assembly instructions.

A perfect teaching tool demonstrating the process of energy exchange: the hot air in the sealed cylinder enables glass piston to move continuously, and flywheel will spin at the same time; periodical air expansion and contraction makes heat energy converted to mechanical energy.

Teach your child about the history of microscopes, proper slide preparation, biology and more with this fascinating STEM learning activity kit that includes over 50 accessories. Featuring high-quality glass optics and powerful LED lights that illuminate slides from below and 3D objects from above, this microscope is the perfect tool for your budding scientist.

DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography and crystal-clear illustrations that explain how animals work, both physically and socially, celebrates their beauty, and describes how they are adapted to do different things and survive in different environments. The unique head-to-toe approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a coral. Zoology also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings and drawings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, Zoology offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.

This kit is a monophonic FM (frequency modulation) receiver designed to receive FM signals in the frequency range (88-108mhz) it uses electronic auto-scan to search for FM stations. This scan system is done with two button switches-one switch scans up, the other resets to the start of the tuning position.

Smart Circuits comes with snap-together base boards, light and sound modules, a microprocessor, and 31 jumper wires that allow budding engineers to build unlimited projects. Once kids are familiar with how each module works, they can design and create their own custom games and gadgets using the modular base boards and powerful microprocessor.

These unique bat specimens are tiny! Only about 3 inches by 3 inches. This makes them both special because of their small size, and portable. They are a great bat specimen to use in a science classroom or to give to the burgeoning scientist. They can be examined further under magnification to really understand and explore the bat's anatomy, or they can be used as a one of a kind paperweight.

Chemistry Fluxx is the elemental card game where the rules are always changing. Use atoms and laboratory gear to match the current goal and win! Chemistry Fluxx is the perfect combination of chance and skill, where you'll not only be playing with elements and molecules, but you'll also be learning about them! Chemistry Fluxx is so much fun you'll be playing it more than periodically.

The 4M Solar Rover Kit teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday objects. Transform a recycled soda can into a solar-powered rover. This kit includes all the parts necessary to build one solar-powered car. Detailed assembly instructions included. Perfect for a young scientist with an interest in mechanics and alternate energy sources. Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

The AmScope PS25 microscope slide set includes 25 prepared slides of a variety of specimens including plants, insects, and animal tissues used in basic biology education. The samples are preserved in cedar wood oil and sealed with a coverslip to preserve specimens and prevent contamination. Labeling on each slide identifies specimens. Slides are composed of optical glass for clear viewing and are 3 x 1 x 0.4 inches/75 x 25 x 1mm (H x W x D, where H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The set comes in a fitted wooden case to prevent breakage and ease handling.

Explore the exciting world of robotics with the 4M KidzLabs Robotic Hand Kit. This educational science kit contains all the parts needed to create a functioning artificial hand. Pulling the attached cords cause the hand's thumb and fingers to clench in a realistic gripping motion. No batteries required. Detailed assembly instructions included. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Use your verbal, visual, and logic skills to investigate 150+ puzzles. This puzzle collection contains a mix of verbal and visual puzzles themed around crime scene investigation. Match fingerprints, see what you remember about crime scenes, detect visual anomalies, solve verbal puzzles related to crime, and search for solutions.

In this guided tour of our planetary neighborhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Looking beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies--and how we know it, with clear explanations of the basics of astrophysics, including dark matter and gravitational waves. For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth's moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.

The 4M Crystal Growing Experiment teaches kids and adults about the beauty and complexity of crystal growth with stunning results. Simply follow the directions to conduct seven different crystal growing experiments. Watch as each sparkling crystal forms and grows inside its own unique display dome. Once grown, these crystals will last indefinitely for family and friends to enjoy. This kit is an excellent gift for any child who's interested in science or geology.

Give kids an excellent intro to chemistry with this hands-on kit! This complete introduction to chemistry kit is full of real lab equipment and step-by-step instructions for 27 chemistry experiments students can do anywhere - no matter their science background.

The National Geographic ultimate rock, mineral and fossil kit is an incredible collection of natural wonders from all over the world. Specimens include: fossils from prehistoric sea life like clams, ammonites, brachiopods, and gastropods and more. You also get three genuine geodes, one broken and ready for display, and two other unbroken specimens for you to crack open yourself. The kit also contains a broad variety of rocks, polished gemstones, and minerals. These include red jasper, desert Rose, blue quartz, red quartz, pumice, snowflake obsidian, and aventurine. You even get a real meteorite specimen.

Explore the exciting world of magnetism with the 4M KidzLabs Anti-Gravity Maglev Kit. This educational science kit contains all the materials necessary to perform seven fun science projects, from levitating a screw to building a maglev and much more. Detailed assembly instructions included. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Rock tumbling is tons of fun and a great way to start a beautiful rock collection. This set includes all the accessories you’ll need to start polishing dazzling gems. Kids can use the included jewelry fastening to create beautiful homemade jewelry. Easy-to-follow rock tumbling instructions and full-color information guide with cool facts about each of the gemstones included.

Electric motors and generators are in countless devices, appliances, and vehicles we use every day. They are an essential technology in our modern world. With this kit, you can conduct 25 experiments to learn how an electric motor converts electricity into motion, and how an electric generator does just the opposite, converting motion into electricity. The electric motor is made of transparent plastic to show how the inside components work. Set up the motor to run on battery power and learn how a motor works. Then reconfigure the device to work in reverse as a hand-crank electric generator. Experiment with magnets to learn about the force of magnetism, and how magnetic fields relate to electric current. Build simple circuits consisting of the motor or generator, wires, and a light bulb to learn about the flow of electricity. Learn about gears and drive-trains and how they work to effectively convert kinetic energy into electrical energy and back again. The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments with step-by-step instructions.

Recommended for ages 14 and up, this exciting marble run is also a challenging 3d wooden puzzle. The kit may take a few hours to assemble, depending on your pace and patience. This building set will draw out and propel your child's ability to plan and build their own structure like a true architect or engineer.

Blast model rockets to amazing heights with the Estes Tandem-X Launch Set. An ideal introduction to rocket building, this set contains two rocket kits: the Amazon and the Crossfire ISX. It also comes with a launch pad for easy launching, plus two plastic parachutes that ensure a gentle descent to the ground. Whether you're a new rocketeer or a seasoned veteran of the skies, the Tandem-X is sure to deliver plenty of high-altitude thrills.

This lifesize adult human skeleton model is 70 inches tall and ideal for learning the basics of human anatomy. The joints like jaws and elbows are articulated and moveable, the arms and legs can be detached, and the skull can be opened. Includes a colorful Human Skeleton chart to show all the detailed structures for reference.

This model features 27 removable parts that are held on by metal screws, posts, and hooks. It shows the muscular system with numbered parts that comes with a corresponding key. It has removable arms, a removable calvarium with two-part brain, and a removable chest plate that hides the individual numbered organs of the digestive system.

Explore the wonders of outer space with the 4M Solar System Planetarium. Assemble the sun and planets and set them into motion with this fascinating, glow-in-the-dark mini-planetarium. This combination art and science kit teaches children about the wonders of the solar system. Just assemble, paint and learn. Includes planets, stencils, squeeze glow paint pen, rods, string, a fact filled wall chart and 10 sets of quiz questions. Complete assembly instructions included. No batteries required. Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

Designed for beginner stargazers, the Celestron Travel Scope 70 is a professionally engineered refractor telescope that is perfect for celestial or terrestrial viewing on the go. It’s the perfect telescope for adults and kids to use together with its fully-coated, high-quality glass optics, including a refractor-style 70mm objective lens. The aperture allows high-resolution viewing, without adding a lot of extra weight. Added coating on the 70mm lens allows light to enter, providing sharper, crisper viewing of celestial and terrestrial objects during the day or at night.

Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In Molecules, Theodore Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Here, he explores through fascinating stories and trademark stunning photography the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world.

Grab this briefcase full of investigator’s tools and get ready to track down some crooks! Learn about how detectives use forensic science to answer questions, gather evidence, and solve crimes. Experiment with the equipment and techniques used by real detectives to develop your own observation and problem-solving skills. As your detective skills develop, you can use them to solve the mock crime presented in the manual. The Master Detective Toolkit offers an inventive and engaging way to learn real science through roleplaying in imaginary adventures.

Conduct more than 60 electrifying experiments with circuits and magnetic contraptions to learn about electricity and magnetism, and how these two fundamental properties are closely related. Children eight and up can safely and easily experiment with electric current and magnetic fields using the colorful snap-together blocks and components in this hands-on kit. Build series and parallel circuits to light up a light bulb. Experiment with push buttons and on-off switches. Assemble circuits that include a spinning motor, two switches, and up to three light bulbs. Conduct tests to see which materials are magnetic. Learn about the force of magnetism and magnetic poles. Magnetize a metal. Use iron fillings to make invisible magnetic fields visible. Investigate magnetic force and direction with a magnetic pendulum device. Learn how a compass works and about Earth’s magnetic fields. Conduct a series of experiments with a sturdy electromagnet. Finally, put everything you have learned to good use by constructing a loudspeaker, an electromagnetic relay switch, and a morse code telegraph key. The components are specially designed to make learning fun and accessible. The electrical blocks fit together with simple plug-and-socket connectors. Because the blocks are brightly colored and have unique shapes, it is easy to follow the assembly diagrams to construct functional devices. The 64-page, full-color experiment manual guides you through experiments with easy-to-follow diagrams.

Bring the cosmos into your child's bedroom with a glowing solar system. Charge the stickers with a light for 3 minutes, stick on the walls and ceiling, turn off the lights and voila, the room turns into a calming, night sky with a long and enchanting glow. Perfect decor for a young scientist interested in astronomy.

Convert your kitchen into a science lab with this fun and educational science kit. Create a working volcano, generate electricity with a lemon, launch a vinegar-powered rocket and much more. Introduce your young science enthusiast to basic concepts of electricity, chemical reactions, propulsion, and more. The 4M Kitchen Science Kit includes materials for performing six classic home science experiments.