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Picture of productLittle Labs: Cars & Gears



Experiment with wheels, gear ratios, and energy transmission by building tricycles, bicycles, cars, and motors. 16-page color guidebook. Catalog number: 46409. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 606213. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 5+.

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Picture of productLittle Labs: Cranes & Pulleys



Build cranes and learn how they lift heavy loads at construction sites. Experiment with different types of cranes and pulleys. 16-page color guidebook. Catalog number: 46383. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 606510. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 5+.

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Picture of productLittle Labs: Physics & Forces



Learn about mechanical physics by building simple machines such as levers, gears, and pulleys. Discover force and motion. 20-page color guidebook. Catalog number: 46391. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 602123. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 5+.

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Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit. A unique six button infrared remote allows you to control three different motors simultaneously, moving each of them forward or in reverse, with easy-to-activate touch sensors. The three motors can be combined to make complex vehicles and machines in numerous configurations limited only by your imagination. Catalog number: 41509. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 555004. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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Picture of productScience Experiments On The Go



Take your experiments on the road with this travel-friendly science kit! The kit includes everything you need to do fun experiments on road trips, plane flights, train rides, and vacations. Assemble a simple pair of binoculars and learn how they work. Set up a mini cable car to run between car windows or airplane tray tables. Explore rotational speed with a spinning disk experiment. Build a balance scale to measure weights. Calculate how far a distance is on a map, and how fast you are traveling. Learn fun facts about migrating animals and how fast Earth is traveling through space. Experiment with a mini boomerang. Observe optical illusions with a spinning top. Make a "lenticular" postcard that looks different depending on the viewing angle. Catalog number: 47373. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 659202. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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This kit contains everything you need to build your own AM/FM radio. Its easy, fun and safe. The easy-to-read Illustrated manual shows you how to build the radio and explains the basics of radio theory. Can be the start of a great science fair project. Catalog number: 10140. Brand: Maxitronic. Brand's Part Number: MX-901AF. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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Picture of productMagnetic Science



Explore the Invisible Force of Magnetism

Explore the invisible and amazing power of magnets with 33 engaging experiments and games. This science experiment kit contains many magnets of different shapes and sizes, and a variety of other components with which you can explore this classic scientific subject. Catalog number: 47399. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 665050. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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Picture of productMotor & Generator Kit



This kit contains everything you need to build a working electric generator and motor. While building you will learn how these basic electric components work and practice your mechanical building skills with basic hand tools. The two kits can then be used together to conduct a number of simple experiments. Can be the start of a great science fair project. Catalog number: 10736. Brand: Maxitronic. Brand's Part Number: MX-902T. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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H01073-01Z Add To CartMotor & Generator Kit$22.99 In Stock

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Picture of productMotor & Generator Kit



Build Your Own Electric Motor

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. Catalog number: 47381. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 665036. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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H04738-01U Add To CartMotor & Generator Kit$32.95 In Stock

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Picture of productPhysics Discovery (2012 Edition)



Learn Physics with Fun Models

Construct 12 models and conduct experiments with them to learn about forces and simple machines. Each model demonstrates a fundamental idea in mechanical physics. For example, you can build a balance scale to learn about lever arms, a freight elevator to learn about pulleys, and a bicycle to learn about wheels. Construct a spinning motion picture machine to learn about centripetal and centrifugal forces, and a geared transmission to learn about gears. Build a simple spring scale to measure the forces acting on your models and an inclined plane to learn about normal force and gravitational force. Make a water wheel powered crane and a catapult to learn about the transfer of energy. Finally, put your physics knowledge to the test by building a sailing land yacht and a rubber band powered dragster. Catalog number: 47282. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 665067. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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 Snap Circuits Green



Catalog number: 48850. Brand: Elenco Electronics. Brand's Part Number: SCG-125. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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H04885-01T Add To CartSnap Circuits Green$79.95 In Stock

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Picture of productSnap Circuits Jr. SC-100



This is a really fun kit that lets kids snap circuits together before they have the fine motors skills and attention span needed for either soldering or solderless breadboards. Most kids really enjoy the ability to make their own circuits that buzz, light up, whirl or send flying saucers into the air.

These are also great demonstration devices for teachers introducing basic electronic theory. Many students get lost in the translation from neat schematic diagrams to the wire maze of normal circuit building. With this kit you can build and demonstrate circuits that physically look like the schematic before proceeding to messy breadboarding.

Contains over 30 parts. Build over 100 exciting projects. Catalog number: 12302. Brand: Elenco Electronics. Brand's Part Number: SC-100. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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Picture of productSnap Circuits LIGHT Electronics Learning Kit



This is a really fun kit that lets kids snap circuits together before they have the fine motors skills and attention span needed for either soldering or solderless breadboards. Most kids really enjoy the ability to make their own circuits that buzz, light up, whirl or send flying saucers into the air. Catalog number: 47266. Brand: Elenco Electronics. Brand's Part Number: SCL175. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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 Snaptricity



Catalog number: 49221. Brand: Elenco Electronics. Brand's Part Number: SCBE-75. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 8+.

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H04922-01U Add To CartSnaptricity$42.95 In Stock

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Winner of a 2009 National Parenting Center Award!

Build a manor house or a quaint hotel with bright yellow siding, a pitched gray slate roof and blue windows. This set is sure to stir the imagination of all young builders - boys and girls alike. Catalog number: 42333. Brand: Bridge Street Toys. Brand's Part Number: GNP407. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 6+.

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Start your city with this eye-catching office tower. Brilliant blue side panels and blue columns and beams make a striking office building. Easy-to-follow plans are included for three different structures. Build a hospital, a hotel, or a department store. Your imagination is the limit. Combine this set with other Girder and Panel sets to make an entire city! This set contains over 250 pieces. Catalog number: 40477. Brand: Bridge Street Toys. Brand's Part Number: GNP205. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 6+.

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Science from A to Z: 100 experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics.

Investigate the most important phenomena in biology, chemistry, and physics by conducting more than 100 fun experiments. A broad, yet elaborate introduction to the physical and natural sciences, this kit is intended to expose children to the full spectrum of science and show first-hand how these three core disciplines interrelate. The full-color, 112-page book guides your experiments and discoveries. Catalog number: 40576. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 631116. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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The main focus of the kit is the behavior of the two most important fluids in our world water and air and objects immersed in them. You will investigate how air and water rest and flow, what they can carry and how they move. With experiments and models, you will find out what forces work on them and what kinds of energy they possess. You will learn how ships float and airplanes fly, why a streamlined shape lets a car drive faster and how power plants convert a current of water into electrical current. Catalog number: 42028. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 625313. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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This easy to assemble remote boxer is not only educational but also a lot of fun for kids and adults. Catalog number: 34207. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 71110.

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Picture of productBinary Player Robot Kit



Binary Player a two wheeled robot that follows patters that you "program" using a marker pen. You tell the robot what to do by filling-in rectangles on a slip of paper that you put inside the robot. Programming a path is simple and fun but if you pay attention you can learn about programmed logic, binary arithmetic and robotic sensors. Program discs can be copied from the instruction manual, printed on your computer or drawn by hand using templates included with the kit.

Easy to assemble, this beginner level robot makes a great project for robotic competitions, science fairs, after-school programs and classrooms. Catalog number: 21865. Brand: OWI Robots. Brand's Part Number: OWI-9875. Requires two AA batteries, not included.

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This bundle consists of one Slot Head Screwdriver 1/8" x 2" (Shirt Pocket Size), one Slot Head Screwdriver 3/16" x 3", one Phillips Head Screwdriver #0 x 2" (Shirt Pocket Size), one Phillips Head Screwdriver #1 x 3", one Mini Long Nose Pliers, one Mini Diagonal Wire Cutters, one Pick-Up Tool and one Precision Modeling Knife w/ 5 Blades. Save up to $3.63 with this bundle!

This package contains the basic hand tools needed to do the mechanical assembly of models, robot kits and many other projects. These are economical, good quality tools that will provide years of service if properly cared for. We use these tools at our own development and repair workbenches. (Storage box not included. The tools included in the kit may differ cosmetically from the tools shown in the photo.) Catalog number: 19257. Brand: Tinkering Supplies. Brand's Part Number: H01925-01A.

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