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According to The Guardian, in 2010, a team of children ages 8 to 10 in Devon, England did a series of experiments that determined that “bumble-bees can use a combination of color and spatial relationships in deciding which color of flower to forage from.” A secondary finding in the study may be even more useful, though: the young authors also concluded that “science is cool and fun because you get to do stuff that no one has ever done before.”
Whether your child aspires to be the next Marie Curie or is just trying to get through fourth-grade science, she’ll find plenty of fascinating gadgets and experiments in our Science & Educational Toys department. read more
Make gobs of gum with your Bubble Gum Factory. Create your own unique recipes by mixing and matching different flavors.
The Teach Me Time talking alarm clock is one of our favorite products. If you have a pre-schooler or kindergartener who is just learning how to tell time, this is the perfect way to encourage their learning and independence while also helping make sure they get out of bed on time in the morning!
The Magnetic Letters Pack of 36 from Alex Toys is just like the set you spelled your name with as a child, with plastic uppercase letters in all the colors of the rainbow.
This practical little butterfly habitat provides the perfect home for Painted Lady caterpillars to feed, grow, spin their cocoons, and emerge as butterflies.
Complete a puzzle to spell a word! This handsome wooden puzzle set helps children gain familiarity with the letters of the alphabet and their sounds as kids develop a sight-reading vocabulary.
Your little secret agents can communicate with other agents in the field, communicate their findings to HQ, and send secret messages with the Wild Planet Long Range Walkie Talkies, an essential piece of kid spy equipment!
The Learning Resources Primary Science set includes real, usable science tools designed for little hands, and real science experiments, too.
OK to Wake! Clock glows green when it's time for young kids to go see mom and dad in the morning! For parents, every extra minute of sleep is a luxury.
Learn to write A,B,C’s and numbers with ease! This spiral-bound pad contains 19 pages of numbers and letters that wipe away for lots of practicing.
The Solar Rover by Toysmith is an eco toy for eco-friendly kids. All you need is a recycled soda can to make a fun, green toy and learn how sunlight is converted into energy. Combine the power of science with the fun of learning and the joy of play with this unique toy.
The Wild Planet Spy Gear Night Vision Goggles light up the night with twin LED beams that let you see up to 25’ in the dark. Use on all your secret missions, indoors or outdoors!
The Potato Chip Science kit lets you turn empty chip bags, tubes, and lids (not to mention spuds and chips) into experimental adventures.
The Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card is designed to function like fact triangle flash cards, which show the relationships between numbers, and this handy device is great for reinforcing your child’s math skills.
This delicious and nutritious assortment of play food is packed with vitamins, minerals, and play value: kids can sort the veggies and fruits by color, count them, pretend to sell them, pretend to cook them, pretend to make recipes, create color patterns, and more.
The Hexbug Transformers Warriors Battle Stadium gives Hexbug Warriors plenty of room to duke it out, as they crash, jab, and jostle their way to victory.
The Aquabot 2.0, made by the same robotics company that brought you the Hexbugs series, has two improvements on the original Aquabots: it now has a cool inner LED glow, and it can be activated when it goes to “sleep” by tapping on the included fishbowl.
The Hexbug Jellyfish is powered by electro-magnetic propulsion, and has an automatic on and off sensor that activates when submerged in water.
Packed with smart fish technology and powered by electro-magnetic propulsion, this water-born Seahorse uses its curly rubber tail and elegant back fin to gracefully swim and bounce around inside any fish tank.
Mix up your favorite colors then add some shimmer, shine, and glow effects.
Trace your hand! Trace some shapes! Trace some letters! Then, push a button to erase and start all over!
This wooden cash register adds a clever educational spin to a classic pretend-play toy! Press the number buttons to see different counting pictures, then "pay" for the purchase with numbered coins to match the quantities.
Boogie Board™ eWriter eliminates the need for paper, scratch pads and sticky notes - simply write and erase. The durable, ultra-lightweight LCD writing screen is engineered to feel just like writing with pen on paper.
Bloxels is the most kid-friendly video game design system ever!
The Discover With Dr. Cool Dino Dig Kit is a fun way to engage your child’s interest in dinosaurs and turn it towards scientific exploration. Hands-on science activities get kids excited about learning, and are way more interesting than just reading about dinosaurs in a book!
The Discover With Dr. Cool Gemstone Dig Kit is a great way to encourage your child’s interest in geology – it’s way more fun to learn with a hands-on activity than to read about rocks in a book.
Bring some bright ideas to life with the Elenco Snap Circuits Lights kit for kids! This captivating educational toy makes it easy for children to build some really fantastic devices, including a “color organ” that changes color with the beat of your child’s iPod or other MP3 player.
This sleek little scope pretends to be a pen while it packs the double-duty power of an 8x telescope AND a precision 30x microscope.
Discover formulas to help you sleep well or to boost your energy. Capture the potions in an array of elegant vials.
The Poof-Slinky Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Lab science kit teaches science the fun way, by letting kids experiment with a bunch of glowing toys.
The moon is just one of the fascinating vistas your child can explore with the Poof-Slinky Sirius 360 Telescope, a grown-up quality scientific tool made just for kids!
The Poof-Slinky My First Outer Space Kit provides an exciting intro to the solar system and beyond for little future space explorers, and gets them excited to learn more about the science of space!
The Scientific Explorer My First Science Kit from Poof-Slinky puts you in his wizard’s robe, guiding your child through a series of fun and safe experiments designed to get kids excited about science.
The Scientific Explorer My First Airplane Kit lets kids build model airplanes that really glide, and teaches about airplane design, how flight works, and what it takes to become a pilot along the way!
The Poof-Slinky Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only kit cleverly disguises science learning as magic, inviting kids to make a crystal ball and a magic wand, to cast color-changing spells, to make powders dance, and more!
The Poof-Slinky Scientific Explorer My First Fizzy Foamy Science kit for kids indulges your child’s mad scientist side while teaching some early scientific concepts, and whetting their curiosity about science!
This colorful, sturdy, kid-friendly microscope doesn’t just magnify objects up to 8 times – it also magnifies exploration, creativity and problem solving skills!
The Schylling Lite Brite is built into an easy-to-hold frame and operates on batteries (no plugging it into the wall), and it also adds to the creative fun with a variety of shaped pegs.
The Elenco Snap Circuits Movement kit lets kids build over 160 working projects.
Learning all of the fascinating workings of the human body is fun with the Squishy Human Body science kit from SmartLab Toys!
The Smartlab Bug Playground doubles as a habitat for tiny pets, and as a laboratory where kids can watch their little pals and learn about their behavior.
This playset allows your little designer to use the power drill to create cool designs with color and light.
Prepare children for preschool with this specially designed kit!
Using the cup, guide the marble through the maze while avoiding the holes!
To play, place the transparent cards on the game board so that each one completes a picture. Kids will giggle at the wacky mismatched images they can create as well!
The Base Kit is perfect for kids and younger makers to begin inventing with electronics in seconds. Bits snap together with magnets, so it’s impossible to make a mistake.
The Snap Circuits Jr. Select kit is a classic electronics science kit that uses a spring/wire connection method for quick and easy modifications and troubleshooting.
Whenever somebody walks in front of the motion detector the sound of a laser comes out of the speaker and the red light flashes! Parts snap together so NO soldering is necessary.
Little scientists can catch and observe critters in this bug-friendly and kid-cool container!
The thoughtful, kid-friendly features designed into this telescope for little explorers are amazing. Details like soft eyepieces, 10X magnification, auto focus, and easy-grip construction clear the way for the learning at hand.
Perfect for budding scientists and explorers, this durable Turtle comes with some seriously fun, kid-friendly tools that detach easily for any excavation or adventure!
Discover the wonders of colors, magnets, bubbles, and more with these super-fun experiments and kid-cool tools.
Young learners can dive into early physics in a fun, colorful way with this two-piece submarine and floating raft along with weights, balls, and stars to bring investigations to life.
Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse.
With the included Bluetooth-enabled microcontroller block, the LightUp Tesla Kit is perfect for kids ready to build awesome projects that combine electronics with code.
This Limited Edition Magnatab gets glowing reviews from children and adults alike!
Grow a big beautiful crystal and assemble a special platform to display it with a color-changing LED circuit inside.
Put your name in lights with vibrant electroluminescent wire (EL wire for short) and a pegboard. Learn about electric circuits and lighting technologies.
Uncover the secrets of ancient Egypt! Build a plaster pyramid, master the art of mummification, make the mask of Tutankhamun, and much more.
Use your smart phone or tablet to explore the amazing world of microscopics with Smartscope!
Build a wall projector, a three wall house, a light show, a light tunnel, a burglar alarm, and more!
Begin your Snap Circuits ® Experience with a wonderful introduction to problem solving, following directions, and the satisfaction of a job well done.
Launch! Slam! Crash! Crash testing is a fun way to learn solid physics. Impact Jack is the only crash test dummy that comes with an electronic sensor that measures the force of the crash. Crash Test Lab’s cool customizable Crash Cart comes with a removable roll cage, two types of bumpers, and a safety harness. The activity booklet demonstrates how Newton’s Laws of Motion relate to car crashes (and more importantly, to car safety) and provides ideas for hours of crash test experimentation.