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Science Kits For Teenagers

Updated on September 15, 2014

Science Kits For Teenagers

Do you have a teenager with a passing interest in science? A special kit for teenagers offers kids a more advanced look into the world of science. With one of them, your teen will have fun learning more advanced skills in the field of their choice, whether it's chemistry, meteorology, geology, physics, robotics, or any of the other fascinating choices they may encounter.

A kit that they'll voluntarily work with on their own time will help in preparing them for college level skills, too. Not a bad benefit to an enjoyable past time wouldn't you say?

Many of today's kids are underexposed to the sciences, without knowing what they are missing. You could have a budding chemist or meteorologist on your hands and not even know it. Those with degrees in technical and scientific fields are in demand. You'll find a few examples of careers and sample salary ranges for a few of those specialized fields listed below. It's well worth exploring with your teenager... or even your pre-teen!

Exploring fascinating new concepts along with your teen can be a rewarding experience for both of you.

The Perfect Gift Ideas

are Science Kits For Teenagers

National Geographic Fun and Fundamentals - Elements of Science

Enjoy learning some basic fundamentals with 100+ different experiments in three important physical sciences - biology, physics, and chemistry.

Ideal for any student who could use more exposure to the sciences, but especially useful for those who are home schooling their children.

Comes with a 112 page booklet that not only shows how to do the experiments, but also explains the science behind them.

From National Geographic - for ages 10 and up.

Mad Scientist Poster - A Little Research Humor


I had a chuckle when I first saw this humorous science poster, so, I wamted to share. Hope you enjoy it, too.

Did It Make You Laugh? - (a poll)

Did the mad scientist poster give you a chuckle, too?

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Popular Optical Physics Kit - Workshop from Thames & Kosmos

This science kit will help your tween or young teen learn basic mechanical physics concepts using 36 different models and experiments. Learn how the laws of physics apply to everyday objects while building simple machines, including a pendulum clock, a ship's lantern, and even a simple pinball machine.

Ideal for a home school environment.

Invest in a Child's Future with a Science Kit

Why Buy a Science Kit for a Teenager?

A good science kit could turn out to be a good investment in your child's future. It could open up new ideas for him or her that they might not have thought of otherwise. They may even discover that something they thought might be boring is actually not only interesting, but down right exciting.

Scientists are needed now, and that will be even truer in the future. A child with an interest in the technical or scientific fields can look forward to a bright future, but they will need a solid foundation even before entering college, and that's where the best science kits can help.

Consider that the median salary for a Meteorologist with an advanced degree and 5 or more years experience is around $90,000.


Average Salaries for Scientists

Some other scientific fields and average salary ranges, as of 2012, according to

Aerospace Engineer

Entry Level - around $62,000. Senior Level - around $119,000.


Entry Level - around $46,000. Senior Level - aroound $96,000


Entry Level - around $51,000. Senior Level - around $88,000

Nuclear Engineer

Entry Level - around $65,000. Senior Level - around $119,000

Petroleum Engineer

Entry Level - around $78,000. Senior Level - around $156,000


Entry Level - around $57,000. Senior Level - around $113,000

NOTE: The figures above are averages only, and there will be variances based on several factors, some of which include geographic location, supply of and demand for candidates, relative prestige of hiring organization, and of course, the candidate's academic and professional credentials. (Note also that I have rounded off the average salaries )

Refractor Telescope - Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ

See Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and more!

Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope
Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope

If it's Astronomy or Meteorology that interests them, they really should have a telescope.


Doing Science Experiments at Home

Doing science experiments at home can be quite exhilarating.

IMPORTANT: First, make sure you have the permission of the appropriate authorities. (is, parents)

There are various resources for finding good home projects in the field of science. Science kits, like the ones shown on this page, are probably the best.

There are also books dedicated to this exact subject.

Lastly, there are always Internet videos. Bear in mind that the people producing these are not always scientists. And they seldom explain the principles behind the 'experiments.' Some of them may not be safe to do, wither with or without supervision. Proceed with caution. Just because you see it on thoe Internet doesn't mean its true, logical, or valid.

That said, here's one of those videos on this page. The experiments it shows are relatively tame, but there is more in the way of actual explanation then you'll find with a lot of the others.

Six Sciend Experiments to Do at Home

Fun Robotics Kit - That Teens Are Sure to Like

Reader Reviews - Have you purchased any of these products?

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, this was the very best Christmas present I ever received!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cool science kits. These are perfect for inquisitive teenagers.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      My grandson would probably enjoy one of these kits. Blessed and have a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season and extra special 2013. Hugs.

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      My teenager is interested in science. He's at Cambridge now studying Biomedical Science. I think he'd love some of these though.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      My nine year old would think these science kits were cool - I'd get Dad to supervise the research :)

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      nealberk 5 years ago

      Unfortunately my kids are way over the age for these kits as are the grandkids. Now, when the greats come along, I will consider them (I can no longer get the raw materials I used when I was a kid, besides, these kits are a more environmentally safe way to go.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      @ChrissLJ: Maybe!

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      ChrissLJ 6 years ago

      I bought my nephew several science experiment kits last year for Christmas. He loves science, and I want to encourage his hobby. Who knows? One day he may discover the cure for cancer!

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      No, but our country needs more scientists. Anything to help develop a kid's interests is excellent in my book.

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      SquidooPower 6 years ago

      When I was a kid I would have done anything for some technic lego. Great learning tools, I really hope that people buy these kits for their teens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Your science kits just brought back memories of the science kit my cousins had while growing up...hours of fun!

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      iijuan12 6 years ago from Florida

      We love this kind of stuff! We have the Snap Circuit Set, and my kids love it!

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      nealberk 6 years ago

      What happened to the good ol' days of chemistry sets and biology labs complete with microscope and protozoa cultures?

      Sigh. the simple things.