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Science Toys for Young Women for the Holidays

Updated on November 16, 2012

Encourage Learrning in a Lagging Field

Science & Engineering
We desperately need more scientists in the United States. The best way to end this "short-fall" in science professionals is to encourage children, even at a very early age, to become interested in and involved in the sciences. This is especially true of young women. Though the ranks of professionals in all fields of science has steadily gained women, there is still some degree of disparity.

Education Should be Fun
Often the best way to encourage learning is to make if fun. To that end, games with a scientific basis are a great way to encourage your Young Madam Currie to make her own discoveries and possibly enter a career that both pays well and is rewarding.

This hub will include "toys" that enable young women to explore science in fun and fashionable ways.

Wide Variety of Toys Tailored to Young Women

This particular hub will concentrate on toys with a scientific basis for young women. I'll start with the youngest and move up toward older girls. These toys use food, cosmetics, and fashion to promote scientific understanding.  This makes them both educational and fun.

Veterinarian Lego Kit

Lego has long made building blocks for children of all ages including those well beyond the age of twenty. Young women, particularly pre-teens and tweens, have a strong affinity toward domesticated animals and that is who this kit is designed to appeal to.

The kit is basically a veterinary clinic including two female staff, a horse, a dog, and a hedgehog. Equipment includes an examination table, x-ray machine, and an assortment of medical tools including thermometer, scale, and clipboard. The wards of the clinic have a horse pen and hedgehog cage.

The recommended ages for this kit are six to twelve years old.

Ice Cream Science Kit

Scientific Explorer's Ice Cream Science Kit: Who doesn't like Ice Cream? This is a fun and tasty way to introduce chemistry. This kit even allows your young scientist to make ice cream with a T-Shirt a totally new way to mix up your favorite confection. Turn flavors into a yummy ice cream treat. Put all the ingredients in the supplied container and start spinning.

Perfect ice cream every time! She can invent her own secret recipes with flavors and colors. Experiments determine why rock salt is used in making ice cream, how the ice crystals makes ice cream gritty or smooth, and how added air can fluff up the mixture. A delicious and fun way to learn about solids, liquids, and gasses.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.


Spa Science

Scientific Explorer's Spa Science Chemistry Kit: Create your own unique bath and spa products including soap, shampoo, bath balm, bath gels, face mask, and so on. She'll learn the science behind many spa products! A gift for young women interested in cosmetic sciences. 

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

The Science of Scent

Perfume Science Kit: Let her follow her nose on a fragrant journey through the science and history of making perfume. She'll experiment with numerous fragrance combinations on her way to becoming a master perfumer. Teaches how the nose and olifactory system work together to enhance the sensation of smell.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Scent and Spa in a Box

Scientific Explorer's Ultimate Spa & Perfumery Kit of Spa Therapies: The perfect present for the tween-aged young women. Can be used to make up to five different perfumes. Enough ingredients for up to eight participants. This is perfect for a "spa-party." Make a wide variety of soaps and bath balms. Contains all natural ingredients.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Lip Balm

Make Your Own Lip Balm: Learn the science of skin conditioning and color. Includes a wide variety of flavors. Comes with five cosmetic tins which can be decorated. Mix and match colors and flavors for unique balms.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Metal Detector

It can be fun to find metal objects in the yard, the park, or at the beach. There's no denying the thrill and excitement of finding "treasure" even if it's basically junk. After all it came from somewhere and metals are definitely human made.

This is one of the cheapest metal detectors the author has ever seen at under thirty dollars. Recommended ages are eight to twelve years of age. There are some complaints about the sensitivity and lack of adjustment, but those features are usually found on detectors in the 100 dollar price range.

Visible Woman.

Lindberg Transparent Woman figure model kit: An excellent way to learn anatomy and possibly discuss physical qualtities that are unique to women. Outer shell is clear plastic and all internal organs are soft plastic. Includes complete bone structure and display stand.

Easy to assemble.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

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The author owns no stock nor was compensated monetarily, via discounts or freebies for these product reviews.

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