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Cool Kids Science Kits & Books

Updated on September 17, 2014

Need a project for your kids that is educational And fun? Whether you are planning a rainy day in or their next science project, these great products are sure to amuse & educate your kids. Even kids that claim to hate science will love to make a volcano erupt or investigate insects up close.

Magic School Bus World of Germs Science Kit

Ms Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride into the world of germs with these thrilling experiments. Young Scientists will grow bacteria and fungi, test antibiotics, make a fungus bubble, explore antibiotics, grow mold, wake up fungi, cultivate bacteria in yogurt, use yeast to inflate a balloon, and much, much more, seatbelts, everyone. Get ready to discover the world of germs.

Totally Gross The Game

Totally Gross The Game

A dose of gross helps science make sense. This game engages kids to learn and understand all the major scientific disciplines. From biology to chemistry to zoology kids answer questions, learn amazing facts and engage in activities. It's all in the name of science!

Scientific Explorer's My First Dinosaur Science Kit

  • A great way to introduce your child to these amazing creatures at an early age!
  • Build a glow in the dark dino
  • A great kit for sparking interest in prehistoric times
  • This kit includes real excavation tools
  • Explore the world of paleontology at an early age

ROBOT DUCK KIT by Toysmith

ROBOT DUCK KIT by Toysmith


GENERAL FEATURES: The Robot Duck Kit by Toysmith lets you make a crazy robot that walks like a silly Duckie! This is an awesome science kit designed by Middlesex University in the UK! Contains a motor and small part to be assembled and requires two batteries not included. You will need a small screwdriver. Finished Duck is 10 CM in length. For ages eight and up.

Volcano Making Kit

Make your own volcano and watch as it erupts with bubbling, fizzing "lava". Kit includes fast drying plaster, volcano mold, paint, paint brush and stir stick. Requires baking soda and vinegar for eruption (not included).

Balloon Physics


Balloons are more than just a lot of hot air! Take off on an adventure through topics in physics, chemistry, and biology. Race balloon cars, build a balloon-powered boat, and fly a balloon helicopter. Puncture a balloon without it popping. Stick a balloon to the wall without glue. Measure your lung capacity. Learn where rubber comes from. Discover more than one way to blow up a balloon. Build a barometer, a fire extinguisher, and a water yo-yo. Investigate air pressure and the properties of fluids and gases. The full-color, 32-page book guides you through 24 action-packed experiments, giving you scientific explanations each step of the way. Winner of a 2004 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award.Ages 8 and up32-page manual with 24 experiments. Features - learn about balloons and rubber. investigate forces with balloon rockets, observe surprising physical science phenomena, perform electrostatic magic tricks, take volume measurements, discover air pressure

Scientific Explorer's Mind Blowing Science Kit for Young Scientists

Erupt a color changing volcano. Mix up magic ooze with a mind of its own. Play with sand that never gets wet. Mix safe chemicals and watch colors change before your eyes. You'll amaze yourself and your friends as you explore the science behind these truly remarkable reactions.

Snap Circuits SC-300

  • AWARDS: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products
  • Contains over 60 Snap-Together parts. Build over 300 exciting projects.
  • Clear and concise Illustrated Manual Included and Available Online.
  • Build a Radio, Doorbell, burglar alarm and more
  • No tools required

Pop Bottle Science

It's pure bottled magic! A complete kit that ingeniously marries science and fun in the breakthrough vein of The Bug Book & Bug Bottle (1.7 million copies in print) and The Bones Book & Skeleton (1.65 million copies in print), Pop Bottle Science presents 79 easy, hands-on experiments that probe the worlds of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, weather, the human body, and even astronomy.

The Pop Bottle bottle is a perfect miniature science lab--see-through, flexible, air-tight when necessary, made out of a durable, shatter-proof plastic and designed with a removable top that doubles as a funnel. The Pop Bottle book is a lively, fully illustrated 96-page guide to astonishment. Each experiment begins with a challenge and ends with an explanation of the scientific principles involved. Kids can design a volcano and watch it erupt. Create a tornado-maker and see how twisters work. Make quicksand--is it solid or liquid? Observe photosynthesis in action. Simulate Jupiter's giant red spot, investigate buoyancy, demonstrate inertia, and discover the Bernoulli principle--which allows planes to fly. Plus, turn the bottle into a barometer, a thermometer, walkie-talkie, trombone, compass--or groovy lava lamp.

Bubble Science


Experiment with the whimsical wonder of bubbles. For countless generations, people have been fascinated by the unique properties of soap bubbles. See for yourself why these elegantly simple structures of soap, water, and air are still studied by scientists, modeled by mathematicians, emulated by architects, and immortalized by artists and writers. Learn about the love-hate relationship between soap and water. Blow giant bubbles, mini-bubbles, bubbles within bubbles, chains of bubbles, and bubble blankets. Discover how a bubble’s color can reveal when it will pop. Build soap film domes, roofs, and bridges. The full-color, 48-page book guides you through 35 experiments. Ages 8 and up.

Children's Art & Crafts Kits: Build Your Own "Tin Can Robot" Science Kit

Recycle a soda can by turning it into a silly robot that can wobble around! Kit includes all working parts, motor, wheels, arms, googly eyes, and full detailed instructions. Millions of metal drink cans are thrown away everyday. You can learn children to recycle one of them to complete this fun project. Requires 2 "AAA" batteries, screwdriver and empty soda pop can (not included). Ages 6 & up.

Green Science Windmill Generator by Toysmith

How is energy produced by using windmills? Build this amazing wind generator and learn about renewable energy/ "green energy". Watch the LED glow as it is powered by free energy from the wind. No batteries required! Help save the planet by using a recycled plastic bottle to support your wind generator. Ages 8+

Scientific Explorer's Spa Science Chemistry Kit

* Create your own unique bath and spa products

* Make bath balm, a face mask and scented shampoo

* Learn the science behind many spa products! What makes a bath fizzer work?

* Make bath gels, bath fizzers and spa lotion

* A great science gift for girls interested in fragrances and spa products

4M Dynamo Torch

Children's Green Science Dynamo Torch Science Activity Kit

Have fun building this mini generator. Turn a simple toy motor to become a generator which converts hand motion to electric energy and powers a light bulb. No battery, no pollution, just amazement. The generator could be used as an awesome energy torch. Caution : High Voltage of inspiration and fun! Contents: 1 LED Lamp with holder and wires connected 1 toy motor 2 gears 1 set dynamo torch casing accessories (assembly required) 1 transparent torch cover screws detailed Instructions with fun facts

Scientific Explorer's Ultimate Crystal Growing Science Kit

* This kit has 15 different crystal growing activities

* Grow geodes and grow giant crystals

* Grow crystals quickly - See spectacular results with in a 2 - 3 days

* This fun kit makes geology exciting and accessible to kids

* The crystal experiments in this kit make great projects for science fairs

Professor Noggin's Wonders of Science Game


  • Encourages kids to learn about the wonders of science
  • Includes 30 game cards and a 3 numbered die
  • Questions in form of trivia, true or false, and multiple choice
  • Both easy and hard levels of questions keep kids interested, challenged and having fun
  • For 2 or more players

Green Science Enviro Battery

If you like to build things with your hands, here is a kit you will love. Learn the science behind the Power! Enviro-Battery uses natural materials like mud, lemons, and water to power a light bulb, a watch, and activate a music chip. Amazing, environmentally friendly science kit that includes detailed instructions so you can create many unusual batteries with fruit juices, vegetables, coins, utensils, and more!

Contains: 4 zinc plates (Silvery Grey) 4 copper plates (Brownish) 4 connection wires 4 connection wires 2 plastic cups 1 paper cup 2 specially designed bottle screw caps 1 light tower with LED lamp 1 sound chip 1 LCD watch moment with protective cover 1 set transparent adhesive tapes 1 set experiment introduction guide with experiment record sheet and fun fact Please Note: Some items from home are required to complete the experiments - not included. For ages over 8 years old. Not for children under 3 years due to small parts. Adult guidance recommended.

Magic School Bus Journey into the Human Body Science Kit

Ms Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride into the human body with these breathtaking experiments. Young Scientists bend bones, make joints, map taste buds, expand lungs, build a stethoscope, measure lung capacities and heart rates, perform the iodine starch test, spin glitter, simulate synovial fluid, create a human body poster, and much, much more. This exciting kit includes a life-size poster with 8 sheets of body part stickers, seat belts, everyone. Get ready to discover the human body.

Live Butterfly Garden

Did you know that painted ladies (the butterflies, that is) taste with their feet and have 10,000 eyes? You and your kids will be fascinated by all you learn about these beautiful creatures with the Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore. The kit comes with a relatively easy-to-assemble observation chamber; supplies for feeding the butterflies (you provide only sugar and water); an informative booklet of clear instructions and butterfly facts; and a certificate for three to five free painted lady caterpillars.

The metamorphosis from larva to butterfly takes about three weeks from when you receive the caterpillar larvae (which arrive in a small container with all the nutrients they need). Your children can watch the larvae increase dramatically in size, form chrysalides, and finally emerge into full-fledged painted ladies (it's suggested that they release the butterflies after a few days of observation). This would make a wonderful activity for families with kids of any age, but younger children will need help assembling the observation chamber and reading the instruction booklet. (Note: The manufacturer recommends that butterflies should not be set free in temperatures lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.)

Scientific Explorer's Disgusting Science - A Kit for Studying the Science of Revolting Things

Grow your own friendly germs and fuzzy molds. Mix up a batch of coagulating fake blood. Even make a stinky intestine. Learn the science behind unmentionable bodily functions while doing some truly NASTY experiments.

Are your kids crazy about science?

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      amberchina 5 years ago

      Cool kits! I thought a lot of these would be great for students to use during summer vacation, so I just featured your lens on "The Best Summer Learning Activities and Projects by Subject". :)

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Kids will definitely like all these science in a box. Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      these science models are amazing, great lens to find so many of them, thank you indeed.

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      JeanJohnson LM 5 years ago

      I can't wait for my kids to be a little bit older. I think they'll love these scientific toys!

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      RecipePublishing 5 years ago

      Great ideas for kids.

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      iijuan12 6 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for the lens! I'm adding a bunch of these kits to my wish list! I love stuff like this!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Cool kids science kits and books. I think my grandson and I have done most of these. This lens provides some wonderful selections. Lenrolling to my Pendleton Elementary School Garden lens. Thanks.

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