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Science gifts for kids

Updated on December 4, 2014

Science Gifts Under $15

Looking for that great Christmas gift? If you are looking for something unique, then this is the place for you. Not sure if science is the thing for you? Think again. There are so many unique gifts out there for you and your young scientist to explore. Children love tactile activities where they can get a little dirty. They love to explore and learn. Help them develop the skills of investigation through science toys. If you are considering stocking stuffers or simply need wallet friendly ideas, this list will help make your choice of gifts easier.

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Goop, Gloop, Slime, and All Things Polymer

Squish it, splat it, bounce it, ooze it through your fingers. Science has never been more hands on than when you play with polymers! Have fun mixing these concotions and learn something while you are at it! For more on polymers, you can go online and find lesson plans for your kids. There are many good chemistry lessons you could do with polymers- teach your child about molecules or elasticity. For an example lesson, go to Reach Out MichiganGrab a kit and build your own robot. How cool is that? Not only can you teach youngsters about robotics, but you can incorporate lessons on being environmentally friendly. The solar powered robots leave a very small carbon footprint, and you can teach the next generation about the importance of using clean energy! You can even set a goal for yourself by joining a Lego League and compete! Lego Leagues are full this year, but hey you can set a goal for next year! Until then, you can teach your kids about the basics of robotics here.

Maybe your scientist likes to explore the world of rocks. Sounds a little boring until you discover the beauty and excitement that can be had with rocks and rock formation! If you are adventurous, you may try starting a geology club, a group in Ohio did and it was a big success Geology Club in Ohio. They also have lessons on crystal formation.

Bugs, and Worms, and Ants Oh My! You might want to ask the parents before you give these gifts because they crawl! Kids are simply facinated by all things that wiggle and squirm. Orkin, yes the exterminators, has a great website full of information about insects for kids. Check out Orkin online.

What is a polymer?

Polymers are made up of many many molecules all strung together to form really long chains. The texture depends on the molecules involved. Some polymers are bouncy, others are gooey and slimey.

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How do you use science at home?

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    • Birdlady LM profile image

      Birdlady LM 

      6 years ago

      Awesome lens! When I was a kid my favorite toys were my microscope and geology lab.

    • iijuan12 profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      We homeschool so my boys are always exploring the outdoors or trying to figure out how to build things or blow them up.

    • MarcoG profile image


      6 years ago from Edinburgh

      It's so important for kids to learn about science at a young age. Fantastic collection of gifts here :)

    • BryanLSC profile image


      6 years ago

      This lens provides great ideas for science education for kids at home, will surely help them get interested in science! Great lens!

    • blessedmomto7 profile image


      6 years ago

      We homeschool, so we do lots of science at home!

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice lens.

    • Merstarr profile image


      6 years ago

      Cool stuff here that would help get a kid interested in science. Great lens :)

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      7 years ago

      Great idea! Kids love exploring! My lens features educational app.

      Nice to see yours!

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      7 years ago

      enjoyed your items listed here, thank you, squidliked it too.

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      7 years ago

      I looooove these kinds of things, and I'm an adult! lol

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      7 years ago

      My science mad boys would love some of these, esp the robot things. Great lens!

    • Paul Ward profile image


      7 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Great set of gifts: Angel Blessed

    • fireblazzer profile image


      7 years ago

      great lens

      i loved these kinds of things when i was a kid.. i still do

    • GoAceNate LM profile image

      GoAceNate LM 

      7 years ago

      Great lens. Lots of good toy ideas here. I feel a lot better buying something that will make my girls think rather than another piece of plastic to throw on the pile.

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      7 years ago

      Great start! Would love to see more in-depth reviews about the items you've chosen for sale.

    • Jennifer Einstein profile image

      Jennifer Einstein 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Hi. Saw this on the Just One Thing thread and decided to lensroll it to my Gifts for Everyone lens. Cheers!

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      8 years ago

      Great gift choices. There are a lot of these I wouldn't mind having myself!

    • hayleylou lm profile image

      hayleylou lm 

      8 years ago

      Excellent choice here -my oldest loves Science :)

    • WritingforYourW profile image


      8 years ago

      I want a robobug. :)

    • jp1978 profile image


      8 years ago

      Science at home? The scientific method is a way of life!

    • BetsiGoutal1 profile image


      8 years ago

      Great lens! A lot of these are great for the young at heart, too. Bookmarking for my shopping later, and will be adding this to my Geek Stocking Stuffers lensroll.

    • nukemdomis lm profile image

      nukemdomis lm 

      8 years ago

      Nice job so far. Where are the science gifts under $5?

    • caketech profile image


      8 years ago

      The solar toys are really neat!

    • Glhall profile image


      8 years ago

      Educational toys are awesome. I like the lens.


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