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Thames and Kosmos Candy Chemistry KitThames and Kosmos Candy Chemistry Kit
Thames and Kosmos Candy Chemistry Kit
16950

• Make rock Candy, chocolates, gummy Bears, wintergreen candies, and more
• Learn about specific heat and temperature, crystallization, measurements and more
• Personalize your candy by choosing your ingredients
• Decorate your finished candy with colorful foils, papers cups, and wrappers
• Includes 48-page full-color manual
• Ages 10 and up

Explore chemistry as you cook up candies and chocolates in the kitchen! Perform 25 sweet experiments and learn important physical science principles related to candy and cooking. Discover why sugar crystallizes to make rock candy. Learn about specific heat and the phases of matter by molding chocolates. Use a thermometer and learn about heat and temperature while boiling sugar. Gain experience with measurements and conversions, volumes, and weights. Investigate the chemistry of gummy bears. Learn about the mysterious phenomenon of triboluminescence with wintergreen candies. 48-page, full-color manual. 

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Thames and Kosmos Master Detective ToolkitThames and Kosmos Master Detective Toolkit
Thames and Kosmos Master Detective Toolkit
17112

Grab this briefcase full of investigator’s tools and get ready to track down some crooks! Learn about how detectives use forensic science to answer questions, gather evidence, and solve crimes. Experiment with the equipment and techniques used by real detectives to develop your own observation and problem-solving skills.

First, you will set up your detective’s office and organize your tools. Then, you will do some exercises to hone your observation skills. Next, you will learn about securing a crime scene, and gathering and documenting evidence, including fingerprints, footprints, and tire tracks. After you have gathered evidence, such as hair and fibers, counterfeit currency, and soil samples, you will head back to the lab to learn how to analyze it. Finally, you can try your hand at deciphering codes, writing messages with invisible ink, and communicating with secret symbols. As your skills develop, you can use them to solve the practice cases.

The 32-page, full-color experiment book guides your investigations with rich illustrations and step-by-step instructions. This is an inventive, engaging way to learn real science through roleplaying in imaginary adventures.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 26
Piece Count: 33
Manual Pages: 48

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Thames and Kosmos Chem C500 Chemistry KitThames and Kosmos Chem C500 Chemistry Kit
Thames and Kosmos Chem C500 Chemistry Kit
16949

• An introductory tour of chemistry with 28 classic experiments
• Discover the colorful effects of acids and bases
• Make fizzy and foamy reactions and write messages with invisible ink
• Learn about reactions between solids, liquids, and gases
• 48-page, full-color experiment manual
• Simple instructions for experiment
• Clear explanations of what happened and why
• Ages 10+


Learn about reactions between solids, liquids, and gases. Discover the colorful effects of acids and bases. Perform astonishing "magic" tricks for your friends. Make fizzy and foamy reactions. Write messages with invisible ink. Investigate metals and salts in electrochemical experiments with a 9-volt battery (not included). Learn for yourself how chemistry goes far beyond textbooks and laboratories to explain occurrences that happen around us every day. The 48-page,full-color experiment manual gives simple instructions for setting up and performing each experiment, and then clear explanations of what happened and why. This kit is ideal for children who are interested in chemistry but who are not yet ready for a more advanced chemistry set. It serves as an excellent introduction to our other chemistry sets.

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$31.50 Each $34.95 Each
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Thames and Kosmos Super Duper Bubble Gum LabThames and Kosmos Super Duper Bubble Gum Lab
Thames and Kosmos Super Duper Bubble Gum Lab
17126

It’s time to have some yummy gummy fun with this awesome bubble gum making kit! Mix up your gum base and then sweeten it with sugar. Next, use the three included flavors to make your gum more delicious than ever. Choose from watermelon, orange, and classic bubble gum — or try them all! Finally, cut it up, package it, and label it with stickers to give away as gifts. While you make these yummy treats, you’ll also learn about the scientific properties of elastic materials. Food ingredients included.

Ages: 6+
Experiments: 5
Piece Count: 10
Manual Pages: 16

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Thames and Kosmos Structural Engineering: Bridges & SkyscrapersThames and Kosmos Structural Engineering: Bridges & Skyscrapers
Thames and Kosmos Structural Engineering: Bridges & Skyscrapers
17125

Do you ever wonder how bridges span huge distances and how skyscrapers stay standing? Structural engineers use physics and their knowledge of the properties of building materials and geometric shapes to design structures with sufficient strength and stability.

With this kit of modular building pieces, you can learn the basics of structural engineering by conducting a series of 20 model-building experiments. Each model demonstrates a basic principle of mechanical physics or structural engineering in a hands-on way.

Start out with small models that demonstrate how structural elements can be attached together to maximize the strength of a structure for a fixed amount of material used. Learn about basic structural elements including columns, beams, trusses, plates, arches, shells, and catenary. Explore the forces acting on structural components including tension, compression, shear, and bending.

Move onto building more complex models of trusses, roofs, and small buildings. Experiment with different types of bridge construction: a truss bridge, arch bridge, cantilever bridge, rope bridge, and suspension bridge. Finally, build models of towering skyscrapers. What is the tallest tower you can build using only the pieces included in the kit?

Learn about the strength and stiffness of materials. See how structural engineers optimize factors to maximize safety, and minimize cost and the risk of structural failure.

A 36-page, full-color manual guides you through model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 20
Piece Count: 323
Manual Pages: 44

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Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop KitThames and Kosmos Physics Workshop Kit
Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop Kit
16263

• Kit includes more than 300 building pieces
• Build a windmill, two-speed crane, force scale, sail car, mars robot, and more
• Experiment with gears, levers, screws, inclined planes, pulleys, wheels and axles
• Learn and understand the most fundamental physics equations
• It is a 64-page, full-color experiment manual
• Centrifuge, pinball, centrifugal switch, ship's lantern, and dozens of other models
• Ages 8 and up

Force = mass x acceleration and don't forget to factor in the fun. This kit studies the Science of Matter and Energy. Through building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments with the models, you will learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics. This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of you. Physics Workshop includes more than 300 building pieces. The full-color 64-page manual presents assembly instructions, experiments and explanations in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner. 73 Experiments and Activities: Build a windmill, crane, sail car, mars robot, hammer machine, centrifuge, scale and dozens of other models. Experiment with simple machines: gears, levers, screws, inclined planes, pulleys, wheels and axles. Learn and understand the most fundamental physics equations. Read about amazing real-world applications for physics.

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Thames and Kosmos Magnets Experiment Kit
Thames and Kosmos Magnets Experiment Kit
17018

• Discover the invisible world of magnetic forces
• "Draw" pictures with magnets
• Test the strength of magnets

Discover the invisible world of magnetic forces. Draw pictures with magnets. Make a magnetic driving test. Test the strength of magnets and learn how to lift objects without touching them! Explore the basic principles of magnetism with twelve hands-on experiments. Includes a full-color 16-page guidebook with simple step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures. Kit contains the necessary parts. Ages 5 and up.

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Thames and Kosmos Solar Car Kit
Thames and Kosmos Solar Car Kit
17027

• Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models
• Build a race car that drives across the floor
• Learn how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into electricity

Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. Build a race car that drives across the floor, a helicopter with spinning rotor blades, a windmill with spinning turbine, a jet plane, and a gyrocopter. Learn how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into electricity to drive the motor and move your models. Full-color, 32-page color instruction book. 30 building pieces.

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Thames and Kosmos Electronics: Learning CircuitsThames and Kosmos Electronics: Learning Circuits
Thames and Kosmos Electronics: Learning Circuits
16966

• This kit provides the tools and instructions to learn how electronics work.
• The innovative snap-together blocks make learning electronics fun and accessible.
• The components in the kit include capacitors, resistors, transistors, and more
• 64-page, full-color manual guides you through 70 circuit building experiments

Fun Circuit Building Experiments for Beginners Construct circuits with colorful electric building blocks to learn about electricity and how electronic devices work. With the innovative snap-together blocks in this kit, children eight and up can safely and easily begin experimenting with electronic circuits. These building blocks are specially designed to make learning electronics fun and accessible. Because the blocks are brightly colored and have unique shapes, it is easy to follow the assembly diagrams to construct functional circuits. And because the circuit symbols are printed directly onto the blocks, you can quickly become familiar with the symbols and learn how to read circuit diagrams. The fun building projects include an alternating blinker, a police siren, an ambulance siren, an alarm system, a light detector, a conductivity tester, a rain warning system, a timer, and logic circuits. The electronic components in this kit include capacitors, resistors, transistors, LEDs (light emitting diodes), a phototransistor, a switch, 30 contact blocks, cable blocks, a battery holder, a speaker, and a sound integrated circuit. The 64-page, full-color experiment manual guides you through 70 circuit building experiments with easy-to-follow diagrams. This kit provides kids with the tools and instructions they need to experiment with their own hands and learn firsthand how electronics work.

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Thames and Kosmos Crystal Creation Kit
Thames and Kosmos Crystal Creation Kit
17010

Crystals are fascinating creations of natural beauty. Diamonds, gemstones, rose quartz, snowflakes, sugar grains, and table salt are all crystals. Grow your own crystals and explore these exquisitely ordered structures in a fun, creative way with six crafty experiments. This kit includes five different chemicals and other tools for growing crystals. Grow a crystal cloud inside a rainbow. Watch pink iridescent crystals form from a translucent solution. Grow long needle-shaped crystals. Mold plaster hearts and flowers and then grow a layer of pink crystals on them. Create the perfect solution to get crystals to form on a granite rock. A specially designed experiment station provides molds and growing basins for your crystal creations. After you have grown your crystals, store them safely in three clear, locking display boxes. Learn how and why crystals form, and tips and tricks for getting the biggest, most beautiful crystals. Full-color, 16-page experiment manual.

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Thames and Kosmos Kids First Chemistry SetThames and Kosmos Kids First Chemistry Set
Thames and Kosmos Kids First Chemistry Set
17021

• Introductory chemistry set designed specifically for young kids
• Conduct experiments to identify different chemicals
• Discover the invisible gas carbon dioxide and its very visible effects
• 48-page manual guides young chemists through 25 experiments

Kick off a chain reaction of fun-filled experiments with this introductory chemistry set designed specifically for young kids. Junior chemists can safely explore simple chemistry using the tools in this kit and common household substances from the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. Learn how to use basic chemistry equipment such as filters, test tubes, pipettes, and measuring spoons, and beakers. Make your own test tube racks out of plaster and learn about the chemical reaction that formed them. Conduct experiments to identify different chemicals using reactions, heat, evaporation, and crystallization. Examine the composition of inks and dyes with chromatography experiments, where colors magically separate from one another on a filter paper disk. Explore the properties of water, soaps, and oils. Experiment with acids and bases using indicators (pH strips and cabbage juice) to identify them. Make fizzy reactions with acids and bases to dissolve shells and inflate balloons. Discover the invisible gas carbon dioxide and its very visible effects. The full-color, 48-page manual guides inquisitive young chemists and their adult supervisors through safely conducting each of the 25 experiments.

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Thames and Kosmos Chem C3000 Chemistry KitThames and Kosmos Chem C3000 Chemistry Kit
Thames and Kosmos Chem C3000 Chemistry Kit
16855


• The ultimate chemistry kit
• Designed and manufactured in Germany for safe experimentation
• Over 333 experiments in 32 sections
• Start with fun experiments to learn basic chemistry principles
• 192-page, full-color experiment manual
• Hands-on approach to teaching chemistry
• An excellent preparation for highschool level chemistry.
• Ages 12 and up.

CHEM C3000 is the ultimate chemistry set. This kit includes all of the components from CHEM C2000, plus dozens of additional tools and chemicals, and 100 additional experiments, for a total of more than 333 experiments. The 192-page, full-color experiment manual is written at a more advanced level than the other CHEM kit manuals. You could call it a textbook, but the manual is too much fun to make that comparison. CHEM C3000 has a similar hands-on approach to teaching chemistry as our other CHEM kits, but also teaches more advanced topics such as chemical equations, atomic structures, and the periodic table. These concepts are critical to continued study of chemistry. CHEM C3000 is an excellent preparation for highschool level chemistry. Ages 12 and up.

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Thames and Kosmos Chem C2000 Chemistry KitThames and Kosmos Chem C2000 Chemistry Kit
Thames and Kosmos Chem C2000 Chemistry Kit
16854

• Understand the remarkable reactions behind ordinary occurrences.
• Professional quality equipment helps you make the most of your chemistry experiments.
• This kit introduces you to the alcohol burner for experiments that require heat.
• The 128-page, full-color manual
• 250 experiments
• Provides clear instructions for preparing and performing the experiments and explains the results.
• Ages 11 and up.


Discover how fascinating the world is when you understand the remarkable reactions behind ordinary occurrences. CHEM C2000 includes everything in CHEM C1000 and more — with twice the tools and materials, and more than three times the experiments. Most notably, this kit introduces you to the alcohol burner for experiments that require heat, greatly expanding the number of experiments you can conduct. Experiment with filtering and separating mixtures, combustion, and electrochemical reactions. Learn how to work with indicators and stronger acids and bases. Explore elements and compounds, including the chemical and physical properties of water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon. Discover atoms and molecules. Inspect soaps and household cleaners. Experiment with various foods from the kitchen to learn about sugars, fats, and proteins. Investigate metals such as iron, copper, and aluminum. Learn about how chemistry is used in environmental protection and industry. After completing CHEM C2000, you will have experienced firsthand the most important topics in chemistry, creating an excellent foundation for later study of chemical equations and atomic structure. The 128-page, full-color manual guides aspiring young chemists through 250 experiments. The manual provides clear instructions for preparing and performing the experiments and explains the results. Thorough safety precautions and instructions ensure safe experimentation. Professional quality equipment helps you make the most of your chemistry experiments. Ages 11 and up.

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Thames & Kosmos Little Labs: Cranes & Pulleys
Thames & Kosmos Little Labs: Cranes & Pulleys
16767

• Build cranes
• Learn how cranes lift and load
• Experiment with different types of cranes and pulleys
• Original best selling series
• Little Labs

Build cranes and learn how they lift heavy loads at construction sites. Experiment with different types of cranes and pulleys. 16-page color guidebook.

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Thames and Kosmos Ultralight AirplanesThames and Kosmos Ultralight Airplanes
Thames and Kosmos Ultralight Airplanes
17128

Construct awesome flying gliders with ultralight plastic and bamboo parts. Build five different types of planes with different wing configurations to learn how wings provide lift and how planes stay up in the air.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 5
Piece Count: 44
Manual Pages: 16

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Thames and Kosmos Wind Power 4.0Thames and Kosmos Wind Power 4.0
Thames and Kosmos Wind Power 4.0
17129

Wind is one of the most promising sources of clean, renewable energy available today. With this kit, you can assemble a realistic wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades that are designed with complex aerodynamic curves to look and work like modern-day wind turbine blades. Then, conduct experiments to optimize the turbine’s performance by adjusting the angle of the blades and discover how to use the wind turbine to light up an LED and charge a rechargeable battery. Convert the generator into an electric motor and assemble a small electric car to demonstrate a tangible application for the stored electricity.

The full-color, 32-page manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information that explores the different types of wind turbines and windmills, the history of this technology, and how wind energy can be used to power homes and electric cars.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 5
Piece Count: 38
Manual Pages: 32

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Thames and Kosmos Robotics: Smart MachinesThames and Kosmos Robotics: Smart Machines
Thames and Kosmos Robotics: Smart Machines
17120

Robotics is a vast, thrilling, and sometimes overwhelming interdisciplinary field involving physics, engineering, and computer science. This kit gives kids a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics that lets them build eight motorized machines controlled by programs and an ultrasound sensor. Kids code the programs using an easy, visual programming app on a tablet or smartphone, which connects to the robot models via a wireless Bluetooth connection.

The ultrasonic sensor works on the same principle as sonar. It sends out sound waves, which bounce off objects. The sensor interprets the echoes returning to it, and from this detects objects in the path of the sensor. Using the app interface, you can program the robots you build to behave based on the feedback coming from the ultrasound sensor.

Build a bipedal robot that walks forward on two legs and pivots to avoid obstacles in its path. An awesome beetle robot moves backwards or forwards in response to an obstacle, and opens and closes its pincers. Construct a funny crocodile model that wags its tail if no object is in sight, but then opens its giant jaws when an object approaches. Using an additional smartphone and tablet, you can even hack together a cute little spy bot that roams around and streams video back to the tablet screen. A cool tiltrotor aircraft model simulates vertical takeoff and landing by rotating its propeller blades 90 degrees. You can also assemble other fun robots including a robo dog and robotosaurus. After you have learned how the technology works, you can build and program your own robots using the kit’s 230 building pieces.

A full-color, 64-page step-by-step illustrated manual helps kids assemble all of the models and teaches them about robotics in the real world. The visual programming language allows you to command the robots’ motors to move at different times, different power levels, in different directions, and in response to the data from the sensor. You can also add simple sounds to your programs. Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android. Please check the app stores for compatibility and device requirements.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 8
Piece Count: 230
Manual Pages: 64

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Thames and Kosmos Ooze Labs: Colorful Crystal LabThames and Kosmos Ooze Labs: Colorful Crystal Lab
Thames and Kosmos Ooze Labs: Colorful Crystal Lab
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Explore the natural beauty and wonder of crystals by growing them yourself in many different shapes and colors. Set up your lab base station — the headquarters for all your crystal growing experiments, complete with beakers, test tubes, petri dish, tweezers, centrifuge, display dome, and more. Then conduct more than ten experiments in crystal formation, using safe, non-toxic crystal salts.

Make a crystal volcano by growing fast-forming crystals on a paper cone. Watch long spindly crystals form on a rock as if from nowhere. Grow crystals in many different ways, such as in a petri dish by evaporation, on a string dangling in solution, and by cooling a supersaturated solution. Experiment with three different chemicals, each resulting in different crystal shapes: monopotassium phosphate, ammonium dihydrogen phosphate, and potassium aluminium sulfate. Mix your own colors for your crystal growing solutions in the spinning centrifuge, so you can achieve a variety of different colors: red, pink, blue, purple, and clear. Learn about how crystals form in your experimental solutions and also in nature.

After you have completed the experiments with the materials in the kit, you can continue using the lab station and equipment for your own crystal-growing and chemistry experiments, using common materials from around your home like table salt and alum salt.

Combine the base station with the base stations from the other Ooze Labs kits (Chemistry Station, Soap & Bath Bomb Lab, and Alien Slime Lab) to make one awesome laboratory setup!

Ages: 6+
Experiments: 11
Piece Count: 32
Manual Pages: 24

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Thames and Kosmos My Discovery TelescopeThames and Kosmos My Discovery Telescope
Thames and Kosmos My Discovery Telescope
17115

Have you ever seen a close-up photograph of the Moon, with its fascinating cratered landscape? With this telescope, you can investigate the moon’s surface firsthand! You can also search the night sky for constellations and planets, or simply watch the birds at the birdfeeder in your backyard. Get a close-up view of squirrels, deer, and other wild animals or pretend to be a pirate sailing the seven seas! An entry-level telescope with 12x magnification power, durable body, and quality optics, My Discovery Telescope also has a soft shell ocular lens cover (eye-piece) for greater comfort. It’s the perfect companion for young researchers setting off to observe the world around them — on land and in the sky! Ages: 6+.

 

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Thames and Kosmos Happy Atoms Intro SetThames and Kosmos Happy Atoms Intro Set
Thames and Kosmos Happy Atoms Intro Set
17110

Chemistry is the science of materials, their properties, and how they react with each other. All materials are made of atoms. Why do some atoms combine with each other while other atoms do not? Because atoms just want to be happy!

Of course, atoms don’t really have feelings. But they do have observable behaviors. And atoms tend to be more stable, or “happy,” when they have certain numbers of electrons whizzing around their cores. Where do they find extra electrons if they need more to be happy? From other atoms that have too many electrons, of course! When atoms share or exchange electrons to be happy, they stick together. Happy atoms form molecules!

With this revolutionary approach to teaching chemistry, you can make your own happy atoms! This physical and digital system lets you discover the world of molecules in an intuitive, hands-on way. Using a set of 17 atom models representing 6 different elements, you can assemble your own molecular models. The atoms connect easily with magnets: metal tips on the ends of rubbery arms, which represent free electrons, snap onto magnetic bonding sites on the atom spheres, which represent empty spots for electrons in the atom’s outermost electron shell.

With the Happy Atoms Introductory Set, you can snap together hundreds of different molecules. Because the atoms already have the correct number of free electrons and empty bonding sites, it is difficult to build a molecule that doesn't actually exist. Happy Atoms function like the building blocks of the universe!

The digital component takes this molecular modeling system to the next level. Using the Happy Atoms app and the camera on your tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android, you can scan molecules you build. The app then uses state-of-the-art image recognition technology to identify the molecules. After a molecule is discovered, the app presents information about it, including its composition, usage, properties, hazards, formula, and structure. The app can recognize hundreds of the molecules that you can build with this set. It presents detailed information about 49 of the molecules you can build.

The app is a fun and interactive chemistry curriculum. It takes you on guided quests to discover new molecules and learn about them. You can track your progress with the app, collecting sets of molecules that you have built and explored.

Many people think of chemistry as complicated and hard to grasp. New technology now enables us to take this innovative approach to teaching chemistry, making it more tangible and instinctive than ever before. Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS 8 (or later) or Android 4.4 (or later, with 1 GB RAM, dual-core processor, and camera).

Ages: 10-17+
Experiments: 73
Piece Count: 18
Manual Pages: 16

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Thames and Kosmos Crystal GrowingThames and Kosmos Crystal Growing
Thames and Kosmos Crystal Growing
17104

Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Experiment with four chemically different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals, and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals.

Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom colored crystals. Display your crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. Mold your own geode — a hollow rock with crystals growing inside — and create a beautiful crystal cavern inside.

Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal, and many small crystals on the surface of a rock.

Measure how the crystallization of solids out of a solution, and the dissolution of crystals back into solution, affect the temperature of the solution. Learn about the energy of crystallization. Investigate solutions, crystallization, and the chemistry of crystal growing. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes.

This kit is thoroughly tested and safe: Over one million units of this kit have sold worldwide. A full-color, 32-page experiment manual guides your experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science.

Ages: 10+
Experiments: 15
Piece Count: 25
Manual Pages: 32

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Thames and Kosmos The Big Engineering MakerspaceThames and Kosmos The Big Engineering Makerspace
Thames and Kosmos The Big Engineering Makerspace
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• Build 22 fun, functional models of real-world machines and devices
• Experimentally explore different areas of physics and engineering design.
• Investigate marine vehicles, submersible, buoyancy, wind power, rotation, gears, energy conversion, pneumatics, hydraulics, statics, optics, and much more.
• Over 260 reconfigurable building pieces.
• 136 pg, full-color experiment manual with  instructions & scientific explanations.
• Batteries not required!
• A parents' Choice Gold award winner

With hundreds of building pieces and more than 20 models and experiments, The Big Engineering Makerspace is a comprehensive and ambitious STEM experience. In five chapters, you can experimentally explore different areas of physics and engineering design by building functional models and conducting tests with them. Explore marine vehicles, submersibles, buoyancy, wind power, rotation, gears, energy conversion, center of gravity, balance, pneumatics, hydraulics, statics, optics, and much more.

In the water and beach chapter, build models of a jet boat, submarine, catamaran, and sail car. In the land chapter, engineer models of a dragster, trike, automobile brake, automobile suspension, and tower crane. In the air chapter, construct models of a helicopter, glider, windmill, and falling leaf. In the engineering in society chapter, assemble models of a forklift, spinning top, hydraulic arm, scissor lift, and distance measuring tool. Finally, in the optical devices chapter, build models of a camera stabilizer, tripod, selfie stick, and smartphone microscope.

In addition to the models described in the instruction manual, you can design and build your own models. The building possibilities in this modular engineering system are virtually limitless. A 136-page manual guides your model building and experiments with step-by-step illustrated instructions.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 22
Piece Count: 258
Manual Pages: 136

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Thames and Kosmos Rainbow Gummy Candy LabThames and Kosmos Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab
Thames and Kosmos Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab
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Unicorns, clouds, and rainbows … oh my! Make your own delicious, fun gummy shapes using a gelatin mixture: Pour it into the included mold and concoct a spectrum of flavors and colors to personalize your unicorn, cloud, and rainbow-shaped gummy creations. You can even add citric acid to make sour gummies. Bonus: Learn about the scientific properties of natural polymers as you cook up these delicious treats! This kit includes all the food ingredients needed for a rainbow-gummy good time.

Ages: 6+
Experiments: 5
Piece Count: 11
Manual Pages: 16

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Thames and Kosmos Solar-Powered RoversThames and Kosmos Solar-Powered Rovers
Thames and Kosmos Solar-Powered Rovers
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The sun’s energy can be used to do some pretty astonishing things! Get ready to explore the amazing capabilities of solar energy by building your own solar-powered vehicles and devices. Using a system of ultralight bamboo rods, plastic gears, and a powerful solar panel, you’ll build five different motorized models that that move using electricity generated directly from sunlight. Construct three types of solar cars, a solar fan, and a solar robot. Perform science experiments with each model to learn about gear ratios, solar cells, and more. The ultralight materials make your models speedy and durable while the modular gearing system lets you test out three different gear ratios.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 5
Piece Count: 54
Manual Pages: 16

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