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  • Item #: 031658
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Recycling; Scientific Measurements; Magnets

  • Item #: 031663
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Bacteria and Fungi; Weight and Volume; Acids & Bases

  • Item #: 031667
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Mirrors; Electricity; Circuits and Electromagnets

  • Item #: 004353
    Retail: $43.95
    Rainbow Price: $41.50
  • Item #: 004427
    Retail: $36.50
    Rainbow Price: $35.95
  • Item #: 004428
    Retail: $28.95
    Rainbow Price: $27.95
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    Retail: $19.99
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    Retail: $19.99
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    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 045291
    Retail: $99.95
    Rainbow Price: $89.90

    When it comes to hands-on projects, there seem to be two kinds of people in the world: those who want to assemble all the pieces necessary in the least expensive way and those who just want a complete kit so they don't have to run around and purchase supplies. If you're one of the latter, you will appreciate the wide range of equipment and tools included in this kit, as well as the comprehensive experiment guide. Like other kits from Thames & Kosmos, this one is well-produced and includes quality materials and a full-color experiment manual. The manual includes instructions for completing 100 experiments in the areas of physical science, earth and space science, and life science with specific chapters for experiments on: water, air, heat, sound, forces, magnets, electricity, electromagnetism, light and shadow, optical instruments, plants and animals, colors, human body, earth and sun, and chemistry. Looking through the manual, I recognize many experiments that are common middle-school fare such as weighing balloons with different amounts of air to show that air does have weight, making an atomizer that displays Bernoulli's Principle, changing water to ice to water vapor, observing that water expands when frozen, observing sound waves on the surface of water, swinging a cup of water to observe centrifugal force, building simple circuits, making an electromagnet, using mirrors to explore rays of light, making a camera obscura, dying carnations by placing them in colored water, listening to your heartbeat, building a sundial and many more that are often seen in curriculums or experiment books at this level. All special equipment is included, as are common objects like balloons, straws, modeling clay and black paper. Materials needed are listed at the beginning of each activity, with materials in the kit in regular font and additional materials needed in italics. Because so much is included here, materials that you provide are "basics" like water, batteries, flashlights, newspaper, and scissors. With the breadth of topics covered, this is one science kit that you'll use again and again. – Jess

  • Item #: 028520
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

  • Item #: 052593
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.99

    This might just be the most awesome volcano kit we carry! This kit includes a volcano mold, plaster, eruption powder, paint, paintbrush, booklets, and real specimens (geode, obsidian and pumice). Be creative and paint your volcano to make it personally yours, then make it erupt over and over with the erupting powder. The geode, obsidian and pumice are included so you can see and feel the different types of igneous rocks. You even get the bonus activity of breaking the geode to see what types of crystals are inside the rock. The Activity booklet includes ten fun puzzles - word search, dot-to-dot, word jumble, crossword, a very challenging volcano maze, and five more types of puzzles. The Adventure Guide includes information about volcanoes, structure of the earth, plate tectonics, etc. accompanied by colored photographs.

    This Discover with Dr. Cool Kit is just that – COOL! Great fun to paint, erupt, and learn about volcanoes and rocks. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 036784
    Retail: $33.95
    Rainbow Price: $24.95
    While robot kits are very entertaining and educational, they can be expensive. This kit is considerate in this regard, as it recycles its parts for up to 14 robots. Your kids can learn about solar power as an alternative energy source while putting together and playing with such creatures as Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, and more. There are also two levels of complexity for the robots, some being simpler to put together, and some more challenging. Instructions are included for all 14 variations.
  • Item #: 040952
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    You can conduct lots of cool experiments with this kit. Wanna make a mini volcano? You can. Jelly-like crystals? Do it. Temporary sparkling water? Yes! This awesome kit comes with enough materials to do all the experiments, and even redo the ones you really like. – Stephen

  • Item #: 033317
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

    The crystal hedgehog is a great way to get kids interested in science! They can watch the crystals grow and have a cute hedgehog to display in their room. It has simple, easy-to-follow instructions, and the crystals only take one day to grow. Assorted colors of pink, red, green and blue; sold individually. We’ll assort on orders of more than 1. ~ Stephanie
    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3 yrs.

  • Item #: 062175
    Retail: $43.95
    Rainbow Price: $31.95

    Are you into robotics, but don't just want another nameless, bumbling, human-shaped thing? Perhaps you crave something that mimics nature's many wonders… like a Frilled Lizard robot. Well, amazingly, you've found that exact thing! Once assembled, this interactive robot can be set on two modes: "defense mode" and "pet mode". When set to "defense mode" this little guy will detect threats and respond accordingly by backing away, opening its mouth, puffing its frill, and running! On "pet mode" this reptile companion is a bit friendlier, albeit still cautious. It will still display its frill when feeling threatened, but when it feels safe it will follow you around adoringly. Although the recommended age range is 10 and up, it is worth noting that assembly is somewhat complex and requires time, patience, and vigilance. Instructions are diagrammed pictures, so little reading is required. However, there are some recommended tools not included. These are a diagonal cutter, a Phillips head screwdriver, a knife, and a hammer. In addition, the robot requires four AAA batteries (not included). The perfect gift for a robotics/model lover, a reptile lover, or someone looking to entertain their cats! Winner of Creative Child and Dr. Toy Awards in 2015.

  • Item #: 029518
    Retail: $52.95
    Rainbow Price: $37.95

    Go beyond the study of solar power, salt water-fueled vehicles, and robotics - expand your learning of hydraulic power and physics with this awesome kit. After you build your hydraulic arm out of the 229 included pieces, it will grasp, grip, pick up and open at the command and control of the operator – no batteries or electricity required. The instructions are easy to follow, but will still challenge your beginning engineer. Enhance your science, technology, engineering, and math studies with this great hands-on learning option.

  • Item #: 065498
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    Be a chemist and stir up some fun using materials from your kitchen (or local store) and the special tools in this kit. 11 reusable (plastic) chemistry tools include a beaker, 4 test tubes, test tube rack, graduated cylinder, lab glasses, dropper, funnel, beaker, and stirring rod. The accompanying 22-page activity journal is filled with experiments for you to learn about matter, chemical reactions, and acids and bases while doing fun activities like changing water color, liquids that float, inflating a balloon without using your breath, putting out a flame without blowing, and more. The journal walks you through each step of the activities and allows space to record observations. Nancy Bs Science Club kits support STEM and prepare children for a future in science. ▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 041403
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.05
    Science becomes magical with this kit! With authentic, newly minted British coins, a unique "magic penny magnetic" and the activity book containing 44 investigations, your children will be spellbound as they learn "magic" tricks to entertain their friends and siblings. The key to the magic lies in the included unique magnets. Measuring 2"x.75"x.75", each ceramic magnet is encased in non-magnetic stainless steel giving them a super strong magnetic pull. The quality materials and detailed explanations and instructions make this a magnificent kit for your budding scientist or magician. ~ Deanne
  • Item #: 037158
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50
    Take a look at a hidden world with Nancy B's Black Light Illuminator. This set comes with an easy-grip black light (requires two AA batteries, not included), invisible ink pen, and 22-page activity journal. Use the black light to read invisible messages and look at special features of rocks, insects, flowers, and even security features on money. The journal includes great activities like making gelatin that glows and encrypting codes. The 'detective' in your family can now spend hours revealing unseen mysteries.
  • Item #: 038315
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    10” x 5” x 8”. Throws anything light, round, and under 1" in diameter over 15 feet! Includes miniature plastic balls.

  • Item #: 071211
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.69

       Experience the thrill of discovery - kid sized! Each gypsum egg includes a hidden, miniature dinosaur that is waiting to be found. Includes miniature chisel, instructions, and information about your dinosaur discovery. Assorted miniature dinosaurs (12). Dinosaurs length varies-approx. 1.5”-6”. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 003518
    Retail: $20.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    A terrific kit for the student just getting into robotics, this simple kit allows kids to build four different models (with four different types of movement) and easily transition between them. The central red module forms the basis for "Grandpa-Bot," a tractor-trailer, a cricket and a two-legged "Beast." Gears and accessories fill in the details. The core module runs on two "AA" batteries (not included).

  • Item #: 041107
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.25

    The Catapults & Crossbows Kit from Thames & Kosmos is great for studying the science of physics, or you can add it as a fun activity to your medieval history curriculum. Snap the plastic components together to assemble 5 different crossbows and 5 different catapults and trebuchets. The included manual offers step-by-step instructions for each model as well as information to conduct experiments with them.CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 068024
    Retail: $49.95
    Rainbow Price: $39.95

     

      Skyscrapers stand tall without falling over. Bridges span great distances without collapsing. Introduce your inquisitive children to the forces of physics and structural elements that create magnificent structures. Beginning with small models, children will learn about basic structural elements including columns, beams, trusses, plates, arches, shells and catenary. Explore forces such as tension, compression, shear and torsion before moving into more complex models of trusses, roofs and small buildings. They will also experiment with different types of bridge constructions: truss, arch, suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Material strength and stiffness are investigated as they learn how structural engineers maximize safety and minimize cost at the risk of structural failure. Full color lab manual includes step by step illustrated directions to complete 20 experiments in 3 levels (easy, medium and hard), vocabulary definitions, “Did You Know” and “What’s Happening?” explanations, and more. Kit includes 323 pieces. Bring STEM alive to your children with this quality Thames & Kosmos experiment kit! ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 064400
    Retail: $59.99
    Rainbow Price: $35.95

    Includes 83 pieces - 16 maze grids, 22 maze walls, 3 tunnels, the cheese wedge, 30 double-sided directional coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards and Colby, the robot mouse (features 2 speeds, lights up, and makes sounds as it weaves through the maze).

  • Item #: 059219
    Retail: $89.30
    Rainbow Price: $55.95

    If you enjoyed Snap Circuits Light, hold onto your seat belts, because "Motion" kicks it up another notch! The set contains over 50 parts to create 165 energetic projects, including a lighted color-morphing fan, a merry-go-round, a motion detector, a mini car, an air fountain, spinning lighted patterns, and much more. Kids will get to experiment with concepts such as gear ratios, pulleys, tilt, circuitry, electronics, and physics. The unit requires four "AA" batteries, which are not included, and the set is compatible with all other Snap Circuits sets. - Jess

  • Item #: 034980
    Retail: $36.67
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    If anyone knows the science of color, it’s Crayola! This kit provides instructions for 50 experiments, including glow worms, watercolor ice, colorful algae, rubber goo, colored bubbles, tinting and shading, color separation, and colored flower petals. Kit provides all the inks, paints, fizzy tabs, spinner, color wheel, filter paper and basic equipment needed for many of the experiments, with some common household items used in others. Our most color-ful science kit!

  • Item #: 027531
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.99

    This is a great little gift wrapped up in a gold brick perfect for your excavators and rock collectors. Dig into the gold-colored brick (approx. 4x2) using the enclosed plastic tool. Your little digger will uncover a beautiful piece of pyrite that is approximately 1 in size. A great addition to your rock collection! ▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 062174
    Retail: $27.95
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

    Build an air-powered racer – no batteries required and no motor to malfunction. The kit includes all of the plastic parts for your racer; just snap them apart when you are ready to assemble. In a separate bag are the screws, shafts, o-rings, and other mechanical items needed. You will need to provide a few tools to help with assembly – a diagonal cutter, screwdriver (small Phillips head), hammer, scissors, ruler, tissue paper, and permanent marker. The assembly & instruction manual is 48 pages of step-by-step, numbered illustrations with explanations. There are even a couple of pages of trouble-shooting suggestions, just in case. The finished product can then be hand-pumped full of air for the power to go a distance of up to 50 meters.