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  • Item #: 031658
    Retail: $24.99
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    Recycling; Scientific Measurements; Magnets

  • Item #: 031663
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    Bacteria and Fungi; Weight and Volume; Acids & Bases

  • Item #: 031667
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    Mirrors; Electricity; Circuits and Electromagnets

  • Item #: 004353
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    Retail: $36.50
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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 #: 015457
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $62.90

    We have many excellent science kits, but this one looks at science a bit differently. Everything found in this kit will help you look at science through the lens of doing "magic" tricks. We all know there is no magic, but use the contents of this kit and the explanations offered in the experiment manual to perform feats that will bewilder and amaze your family and friends.

    Included in this kit is potassium permanganate, iron powder, strontium chloride, lycopodium powder, sodium bicarbonate, polymer crystals, magnesium oxide, cue cards, plastic film, lid remover, measuring spoon, 3 measuring cups, 2 measuring cup lids, 3 plastic pipettes, porcelain bowl, plastic tube, funnel, marble, 3 tealight candles, balloons, white pillar candle, sheet of labels 3 aluminum tealight candle holders, cue card holder, tealight stands, and one pair of really nice safety glasses. The experiment manual includes safety information, explanations about the kit contents, and how to set up your own science show. Experiment/demonstration information is illustrated in a comic book format in full color. The information tells how to do the activities and an explanation of the science that is happening. Crush a soda can with water, heat water in a balloon, and levitate soap bubbles – all with science. Besides chemicals, some experiments require the use of fire so parental guidance is necessary. The publisher has tried to use some creative titles for the activities, and a couple of them are titled in a way that might be offensive to some. Two experiments using lycopodium spores (flammable, waterproof tiny balls of oil) are called witch's thimble and witch's powder. The activities are done to show the two different properties of lycopodium spores. Learning science concepts doesn't have to be dry and boring, so apply your science and have some fun. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 052593
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    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 #: 030141
    Retail: $22.00
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    This great kit for the little ones will dazzle friends and family as they perform colorful and fun amazing experiments. This kit includes crosslinked polyacrylamide, color tablets, mixing cups, 3 test tubes with caps, a pipette, color mixing tray, magnifier, test tube stand, and 10-page activity guide. You will experiment with crystals, fragrances, fizzing bath balm, make oatmeal soap and scrub, and much more. This is a fun and safe kit for curious little ones. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 026884
    Retail: $13.00
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    One of the coolest things I remember about visiting a local rock and gem museum was the room with the "glowing rocks." Under regular light, they look like any other rock, but turn on a UV light and they glow in beautiful colors pink, green, blue, purple. Now you can see this phenomenon with the Fluorescent Rocks Science Kit by GeoCentral.

    The kit contains 9 rocks (approx. 1/2" to 3/4" each), a guide, magnifier, streak plate and UV pen. Use this kit to learn why rocks glow, test their hardness, and more. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 014309
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  • Item #: 014277
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  • Item #: 066504
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     This little set includes 9 crystal specimens (1/2” to 3/4” in size) in labeled plastic tray, 3 pieces of dolomite for growing your own crystals, 1” plastic magnifier, streak plate, and instruction guide that defines crystals and how they grow, a guide to the crystals in your kit (with photos), instructions for growing your own crystals (with vinegar and food coloring), and two word puzzles that incorporate some of the new words found in the guide. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064259
    Retail: $13.00
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       Learning about fossils is a lot more fun if you can get a sample in your hand. Who has time to go out and collect them? Packaged neatly, this set of 9 specimens will intrigue your learners as they learn about fossils. The included guide book offers additional information on the specimens in this kit – sea urchin, white clam, gastropod, crinoid stem, brachiopod, ammonite, sand dollar, shark tooth, and coral. Each fossil ranges in size from ½” to 1” – a good size to see details. The guide book also includes a word scramble and word find for a little bit of fossil-word fun. ~ Donna

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  • Item #: 060553
    Retail: $34.95
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    The sky is the limit with the hands-on learning that takes place in this kit. Thames & Kosmos makes learning about rocketry and space loads of fun through 18 experiments that reinforce the concepts of physics. Experiments include using a stomp-on launcher to shoot foam rockets, launch water and air powered rockets, and build balloon propelled vehicles. This kit includes 3 foam rockets, launch tubes, a connection piece, mounting rod, mounting foot, tank, hose, closure clip, balloons, string, drinking straws, rubber band, wooden sticks, glass and wooden marbles, and space and vehicle shapes made of cardstock. The included 32-page guide offers step-by-step instructions for the experiments. You will also need a few things from around your house to complete the activities. Propel yourself into the wonders of physics and rocketry!
  • Item #: 030139
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.50
    Thrilling children of all ages is the secret to a successful amusement park. But have your children ever asked you the inquisitive "why?" questions about their favorite rides? Unless you are a physicist, you may have been stumped. This set is designed to teach scientific concepts in a way children can relate - through their amusement park experiences. Covering the science behind popular rides like roller coasters, carousels, bumper cars and others, children will learn the answers to their questions as they create their own small scale amusement park. Step-by-step instructions, fun facts, explanations and all necessary materials are provided to complete the six activities.
  • Item #: 053043
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    A cross between mini-mysteries and a detective science kit, this fun set teaches children forensic techniques while they work through two mysteries! In the first mystery, "The Case of the Mysterious Painting," young detectives will examine a painting for clues, analyze suspect data using a graph, test the pH of a water sample, measure shoeprints, extract DNA from strawberries (or other fruit), and compare DNA profile strips. In the second mystery, "The Case of the Cursed Cookies," kids learn even more techniques, including ink chromatography, testing flour and baking soda with citric acid, and examining fingerprints. Although the stories are a little cheesy and actual forensic techniques are a bit more complex, putting the experiments in the context of the story really brings the techniques to life and makes them extra exciting! Although all special supplies are included, you will need some household items to complete the activities – and a discreet adult helper to set up at least one test. – Jess

  • 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 #: 043867
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 043907
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  • Item #: 014311
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

  • Item #: 030144
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    Falling in love with science doesn't just happen. Rather, it is an overflow of a curious nature, and there is no better way to stir curiosity in our children than allowing them to get their hands dirty, so to speak.

    This interactive kit contains everything necessary to complete several activities that introduce children to the properties of chemistry. Step-by-step instructions, follow up questions and the underlying scientific principles are provided, making this easy and educational for your little chemist. Here is a sampling of the activities your child will participate in: Clash of the Powders (baking soda and citric acid), Fizzy Volcanoes, Soapy Bubbles, Yeasty Beasties and many others. Younger children will be enthralled as they become real scientists - measuring and mixing compounds, analyzing results and looking at what happens when slight changes are made to the original experiment. Supply a few common household items along with adult supervision and watch your children fall in love with science! ~Deanne

  • Item #: 001302
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Create slimes with fun properties to explore - a slime that jiggles; a sticky ooze that can glue things together; a mystery material that's solid one minute, liquid the next; a rubbery, stretchy putty; and a classic oozy slime. Science booklet, recipe cards, and slime chemicals are included.

  • Item #: 050516
    Retail: $17.50
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

       Study the science of black light, UV light, luminescence, and fluorescence with this handy little kit. The black light flashlight (four inches long) included in this kit is well-made to stand up to repeated use and requires 3AAA batteries (not included). Also included in this kit are two highlighter pens, black construction paper, glow-in-the-dark slime, and an activity sheet. Nine different activities include things like find a hidden bar on your money to confirm that it isn’t fake, look at a banana during different stages of ripening to see the fluorescence, and observe flowers that are kept fresh in tonic water – what do you see? Have some fun as you learn about these science concepts and you can use the flashlight for your investigations too! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 048254
    Retail: $101.72
    Rainbow Price: $74.95

    This kit contains most of the harder-to-find items you'll need to complete the labs in Exploring Creation with Physical Science. Kit includes: two test tubes (16x150 mm), a 12-pack of antacid tablets, two hard rubber balls (baseball-sized), balloons, a 9-V battery, a D-cell battery, a candle, a size 9 cork, 100g of Epsom salt, a 3.5" x 3.5" plastic mirror, a 6" plastic protractor, a 22"l x 5"w wooden ramp, one sheet of medium-grit sandpaper, a stopwatch, a measuring tape (150 cm), a thermometer, 14-gauge insulated copper wire, and a 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.75" wooden block. If you already have a well-stocked home and kitchen, this is a more economical kit choice.

  • Item #: 015423
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.69

    This basic kit includes some great Alnico (aluminum, nickel, and cobalt) magnets and a few other objects for conducting magnet experiments and exploring magnetic properties. The kit includes a 2" bar magnet (with N and S etched into opposite sides), a 1" horseshoe magnet, a 2" horseshoe magnet, a 2" tube filled with small steel shapes, and a 2" tube filled with powdery iron filings. Several activity ideas are included on the packaging of the set. ~ Rachel