Tag Archives: science toys

Folding Paper, Part 2: Paper Airplanes

There are many things that can be done with a sheet of paper. While “Kick Me” signs and those ridiculous fortune-teller doohickeys have gone out of style, the act of turning paper into a flying machine is still cool, and it is still a mark of one’s intellect. Paper airplanes are cheap, easily replaceable toys […]

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Focus on Microscopes As Science Toys

A few days ago I made a point of talking about telescopes and how simple it should, in theory, be to encourage kids to learn via the usage of such a simple and relatively inexpensive technology. But now that you’ve got that telescope and space is all learned up, where do you turn next? Simple, […]

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How To Make Your Kids Spend Time With You and Science: Telescopes

It can be really, really hard to get kids interested in anything even remotely related to science or education, especially when it comes with the word “toy” somewhere. Kids aren’t clueless. They know when you’re trying to sell them something other than what they want. That’s why you have to find science and learning toys […]

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Mattel’s Mindflex Showcases the Power of the Brain

Technology never ceases to amaze me. At times, there are products that seem years ahead of their time, making what once seemed impossible a reality. Recently, Mindflex has been released and already is making new advancements in the entertainment industry. Like something out of a science fiction movie, Mindflex by Mattel is operated by the […]

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Blast off with the Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Kit

The Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Kit is the latest version of a line of Stomp Rockets made by D+L Company.  It consists of a foot-powered pump, connected to a stand which mounts a foam dart.  Stomping on the pump propels the light, aerodynamic dart high into the air. While a simple mechanism, this line of […]

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Wild Planet Hyper Dash Toy Review

Wild Planet comes up with some wonderful toys from spy gear to science kits, and this toy is no exception.  Hyper Dash is a game that incorporates four different possibilities for play into one simple game.  Speed, skill, memory, coordination and teamwork are challenged with the different skill level/play options available. The box contains the […]

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Science Kit Review of Electronic Snap Circuits

The award-winning Electronic Snap Circuits SC-300 by Elenco is a science kit with more than 300 building projects in one box. Recommended for ages 8 and up, this kit is great for those who show an interest in learning more about how electronics work as well as for those who simply love to build. The […]

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Zooming in on the EyeClops BioniCam Microscope

The EyeClops BioniCam Video Microscope from Jakks Pacific, Inc is a great way for kids 8 and older to take science learning out in the field. This is the next generation of the award winning BionicEye offered with a few more features. Among the awards earned by this toy are the Parents Choice Recommendation for […]

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Live Butterfly Garden & The Value of Science Toys

At some point we begin to ask “Why?” And when the answer isn’t readily available in the brain of some adult, kids need another hands-on way to find out. Science toys to the rescue!  So many things are available now as kits and simple lessons that we are sure to find the right one for […]

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