Science fun kits - links and ideas

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Science fun kits - links and ideas

Post by Kiless » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:45 am

I have in front of me today, this little thing:
http://www.escience.ca/GFX/PRODS/886N154.jpg

EIN-O's Box kit. I chose the one on 'Global Warming'. 8-)

http://www.ein-o.com/ - very interactive site, may have to play around a bit. Head for their showcase and check out their box sets on everything - basics in environmental, chemistry, physics and biological Science. There's DVDs and CD rom kits too.

http://www.playchild.com/catalog/educat ... 8_247.html - site that gives an overview of price and range.

Please, check these out and see what you think, if you're trying to find nifty little Science investigation kits.

I loved Mechano and Lego as a child, my husband started his computer career with taking apart machines and I developed my love of technology through computer games - what modern-day suggestions do we have?


.... and Athon, why aren't you working for these guys?? :evil:

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Post by ShellyD99 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:19 am

Oh, I have to see that site. I've been looking for science toys for my nieces (okay...myself mainly).

After lots of searching I bought a kit to learn about electromagnetism. What I've learned so far is that I'm horrible at putting these kits together. If I'm not losing screws or springs, I'm clipping something too short. And my sympathetic friend ends up fixing it. It's been frustrating. So I'll definitely check out that site. Maybe they have something simpler. :wink:

By the way, Legos rule!

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Post by Philosophical Skeptic » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:28 am

Wanna get kids interested in science? Explore the R-Rated side of science. It works.
"If you see life as anything more than pure entertainment, you're missing the point." -George Carlin
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