Gifts for ages 3 to 8
Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket
Sensory kids will love to play, create, and learn with this bucket of fun.
Experimenting with squishy, squashy polymers creates the perfect opportunities for young children to engage in sensory play and to naturally use scientific processes while having fun.
The Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket comes with items such as test tubes, biodegradable cups, mixing spoons, coloring tablets, and an experiment guide to help you make the following: Gobbledy Goop, JellyStones, Water Marbles, Glow in the Dark Spit Balls, Slippery Spheres, Silly Squares, Space Sand, and Super Snow.
Adding a little water to crystals and powder will create lots of science fun for your little ones.
Use this bucket to learn, create, and play with your child. There are many ways to enjoy preschool science fun with the Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket. Use the super snow to practice writing letters and numbers, teach the importance of listening and following directions by allowing your child or student to work independently after being given instruction, and make Space Sand and use it to discuss the sea and coral reefs.
Magic School Bus Science Club
Turn your next craft day into an educational one!
This is a great choice for families with multiple children, kinesthetic, and visual learners - and just a fun, educational activity for a rainy day! The kits include experiments related to Volcanoes, Weather, Water, Fossils, Bacteria and Fungi, Star and Planets - the world around us.
“My children are really enjoying their science now! Any time they get to do hands on, it's awesome!” - Kristina P
Solar System Wall Stickers
Study gravity, space travel, and the history of space exploration on your walls.
Kids can use these stickers to learn the solar system while developing motor skills. Use the Solar System Stickers to map out the galaxy on your dining room wall. The solar system wall stickers set teach planet recognition, solar system configuration, constellations, phases of the Earth's moon, seasons of the year, Earth's axis and rotation around the sun, and spelling!
Unlike other decals, the Mona MELisa Peel, Play & Learn wall stickers are made of a fabric material that does not rip or tear – a huge bonus when you have a child with minimal fine motor skills. They do not damage your walls or wall paper (we only have painted walls, so I couldn’t try that out) and they stick to textured walls.
"Gabe is very interested in space at the moment and I hardly had the box open before he wanted to play with them. My son was desperate to use this set as soon as he saw them, and together with his younger sister Evey, we decided to map out the Milky Way Galaxy on the dining room wall. We talked about each sticker and I prompted the kiddos to try and remember the correct order of the planets." -Patti B
Science DVD Collection
Sing along to these science videos!
Science is just plain cool – it can help explain the world around us and even our own bodies. But if we’re being honest, scientists often use big words that can be difficult for kids to understand (much less pronounce). Rock ‘N Learn has introduced a great solution that doubles as a fun holiday gift.
“First of all, I have to confess that this DVD is not only my kids’ current favorite, it’s mine too! I was confident that my 9-year old son would enjoy it as he loves science. Not only was I right, even my 5-year-old daughter was fascinated by the DVD. My kids constantly are telling me what they have, learned from Marko the Pencil and his friend Bailey. One day I am hearing what photosynthesis (big word for a 5-year-old!) is all about and the next thing they are explaining plant cells.” –Elina
I Love a Mystery Book Set
Kid detectives can use math and science to solve mysteries with this Educents best-seller!
There are few better feelings than seeing your child light up, prideful when they solve the answer to a question on their own. To give your child this confidence, look no further than the I Love a Mystery Book Set for your holiday gift.
The concept behind these award-winning literature-based science and math books is super simple and highly entertaining for kids of many different ages, and is recommended for ages 8-14. The set includes three books, two filled with science mysteries and one filled with math mysteries. Each mystery takes about one minute to read and solve, with one page covering the mystery and the next revealing the answer and a picture that helps explain the answer.
Kids love the fun stories (you’ll be asking your child to put these books down and go to bed finally) and you’ll love that the topics can be related to real life, such as calculating distance in a toll road and understanding probability of rolling certain numbers with dice.
“I love that these are short one page mysteries that you can read to your child at night. They always start a conversation and give me an opportunity to understand his current concepts of the world and tweak them. I would highly recommend these.” -Cari
Science Comic Book & Activities Subscription
Engage your five senses!
A beautiful combination of human body science, history, and imaginative fun come together in the Know Yourself Adventure Series. These high-quality subscription kits are the work of talented experts and artists who know how to keep kids laughing and entertained while learning important concepts.
Delivered monthly, each Know Yourself Adventure includes a Time Skaters comic book, science experiments and corresponding materials, historical lessons and healthy recipes. Each kit has an amazing theme like nothing you’ve ever seen before – for example, in the third kit, your child will travel to 1553 China to learn about the circulatory system!
Choose a plan that works best for your family by opting in for a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription, and give your child the gift of self-literacy this holiday season.
“The kids could not contain themselves when the box arrived, they were anxious to get their hands on everything, which is totally acceptable for this box! Along with supplies we needed to learn about the five senses were many extra fun reading materials. My son was really excited about the comic book and my oldest daughter found herself thrilled about the secret notepad and special pen. The pen contains a flashlight on the tip that reveals all of the secret messages she would write inside.” –Miss Frugal Mommy
Feed your child’s curiosity in insects, bugs, and living creatures!!
This high-quality microscope is not only a powerful tool on its own, but it also comes with an engaging and low-hassle experiment kit.
The Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Lime Microscope allows young and curious learners to study insects and plants, finding living microorganisms in a water drop and many other exciting things! Curious children will be able to work from directions about what to explore, or go off on their own and learn the magical wonders of the natural world down to the smallest levels possible.
The Levenhuk includes quality optics that can be compared to many ‘adult’ microscopes. Children can zoom up to 16x in the eyepiece, as well as six levels of magnification: 40x, 64x, 100x, 160x, 400x and 640x. The kids' microscope is durable, but light, and operates on batteries which come included. The microscope is ready-to-use right out of the box, perfect for a gift.
Also included with the microscope is an activity kit, which including items such as an “Attractive Microscope. Scrutinizing the Microcosm” user guide, forceps, sea monkeys, flasks with yeast, pitch, sea salt and brine ship, 5 ready-to-use specimens, 5 blank slides, dropper, and a dust cover to protect it.
Explore with Me Geology Set
Is your child interested in rocks and dirt?
Is your young learner interested in geology? This set of six geology packs contains a half-dozen rocks and minerals kits. Included are igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, minerals, fossils, and Rocks and minerals. It’s perfect for ages 8 and up, but really anyone expressing an interest in science will get a kick out of these kits. So you might be asking – what’s so interesting about rocks?
Geology is one of the most interesting fields of science out there. It’s the study of the oldest things that exist on the planet. The rocks under our feet tell a story that’s thousands of years old. Scientists still don’t know everything that there is to know about these building blocks of our world, but they’re learning new things every day. Rocks are responsible for beautiful mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes and much more.
This set contains an amazing array of rocks for a budding geologist to learn from. The Explore With Me kit introduces children to the various types of rocks by providing examples of each. Kids will learn facts about what differentiates them, and can explore ideas such as how they are formed, where they can be found, and much more.
Comic Books that Teach About Human Body Science
An educational gift for comic book lovers!
These bright and colorful books look like regular comics, but they’re deceptively full of engrossing information about human anatomy.
More details about the item: Survive! Inside the Human Body is a series of manga, or Japanese-style comic books that follow the journey of students through a human body. It’s a classic story, but presented in a way that’s never been seen before. Perfect for grades K-6, these comics contain anatomically-correct guides, real lessons, and a lot of age-appropriate humor.
Science can be one of the most dense and difficult topics to teach children, but this book does an amazing job of making it approachable. Visual learners will get a kick out of this book, and may retain information better than other learners. The fast-paced story will leave kids eager to see what happens to Dr. Geo and his rag-tag group of amateur scientists next. Topics covered in the book include the human body, the effects of the food we eat, medicine, genetics, the digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems.
“My 7 year old son LOVES these books (we bought all 3!). He has read and re-read them. They are perfect for before bed or in the car. Very informative and interesting.. he can not get enough of the comics!”
Use comic books to teach a challenging concept.
Manga textbooks are revolutionary textbooks that are helping to change the way our kids learn. The Manga Guide to Relativity is a textbook completely in comic book form that can help your teen understand one of the most difficult subjects in physics, Einstein’s theory of relativity.
The book takes teens through a fun story in which a relatable high school student Minagi learns about the non-intuitive laws that shape our universe. Before your teen knows it, they’ll be mastering concepts like inertial frames of reference, unified spacetime, and the equivalence principle. They’ll see how relativity affects modern astronomy and discover why GPS systems and other everyday technologies depend on Einstein’s extraordinary discovery.
“I found the story to be compelling and amusing, often sending me into the giggles, and the explanations to be understandable, which is what you want from a textbook (and not always the case when it comes to physics). What I love about books like these is that they can grab readers who might not otherwise be interested in the topic (I rarely pick up books about Einstein’s theories, for example) and teach concepts in news ways. The Manga Guides definitely have a place on my bookshelf.” – Sarah Zielinski, contributor at Smithsonian.com
Chemical Periodic Table Poster
Tack the building blocks of life to your wall!
The periodic table is a standard when it comes to science classrooms, or even anyone interested in the building blocks of life.
This Chemical Periodic table poster is an invaluable tool for anyone involved in the scientific field, and it can hang on the wall or on your door. It contains key data on all the elements, conversion factors, physical constants, and chemical structures.
This 18”x24″ laminated version of the periodic is reusable, durable, and crisply presents all the elements and a guide of how to read each one.
Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of matter. Everything that we know of in the physical universe are made up of the elements listed on this table. Knowing and understanding this is one of the keys to unlocking a young learner’s love of science. The earlier they start to think about these the more excited they will become in the world around them.
“Love this poster, size and clarity. We have it on the wall and everyone from my 14 yr old to my 6 yr old like to quiz each other about it.” – Deb H.
Life of Fred Chemistry
Blend storytelling with science!
Life of Fred Chemistry uses a unique blend of storytelling and educational guides to make any subject fun and engaging for kids.
Odds are that you’ve heard of Life of Fred. The LoF series is one of the biggest hits amongst homeschoolers due to the way it blends learning and fun together. The series follows Fred, a math genius who lives in a quirky town where there’s always another adventure waiting around the corner. But fortunately Fred’s expertise expands beyond math. These books are incredibly easy to understand, due to the story-like nature of the books, but aren’t as dense or difficult to comprehend as a massive science textbook.
“Even though I loved Chemistry in school, I really wish it was taught the way that Dr. Schmidt teaches it! He uses real life type situations to teach about chemistry. I love how he tells us what we need to really know about chemistry and not just useless facts to memorize. The fact that the book is written by a math teaches helps a lot too, because the formulas and math in this chemistry book seem easier to learn and comprehend! This one is going in our permanent library.” – Cheryl K