Superb gifts for science geeks

    24th September, 2019

Your cutie 'pi' deserves the very best!

Who do you think would win, in a fight between Issac Newton and Albert Einstein? Gravity vs. relativity? The stakes are high! Lucky for you, you know a science geek (or you probably wouldn't be here) who knows exactly who we should bet on! Gambling aside, we've got a great list of science geek gifts for the 'Sheldon' in your life.

Gskyer Telescope, German Technology Telescope

Bought this as a gift for a very good friend. She was so excited. Telescope was packaged well. Has a very nice carrying case. Lens are each in a case of their own. Very fast delivery ,well packed easy to set up works well ,the grandkids and i just love it

Kids deserve a high-quality telescope to see meteor showers. The Gskyer Telescope, AZ50350 German Technology Telescope is a wonderful gift for kids who love to stargaze. It features 50mm large aperture lens that makes the images brighter and more precise, two replaceable eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens. The carrying bag is great to keep out dust or to take the telescope and tripod on stargazing travel.

Blockchain for Babies (Baby University)

So, in reading this to my pre-toddler grandson, I learned much more than my friends about blockchain. And the illustrations are great for the baby!

Full of scientific information from notable experts, this is a fantastic book to teach children complex science concepts in a simple, engaging way. Blockchain for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the technology behind Bitcoin for cryptographers of all ages. It makes a fantastic educational gift for a toddler on their birthday, after all, it's never too early to become a scientist.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit

Good fun for my 8 year old, he was very excited to fun actual fossils in the kit. I had hoped it would take him more than an hour to deal with it, but money well spent nevertheless.

Everyone knows a kid who will go nuts when they see a real dinosaur fossil. The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit is one of the best science gifts for kids - it features 3 genuine dinosaur fossils: a dinosaur bone, mosasaur tooth, and dinosaur poop. This educational adventure allows children to dig up these fossils in some hands-on exploration and start their rock collection (if they didn’t have one already)..

Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket

Such a fun kit. Lots of nice containers and tools for catching bugs. Good quality plastic containers.

The Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set includes bug tongs, net, pipette, magnifying glass, tweezers, activity booklet, a storage bucket, and more. It makes a lovely science gift for kids who love to stay in contact with nature and to study bugs. The colorful activity booklet also teaches kids about various kinds of insects, which helps them learn biology concepts early on.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab

Excellent crystal yield and the colors remain vibrant for a longer period than most kits. Materials provided were high quality. Sample stones provided were also really cool and a nice touch.

Did you know crystals can grow? With the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab, kids can watch it happen. This fantastic science gift for kids allows them to grow crystals in 8 different colors in a super easy way - they just need water and the two ingredients included on the lab kit. The kit also features a night light display, where kids can show off their 5 favorite home-grown crystals.

Primary Science Lab Activity Set

This minilab is the cutest science gift for kids out there! With the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, kids will explore and experiment with real science tools, but suitable for little hands. This colorful set for beginners includes a beaker, a funnel, test tubes, magnifying glass, and more, all made of durable plastic. The kit also features some cards with fun, easy-to-do experiments .

GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set

This is really good value for the money and my daughter loves it. Seems easy enough to use, and the kit that comes with it is great, allowing for beginner exploration to spark the imagination and a desire for more.

Not a toy, but rather a scientific instrument, the Educational Insights GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set makes a fantastic science gift for kids. The glass eyepieces and power settings provide users with superior precision viewing (from 50x to 600x), and high-quality components make this microscope set great for learning science.

Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . This will be perfect for any parent to buy a child and teach their child all about electricity. I would consider it the number one way to teach a child about electricity. Quality product.

Kids can learn electronics by seeing firsthand how electrical circuits run the everyday devices they're familiar with. The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit does that, and that's why it makes an excellent science gift for kids. This kit features over 30 components that can be used to create 101 different electronic projects, like the creation of a sound-activated switch, a voice-controlled lamp, a musical doorbell, a flying saucer, and a light police siren.

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit

My 9 year old son absolutely loves Snap Circuits. He loves to use the instruction book to build/make different designs and has started to explain to me how all the parts fit to make a circuit. I have to admit I'm clueless at how to make any of those but he is obsessed with them and plays with them all the time. They also are very durable.

This amazing sound exploration kit includes DIY projects where kids can understand the nature of sound and build their own instruments. Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit is a lovely science gift for kids who like music, especially. It features a keyboard with an optical theremin and includes echo effects, color changing light, voice recorder, and changer.

Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Science Kit

The Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Science Kit uses nothing but air power and some AA batteries to make magic happen. This excellent science gift for kids gets them to build a working hovercraft and many other air-driven vehicles - they can glide across flat waters or smooth floors, on cushions of air.

Laser Maze Logic Game and STEM Toy

My 10 year old son is obsessed with this game. He loves figuring out each maze. It makes him use problem solving skills and logic. This is a great toy for an only child whose parents can't entertain the child every minute. He choses this over video games! Now that is saying something.

This logic game is super easy to learn and poses many challenges for kids. The ThinkFun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls is a laser maze, that builds reasoning and planning skills with its multilevel challenges, and provides a stealth learning experience for young players. It makes a fantastic science gift for kids who love lasers and problem-solving games.

Nancy B's Science Club AquaScope Journal

Got it for a birthday kid who dreams about to become a marine biologist. Awesome educations and fun toy. Comes with a journal (pictures, projects and notes). Kid was supper happy and looking forward to explore the marine life!

With the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club AquaScope and Activity Journal, kids can explore the wonders of life underwater without getting wet. This excellent science gift for kids will get them to head to the shore and explore with a telescoping underwater viewer with 5x magnification featuring built-in LED lights, a ruler, and a thermometer.

AppScope Quick Attach Microscope

Kids who love science and understanding of how the world works will treasure the AppScope Quick Attach Microscope. This adorable science gift for kids features a microscope that attaches to any smart phone or tablet. When attached, it has the ability to magnify items up to 30x their regular size so that kids can take pictures from their phones!

Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit

Easy and simple to assemble. Very prompt shipment and very good price.

Imagine a super fun DIY camera that teaches fundamental concepts in optics, electromagnetism, mechanics, electronics, and image processing to kids. That’s what the Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit does. This lovely science gift for kids gets them to tap into their creative potential as a photographer right after they have made the camera themselves. Cool, right?

Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit

This was great, I used this for a Microbiology class project. Had great results. very easy to use. I even got my grandson to do one

This bio-energy pet is a blast of fun and learning! The Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit allows kids to light up an LED and power a clock, using nothing but mud. This excellent 12th birthday gift idea engages children to build their own living fuel cell by feeding the microbes on the soil. MudWatt also allows them to track the growth of their microbe population, and unlock chapters of a comic book included on the free MudWatt Explorer App.

DNA Replication and Transcription Set

I purchased this kit for my son's biology class. It was a big hit and he ended up leaving the display for future class. This is a fun, versatile set that can help students learn about DNA structure.

The K’NEX Education – DNA Replication and Transcription Set is a fabulous way that kids can learn about the different molecules and bonds that form DNA and RNA. This fantastic 11th birthday gift idea features 500 sturdy plastic pieces, a turn-key Teacher’s Guide, and a handy red storage tray. This hands-on, screen-free activity can be played by two or three children at the same time.

Periodic Table Fridge Magnet

This periodic table fridge magnet is just what I was looking for! Beautifully made. Perfect size.

We all had to learn about periodic tables and know how complicated the names are. The amazing Periodic Table Fridge Magnet - The Perfect Periodic Table of Elements Study Guide is a convenient birthday gift for any student of science. It makes a durable reference and study-buddy for any teen. The magnetic surface of the table is great for sticking on the refrigerator, dry erase board or any other metal surface.

Nanotechnology Kit

This is a wonderful kit demonstrating the science behind small (nano) particles, and how the chemical properties of the nanoparticles can translate into (larger) real world effects or applications. Excellent Experiment Kit! Instructions are very clear; nanotechnology applications offered in this kit are very diverse. Some of which I have never knew about before this kit.

This Nanotechnology Kit brings nanostructures into sight for curious teens (and their parents). With over 41 experiments, this kit makes an excellent 17th birthday gift. It features 60 pieces, plus a game board to help them make progress through the experiments. It also includes a laser pointer, an adhesive pad, and many other useful materials for the experiments.

Lortone 3A Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit

Just what I expected. We wanted something dependable but not too expensive. Just getting into some rock collecting and polishing. Have. Completed one batch and we are happy with our choice in tumblers. Note they do run nonstop for weeks. So far so good!

Rock hunters will find the Lortone 3A Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit one of the best birthday gifts ever! This kit includes a professional tumbler, some rough rocks for training, a 4-step polishing kit, and much more. The instructions also included are step-by-step, and the tumbler has a straightforward operation and a durable motor, designed to last for years. Great for art projects, jewelry making and more.

Complete HD Stop Motion Animation Kit

It's SUPER COOL! It comes with sound effects like cars in a city, guns, explosions, animals, and forests and meadows. The book it comes with is really helpful because it's easy to understand, it has step-by-step instructions of how to put laser effects into stop motions, it even gets into the history of stop motions and videos. Overall, the whole kit is very cool and helpful.

The Stopmotion Explosion: Complete HD Stop Motion Animation Kit has everything creative teens need to create fantastic full HD stop motion animated movies. This kit is one of the best 17th birthday gifts for the teen movie maker. The Stopmotion Explosion book included features instructions and tutorials, and the kit also includes a 1920 x 1080 high-definition camera, plus an upgraded easy focus ring and the free software.

LEGO Saturn Nasa Apollo Building Kit

What an incredible Lego project! It even comes with two relative sized astronauts! High degree of detail, complex so not for small kids. Typical Lego quality. Sure to be a favorite for your Lego-head.

Image a LEGO building kit where teens get to build and display a meter-high model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable first rocket stage, and with main rocket engine details with movable second rocket stage. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift allows teens to build with 1,969 pieces and have a fantastic decoration item in their room later.

14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Amazingly engineered, terribly manufactured. The amount of stuff you can do with this is amazing. Someone was exceptionally smart when they engineered this. You can make so many different gear trains, it's crazy complex, it's an engineering marvel how many different things you can make with little plastic parts.

Kids and teens will love the 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift gets a future engineer to build a robot that can be used in 14 different modes. With this robot, teens will learn about robotics and solar energy right in their home. The robot works on land or water, depending on the mode - it’s exciting and fun to see how it behaves in different environments.

Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit

I highly recommend this kit for the beginner or for someone wanting to improve rudimentary or rusty soldering skills. The project is straightforward and worked properly the first time after completion by my grandson.

Teens who are interested in building and electricity will love the Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit. This fantastic fourteenth birthday gift is amazing for young problem-solvers who want to get their hands on everything. It includes a solder, soldering iron and wire cutters - with them, they will be able to learn to solder and practice with the printed circuit board (PCB).

4M Water Rocket Kit

Great fun my son loves it. When the kids saw it on the soccer field the playground emptied out and all the kids came to watch and launch the rocket.

The 4M Water Rocket Kit is really cool - teens will love to build their own water rocket with a recycled soda bottle. The power of the water pressure on this rocket blasts it up to 90 feet in the air - teens who enjoy science projects and experiments will want to do this over and over.

Amazing Bacteria Science Kit

This kit is a good basic kit for growing bacteria. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. My daughter loved this and she said it made her feel like a "real scientist" because she was using real science supplies. High quality kit with plenty of swabs and droppers for sampling surfaces.

Teens who are into microbiology or just want to have a great science fair project will love the Amazing Bacteria Science Kit. This fun gift lets them to see bacteria and fungi grow. The plates for bacteria growth are covered with a thick agar surface, which prevents them from cracking and drying, while also feeding the microbes that kids want to study.

Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit

* good instruction booklet that you progressively move into * good website * all the parts explained, either in the book or on the website * good range of projects * comprehensive -- has everything you need plus some spares / extras * self contained -- no soldering or tools required * nicely packaged

The Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit With 170 Page Book is such a fun gift for teens. It has parts and detailed instructions for 14 and 15-year-olds to build 15 different projects. Among the projects, they can create a musical instrument to play by waving their hands or tap out a secret code to open the door. Teens will love to start programming with the Arduino uno board!

K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set

Great addition to my son's school stuff! He loves building and finding new ways to create! starsVery nice set to teach renewable energy!

With more than 500 pieces of the K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set, kids will be able to build nine different functioning real-world replicas of water, wind, and solar-powered machines. This is a really fun, educational gift for teens. It helps them to learn and compare the efficiency of water, wind, and solar energy. Besides the pieces, the set also features skid plates, a power cord, and solar motor assembly.

Introductory Earth Science Rocks and Minerals

If you're looking for a great rock & mineral collection, THIS is the one to get. This is a very well presented collection. The numbers fell like they are glued on very securely, and wont come off easily. Each rock is a good size (about 2cm by 3cm) and looks to be good quality.

Geology rocks! Kids who like geology will love the Geosciences Industries 13357 Introductory Earth Science Classroom Rocks and Minerals Collection. It includes 75 mineral and rock samples, each identified and numbered on the collection index sheet so that kids can match and study them. Among the rocks are different types: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic.

4M Table Top Robot

This is amazing kids learning robot.This funny robot is super easy to put together. My son, MY daughter and Daddy put together in few minutes only. You love it when your kids start jumping when the robot really start walking on the top of table.

The 4M Table Top Robot features everything needed to construct a working robot crab - it is a hands-on science kit that will teach any kid the basics of robotics. It makes a lovely 13th birthday gift that challenges a kid’s imagination and performs acrobatic tricks on a regular tabletop.

Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab

This is great for my little aspiring scientist. She loves doing the experiments. This kit is great because it goes into the science behind the experiment before you do it and then has you think about the experiment after, having you write down what you think happened and why based on the mini lesson at the beginning.

Made especially for girls, the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab & Kitchen Experiments Journal is the cutest and coolest science kit ever. It makes an excellent 13th birthday gift to any young scientist. Kids will get to observe the outdoors with the lightweight, high-tech binoculars, and make lots of experiments with the included 4 test tubes, beaker, rack, lab glasses, graduated cylinder, dropper, funnel, and stirring rod. The activity journal is filled with experiments using regular household ingredients.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit

Works really well and my daughter is having great fun choosing stones from the beach and garden to polish. I was very happy with my purchase of a 'Hobby Rock Tumbler' first stage results were impressive I now look forward to the next and final stages. The kit was complete with a selection of semi precious stones, 4x grit grades and easy to follow instructions.

The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit gets kids to enhance their rock collection or to start a new one. This fantastic science gift for kids includes a tumbler, sifter, learning guide, four polishing grits, plus nine types of real rough gemstones. This tumbler makes even the most irregular rocks look like dazzling gemstones with a simple, one-touch setting.

4M Magnet Science Kit

My son had a blast with this kit. He is into all things science, but magnets are one of his favorite things to learn about and play with. This kit allowed him to put together a little car, so that was a bonus. He still uses this kit, even months after receiving it. If you know kids, you know how fickle they can be with their toys. This is a keeper

Young scientists will have a blast while learning about the effects of magnetism with the 4M Magnet Science Kit. It makes an excellent 13th birthday gift that includes everything needed to build a fishing game, a magnet wand, a levitron racer, and more - it can be used to build 10 fun experiments and games in total.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Volcano Science Kit

Excellent volcano kit -very clear and easy instructions, the kids loved painting it and the volcanic eruption worked! Great kit - although it is small but my son loved doing all of this ... from mixing the clay waiting to it to set, painting it and then doing the experiment. Would definitely recommend great for any boy or girl and bonus is they learn from it

This complete science kit is one of the best hands-on experiments out there. The famous volcano from science fairs is lame compared to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Volcano Science Kit. It makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift for science lovers, that features literally everything kids need to create a majestic volcano and make it erupt! It teaches kids about geology, earth science, and chemistry, while having a lot of fun.

Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit

I have to admit - it's better than I expected. These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . Fantastic gift for kids

With the Snap Circuits Jr., children will play for hours, building working circuits with the game’s over 100 different projects. This fantastic game makes a thoughtful 8th birthday gift, it’s educational and develops strong STEM/STEAM abilities. The safe circuit technology allows kids to explore through different, exciting projects, gaining knowledge through fun!

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Anki Cozmo, A Fun, Educational Toy Robot for Kids

I bought this robot about a year ago and everytime that I have turned him on and played with him up to this day makes me feel so excited. What I enjoy most about cozmo is that his app gets updated very frequently and it makes you want to go and explore more about what he can do. Cozmo is a great robot and what he can do can never get old.

A real-life robot, Cozmo is any kid’s sidekick. This amazing toy is a fantastic 8th birthday gift for kids who want to learn how to code creatively. They can use Explorer Mode to see things from Cozmo’s perspective, or they can challenge it to games. Cozmo requires a compatible iOS or Android device plus the free Cozmo app, the kit includes 3 cubes and 1 charger.

Baby University ABC's Four-Book Set

I love that these can grow with your kids. There are multiple levels of information on each page. At first- just talking about the letters could work. Then as your child grows, discuss the photos, then the name of the pictured items, then the description. The information is visually tiered on the page to chunk it based on age and development of your little joy.

Baby University books are written by a science expert and perfectly tailored for little scientists, featuring colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles. The series of ABC infant books in this four-book set are beloved by babies?and grownups!

littleBits Education Code Kit

We have two kits in our classroom and it's been amazing watching what the kids have been able to make with this kit! when kids say that they would rather stay inside to learn more code than to go to recess you know you have a hit! Great job LittleBits team.

The littleBits Education Code Kit is a fantastic intro to coding that engages children through an activity they love: making and playing games. This excellent kit makes a great 9th birthday gift. Parents will find it easy to teach their kids, even with no experience. The kit works by combining electronic building blocks with a drag-and-drop Google Blockly programming. This means that it provides a good foundation of coding as a tool children can use to exercise creativity.

Baby University Four-Book Set Board book

These books are so great! They are so simple, even I am learning something. I love them! Great gift for anyone with kids, or for your own kids to get them interested in science.

Written by an expert, the Baby University series features colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles and are beloved by babies―and grownups! Included in this Four-Book Set: • Quantum Physics for Babies • Rocket Science for Babies • General Relativity for Babies • Newtonian Physics for Babies

Geo STEM 2-in-1 Solar Powered Robot Salt Water Car

My grandson loves it. We could not get the salt water to work, but when we got it out in the sun the next day he was very happy with the results! He had no trouble putting it together.

This robot is powered by sun and salt water. The Solar Powered Robot Salt Water Car Kit makes a fantastic 9th birthday gift that is fun and also educational. This STEM toy goes for hands-on fun. Kids need to build their own Geo robot car by using the included detailed instructions and clearly labeled parts. This fantastic robot is fun and interactive, and after it's built, children can explore alternative green energies that make the robot move.

Robotics for Babies (Baby University)

Our baby and 4-year-old daughter love them. Simple, informative, and entertaining!

If you want to give a toddler an educational birthday gift, then the Robotics for Babies is a great choice. Full of scientific and mathematical information from an expert, this is the ideal book to teach complex concepts in a simple, engaging way. Robotics is the future, help a kid to be prepared.

Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

This has been the hit of the spring with the kids. We've had musical bananas, a sandwich space bar, water balloon instruments and a few other crazy shenanigans. This is exactly the hands-on, creative and critical thinking kids need.

Turn anything into a touchpad! Bananas can be used as a spacebar with Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone. This fantastic kit makes a great 9th birthday gift. It allows kids to connect anything they want to the computer by plugging, clipping, and playing! There’s no software install required, no programming knowledge needed.

Baby 101: Architecture for Babies

Good quality and content This was the perfect gift for my nephews first Christmas! Cute and vibrant.

It's never too early to get an A+ in architecture! Here's a fun new board book series that introduces a wide array of nonfiction subjects to babies and toddlers. Welcome to Baby 101, where big subjects are tailored for little babies. Featuring simple words and bright and engaging illustrations, this introduction to architecture includes information about how buildings are made, featuring famous sites like the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and the pyramids. So don't be late, because this is one class that babies won't want to miss. Look for the surprise lift-the-flap ending!

Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy Experiments

I’m not a big science project fan, but my boys are. This book is practical, fun and you don’t have to go far for most of the materials needed! I would recommend this for any science loving kids! There are lots of options for simple projects too, which was great for me!!

Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments is a fantastic ninth birthday gift for budding scientists. The mason jar is a heatproof, transparent, and durable science lab just waiting to be discovered. How cool is it to create small stalactites, tiny tornadoes, little clouds, and more? This experiments kit is a great way a kid can observe the demonstration of principles of chemistry, biology, botany, physics, and more.

Astrophysics for Babies Board book

This sturdy book has caught the attention of every child and adult visitor we've had and clearly teaches the basics. It's sturdy enough to withstand being thrown, pulled and left alone in the hands of a child hulk.

Written by an expert, Astrophysics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the study of how physics and chemistry affect heavenly bodies in space. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about our universe. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become an astrophysicist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

I bought this wand as a present a 9 year old and am delighted with it! Opening the box had a real wow factor for both my niece and myself (she loved the spells poster and the stickers - very nice touch). The Harry Potter challenges and spells are super fun and are entertaining enough to keep the kids interest up trying to solve the puzzles.

A must for Harry Potter lovers, the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit is a fantastic DIY kit that shows kids ways to use a Bluetooth Coding Wand. By doing that, they can make magic, with a wave, a twirl, and a twist, and learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. This fantastic 8th, 9th or 10th birthday gift allows kids to make feathers fly, fire flow, goblets multiply, pumpkins grow, and more!

ABCs of Biology (Baby University) Board book

Love this book! Each letter is very interesting and has to do with biology. We love all the pictures. The pages are nice and thick. I recommend this book to anyone interested in biology! I am now wanting to get more baby university books since I’m very impressed by this one.

A is for Anatomy B is for Bacteria C is for Cell From anatomy to zoology, the ABCs of Biology is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new biology concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by two experts, each page in this biology primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little biologist.

ZooBooKoo Human Body Systems and Statistics Cube

Helps kids to learn the basics of the body’s systems, in a cool way. They can fold it up in different ways to learn different things. I love that! It's fun and shows different parts in good detail.

Kids will love to learn about the human body with the The ZooBooKoo Human Body Systems and Statistics Cube. It makes a fabulous educational 9th birthday gift that covers all the major body systems in a way kids understand. The cube has a tactile format that is interesting for children, and tackles areas like the heart, waterworks, lungs, digestion, ears, eyes, bones, muscles, and more!

Organic Chemistry for Babies Board book

The illustrations are simple and child-friendly. The cover illustrates a great example, as it depicts pacifiers in the shape of cyclohexane. I love that it breaks down a complex topic into its most simplest of parts. He really opens up the topic for younger children whom might not have otherwise had any exposure to this topic until college.

Written by an expert, Organic Chemistry for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the structure of organic, carbon-containing compounds and materials. Babies (and grownups!) be one step ahead of pre-med students. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes

This pack had HUGE geodes that were amazingly beautiful when the children broke them open. It was such a great way to end our lesson on volcanos and these geodes impressed on their minds the amazing power of our wonderful planet. Everyone was happy with their geodes and were especially happy to take home their newly acquired gems from the earth!

The National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes is great for kids who want to go a further step than Minecraft mining. This amazing 10th birthday gift idea features hand-selected geodes that contain a crystal treasure inside - amazing, colorful crystals! They come with a 16-page full-color learning guide, that details the variety of geodes found in nature, and describes how they are formed.

ABCs of Engineering (Baby University) Board book

The pictures were technically accurate, clear and relevant. I also liked that it touches on many types of engineering. An overall delight and a great addition to any child's library. I would definitely recommend it!

A is for Amplifier B is for Battery C is for Carnot Engine From amplifier to zoning, the ABCs of Engineering is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new biology concept for every letter of the alphabet.Written by two experts, each page in this engineering primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little engineer.

Osmo Genius Kit for iPad

One of the most ingenious and cleverly designed learning tools I've ever seen. It's very easy to set up, the games are intuitive and build from easy to hard, and the interface is beautiful.

Do you know a kid that only uses their parents’ iPad to watch YouTube videos? Well, then you should give them the Osmo Genius Kit for iPad as their 9th birthday gift. This award-winning kit transforms an iPad into a hands-on learning tool that is also fun! It encourages visual thinking through the game Tangram, problem-solving with the game Newton, creative drawing skills with the game Masterpiece, and games featuring numbers and words.

8 Little Planets Board book

Bold bright colors, happy faces on all the planets and stars, plus fun rhyming facts! This book is great for any space loving baby or toddler.

A delightfully fun, fact-filled planetary tale from the creator of the Baby University series! Travel around the solar system and celebrate what makes each planet unique! From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are. Old slow Neptune looks a bit behind. Orbiting the Sun takes an awful long time. But the 8th little planet doesn't need to worry. It spins on its axis in a really big hurry

Bit Coding Robot

My son uses ozobots at school, and he was thrilled to get his own for home. This product arrived sooner than promised and was just as described. Everything needed to get started with an ozobot is included.

The pocket-sized Bit Coding robot is a child’s best friend. This toy teaches kids color coding through some screen-free fun. This robot is a fantastic 10th birthday gift idea, great for building early STEAM skills. It offers two ways to code, and the box includes a LED light, optical sensors, a tough Polycarbonate shell, and an online activity library.

Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody

We have read goodnight Moon so, so many times that the pacing and cadence can be translated across, and it *just works* so well. My son obviously just was going from the sounds and intonation but my daughter loved the mixing up and the science aspects.Afterwards was asking what the specific instruments are and what they do, so it certainly resonated with her already sharp mind.

The Perfect Gift for Young Scientists and Their Parents It's been a long day at the lab for this scientist. Now it's time to say good night! Goodnight laser... Goodnight notebook... Goodnight picture of Einstein with a stern look... Great science gift: This scientific parody book in the style of Goodnight Moon is a delight for little lab girls and guys. While poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, scientists of all ages will appreciate ending their day with this sweet story.

4M Crystal Growing Experiment

This set is AWESOME! I highly recommend it! You need to be sure to follow the instructions carefully. I even ordered a second set because the results were astounding.

Budding science enthusiasts will love the 4M Crystal Growing Experiment! This fantastic science kit features everything needed for performing seven different crystal growth experiments. An excellent 10th birthday gift, the package includes the complete instructions for each experiment. Kids will spend hours admiring their crystals once they are fully grown.

ABCs of Mathematics (Baby University) Board book

This book is great! There are three stages of info for each letter: 1. The letter and term, 2. A brief description of the term, 3. More in depth information. All with decreasing font size and boldness. The terms are really well described and simple yet factual

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest mathematicians! A is for Addition B is for Base C is for Chord From addition to zero, The ABCs of Mathematics is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new math concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this mathematical primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little mathematician.

Snap Circuits

Bought this for our 10 yr old daughter for her birthday. She absolutely LOVES it!!! There are a number of extremely engaging clever projects using lights, fibre optics, speakers, light up eggs, flying little spinners etc. Lots of ideas & hours & hours of interest & fun, clear easily to follow instructions. Would highly recommend.

A hands-on introduction to working circuits and electronics, Snap Circuits is an award-winning game that makes for a fantastic 10th birthday gift. Snap Circuits features 175 possible projects, with over 55 color-coded circuit components. It can be plugged in the kid’s or their parent’s iPhone, Android phone, or MP3 player.

Evolution for Babies (Baby University) Board book

My 3 year old is in love with these books but this one most of all. I thought it would go completely over her head but the way they use balls to explain the concept of evolution really kept her attention and she asks for the "lotion" book most nights now.

Written by an expert, Evolution for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to evolutionary biology. Babies (and grownups!) will learn how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop

This is a very nice toy, strong and well built. Seems to be a very good learning tool for a curious mind. The parts are not too small and are very sturdy. They fit as they are supposed to and produce strong structures.

Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop is a fantastic 300 building pieces kit that gets children to experiment and learn about the most fundamental physics equations. This building kit is an excellent choice for a 10th birthday gift - kids can build a windmill, a force scale, a sail car, a two-speed crane, and more!

Nuclear Physics for Babies Board book

Great intro for kids and adults to learn together. Messages are good and clear technically. What’s most important is to have Great Pictures!

Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius! Written by an expert, Nuclear Physics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to what goes on in the center of atoms. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about the nucleus and the amazing process of nuclear decay. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a nuclear physicist!

Elenco Electronic Playground 50-in-One

Bought this as a gift for a friend's kid and he LOVES it. Ironically he is now learning some of this in school and it tops in the class because he has this to practice with at home. Fantastic for a kid who loves science

The Elenco Electronic Playground 50-in-One must be one of the best 11th birthday gifts out there for budding engineers and scientists. This toy gives kids the possibility of building over 50 electronic projects, including a metal detector, a transistor radio, a finger touch lamp, an alarm clock, and much more. This high-quality learning center teaches kids about current, resistors, voltage, capacitors, and more.

ABCs of Space (Baby University) Board book

There are 3 stages, early baby (with basic alphabet of space), young learning (with brief descriptions of the object in space) and then the more advanced stage gives you a more in dept description. Super neat book for nerdy parents

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest astronomers! The ABCs of Space is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this cosmic primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little astronomer.

Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game

It's a great component for a computational thinking workshop with children and teenagers. The concept behind it is fascinating. You can create your own game, room by room, adding different colors which represent land, hazardous areas, enemies, power-ups. The app allows you to customize many aspects of the game. The board is basically the way in which you represent your game design.

Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game is a game creation platform that helps children to build their own game from scratch. This hands-on fun is an excellent 10th birthday gift - the mix of physical and digital tools will be familiar to any child who lives in the digital era. The Bloxels Builder app is available for free download on compatible devices. The kit features materials that will enable builders to create characters, game art, and game rooms.

Rocket Science for Babies Board book

My three year old granddaughter and four year old grandson both enjoy reading the books in this series over and over. It's very helpful to get them exposed to the vocabulary and concepts of the science contained in the books

Written by an expert, Rocket Science for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to aerospace engineering. Babies (and grownups!) will learn about the basics of how lift and thrust make things fly. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a rocket scientist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

Marvin's Magic Quirkology - Mind Games

This box surpassed my already high expectations. There is a generous amount of tricks/activities in the box and they are extremely varied, not two activities are the same.

Marvin's Magic Quirkology - Mind Games is a fantastic collection of interactive science stunts and illusions that will mess with a kid's mind - in a fun way, of course! This is an excellent 11th birthday gift for any kid who loves some brain-teasing fun. It features many possible tricks, like the hypnotizing spinning disk, picture cards, a vanishing elephant trick, and mind-reading tricks.

ABCs of Science (Baby University) Board book

We love this! My three year old was engaged the whole way through- she loves learning new words and momma loves science. At “R is for Radiation” she even had to go fetch a lightbulb and we spent 15 minutes talking about electricity. Awesome conversation starter, and a very welcomed change from pink and princesses.

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest scientists! A is for Amoeba B is for Bond C is for Conductor From amoeba to zygote, The ABCs of Science is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new physics concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this science primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little scientist.

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

Good starter microsope for kids. Overall it is easy to use, you can look at simple things like stones, metal coin and also hair and bits of skin, but the fun is to watch very small items, although you need patience in preparing the samples, or just save time and get a pre-made set with most of the nice samples ready to be looked at.

This award-winning microscope is the ultimate 11th birthday gift for the budding scientist. The My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope allows kids to look at 3D objects like rocks and leaves, as well as to view microscope slides. This kit comes with everything needed for some fun when the box is opened. It includes many accessories likes 5 plain slides, 4 prepared slides, 1 concavity slide, cover glass, plastic dropper, lens paper, slide labels, forceps, and many more accessories.

Fifth Sun Nasa Logo T-Shirt

Like the Nasa hat I recently purchased from Amazon, this shirt harkens back to better times when nothing seemed impossible. Great sh

Nasa fans will love the Fifth Sun Nasa Logo T-Shirt. This T-shirt is machine washable and extremely comfortable with 100% cotton fabric. It comes in a gray tone with Nasa’s logo in the middle and front. It looks super cool, especially for your space loving friend!

Grids & Guides: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

Love the cover and little inserts. I'm a plant engineer and I use this for my calcs and technical notes. The changing of lines on each page is different and I like it.

Grids & Guides (Black): A Notebook for Visual Thinkers make a great gift for the person who is really into notetaking. This hardcover notebook features 144 pages of graph paper with 8 different designs. It is fantastic for mapping out graphs, sketches, schematics, and dreams.

Astronauts – The Ultimate Space Game

Nice and easy game to quickly get out and play. My son included this in his top games to play. Great game brilliant way to memorise our planets and some of their moons. Can be played without the action cards for youngers players to grasp the rules.

This highly-addictive, award-winning game makes an excellent 17th birthday gift choice for astronomy lovers. In Astronauts – The Ultimate Space Game players get to be astronauts that race each other to explore the planets and moons of the solar system, and return safely back to Earth after. Teens will love to learn new and exciting facts about planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and more!

Four Stage Toddler Rocket Ship Playset

Gorgeous, high quality, love Hape Hours of imagination at work! This has been an extraordinary addition to our mini man cave. My boys love playing with this, as does every other child who had come over to play. You will not be disappointed.

The Four Stage Toddler Rocket Ship Playset is the ultimate space shuttle toy. Designed to emulate a real-life space shuttle and station, with various functional areas. A fantastic birthday gift for a child aged 4 to 7 who loves outer space, this toy rocket has intricate wall printing to make the space shuttle more realistic.

SNURK Twin Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set for Kids

Coolest children's bedding EVER!!!! It looks perfect on our kid's bed in his astronaut themed room. It's soft and comfy and incredible.

The SNURK Twin Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set for Kids makes an incredible gift for any toddler’s birthday. Made with 100% real high-quality cotton, this super-soft printed duvet cover makes every dream sweeter than ever. Sleeping once it’s bedtime has never been easier, comfier, or more fun.

Haynes Jet Engine Model Kit

Enjoyed putting it together a lot :-) Delivery was on time, very efficient. Thanks!

Providing a fantastic building experience, Haynes Jet Engine Model Kit makes an excellent 17th birthday gift for teens who would love to be aircraft engineers and inventors. The model of a turbofan jet engine is motorized and features high and low-pressure turbines – after it’s built it also looks good in a shelf.

Learning Resources Jumbo Magnifiers

Great service and price. Product well made. These things have been dropped and put through a test from my group of preschoolers and they are still holding up. They are a great size for small hands and the kids love to use the stand feature so they can slide things underneath it and look.

An amazing birthday gift for that 5 year old explorer, the Learning Resources Jumbo Magnifiers encourage an early love of learning about nature and science. These kid-friendly magnifiers are made from durable, rainbow-colored plastic, designed to inspire little scientists to grab them and go explore the world around them. The set features 6 magnifiers, each has a flip-out stand to allow hands-free viewing, so kids can use their hands to turn and manipulate the item they’re viewing.

General Relativity for Babies Board book

My 3 year old is picking up on the concepts the more we read this. He will pick this book off the book shelf for me to read to him; I never have to force him to read it with me. The pictures are basic but that helps emphasize the concepts

Written by an expert, General Relativity for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to Einstein's most famous theory. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about black holes, gravitational waves, and more. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a quantum physicist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

This science kit is perfect for my son. I got it for his 6th birthday and we've been having so much fun doing the experiments.He loves using the test tubes, the dropper, measuring out the components with the scoopers. He said it makes him feel like a real scientist.

Want to bring science into a kid's life? Then this is one of the best 6th birthday gift options ever. The Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is a starter's science kit that features 20 pieces, including chemicals and supplies. This toy represents STEM principles by being an open-ended science toy, aimed at exploring and experimenting. Science and fun work together in this toy.

Creative Construction Engineering

This toy set is sturdy and easy to pick up and build.I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants something fun and educational. Excellent toy for children and adults!The pieces could be joined in many ways. The pictures of things that could be built were very good also.

The IQ BUILDER | Creative Construction Engineering is a fantastic 6th birthday gift for a child that has an interest in math, science, engineering, and/or construction. The IQ Builder toy set features an innovative design and 40 connecting balls, 88 different length ball connectors, 5 wheels, and wheel connectors for unlimited design options. This screen free toy cheers kids up with its open-ended fun!

Things Come Apart

This is a very neat book, from grand pianos to ipads disassembled. It's really great to see how everything, literally, comes apart. This book made a great gift, and it was definitely a hit amongst people with a broad range of interests. I would see this book as a great centerpiece for a coffee table, and a perfect conversation starter.

Any technology lover will find the Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living book. This photography book features 181 colorful illustrations of the material world machines. It makes visible the inner workings and structures of some of the world’s most iconic designs - the objects are disassembled and have their parts beautifully illustrated on the pages.

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book

We have done every one in the book at least once. The directions are extremely easy to follow and most items for these experiments can be found at home. The experiments offer good step-by-step instructions and explanations to help guide the work. Basic drawings also help facilitate the instructions

Can a magnet ever be "turned off"? What're inside coins? These are some of the questions this book helps kids to answer. The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book is filled up with amazingly mind-blowing experiments that have been kid-tested. This book is an excellent 6th birthday gift to expand a child's scientific horizons from different knowledge areas: from chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, and technology —to outer space.

What If?

Our family has enjoyed some of the what if scenarios and laughed about them. Our children are all teenagers, and they are able to understand the science as explained in the book. Their favorites are the fastest manmade object and the nuclear reactor swimming pool. The teenagers have asked us to read these aloud on long car trips.

The “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” is an excellent book for curious people. This book features informative and hilarious answers to essential questions they probably never thought to ask. If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? Answers for these and many more questions are in the book.

Sick Science Fizz Pop Boom Science Kit

This science kit promotes critical thinking and open-ended learning, and the best thing is: it’s super cool! The Be Amazing! Toys Sick Science Fizz Pop Boom Science Kit is a great 7th birthday gift, and this is why: kids do science experiments. That means that they can learn real science while having a blast with their family or friends.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit

Great, instructional activity for a young child The booklet helped us identify each fossil and is a keeper to help us remember what each fossil is. The photos were clear and the text informative.

This cool kit allows kids to dig dinosaur fossils that are millions of years old! The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit is a lovely 7th birthday gift for a young paleontologist. The kit features a 16-page learning guide that illustrates the specimens kids can discover, tools like the brush, chisel, and a magnifying glass, plus the dig brick, packed with the dinosaur fossils.

Shock Proof 8x21 Kids Binoculars Set

They are perfect for an elementary school class. Sturdy, but good magnification.This product has stood the test of time with two toddlers and travel. We got these binoculars for our 7 year old daughter's birthday. She is very happy with them. They come with a nice good-quality carrying bag made of heavy fabric. The bag has a loop so that they can be carried on a belt. There is a shoelace-style strap that attaches to one side of the binoculars.

The Shock Proof 8x21 Kids Binoculars Set is a real set of binoculars, with accurate optics. This fantastic 7th birthday gift for the budding explorer is durable and child-proof. The binoculars are designed so children can use them efficiently, with magnification of 8x. The set also features accessories like a cleaning cloth, a carrying case, a 2-foot long neck strap, and an operations manual.

Ravensburger GraviTrax Marble Run

I bought this set as a birthday gift for my 8-year-old nephew. It's the perfect gift for a child who likes building things. I like that you can create it 100 different ways so it doesn't get old. It's a great way to have early science discussions about gravity and force while also having fun.

This original marble run toy made with high-quality material provides fun and learning! The Ravensburger GraviTrax Marble Run and STEM Toy features 122 pieces, and the interactive track system of the game allows kids to design their own race tracks. While doing that, they use concepts of gravity, kinetics, and magnetism to propel their ball to the finish. This fantastic toy makes an excellent, screen-free 8th birthday gift.

Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot

What a great toy. It is very easy to demonstrate to a 5 year old. She just took off with the concepts and loves instructing Botley where to move. Really impressed with the obstacle detection of this robot and also the line following capabilities. He is really fun to play with and a good robot design.

Botley, the Coding Robot is a kid’s best friend. This fantastic screen-free play can teach kids to code, which makes Botley a tremendous 8th birthday gift to develop STEM skills. It doesn’t require phones or tablets - Botley has the Smart logic function, which allows it to identify objects and dodge them. He can also follow black-line paths, looping commands, and take on obstacle courses. He even has hidden features to unlock.