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As a parent, I am constantly looking for toys and products that promote creativity, challenge thinking, and provide an opportunity to expand the minds of my children during the summer break. With back to school quickly approaching, there’s no better time to get your child excited about science and the upcoming school year!
Amazon is the perfect place to find these learning resources at heavily discounted prices. Check out these great deals.
The DIY 6-in-1 Solar Kit will introduce your child to solar energy. This do-it-yourself kit allows your child to be hands on while creating working models. The working models will then be used to pull energy from the sun to drive the motor by the use of the solar power panel. Perfect fun under the sun while teaching your child the benefits of solar energy.
The 6-in-1 Solar Kit can be built into two different airplanes, an airboat, windmill, puppy or a car. This is a great summer project that is fun, imaginative, and promotes thought. Not too shabby.
The Uncle Milton Solar System In My Room will allow your child to see the solar system come to life with the touch of a button! Use the included remote and put the solar system into orbit as 8 motorized planets circle around at their own speed, mimicking our solar system in action. Enhance the play by taking it online where you can download an audio tool to learn more. Plus, fall asleep under lights with an auto shut off for bedtime.
Get a personal favorite of science lovers, the Uncle Milton Moon in My Room. The Moon in My Room offers and authentic Lunar Landscape for your child to explore and learn the phases of the moon. Leave it on at bedtime to inspire dreams without worry, as it comes with the auto shut off feature.
Introduce your children to human anatomy and the senses with this 3 section Model of the Human Head. Hands-on model with realistic layers of the head including the brain, eye, ear canal, mouth, jaw and neck area all labeled. Get this Learning Resources Cross Section Model of the Human Head from Amazon!
The Ant Farm Revolution is one of the best Ant Farms I have seen – it’s not your average Ant Farm! Watch ants create 3-D tunnels in a nutrient rich, translucent cylinder. Enjoy using the projecting lens from the Ant Farm Revolution to cast giant ant shadows onto your walls and ceiling. Purchase the Ant Farm Revolution!
The Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope is the perfect first microscope and great way to introduce your children to scientific observation. It features a dial your child can turn to listen to fun facts about what they are seeing on the 12 prepared slides. It even challenges them to remember what they have learned with an electronic quiz game. Explore 12 fascinating bugs up close, hear cool bug facts and test your knowledge of each creepy critter in fun quiz games. Features a 5 time zoom focusing magnifier and light for easy viewing. Purchase the Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope!
Experience one of nature’s most fascinating transformations as your child watches the crawling caterpillar turn into a dangling chrysalides, and then emerge into the adult Painted Lady Butterfly. The Butterfly Jungle is a great learning experience for the little ones and for parents.
Lastly, I recommend the HIGHLY rated Snap Circuits RC Rover. The Snap Circuits RC has the ability to run up to 3 rovers at the same time and offers multi-function with a wireless remote control.
Snap Circuits gives your child a hands-on education to learn how electrical circuits work, how circuits run their rover and how circuits run everyday devices they’re familiar with. The Snap Circuit is easy to build and has and easy to follow directions that will teach your child a valuable lesson in building and following directions.
This Snap Circuits kit offers a HUGE variety of teaching opportunities for your child to learn while creating. This kit begins with creating a working rover with a working LED headlight, and features several other rover configurations. Learn about electric switches, radio reception, gear movement, morse code and more through the construction of a rotating light, a generator, a saltwater detector and other devices.
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Enjoy & Happy learning!