The 10 Best Science Kits For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Thanks to an explosion of STEM learning in recent years, hundreds of science kits are available for kids today, all designed to engage young minds while also providing lots of fun. A quality choice can keep your child occupied for many hours with hands-on activities. Our list features some great selections to match a wide range of interests, including biology, geology, chemistry, and robotics. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Crayola Color Chemistry Set

2. Thames & Kosmos Solar Workshop

3. Playz Growing Crystal Creations

Editor's Notes

February 07, 2019:

No matter how old our children are, we all love to see them learn, especially when it comes to fascinating science concepts that could help inspire them -- and maybe even launch the career of their dreams. We included sets here that are suitable for a variety of ages, from the Learning Resources Wow & Wonder for preschoolers and kindergartners to the Thames & Kosmos Nanotechnology Kit, which will successfully captivate many a teenage mind. Although Make Your Own Slime isn’t quite as scientific as many of the others, it affords a fun way for kids to learn about mixing ingredients for a desired effect.

4. Cubelets Discovery Set

5. Learning Resources Wow & Wonder

6. Dancing Bear Fossil Collection

7. Playz Ridiculous Inventions

8. Thames & Kosmos Nanotechnology

9. Make Your Own Slime

10. Balance Living Microscope

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Christopher Thomas
Last updated on February 11, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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