$19.95Children can put their flying skills to the test with this chunky pad of brightly patterned spaceships. Each tear-out, patterned paper sheet can be folded, origami-style, into a flying spacecraft by following the step-by-step instructions included.
Why not grow your very own stalactite, make baked ice-cream or even an underwater volcano? Have you ever wanted to create invisible ink? 101 Cool Science Experiments will show you how.
101 Cool science experiments will show you how to do things from everyday materials to astound and surprise your friends.
There are one hundred and one of the coolest experiments here for any budding genius.
Ages 7 - 14 up
$24.95Make Science fun with 101 exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home
This annual gem (produced each year since 1991) continues to take the Australian stargazer on a wondrous journey of the night sky. This critically acclaimed work, produced by three well known experts in the field, takes a unique approach to explaining and identifying the Sun, Moon, planets and constellations; it is simply the best publication of its type in the world.
Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? On his travels through time and space, he encounters a splendid collection of astonishingly eccentric, competitive, obsessive and foolish scientists, like the painfully shy Henry Cavendish who worked out many conundrums like how much the Earth weighed, but never bothered to tell anybody about many of his findings. In the company of such extraordinary people, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
$39.95A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. This book provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations. The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.
$24.95Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and XXLarge
$29.95Learn about the world as our ancestors did with this 1100 piece plastic Antique World Map. You can piece together Hondius' world map, first published in 1630. 38cm x 59cm in size.
This CSIRO Apollo 11 Merchandise commemorates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope’s involvement in the historic broadcast of the TV pictures worldwide. This merchandise is exclusive to the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Visitor’s Centre and Parkes Dish Shop and is available for a limited time only!
Available in 2 colours - black and grey. USBs are 4GB.
Pen and USB come in a commemorative box, as shown in images.
In July 1969, six hundred million people, one-sixth of mankind at the time, witnessed the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk live on TV.
This DVD contains the complete 2009 restoration of the historic TV broadcast, produced by NASA for the Apollo 11 40th anniversary. It includes newly discovered footage not seen by the public since 1969.
"This restored video is a valuable contribution to space exploration and space communication history" - Neil Armstrong.
Running time: 185 minutes. Region: 0 (all regions)
$19.95Your USB Astro Light is the perfect space age accessory for any budding astronaut or explorer! Plug him into the USB socket of your computer and he will float on the end of his cord ready to light up! Pull back his space suit visor to illuminate your darkened office and position him to float and light your way! Complete with 30cm poseable USB cord, you can move and bend him any direction you choose! Perfect for use when working at night or on public transport.
$14.95How do astronomers study planets, stars and galaxies? What are rovers and where have they landed? How do different telescopes work? What is a nebula? Beginner readers can find out the answers in this book, along with lots more fascinating facts. Amazing photographs and illustrations are combined with simple, easy-to-read text and a glossary explaining all the specialist terms used. Find out more about astronomy and stargazing online via Usborne Quicklinks, where you can find out what to see and when, as well as see the latest images captured by telescopes and rovers.
Discover the secrets of soap bubbles with the Magnoidz ‘Science of Bubbles’ Science Kit! This fun and educational science kit is packed with experiments and interesting facts about the science of bubbles.
Learn the secrets of soap bubbles and how to create an array of different bubbles using the items included inside the box. Investigate the properties of water and how attracting forces hold the surface of water together, and more fun facts such as the secrets to the soap bubble’s rainbow of colours.
The fun doesn’t stop there, the educational resource book is full of interesting facts and experiments such as these!
$14.95Caffeine molecule mug Decorated with cutting edge representations of the great ideas of science.
$9.95Take apart and reassemble these difficult wooden puzzles. Test yourself and your friends and family. Each different puzzles has a different difficulty rating!
$39.95Join David J. Eicher in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. The author carefully explores the ideas relating comets and life on Earth - and the danger posed by impacts. He finishes with practical, how-to techniques, tips, and tricks on how to successfully observe comets and even to capture your own images of them.
Prepare to blast off on an exciting math journey. Countdown to Space makes learning an out-of-this-world adventure - anywhere and any time.
This on-the-go kit includes:
$34.95Learn all about thermodynamics with the Crookes Radiometer.When exposed to light or heat, the vanes will spin. Comes in 18cm and 22cm high models and makes for an educational decoration.
$44.95Learn all about thermodynamics with the Crookes Radiometer.When exposed to light or heat, the vanes will spin. Comes in 18cm and 22cm high models and makes for an educational decoration.
$14.95A Navy cap displaying southern hemisphere constellations. This cap also Glows in the Dark.
$14.95A must have cap for all kids. Very bright and colourful.
This 10cm diameter globe shows the political world map. Both functional and decorative. It makes a perfect paperweight.
Antique colour sold out - coming back soon!
$29.95This is a detailed die-cast pull back model of a NASA space shuttle. This 8 inch die cast metal and plastic pullback is sure to please both young and old alike! It features opening roof and pull back action.
$9.95The weight of the world on your shoulders just got lighter. This worldly stress ball will help you relax after a hard day or even get you through this one.
$29.95Astronomers have long known that the Universe is expanding, but everything they could see indicated that gravity should be slowing this spread. Instead, it appears that the Universe is accelerating its expansion and that something stronger than gravity --dark energy -- is at work. In Einstein's Telescope Evalyn Gates, a University of Chicago astrophysicist, transports us to the edge of contemporary science to explore the revolutionary tool that unlocks the secrets of these little-understood cosmic constituents. Based on Einstein's theory of general relativity, gravitational lensing, or "Einstein's Telescope," is enabling new discoveries that are taking us toward the next revolution in scientific thinking -- one that may change forever our notions of where the Universe came from and where it is going.
$29.95The first full-scale biography of the most renowned name in science to be written since those who closely guarded his privacy have died. Based on 20 years of research and interviews with intimate friends and associates willing to discuss Einstein as never before, this riveting book details his childhood and youth. Contains extensive material on his adult life never published before to reveal the crux of Einstein's personality and private life in a way few others have. Includes rare photographs.
$39.95The common language of genius: Eureka! While the roads that lead to breakthrough scientific discovery can be as varied and complex as the human mind, the moment of insight for all scientists is remarkably similar. The word "eureka!", attributed to the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes, has come to express that universal moment of joy, wonder-and even shock-at discovering something entirely new. In this collection of twelve scientific stories, Leslie Alan Horvitz describes the drama of sudden insight as experienced by a dozen distinct personalities, detailing discoveries both well known and obscure. From Darwin, Einstein, and the team of Watson and Crick to such lesser known luminaries as fractal creator Mandelbrot and periodic table mastermind Dmitri Medellev, Eureka! perfectly illustrates Louis Pasteur's quip that chance favors the prepared mind. The book also describes how amateur scientist Joseph Priestley stumbled onto the existence of oxygen in the eighteenth century and how television pioneer Philo Farnsworth developed his idea for a TV screen while plowing his family's Idaho farm.
$29.95Extreme Cosmos is an astronomy book that not only offers amazing facts and figures but also reveals the remarkable richness of the Universe and the incredible physics that modern astronomy has unveiled. Find out about hypervelocity stars moving through space at more than 3 million kilometres per hour, distant gamma-ray bursts that can outshine the rest of the Universe, neutron stars that spin mor...e than 700 times per second, and the cosmic catastrophe that will unfold two billion years from now when the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies collide. This book will take you on a journey of extreme proportions that will leave you in awe, and renew your sense of the overwhelming complexity and scale of our Universe.
$9.95This spectacular mini Fibre Optic Lamp is great for parties, as a fun night light or wherever you want to set the mood!
$29.9528cm Galileo Thermometer ( 6 balls ) – watch the temperature by watching the balls sink and float in a beautiful sealed glass cylinder, as their densities are such that they rise or fall as the temperature changes.
$39.9544cm Galileo Thermometer ( 10 balls ) – watch the temperature by watching the balls sink and float in a beautiful sealed glass cylinder, as their densities are such that they rise or fall as the temperature changes.
$59.9556cm Galileo Thermometer (11 balls ) – watch the temperature by watching the balls sink and float in a beautiful sealed glass cylinder, as their densities are such that they rise or fall as the temperature changes.
Slippery slime that glows in the dark! Non-toxic and water soluble.
Available in green, blue, orange and pink.
Magically Unfolds from 24cm to 76cm!
Glows in the dark, hang from the ceiling pulley and instructions included.
Game sheet and education booklet also included.
$29.95Buckle up! How to be a Space Explorer is a practical manual for all aspiring astronauts, packed with jaw-dropping stories from real-life space exploration. Learn how to navigate black holes, slingshot around Jupiter and survive the freezing depths of space. This book will blast you into the stratosphere, so strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.
$29.95Kids can have fun learning about the world with this large 1100 piece plastic Illustrated World Map. 38cm x 59cm in size.
$24.95Ladies - I need my space t-shirt. 100% cotton.
$19.95Not only is this a beautiful glass ornament, it also displays a fundamental scientific law. In 1787 Jacques Charles discovered that a gas volume is proportional to its absolute temperature, or in other words, as the temperature increases, the volume will increase. This became known as Charles’ Law, and it explains to us how this amazing Hand Boiler works. The gas molecules in the container speed up as the temperature increases, and this in turn increases the pressure in one chamber and shoots the liquid into the next, thus creating a stunning liquid display!
This product makes a beautiful simple display of a complex scientific principle or an interesting gift for the science minded, artistic or hard to buy for person.
Caution: Fragile glass, flammable, not recommended for children under the age of three.
This kit is designed to demonstrate the principles of thrust, acceleration and jet propulsion. The science behind launching the LiquiFly Water-Powered Rocket is the same as any other rockets - create thrust from water and air. Bam goes the rocket!!
This kit has everything you need is in the kit. Takes approximately 2 minutes to set-up.
Try experimenting with different water levels, and varying the air pressure to test how thrust is affected. Full instructions are provided in each kit - covering safety, set-up and how to really max out your thrust.
Note: Adult supervision is required for this activity. Improper use of this device could cause injury.
$19.95Learn about Magnetism with the Magnoidz 'Magnet Science' experiment kit! Box comes with an educational booklet packed with facts about magnetism.
$12.95Discover the fun with magnets! This set contains 6 magnets, some paper clips and other magnetic objects.
$29.95While no human has yet landed on Mars, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity - three plucky wheeled robots - have been traversing its surface. Now in this unique book, you'll be able to see the terrain through stunning 3-D photographs taken by the rovers' cameras and read compelling commentary that guides you on the journey. Includes 3-D glasses.
$24.95Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Blue 100% cotton
Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Green 100% cotton
Currently only size SMALL is available - please check back in the future for more sizes. We apologise for this inconvenience.
$7.95Everyone loves oozy, stretchy slime. And to make it even better this one is metallic and multicoloured.
$19.95Moon Phase Maps are 18 Photo-Maps of the Waxing Moon - (9 double sided A4 size sheets) with waterproof coating. All major craters and seas identified, along with Valleys, Ridges, Rilles, faults, domes, ghost craters and crater chains marked along the terminator.
The MOVA globe ( 12cm ) is the first member of a new family of objects that come quietly to life when touched by light, without wires or batteries. The globe floats at a point of perfect balance between buoyant forces and gravitational forces, and slowly turns as it feels the force of the Earth's magnetic field and the energy carried in light. Its perpetual, quiet motion brings a tranquil point of focus to a room. Add more light and watch Neptune spin faster, dim the setting and observe it slowing. It really is an amazing sight to see!
The MOVA globe works similarly to a compass in that the Earth's magnetic field makes this work!