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
This book is absolutely packed with out-of-this-world facts.
Which planet turns the wrong way?
Why is stargazing like time travel?
Was a planet really called "Easterbunny?"
Look inside to find out! The answers are sure to surprise you.
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.
The aMaze Ball by IS Gifts is a handheld spherical maze game.
All you have to do is get the ball from the top of the maze to the bottom! To start, find the mini ball bearing in the maze and navigate it to the top or bottom of the maze, and into the hole. The ball bearing will travel through the inside of the ball, and pop out of the opposite side, where you can start the process all over again!
Recommended for Ages 8 years+
The Amazing Facts series presents informative facts, photographs, illustrations and easy-to-understand diagrams to help you learn about this remarkable continent.
Amazing Facts about Australia's Southern Skies helps you explore the universe from your own backyard.
Planets, moons, comets, constellations, shooting stars, galaxy clusters - there are so many incredible objects in our universe, but most of us know so little about them, and even fewer can identify them! The FIRST and most comprehensive look at the celestial objects visible in the Southern Hemisphere. A must-have for every home library with more than 150 photographs and illustrations, accompanied by easy-to-follow text suitable for children, adults and educators.
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)
$29.95"Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia. "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world's leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science.
$14.95Caffeine molecule mug Decorated with cutting edge representations of the great ideas of science.
$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.
$69.95Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, in 187 challenges, this observing guide will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique mix of Solar System and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting for the Apollo lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies, and quasars. Each target object is accompanied by a rating indicating how difficult the object is to find, an in-depth visual description, an illustration showing how the object realistically looks, and a detailed finder chart to help you find each challenge quickly and effectively. The guide introduces objects often overlooked in other observing guides and features targets visible in a variety of conditions, from the inner city to the dark countryside. Challenges are provided for the naked eye, through binoculars and the largest backyard telescopes.
$59.95Martin Harwit, author of the influential book Cosmic Discovery, asks key questions about the scope of observational astronomy. Humans have long sought to understand the world we inhabit. Recent realization of how our unruly Universe distorts information before it ever reaches us reveals distinct limits on hoe well we will inevitably be thwarted by ever-more complex distortions and will never untangle the data completely. Observational astronomy, and the cost of pursuing it, will then have reached an inherent end. Only some totally different lines of approach, as yet unknown and potentially far more costly, might then need to emerge if we wish to learn more. This accessible book is written for all astronomers, astrophysicists, and those curious about how well we will ever understand the Universe and the potential costs of pushing those limits.
This kit is a one-shop on how to grow different types of funky and glamorous homemade crystals. In one of the most comprehensive Crazy Scientist LAB kits ever, covering 18 experiments, our young scientists will be working with exciting materials such as Copper Sulphate, Alum, Epsom salt and saline solutions.
They will learn about the various types of crystals - why and how they form and eventually create a variety of different shiny and colourful Crystals!
This science kit comes equipped with the necessary equipment excluding some common household items. IT includes a clear guide accompanied with photos of the processes as well as fascinating scientific explanations and facts.
$9.95A Cricketer's perspective of the Universe drink cooler Black with orbiting red (cricket ball) planets
When you look up at a midnight sky, what do you see - mottled stars and a full Moon trying hard to compete with the street lamps for your attention? You might be situated in a city, or its sprawling suburbs, where the ever-present urban glow tends to keep your gaze horizontal, missing out on the beckoning mysteries of the Universe.
This Skywriters anthology will change all that. Through the eyes and creativity of people who write about south-eastern inland Australia, we'll redirect your vision upwards to a brighter Moon, the subtle presence of nearby planets, the cosmic spectacular of our Milky Way galaxy and those celestial bodies even further away.
You'll find inspiring stories, poems and essays by a great diversity of Australians responding to what some have called the 'Inland Astro-Trail', which connects rural and remote communities with world-class astronomical observatories such as those at Parkes, Siding Springs and Narrabri. Some skystories are 'literally', others intensely personal, but all are guaranteed to widen your horizons-upwards!
A traditional way to read the temperature and predict the weather.
Storm Glass - Once used by seafarers to predict oncoming storms, the storm glass barometer came into general use in the early 1700's, and responds to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather. Admiral Robert Fitzroy conducted a detailed study of this instrument between 1834 and 1836.
Galileo Thermometer - In 1593, Galileo Galilei discovered that the density of liquids reacts predictably to changes in temperature. He invented a device that allowed temperature variations to be measured.
$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.
$29.95Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behaviour of materials.
$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.
Foucault's Pendulum is named after the French physicist Leon Foucault and was originally exhibited to demonstrate the Earth's rotation.
Simply swing the pendulum clockwise or anti-clockwise and watch and watch as it draws intricate, geometric patterns in the sand.
$49.95Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present the Emmy and Gold Globe Award winner From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts. Powerfully told through the memorable performances of Brain Cranston, Sally Field, Chris Isaak and many more, these are the stories of the men, women and children who lived, breathed and manufactured, from the power of human will, one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind. Beautifully restored in stunning HD, the Remastered Edition updates the visual effects, adding vivid detail to the Apollo missions while remaining true to the masterful storytelling of the original
$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.
Slippery slime that glows in the dark! Non-toxic and water soluble.
Available in green, blue, orange and pink.
Bring the brilliance of the celestial sky into your own room with the 8 glowing planets in our solar system! These planets out-glow all others thanks to our proprietary Glominite formula. Simply apply the reusable adhesive putty to attach planets to your ceiling. Then turn out the lights and marvel at the solar system that you've created!
This thoroughly updated third edition covers new discoveries made in the past decade, including the discovery of gravitational waves from merging black holes and neutron stars, the first close-up images of the region hear a black hole event horizon, and observations of debris from stars torn apart when they ventured too close to a supermassive back hole.
Avoiding math, the authors blend theoretical arguments with observational results to demonstrate how both have contributed to the subject. Clear, explanatory illustrations and photographs reveal the strange and amazing workings of our Universe. The engaging style makes this book suitable for introductory undergraduate courses, amateur astronomers and all readers interested in astronomy and physics.
$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.
Experiment with the mysterious force that acts invisibly and has astounding effects. The experiment kits contain exciting and fun experiments with different types of magnets.
$12.95Discover the fun with magnets! This set contains 6 magnets, some paper clips and other magnetic objects.
$24.95Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Blue 100% cotton.
Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Green 100% cotton.
$24.95Mens - The Dish Banner Shirt. 100% cotton.
$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.
$19.95Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to the Moon? This beautifuuly illustrated picture book will take you on a journey to find out. You can fly into outer space, walk on the Moon and take a look at our world from a very, very long way away.
$49.95For the first time ever, this astonishing series charts the progress of the Earth as it undertakes its incredible annual orbit around the Sun. From stunning space imagery to in-your-face storm chasing, this series showcases the incredible power of our planet's epic journey around the Sun.
$24.95The Periodic table of the chemical elements is a Tabular method of displaying the chemical elements, first devised in 1863. The layout of the table has been refined and extended over time,as new elements have been discovered, and new theretical models have been developed to explain chemical behaviour. The current standard table contains 117 confirmed elements as of late 2006 ( while element 118 has been synthesised, element 117 has not ). This table is displayed on this t - shirt.
$19.95The modern periodic table of the elements is closely based on Dmitri Mendeleev's 1869 study aid and now you can have one these amazing tables on your fridge.
When a circle's diameter is 1, its circumference is Pi.
Pi is a mathematical constant which represents the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. This shirt lists pi to many thousands of decimal places. Good luck memorising!
Narrated by David Attenborough
Captured in stunning ultra-high definition detail. Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the jungles, mountains, deserts, islands grasslands and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wilderness, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.
$19.95This pocket microscope is perfect for budding biologists, or those who want to explore the world in more detail. With a 20x - 40x zoom, even the smallest item is easy to get sharp and in view. The microscope comes with 2 blank slides, instruction leaflet and batteries are included.
Fancy a round-the-world trip, but don’t have the time? Well with this Revolving Globe, it only takes 14 seconds!
With a 30 day spinning life on just one AA battery, The Revolving Globe is the perfect addition to any desk or shelf, and with it’s easy two-part assembly, you’ll be set up to go in less time than it takes to rotate.
14-second full rotation
14cm x 14cm x 14.2cm
$9.95A "selfie" taken by aliens on their most recent visit to "The Dish". Yours to show off on a drink cooler. Artwork by M. Marshall.
$14.95A "selfie" taken by aliens on their most recent visit to "The Dish". Yours to show off on a mug. Artwork by M. Marshall.