$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
The calendar provides a nightly guide to what’s visible in the sky, including moon phases, planetary positions, eclipses, lunar occultations, conjunctions and meteor showers.
It includes a summary of the year indicating the best times to view the planets.
Calendar features nightly moon phases and Monthly Star maps and is 23 x 33cm in size, opening to 46 x33cm.
Maps have been designed for 25° to 45° south latitude.
$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.
$29.95One day our sun will grow...and grow...and grow...until it ends its life as a red giant 400x its current size. Wonder at facts like these, and much more, in the new illustrated guide to Space. Space is fascinating, and in this book Simon Tyler gorgeously illustrates the planets, meteors, rockets and galaxies - even strange phenomena like the speed of light and solar flares!
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+
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)
The Bacteria Farm is a great first biology kit for any budding scientist. Cultivate & observe bacteria from different samples with a variety of experiments.
Recommended ages 8+
$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.
$24.95Children can explore the wonders of space in this incredible picture book with giant fold-out pages full of fascinating facts to satisfy the curiosity of every young space enthusiast. From the Sun and the planets in our Solar System to massive stars and vast galaxies and lots, lots more, there's a whole universe to discover.
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!
Celestial Buddies is an original line of plush characters each personifying a celestial body occupying our heavens. The Celestial Buddies' "Big Bang" moment occurred after the creator of this miniature stuffed universe saw a documentary series on the Solar System and realized that there were no plush toys depicting our planetary neighbours. So she set to work, and Celestial Buddies is the result.
$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.
COSMIC ROCKET - SCIENCE EXPERIMENT KIT
Make up your rocket and decorate it with the included stickers.
Simply add baking powder and vinegar, then watch it shoot up in the sky about 10 metres high.
This kit is recommended for children over 14 years old and is to be used outside only.
Air pump rockets are a safe and inexpensive way to kids to learn the basics of forces and fluid pressure.
The Stomp and Fly Rocket Creator lets you build the simplest type of rocket, a compressed air, or stomp rocket!
Use the simple instructions to assemble your rocket and stand, then connect the included hose to the stomp chamber.
Press the stomp chamber with your hands, or gently stomp on it with your foot to make your rocket fly!
Powered by the release of compressed air, it's a fun little project for solo play, or take it in turns with three or four kids!
Your kit contains: Wooden parts, 6-colour paints, a brush and glue, foam blades, a tube, straw, screws, masking tape and stomp chamber.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
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
$19.95Have you ever wanted to know how a rocket takes off? Or how much of the galaxy we have explored?
$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.
$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.
$19.95Strap yourself in for a rocket-fuelled adventure into the world of space. Use the stickers in this book to bring each amazing scene to life.
Forensic scientists mainly examine contact trace material associated with crimes. The evidence they gather may be used in law courts to prosecute or defend suspects in criminal investigations. Analysis techniques are sophisticated and at the leading edge of scientific discovery.
Become a forensic scientist in your own home, using the same methods as the experts in four exciting activities:
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.
In this kit we explore the fascinating world of glowing light - luminescence and fluorescence. The young scientists will create Glowing Water Gel Beads, Real Fluorescent Flowers, Glowing Soap Bubbles, Light Prints, Glowing Mobiles and much much more. Get ready to be addicted to this Crazy Scientists LAB Kit with 18 experiments!
This kit comes packed with materials - such as 5 different flashlights, water gel beads, pigment and more - guaranteeing hours of FUN and empowering STEM play and learn!
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
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.
$24.95Use the wind to light up the night.
$3.95This bright, colourful toy is a variant on the Frisbee, and comes with its own launcher. The Flying Wing Prop Top is a simple-to-use toy that offers hours of fun, and comes in 6 assorted colour combinations.
$14.95Designed for drinking pleasure on the go since 2009. This is the cup that started the reuse revolution, and was the world's first barista standard reusable coffee cup. Use this Keep Mug to drink on the go!
A large magnifier with 3X magnification, excellent for exploring, or just a useful magnifying glass!
$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.
Four cells of brightly-coloured oil which drip and slide up and down between the cells as the timer is turned over, creating multiple squares of translucent colour and providing a fascinating visual experience.
Keep the Multi Coloured Liquid Timer handy for a calming, mesmerizing visual experience.
$12.95Discover the fun with magnets! This set contains 6 magnets, some paper clips and other magnetic objects.
Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Green 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.
$29.95When Apollo 11 blasts off for the Moon, the whole world is watching. On the other side of the planet, Billy, Mickey and Buzz decide to be astronauts too....
Kids will love designing and building their very own origami bird, complete with motorised flapping wings! A fun and exciting way to learn basic origami and mechanics.
$29.95Star in your own sci-fi adventure as you explore the science of outer space. Make some crazy sci-fi movie sounds as you discover the science of planetary orbits and cosmic storms. Launch a rocket using potential energy and kinetic energy and imagine flying to another planet. Is there life beyond the Solar System? If there is, will our alien neighbours visit the Earth in spinning UFOs? How might they send coded messages about the planet Earth back to their alien friends? Ages 6
$24.95This book is the perfect way for little children to find out about space. It's full of charming pictures with lots of things to look for and talk about.