10 Awesome Science Gifts for Kids

Here are some of our favorite engaging science gifts for kids!

stembox

Stem Box is a subscription service that sends high quality lab-like experiments to your home monthly . Each kit focuses on an aspect of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). They provide all of the materials needed, a protocol, safety equipment, and there’s always a fun, themed toy and stickers. Previous kits have included: strawberry DNA extraction, growing bacteria on agar plates, aviation and aerodynamics, chromatography, lemon-powered clocks, make-your-own wearable tech, and more.

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Yellow Scope sells fun chemistry kits that will engage children in learning about chemical reactions, molecular motion, the effects of temperature, and pH.

 

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This owl pellet dissection kit will teach children a bit about the food chain. Kids will get to dissect owl pellets (a.k.a. owl vomit) and reconstruct the animals each owl ate. There’s a bone chart to help in reconstruction and identification.

 

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Learn about the bacteria that are around you in your everyday environment by swabbing household surfaces and growing cultures on these agar plates! (Hint: swab your kitchen sink and the bottoms of your shoes for good positive controls.) Running a pre- and post-hand washing experiment also makes for an excellent hygiene lesson.

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This DNA extraction kit contains the materials and instructions for isolating DNA from fruits and vegetables. Children will wind up with a test tube of precipitated DNA. A good conversation starter around DNA (and links up well  concept-wise with the agar plate experiment if you get differently colored colonies!)

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Have some super silly laughs with Mad Scientist Mad Libs. Mad Libs are fill-in-the-blank stories with silly outcomes, where children also get practice with the parts of speech. Makes a good stocking stuffer!

 

roominate

 

Roominate kits let you build buildings and motorize the components using circuits. Learn about conduction while making your construction come to life.

 

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Kiwi Crates offered subscription delivery kits of tinkerers and doodlers of all ages. They offer kits based on age range, ensuring a steady stream of fun, age-appropriate tinkering, engineering, and art projects for kids.

 

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This crystal growing kit allows you to grow seven different types of crystals, and comes with display cases to show them off.

 

 

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Giant Microbes sells stuffed animal versions of pathogens, immune cells, bodily organs, and more. Kids will learn about biology and microbiology with these cute squishy toys.

 

 

And here’s a bonus suggestion:

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Our very own immune cell playing cards and children’s immunology book will teach children about their immune systems in an entertaining way! Pairs nicely with the Giant Microbes.

 

 

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