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We’ve rounded up some of the Best Science Toys currently available on the market that will inspire children’s learning and encourage them to explore the world around them.
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Best Science Toys General Science
Top Trumps Sensational Science*
Top Trumps Sensational Science* by Winning Moves is the perfect way to start conversations about science and how much it has shaped our world.
With categories of Innovation, Obstacles, Everyday Impact, Age & of course a Top-Trumps Ratings you’ll be able to introduce new vocabulary into discussions as kids discover fun science facts about Nature, Domestic Products, Medicine, space to name but a few… Did you know that a Greenland Shark can live for over 400 years!?
Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab*
This fun kit gives kids a taste of all the sciences. Learn how to use the lab equipment, watch the alien eggs react to water, play with whirlpools and suction, identify aliens and play with colour change. After all that you have a fantastic science playset to use afterwards… you could even make your own alien eggs!
Best Science Toys For Biology
Anatomy Models by Kosmos*
Thames and Kosmos have some amazing anatomy models that are brilliant for demonstrating how similar and different the anatomy of different mammals is. Each model has a transparent cover, allowing you to see inside, that can be removed to give access to all the internal organs. The internal and external body parts can all be broken down and rebuilt which gives a great visual and hands-on understanding of how everything in the mammal body comes together to make it work. Plus there’s an accompanying leaflet that has some tiger facts and also explains what each organ is for. You’ll find a review and more detail of the Tiger Anatomy Model here.
Bandai National Geographic Dig Kits*
Bandai’s National Geographic™ STEM kits cover a range of subjects that encourage ‘edu-tainment’ play. Their ‘Dig Kits‘ are core to the range and include sharks, dinosaurs, bugs, and gems to excavate and discover real specimens. And they even have smaller ‘Mini Kit’ versions that are ideal for first-time dig experiences or for adding to existing Dig Kit collections. Check out these reviews of the Crystal Garden and Mini Dig Kits.
Best Science Toys For Physics
We’re big fans of GeoMag kits and have reviewed a few of them over the years and have also bought our own. Their clever use of magnet science creates fantastic construction kits for all ages from simple build sets like Geomag Panels through to the clever introduction of gravity to make moving parts with their GeoMag Mechanics Gravity Kits.
Magformers are clever magnetic building shapes that create 3d shapes when connected together. The kits also come with instruction/design sheets. What I love about them is how versatile and colourful they are. You can talk about colours & shapes, as well as construction, with young children, and they are a great way for young kids to learn.
Best Science Toys For Chemistry
Experi-Make Science Kits*
Experimake Kits are loads of fun and cleverly educational and have been designed by scientists to encourage kids to learn through play. Each kit comes with all the ingredients you need to do their experimakes and also gives you a couple of other experimakes you can do if you buy some additional material. Check out our review of the Experimake Sea Shaped Soap Kit and the Experimake Scent-sational Spa.
Best Science Toys For Coding
Lets Start Coding
Let’s Start Coding is uniquely refreshing in that kids are learning to program and customise electronics, like LED lights, speakers, buttons, and sensors using professional C++ code. It’s brilliantly set up with step by step prewritten code that gets easily uploaded to the micro board that comes with each kit. The great thing is that the kids get to tamper and change the code to alter the microboards output. There are loads of tutorials per card plus supportive videos and code cards. Head to these reviews of Code Piano & Code Car to find out more.