Tis the season for gift-giving! So many kids these days are way into science and would love a science-themed gift (or twelve!). Here are the 8 Best Science Gifts for Your Young Scientist!
In Central Texas, we don't get much snow. The good news is you can make your own! This stuff is insanely cool and your young scientist will love having a white Christmas. This little can of snow powder will make plenty of snow to play with this winter!
2. Alternative Energy Snap Circuits
This was a BIG favorite among my fifth graders. Heck, it was even a big hit with me. This snap circuits kit uses alternative energy to power bulbs, fans, and more.
3. Break Your Own Geodes
This is so cool! I had kids break geodes one year and discover and identify the crystals inside. This kit comes with 12 geodes. You break them and use the guide to identify them. So fun!
4. K'NEX Intro to Simple Machines
Remember K'NEX? They've been around a really long time. Nowadays, they have tons of kits to choose from. Kids can explore, build, and learn!
5. Snap Circuits Lights
This is a newer set of snap circuits with a focus on light. You can hook it up to your iPod, work with fiber optics, and more with this fun kit!
6. Stomp Rocket Jr.
I love this! This is an affordable and super fun gift for little and big kids! Just stomp or jump to launch the rocket. Just about any kid will love this!
7. Bucket of Legos
There are hundreds of kits, but sometimes you just need a big bucket of Legos. Pour them out and build, build, build. This was always a personal favorite when I was a child. :)
This is a simple idea for some serious fun. This was another favorite among 4th and 5th graders, but I bet younger builders would love it too! Build a contraption and see how the ball will travel through.