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The Thames & Kosmos Fuel Cell Car & Experiment Kit provides a playful introduction to one of the most significant technologies of the 21st century. With this kit you can build a model car that actually runs on water! Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2735 (added 12/17/2004)
Soar to new heights with a kite you design and build yourself! Using a simple and unique connector system, your colorful kite sails can be configured in hundreds of ways to create a wide variety of kites.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2736 (added 12/17/2004)
Depart on a Micro Trek and venture deep into the microcosmos with this high quality 100x to 900x microscope. Unveil the hidden creatures and unseen structures of the microscopic world. Learn how to use the microscope and about each of its parts.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2738 (added 12/17/2004)
With this kit, kids will learn about plate tectonics by erupting two types of volcanoes to imitate how lava hardens into rock and volcanic mountains grow. Kids can even build a working seismograph to see for themselves how scientists measure earthquake forces. The kit comes with a 32-page book that guides kids through erupting two volcano models, playing a volcano quiz game, assembling a plate tectonics puzzle, constructing a globe, examining real volcanic rocks, and building and using a seismograph.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2833 (added 2/11/2005)
Fossils are the key to unlocking the mysteries of prehistoric life. With this kit, kids can learn about many species of dinosaurs and pterosaurs, some of the most prolific and impressive creatures to ever exist on Earth. The 32-page book guides kids through various activities: assembling a dinosaur skeleton, building a pterosaur mobile, casting plaster fossils, playing a dinosaur quiz game, creating a time spiral and making a geological-time bookmark.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2834 (added 2/11/2005)
The kit includes 17 different cosmetics base substances that can be used to make personalized makeup, lip gloss, body lotion, face cream and shower gel. The full-color, 48-page book guides young chemists through the science and history of cosmetics and gives dozens of beauty recipes and techniques. In addition, it teaches how to care for skin, hair and nails to keep them healthy and radiant and builds a young person´s foundation in basic dermatology.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2835 (added 2/11/2005)
This kit allows users to learn first-hand every fundamental principle of chemistry by performing 360 fascinating and fun lab experiments in a complete and well-balanced curriculum. Build a mini fire extinguisher and float a soap-powered boat. Write with invisible ink and test colored markers on the chromatography racetrack. Make dazzling colors in flame tests and produce electricity in a test tube. CHEM C3000 is an excellent way to prepare for high-school level, and even college level, chemistry. The kit includes professional quality equipment and a 178-page, full-color, easy-to-follow Experiment Manual.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2836 (added 2/11/2005)
Perfume Science provides children an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated nose than most adults will ever have. The kit includes a complete perfumer’s laboratory and will teach how the brain and the olfactory senses work together.
— “I sold all of my Thames & Kosmos Creative Cosmetics and Perfume Science kits,” enthused Bettie Lee Moore, owner of Kaboom! in Leesburg, Va.
— “It’d be fun if everybody made their own bottle of perfume” at a slumber party, agreed Kate Tanner, owner of Kidstop Toy & Book Store in Scottsdale, Ariz. She says that beauty-related crafts kits are hot with girls at her store.
— “I don’t care how advanced we want them to be, they still like putting on makeup and doing their hair,” sighed Greg Bonner, owner of Heights Toy Center in Little Rock, Ark. Perfume and cosmetic craft kits were among his best sellers for “girlie” parties.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6145 (added 12/22/2005)
With Physics Discovery, you can build 12 models and then conduct experiments with the models to learn about forces and simple machines. Each model demonstrates a fundamental idea in mechanical physics. For example, you can build a balance scale to learn about lever arms, a freight elevator to learn about pulleys, a bicycle to learn about wheels, a motion picture machine to learn about centripetal and centrifugal forces, and a transmission to learn about gears. Physics Discovery is a smaller, introductory companion to our best-selling Physics Workshop kit. It has different building projects and experiments, but parts that are compatible with those in Physics Workshop and Physics Solar Workshop. This kit includes more than 100 building pieces. The 32-page book offers illustrated instructions for building projects and experiments.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7785 (added 5/4/2006)
Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells. By building 12 models and conducting 30 experiments, you will learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. You will build different types of vehicles and machines to demonstrate how gears can convert and transform power for different needs. There are 320 parts, which are also compatible with the other physics kits. The 64-page book offers illustrated instructions for the projects. This kit was developed with Greenpeace in Germany.
— This kit offers experimentation “with different mechanisms that allow you optimize the use of the solar power depending on specific applications. For example, you build vehicles with different gear ratios….In this way, it teaches kids how solar power can be harnessed and transformed for use in the real world,” president Ted McGuire of Thames & Kosmos told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7786 (added 5/4/2006)
Investigate the most important phenomena in biology, chemistry, and physics by conducting more than 100 fun experiments. A broad, yet elaborate introduction to the physical and natural sciences, this kit is intended to expose children to the full spectrum of science and show first-hand how these three core disciplines interrelate. The full-color, 112-page book guides your experiments and discoveries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7787 (added 5/4/2006)
Willy Wonka. Milton Hershey. Forrest Mars. John Cadbury. Factual or fictional, the great names in the history of candy making all share one thing: they were experimenters and innovators. Now you can experiment with the art of making candy, and learn the science behind how it forms and why it tastes so good. Inside this giant chocolate bar-shaped box is a scientific candy wonderland including the special tools and recipes you need to make candy. Use the plastic and metal molds, shape cutters, candy thermometer, spatula, dipping fork and various other tools to form and coat your candies. Finish them with foils, paper cups, sticks and wrappers. The 48-page illustrated book provides instructions, recipes and scientific explanations. This kit does not contain any food items. Ingredients must be purchased separately, giving you control over the ingredients you use.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7788 (added 5/4/2006)
Enroll in Chem C1000 and prepare a child for a lifetime of fascination through 75 diverse experiments. Build a mini fire extinguisher and make water flow uphill in experiments with air pressure. Float a soap-powered boat to learn about the surface tension of water. Entertain friends and family with chemistry "magic" tricks, and then enlighten them with the scientific explanations behind the magic. Identify the elements in different chemical substances with dazzling colors in flame tests. The 40-page, full-color Experiment Manual guides aspiring young chemists, chemical engineers, lab technicians and researchers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8756 (added 7/26/2006)
Kids can unearth a model Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex or Triceratops skeleton using tools and techniques similar to those of a real paleontologist. They’ll learn about the dinosaur they excavated with a quiz-card fan, and collect dinosaur fast facts. (SKUs: Triceratops – 630126, Brachiosaurus – 630140, Stegosaurus – 6301333, Tyrannosaurus rex - 630119) Launch Date: Fall 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9503 (added 9/26/2006)
Using this puzzle kit, kids will build a realistic model of a Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex or Triceratops skeleton. They’ll also learn about the dinosaur with a full-color, foldout information sheet and three dinosaur fact cards. (SKUS: Brachiosaurus – 630218, Stegosaurus – 630225, Tyrannosaurus rex - 630249 Triceratops – 630232). Launch Date: Fall 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9504 (added 9/26/2006)
Through building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments, kids will learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics. This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of children. Projects include building a windmill, making a hammer machine, and experimenting with pulleys and gears. It comes with a 64-page manual.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10622 (added 12/11/2006)
With this bilingual experiment kit, children can learn science fundamentals through 25 experiments that cover five key areas: biology, physics, chemistry, air and water. It includes a 48-page color guidebook with simple pictorial instructions and text in English and Spanish. “Because the steps are clear and easy to follow, a child as young as 5 can successfully complete the experiments,” Christa Raimondo of Thames & Kosmos told TDmonthly. The Little Labs series also includes single-topic kits on plants, physics, light and colors, animals, weather, and cars and motors. This product is a Fall 2007 Parent's Choice Award winner. Launch date: June 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11677 (added 2/27/2007)
This set includes a 96-page manual that tells about the 100 most significant experiments and discoveries of all time, 94 parts for experimentation, and information on the accomplishments of more than 140 scientists and civilizations. Chapters are as follows: Light, Colors, and Sound; Heat, Steam, and Engines; Magnetism and Electricity; Communication and Microelectronics; Forces; Life; Atoms and Molecules; Stars and Planets; and The Periodic Table. “Milestones in Science is unique in that it combines experimentation with history,” Christa Raimondo of Thames & Kosmos told TDmonthly. “Each experiment is centered on a specific scientist, his or her discovery, and its importance in the world of science.” Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11678 (added 2/27/2007)
This computer systems engineering kit introduces kids to microcontrollers, sensors and programming. The educational kit includes 100 experiments involving light, heat and sound sensors, data collection and more. Kids will learn about the inner workings of computers and programs and how to assemble circuits, design circuits and write programs. This product received a Spring 2007 Parents' Choice Silver Award.
— “This kit breaks down how computers actually work and thus is extremely relevant to the technology-dependent world in which children live and learn,” Christa Raimondo, customer relations manager for Thames & Kosmos, told TDmonthly.
— “Thames & Kosmos science kits do really well during the holidays,” Little Blue Choo Choo Manager Brandy Lindstrom in Scottsdale, Ariz., told TDmonthly.
— Five out of 58 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly named science kits as a popular gift item for older kids.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13414 (added 6/13/2007)
With this advanced physics kit, kids can study more advanced topics in physics, including fluid dynamics, energy, oscillation, hydraulics and pneumatics. They will build spectacular models and devices, such as a wind tunnel, pneumatic shocks and a hydraulic lift. They will learn how ships float and airplanes fly, why a streamlined shape lets a car drive faster and how power plants convert a current of water into electrical current. A 96-page full-color manual is included. “All learning is done through hands-on construction,” Thames & Kosmos Customer Relations Manager Christa Raimondo told TDmonthly. This product is a Fall 2007 Parent's Choice Award winner. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14652 (added 8/15/2007)
The kit is based on the CHEM C101 kit, but is now even easier and safer to use. This new and improved version takes children on an introductory tour through seven central areas in chemistry with more than 30 classic experiments. The kit comes with a 32-page, full-color manual that is replete with pictures and diagrams. “CHEM C500 is ideal for children who are interested in chemistry but who are not yet ready for a more advanced chemistry set,” Christa Raimondo Cronin, customer service representative at Thames & Kosmos, told TDmonthly. “Experiments are fun and engaging and emphasize the ‘magic’ behind chemical reactions.” This product is a Fall 2007 Parent's Choice Award winner. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15036 (added 9/4/2007)
With this kit, kids can safely investigate weather by conducting experiments on wind, rain, storms, clouds, rainbows evaporation, pressure and more. A 16-page, full-color English and Spanish bilingual guidebook is included. “Designed to introduce the concept of experimentation to children ages 5-7, all Little Labs kits include simple pictorial instructions with just enough text to reinforce vocabulary and aid in language learning, as well as to advise parents and adult supervisors,” Christa Raimondo Cronin, customer service representative at Thames & Kosmos, told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15037 (added 9/4/2007)
Kids can learn how plants germinate from seeds, how they grow, what they need to grow, what they produce, how their roots, stems and leaves function and more. The set comes with an easy-to-follow, 16-page color manual. “All Little Labs guidebooks are written in both English and Spanish…[and] include simple pictorial instructions with just enough text to reinforce vocabulary and aid in language learning,” Christa Raimondo Cronin, customer service representative at Thames & Kosmos, told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15038 (added 9/4/2007)
Kids can use this kit to build a working wind turbine to harness power out of thin air. Wind is one of the most promising sources of clean, renewable energy available today. During the experiments, kids will learn the physics of force and motion as it applies to wind power technology. The kit includes a full-color, 32-page experiment manual that offers illustrated instructions for 20 experiments and scientific information. Kids will build a working wind turbine, harnes mechanical energy to lift weights and more.
— “I’m featuring science kits that teach kids about the environment or renewable energy, such as the Thames and Kosmos Wind Power and the Fuel Cell X7,” said Michelle Smith of Piccolo Mondo Toys in Portland, Ore., of this good seller in her store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20465 (added 9/11/2008)
Kids will discover the digital world with this unique introduction to electronics. They follow the story of Robert M-3, a young robot in the year 2069, who is beginning his education in electronics with an apprenticeship to Sirius Armstrong, the chief electrical engineer on an enormous space station orbiting Earth. As they read about Robert’s lessons in electronics, they will conduct experiments alongside him using the Electronics Workshop console. They start by assembling simple circuits with blinking LEDs and resistors, as Robert travels from Earth to the space station. Once there, he goes from department to department, fixing electrical systems and devices, while the child works alongside him. Electronics Workshop 1 is a captivating combination of reading and science, with fanciful stories that enliven the experiments, making for a fun learning experience. Full-color, 68-page experiment manual takes kids through 148 experiments in electronics. Launch date: August 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21260 (added 11/10/2008)
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