Most kids enjoy cool science experiments, but some kids are far more fascinated by physics and jazzed about geology than others. If you know a kid who is into all things science, this list is for them. 

1. Scientific Explorer Magic Science

ALEX makes great activities for kids, and this Magic Science kit is sure to give kids hours of fun exploring the wonders of science.

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ALEX Toys Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kids Science Kit, A247
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ALEX Toys Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kids Science Kit, A247
  • For Wizards only
  • Unique educational kit will teach you the science behind the magic

2. Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit

Part of the fun of science experiments is the mess and the gooeyness of it all, and this kid leans right into that. Kids can create a stinky intestine, slimy snot, fake blut, and grow friendly molds and bacteria.

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Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit
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Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit
  • Educate your child on what actually grows on their own body
  • Learn fun facts about body parts, byproducts and become completely grossed out as you take science to a whole new level

3. Magnetic Science

Magnetism is a basic force in our universe that still baffles and amazes professional scientists. This it includes 33 experiments that show kids the magic of magnets. 

4. DIY Magic Bouncy Balls

Kids can enjoy the wonder of chemistry and enjoy some colorful artistic expression by making their own bouncy balls. 

Creative Kids DIY Magic Bouncy Balls - Create Your Own Crystal Powder Balls Craft Kit for Kids - Includes 25 Bags of Multicolored Crystal Powder & 5 Molds - Makes Up to 43 Balls
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Creative Kids DIY Magic Bouncy Balls - Create Your Own Crystal Powder Balls Craft Kit for Kids - Includes 25 Bags of Multicolored Crystal Powder & 5 Molds - Makes Up to 43 Balls
  • Make Your Own Bouncy Balls – Unique Arts and Crafts Set Comes w/ All the Supplies Needed for Kids to Create Their Very Own Mini Magic Power Balls
  • 25 Bags Of Powder Crystals – Bright, Colorful Supplies Include Every Neon Shade of the Rainbow for Artistic Expression & Fun, Imaginative Experimentation

5. Grow 'N Glow Terrarium

Got a young botanist in your family? With this terrarium kit, they can create and grow their own mini ecoystem! 

Creativity for Kids Grow 'N Glow Terrarium Kit for Kids - Science Activities for Kids Ages 5-8+, Kids Craft Kits and Creative Gifts for Kids
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Creativity for Kids Grow 'N Glow Terrarium Kit for Kids - Science Activities for Kids Ages 5-8+, Kids Craft Kits and Creative Gifts for Kids
  • TERRARIUM KIT FOR KIDS: Explore the wonder of nature and science with the Creativity for Kids Grow 'N Glow Terrarium; this indoor activity for kids allows you to craft, plant, water and grow your own mini ecosystem, just add water for endless fun
  • SCIENCE KITS FOR KIDS: Includes everything a young botanist needs to plant and grow their terrarium twice; This science kit features: plastic terrarium jar, potting mix, USA organic chia and wheat grass seeds, glow-in-the-dark forest figurines and more

6. Squishy Human Body Toy

For the budding biologists, this kit offers kids a squishy, hands-on tour of the human body as they remove organs, bones, and muscles, then rebuilt the model head to toe. 

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SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body with 21 Removable Body Parts with Anatomy Book
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SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body with 21 Removable Body Parts with Anatomy Book
  • DISCOVER HOW THE HUMAN BODY WORKS: Take a fascinating tour of the human body as you remove 21 realistic vital organs, bones, and muscles using the included forceps and tweezers; then rebuild the model from the toes to skullcap
  • 29 PIECES, EXCEPTIONAL VALUE: Includes 12” clear plastic human body model, stand, 9 squishy organs, 12 plastic bones & muscles, forceps, tweezers, body part organ-izer mat, instruction sheet, 24-page illustrated anatomy book

7. 4M Clean Water Science

If you know a kid who is fascinated by the environment, this STEM toy will help them learn about filtering and desalinating water. Fun and satisfying.

4M Clean Water Science - Climate Change, Global Warming, Lab - STEM Toys Educational Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys
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4M Clean Water Science - Climate Change, Global Warming, Lab - STEM Toys Educational Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys
  • This personal desalination kit demonstrates the scientific way to extract salt from sea water.
  • The kit contains a plastic filter system, active carbon, sand, rock and filter paper.

8. National Geographic Real Bug Dig Kit

Kids can play research scientist with this kit that includes three real insects preserved in transparent acrylc and then covered up like a real archeological dig that they chisel away. 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Real Bug Dig Kit - Dig up 3 Real Insects including Spider, Fortune Beetle and Scorpion - Great STEM Science gift
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Real Bug Dig Kit - Dig up 3 Real Insects including Spider, Fortune Beetle and Scorpion - Great STEM Science gift
  • DIG UP 3 REAL BUGS - Perfect activity for bug lovers! Kids will uncover 3 perfectly preserved insect specimens (spiny spider, fortune beetle, scorpion)
  • AN EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE - Children will learn all about their specimens and many other fascinating arthropods with National Geographic’s full-color learning guide

9. Learning Resources Beaker Creatures

Young kids love to create “labs” and this Beaker Creatures one is fun, colorful, and educational. 

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Learning Resources Beaker Creatures Alien Experiment Lab, Science Exploration, Science Kit for Kids, Fun Science Experiments for Kids, 18 Piece Set, Ages 5+
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Learning Resources Beaker Creatures Alien Experiment Lab, Science Exploration, Science Kit for Kids, Fun Science Experiments for Kids, 18 Piece Set, Ages 5+
  • EXPERIMENT with out-of-this-world science inspired by the Beaker Creatures and their far-off planets!
  • MAKE your own Reactor Pods, soak your creatures in slime, and more!

10. Anti-gravity Gyroscope

Gyroscopes are SO fun. We’ve bought some cheaper ones that tend to break, but this one is a good quality toy that will amaze kids of all ages with its ability to self-balance and spin for long periods. 

Joytech Precision Gyroscope Metal Anti-Gravity Spinning Top Balance Toy Educational Gift AG002
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Joytech Precision Gyroscope Metal Anti-Gravity Spinning Top Balance Toy Educational Gift AG002
  • EXCELLENT TEACHING TOOL---- It continues to fascinate young and old alike with its mysterious force that seems to defy gravity, to spark kid’s interest in physics and science. alleviating hyperactivity in children, development of intelligence and coordination of fingers.
  • UNIQUE STYLING---- The rotor of the gyroscope has good hollowing mode, laser cutting, no flash burr, smooth plane, and a balance of rotation .you can put it on your finger or base, you could even place it on a string, but if not, a normal table would still do.

11. Klutz Make Your Own Soap

Clean chemistry, anyone? Kids can learn about the cleansing properties of soap while making their own.

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Make Your Own Soap (Klutz Activity Kit)
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Make Your Own Soap (Klutz Activity Kit)
  • 2017 the National Parenting center award winner
  • Shapes Like stars and cat faces appeal to both boys and girls

12. Scientific Explorer Kids Science Experiment Kit

For a more general science experiment kit, this one offers 11 activities and includes 20 pieces to complete them.

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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Experiment Kit, 11 Mind Blowing Science Activities and Experiments (Ages 6+)
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Experiment Kit, 11 Mind Blowing Science Activities and Experiments (Ages 6+)
  • MY FIRST MIND BLOWING SCIENCE: 11 mind blowing activities and experiments to delight and educate young scientists. Ages 6 and up.
  • MIND BLOWING SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS: 20 piece STEM Science Experiment Kit. Young scientists can explore and learn the basics of science

13. Smithsonian Picturepedia Book

Can’t really go wrong with Smithsonian and this “picturepedia” offers a wealth of educational information about our world in a visually stunning format. 

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Picturepedia, Second Edition: An Encyclopedia on Every Page
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Picturepedia, Second Edition: An Encyclopedia on Every Page
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14. 4M Crystal Growing Kit

How do crystals grow? Kids can learn while growing their own with this crystal growing science experiment kit. 

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4M Toysmith, 7 Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit with Display Cases, Easy DIY STEM Toy Lab Experiment Specimens, For Boys And Girls Ages 10+
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4M Toysmith, 7 Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit with Display Cases, Easy DIY STEM Toy Lab Experiment Specimens, For Boys And Girls Ages 10+
  • This science kit contains all the materials needed to perform seven different crystal growth experiments; Use hot water (distilled recommended)
  • A special display case is included to admire the crystals once they are fully grown

15. Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

Learn about electricity with Snap Circuits! These kits are excellent for learning about currents and circuits in a safe and fun way. 

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Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit, Over 100 Projects, Full Color Project Manual, 30 + Snap Circuits Parts, STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8 + , Black
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Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit, Over 100 Projects, Full Color Project Manual, 30 + Snap Circuits Parts, STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8 + , Black
  • SO MANY TOYS IN A SNAP: Make dozens of cool electronic gadgets - all from one box! A safe and fun way to introduce children ages 8+ to the basics of electrical engineering! Build exciting projects and toys using the included colorful instruction book!
  • PROJECTS THEY'LL LOVE: So many fun electric-powered projects you can make and play! Ages 8 to 108 will love building 100+ projects! Have fun while building practical skills and learning the basics of circuitry. Build a flying saucer in a snap and watch it take off and sound the alarm! Kit includes 29 Snap Circuits parts.

16. Ultimate DIY Slime Kit

Kids love slime. Making it. Playing with it. It’s just a fact. And this kit comes with everything they need to make all different kinds of slime. 

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Discovering DIY Slime Kit for Girls and Boys - 52 Pieces Complete Slime Making Kit w/ Craft Supplies Included - Gifts & Girls Toys 8-10 Years Old and Older
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Discovering DIY Slime Kit for Girls and Boys - 52 Pieces Complete Slime Making Kit w/ Craft Supplies Included - Gifts & Girls Toys 8-10 Years Old and Older
  • ALL-IN-ONE: Our 52 pieces slime kits have all the cool stuff you need - 6 mystery box filled w/ glitter, slime activator, glue, glow-in-the-dark and color-changing powders, beads, food coloring, clay, mixing bowl, sticks, spoons, plastic fruit, and instructions.
  • CHILD SAFE: This slime pack comes with detergent that can help prevent any skin discomfort for your lil' ones. Give it as a ultimate gift on birthdatys or just as a fun surprise for the little scientist in your life!

17. Rock & Mineral Collection Activity Kit

Got a rock or gem collector? This 200 piece kit comes with all kinds of rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, and more for kids to sort and identify. 

Dancing Bear Rock & Mineral Collection Activity Kit (200 Pc Set) with Meteorite, Real Shark Teeth Fossils, Arrowheads, Crystals, Gemstones, Treasure Hunt ID Sheet, STEM Science Education, Made in USA
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Dancing Bear Rock & Mineral Collection Activity Kit (200 Pc Set) with Meteorite, Real Shark Teeth Fossils, Arrowheads, Crystals, Gemstones, Treasure Hunt ID Sheet, STEM Science Education, Made in USA
  • ROCK, GEM & MINERAL COLLECTION ACTIVITY KIT: over 150 pcs with full-color educational identification sheet. Favorites include: amethyst, quartz, tiger eye, jasper, calcite, turquenite and many others.
  • FIND, SORT & IDENTIFY--rock and mineral treasures are mixed with clean gravel so you can discover and identify like a real rock hound!

18. Smoothfoam Mega Volcano Kit

Everyone loves a good tabletop volcano. Let kids learn about chemical reactions while they watch their volcano “erupt” over and over. 

Smoothfoam K-103 Mega Volcano Kit-White
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Smoothfoam K-103 Mega Volcano Kit-White
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19. Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Let LEGO and Klutz help kids learn about physics with their moving machines Chain Reactions kit. Can’t go wrong with these brands. 

LEGO Chain Reactions (Klutz Science/STEM Activity Kit), 9' Length x 1.06' Width x 10' Height
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LEGO Chain Reactions (Klutz Science/STEM Activity Kit), 9" Length x 1.06" Width x 10" Height
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  • Design and build 10 amazing moving machines - teach your bricks new tricks

20. Euler's Disk

Euler’s disks are one of those super cool scientific toys that wow young and old alike. It puts on a hypnotic light and sound display as it slowly transforms gravitational potential energy to kinetic energy. 

Toysmith Euler's Disk
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Toysmith Euler's Disk
  • Spin science into art.
  • You won't believe your eyes or ears.

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Hobby Rock Tumbler

The only thing better than a cool rock is a cool polished rock. This rock tumbler includes rough gemstones that kids can polish into beautiful, smooth gemstones. 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit - Includes Rough Gemstones, 4 Polishing Grits, Jewelry Fastenings, Learning Guide, Great Stem Science Kit
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit - Includes Rough Gemstones, 4 Polishing Grits, Jewelry Fastenings, Learning Guide, Great Stem Science Kit
  • CREATE YOUR OWN GEMSTONES - Make any stone sparkle and polish everyday rocks into dazzling gemstones! This rock tumbler kit makes it fun and easy to turn rough rocks into beautifully polished gemstones, thanks to its simple operation and durable design.
  • A TUMBLER THAT'S MADE TO LAST – Our high-quality tumblers are made with a durable motor that’s designed to last for years. The leakproof rubber barrel reduces sound, making it 75% quieter than other plastic models. An excellent STEM activity for kids.

Omano Microscope for Kids

Is there anything more fun than looking at things under a microscope and getting a close-up look at things we can’t see with our naked eye? This junior microscope is a great tool for budding scientists. 

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JuniorScope Microscope for Kids Microscope Science Kits for Kids Science Experiment Kits
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JuniorScope Microscope for Kids Microscope Science Kits for Kids Science Experiment Kits
  • Unlike cheaper imitations with blurry plastic lenses, the JuniorScope microscope for kids features premium-grade glass objective lenses that let you see in crystal clear detail. Zoom in with clarity with three magnification levels, including 40x, 100x, and 400x.
  • The JuniorScope is two microscopes in one, you get a low power microscope for looking at solid objects like leaves and insects and a high power microscope for looking at transparent objects like blood cells and bacteria.

Bedding may not seem like a super exciting gift, but it is when it’s all Minecraft! This set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, pillowcase, and comforter. 

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