Science is a fascinating subject that many children enjoy, so what better way to encourage their learning and development than with an exciting science toy. Every aspect of science is covered by these toys so there will be a toy out there that is perfect for your child. These toys enable development in many areas from creativity and development of fine motor skills, through to enhancing problem solving skills and teaching building skills. They are great all round educational toys that will provide many hours of entertainment.
There are many science toys available to buy for your child and it can be difficult deciding on the perfect one. With so much variety how are you supposed to pick that special gift that will become your child’s favorite toy? This fun science gifts for kids guide will help you make that decision and will take you though the best science toys available so that you can find ideal gifts for kids who like science.
Table of Contents
- 1 Best Science Gifts for Kids in 2020
- 1.1 1. Potato Clock
- 1.2 2. Kids First Robot Safari
- 1.3 3. ThinkFun Marble Maze
- 1.4 4. Bug Catcher with Magnifier
- 1.5 5. Toysmith Euler’s Disk
- 1.6 6. Learning Resources Science Lab
- 1.7 7. Little Tikes Wonder Lab
- 1.8 8. Plasma Ball
- 1.9 9. Snap Circuits Junior
- 1.10 10. National Geographic Geodes Kit
- 1.11 11. RioRand Plasma Lamp
- 1.12 12. Green Kid Crafts Music Science Box
- 1.13 13. DIY Electric Robot Kit
- 1.14 14. Rock On Geology Game
- 1.15 15. Qurious Space Kids Explorer Telescope
- 1.16 16. Kidcia Microscope
- 1.17 17. Learning Resources Beaker Creatures
- 1.18 18. How Things Work Book
- 1.19 19. Teenii STEM Physics Lab
- 1.20 20. Osmo Genius Kit
- 1.21 21. Science Ninjas Valence Card Game
- 1.22 22. Young Scientist The Magic School Bus Explosion Game
- 1.23 23. Cytosis Cell Biology Game
- 1.24 24. Race to Space Card Game
- 1.25 25. Magnetic Science Kit
- 1.26 26. Chemistry Molecular Model Kit
- 1.27 27. Chemistry of Blood Types Kit
- 1.28 28. Physics Workshop Kit
- 1.29 29. Young Scientists The Magic School Bus Kit
- 1.30 30. Floating Globe with LED Lights
- 1.31 31. Amtop Newton’s Cradle
- 1.32 32. Galileo Thermometer with Barometer
- 1.33 33. Kinetic Spinning Desk Toy
- 1.34 34. Slime Kit
- 1.35 35. American Educational Van de Graaff Generator
- 1.36 36. Marble Run Toy
- 1.37 37. DIY Climbing Vehicle Kit
- 1.38 38. Water Rocket Kit
- 1.39 39. Toysmith Pin Art Block
- 1.40 40. Toysmith Voice Changer
- 1.41 41. Moody Goat Outdoor Explorer Kit
- 1.42 42. Gyroscope Decompression Toy
- 1.43 43. Sphero Mini Robot Ball
- 1.44 44. GJS App Connected Robot
- 1.45 45. R2D2 App Enabled Droid
- 1.46 46. 23andMe Ancestry Kit
- 1.47 47. Junior Metal Detector
- 1.48 48. Pantheon Circuit Kit
- 1.49 49. Scientific Explorer Veterinary Science Kit
- 1.50 50. National Geographic Da Vinci’s Inventions
- 2 Top Science Gifts for Kids
- 3 Best Budget Buy
What to Consider When Choosing Cool Science Gifts for Children
When looking for a gift or a science kit for a child there are a large range of great items available for you to choose from. To help pick that perfect toy you should decide on what aspect of science interests your child. If your child enjoys a certain science topic then there are many lovely chemistry sets or physics sets to pick from. For a more specific option then there are comprehensive mechanic sets or electronic sets available. If your child has a more generalized science interest then there are fun science sets available which are creative and enjoyable for your child to play. For added excitement there are also toys using the latest virtual technology that are ideal for children that enjoy technology and programming.
It is important when buying a science gift that the toy is suitable for the age of the child that you are buying it for. There are science toys available for every age range and grade level. These toys are designed to be challenging for the age they are set for but also possible for your child to complete. This allows your child to learn from the toy but to also enjoy the achievement of completing the challenge.
Best Science Gifts for Kids in 2020
1. Potato Clock
This potato clock set makes an exciting science kit for kids that will fascinate them for hours. All the equipment needed to get started is included in this set, expect for the potatoes or chosen power source. This clock can run off 2 potatoes, oranges, lemons, grapefruits or fizzy drink cans and it is easy to get started. Once the electrodes are correctly connected to the power source then the large digital clock will work. There is no mess involved with this science toy and it tidies away into a conveniently small parcel so is good for storing. A lovely science kit for kids that your child will enjoy investigating.
2. Kids First Robot Safari
A Kids First Robot Safari Kit by Thames and Kosmos that would make an exciting educational toy for 5 year olds and beyond. With this Robot Safari kit your child can make 8 different animal models including; a unicorn, fox, otter and many more. Each robot includes a motor to allow the animal to move so your child is sure to enjoy making each animal and seeing how it moves. The pieces are also large enough to be suitable for little hands to use. For added excitement the instructions have been made into a story book with color pictures for your child to follow, making this a lovely physics gift. This 146 piece set is aimed at 5 to 7 years old and older and is a great set for introducing your child to mechanics and robotics.
3. ThinkFun Marble Maze
This ThinkFun Marble Maze is an exciting science game that kids 8 years old and older, will enjoy playing. The aim of the game is to get the marble from the start and to the target piece, improving your child’s critical thinking skills in a fun way. There are 60 challenges included in the set with varying degrees of difficulty starting from beginner through to expert. The set also includes a game grid, 9 towers, 1 target piece, 3 marbles and full instructions, which is everything needed to get started as soon as the box is opened. This is lovely science game that is fun but also educational.
4. Bug Catcher with Magnifier
The Carson Bug Catcher with Magnifier is a science gadget that all children would love to have. What better way to remove bugs from the home in a harmless way while also allowing your child to study them first, using the 5x magnifier that is included? The Bug Catcher is designed to be used with one hand, allowing easy use of the tool and once the bugs have been viewed then they can be safely released. This bug catcher is an exciting science gadget that that children can use to learn about different bugs in a fun way.
5. Toysmith Euler’s Disk
This Toysmith Euler’s Disk is an interesting toy that would make a unique gift for kids. The Euler’s Disk will fascinate your child for hours and have your child spell bound by the sound and light displays that this toy produces. Included in the set is a patented 3 inch chrome plated steel disc and a 9 inch concave mirror base with 9 pieces of holographic magnetized foil. There is also a set of instructions included along with information that provides scientific answers to all of your child’s questions. This is an interesting toy that your child will love investigating and playing with.
6. Learning Resources Science Lab
An exciting chemistry set for kids, this Learning Resources Science Lab Set makes an ideal first real science set for your young child. Suitable for the age of 3 years and older, this set allows your child to get hands on with their first scientific experiments. The equipment is a suitable size for little hands and is made of durable plastic so your child will enjoy playing and learning safely. This set comes with 10 activity cards for hours of entertainment, along with; goggles, beaker, magnifying glass, funnel, eyedropper, flask, tweezers, 1 large and 2 small test tubes, so everything needed to get started. Your child will love this exciting chemistry set for kids, make great gifts for kids who love science.
7. Little Tikes Wonder Lab
This Little Tikes Wonder Lab is the perfect toy to provide real science for kids in a fun and creative way. This lovely toy laboratory includes 20 fun experiments for your child to complete, from circuit building to creating ball mazes and mixing wizard brews. Included in the set are; googles, eye dropper, 3 stirring spoons and stirring stick, experiment clip, 3 test tubes, 8 maze pieces and 3 maze balls. All that needs to be added to the set are common household items. This laboratory set is aimed at preschool children and with the addition of exciting sounds and phrases it will provide them with hours of entertainment.
8. Plasma Ball
A Katzco Plasma Ball that would make a cool desk toy for an older child. This 6 inch plasma ball would make an ideal science gadget that can be used to decorate a room or to add to a party. The interactive features of this plasma ball means that it is touch and sound sensitive so it will show multi-colored lights in response to either touch, sound or music, depending on the mode selected. It is 10 inches tall so is an ideal size to be portable. This lovely science gadget with its multi-colored light display would be enjoyed by all children.
9. Snap Circuits Junior
This Snap Circuits Junior physics toy is an exciting electrical set for your child. With over 100 projects to complete, this circuits set will provide hours of physics fun. The set includes a snap grid and 32 electrical components and an instruction manual. The electrical components all snap into place so there is no need for any tools. The only thing needed to get started are 2 AA batteries. This physics toy is suitable for ages 8 years and older. As your child completes this set, then there are more advanced circuit sets that can be combined with this toy. This exciting circuit set will be loved by all children and they will enjoy completing each challenge.
10. National Geographic Geodes Kit
An exciting National Geographic Geodes Kit that children and adults alike will enjoy. This science toy comes with 10 natural geodes for your child to break up. Added excitement comes from the geodes being natural, as you will not know what crystals you have until they are opened. The geodes are a variety of sizes varying from ping pong ball size up to tennis ball size. Included in this set are; goggles, display stands and an information booklet, along with the 10 geodes. This geode kit would make a lovely science gift for kids and they will have hours of fun while also learning how geodes are formed.
11. RioRand Plasma Lamp
This exciting RioRand Plasma Lamp is a fun scientific toy which both children and adults will enjoy. When the lamp is touched it will direct beams of colored light to give the impression of a corona discharge, making it a cool desk toy for kids. This lamp can either be powered through the USB cable provided or by 4 AAA batteries, which are not included in the set. The plasma ball is 4 inches in diameter and 6 inches tall making it small enough to be portable but a large enough size to make a nice feature in your child’s bedroom. This would make a lovely gift idea for your child.
12. Green Kid Crafts Music Science Box
This Green Kid Crafts Music Science Box is an exciting and creative music kit for kids, where your child can make their own musical instruments from sustainable and recyclable materials. Green kid Crafts pride themselves on producing products that are environmentally friendly, along with being the best educational toy for children. With this science box you child can make a maraca, finger cymbals, ankle bells, box guitar and a tube kazoo. This science toy is suitable for children from 3 to 10 years of age. Your child will love exploring this music science box and creating the instruments inside.
13. DIY Electric Robot Kit
An exciting DIY Electric Robot Kit by Giggleway that is the perfect science kit for 10 year olds. This Robot kit comes with everything needed to create 3 fun robots, except for the AA batteries. While making these robots your child will be developing their scientific and motor skills and learning the basics about circuits. Your child will be able to make a doodling robot that can create art work, a balance car robot and a reptile robot that can crawl. Suitable for children between 8 and 12 years old, this science kit is educational but will also provide hours of fun for your child.
14. Rock On Geology Game
This Rock On Geology Game is a lovely geology collection kit that enables your child to identify different types of rock. The geology set includes a collection of rocks and shiny minerals with at least one rock from each of the igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary classes. This set comes with a handy carry case with handle, so the rocks can easily be cleared away and kept safe, as well as being easy to transport out and about. This Geology set would make a lovely science gift for kids and would encourage their interest in the exciting science of geology.
15. Qurious Space Kids Explorer Telescope
When looking for the perfect space gift for your kids, this Qurious Space Kids Explorer Telescope will certainly not disappoint. Everything your child needs to start using this telescope is included in the set, along with laminated star and lunar charts so your child can start learning about the night sky. For added excitement glow in the dark space stickers are included. This high quality telescope comes with 6mm and 12mm eyepieces that can be changed, a compass and finer scope. The environmentally friendly carry bag included will keep the telescope safe while it is being transported. Your child will love learning about the night sky with this lovely space gift.
16. Kidcia Microscope
This Kidcia Microscope for Kids is an exciting scientific toy for young children. The microscope has 3 different magnifications; 8X, 200X and 450X so your child can investigate samples in high levels of detail. This microscope has the addition of some nice features including; 2 LED lights making the microscope suitable for use in low light, an revolving eyepiece, 4 color filters and the stage lifts up and down. The microscope is made from ABS acrylic so is durable for little hands to play with. This lovely microscope set comes with everything needed for your child to get started straight away, including slides, collecting bottles and a number of tools, except for 3 AA batteries which are not included. A perfect first microscope for your young child that will provide many hours of fun.
17. Learning Resources Beaker Creatures
This Learning Resources Beaker Creatures Deluxe Reactor Lab is the perfect educational toy for 5 year olds, as it will introduce them to the world of chemistry in a fun and interesting way. This exciting set enables your child to create a creature from 1 of the 4 reactor pods included in the set, which they can go on to identify. There are 35 creatures in total that they can go on to collect. The Reactor Lab can also be used for hands on science experiments and there is an experiment guide included, providing your child with additional fun. An exciting chemistry set for kids, that they will love playing with. This certainly is one of the best gifts for kids who like science and chemistry!
18. How Things Work Book
The How Things Work Book has been produced by National Geographic Kids, who have made a guide for kids that are interested in the science and technology behind how many modern day objects work. This lovely book has many diagrams and pictures to help children understand how these objects work. There are many simple to read explanations and fun facts included in this book. The level of this book is aimed at children aged 7 to 10 years old. This is a lovely book that every child will enjoy reading and it would make an interesting science gift for kids.
19. Teenii STEM Physics Lab
This Teenii STEM Physics Lab allows your child to experience real science in a fun and interesting way. With this set your child will be introduced to the subjects of electricity and magnetism with many fun projects for them to complete. This set comes with 50 items and a 40 page color instruction manual that has 18 chapters explaining each project in detail. This physics lab allows your child to see how circuits work and to complete exciting tasks such as; making a fruit battery and a hand crank generator, to make physics fun. Suitable for children 12 years and older this set will provide many hours of fun and learning.
20. Osmo Genius Kit
Designed to be compatible with an iPad this Osmo Genius Kit is an exciting and interactive kids learning game. The iPad is not included in this set but there is an Osmo base and 5 exciting games provided, for many hours of fun. Your child can develop many different skill sets with this educational toy. The games included are; Tangram, which is a shape shifting game, Numbers, Words, Newton, a game about physics and Masterpiece, which is a drawing game, so there is something included to interest every child. Suitable for a wide range of ages from 4 to 12 years old this game will grow with your child. A lovely scientific gift idea that is sure to be a favorite with your child.
21. Science Ninjas Valence Card Game
This Science Ninjas Valence Card Game is an exciting chemistry game that has been created to introduce children to common chemistry concepts, helping to develop their interest and knowledge. This unique discovery game will help your child learn about different elements and molecules. The aim of the game is to make molecules to earn points, with the winner being the first to 10 points. The game includes 86 illustrated cards and also comes with instructions to get you started. Aimed at ages 8 to 12 years old this is one of the best educational toys that you could buy for your child to increase your child’s understanding of chemistry.
22. Young Scientist The Magic School Bus Explosion Game
The Young Scientists Club The Magic School Bus Explosion Game is a unique science game for kids. This set comes with 2 games in 1 for added enjoyment. The first game tests science knowledge and the second game tests memory and strategy. The aim of both games is to be the first player to make the volcano explode. With a double sided playing board, 80 science topic cards and 16 science master cards, a volcano, bowl and measuring cups, this set comes with everything needed to get started, except for baking soda and vinegar. Suitable for ages 5 years and older, this game for 2 to 4 players will be enjoyed by all children.
23. Cytosis Cell Biology Game
Cytosis A Cell Biology Game is science game that will teach your children all about the working of a real cell in a fun way. It is an educational game that is suitable for children 10 years and older. Suitable for 2 to 4 players this is a good game to share with family and friends. There is a double sided board included with this game, along with all the cards, tokens and pieces needed to get started. There is also a rule book included. This is an exciting biology discovery game that would make a lovely gift for a child with an interest in biology.
24. Race to Space Card Game
This Race To Space Card Game is a entertaining science game that your child will enjoy playing. It is suitable for 8 years old and above. During this game your child has to earn points and game advantages by completing missions. The mission cards cover a wide range of topics including, science, math, language arts, world history and many more, so there is something to interest every child. The game can also be customized to include your childs homework and learning objectives for a personalized learning approach. Suitable for 2-4 players your child will love this science game and it would make a perfect space gift.
25. Magnetic Science Kit
A Magnetic Science Kit by Thames and Kosmos that will have your child entertained for hours, as they work their way through the 33 different experiments and games included with this set. An exciting discovery game that investigates magnets and teaches your child about the Earths magnetic field and how to build an electromagnet. This set comes with a 48 page color manual that describes each experiment, a compass, iron fillings and a range of magnets. Suitable for ages 8 years and older, this is a lovely set that provides real science for kids that every child will enjoy playing with.
26. Chemistry Molecular Model Kit
This Chemistry Molecular Model Kit is a perfect science kit for teens with an interest in chemistry, along with younger children just starting their chemistry education. This 228 piece kit contains 88 atoms and 140 bonds allowing your child to build and visualize complicated molecules as 3D images. These molecules can be dismantled easily with the tool provided and can be rebuilt numerous time making this a durable kit. A contents list is provided in the box so your child can easily identify atoms. There are expansion sets that are compatible with this kit for building more advanced models, if your child chooses to continue studying this subject. These colorful models will help develop your child’s understanding of chemistry. Challenging science experiment gifts for kids into visualization games and designing models.
27. Chemistry of Blood Types Kit
This Chemistry of Blood Types Kit provides an interesting kit to introduce your child to the subject of blood typing. This set does not use real blood but instead uses innovative simulated blood samples to show the process of blood typing. There is enough of each sample included for 15 demonstrations. This is one of the best educational toys for introducing your child to forensic and medical science and the set includes everything needed to blood type 4 different samples and also includes a teachers manual and student guide. An exciting kit that will develop your child’s interest into biology and forensics.
28. Physics Workshop Kit
This Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop Kit is an essential physics toy for any child that is studying physics. Through building the 37 models included in the kit your child will learn about the laws and equations of physics, developing their understanding of this subject in a fun and inquisitive way. Suitable for children 8 years and older, your child will get a lot of use out of this set, as they work through the 64 page color manual. This is an extensive physics set with 305 pieces that enables your child to build a windmill, pinball game, ship’s lantern and many more projects. An exciting and innovative toy that will make physics fun for every child.
29. Young Scientists The Magic School Bus Kit
The Young Scientists Club The Magic School Bus Kit is an exciting way for your child to learn more about space. With many experiments and activities included in the set your child will be able to learn about the life cycle of a star, constellations and making a planet mobile. There are 20 colored instruction cards, a 16 page booklet and notebook, poster and Star Pilot, a unique device that can be used to locate constellations in the sky. The kit comes in this attractive school bus style box making it appealing to young children. This would make a lovely space gift for a young child with an interest in the solar system.
30. Floating Globe with LED Lights
This Senders Floating Globe with LED Lights would make a cool desk toy for any child. The globe is controlled by an electric magnetic field that allows the globe to rotate and float in mid-air. Along with the 4 colored LED lights this makes an attractive feature. This science gadget toy will fascinate children as they watch the globe float. The set includes a C shaped frame, 3 inch diameter globe, adapter and instruction manual, so includes everything needed to get started. This is an attractive globe set that would make a lovely gift for science nerds.
31. Amtop Newton’s Cradle
This Amtop Newon’s Cradle is an exciting kinetic toy that will appeal to children. This is a high quality product that has been made to last. With a solid wooden base this is a sturdy cool desk toy that will provide hours of fun. This Newton’s cradle will help your child to understand the kinetic energy and conservation of momentum in a fun way and the set uses 5 highly polished steel balls for maximum energy transfer. The lines holding the steel balls are made from a durable nylon, for long lasting use. This is would make a lovely physics gift for anyone that is studying physics or who is looking for a fascinating stress relieving toy.
32. Galileo Thermometer with Barometer
A lovely Galileo Thermometer with Barometer Set that would brighten up any room and make an unusual and interesting science gadget for older children. The thermometer is made from a glass tube filled with liquid and with colorful glass balls floating within the tube. It is a real working thermometer and can read temperatures between 64 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass barometer has a print of the globe on the surface of glass for a special decorative look and it can predict the weather depending on how much water is in the spout. Both the thermometer and barometer are mounted on a wood base and the set makes a lovely unique gift for kids.
33. Kinetic Spinning Desk Toy
The Dweke Kinetic Spinning Desk Toy is a cool desk toy that older kids will love to have in their rooms. This kinetic toy is made from aerospace grade aluminum with a metal rotating base. There is spiral groove within the toy so that when it is spun it gives the optical illusion of a continuous spiraling helix, which is good for focusing your child and relieving stress and boredom. This exciting spinning desk toy will be enjoyed by older kids, particularly those that are studying, where this toy can provide a much needed study break.
34. Slime Kit
This Slime Kit is the ultimate slime making kit. It comes with everything you need to make many different variations of slime. This 2 in 1 kit will make 10 slimes but if you purchase larger quantities of slime glue and activator separately, then the kit can make hundreds of slimes. This set has 47 different ingredients including; different colors, glitters, foam beads, glow in the dark and snow powder, along with detailed slime recipes. There is also a unique slime softener included in this kit to make the slime last longer. This comprehensive slime making kit will loved by all children and enable them to create their favorite slimes.
35. American Educational Van de Graaff Generator
An exciting toy, this American Educational Van de Graaff Generator will fascinate kids for hours. This 24 inch scientific toy collects static charge in the aluminum sphere allowing it to be used to demonstrate static charge. The neoprene belt of the generator is inside clear housing so that it can be seen, allowing kids to watch how the generator works. Included with this set are instructions for use. This Van de Graaff Generator makes an interesting science gadget for older children and is a unique toy that allows kids to experience real science, and they will love investigating how this generator works.
36. Marble Run Toy
This Marble Galaxy Marble Maze Race Game is a fun and exciting game for young children. This marble game can be set up following 4 different builds, starting with an easy level and building up to the hardest level. This lovely problem solving toy will get your child using their problem solving skills as they work out how this 70 piece set fits together. There are also 20 glass marbles and full building instructions included with this set. The building blocks are non-toxic and with rounded edges are safe for your child. With its portable box making it easy to take the set out and about with you, this lovely kids learning game will soon be a favorite with your child.
37. DIY Climbing Vehicle Kit
An exciting DIY Car Assembly Kit that enables your child to build a 4 wheel drive car that climbs. This 48 piece set comes with detailed instructions of how to build this car. The pieces snap and screw together for easy building and there is basic wiring to be completed for the car to work. The chassis angle and wheel position is adjustable to allow the car to climb over 5cm obstacles. Everything is included in this set apart from 1 AA battery, which is needed for the car to work. This cool toy is suitable for children 8 years and older and would be a lovely gift idea for your child.
38. Water Rocket Kit
This 4M Water Rocket Kit is an exciting space kit that enables kids to experience real science. With this set your child can see how high they can get their rocket to go using water pressure and air pressure. They could make their rocket fly up to 30 feet in the air. This kit uses a recycled soda bottle and the kit comes with everything needed, except for a bicycle pump, to allow your child to build their own rocket. An essential scientific gift for children with an interest in science and space, providing hours of fun and stimulating their imagination. Lovely science experiments for kids gifts idea, truly science in action at its best!
39. Toysmith Pin Art Block
A unique 3D art set, this Toysmith Pin Art Block would make a unique gift for older kids and even adults. This 3.8 inch by 5 inch frame is a good size to enable the art work to be displayed on a desk or shelf and will make an appealing feature piece. This pin art block has hundreds of pins that can all be moved to make an interesting art display. There is a durable plastic frame that houses the pins and gives protection to your artwork. This is a cool desk toy that will be loved by older children.
40. Toysmith Voice Changer
An exciting Toysmith Voice Changer that your child will love playing with. This educational toy for 5 year olds will allow your child to investigate sound in a fun and interesting way. There are 10 different voice modifiers for your child to play with, so along with the frequency and amplitude adjusters this toy will provide hours of fun. A science toy for kids that can be shared with friends for maximum enjoyment. This voice changer needs a 9V battery to work, which is included in the set. For added excitement this voice changer has flashing LED lights making it a fun toy for your child.
41. Moody Goat Outdoor Explorer Kit
This Moody Goat Outdoor Explorer Kit is an exciting kit that is essential for any adventurous children that love being outdoors. This 19 piece kit comes with everything children will need to go exploring and bug hunting. One of the best educational toys for outside, this kit will encourage your child to be more active. Included in the set is a drawstring bag for storage, binoculars with 4x zoom, compass, bug catcher and pots, whistle, magnifying glasses, butterfly net, tweezers and clipboard with pencil, which will provide hours of fun and adventure. There are even 6 pretend bugs included in the set for your child to start investigating. An exciting explorer kit that every child will enjoy. Amazing gifts for kids who love science or animals!
42. Gyroscope Decompression Toy
An entertaining Gyroscope Decompression Toy that is suitable for children and adults and makes a cool desk toy. This toy is approximately 2.5 inches in width so is the perfect toy to sit on a desk and is small enough to be taken out and about. This stress relieving toy is in the design of a Ferris Wheel with aluminum alloy beads that spin, making it an appealing toy. A screwdriver and screws are provided with the set, making it quick and easy to set up this sturdy toy. This popular Gyroscope Toy is appealing to children and adults alike.
43. Sphero Mini Robot Ball
This Sphero Mini Robot Ball is an exciting and innovative science gadget. The toy comes in a number of different colors and the colored shells are interchangeable. This toy has approximately 1 hour of play before needing to be charged and the USB cable is provided in the set. The Robot Ball connects to your phone through an App allowing you to interact with it and it has some exciting features including; a driving mode, games and coding function. Using the App the ball can be controlled in driving mode using facial features alone, providing hours of entertainment. This toy is suitable for children 8 years and older and would be perfect for any child interested in technology and robots.
44. GJS App Connected Robot
An exciting GJS App Connected Gaming Robot made with the latest technology for a unique virtual experience. This Robot comes with many modes for your child to explore and it can be played as a solo player or with other family and friends. The augmented reality mode allows your child to explore and play games in a virtual world, giving superior imaginative play. This educational toy allows children to develop their programming skills as they develop their own moves for the robot. In the multiplayer mode your child can race other players and they can create virtual battles providing hours of fun. This gaming robot is suitable for children 8 years and older and it would make the perfect unique science gifts for kids.
45. R2D2 App Enabled Droid
The perfect science gift for any Star Wars fans, this R2D2 App Enabled Droid will provide hours of entertainment. This Droid is controlled from your smart phone and it can make sounds through its speaker and has working LED lights. R2D2 can be controlled in either a tripod or bipod stance to give driving and waddling modes. There is a programming mode so your child can learn to code through the Sphero Edu App. When watching the Star Wars movies R2D2 will watch with you and react and your child can visit R2D2’s world through the holographic stimulation mode for added excitement. With over 1 hour of play after a full charge, this lovely Droid will quickly become your child’s favorite toy and a popular science gifts for kids in Starwars.
46. 23andMe Ancestry Kit
This 23andMe Ancestry Kit provides real science for kids by looking at personal genetic information. This would be a fascinating science kit for any older child that is looking into their family history. The kit comes with everything needed to collect a saliva sample which is then posted to a lab, where the results will be analyzed over 6-8 weeks. The ancestry report will show your child their ancestry make up and show known ancestors and their location. This is a great tool for tracing family history and the package allows you to connect with any new family members. An interesting science kit that is a lovely way to connect and develop family bonds.
47. Junior Metal Detector
The Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector will be the perfect science toy for any adventurous child. It is lightweight at 1.5 pounds so easy for your child to hold and with an adjustable stem can be made to the ideal length for your child to use. This metal detector uses 2 AA batteries to work and there is a battery life indicator shown on the screen. The metal detector shows 3 target ID categories so it can identify different types of metals and also show the depth that the metals are buried at. This exciting metal detector can detect coins up to 5 inches deep and larger metals even deeper. Your child will have plenty of fun and adventures playing with this exciting metal detector.
48. Pantheon Circuit Kit
This Pantheon Circuit Kit is a fun and comprehensive physics toy for children 8 years and older. There are 115 exciting projects for your child to complete providing hours of fun while developing your child’s electronics knowledge at the same time. With this 34 piece set your child will build fans, flashing lights, switches, sirens, flying saucers and much more. An illustrated instruction manual is also included in this set. There are extension sets available so your child can expand on this set and make projects of their own. This circuit kit will be enjoyed by all children with an interest in science and it would make a lovely physics gift.
49. Scientific Explorer Veterinary Science Kit
An exciting Scientific Explorer Veterinary Science Kit that is perfect for any young aspiring veterinary physicians. This set has everything your child needs to get a taste of veterinary science. Included in the set are posters of a dog, horse, snake and rat and using the red X-ray lens or the blue Sonogram lens they can see inside each animal. Your child can practice suturing the skin with a plastic training set and they can make jelly ticks using the 4 tick molds included. Using the plaster dog mold your child can learn how to make a cast for broken bones. This interesting veterinary science kit is educational as well as fun and will be enjoyed by any animal loving children.
50. National Geographic Da Vinci’s Inventions
This National Geographic Da Vinci’s Inventions Construction Kit enables your child to build 3 exciting fully working machines. There is a ballista, which is a big crossbow, a bombard, which is an early form of a cannon and a catapult. Any action loving child will enjoy playing with these models. The set comes with instructions making it easy for your child to build these models. There are 15 projectiles and 18 targets included in the set for added excitement once built. Everything your child will need to complete this set is included in this lovely. An exciting kit by National Geographic that will provide hours of fun for children to build and play with.
Top Science Gifts for Kids
The Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop is our best overall pick. This comprehensive physics toy kit is both educational and fun and your child will enjoy completing each of the 37 experiments, while learning important physics principles. There is a detailed 64 page color instruction manual included, to guide your child through each task enabling them to finish each one. A lovely physics set that any inquisitive child will love.
Best Budget Buy
The Green Kid Crafts Music Science Box is our best budget buy. Made from environmentally friendly and sustainable materials, your child can make their own musical instruments that they can play afterwards. This creative set will enable younger children to explore music and science while enjoying exploratory play. An exciting set that every child will love to play.
Best Science Games for Kids
All children enjoy playing games, so what better way to learn about science than through play time. Science games are a good way to make learning fun for your child and they can encourage your child to learn more about a subject that they enjoy. There is also the added bonus of being able to involve friends. The board game Compounded is a great science game for kids. It is a chemistry game that involves the players building compounds from elements before the other player does or before an explosion. This is a great game for helping children improve their chemistry knowledge, which every child will enjoy playing.
Science Toys for Kids
If you have a creative or inquisitive child then science toys make the perfect toy. These toys enable children to build and invent, while developing important skills and knowledge. This Magna-Tiles Clear Color Set is an ideal science toy. It comes with a variety of shapes and colors that your child can use to build 3D projects. The tiles are magnetic so they clip together and they are durable so are built to last. This set is compatible with other Magna-Tile sets so the creative possibilities are endless. A lovely set that any child will have hours of fun playing with.
Nerdy Gifts Your Child Will Love
Children that love science will enjoy toy gadgets and toys that use the latest technology. These gadgets often make special gift ideas for your child. This Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker is one such gadget that any Star Wars fan will enjoy. This waffle maker produces waffles of the Millennium Falcon and it includes every detail, which your child will enjoy. There are 5 heat settings and indicator lights for easy use of the machine. This nerdy gift will ensure that every child enjoys breakfast time.