Probably one of the best known scientific toys in the world, also known as “Happy Drinking Bird”. If you regularly fill his glass with new water, he will forever carry on sipping, seesawing back and forth. This toy had been banned in Europe for a long time because of its former harmful filling. But now Astromedia have found a version that has full EU...
Set of three files (each fine and medium), ideal to smooth and clean edges and burrs of our cardboard kits. Also suitable for wood and soft plastic.
If you hold the bottom glass bulb of the hand boiler in your hand, something astonishing happens: The blue fluid inside the bulb starts to rise through the spiral into the top bulb. When nearly all of the liquid is in the top bulb it also starts to bubble, as if it would be boiling
Bring nature’s most beautiful light show into your bedroom and fill your room with rainbows. Enchanting light projector uses multi-coloured LEDs to display rainbow colours on walls and ceilings in a darkened room. Two illumination modes: instant or fade. Auto shut-off saves battery life.
Awarded a ’Commended’ Medal in the 2013 Toy Shop UK Independent Toy Awards and featured in The Good Toy Guide, this amazing globe shows the earth by day and space by night – 2 globes in 1!
Assemble a smart robotic crab with these fun and educational kits, and watch it scurry around on the table top. It creeps and crawls along, detecting the table edges so it never falls off. Requires 1 AAA battery, not included. Recommended For Ages 8 Plus.
Put this real science tool safely into little hands A real-working, microscope designed for little hands! Ages 3-7
Real Science tools perfectly sized for little hands! Engage young scientists with this hands-on exploration set featuring real tools sized perfectly for little hands. Students can follow the step-by-step, fully illustrated activity cards or experiment with their own ideas. They'll be having so much fun they won't even realise they're learning! Ages 4-8
Help children get a grip on early learning skills Perfect tool for Primary Science lessons, early science explorations and sorting activities Tweezers feature ergonomic depressions to guide a proper grip Develop important fine motor control to build handwriting skills Tweezers measure 15cm Ages 3-7
Observe on a grand scale with these extra-large magnifiers! Built-in stand allows for hands-free viewing at 4.5x magnification. Ages 3-7
A special egg timer: the sand doesn’t land on a uniform hill, but forms strange structures! In a normal egg timer the sand always forms a flat cone onto whose tip the sand falls from above. This sand in this egg timer does the same, until you stand it in its wooden stand.
Set of 20 all-purpose permanent magnets made from a ceramic compound of iron oxide (ferrite). Ideal for homemade fridge magnets or for experiments with our iron filings (see above). Height: 4mm, Diameter: 8mm
A superb pair of solar eclipse glasses fully CE approved for safe viewing of eclipses, transits and larger sunspots filtering out 100% of harmful UV whilst showing a true orange solar disk.
Safe solar observation! 100% UV-protection, 100% IR-protection, sun light intensity reduced by 99,999% Our Solar Viewer AstroSolar® Silver/Gold – MADE IN GERMANY – safely protect your eyes for visual solar observation. This is THE solution to see the partial phase of Solar Eclipses or even big sunspots with your own eyes!
Safe solar observation with Solar Viewer AstroSolar® Silver/Gold! 100% UV-protection, 100% IR-protection, sun light intensity reduced by 99,999%
The heart of this unusual thermal engine is a thin ring of Nitinol wire (0.3mm). Some warm water is enough to make the Nitinol Engine run. Nitinol is an alloy of nickel and titanium which has exceptional properties: at low temperatures it is soft and bendy, but as soon as it is heated above a certain transition temperature, it instantly becomes hard and...
If you want to look straight into the sun, you should only do so with the proper eye protection.
A steam engine made from cardboard, running with proper boiling steam - is that really possible? Oh yes!!! See for yourself: this model not only looks great, it also works, happily chuff-chuffing away. The boiler, made from an aluminium tin, has a magnetic safety valve. The aluminium fire box underneath holds five tea lights. Both are enclosed in a safety...
With these cast iron filings you can make magnetic fields visible! You can sprinkle the filings on a sheet of paper or cardboard and hold a magnet underneath, or you put them into a glass jar and hold the magnet against the glass.
Produces 3000°C hot sparks when struck with the enclosed tool or another sharp edged steel object (knife back). These sparks set fire to any dry tinder like paper or magnesium chips (see below) even in wet conditions. Can also be used for signalling in the dark. .
Bar made from 99.95% pure magnesium, as was used for photographic flashes. Chips can easily be scraped off with a knife. These are the ultimate tinder and burn with a 3000°C hot flame that ignites even wet material The bar itself is as safe as a bar of aluminium. The perfect addition to our fire steel and can be threaded on its leather strap. Size: 9 x 19...
In addition to water clocks and fire clocks, night clocks made from precious incense were also in use in ancient Asia. These special incense sticks change their fragrance with time. We have recreated this old tradition with our Indian Fragrance Clock.
Kit Form If you want to look straight into the sun, you should only do so with the proper eye protection. With a bit of cutting and glue you can make your own Solar Observation Specs with original Baader solar filters with a filter factor of 100,000. The filters are CE certified and offer perfect protection when observing the sun.
A steam engine made from cardboard, running with proper boiling steam - is that really possible? Oh yes!!! See for yourself: this model not only looks great, it also works, happily chuff-chuffing away. The boiler, made from an aluminium tin, has a magnetic safety valve. The aluminium fire box underneath holds five tea lights. Both are enclosed in a...
This Ferris Wheel can be driven by the AstroMedia Steam Engine (429.DMS) or the Stirling Engine (228.STM). It stands in the tradition of tin models meant to be driven by toy steam engines produced for the children of wealthy families at the end of the 19th century.
Yes, with this cardboard kit you can actually build a working stirling engine. Just place the engine on a cup with boiling water and it will move silently for up to an hour! The kit comes complete with all necessary parts like laser-cut aluminium plates, low-friction PVC bearings, steel crank, and vinyl seal.
The very first steam engine was a spinning copper ball, invented by Hero of Alexandria in the first century. This swimming spin top uses the same principle. A tea light (not included) heats the water in the copper spiral and recoil from the steam makes the Gyro spin.
Our soprano ocarina is tuned to C major and has a wonderful velvety tone. Like all ocarinas it is very easy to play and even comes with an introduction and some simple songs. Kit made from gold printed, pre-cut cardboard with moisture barrier.
The classical high voltage generator - with limited current for safe experiments! For many people this machine is the most vivid memory of their physics classes at school. Everybody is fascinated by the crackling flashes of lightning that appear between the electrodes when the crank on the back is turned.