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.
Classic design with durable brass finish Precision glass optics for a bright, sharp view 90 mm lens Hand magnifier offers a large bright image with 2x magnification 40 mm lens Tabletop Magnifier offers 4x magnification with hands-free use Elegant, wooden gift box to display or store the magnifiers safely when not in use
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.
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
Assemble your own 6 inch rocket!
Aqua Dragons Jurassic Time Travel is a new range from Aqua Dragons. These prehistoric creatures have been on Earth for millions of years and were even around at the same time as the dinosaurs!
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!
Massive 50cm political, high quality inflatable globe Original and colourful design Shows longitude and latitude lines Includes fun educational game ideas for home and school Perfect for learning whilst playing on the beach or in the garden
30cm political, high quality inflatable globe New and updated design in April 2014 Shows longitude and latitude lines Includes fun educational game ideas for home and school Perfect for learning whilst playing on the beach or in the garden
Kidz Labs Kitchen Science Experiments! Let your junior Boffin run a little wild.... and perform amazing experiments with everyday materials! A fun kit filled with inspiration! Recommended For Ages 5 Plus.
Build this cool light-up space station. It's a mini night sky planetarium, projector and a cool night light, all in one! Recommended For Ages 8 Plus.
Conduct a series of chemical experiments to grow your own set of Aquamarine Crystal Clusters, Glow in the Dark moon Crystal Clusters and a Crystal Tree. Learn how crystals are formed from solutions and display them as a collection to show to your friends! Recommended For Ages 8 Plus.