science gifts for 8 to 10 year old kids

Science Gifts for 8 to 10 Year Old Kids

8 through 10 year old kids are at a good age to understand more complex science topics. There are some very good science kits available that will both keep kids busy, but also entertain them while they learn about science. These are some of the best science kits available for 8 to 10 year old kids.

Snap Circuits SC-300

The Snap Circuits SC-300 kit allows kids to learn about creating their own circuits without having to use a soldering iron. Snap circuits sets are literally like LEGOs for electronic circuits. The pieces snap together and the set includes easy color coded instructions for each of the 300 electronic projects in this kit.

Squishy Human
Body Kit

Smart Lab You Explore It Human Body. This set offers a wonderful display model for kids to get a hands-on approach to learning about the human body. For kids who are interested in science and one day becoming a doctor, this is the perfect set.

Bitsbox Coding Subscription

Bitsbox is very unique. Developed by former employees of Google, Bitsbox is a monthly subscription that helps to teach kids how to code. You will need a computer to use the subscription. The main language learned is JavaScript, which is extremely useful.

Contraption Kit
by Mindware

Kids can build their own contraptions with this kit. KEVA planks allow almost unlimited building choices. This kit includes 200 building planks, the ball and instructions on how to build different designs.

Thames & Kosmos Air + Water Power

This set shows kids how air and water can power different things they build. This helps kids to see the way hydraulics and pneumatics are used in the real world. Includes parts to build a water-jet powered car and hydro-pneumatic car and other fun things. Set includes parts and instructions to build over 15 different models.

Duo Scope Microscope

My First Duo Microscope features 10x magnification of solid objects and up to 400x magnification of slides. Magnification is made using good quality glass optics, so this toy is closer to a real laboratory instrument than the low cost indicates. Microscopes are great for teaching kids about all of the science around them that is too small to normally see.

4TommoT Fruit Battery-Potato Clock

That's right use fruit, tomatoes or potatoes to generate electricity. This set would be a good choice to inspire a science fair project.

Cozmo the Robot

Cozmo is a robot with AI (Artificial Intelligence). Cozmo is part robot, but also has a personality which will try to get you to play with him. It is controlled with a free app that runs on Android or iOS. Cozmo also offers a great way to introduce programming with its Cozmo Python SDK. There is a growing community of young programmers creating new hacks for Cozmo.

K'NEX Education - Intro to Structures: Bridges

Teach kids about structure design theory then let them experiment with this K'Nex Education set. There are computer modelling programs to teach bridge theory, but a hands-on set like this has some advantages. Includes all the parts needed to build many different bridge designs. Almost any type of bridge design (except cable bridges) is possible with this set.

The Science of Disney Imagineering: Energy Classroom Edition

Disney Imagineering created a little-known, but very good series of science videos called the Science of Disney Imagineering. Each video teaches kids about a specific area of science by using how the science was used in one of the Disney Parks. These videos are great if you are planning a trip to Disney World or Disneyland or have just vacationed there. Kids can relate to the rides and experiences at the parks and learn how these experiences were created using science by the Imagineers. This video teaches kids about energy. In the video, park attractions like EPCOT's Test Track are used to demonstrate energy science concepts.

Playz Kaboom! Explosive Combustion Science Lab Kit

This science set has 25+ experiments that are perfect for 8-10 year olds. Fizzy bombs, rockets and chemical reactions are just a few things they can try to make or experiment with using this set.

Thames and Kosmos Motors and Generators

8 to 10 year old kids are curious about how things work. Motors are everywhere in our world and the machine that works in reverse of a motor, generators are also important. This set by Thames and Kosmos allows kids to build and test both a motor and a generator. The mechanism has see-through parts so kids can see how it works!

Code Piano - Coding

Code Piano combines music with learning how to develop coding. It is a very nice beginning to computer coding set, particularly for kids who play music or who are interested in music.

Age 8+

ThinkFun Code Master Programming

ThinkFun Code Master Programming is a logic game that kids like to play and helps them think the way programmer need to think. The game has different levels which get more and more difficult to constantly challenge kids.

Age 8+

Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit

Use science to find clues and solve mysteries. This is a game that you have to discover clues by doing science experiments to solve different mysteries.

Age 8+

Scratch Coding 20 Games Book

Scratch which was developed by M.I.T. is one of the best languages to start kids off on learning how to code. Excellent book!

Age 6+

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