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Do you want to discover science with the children in your life?

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Science is amazing! There are so many things to discover, but simply sitting in a classroom and reading a science textbook can bore children to tears. Science must be discovered, not simply read about. Science, and the technology engineering and math brought about by that science can be shared by adults and children and the best way to do this is with science toys.

ScienceToy.org is here to help you enjoy spending quality time with the children in your life, while helping them to excel in science. You'll find: science toys, science experiments, science projects and science fun.

YouTube Videos

Introduction to ScienceToy.org

Professor Gribbly has cracked the code, and this cartoon tells the story. No child wants to sit in a classroom and read a textbook, then try to remmber those facts for long enough to pass a test. Sadly, this has been the norm in most schools for decades. But, give them a toy that is designed to teach a scientific principal and this bit of learning will last a lifetime. One of Man's greatest achievments was inspired by a toy. That's right, if it weren't for the Wright brother's Father giving them a fying toy, we might not be flying today. Click the video and see their story.

Basic Electricity Episode #1

Tune into episode #1 of Professor Gribbly's Cartoon Curriculum where he covers:

  • What is Electricity?
  • Why does Professor Gribbly prefer Snap Circuits® discovery kits?
  • Staying safe with electricity
  • Preventing damage to your toy

Tune into episode #2 of Professor Gribbly's Cartoon Curriculum where he covers:

  • What is a Circuit?
  • What is an Energy Source?
  • What are Conductors?
  • What are Loads?
  • What are Switches?
  • Why are Drawing Symbols important?

Recommended Toys

snap circuits jr.

Snap Circuits® Jr.

Best First Electrical Circuit Building Toy

This is Professor Gribbly's #1 toy to discover basic electricity.

See Professor Gribblys Cartoon Curriculum, Episode #2 where his helper robots teach children to build a basic electrical circuit.

  • Includes 30 Snap-together parts that require no tools and ensures correct connections
  • Provides Students grades 2 and up (age 7+) with hands-on experience designing and building working electrical circuits
  • Instructions for over 100 projects, including working models of a photo sensor, a flashing light, and an adjustable-volume siren and much more
  • Valuable component to a rounded STEM curriculum
  • Has earned The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products and is featured in Professor Gribbly's Cartoon Curriculum
snap circuits green alternative energy

Snap Circuits® Green, Alternative Energy

Produce Your Own Renewable Energy

  • Learn about "Green Energy" options
  • Build over 125 projects investigating alternative energy strategies
  • Includes full-color manual with over 100 pages and separate educational manual
  • Contains over 40 parts Features: Hand Crank Solar Cell FM Radio Energy Compartment Rechargeable Battery Windmill Clock Analog Meter
  • Compatible with the Snap Circuits family of electronic learning kits
  • Learn about "Green Energy" options
squishy circuits

Squishy Circuits®

Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits, a perfect blend of play and learning! Our play dough kits, projects, and recipes teach problem solving and engineering concepts and inspire creativity and independent thinking.

The standard kit includes everything you need to get started with some more advanced Squishy Circuits projects that use LEDs, buzzers, and insulating dough!

  • 1, Battery Holder
  • 1, Piezoelectric Buzzer
  • 25, LEDs (5 each or Red, Green, White, Yellow, Blue)
  • 1, 3.5oz Container of Insulating Dough
  • 3, 3.5oz Containers of Conductive Dough (in Red, Green, and Blue)
Knex Simple Machines Introduction to Wheels Axles and Inclined Planes

Knex® Simple Machines

Introduction to Wheels Axles and Inclined Planes

  • Includes 221 colorful parts to make seven different replicas of real world simple machines
  • Accommodates 2-3 students working as a team and appropriate for elementary classrooms in grades 3 through 5
  • STEM Concepts: making work easier, mechanical advantage, wedges, screws, energy transfer, mechanical systems and more
  • Packaged in a reusable plastic storage tray with a snap-on lid for quick clean-up and easy storage
  • Building with K'NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • K'NEX Education sets come with lesson plans and experiment guides written by educators that feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects.
  • All teacher guides and experiment guides are aligned to national standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
  • K'NEX Education sets let students build replicas of real-world machines to gain an understanding of the principles that make them work.
Knex Simple Machines Intro to Gears

Knex® Simple Machines

Introduction to Gears

  • Includes 198 colorful parts to make seven different replicas of real world simple machines
  • Accommodates 2-3 students working as a team and appropriate for elementary classrooms in grades 3 through 5
  • STEM Concepts: making work easier, mechanical advantage, gear ratios, spur gears, crown gears, mechanical systems and more
  • Packaged in a reusable plastic storage tray with a snap-on lid for quick clean-up and easy storage
  • Building with K'NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • K'NEX Education sets come with lesson plans and experiment guides written by educators that feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects.
  • All teacher guides and experiment guides are aligned to national standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
  • K'NEX Education sets let students build replicas of real-world machines to gain an understanding of the principles that make them work.