5 Great Toys for Your Little Scientist: The $20 and Under Version!

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young girl examening a test tube in a science class

With Christmas around the corner and the support of STEM fields on the rise, there are increasing amounts of great science kits out there for kids! From robots to botany to human biology, there’s a kit out there that may encourage your child’s early interest in exploring the world around them. Here are just a few great finds for young children. The best part is, you can one stop shop all of them on Amazon by clicking the links below!

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

This science kit is a great starter that includes some of the time-honored favorites, such as making a volcano that changes colors upon eruption! It also includes scientific tools such as pipettes, measuring scoops, test tubes, and innocuous chemicals as well as a book to guide your little scientist through some of their first experiments! (Ages 4 to 8)

Price: $15.12

iLoonger® Salt Water Powered Robot Kit Brine Electricity Green Energy Science Recycle Craft Educational & Learning Kids Toy

If your child loves robots or exploring energy, you should see some of the awesome mechanics projects for kids available on Amazon. This kit comes with all of the other parts required to build a small, salt-water powered robot and teach your child about how every day objects can be used to create power. (Ages 8 and up)

Price: $12.99

Scientific Explorer Tasty Science Kit

Does your mini-me get a kick out of helping you in the kitchen, this book’s scientific approach may be perfect for them! The activities in this book teach your child about the reasons cake rises, how rock candy gets its crystalline appearance, and the whys behind carbonated drinks! This kit also includes recipes, test tubes, and ingredients to help your little scientist-chef blossom in the kitchen and in science class! (Ages 6 to 11)

Price: $16.18

Creativity For Kids Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium

Are you considering letting your child have their first pet, but want to teach them responsibility for another life form first? This small terrarium is great for kids who are interested in plants or who aren’t quite ready for a quadrupedal pet yet! Neat and self-contained, this gift has the bonus of teaching lessons about stewardship for a living creature while also imparting knowledge about the important relationship sunlight, soil, and water have in helping plants grow! (Ages 5 to 15)

Price: $11.29

Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit

With this set of science experiments your child can learn to grow harmless molds and bacteria as well as replicate fake snot, blood, and intestines to better understand how their bodies work! The kit includes cotton swabs, a magnifier, four petri dishes, balloons, a plastic bag, and several food related substances. With your supervision, your child can explore this sometimes gross, but always fascinating area of biological science! (8 years and up with adult supervision)

Price: $14.48

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