Gift Guide for Science-Loving Kids

Gift Guide for Science-Loving Kids

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Tess Wilson
Dec 16, 2014
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Do you know a kid who loves science? Or maybe one who's struggling to understand how fascinating and fun science can be? Do they even own a drinking bird yet? Get on it!

Here are 10 fun suggestions, but I highly recommend also including a field guide— our favorites are by Peterson, Audobon, and Sibley. Find out the kid's favorite animal(s) and/or plant(s), and purchase the corresponding field guide. They are satisfyingly official-feeling, have tons of fabulous photos, and make research fun. We have a whole shelf of them, and the 8-year-old consults them constantly (or just reads them for fun).

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Periodic Table Building Blocks, ThinkGeek, $34.99

Gulf Coast Sea Animals, Banquet Atelier & Workshop, $60
(They also have Atlantic Sea Animals, Pacific Northwest Sea Animals, and Twenty Northern Friends.)

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Evolution: A Coloring Book, Amazon, $11.75

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Phineas and Ferb LeapFrog Learning Game, Amazon, $11.99

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Perfume Science Kit, National Geographic, $65.95
(A subscription to National Geographic or National Geographic Kids would be awesome, too.)

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVDs, Amazon, $24.99

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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Da Vinci Catapult Kit, Amazon, $17.63

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Carnivorous Creations, ThinkGeek, $24.99

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The Infamous Drinking Bird, ThinkGeek, $6.99

What are your/your kids' favorite science-oriented books, tools, toys, and games?

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