Science does not have to be all about boring old guys in sweater vests! That is right, today we are looking at the best science toys for kids. We know that mixing learning with playing does not always go down well with kids. But we have made sure to only pick science toys that are just as much fun as they are educational.
These kind of toys are perfect if you want to help your child learn as they play and in general just realize how cool science actually is. So please have a good look down below and see what awesome science toys have made our list!
10 Best Science Toys For Kids
- 10 Best Science Toys For Kids
- Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit
- Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit
- Big Bag Of Science 70 Plus Activities by Be Amazing Toys
- 4M Magnet Science Kit
- Deluxe Kids Microscope Kit by Amscope
- Mega Fossil Mine – Dig Up 15 Real Fossils by National Geographic
- All-Natural Soaps Science Kit by SmartLab Toys
- Ultimate Volcano Science Kit – Craft a Volcano and Make It Erupt
- The Magic School Bus Space Lab – Best Science Toys For Kids
- Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Kids Telescope
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit
The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit is one of the best science toys for kids, not just because we say so, but because it has won numerous awards. This is a lot of fun and will teach your child about circuits and electricity in a very simply to learn way.
The set comes with a circuit board and then all these parts that snap onto it. Your child can make a variety of circuits that will result in them being able to make an alarm, a light and even a little helicopter blade!
There are instructions, but a huge part of the fun of this is watching them learn as they go and come up with their own fun circuits. This is recommended for kids aged 8 and up and if you have a child who is into things like this then we cannot recommend it highly enough.
Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit
As the Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit is made with the GEMS program from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, you know that this is legit. This is an amazing set that features all kinds of experiments for your kids to do.
In total there are 11 different activities for them to do. A few of the highlights are making their own erupting volcano, amazing crystals that form before their eyes and even a making a sunset in a test tube!
What we love about this is that it makes science fun. Your kids will really enjoy doing these experiments and dare we say that it will really encourage them to want to learn more and do their own science experiments.
So do not be surprised if after using this they are trying to build a nuclear reactor in the garage.
The Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit comes with swabs, test tubes and other science equipment that’s why the recommended age is 6 and up.
Big Bag Of Science 70 Plus Activities by Be Amazing Toys
Here we have the Big Bag Of Science 70 Plus Activities by Be Amazing Toys. This is a great science set as it has so much stuff, it really is like your child having its own science lab!
This as it says in the name has over 70 activities for the kids to do. Now while this is awesome it is the execution of this that makes this such a great set. The instructions are all done with a lot of humor so your child will be learning, but they will be having fun as they go.
It also has a ton of science facts, as a matter of fact we would go as far to say that this is just like being in a science class, but it is way more fun so they will really get into it.
In the bag are things like test tubes, geyser tubes, different goo’s, powders, balls and all other kinds of items that will allow them to grow, make and even explode things! This is for children aged 8 and up and it would be a great way to make science fun!
4M Magnet Science Kit
Did you know that magnets are cool? Well, if you did not you and your child will have a lot of fun using the 4M Magnet Science Kit. This teaches your kids (and probably you as well) all about the magic of magnets, what they do and what makes them so cool and fun.
This is a low cost set so it would make for a great stocking filler or just a small gift for a birthday. In this set they can do things like building a race car that is powered by magnets. They can even play a fun fishing game that teaches them about magnetism.
While there is plenty of activities and games in this set, your child can also come up with their own experiments and games. As this deals with magnets 8 and up is the recommended age for this kit.
Deluxe Kids Microscope Kit by Amscope
The Deluxe Kids Microscope Kit by Amscope is a really cool set that really shows children how amazing science can be.
Now this is not a simple kids microscope. It is actually very powerful as it can zoom in as much as 1200 percent!
So what can you do with this microscope? Well the set comes with all kinds of specimen like dye, sea salt and gum. But best of all are the brine shrimp eggs. That is right they can actually let them hatch and then watch them under the microscope as they grow which is really cool.
This set also comes with slides to use on the microscope, a petri dish, test tubes and many other items. The whole set comes in a really cool carrying case so that can take it with them wherever they go. This is for kids who are aged 8 and older and the microscope does require two AAA batteries.
Mega Fossil Mine – Dig Up 15 Real Fossils by National Geographic
Next on our list of best science toys for kids is something really awesome. This is from the good folks at National Geographic and we must say this is one of the coolest items on this list!
The Mega Fossil Mine lets your child get a taste of what it is like to be a paleontologist as they will be carefully digging through rock and excavating prehistoric fossils. Not toy or plastic fossils, we are talking real fossils!
The set comes with a little chisel, brush and magnifying glass so you can get the fossils out in once piece. What kind of fossils can you expect? Well things like a mosasaur tooth, an ammonite and prehistoric coral are just a few of the things your child can expect to find.
The recommended age for this is 6 – 15, but we would advise that you do this with your child if they are young.
You never know, this set could result in them wanting to make a theme park where dinosaurs are brought back to life! An idea so great, we are amazed no one has thought of it.
All-Natural Soaps Science Kit by SmartLab Toys
Next on our list of best science toys for kids is a set that girls will love. Here we mix science with great smells and good looks as the All-Natural Soaps Science Kit allows your kids to make their own soaps!
There’s actually quite a lot of science behind making soap and this set also makes it fun. Your child will learn how mixing certain different ingredients will create different kinds of soap. Honestly this is the kind of thing that the parents will find just as fascinating as their kids!
The set comes with 14 different soap molds and even a few gift boxes so you can expect to get soap for the next few birthdays.
This is a really awesome set and kids aged 8 and up will have a lot of fun with it. Actually while it comes with instructions on how to make soap. We are sure they will want to see what happens when they mix things together to make their own soap.
Ultimate Volcano Science Kit – Craft a Volcano and Make It Erupt
The Ultimate Volcano Science Kit has ultimate and volcano in its name so you know this is cool right away! This is a low cost, but total fun way to encourage a child’s love of science.
It starts off by getting them to cast their very own volcano. Once this is done they can they paint it to give it a bit of their own style. Once this is done they can start blowing stuff up. OK, so when we say blowing stuff up, we do not mean that your kitchen wall will be blown off, so do not worry.
This set comes with different volcanic rocks. Each one will have a different reaction and your child will learn about these reactions and why they happen. This is just a really cool set and if your child thinks blowing up Mentos in Coke is cool this is going to be something they really love.
The volcano science kit is made for little scientists aged 6 – 12 and we are certain they will really enjoy this.
The Magic School Bus Space Lab – Best Science Toys For Kids
The Magic School Bus was an awesome TV show that while fun taught kids about science and the world in general. Now thanks to The Magic School Bus Space Lab they can do all kinds of awesome and fun space experiments.
This set comes in a really cool Magic School Bus box and inside are all different kinds of equipment that will allow them to understand the night sky better. They will learn about the constellations and thanks to the Star Pilot they will even be able to pinpoint them. They can then teach friends and family about them so they go from student to teacher which is really cool.
This is a great way to show kids that there is more to the universe than just planet Earth and this set makes learning about space a lot of fun. This is recommended for kids as young as 5, so it is a great way to spark their imagination about space from a very young age.
Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Kids Telescope
We just had to have a really good telescope on our list of best science toys for kids and after much searching we felt that the Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Kids Telescope really is one of the best.
This is a great starter telescope that will really make your child excited to see the wonders of outer space. The moon, the rings of Saturn and many more amazing objects will be able to be seen with this telescope. That’s how powerful it is!
It also has a feature called, EX Finder II which makes it very easy to find celestial objects. This telescope comes with everything they will need to get started in the fun and amazing world of star gazing.
It is also being sold for a very reasonable price as well which is great considering how powerful it is. Kids as young as 5 will be able to use this and get an appreciation for just how amazing the universe is.