I’m so glad to have kids that love science because it’s my thing, so if you’re looking for the best gifts for kids who love science then look no further. I love shopping for my boys who adore all things sharks and dinosaurs. My oldest has left this phase and is more of a history buff but he still remembers all the things he learned about dinosaurs when he was younger.
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If your child is a science lover, having these awesome experiment books is a very smart idea. They’ll enjoy doing these experiments and learn more about their favorite subject.
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Recommended Science Activity Kits
Super Science Bundle
Grab this super science bundle for your child to learn about the human body, life cycles, earth science, and more! A set of printables that every science lover will enjoy.
Chemistry Experiments STEM DIY Kit
Your little scientist will enjoy these chemistry experiments about molecules, polymers, acids, bases, and a lot more!
Recommended Laboratory Supplies and Equipment
Get ready for an awesome lab experiment by preparing some supplies and equipment for your little scientist.
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Snap Circuits are a great way to get your little one building with electronic circuits without having to solder materials together. My 6 year old has a blast with his set and they can create things that make awesome alarms and sound effects.
You can start with this SC-100 kit which is aimed at your younger students.
I have the 300 kit that I purchased for my oldest when he was in the 3rd grade. It’s still going strong and very durable.
I’m considering getting the upgrade – Snap Circuits converter kit from 300 to 750 which adds more components and new projects. Isn’t that great, it grows with your child. If you can’t afford the higher-level kits then you can upgrade later if they really love it.
Microscope and Slides
A microscope with prepared slides is a must-have for any scientist. You can find cheaper ones in the toy store but they really are not as effective as the better ones. There are some that come with great specimens that your children are not able to collect.
I think it’s worth it if you have older children to spend a little extra money for a good quality microscope like this.
You can’t have a microscope without slides. So grab a set and pair it with a microscope.
Kids will enjoy creating vehicles, attaching wheels, or even robots that they can program.
We just got the
roller coaster set and my 8 year old put it together himself. He feels really proud of his accomplishment.
Lego also has the Mindstorms robotic sets which are programmable, we’re drooling over these and hoping one day to be able to play with these.
Depending on where you live this might have to wait until the warmer months but it’s good to have it ready once the spring comes.
For your little one who is a bug lover then you definitely want a butterfly kit.
These are great for early elementary students and my kids love watching them just for fun.
Your child will enjoy watching this award-winning science adventure series.
Learn more science facts from this cool science guy.
If you have a Blu-ray player or a Playstation then I suggest the Planet Earth series, they are really well done and explore all areas of our earth. This has my son's favorite documentary.
Books are fun, especially for science lovers. Check out these books for your little scientist to enjoy.
Janice Van Cleave’s Chemistry for Every Kid along with all of her books are great for experiments. She has books for physics and biology as well as those for younger learners as well.
You'll totally agree how awesome this encyclopedia is once you've read it, too.
Build your own weapons with Weapons of Mass Destruction, a handbook to create your own catapults and launchers. My son has built numerous projects from this book and they’ve worked wonderfully. He still has one of his earlier catapults.
Dinosaur Series and Movies
For your little dino-lover, these dinosaur series and movies are considered as treasures.
Dinosaur lovers will love the Walking with Dinosaur series and they even came out with a
The animals look so real, my daughter is not a fan of these movies, she says she hates them, probably because they look so realistic and scary.
Science Kits and Games
Get them these science kits or board games that will surely give lots of fun.
Sometimes, science can feel just like magic! This magic science kit is “for wizards only,” and it teaches the science behind all of the magic. It includes 9 different activities.
Why does pop fizz? Why does the cake rise? Combine food and science in this fun science kit.
This giant bag of science has 70 activities, great for ages 8-14. It’s no exaggeration that this kit is great for hours and hours of scientific fun!
For ages 8+, play this game of gross science! There are 140 questions on biology, chemistry, geology, zoology, anatomy, and more!
Everyone love building with LEGOs! LEGOs are great for encouraging STEM. Design and build 10 moving machines with this kit.
This 200 piece puzzle of the periodic table is great for the science nerds in your family, and can make learning the periodic table more fun and hands-on!
Combine Minecraft with the periodic table! This game has 27 1″ element blocks so you can build the world of Minecraft.
Explore geology with this hands-on STEM game. There are 5 levels of playing, and each round can have up to 6 players. It comes with rocks from the three classes; igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.
Whatever you choose to buy for your child, ensure that is something fun that allows them to put those discovery skills into place and ask all kinds of questions.
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