Inspire a kid in your life to explore the world through science by giving them a science themed gift. There are endless gifts to pick from! Science toys teach skills in fields like engineering, chemistry, biology, astronomy, physics, mathematics, anatomy, genetics, and robotics.
Check out our gift guide below for places to find inspiring and fun science presents. Some of which were under our christmas trees this year! Did you give/recieve any awesome gifts this year to add to our list? Tweet us at @mygenecounsel with #sciencegiftguide.
A company that offers a new way to be girly with dresses that have designs like dinosaurs, robots, atoms, and rocket ships. Princess Awesome is "a company founded by women - mothers - who want girls to be able to express themselves through their clothing. We are committed to making clothes that girls want to wear, and that parents want to see on their daughters." For more clothing that empowers check out Svaha and buddingSTEM.
Our CEO/President, Ellen Matloff's pick is live caterpillars. This package includes "five live caterpillars and all of the nutritious food they need to develop into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. Observe the miraculous butterfly life cycle up close in your own home or classroom. The entire project takes approximately three weeks." You can also release live ladybugs in your garden! A tip, don’t ever bring them into your house. And release at least 25 feet from your house in a garden setting, preferably with tomato plants. Best if you live in a warm-climate if you are giving around the holiday season.
Rachel Ignotofsky wrote the inspiring and beautiful Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World. This New York Times best selling book "highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world." Available for pre-order, I Love Science: A Journal For Self-Discovery And Big Ideas is a guided journal for young women and girls based on the book, great as a companion.
"Construction toy + storybook set featuring the world's first girl engineer character, Goldie Blox! In this kit, Goldie builds a spinning machine to help her dog, Nacho, chase his tail. Kids can help Goldie build a belt drive machine to spin everybody at once! Introduces the real-life STEM concept of a belt drive."
GoldieBloxs toys "teach a variety of engineering and problem solving skills, such as: wheels and axles, hinges and levers, pulleys, gears, animation and more. In the future, we’ll be adding motors, circuits and even coding!"
Robotics Smart Machines "gives children a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics that lets them build eight amazing motorized machines. It's an awesome introduction to science, engineering, robotics, and electronics - all at the same time!"
The Astroscan Millennium Telescope is a portable and powerful tool to explore the world of astronomy with razor sharp views of our universe. It even includes an scientific star and planet locator. "Using the correct eyepiece, with time and patience, you’ll soon marvel at the majesty of the planets: find Saturn with its magestic rings and Titan - its largest moon, view Mars with its white polar ice cap and orange deserts, discover Jupiter and its four largest moons: lo, Callisto, Europa, and Ganymede, as well as following Venus, the most luminous of the planets."
"Osmo Coding teaches problem solving and logic skills, it helps kids succeed in an increasingly digital world. With Osmo, coding is approachable, creative, and fun. Just snap physical blocks together to create sequences of commands and easily learn computer programming fundamentals. Works with iPad Pro 9.7 inch, all iPad Mini, all iPad Air, all iPad 2 & up."
One of many science kits available on Fat Brain Toys, My First Mind Blowing Science, provides 11 experiments: "erupt a color changing volcano, mix up magic ooze with a mind of its own, mix safe chemicals and watch colors change before your eyes, play with sand that never gets wet, set up a weather station, explore acids and bases, make clouds and icebergs, create crystals, and watch powders dance."