Thames & Kosmos Toys & Activities
With precision mechanics, quality optics, and bright LED lighting, this microscope is designed specifically for students. The base... is made of sturdy, dense plastic and the adjustment mechanisms provide reliable and exact positioning and focusing. Peer... read more
This excellent entry-level telescope and astronomy kit continues to inspire people to reach for the stars. The high-quality refrac...tor telescope with coated glass optics and plenty of accessories provides countless hours of space observations. Features... read more
The Land of Andor is in danger. From the mountains and forests, enemies are advancing toward the castle of old King Brandur. Only ...your small band of heroes stands in their way. Will you succeed in defending the castle and protecting Andor? Legends of... read more
Who will discover the ancient civilizations? Two explorers embark on research journeys to remote corners of the world: the Himalay...an mountains, the Central American rainforest, the Egyptian desert, a mysterious volcano and the bottom of the sea. As the... read more
The Legend Continues... Following their victory over the dragon, the heroes are on a search for the Star Shield. Its great power c...ould turn out to be a blessing or a curse, should it get into the wrong hands. And as if that weren’t enough, a pack of... read more
Some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in recent years involve things that are actually very, very small. The science of nan...otechnology deals with the smallest structures, in the range of one to 100 nanometers in size. That’s as small as just a few atoms in a row (one atom corresponds to about one nanometer)! With this kit, the intangible, nanoscopic world becomes accessible with hands-on experiments using both scaled-up models and real nanomaterials. Nanoparticles can be made of different materials and exist in a wide variety of forms —thin layers, tubes, balls, and tree-like structures. These particles can be coated onto surfaces, they can enhance other materials such as paint, they can be used as a delivery method for pharmaceuticals in the body, and much more. Specific applications include, for example, self-cleaning house paints and water-repellent clothes, anti-fog coatings on glasses, UV protection components in sunscreen, environmentally friendly anti-fouling coatings for ships (to prevent algae growth, thereby reducing fuel consumption), antibacterial coatings for medical devices, and materials to more effectively filter dirty water. Start out by conducting experiments concerning size, scale, and orders of magnitude in the International System of Units, to get a feel for just how small a nanometer really is. Explore how charcoal is like a nanoscale sponge with filtering experiments. Conduct experiments with the hydrophilic (water-loving) and hydrophobic (water-hating) properties of different surfaces, which illustrate nanoscale properties. Stir up some mixtures and suspensions, and then examine exotic mixtures to learn about the nanoscopic particles suspended in them. Shine a laser through a colloidal gold — a suspension of nanoscale particles of gold! Learn about the electromagnetic spectrum, laser light, electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy to begin to grasp how we can make nanomaterials visible. Experiment with a special material that mimics the nanostructures on a gecko’s footpads that allow it to climb straight up a vertical pane of glass with ease! A full-color, 72-page illustrated manual guides your explorations of the nanoworld, and a game board helps you track your progress through the experiments. read more
Conduct 25 experiments to learn how an electric motor converts electricity into motion and how an electric generator does just the... opposite, converting motion into electricity. read more
CHEM C3000 is the ultimate chemistry set. This kit includes all of the components from CHEM C2000, plus dozens of additional tools... and chemicals and 100 additional experiments, for a total of more than 333 experiments. The 192-page, full-color experiment manual is written at a more advanced level than the other CHEM kit manuals. You could call it a textbook, but the manual is too much fun to make that comparison. CHEM C3000 has a similar hands-on approach to teaching chemistry as the other CHEM kits, but also teaches more advanced topics such as chemical equations, atomic structures and the periodic table. These concepts are critical to continued study of chemistry. CHEM C3000 is an excellent preparation for high-school level chemistry. read more
Thames & Kosmos Physics Discovery (V 2.0) Science Experiment Kit:Construct 12 models and conduct experiments with them to learn ab...out forces and simple machinesEach model demonstrates a fundamental idea in mechanical physicsFor example, you can build a balance scale to learn about lever arms, a freight elevator to learn about pulleys and a bicycle to learn about wheelsConstruct a spinning motion picture machine to learn about centripetal and centrifugal forces, and a geared transmission to learn about gearsBuild a simple spring scale to measure the forces acting on your models and an inclined plane to learn about normal force and gravitational forceMake a water wheel powered crane and a catapult to learn about the transfer of energyFinally, put your physics knowledge to the test by building a sailing land yacht and a rubber band powered dragster48-page book offers illustrated instructions for the building projects and experimentsPhysics Discovery uses parts that are compatible with all of our Physics and Construction kits read more
Discover how fascinating the world is when you understand the remarkable reactions behind ordinary occurrences. CHEM C2000 include...s everything in CHEM C1000 and more — with twice the tools and materials and more than three times the experiments. Most notably, this kit introduces you to the alcohol burner for experiments that require heat, greatly expanding the number of experiments you can conduct. Experiment with filtering and separating mixtures, combustion and electrochemical reactions. Learn how to work with indicators and stronger acids and bases. Explore elements and compounds, including the chemical and physical properties of water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. Discover atoms and molecules. Inspect soaps and household cleaners. Experiment with various foods from the kitchen to learn about sugars, fats and proteins. Investigate metals such as iron, copper and aluminum. Learn about how chemistry is used in environmental protection and industry. read more
Conduct more than 60 electrifying experiments with circuits and magnetic contraptions to learn about electricity and magnetism and... how these two fundamental properties are closely related. read more
Build your own motorized vehicles and machines as you learn about robotic technology and its impact on our everyday lives.
Build your own solar-powered models and discover how solar cells generate electricity from light.
Build wind-powered generators to energize your electric vehicles and charge your rechargeable batteries.
The state of Earth's atmosphere affects us all, which explains why the weather is one of the most popular topics of conversation a...nd scientific study. With 23 hands-on experiments, you can investigate specific weather phenomena as well as the climate system in general. Build a model of Earth and its atmosphere and then use it to conduct experiments that show how the global wind system works. Trace air currents from the icy cold poles to the warm equator and back with a wisp of smoke. Model Earth's heat reservoirs, thermals and global and local winds. Recreate ocean currents in a small basin of water. Simulate Earth’s rotation and revolution to learn how the sun affects the weather daily and seasonally. Learn about the climatic zones and the composition of the atmosphere. Experiment to see how carbon dioxide levels affect temperature. Explore the hydrological cycle to learn about humidity, clouds and precipitation. Build a simple barometer, set up a rain gauge and track the temp. read more
Build more than 20 solar-powered models to learn about how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into mechanical energy.
Embark on a guided journey through the microscopic world, revealing its hidden creatures and unseen structures with the TK2 Scope.... read more
Enroll in CHEM C1000 and prepare for a lifetime of fascination with this essential science through 125 diverse experiments. Start ...with an introduction to the field of chemistry and famous chemists. Set up your lab space and learn how to safely handle the lab equipment and chemicals. Learn about indicators with litmus solution and write a secret message in invisible ink. Test the inks from your colored markers on the chromatography racetrack to reveal their different color components. Experiment with air pressure, surface tension and the physical properties of fluids. Experiment with two well-known metals, iron and copper. Investigate carbon dioxide. Dissolve metals with electrochemical reactions. Explore water and its elements, saturated and unsaturated solutions and crystals. Split water into hydrogen and oxygen with electrolysis and form oxygen from hydrogen peroxide. Experiment with soaps, detergents and emulsions of water and oil. read more
Construct circuits with colorful electric building blocks to learn about electricity and how electronic devices work.
Chemistry C500 takes you on an introductory tour of chemistry with 28 classic experiments. Learn about reactions between solids, l...iquids and gases. Discover the colorful effects of acids and bases. Perform astonishing "magic" tricks for your friends. read more
Explore chemistry as you cook up candies and chocolates in the kitchen! Perform a number of sweet experiments and learn important ...physical science principles related to candy and cooking. Discover why sugar crystallizes to make rock candy. Learn about specific heat and the phases of matter by molding chocolates. Use a thermometer and learn about heat and temperature while boiling sugar. Gain experience with measurements and conversions, volumes and weights. Investigate the chemistry of gummy bears. Learn about the mysterious phenomenon of triboluminescence with wintergreen candies. Make gummy candies, chocolate shapes and hard sugar candy using the special tools included: plastic and metal molds, candy thermometer, spatula, dipping fork and more. Finish them with foils, paper cups, sticks and wrappers. The 48-page, full-color manual provides instructions and explanations. read more
Learn about these awesome and powerful natural phenomena as you experiment with volcanoes, tectonic "plates", a seismograph and mu...ch more! read more
Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Experiment with four chemi...cally different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins and pyramids and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form colored crystals and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom colored crystals. Display your crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. Mold your own geode — a hollow rock with crystals growing inside — and create a beautiful crystal cavern inside. Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal and many small crystals on the surface of a rock. read more
Build your own models powered by air and water pressure to learn about the laws of physics. This unique kit allows you to build tw...o different air-and-water-powered systems: water-jet propelled cars and hydro-pneumo (which simply means air pressure and water pressure) powered engines. The hydro-pneumo system uses a self-contained air-and-water turbine system as a motor. Construct 15 models including a truck, excavator, radar car, tank, antique car, helicopter, motorbike, backhoe, rocket car, forklift, roadster, propeller plane, grinder, and cutting machine. The water-jet propelled cars are a fun outdoor activity, while the self-contained hydro-pneumo powered models are fun both indoors and out. Compete with your friends to see whose water-jet propelled car and hydro-pneumo car goes the farthest! 48-page color instruction book. 165 building pieces. read more
Learn about the fascinating relationship between crystals, rocks and minerals in this comprehensive introductory earth science kit.... read more
Construct 12 models and conduct experiments with them to learn about forces and simple machines. Each model demonstrates a fundame...ntal idea in mechanical physics. For example, you can build a balance scale to learn about lever arms, a freight elevator to learn about pulleys, and a bicycle to learn about wheels. Construct a spinning motion picture machine to learn about centripetal and centrifugal forces, and a geared transmission to learn about gears. Build a simple spring scale to measure the forces acting on your models and an inclined plane to learn about normal force and gravitational force. Make a water wheel powered crane and a catapult to learn about the transfer of energy. Finally, put your physics knowledge to the test by building a sailing land yacht and a rubber band powered dragster. The 48-page book offers illustrated instructions for the building projects and experiments. Physics Discovery uses parts that are compatible with all of our Physics and Construction kits. read more
Follow your nose on a fragrant journey through the science, history and art of making perfumes. Experiment with countless fragranc...e combinations on your way to becoming a master perfumer. read more
Learn about alternative energy and sustainable living by conducting 100 experiments in and around a model house.
10 years & up. Build a variety of different working robots with this Robotics Workshop Kit by Thames & Kosmos. This kit features a... full-color guide with 10 experiments that teach you how to engineer both complex and simple robots that shoot balls, draw, crawl, grab things, and more. Once you have mastered all of the experiments and know your way around using the sensors, motors and snap together pieces, you can use that knowledge to design amazing robotic creations of your own. The engineering possibilities are endless! Robots can be controlled directly in real-time and programmed to perform a series of commands using an easy-to-use, free downloadable app on iOS or Android tablets and Windows PCs. Connect to mobile devices via Bluetooth(R) or to your PC via the included USB cable. Requires 6 AA batteries (not included). read more
"3 years & up. Join Ty and Karlie on their robotic adventure to save the candy factory! This Robot Engineer Kit by Thames & Kosmos... is an incredibly fun and engaging way to introduce kids to the basics of robotic engineering. As they read the beautifully illustrated storybook and follow Ty and Karlie's robot building journey they will find step-by-step instructions on how to create each robot they make in the story. When Ty and Karlie make a hilarious taffy-pulling robot to help save the factory your child will have all that they need to make one of their own, along with nine other robots that rotate and move. Start laying the groundwork for STEM related skills and comprehension in a hilariously creative way. Pieces made from durable, non-toxic plastics. Size: 14.7"" x 6.3"" x 9.4""" read more
Explore the invisible and amazing power of magnets with 33 engaging experiments and games.
Discover the science of living things with this complete introductory microscope kit.
Kick off a chain reaction of fun-filled experiments with this introductory chemistry set designed specifically for young kids.
Construct a solar-electric boat and five additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or... batteries. read more
Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or ...Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. read more
Who will discover the ancient civilizations? Two explorers embark on research journeys to remote corners of the world: the Himalay...an mountains, the Central American rainforest, the Egyptian desert, a mysterious volcano and the bottom of the sea. As the cards are played, the expedition routes take shape and the explorers earn points. The most daring adventurers make bets on the success of their expeditions. The explorer with the highest score after three rounds of expeditions wins. The rules of the game are simple, but beware. The lost cities hold many unseen mysteries! read more
Who will rule the South Seas? Two Kahuna, ancient sorcerers of the Pacific, compete for dominance on an archipelago consisting of ...twelve small islands. Using their magic and wisdom, they struggle for control of the islands. They anxiously await the cards handed to them by fate. But when the time is right, they move to capture one, two or even more islands, trying to gain the upper hand. At the mercy of the magical powers of the South Seas, they quickly realize that even the best magic is no good without strategy. read more
Tap into the awesome world of electronics with this advanced system of snap-together electric building blocks.
Build your own motorized vehicles and machines as you learn about robotic technology and its impact on our everyday lives.
Learn the fundamentals laws of mechanical physics by building models and conducting experiments.
This excellent entry-level telescope and astronomy kit continues to inspire people to reach for the stars. The high-quality refrac...tor telescope with coated glass optics and plenty of accessories provides countless hours of space observations. Features an aluminum tripod with Altazimuth mount and a 32-page full-color instruction guide and manual. read more
Ready your courageous robots for a mission to the moon, Mars, or beyond! Build 10 space-themed models, then use the six-button rem...ote control unit to dispatch them across uncharted terrain. The remote controls up to three motors at a time. Includes over 235 building pieces and a 64-page, full-color manual. read more
Read the funny story of two inquisitive kids and build 10 simple models of the vehicles they encounter on their comical trip to th...e supermarket. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make assembly easy for small hands. Includes 70 pieces, a durable plastic storage case, and a 24-page, illustrated storybook manual. read more
Build a wind turbuine with an electric generator adjustable rotor blades. Conduct 10 experiments to optimize its performance, ligh...t an LED and charge a rechargeable battery. Convert the wind turbine into an electric fan by using the generator as a motor. Build four additional models including a three-wheeler, car, helicopter and truck. Includes 75 building pieces and a 32-page manual. read more
Learn about how detectives use forensic science to answer questions, gather evidence and solve crimes with the Thames & Kosmos Mas...ter Detective Toolkit. Simply do some exercises to hone your observation skills. This science experiment kit allows you to learn about securing a crime scene with a briefcase full of investigator's tools. As your detective abilities develop, you can use them to solve the mock crime presented in the manual. The Thames and Kosmos science kit allows you to try your hand at deciphering codes, writing messages with invisible ink and communicating with secret symbols. read more
This introductory engineering kit gives kids a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics. Build eight motorized machi...nes then, use your tablet or smart device to create a specific action or path. The ultrasound sensor helps your robots adjust the course and avoid obstabcles. Includes 194 building pieces, and a 64-page, full-color manual. read more
Read the funny story of two inquisitive kids and build 20 simple models of the amusement part rides they encounter on a hilarious ...family trip to the fair. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make assembly easy for small hands. Includes 101 pieces, a durable plastic storage case, and a 24-page, illustrated storybook manual. read more
Construct 8 animal models that mimic the movement of real-life creates. Use the two-button, multi-channel remote control unit to s...tomp, waddles, hop and sidle your way into this fun and unique construction kit. Models include: elephant, scorpion, penguin, rabbit, crab, orangutan, T-Rex and Pteranodon. 100 building pieces, 64-page full-color manual. read more
Delve into the field of engineering with 25 hands-on experiments and building projects. Children ages 5 and up learn how real-life... engieers apply their scientific and technical knowledge to design various machines and devices. Includes 70 pieces and a 48-page, full-color instruction manual. read more
Build five awesome models real-world solar machines and conduct 10 hands-on experiments to learn how solar cells transform light i...nto energy and how motors can optimize the work done by this energy. Includes 138 building pieces and a 48-page, full-color manual. read more