This illustrated encyclopedia celebrates 50 women who have contributed greatly to the field of science. With amazing illustrations, the book features a cutesy layout with one page dedicated for each woman. The obstacles these women faced make their achievements all the more impressive. You’ll learn about everyone from Jane Goodall to Grace Hopper. It’s the perfect gift for your future scientist.
You won’t believe how much you can do with this credit card sized computer. The Raspberry Pi is amazing way to learn about computers. This kit includes everything you need to get started including a book with cool projects. You can learn different programming languages or build a media center from scratch.
If you ever wanted to get started with learning electronic, this Arduino starter kit is the perfect way to get started. With Arduino boards you can create all sorts of amazing DIY electronics. The kit comes with the Arduino Uno board plus everything you need to complete the 15 different projects.
Does she love computers or robotics? This robotic kit from Lego lets you build your own robots. The instructions walk you through building your first robot but the real fun comes when you build one from scratch. Using the sensors and a simple programming language, you can use your imagination to make your robot do all sorts of cool things.
Makey Makey is a gadget that allows you to connect everyday items like bananas or play dough to a computer. The board allows you to transform these items into keyboard presses, which allows you to do all sorts of neat stuff like build a piano out of bananas. It’s all up to your creativity what you create.
Soldering can be difficult to learn on your own but this kit will get anyone up to speed. The kit comes with a practice board so that you can practice the various lessons. Everything is laid out like a class with detailed instructions that are easy to follow along. After completing the kit, you are ready for bigger more complicated projects.
Who doesn’t love looking at the stars? Future astronomers will love this gift. With this Telescope you can not only explore the moon but see distant plants including Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The best part? It can be set up on any tabletop.
Every scientist needs a real microscope. With a 10X wide field eyepiece, 4 lenses, and high quality optics, this inexpensive microscope is something you would see in high school class rooms. It’s fun just to stick things underneath it to see a whole new world that most of us never see.
Have you ever wondered where jewelry comes from? Does she love collecting rocks? Now she can take rocks and polish them into smooth gemstones with this rock tumbling kit. This complete kit comes with half a pound of rough rocks, a rock tumbler, jewelry fasteners, and a detailed how to guide.
Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to predict the weather in your location? Now you don’t even have to be a meteorologist. Not only does this digital weather station monitor both the temperature inside and outside, but can forecast the weather. Simply install the sensor it comes with outside of your house and it can forecast the weather by detecting drops in the barometric pressure.
I love goldfish but hate taking care of them. They don’t last long. The EcoSphere is a self sustaining ecosystem with shrimp, algae, and bacteria enclosed in a glass bowl. All you have to do is place it in an area with indirect light for it to sustain itself. You don’t have to do anything as the system can take care of itself for between 2 and 3 years. While this sounds cool, I’m pretty sure I would find a way to kill them.
Is she into gardening and self-sustainability? There’s nothing like growing your own fresh herbs. Now you don’t even need a lot of space with this indoor kit that can be grown on a window sill. Beautifully packaged, this indoor herb kit includes everything you need to grow 5 types of herbs: cilantro, sage, thyme, parsley, and basil. The best part? You never need to buy herbs again.
Is she into computers? Get her all the tools she needs to build her own desktop computer from scratch. We like starting out with this clear computer case so that she can see all the parts inside. She will never need to buy a computer again.
There is no better way to explore the great outdoors than with this inexpensive pair of binoculars. One look through these and you will see the world you are missing. It has 10X magnification and a 50mm objective lens. It’s perfect for bird watching, hiking, or even for concerts. With great optics, it’s a great value for the price.
There is a new wave of board games that are inspired by science. Endorsed by the Journal Of Science, Cytosis takes place inside of a human cell. To succeed, you will have to collect resources like proteins and carbohydrates to build enzymes and hormones. The game is actually a simulation of the processes that actually take place in a cell.
Did you know that universe expanding faster than expected? Get your daily fix of science with this boxed calendar that reveals all the latest discoveries in science. There is a new scientific discovery to look forward to everyday of the year.
Have you ever wanted to jump as high as a basketball player? We all got problems in our lives and Randall Munroe knows how to solve them using proven scientific methods. At first, this seems like a serious book but these solutions can only be described as ludicrous. Inside you will find plenty of satire all backed with plenty of science and physics.