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 want to build your own electronics, you will love tinkering with Arduino boards. It can be overwhelming getting started, but this kit is perfect for getting started with Arduino. With the kit, you will learn about circuits and a little coding as you work your way through 22 lessons.
Lego Mindstorms is Lego’s DIY robotic kit. The kit walks you through a tutorial on building your first robot, but the fun part is building your own robot from scratch. Using Lego’s programming language, you can even program the robot’s brain and the sensors to do cool stuff like move or even recognize color.
Makey Makey is a tiny circuit board that turns just about anything into keyboard or mouse input. This allows you to come up inventive ways to use your computer. You can create your own banana piano, game controller, or play dough drum set. It’s all up to your imagination.
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.
Budding astronomers can bring outer space to their tabletop with this telescope from Orion. The telescope swivels on its flat base, allowing you to set it up on any table or flat surface. With a 4.5 inch aperture, this telescope allows you to see many of the brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy. You will also get great views of the moon and planets.
With an all metal construction, this microscope is very similar to one you would use in a high school biology lab. It’s got a great heft so you don’t have to worry about it toppling over. With several magnification settings and a built in light, it opens up a whole new world to explore for budding biologists.
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.
Does she love bugs? Finally, there is way for her to catch and release bugs without harming them. With a thumb operated slider that activates the trap door, this Bug Catcher tool makes it easy to catch crawling critters. It even has a magnifying lens that allows her to closely examine bugs and other small critters.