Last Updated on December 27, 2021 by Danielle
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.
The Raspberry Pi has quickly become one of the most popular DIY computer kits. It’s amazing that this tiny sized computer is at the heart of many DIY projects. The best way to get started using it is with this kit that contains everything you need including several projects to get your feet wet.
Arduino boards can be used to create everything from DIY robots to even wearable tech. This starter set contains 22 lessons, which are a great introduction to learning and programming electrical circuits.
Who doesn’t love building stuff out of Legos? The Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the most advanced Lego set ever, letting anybody build and program robots. There are a number of ways you can control and program your robot. In the past, you would have to use a personal computer to program the robot’s brain but now you can even use a tablet.
Makey Makey is an electronic board with alligator clips on it. When you clip the alligator clips to an object like a piece of fruit, it turns the object into an input device for your computer. Imagine a banana piano or video game controller made entirely out of playdough. It’s all up to your imagination.
Before you start creating your own DIY electronic projects, you are going to have to learn how to solder. For many people this is a huge stumbling block. This introductory kit walks beginners through the whole process with a course like structure. The final test is soldering the practice board with the included soldering iron.
With an 114mm lens and an f/4 focal length, this portable telescope is perfect for budding astronomers. For its small size, it performs remarkably well. You’ll get deep sky views and might even be able to catch a glimpse of planets near Earth. Setup time is nearly instant as you can simply use it on any tabletop.
With a 2500X magnification, this compound microscope has enough power to magnify the smallest details on plant and bloods cells. You will even be able to see single cell amoebas. In fact, it is so powerful that it could be used for college level microbiology.
If you ever wanted to learn how basic electronics work, this book teaches you all the fundamentals through 25 hands on projects. Who knew that learning about electricity, circuits, and components could be explained so clearly? Throughout the book, you will be encouraged to experiment.
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.
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.
Wouldn’t it be cool to own a piece of the sky? Here is a necklace that is literally out of this world. About the size of a dime, the pendant comes from an actual meteorite that fell over 4000 years ago in Argentina.