Even folks who hate science can be enticed into the exceedingly mind-blowing world that science brings to life – if you show them the right science toys. Science is anything but boring with the right visual tools, and thankfully, plenty of them are available. Glance at the ones listed below, and make a gift of one of these items, whether it is for a birthday or for a different gift-giving occasion. Alternately, you may decide that you want them for yourself, because these educational tools are fun for all ages.
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Astronomy And Astrophysics
Here we have telescopes, homemade planetarium light show books, meteor excavation kits and more. Almost without fail, when a person views the night sky through a telescope for the first time they cannot believe their eyes. Viewing Saturn’s rings, star-clusters and manufactured satellites in space is literally a jaw-dropping event.
Other Viewing Gadgets
This group includes magnifiers, microscopes, and binoculars, which bring the world around us "up close and personal." Most individuals never realize the intricacies of everything we live with daily. Typically, once a person sees a drop of water from a mud puddle or a human hair, which have been magnified 100 times or more, they are hooked. Soon, the new science devotee will want to magnify everything they can, which they have missed with the unaided eye.
Magnetic And Gravitational Toys
Unique shapes are easy to form with a set of miniature magnetic balls. Not only do they teach science principles about magnetism, but they also teach mathematics and geometry. Additionally, learning what gravity forces are all about with a gravity generator will likely spark the individual’s curiosity about other forces in our natural world.
Crystals, Rocks And Chemicals
Borrowing a book from a library is one way to get started discovering geological science, but a crystal-growing kit is a fantastic way to persuade enthusiasm out of the most reluctant science explorer. Learning about rock cycles and how different types form, change, are destroyed and then reform can lead a person to become passionate about rocks, agates, geodes, minerals and even meteorites.
If all else fails, a metal detector should do the trick. Hoping to find valuable buried treasure, most people are willing to explore metallurgy, soil and magnetism. This hobby is also a great way to exercise, because it requires a lot of walking over various terrains. Thus, it covers the science of physiology and physical health. Moreover, finding a fortune of hidden coins teaches math science as you count your loot.
Article by Casey Haslem