59 Awesome Science Kits for Kids

Science Kits for KidsI’m a firm believer that the best way to learn is to do, and I think this is especially important for kids and science.

When it comes to science, doing so safely is important, that’s why science kits for kids are a great way of getting kids interested in science, safely.

You can explain a simple scientific theory that fascinates you, to a child and they will most likely be totally unmoved, but allow them to create something and discover it for themselves and they will be engaged, excited and ultimately learn much better.

It’s important that kids science more so that’s why I’ve put together this great resource of 59 awesome science kits for children, split up in to the following sections: 

So without further introduction here are the great science kits to inspire your little ones:


Chemistry Science Kits for Kids

 

Mind Blowing ScienceScientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

A great first introduction in to the world of science and chemistry that will soon have you exploding your own volcano.

Complete with red cabbage powder, citric acid and baking soda to name but a few of the ingredients that will be needed for your first science experiment. 

What we liked:

High fun and educational factor
Bright colorful experiments to maintain engagement
Over 11 activities provides great value for money

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The Original Stomp Rocket: Glow in the Dark 4-Rocket Kit Stomp Rocket

What child wouldn’t like to stomp a rocket 100 feet into the air?

While not strictly a science kit, more of a science toy, the Stump Rocket can still teach some valuable lessons about air and gravity. 

What we liked:

 No batteries required!
 Surprisingly fun day or night
 Can play alone or with friends

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Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit
Disgusting Science
If your kids tend to like the grosser end of the scale then Disgusting Science is a great choice.

Your children will learn about what grows in their bodies, what snot is and why people get smelly feet!

What we liked:

 Teaches that bacteria and mold can be good
 Great fun with friends
 Not just for boys

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Scientific Explorer Tasty Science Kit
Tasty Science
Ever wanted to combine eating and drinking with learning? Well now’s your chance!

With this great science kit your kids will learn why pop is fizzy and why cakes rise amongst other things.

What we liked:

 Aligns science with the everyday activity of eating and drinking
 Comes packed with recipes
 Great for birthday parties

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Be Amazing Insta-Snow Jar
instant snow
Not strictly a science kit but this is great fun nonetheless, even when it’s not Christmas.

Just add water to create realistic snow in minutes!

What we liked:

 Realistic snow without the mess
 Children love it
 It makes lots of snow

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SmartLab Toys Extreme Secret Formula Lab

Secret Formula LabYour very own lab in your kitchen, with this set you can be fizzing, oozing and glowing in no time at all.

Comes complete with over 20 different experiments.

What we liked:

 Fun and educational
 You can make glow in the dark stuff
 Very easy to use

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The Magic School Bus – Chemistry Labschool-bus

A fun take on the science lab in the form of a magic bus, comes complete with all the kit you need.

51 colourful experiment cards show you exactly what to do.

What we liked:

 The bus is also great storage
 The ‘field trip’ element of the kit
 Provides hours of fun

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Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Set

A great colourful set that immediately catches children’s attention and will have them conducting hands on experiments in no time.

Award winning set – 4 awards won so far.

What we liked:

 Great selection of lab equipment
 Uses simple yet real life experiments to teach the basics
 Arrives in hassle free packaging

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Molymod MMS-009 Molecular Model 52 Atoms Set for Inorganic & Organic Chemistry

Understanding atoms can be a tricky business so having a physical representation drastically reduces the steep learning curve.

What we liked:

 Extremely sturdy set
 Good enough to be used for in class demonstrations
 Great value for money

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Molecular Model Kit with Molecule Building Software, Dalton Labs Organic Chemistry Set
Molecular Science Kit
Another great chemistry molecule and atom set, this one is produced by a family run US business.

Great when used in combination with books to create a 3D version of what you’re learning.

What we liked:

 No quibble returns policy
 Cover from basic right through to advanced
 Made from high quality durable material

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Be Amazing Lab-in-a-Bag Test Tube Wonders

Test tube wonders sums this science kit up pretty well, from sand to snow your child will be making a mess in no time.

All non-toxic and fully safety tested.

What we liked:

 You can grow your own crystals
 Teaches basic science terminology
 Fun and quick experiments

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Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science +70 Activitiesbag-science

This great test tube set comes complete with humorous lab booklet to keep the little ones engaged.

Over 70 experiments possible

What we liked:

 Explains the science behind the experiments
 Integrates learning and fun seemlessly
 Uses real-life examples

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Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kitcrime catchers science kit

A great twist on science education, learn basic scientific principles while solving crimes.

2 great mysteries to solve with a total of 8 activities.

What we liked:

 Match fingerprints and DNA
 Gets kids thinking about science differently
 Kids and parents can play together

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Glow in the Dark Slime Science Kit – A Classic DIY Children’s Projectglow slime kit

This kit really sells itself, what kid wouldn’t like to make glow in the dark slime?

You’ll have more blue and green slime than you know what to do with.

What we liked:

 Great centerpiece for children’s parties
 Does actually teach some science!
 Award winning

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Thames and Kosmos Chemistry Chem C500chemistry c500

Superb introductory chemistry kit with 28 classic experiments to work your way through.

Complete with 48 page full colour guide.

What we liked:

 Teaches science basics
 Colourful and fun experiments 
 Easy to follow 

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Candy Chemistrycandy chemistry

Learn all about the process of making candy and then make your very own.

Create the exact size, colour and type of candy that you want.

What we liked:

 Ability to make different types of candy
 Full colour manual
 Make your own personalised gifts

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SmartLab Toys All-Natural Soaps Science Kitspa soaps

A lot of kids don’t like to wash their hands. But maybe they’d like it better if they used their own soaps!

Combine your own ingredients together to make soap, using any number of different materials.

What we liked:

 Directed towards girls and boys
 Kids get to use what they make
 Comes with color booklet

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Earth & Geology Experimental Kits for Children

 

4M Crystal Growing ExperimentCrystal Growing

Skipping stones at the seashore turns any kid into an amateur geologist.

With seven separate crystal-growing experiments, you can foster that scientific interest – no extra materials!

What we liked:

 Very visually appealing
 Comes in two different sizes
 Plastic cases perfect for display

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Rock & Mineral Collection Activity KitRock Mineral Collection

Does your kid collect things? How about collecting something you don’t have to pay for!

This rock collection kit has everything you need to get started.

What we liked:

 Sends kids outside
 Kids love collecting things
 Makes for an impressive display

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4M Kitchen Science KitKitchen Science

No need to go beyond what you already have in the kitchen with this science kit

Six different experiments will have your kid wondering what else he can use for an experiment.

What we liked:

 Teaches basic scientific principles
 Easy-to-follow instructions
 Experiments are exciting

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4M Solar System PlanetariumSolar System

You can’t use a telescope to look up into the night sky on cloudy days.

But you can use this helpful physical model to explain the movements of the planets – without leaving the house!

What we liked:

 Simplifies difficult astronomical concepts
 Easy to set up and fun to use
 Nice looking

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4M Crystal Mining KitCrystal Mining

Is your kid fascinated by the idea of digging up gold or jewels or dinosaur bones?

With this kit kids get to excavate their own precious metals.

What we liked:

 All materials and tools included
 Magnifying glass gives great view
 Display cause makes kids proud of what they find

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Geode Explorer Science KitGeodes

Kids love breaking stuff, and too often we tell them they can’t.

With this kit, you not only teach kids about a natural wonder, but also let them break things!

What we liked:

 Award-winning
 Goggles teach kids good safety practices
 Insides look really cool

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Toysmith Rock Science KitRock Science Kit

Ever wondered why rocks come in so many shapes and colors?

With this rock science kit, your kid will be able to read into 15 different types of rocks.

What we liked:

 Plastic storage tray keeps things from getting lost
 Magnifying glass lets kids look closer
 Rock specimens have great colors

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Toysmith Mineral Science KitMineral Science

Ever wondered what’s the difference between a rock and a mineral?

Pair this mineral kit with the rock kit just about to double your child’s geology knowledge.

What we liked:

 Nail included to test hardness
 Streak plate included to test color
 Multiple different ways to run little experiments

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4M Volcano Making KitVolcano Making Kit

The volcano model is the most classic kids science experiment of all time.

Give your kids the opportunity to discover the joy of an erupting volcano for themselves with this hands-on kit.

What we liked:

 Kit includes paint, paintbrush, and stir stick
 Easy to clean up
 Plaster is fast-drying

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Electronic Science Kits

Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Discovery KitSnap Circuits

How electrical circuits work are one of the most important and difficult subjects in physics and electronics.

Use this easy, colorful kit and let your kids learn tricky concepts by doing.

What we liked:

 Over 150 different projects
 Feels like a fun puzzle
 Lights up and makes lots of colors

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Snap Circuits 203 Electronics Discovery KitSnap Circuits 203

With the world becoming more technological, electronics know-how is very valuable.

In this kit kids learn about difficult concepts like photoresistors, capacitors, and transistors.

What we liked:

 Easy to use
 Over 200 different possible projects
 Colorful and fun

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Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery KitSnap Circuits Light

Connect your kid from the music on their iPod to the fun and interesting science of electronics.

Create projects that light up hearing the voice or hearing music from an iPod.

What we liked:

 Over 175 possible projects
 Has fun lights and colors
 Connects to iPod devices

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Snap Circuits Snap Circuit Beginner Electronic Discovery Kit Science KitSnap Circuits Beginner

This beginner’s kit provides a fun and easy introduction into the difficult ideas of electronics.

Help your kids develop analytical problem-solving skills all while having a ton of fun!

What we liked:

 Perfect for younger kids
 Lots of lights, color, and movement
 Easy-to-follow manual

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Snap Circuits Arcade Electronics Discovery KitSnap Circuits Arcade

Does your kid like arcade games? Maybe he’d like to make a few of his or her own!

Projects include a programmable Word Fan, a Dual LED Display, and a pre-programmed PICAXE Micro-Controller.

What we liked:

 Lots of colors and movement
 Not overly complex
 Illustrated manual provides all necessary information

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Snap Circuits R/C Snap Rover Electronics Discovery KitSnap Rover

Remote controlled cars are cool. What’s cooler? Building a remote-controlled car yourself!

With this kit kids get to feel like wizards and visually see if their efforts were successful.

What we liked:

 Workspace looks like a cool computer motherboard
 Handheld controller leads to hours of fun
 Gives kids lots of satisfaction

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Piper Computer KitPiper Kit

Does your kid like playing computer game like Minecraft?

With this computer-building kit, they can play the games they love while learning about how computers work. 

What we liked:

 Blends old-school wood with new LEDs
 Makes lots of cool noises
 Wooden case makes it easy to put away

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Engineering Build Kits for Kids

 

Leonardo da Vinci Catapult KitLeonardo Catapult

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest inventors of all time, and captivates kids’ imaginations.

With this kit kids get to connect with history all the while building a cool toy!

What we liked:

 Comes with pieces pre-cut
 Glue is included
 Instructions are easy to follow

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4M Electric DragsterElectric Dragster

This car-building kit is all about reusing existing materials in a new way.

Help turn your kid into an inventor, finding the wonder in everyday objects.

What we liked:

 CD wheels help kids think creatively
Designed at Middlesex University in the UK
 Suitable for kids 8 and up

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OWI Air Power Racer VehicleAir Power Kit

Not many people know that air pumps are used on public buses and many other places.

Teach your kids about the power of compressed air in a hands-on way with this pump car.

What we liked:

 Pump gives kids a bit of exercise
 Great colors and lots of moving parts
 Fun and engaging to play with

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Solaration™ 14-in-1 Solar Robot Science Education Assembly KitSolaration Kit

This kit looks an awful lot like the cute robot WALL-E, from the Disney movie, and could become like a family pet!

Teach your kid about solar power and renewable energy with this fun kit.

What we liked:

 14 different modes for the robot
 Solar panel means no batteries required
 Two levels for experienced and beginners

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Spacerails 70,000mm Rail Level 9 GameSpacerails Kit

With over 700 meters of total track, this homemade roller coaster is a big time assembly project.

While the kit may have a few too many bite-size pieces for the little ones, it can keep older kids entertained for days.

What we liked:

 All the fun of a Rube Goldberg machine
 Over 1578 pieces to assemble
 Comes with 12 steel marbles

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Citiblocs Wood Engineer Medieval LauncherMedieval Launcher

Is your kid into his medieval phase? Does she love the idea of kings and queens and knights and castles?

This kit is perfect to light up the imagination of what things were like back in those days.

What we liked:

 Comes with all pieces and glue
 85-piece kit keeps kids occupied for a while
 Great for kids 7 and up

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Smithsonian Motor WorksSmithsonian Works Kit

Lots of kids are fascinated by cars and boats and anything with a big load engine.

With this kit, kids get to actually build a working model of an engine and discover how they work for themselves.

What we liked:

 Realistic lights and sounds
 Can see spark plugs fire and valves open and close
 Made by Smithsonian

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Botany Kits for Children

 

Toysmith Garden Root ViewerRoot Viewer Kit

With root vegetables, all the action happens below the surface. With this kit, you get to see all the action.

The kit is a great way to get kids imaginations sparked about the idea of gardening, and perhaps start a hobby.

What we liked:

 Makes vegetables fun
 Kids can eat what they grow
 Wash and reuse

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DuneCraft Windowsill Greenhouses – Venus Fly TrapVenus Fly Trap

Venus fly traps are one of the most exciting plants out there.

With this kit, your child could have their very own pet venus fly trap. Their friends will be so jealous!

What we liked:

 Grows for years
 Comes with instruction manual
 Makes plants fun

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Educational Insights Nancy B’s Science Club Way To Grow Hydroponics Kit & Gardening DiaryGrow Hydroponics Kit

This kit isn’t just fun and games: the growing kit comes with a plant diary that kids can fill in daily.

With this kit not only do kids grow vegetables, but they can’t help but notice the differences.

What we liked:

 Makes growing vegetables fun
 Kids can eat what they make
 Teaches real science observation skills

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EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS SPROUT & GROW WINDOWSprout Grow Kit

In the beginning stages of planting something, you might not see any progress until the shoots pop up.

But with this kit, kids can watch the root systems develop each and every day.

What we liked:

 Comes with guide
 Stand keeps soil from spilling
 Teaches kids about root systems

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Birthday TickleMe Plant Gift Box SetTickle Plant Kit

Especially for kids at a young age, tending to a plant isn’t nearly as fun as having a dog or a cat.

But this plant reacts when kids touch it, tickle it, or even blow it a kiss!

What we liked:

 Great for all ages
 Makes plants fun
 Can help kids connect to nature

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Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Plant CellPlant Cell Kit

The parts of the cell are one of the things you learn early and often in science education.

With this kit, kids get to take a first stab at it by pinning the different parts on the wall onto a magnetic sheet.

What we liked:

 Includes activity guide and diagram
 Can keep on the wall for decoration
 Turns learning into an activity

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The Fairy TriadFairy Triad

This kit stimulates kids imaginations about what plants can be, connecting to their favorite fantasy movies and books.

Place the terrarium anywhere, water daily, and watch your enchanted garden grow.

What we liked:

 Great for both boys and girls
 Beautifies any part of the house
 Teaches kids how to tend to plants

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4M Grow a Maze KitGrow a Maze

Plants do pretty amazing things to find sunlight, like sunflowers turning their heads throughout the day.

With this kit, kids get to watch a bean sprout travel through a maze, day by day, to photosynthesize.

What we liked:

 Magnifying glass lets you take a closer look
 Small size makes it a great decoration
 Great for even the youngest kids

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Robotic Science Kits for Kids

 

OWI 14-in-1 Solar RobotRobotikits

This kit gives kids an opportunity to experience the joy of growing their own food.

With grow mix, root markers, growing chart, and seed packets, this kit has all you need to get started.

What we liked:

 Kit contains easy-to-follow booklet
 Allows vegetables to grow to a substantial size
 Kids can eat what they grow

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Makey Makey – An Invention Kit for EveryoneMakey Kit

Kids can so easily get lost in the world of video games and forget about the world of real things.

This kit sends electrical current through everyday objects, turning them into usable touch pads.

What we liked:

 Easy to use
 Comes with complete instructions
 Connects real objects like bananas to the computer

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HEXBUG NanoHexbug Nano

Powered by a tiny motor, this kit will delight kids with how insectoid it is. 

Watch as it hops around, changes course, and reorients itself.

What we liked:

 Glows in the dark
 Comes in five different cool colors
 Kids can keep in their pockets

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OWI T4 Transforming Solar RobotTransforming Solar Robot

This kit not only contains a solar panel, to teach kids about solar energy, it’s also a ton of fun.

Transforming into various different positions, your kid will feel like he has a real life transformer.

What we liked:

 Resembles a cool green dinosaur
 Teaches kids about renewable energy
 Endless fun

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Robot Turtles GameRobot Turtles

In today’s increasingly online world, programming skills are one surefire way to get ahead.

With this fun game your kid can start learning programming skills even as young as age 4!

What we liked:

 Fun and interactive
 Educational without trying too hard
 Has received rave reviews

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4M Tin Can RobotTin Can Robot

Does your kid drink too many soda cans? Does he forget to put them in the recycling bin?

Teach your kids the value of recycling with this fun, interactive robot.

What we liked:

 Looks very cute
 Children love it
 Kit contains all necessary instructions

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4M Doodling RobotDoodle Robot

Does your kid love to draw? This kit features a self-drawing robot!

This fun, interactive robot is a great way to teach your kid about robotics.

What we liked:

 Cambridge University award-winning
 Can use any colors or utensils you choose
 Vibrates and spins

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Hexbug ScarabHexbug Scarab

Kids get so excited by things that move really, really fast.

This little bug is so fast that it’s almost impossible to see the legs move!

What we liked:

 Comes in various different colors
 Crawls all over anything in its path
 Teaches kids about the physics of insects

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Makeblock mBot Educational Robot Kit for KidsMakeblock Mbot

Circuit boards and mechanics and other robotic things are the way of the future.

This kit is a fun and interactive way for your kid to learn basic robotics and programming concepts.

What we liked:

 Robot’s friendly face gets kids attached
 Perfect for beginners
 Useful for various different games

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Motorial Alien Robot LOZ® Robotic Building Set Block ToyRobotic Building Set

Legos are one of kids most favorite toys.

This kit has all the fun of building with Legos, while also teaching how to build a complex motor!

What we liked:

 Very customizable
 Something a kid can play with for days
 Great for ages 6 and up

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The Orb Factory Limited Sticky Mosaics RobotsSticky Mosaics

Does your kid love the transformers movies?

With this kit, they get to built their own robots using tiny mosaic tiles. Blend art and science with your child!

What we liked:

 Comes with 1200+ gems
 A great gift for a birthday party
 Award-winning

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We hope you enjoyed these great kits for kids and grown up kids.

And for even more reasons why children should science more, check out our infographic below: 

Science Kits for Kids