Top 10 Science Toys 2014-2015

in Educational Toys and Games, Specialty Toys for Kids

2014-2015 Best Kids’ Science Toys

 
Girl with magnifying glassWhen it comes to toys that are interesting and fun, it would be hard to beat the list of the top 10 science toys. These are some of the best choices for young ones to “stretch their imaginations” and combine having a bunch of fun with learning.

What’s here: On this page are the ten best science toys for kids for the Christmas holiday season of 2014 and into 2015, based on consumer popularity combined with above average rankings overall.

For shoppers: For those shopping, for each of the top ten science toys for kids listed here, one or more trusted online resources are provided to purchase it online, for a great price. Review links are also provided for each toy, where possible.

What’s Here:

1. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100
2. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
3. Uncle Milton Moon In My Room
4. OWI 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot
5. Elenco Snap Circuits SC-300
6. Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden
7. My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope
8. Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only
9. Snap Circuits Light
10. 4M Crystal Mining Kit

1. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100

Ages: 8-15


Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Kit

The first item on the list of the top 10 science toys for kids this year is a long-term favorite – Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100.

There is something supremely awesome about youngsters with a passion for science! Some kids are more interested in the screens of their IPads – which is fine, in moderation. But Snap Circuit Jr. sets offer kiddos a new way of learning through hands-on experiments. Features 100 projects with 30 snap-together sections!

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Snap circuits Jr. SC-100

$7.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Mar-9-2015 12:16:16 PDT
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Snap Circuits Jr. by Elenco Build Over 100 Exciting Projects New In

$32.50
End Date: Saturday Mar-14-2015 5:19:36 PDT
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Elenco SC100 Snap Circuits® Jr. 100-in-1

$29.66
End Date: Friday Apr-3-2015 2:13:02 PDT
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2. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Ages: 4-8


POOF-Slinky – Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit comes in next among the best science toys 2014-2015.

I always say that exploration is the key to intellect, because a thirst for knowledge is what makes every day interesting. For youngsters ages 4 and up, mind-blowing science includes hands-on, DIY projects where they can create and use their imaginations to make color-changing volcanoes, test-tube sunsets, and rocky crystals.

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Scientific Explorer 0SA221 My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

$53.16
End Date: Friday Apr-3-2015 4:13:59 PDT
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Scientific Explorer 0SA221 My First Mind Blowing Science Kit OOO

$20.49
End Date: Wednesday Apr-1-2015 2:34:08 PDT
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Scientific Explorer 0SA221 My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

$20.35
End Date: Monday Mar-30-2015 8:00:40 PDT
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3. Uncle Milton Moon In My Room

Ages: 6 and up


Uncle Milton Moon In My Room

At #3 on the list – Uncle Milton Moon In My Room.

The moon is amazing! Unfortunately, not everyone around the world can view it ALL THE TIME. Dubbed the Moon In My Room, this lunar beauty features 3D details that bring the moon to you. Not simply for kiddos, each moon goes through the 12 phases while hanging on your wall.

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Moon In My Room: Uncle Milton Night Light Lunar Lamp Phases w/ Remote Control

$11.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Mar-11-2015 17:43:35 PDT
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Uncle Milton Moon in My Room Display!

$3.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Mar-11-2015 16:07:04 PDT
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Uncle Milton Moon In My Room, New, Free Shipping

$34.97
End Date: Saturday Mar-14-2015 15:51:45 PDT
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4. OWI 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Ages: 8-15


OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot

Making it to the fourth position among the ten best kids’ science toys this year is the OWI 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot.

Original to the world of young science – this set is the ultimate buildable for little scientists-to-be. There are two levels of robotic building opportunities here, each one solar-powered to save energy while making creations move. They are engaging, transformative, and each of the 14 options takes mere hours to build.

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OWI-MSK615 ROBOT KITS 14 in 1 Solar Robot Kit --ITEM NOT AVAILABLE TILL DEC 31

$65.00
End Date: Friday Apr-3-2015 7:27:17 PDT
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OWI-MSK615 ROBOT KITS 14 in 1 Solar Robot Kit - New

$32.10 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Mar-10-2015 19:00:04 PDT
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OWI MSK615 14 in 1 Educational Solar Robot Kit

$29.13
End Date: Thursday Apr-2-2015 13:37:30 PDT
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5. Elenco Snap Circuits SC-300

Ages: 8-15


Elenco Snap Circuits SC-300 Physics Kit

A bit more elaborate than the #1 item on this list, but generally the same idea. :) Elenco Snap Circuits SC-300 comes in at #5.

Another awesome Snap Circuits Set – only much bigger! This award-winning plaything is a science wonder for kiddos who love building, imagining, and creating. There are over 300 projects to piece together with an array of colorful snaps. Kids can make working radios, doorbells, burglar alarms, and tons more cool experiments.

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Elenco Electronic Snap circuits SC-300 Educational Science Projects Kit COMPLETE

$39.99
End Date: Friday Apr-3-2015 12:10:31 PDT
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New Electronic Snap Circuits Model SC-300 Elenco Educational Science Set

$44.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Mar-10-2015 21:13:24 PDT
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Electronic Snap Circuits SC-300 Kit Elenco Complete with Extra Pieces

$29.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-1-2015 20:53:27 PDT
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6. Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

Ages: 4-14


Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

Next on the list – Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden.

The Butterfly Garden is a personal favorite because I have nurtured the caterpillars into butterflies many, many times. The collapsible habitat is reusable, and all that is required are the caterpillars that you can get with a convenient mail-in order. They eat, grow, transform, and fly free. What beautiful science!

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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

$25.99
End Date: Friday Apr-3-2015 14:25:43 PDT
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Live Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore New (no box) includes postcard live larvae

$7.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Mar-8-2015 13:45:31 PDT
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Live Butterfly Garden Insect Lore Educational Science Toy Kits Biology Habitat

$24.99
End Date: Monday Mar-30-2015 15:07:56 PDT
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7. My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

Ages: 9-18


My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

At #7 among the best science toys this year is My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope.

Yes, I was the curious child who would ask my parents to put their blood on slides so I could see the microscopic creatures inside. And those extensive experiments were conducted with this – an awesome, classic microscope featuring real working everything. There are 50 accessories and 3 levels of magnification.

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My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - Model MFL-06 Excellent Condition

$45.00
End Date: Wednesday Mar-11-2015 11:22:36 PDT
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MY FIRST LAB DUO-SCOPE MICROSCOPE MFL-06 4X 10X 40X

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Mar-10-2015 18:56:17 PDT
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My First Lab Duo-Scope Kids Microscope with slides - MFL-06 with manual - EUC

$20.00 (0 Bids)
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8. Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only

Ages: 6-10


POOF-Slinky – Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit

Another among the best children’s science toys in 2014 and into 2015 – from Scientific Explorer – Magic Science for Wizards Only.

Magic is based in science, and every magician is someone with a divine interest in natural wonders – plus, they all developed their craft on sets like these. There are test tubes for magical labs with color-changing potions, dancing powers, and bubbling brews. Perfect for kiddos who want to impress friends!

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Scientific Explorer OSA247 Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Ki

$25.01
End Date: Friday Apr-3-2015 2:14:43 PDT
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NEW Scientific Explorer Magic Science For Wizards Only

$3.46 (4 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Mar-5-2015 17:11:13 PST
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Magic Kit Kids Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Educational

$10.00 (0 Bids)
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9. Snap Circuits Light

Ages: 8-15


Elenco Snap Circuits Lights Physics Kit

Another wonderful science toy from Elenco this year – Snap Circuits Light.

The third and final of my Snap Circuit recommendation – this set is a little different than the others, because there are neon, movable lights involved. Every snap and stick is luminous, and they pulse rhythmically, magically, awesomely to the beats of your youngster’s favorite tunes. Simply hook up MP3 players!

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Elenco SCL-175 Snap Circuits® LIGHT

$71.96
End Date: Thursday Apr-2-2015 14:19:25 PDT
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ELENCO SNAP CIRCUITS SCP-11 LED FUN LIGHT KIT-INCLUDES 11 PROJECTS AGES 8+

$22.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-2-2015 14:10:13 PDT
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Snap Circuits Light Kit Electricity Electronics Science Physics 175 Projects 8+

$93.22
End Date: Wednesday Apr-1-2015 19:45:05 PDT
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10. 4M Crystal Mining Kit

Ages: 5-11


4M Crystal Mining Kit

The final item on the list of the top 10 science toys 2014-2015 is 4M Crystal Mining Kit.

Caves and caverns are natural wonders that never cease to be fascinating because of their innate crystals and colorful gems. Now, kids can create their own without spelunking into deep, dark holes. This set includes 8 gemstones and beautiful crystals, embedded in easy-to-crack, plaster rocks. Perfect for those curious archeologists-to-be.

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4M Crystal Mining Kit - Kids Children Grandkids Homeschooling Science Learn

$17.89
End Date: Tuesday Mar-31-2015 11:21:36 PDT
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NEW 4M Crystal Mining Kit

$11.33
End Date: Friday Mar-20-2015 16:04:16 PDT
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4M Crystal Mining Kit

$17.99
End Date: Friday Mar-13-2015 19:02:31 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 09/18/14.
on 09/18/14.

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