Top 10 Science Toys 2015-2016

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2015-2016 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 this year. 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 kids’ science toys for the Christmas holiday season of 2015 and into 2016, based on consumer popularity combined with above average ratings. The ten picks are organized into a list, and ranked from #1 to 10.

For shoppers: For each of the science toys for kids listed on this page, one or more trusted online resources are provided to purchase it online. Merchants are hand-reviewed for low pricing, product availability and trusted reputation for safe and secure shopping. Consumer review links are also provided for each toy, where possible.

What’s Here:

1. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Kit
3. OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot
4. Uncle Milton Star Theatre Pro
5. Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden
6. Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science
7. LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (31313)
8. Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science
9. Snap Circuits Light Electronics Kit
10. HEXBUG Nano

1. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Ages: 4 and up

List Price: $22.00
Current Price: $9.05
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is a returning favorite, and for 2015-2016 is the #1 pick among the top ten science toys.

Little scientists, creative minds, and brilliant imaginations often grow into helpful inventors, deep thinkers, and intelligent, well-rounded human beings. This science set nurtures young brains, helping mold their interests into lifelong passions. Kids can, with adult supervision, recreate over 20 projects, forming their own hypotheses and experimenting to develop outcomes.

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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

$19.95
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, NEW with FREE shipping!

$4.99 (0 Bids)
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POOF-Slinky Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, 11-Activities

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2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Kit

Ages: 8 and up

List Price: $34.99
Current Price: $34.99
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Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Kit makes it to second place among the best science toys for kids this year.

Science is awesome, for sure, especially when science-minded kiddos get a chance to take part in learning and exploring through experiments and projects. There are over 30 snap-together circuits here. This means kids, and those kids at heart, can make over 100 challenging projects, each one a creative hands-on experience.

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Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit Standard Packaging

$26.42
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Snap Circuits Jr Scientist Kit Experiment Lab Projects Complete Engineering LotC

$29.99
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Snap Circuits Jr. Educate,Children,Create,Sound,Experiment,Challenge,Science,Toy

$32.95
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3. OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot

Ages: 8 – 15

List Price: $38.99
Current Price: $24.08
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Next on the list is OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot.

Sure, robots are too cool anyway, but solar-powered robots reign supreme. This educational model can be transfigured into 14 unique modes, including robots with wheels, robots with intelligent facial expressions (think Wall-E), and robots that resemble animals. Science-minded tykes start at beginner building levels, but quickly progress to advanced models.

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NEW OWI 14-In-1 Educational Solar Robot Kit OWI-MSK615 NIB

$22.79
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Robotikits 14 in 1 solar robot building kit OWI-MSK615

$14.99 (0 Bids)
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robotikits owi-msk615 14 in 1 solar robot building kit

$24.99
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4. Uncle Milton Star Theatre Pro

Ages: 6 – 15

List Price: $149.99
Current Price: $210.00
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Making it to 4th among the best kids’ science toys for 2015 and into 2016 is Uncle Milton Star Theatre Pro.

I love, love, love Uncle Milton astronomy toys.

I, personally, have the moon, and it has gotten me through heaps of insomnia-fueled nights just because of how mesmerizing and soothing the phases are.

The Star Theatre Pro projects over 10,000 stars, and entire galaxies, on your walls.

Includes Planetarium soundtrack!

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5. Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

Ages: 4 and up

List Price: $19.99
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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden is a wonderful returning favorite among children’s science toys.

Butterflies are beautiful – a fact we can all agree on. The Live Butterfly Garden comes equipped with a collapsible, reusable habitat that allows onlookers to cultivate their own caterpillars, watching them cocoon and transform into Monarch beauties. You can then release them into nature. Includes mail-in voucher for five caterpillars.

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Original Butterfly Garden Insect Lore Live Family Fun Learn Toddlers Gift New

$20.74
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NEW Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

$21.68
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Insect Lore Butterfly Bug Garden Live Educational Learn Science Toy Kit Learning

$21.97
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6. Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science

Ages: 8 and up

List Price: $39.99
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Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science comes in at #6 on the list this year.

Fascinating on astronomical scales, the Big Bag of Science is a big deal for science-loving kiddos. While the bag might seem lacking on first impressions, there are over 70 challenging, fascinating projects within. Kids will learn about polymers, super absorbents, causes and effects, and lots more with DIY science experiments.

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Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science , New, Free Shipping

$41.17
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Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science

$41.02
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Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science Education Kids Toy Boys Girls Fun Party Happy

$56.95
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7. LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (31313)

Ages: 8 and up

List Price: $349.99
Current Price: $299.99
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A multiple-time favorite among science toys is one from LEGO – Mindstorms EV3.

Robots are what science is all about right now. Mindstorms is a creative spin on these mechanical must-haves from LEGO, which means you know it HAS to be awesome. There are three interactive modes, at least four models to build, and built-in intelligence chips that make EV3 a science dream.

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LEGO Mindstorms 31313 EV3 Brand-New In Box Sealed

$350.00
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*Set of 2* Lego NXT Mindstorms TOUCH Sensors EV3 *EXLT* 8527/8547/9843/31313 FLL

$17.99
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Lego EV3 Zamor Sphere Balls, Shooter & Magazine 31313/45544/54821/Mindstorms NXT

$17.99
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8. Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science

Ages: 8 and up

List Price: $22.00
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A fun new addition to the “best of” science toys for 2015 and into 2016 – Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science.

Science can be super-de-duper gross, but that is what, sometimes, makes it so appealing. The Disgusting Science Kit is liable to evoke fits of giggles, ews, and ahs, with creative, gross-out projects. Kids can create mimics of smelly intestines, snotty slime balls, and fake blood. Includes four mold-growing petri dishes.

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DISGUSTING GAGS AND PRANKS - EDUCATIONAL KIDS SCIENCE KIT SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER

$19.99
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Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit New Kids Play Christmas Gift Toy

$19.64
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Disgusting Science scientific explorer kit

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9. Snap Circuits Light Electronics Kit

Ages: 8 – 15

List Price: $79.99
Current Price: $49.99
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Snap Circuits Light arrives next on this year’s list.

One more time…SNAP CIRCUITS, for the win. These are a bit different though. Instead of snapping together to make unique sounds, these snap-together elements connect to each other, than connect to an MP3 player, singing voices, snapping fingers, or iPod. The neon lights and spinning connections dance in the dark.

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ELENCO ELECTRONICS 175 Light Electronic Snap Circuits Kit

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Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Discovery Kit Record Optical Echo Voice Light

$84.99
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Snap Circuits Light Electronics Discovery Kit By Elenco Model SCL-175 New Defect

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10. HEXBUG Nano

Ages: 3 – 15

List Price: $19.99
Current Price: $14.99
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The final item on the list of the top 10 science toys for kids 2015-2016 is HEXBUG Nano.

Nanos were once something you would see in a Sci-Fi movie. Or read about in a Science Fiction novel. Now, these little robots are everywhere. While these Nanos are a bit less intelligent than those that are taking over worlds in the aforementioned books, they CAN balance, zoom, and flip.

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HEXBUG Nano ,Colors May Vary several unique "series",cell battery AG13 (LR44)..

$9.51
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Hexbug Nano V2 Gravity Defying Robotic Creatures & Larva Lot Of 2 NEW

$16.99
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Hexbug Nano Lot w/ 2 Hexbugs, Fold Up Habitat, 35 Track Pieces & 62 Other Pieces

$39.99 (2 Bids)
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 09/13/15.

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