Foster children’s interest in how things work with science kits and other fun scientific gifts.
- Coolthings – Everything from gadgets and gizmos to cool lighting accessories and brain bending puzzles. They accept all major credit cards and electronic funds transfer. Based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide and free gift wrapping. Their Cool Science Gifts include science kits but many of their other gifts and gadgets also get you thinking about how it works.
- PeeDee Toys is a Melbourne-based toy shop that delivesr Australia-wide and international, plus the option to pick up from their Tullamarine warehouse (shipping details here). They are a member of the Australian Toy Association and were one of the first online toy shops in Australia. See their Educational and Science categories.
- Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toys store with a huge range of stock from many of the major brands. Orders that are fully paid before 1PM Sydney time are dispatched from their Seven Hills warehouse on the same day. See their Science and Discovery section.
Science Party Ideas
- Have a Mad Scientist Party with lots of “Why is it so?” games and experiments.
- Have a biology “treasure hunt” in the garden with a bug-catcher for each child.
- Turn cooking or art activities into scientific experiments.