Learning about science shouldn’t be confined to the classroom. Bring the lab home this holiday season with these fun and fascinating gifts for kids.
1. Microscopes and Slides
Introduce your child to the wonderful world of microbiology with a microscope kit.
- My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope
- AmScope Prepared Biology Microscope Slides
- Celestron Kids Microscope Kits
Kids can grow bacteria from the air and household surfaces on petri dishes with the tools in this kit.
Help your kids grow bacteria and fungi, test antibiotics, use yeast to inflate balloons and more with this kit featuring everyone’s favorite teacher, Ms. Frizzle.
This kit includes everything kids need to grow microorganism colonies and count populations.
The fun and informative projects in this kit will teach your kids about cells, DNA, genes, chromosomes and messenger RNA.
Science education starts early with these wooden building blocks containing the entire periodic table.
This basic lab set introduces kids as young as four to science.
This chemistry set includes everything your little scientist needs to conduct 32 experiments including making a homemade fire extinguisher, crystals and foam.
What kid doesn’t love slime? This kit shows them how to make their own slime while learning about chemistry.
This book will teach your kids about physics while putting your junk drawer contents to good use.
If your kids enjoy puzzles, this 28-piece floor puzzle and learning guide is a fun way to teach them about the human body.
12. Barn Owl Pellets
Dissecting owl pellets can be an intriguing experience for kids of all ages. Just make sure your scientist-in-training isn’t too squeamish.
National Geographic Kids magazine monthly subscriptions are available in print and for tablets. Videos, games and more can be found on their website for everyday learning.
Lab experiments are great, but don’t forget to encourage your kids to go outside. This backpack is filled with tools to help your kids explore the great outdoors.
Looking for more gift ideas? These websites have tons of STEM gifts for every age group:
We know adults love science gifts, too. Our 50 Awesome Holiday Gift ideas for Microbiologists and DIY Holiday Gifts for Microbiologists posts can help you find or make the perfect gift for your loved ones.