- binoculars for observing the world around them.
- a dinosaur dig or crystal mining set.
- a butterfly net, bug catcher and magnifying glass for exploring the world of mini-beasts
- a worm or ant farm
- human body anatomy model. These show all the organs in the body and how they fit together. You can take all the organs out and look at their shapes and details and then try to fit all the pieces back in like a puzzle.
|A dinosaur dig kit|
|See magnetic fields with iron filings and magnets|
- a set of different types of magnets, preferably with some iron filings
- electronics or solar energy kits. You need to be careful with these to get something that suits the age and motor skills of your child, as they can often be very fiddly.
- a microscope. I don’t want to go into details because there are lots of choices. Younger scientists might be best with a digital USB microscope that can be connected to the computer for ease of viewing.
- a telescope. Again, you’ll have to do some research to be sure of what you want/need.