Mini Science Kits


Sarah the Scientist has developed some new Mini Science Kits. These are currently being rolled out on the website. Keep a look out! These kits are $3.00 each or two for $5.00. All these Mini Kits give you the chance to think like a scientist. Make a hypothesis (a science guess) and test it. What did you find out? Happy Experimenting from Dr Sarah Kenworthy.
Fake Snow (8 g)
Fake Snow (8 g)
NZ$ 3.00
Put a pinch of this Fake Snow powder in the palm of your hand. Then add tap water and watch the Fake Snow powder fluff up to give you a handful of Fake Snow. One (8 grams) bag of Fake Snow powder makes about 3 cups of fluffy Fake Snow. Scientists call this polymer Sodium Polyacrylate. It is non-toxic and biodegradable....
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Fake Snow - Bulk (100 g)
Fake Snow - Bulk (100 g)
NZ$ 15.00
Put a pinch of this Fake Snow powder in your hand. Then add tap water and watch the Fake Snow powder fluff up to give you a handful of Fake Snow. This 100 g bag of Fake Snow powder makes about masses (about 18 liters)of fluffy Fake Snow. Scientists call this polymer Sodium Polyacrylate. It is non-toxic and biodegradable....
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Mini Invisible Marbles (approx. 80)
Mini Invisible Marbles (approx. 80)
NZ$ 3.00
When you put these amazing polymer beads in tap water they start to absorb the water. After about five hours they have absorbed SO MUCH water they are more water than plastic and so they appear invisible in the water. Amazing! There are approximately 80 beads per pack. Try growing them in water with food colouring in it, what do you think will happen? Start diameter 3 mm - end diameter 19 mm...
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Mini Invisible Marbles - Bulk (approx. 800)
Mini Invisible Marbles - Bulk (approx. 800)
NZ$ 12.00
When you put these amazing polymer beads in tap water they start to absorb the water. After about five hours they have absorbed SO MUCH water they are more water than plastic and so they appear invisible in the water. Amazing! There are approximately 80 per pack. Try growing them in water with food colouring, what do you think will happen?...
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Regular Invisible Marbles
Regular Invisible Marbles
NZ$ 3.00
When you put these amazing polymer beads in tap water they start to absorb the water. After about five hours they have absorbed SO MUCH water they are more water than plastic and so they appear invisible in the water. Amazing! There are 24 invisible marbles per pack PLUS 4 coloured marbles. Start diameter 4 mm - end diameter 25 mm...
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Giant Invisible Marbles
Giant Invisible Marbles
NZ$ 3.00
These Giant Invisible Marbles are made of the same super absorbent polymer the mini and regular Invisible Marbles are made out of, they are just SUPERSIZED! Starting at about 10 mm in diameter they grow to be a real handful....
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Multi-coloured Marbles
Multi-coloured Marbles
NZ$ 3.00
Put these mini multi-coloured marbles into water and wait for them to grow. Think like a scientist. What do you think will happen to the different colours and sizes? How can you make the marble shrink again? How long will it take? Can you change their colour?...
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Rainbow Window
Rainbow Window
NZ$ 3.00
Look through these tiny windows and you will see a world full of rainbow colours. These windows work wherever their is light, try them inside and outside. Inside you will see brilliant effects with different light bulbs. Outside, on a sunny day, everything will be wreathed in rainbow colours. Remember, NEVER look directly at the sun, you only have one pair of eyes and you want to keep them in tip top condition....
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Flip Top
Flip Top
NZ$ 3.00
Wow your friends and family with this amazing spinning top. Once you give it a good spin it will flip upside down and spin on its post! Amazing! Colour ways may vary from shown product....
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Floating Coins
Floating Coins
NZ$ 3.00
These are real Japanese one yen coins. They are worth about one New Zealand cent each. To Float them bend a paper clip into an L shape. Then use it to gently lower the coin onto the surface of the water. So how do you think this happens - remember scientist look closely and think about what they see. Try the same things with a New Zealand ten cent coin and it will never float. What do you think the difference is?...
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Glow in the Dark Bracelet
Glow in the Dark Bracelet
NZ$ 3.00
Charge this bracelet up with sunlight or artificial light. Then watch the light slowly escape as a green glow. You will see this best in the dark. You can recharge the bracelet with more light at anytime. Quantum physics has never looked so good....
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Grow your own Frog
Grow your own Frog
NZ$ 3.00
Fantastic plastic! Drop your Frog into a bowl of water and watch as it grows. How big will your frog grow overnight? These frogs absorb water to grow. How will you shrink your frog back down to its original size?...
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Mutant Frog
Mutant Frog
NZ$ 3.00
Sometimes something goes wrong with the Frogs as the metamorphose and they become MUTANTS. Dare you take on a mutant Frog?...
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Popping Candy
Popping Candy
NZ$ 3.00
This yummy treat explodes on your tongue! It's chemistry for your taste buds. So how does it do that? Buy this kit to find out. You get six 1 gram packets to experiment with....
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Snap Copter
Snap Copter
NZ$ 3.00
What these teeny weeny helicopters lack in size they make up for in SPEED. Hold them in your finger tips and just snap your fingers to see how fast they can fly! Learn to do tricks, flips and catches....
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Goldenrod Paper
Goldenrod Paper
NZ$ 3.00
This should really be called vampire paper! Buy a pack to find out why!...
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Pop-Ups
Pop-Ups
NZ$ 3.00
Store energy in these little tubes then release it and the tube leaps into the air. Scientist would call this a potential energy experiment....
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All measurements are approximate.  There is a little variability in product size.  The Lego brick and Lego man are just for sizing, they do not come with the products.

If you want larger quantities of any of the above products contact Dr K at info@sarahthescientist.co.nz to discuss discount and availability.  Please note that the availability of all these products may depend on my suppliers.

If you need help sourcing other equipment or chemicals please e-mail me at info@sarahthescientist.co.nz.  I may be able to help.  Not all my stock is listed here and I have gathered a long list of supplier over the years.