Individual Science Kits


Each of these Science Kits contains full instructions, the science behind the experiment and lots of extension activities for even more fun. They also have nearly everything you need to do the main experiment. You just need to add a couple of everyday things like water, soda bottles or milk, depending on the kit.
Mind-blowing Milk
Mind-blowing Milk
NZ$ 8.00 each
This is the experiment Dr K. recommends for all first time scientists. Add the pack ingredients to a plate of milk and watch the psychedelic effect, enthrals pre-schoolers and adults alike. Test different type of milk for a Science Fair project. The kit contains enough resources for multiple experiments. Includes plastic pipettes and pipette practice ideas....
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Big Bubble Wand
Big Bubble Wand
NZ$ 8.00
Use your Big Bubble Wand for hours of fun making enormous bubbles. As well as a Big Bubble Wand the kit contains instructions and a recipe for the best bubble mixture ever. A year 5/6 class from Waikanae School helped me develop this recipe. There are also hints and tips to help you make giant bubbles and enough wetting agent to make 10 liters of bubble mixture. You just need to add 750 mL of good quality washing up liquid and 10 liters of water....
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Rocketry
Rocketry
NZ$ 8.00 each
This kit contains one rocket and enough dry fuel for 12 to 15 launches. Follow the instruction to launch your rocket over three meters into the air. Next test different dry to wet fuel ratios to get your most successful launch. STAND BACK - this is definitely an outside experiment!...
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Chromatography
Chromatography
NZ$ 8.00 each
This wonderful experiment has lots of extension activities and can be made into a great science fair project. It is easy to set up and takes about 20 minutes to ‘run’, while you watch in awe as the colours in the felt-tip pens move and separate before your eyes. Multiple pieces of special paper mean you can try lots of different chromatography experiments. Don’t just use the pens from the kit try the felt-tip pens and highlighters you have at home. The finished results make colourful bookmarks too. Colour of pens in the kit will vary....
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Sound Science
Sound Science
NZ$ 8.00 each
Two great sound experiments, The Screaming Cup and Buzzing Balloons. Brilliant for sound effects, especially at Halloween. Collect all your disposable paper cups (from coffees, soft drinks etc.) to make a whole screaming orchestra! These experiments are very noisy - you have been warned! Colours may vary....
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Vortex Experiments 1
Vortex Experiments 1
NZ$ 8.00 each
Find out the fastest way to empty a bottle of water and learn how to make a vortex. Use your knowledge and the connector in the kit to make your own tame tornado, just add two plastic drink bottles and water. Free plastic spider with each kit for added visual effect! Investigate other things in the vortex, try any small plastic toy you can fit in the neck of the bottle. Find out which spins the best. Use smaller bottles for smaller children and bigger bottles for a workout! Excellent resource for a science table. Connector colour may vary....
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Vortex Experiment Two
Vortex Experiment Two
NZ$ 8.00 each
This beautiful experiment contains a sample of gold rheoscopic fluid. Once made up the non-toxic, rheoscopic fluid is remarkable lovely as it shows the molecular motion of water inside the bottles. The kit not only talks about vortexes but also contains experiments and information about convection currents. You need to add water and two plastic drink bottle of the same size. Use smaller bottles for smaller children. Connector colour may vary....
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Blue Goo Polymer
Blue Goo Polymer
NZ$ 8.00 each
Change the physical characteristics of an ordinary substance (glue) and make them extraordinary. In this experiment you use chemistry to change the glue into a handful of Blue Goo with unique properties. Go on to test the unusual properties of your Blue Goo. Then try cramming your Blue Goo into the container and listen to the results – you’ve created a fart noise maker!...
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Energy Beads
Energy Beads
NZ$ 8.00 each
With 10 UV sensitive beads in this kit you can test sun-block creams, sunglasses and summer clothing for their UV protecting ability. Great resource to bring SunSmart activities to life. The beads go from white to coloured in the presence of UV radiation (the part of the sun’s rays that burn our skin). They then go back to white again when the UV radiation is removed so they can be used over and over again. Put on your SunSmart 'thinking' hat and come up with a Science Fair question you can test. The kit introduces the idea of controlled experiments....
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Disappearing Ink
Disappearing Ink
NZ$ 8.00 each
Blue ‘ink’ that disappears before your eyes. Little kids love to watch their drawings disappear. For older kids the pack contains information on how to make your own "Mission Impossible" message – ‘this message will self-destruct in 5 seconds...’ The science behind this amazing effect is acid base chemistry....
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Air on the Move
Air on the Move
NZ$ 8.00 each
These experiments demonstrate Bernoulli’s Principle, that’s the physics principle that keeps aeroplanes in the sky. Amaze your friends by blowing up a 240 cm long balloon with one breath! The kit also contains several paper experiments so is great for classroom teaching too. Each kit has one giant balloon in red, yellow or green: Specify colour on ordering or take pot luck....
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Make your own Slime
Make your own Slime
NZ$ 8.00 each
Make your slime and eat it - IF YOU DARE! Makes a fantastic "Fear Factor" challenge for group events or parties. For a Science Fair or in the classroom combine Science with Maths. Use the ratio of water to slime powder (not cornflour) to make up different consistencies of slime, from almost solid to runs through your fingers. The water and slime powder need to be heated to make the slime so adult supervision is essential with this experiment....
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Cartesian Diver - The Battery-less Video Game
Cartesian Diver - The Battery-less Video Game
NZ$ 8.00 each
Use this ‘battery-less video’ game to improve you hand eye co-ordination as well as learning about science. The kit contains a diver and some treasure, with instructions so you can set them up in a bottle of water. Once the bottle is set up correctly you can send your diver down to rescue the treasure. The science behind this neat toy is compressible and non-compressible fluids. Use this cool gadget as a science fair project, try devising an experiment to test the question ‘do people get better with practice?’ Note - small children or those with limited arm strength find it hard to squeeze the bottle with enough force to make the diver dive....
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Can you believe your eyes?
Can you believe your eyes?
NZ$ 8.00 each
Discover more about how your eyes work with this kit. Find your blind spot, see a range of different coloured ghost fish and see a hole in your own hand! This is human physiology where you are the guinea pig....
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Make a Catapult
Make a Catapult
NZ$ 8.00 each
Make your own pompom launching catapult. Test where the best position for the launching cup is on your new catapult. Then go on to test your skills, can you get a bull’s-eye? Challenge friends to a shooting competition or even use it to lay siege to a toy castle! Use this neat gadget for a science fair project. Devise an experiment to test the question ‘do people get better with practice?’...
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Ice-cream Without a Freezer
Ice-cream Without a Freezer
NZ$ 8.00 each
Perform a Fair Test to investigate freezing point depression (not as scary as it sounds) and find out how to make ice-cream without a freezer! To perform the fair test you will need access to a freezer. The other experiment and making your own ice cream can be done using a bag of party ice from the shops. You do need to supply the ice cream ingredients, that way you can choose the flavour. Once you have the science knowledge you can take enough ingredients down to the beach or the park and make ice cream al fresco....
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Lolly Science
Lolly Science
NZ$ 8.00 each
Challenge your expectations. What do you think will happen when you put a sugar coated lolly in a dish of water? Find out while learning about making hypothesises (scientific guesses). This experiment gives wonderful colour photos so is sure to be a WOW as a Science Fair Poster....
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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.