Keeping children interested in their education is a struggle that's faced parents for generations. While some children love going to school and have a genuine thirst for knowledge, others see learning as something they're forced to do when they'd rather be playing.
Science toys are a great way to stimulate children's natural curiosity, and to keep them entertained while learning about science and nature. In fact, with science toys, children can have so much fun, they may not even realize they're learning something new.
This addictive toy has been a favorite of bored executives for many years. Gently raising then releasing one of the end pendulums will cause energy to travel through the three static centre pendulums, before pushing the final pendulum outwards. When the final pendulum comes back, the process is repeated over and over, teaching children about the conservation of momentum and energy.
Dip the Drinking Bird's beak into a glass of water, and he'll carry on drinking for hours. A popular curiosity in the 60s and 70s, the Drinking Bird demonstrates a variety of physical laws including the combined gas law, the ideal gas law, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, the heat of vaporization, torque, center of mass and capillary action.