Christmas Gifts for Budding Scientists

I have often lamented the state of science education for children.

So, for the Christmas 2011 season, I am going to provide some suggestions for Christmas gifts for the budding scientist in your family.

While not a directly educational toy, it does show the principle of compressing gas and it is fun. It will get the kids outside (and I don’t mean just boys).  This one gets a thumbs-up from me.

5 thoughts on “Christmas Gifts for Budding Scientists

  1. My two oldest sons are 10 and 6. Both — but especially the youngest — have a mad scientist streak.

  2. It is tough to find a weather station that a 6-year old will appreciate. For your older son, there is a weather station kit that will come up in tomorrow's blog postings.