Check out our great range of science toys. Science can be fun, and we can prove it! Our selection of science toys and demonstrations will educate and amuse. Build your own working science models of science toys from scientific history.
The ever-popular Drinking Bird is perhaps our most famous science toy. This unusual science toy demonstrates a whole range of physical laws, including the combined gas law, the ideal gas law, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, the heat of vaporisation, torque, centre of mass and capillary action. The unique drinking action and quirky looks means that the Drinking Bird Science Toy has gained fame with appearances on the Simpsons and in the Alien films.
The Crookes Radiometer is an amazing spinning science toy that's powered purely by light. Black and white vanes within a vacuum absorb light at different rates, causing the vanes to turn on their spindle.
Science Toys powered by heat come in all shapes and sizes. For example, our Stirling Engines are available as beautiful, shiny, flame-powered models and also as build-yourself kits in both plastic and amazingly: cardboard! Our Low Temperature Stirling Engines can be powered for up to 20 minutes on nothing more than a hot cup of tea. Entertaining to build and watch, these science toys make great gifts for science buffs.
They do it with mirrors! The Hologram Chamber is a very simple science toy that superbly demonstrates how reflections can create optical illusions. The curved mirrors within the chamber makes the object within appear to float in mid-air!
The Rattleback is a simple yet intriguing science toy which appears to defy the laws of physics! This science toy's very specific shape which means that it will spin in one direction only. When spun in the non-preferred direction, the Rattleback's spin will slow and it will begin to rock from end to end. This rocking motion is then transferred into spin going in the preferred direction. In short, spin it the wrong way, and it will stop and spin the other way!
These are just a few of our most popular Science Toys. Browse through the Science Toys category to see what other scientific wonders we have to offer.