WELCOME TO SCIENCE TOY MAKER

Mysterious, Kinetic, Noisy, Do-It-Yourself Science Projects that Entice Scientific Investigation

You have found the non-commercial site for people who like to roll up their sleeves and make science toys and projects. You won't find slick, well-designed web pages here--more like the digital equivalent of a messy workshop. If you poke around, though, you'll find good stuff. Science toy maker is a resource for inspired kids, parents, teachers, teenagers, home schoolers, science fair participants and citizen scientists everywhere.

All science toys and projects:

 

HUMAN POWERED DRAGONFLY HELICOPTERS--NEW PROJECT!
These go higher than tall trees; no batteries. And you can send up gliders that are time-released. There are also web pages that explain the details.

 

THE LITTLE SHOP OF PHYSICS
I'm perplexted! The Little Shop of Physics YouTube Channel--originationg from inspired folks at Colorado State University--presents amazing science projects. They're so good that they should be getting millions of views, but they seem to be the best kept secret. Oh wait, I forgot: most popular videos are dumbed down with titillation and shallow content. . But surely there are more people who appreciate this kind of quality and fun. Here are some other favorite LSP videos: *baby plasma cutter*; *open house*; *graphite glow*. Thanks to Harini Subrahmanyam Fredrickson for the original idea of making a salad spinner into an electrical generator.

 

 

SCIENCE TOYS ARE INTERNATIONAL! Click here to see which countries people have visited from. Over 160 different countries so far. Since the time of the Renaissance enthusiastic science has crossed national borders.

Updated: 12/28/15