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. There are a few hard-to-find items for sale here and here, but all proceeds go directly to an education non-profit, the Physics Factory.

All science toys and projects:


I have been working on windup helicopter designs for a year: one that you make the propeller out of a 2-liter bottle that goes much higher than tall trees (above); and an easier kind for young kids. Find out more here.


Dr. Tim Swait is a UK aerospace and composite materials engineer as well as a passionate hang glider pilot. At events he uses sciencetoymaker.org walkalong gliders to interest young people because both walkalong and hang gliders levitate the same way. Now Tim wants to secure the future of the UK’s only hang gliding manufacturer. Check out his amazing video (embedded above) and check out walkalong gliders.


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: 4/24/17