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:

 

A BETTER RUBBER-POWERED MODEL AIRPLANE!
Instructions for how to make this plane are here http://clubmedia.eu/bamboo_poonker/--For many years my 6th grade students made great-flying model airplanes; and that video has been very popular. But I get lots of e-mails from frustrated kids who do not have access to balsa or propellers. Now an expert from the Netherlands named Jan has filled the gap with a design that uses common materials and flies very well. More about Jan here.

 

WALKALONG GLIDER GATHERING
Michael Thompson, the great walkalong glider innovator and Phil Rossoni ,walkalong glider author, visited from Wisconsin and Boston.We joined Erik Herman in Ithaca for some teaching gigs. We also went to the Lock Haven Piper Museum and worked with kids at a summer camp. The video has some previews of upcoming projects.

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: 7/25/15