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Archive for November, 2013
Glow Crazy has been a nifty product we’ve carried for several years. It is a simple concept where kids can paint with light on a glowing canvas that fades over time. The Glow Crazy Distance Doodler and the Doodle Dome have been popular products in this line. Now another entry has come into the product line – the Glow Crazy Pattern Painter
Goldie Blox is the Engineering/Inventor toy aimed at girls – not just with pink colors on the box but by using methods that girls actually use in play. It has come onto the market with a splash and they have added the new Goldie Blox and the Parade Float to the series.
To promote the new products Goldie Blox has produced a video wherin several resourceful girls make their own massive Rube Goldberg device, many of the pieces involve parts from Goldie Blox kits.
And, yeah, they set it to a re-written version of the Beastie Boy’s “Girls”.
This….this isn’t going to be the most exciting of posts we make. But we do need to keep up proper mention of our industrial product listings as while these products may not be sexy, they are necessary! In this case we are going to discuss a new labware addition: Vials (and caps).
We have added Pacifc Vial’s line of Amber glass vials to our product listings. These are purchased in bulk, and they come without caps so that you can choose what design of cap you want to have with your vials.
Comet ISON is coming, and still seems to be intact. There are still fears that it may break up on its close orbit around the sun but for now it is visible in the predawn sky, allegedly with binoculars. Your viewing experience may vary.
To better visualize Comet ISON or to create a nifty school project NASA has made available a paper model that you can construct that shows the orbit with dates of Comet ISON.
A simple box showing the sun and the orbits of Mercury, Venus and the Earth along with an insert that shows the location of the comet on any particular day. The downloadable PDF also has helpful information about the comet beyond just the model and includes assembly instructions. You will need heavy cardstock paper to make a structurally sound paper model along with a color printer. PDF’s, of course, require a copy of Abobe Reader. But you knew that!
We recently added the Boogie Board, a LCD pad for drawing and writing.
The Boogie Board is an update of the classic ‘Magic Slate’ toy from the 50’s. Here you can use the stylus or even your own finger to draw on the screen. You can make lists, do math, draw pictures, and when you are done just push the button at the top of the Boogie Board and in a flash it wipes the screen clean! The Boogie Board can be wiped clean over 50,000 times on its included battery.
The My First lab Duo-Scope has been a staple in our microscope offerings for ages, and recently My First Labs have added an upgraded version that centers around the world of Forensics. Its the Whodunnit Duo-Scope.
Using the same body and optics as the original Duo-Scope the Whodunnit takes things a step further by adding LED based Ultraviolet lighting to both the top-down and bottom-up. This allows samples viewed in either the inspection mode or the compound mode to be seen under UV lighting. In forensics, many compounds are used that react with crime scene elements so they glow under UV light. Kids using the Whodunnit microscope can see this in action.