DK Publishing produces colorful, informative, and fun books. But they also produce nifty kits that are one part book, and one part science kit. An example of this was their recently released Alien Robots Kit and The Science Kit.
We’ll start with the Alien Robot Kit:
This kit has 50 parts to make 6 unique robots! The parts include 2 high-speed motors, 2 battery holders, 1 axle, 1 propeller, 2 rivets, 4 foam disks and 25 card parts. With this parts you can make such robots as the Communatron, the FilterTron, The ScuttleBot, the DrillaBot, the Spinnatron, and the Defendatron which can seen in cartoony glory on the back cover:
While kids build the robots, they actually learn about physics, mechanics, motion, friction, gears, and more!
Also available from DK is The Science Kit!
The Science Kit with included book has enough materials to do over 100 science experiments! Creata a race car, build a helicopter, make a glider, a lava lamp, and much more!
Both kits included the needed parts and have a 48 page booklet covering the science and experiments involved. Both kits are for ages 8+.