“Disgusting” Science Stuff
Being a homeschooler, I can’t help including these science type items They are fun and educational! At this age, many boys like to investigate things that others may find off putting. This may be bugs, dissecting specimens, or experimenting with different types of “goop”. Science kits or games that target this area are likely to be a success. Ant Farms and bug catchers are also tried and true favorites. Many 9 and 10 yo boys are also intrigued with contraptions and how things work.
Not all boys will appreciate these but if Dad, Grandpa, an older brother, or family friend works on these with the reluctant scientist, he may just develop a love for science or engineering.
Air + Water Power Kit
Investigate pneumatic hydraulic engines
Learn about water and air pressure while having fun building these 15 models – cars, helicopter, bike, tank, forklift, and many more. Race your friends outdoors with the water jet propelled car.
Includes 165 building pieces and a 48 page color instruction book.
see some of the models in action
More Science and Construction Kits
have fun building models and learning about science
My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope
With this cool microscope, you can observe both slides and solid items, such as bugs, seeds, and coins because the stage can be back-lit or top-lit. It comes with a 50 piece accessory kit, including four prepared slides, five plain slides, plastic petri dish, plastic test tube, two bottles of stain, instruction manual, and more. It features 10x eyepiece, 4x, 10x, 40x objectives, 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification.
Prepared Slides to Use with a Microscope
Disgusting and Gross Science
favorite adjectives for boys
Learn some disgusting facts about the human body and prepare to be “grossed out” by body parts and by-products or scare your friends with some awesome special effects such as oozing blisters or fake blood or impress them with some awesome magic science tricks.
Smithsonian Diggin’ Up Dinosaurs T-Rex
unearth your own T-Rex skeleton
Be a paleontologist and conduct your own dig to unearth (plastic) T-Rex bones buried in a sand block using the included tools (marsh pick, brush, and goggles). Once the bones are excavated, you can assemble your dinosaur skeleton.
Two Potato Clock
Potato Powered Clock
All right! Now you get to play with your food and do a bit science too. Power a digital clock using two potatoes and no batteries. Why don’t you try an experiment to see which lasts longer – potatoes, apples, lemons, tomatoes, cucumbers etc. Do the vegetables have to be the same or can you use two different types?
Snap Circuits SC-300
build over 300 electronic projects
This very popular electronics kit contains 60 color-coded circuit components, allowing you to have fun as you work through the projects in the instruction book, which start easy and get more difficult. Learn about integrated circuits, digital circuits, switches, and fuses as you make fun projects such as a lie detector, an AM radio, a touch lamp, a water-detection alarm, and many more. The pieces just snap together with no need for any soldering.