More Gift Ideas from the North Star Science Store
By Nathan Young
We're back with even more great gift ideas from the North Star Science Store in the Fleet Science Center. We have items for builders, makers, astronomy enthusiasts or any person of any age with a love of learning.
Planet Plates and Bowls
Any meal can be an interplanetary odyssey with this amazing set of dishware featuring the plantes of our solar system. Each set of eight Planet Plates and Bowls features original watercolor portraits of our eight planetary neighbors. They are sturdy enough for the kids' table and worldly enough to travel in grown-up circles. Sorry in advance though, because Pluto didn't make the cut. (Ouch!)
Big Ball of Whacks
The Big Ball of Whacks is 30-sided rhombic triacontahedron (say that three times real fast) made of 36 specially shaped magnetic pyramids. The peices can all fit together in an endless variety of geometric shapes. Stimulate your brain with all the quirky structures you can make!
Bath Bomb Factory
The Bath Bomb Factory let's the young chemist in your life get creative with scented and colored bath bombs. It's perfect for ages 8 and above and comes with a learning guide for educational activities. It's the perfect combination of crafty and science!
Airzooka® is the "fun gun" that blows a harmless ball of air towards any object or person! Airzooka operates simply by pulling and releasing a built-in elastic air launcher. Mess up a person's hair, ruffle their shirt or scatter office papers from a distance. And here' the best part: because it shoots air, you'll never run out of ammo!
Come visit the North Star Science Store attached to the Fleet Science Center to find these items and many other wonderful gift ideas for the holidays. The store will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning Friday, December 23, through Sunday, January 1, the North Star Science Store will be open until 6 p.m. daily.