Finalists of the Science Toy Award 2018

After much deliberation from the jury during the Imperial Festival, the finalist toys of the Science Toy Award 2018 are:

    • Science Mad Chemistry Lab
    • Beaker Creatures
    • FunKey Times Tables

During the following months, the finalists toys will visit several primary schools around London where children will be able to play and have fun with them. They will vote their favourite and the one receiving more votes will be the winner.

Let’s the children decide!


Science Mad Chemistry Lab

A chemistry lab that any young scientist will adore. This kit contains the chemicals and equipment for 100 safety tested experiments, including growing crystals and observing different chemical reactions. Includes a detailed manual, 19 chemicals, tools, goggles and a spirit burner


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Beaker Creatures

After traveling through space from their tiny distant planets, they’ve landed on Earth in search of science adventures! Beaker Creatures is a new line of science-themed collectibles from Learning Resources that combines the thrill of collecting with hands-on science experiments that build skills and spark curiosity. There are 35 Beaker Creatures from 5 different families, including limited edition 24-carat creatures for children to discover, classify, and explore. Beaker Creatures is founded in real science, from the fizzing Reactor Pods t hat reveal the creatures to the classification cards that help children identify the species they have uncovered. The Beaker Creatures set also doubles as a working lab set, complete with included science experiments that encourage more hands-on learning. Each Beaker Creature also comes with facts and quizzes about real-world creatures and phenomena that sparks curiosity in the world around us.


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FunKey Times Tables

The FunKey Times Tables cards are a brand new way of doing multiplication, division and times tables. Work from the product backwards to understand the building blocks of each number. Spot patterns. Make links. Apply logic. Extrapolate. Replace rote repetition with creative mathematical thinking. And have fun, playing with number!
The cards comes with instructions for home and a raft of additional resources for teachers in schools.
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