How to Raise a Scientist – Gifts for the Most Curious Kids

If you are tired of giving your child cars for all the holidays and want to lure him with something new – let’s collect a set of a young scientist! Of course, these are ideas for older children who will be interested in dealing with the simplest electronics, stargazing and experimenting. But first things first.

MicroscopeWhat a fly’s wing consists of, a human eyelash, a speck of dust or grains of sugar – you can peep behind all this through a microscope . This device will be able to captivate, probably, any child, because it opens up some completely new, interesting world.

It is not at all necessary to choose professional research or laboratory microscopes for a child – a strong amateur model for home observation is quite enough to get acquainted with the microcosm. Note that manual focusing is coarser than accurate. Illumination, the number of lenses, tilt angle – all this also affects the comfort in the study.

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In most amateur models, the set already includes sets for experiments: cover slips, pipettes, spatulas, vials, scalpels, forceps, and a Petri dish. In some, even specimens for the first studies of the type of sea salt and resin.

Telescope

If the microcosm has already been studied up and down, it is time to open new horizons and explore the world that is around us, very far from us. We also recommend telescopes for beginners as experiences with children . They will help the young scientist to determine his hobbies, and you – to save the budget on the first trials. However, even with amateur and inexpensive telescopes, you can get a good look at lunar craters, shining Mars and discover many new constellations and nebulae.

And if you are very serious and want to find a telescope not only for children’s experiments, but also for your own hobby, we recommend that you first read the detailed guide on choosing telescopes . It will help you understand refractors and reflectors, focal lengths and lens diameters.

Quadcopter

No, we do not suggest buying a DJI Mavic for a child and then lamenting the lost money when a violent fidget crashes or loses a drone . However, if you are ready, and the cost of a top-end drone is nothing for you, then here is a cool model:

For the first experiments, there are also more budget options. Yes, they will not reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour, fly for half an hour and are not equipped with a good camera. These are simple models with a flight of up to 5-10 minutes, a short range and not very strong hull and blades. But it helps to practice management and get a lot of new impressions. It’s like a flying helicopter, only cooler, because with even the simplest drone, you can explore the surroundings or arrange air races.

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Electronic constructors

Lego and cars are good, and you invite your child to build his own combat robot, motorcycle, starship and robo-Tirex! Modern children – modern constructors .

They will introduce the child to the simplest programming, circuitry, design, and train fine motor skills (in most designers, from 35 to 80 parts). The child will be able to assemble everything himself, and as a result he will receive not just a toy, but a real controlled robot, an interactive model of the solar system, an electronic matryoshka and much more.