December 03, 2008


My kids completely fell in love with Pleo at the Maker Faire!

The AI in this sweet baby dinosaur toy is quite remarkable. After meeting the Pleo's at the Maker Faire, I had to repeatedly remind my daughter that we had a puppy at home. She promptly responded that a Pleo doesn't eat or poop, and so was much easier to take care of. The debate continues...


December 01, 2008

Indoor Boho Bacce Game

Looking for a timeless game? One that's safe to play indoors? Well, as long as you don't go crazy, this felt Bacce set should be harmless and help burn off a little energy while trapped indoors.

Green Science Experiments Kits

Recycle Simple Items into Science Projects

Snap-Together LaQ Building Set

Ok, don't tell my kids, but I'm getting these for them. To be honest, I can't wait to play with these neat construction toys myself.


November 30, 2008

They Glow!

These look really cool. Nice alternatives for night-time mood lighting. And they charge on sunlight, during the day!

I'm curious to see how the Glow Brick looks with low ambient light.

Not Your Mama's Monopoly

Here are some variations on the traditional Monopoly game. Collect carbon credits, instead of cash, when you play Earthopoly. Match free-market against monopolists in the Anti-Monopoly game.

November 29, 2008

Globe Puzzles

I love jigsaw puzzles, and these globe puzzles look like a nice challenge. The night sky puzzle globe glows in the dark.

Check out this solar system puzzle kit! By itself, it should be a lot of fun to puzzle together!

Super Scrabble!

Bigger board! More pieces! What more could a scrabble lover want?


November 24, 2008

Bloco Animals

This construction set is at the top of my kid's wish list. Looks like a lot of fun to put together over and over again.


Flash 10!

We use Flash extensively at GalaxyGoo.


October 05, 2007

Planet Earth

A visual odyssey that will change the way we see our planet, this remarkable book, companion to the acclaimed Discovery Channel/ BBC series, is an enduring and awe-inspiring record of one of the most ambitious natural history projects ever undertaken. Using the latest aerial surveillance, state-of-the-art cameras, and high definition technology, the creators of Planet Earth have assembled more than 400 stunning photographs from around the globe.

Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before Book (Hardcover)

PBS documentary on Skopes Monkey Trial

Tennessee biology teacher John Scopes was arrested in 1925 for teaching evolution in defiance of state law. His trial became an epic free speech debate that spiraled into an all-out duel between science and religion, with two of the century's greatest orators, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, as competing attorneys. MONKEY TRIAL explores the social fault line between scientific discoveries and the literal truth of the Bible.

American Experience: Monkey Trial DVD

September 17, 2007

Qwirkle Game

Qwirkle Game


A Real Miniature Car, Powered by Hydrogen Fuel!


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