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November 28, 2006

Bead Snowflakes Kit

Planets in a Pouch

Crystal Formation Domes

This is a really cool alternative to a snow globe. The crystals continually dissolve and reform, and you can direct their growth by positioning it upside-down, sideways, and more.

Kaleidoscope Kit

We're very fond of kaleidoscopes, of all kinds, here at GalaxyGoo. With this kit, you can build your own tangible kaleidoscope. Cool!

November 26, 2006

New Designs: fossils on dark shirts

We've added new designs, and long-sleeved shirts, to our CafePress shop. My favorite is the blue deinonychus fossils on brown for women, and on navy for men.
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November 22, 2006

Hot Sauce Kit

In college, I lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While there, I learned to appreciate a fine hot sauce...and the difference between red and green chili. I also learned that I prefer flavor intensity over hotness. That's probably why this Build your own Hot Sauce kit caught my attention.

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November 12, 2006

Multi-Colored Glass Galileo Thermometer

Galileo discovered that as temperatures vary, a liquid's density also varies. The colored spheres in this column of clear liquid change positions with fluctuations in temperature. Much more interesting than your average thermometer.

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November 11, 2006

Hand Boilers

Hand Boilers are looped and twisted glass sculptures containing a colored liquid that will "boil" as heat is transferred from your bare hand. Very cool!
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Nebula Plasma Ball

Nebula Plasma Ball - Creates an amazing light show - and responds to touch on the glass sphere.
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Window Mosaics

The cool thing about these window mosaic kits is that you're not limited to the template they give you. You can reuse the tiles over and over again, creating your own designs.

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Logic Links

Logic Links are great sequencing puzzles, and they come with colored chips to help visually organize thinking.
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Mastermind

When I was a kid, I just couldn't get enough of Mastermind. I never got tired of it. The combination of logic and guessing was too much for me to resist.
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One Night in the Coral Sea

Robin Brickman steals the show with her illustrations of One Night in the Coral Sea. She creates intricate textures and forms with paper cutting, paint, and glue. Just stunning!
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Tufte and Visualization

Edward Tufte is famous for his self-published books on visual communication and information design.
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His titles include

Envisioning Information from Amazon

Math-terpieces!

Math-terpieces, by Greg Tang, combines Art and Math in charming rhymes and puzzles. How could I not love it!? The puzzles are based around some of my favorite modern art pieces including April Showers (by Renoir) and The Starry Night (by van Gogh).
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If you're looking gifts for a grade-shooler, you could get a few of Mr Tang's math-picture books. They're all fantastic!

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November 08, 2006

A Remainder Of One

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A Remainder Of One, by Elinor Pinczes and Bonnie Mackain. This is a really fun little book, and painlessly teaches about remainders. How can you loose when you combine cute marching bugs and math?!

November 01, 2006

Periodic Table Shower Curtain!

It's elemental...a shower curtain with the periodic table of elements!

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Circuitboard Coasters

Cool coasters made from circuit boards! You don't have to be a geek to appreciate the beautiful patterns on a circuit board.

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Giant Plush Microbes!

Phyllis pointed out these ultra-geeky plush toys. Who could resist them?

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To keep away the real bugs, be sure to wash your hands frequently. ThinkGeek has a fun soap dispenser too!
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