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.

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!

November 24, 2008

Flash 10!

We use Flash extensively at GalaxyGoo.


September 16, 2007

Tasty Palette


April 17, 2007

Kill A Watt

This is pretty cool! With this meter, you can monitor how much power your appliances use. This would be great for doing an experiment testing different lightbulbs, comparing a regular applience with an "energy star" version, and more.
Kill A Wat Electricity Usage Monitor - connect appliances to the Kill A Wattâ„¢, and it will assess how efficient they really are.

December 02, 2006

Shape Scapes Sculpture Set

Shape Scapes Sculpture Seticon pieces have curvey shapes. Not your average construction set. While supposedly a kid's toy, it's also a nice desk toy.


Staple-Less Stapler

Cool little stocking-stuffer: Staple-Less Staplericon


Robot Lamps

These Robot Lampsicon are great! It's very cool that they've designed a version in "girly" colors too. It's sad that so many girls don't get to have robot toys, just because they don't come in pink. Well, now they can!


Recycled Glass Tumblers and Platters

Glass is an amazing substance. Even though it seems like a solid, glass is really a liquid! It's also very well suited for recycling. These beautiful bottle plattersicon and fish tumblersicon are made from recycled bottles. Cool beans!

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Pop Art Plates

These Pop Art Platesicon make me think "Abstract Art meets Biology". The colors are vibrant, and the patterns look wonderfully organic. Just beautiful!

Gift Certificates!

Gift certificates are great! Especially as gifts for kids' teachers!

Science & Tech:
Edmund Scientifics Gift Certificates

For the kitchen:
Sur La Table Gift Certificates
The Perfect Gift - A CHEFS Catalog Gift Card

Peet's Coffee & Tea

Leaps & Bounds Gift Certificates

November 28, 2006

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.

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.


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.


November 11, 2006

Nebula Plasma Ball

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

November 01, 2006

Periodic Table Shower Curtain!

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


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.


Giant Plush Microbes!

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


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

October 14, 2006

Kitchen Science & Cookbooks

Two great books for any foody, especially the scientifically inclined foody:

einsteinCook.JPG What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained Written by Chemistry professor (and food columnist) Robert L. Wolke.

cookwise.JPG CookWise If you're a fan of Alton Brown, you've seen Shirley O. Corriher answering those tricky food science questions. Her cookbook is a must have!

September 26, 2006

Coffee Cards

I love Peet's coffee, and I just had to order a test out the affiliate system. I'm loving the coffee! There's a Peet's over the hill from me, so paying for shipping is wasteful. But I still want to benefit GalaxyGoo. Happily, Peet's has a Card program, so I can just buy a reloadable card and benefit GalaxyGoo with my local purchase.

Are you lucky enough to have a Peet's nearby? Order, or reload, your own Peet's card through our affiliate link:

Peet's Coffee & Tea

September 06, 2006

Lava Lamps

I love my lava lamp! I can't imagine my office without it. This updated version has a metallic sheen to them, with the original hypnotic-organic-blobby movement.


August 17, 2006

Peet's Coffee!

Ahhh, Peet's coffee. yum!

Many say that Peet's is the best coffee in San Francisco, and now you can get some for yourself and support the educational projects at GalaxyGoo at the same time. GalaxyGoo has been approved as an affiliate of Peet's :-)

They have fair trade blends, so you have even more to feel good about while you caffinate.

Peet's Coffee & Tea

August 14, 2006

Spice Up your Kitchen with Chemistry


Add a little culinary alchemy to your kitchen with this fun rack of spice-filled test tubes. Enter 171008 into the Dean & DeLuca site search to find the rack. The large rack, with 40 tubes is item number 171009.