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Mysterious, Kinetic, Noisy, Do-It-Yourself Science Projects that Entice Scientific Investigation

You have found the non-commercial site for people who like to roll up their sleeves and make science toys and projects. You won't find slick, well-designed web pages here--more like the digital equivalent of a messy workshop. If you poke around, though, you'll find good stuff. Science toy maker is a resource for inspired kids, parents, teachers, teenagers, home schoolers, science fair participants and citizen scientists everywhere. There are a few hard-to-find items for sale here and here, but all proceeds go directly to an education non-profit, the Physics Factory.

All science toys and projects:

  fluid dynamics class


Walkalong Gliders in a University Fluid Dynamics Course! For several years Dr. Jérõme Noir has been reinforcing theory in his Fluid Dynamics course with hands-on activities, including walkalong gliders. He and his students at the ETH Zurich University Institut fur Geophysik in Switzerland made a really fun, silly video of their flying. More about walkalong gliders here.

YIKES, THE SPRUCE GOOSE FLIES AGAIN!
While I concentrate on getting people started flying walkalong gliders, other people like Mike Thompson (above) create amazing advanced designs--complete with spinning propellers. Experience the history of walkalong gliders and see what the great innovators are doing now.

SCIENCE TOYS ARE INTERNATIONAL! Click here to see which countries people have visited from. Over 160 different countries so far. Since the time of the Renaissance enthusiastic science has crossed national borders.

Updated: 11/29/17