WELCOME TO SCIENCE TOY MAKER

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.

All science toys and projects:

 

A NEW PARTNERSHIP: SCIENCETOYMAKER VIDEO AND HIGH SCHOOL ACTING STUDENTS!
Let's face it. Peers presenting content to young people will be much more engaging. I have great respect their communications skills. This video is about an inexpensive way to begin walkalong flight: a protected envelope with a variety of foam walkalong gliders. Foam gliders are the best was to learn because they are much lighter and slower-flying then paper. Gliders in an envelope are here.

 

WALKALONG GLIDERS WITH PROPELLERS!
Michael Thompson, the great walkalong glider innovator, will be visiting sciencetoymaker in Pennsylvania in July. We will make a video about how to add propellers to walkalong gliders. Phil Rossoni, another innovator, will be visiting then, too. We will do some public, free events in Williamsport; Lock Haven Piper Museum; Ithaca, NY ScienCenter. And just in: pictures from the 1950s show the walkalong glider's first inventor also invented props for them.

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: 5/12/15