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:


NEW VIDEO: How to Fly Walkalong Gliders!
This is the easiest way that I know to learn how to fly walkalong gliders. Get thin foam and gliders here. New videos about how to make them coming soon.

I have been working on windup helicopter designs for a year: one that you make the propeller out of a 2-liter bottle that goes much higher than tall trees (above); and an easier kind for young kids. Find out more here.


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: 7/31/17