Amazon's annual Prime Day will deliver savings on thousands of products for Prime members on today (July 16). Live Science is wading through these products so you don't have to. For all those science and health geeks out there, here's a look at what we're watching right now. We will be updating this page throughout the day with our favorite science-y deals. (You can become a Prime member for $12/month and cancel at anytime. Amazon also has a free 30-day trial period.)
National Geographic Dual Microscope Complete Science Kit: Nat Geo bills this device as two microscopes in one, because you can use the lower LED lights to look at teensy specimens on slides or switch to the upper lights to look at 3D objects in intricate detail. Right now, for Prime Day, the microscope is selling for $48.99 or 20 percent off the original price.
Dr. Eureka Speed Logic Game: Kids of all ages will race to solve the "formula" by moving their molecules from tube to tube without dropping or touching them! For Prime members today, Amazon is selling the game for $9.21, or nearly 60 percent off the list price.
Force1 Bright LED Quadcopter Drone – UFO 3000: This set comes with a UFO 3000 LED Drone that lights up in blue and green, a remote control, batteries and spare propellers. In "flip mode," you can apparently do various tricks with this beginners' drone. For Prime Day, the drone is selling for $37.49, or 25 percent off the list price.
Star Wars Force Link 2.0 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon with Han Solo Figure: Become one with the force with this interactive Millennium Falcon spaceship. Using Force Link 2.0 wearable technology (sold separately), kids can team up with friends and explore a galaxy far, far away. And today, they can do so for $52.49 for Prime members, or 48 percent off the original price.
Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit: Recommended for kids 6 and over, this is a super-fun science kit that lets kids pretend to be a wizard, ala Harry Potter. To get into the mood, kids can first design their wizard hat and then move on to making a seriously magical wand, while learning about chemical reactions. Right now, the kit is selling for $12.35, which is nearly 50 percent off the original prices.
Thames & Kosmos Nanotechnology Kit: For teens who are into tech and how the world of the very small works, this might be a great way to pull them away from their screens. Along the way, they'll conduct their own experiments. The company says the activities are divided into five categories: sizes and surfaces; water-attracting and water-repelling; suspended particles; the Tyndall effect; and the secret of the gecko. For Prime Day, the kit is 30 percent off the original price at $86.87.
3D Illusion Star Wars Night Light: For that Star Wars fan in your life, this lamp may be the perfect touch for their room. It comes in seven different colors and three patterns, including the dead star, R2-D2 and the millennium falcon. The night light is selling for $22.99, or more than 70 percent off its original price.
Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit: What's the best way to get (or keep) youngsters interested in science? Gross them out, of course. With this science kit, kids can create slimy snot, fake blood or a stinky intestine — all while learning about body parts and biology. The kit includes 4 petri dishes, a magnifier, 4 cotton swabs, gelatin, sugar, baking yeast, food coloring, a rubber balloon, a plastic bag and a guide. (Recommended for 8+ with adult supervision.) The Disgusting Science Kit is now selling for $10.46 for Prime members.
Think Fun Code Master Programming Logic Game: No computer, no problem. Kids ages 8 and up can learn the skills needed for coding with this fun logic game. According to the manufacturer, your child's avatar gets to travel to an exotic world — the game comes with 10 maps — where he or she will search for crystals. To find the crystals, the player must use programming logic. And, you must think carefully, because just one specific sequence of actions will lead to success. For Prime Day, this STEM toy is selling for $16.78, or 44 percent off the original price.
Bushnell Legend L-Series 10x42mm Binoculars: Aspiring skywatcher? These lightweight, water- and fog-proof binoculars could be just what you need. And according to Bushnell, the ultra-wide field of view means "viewing excellence can be reached by any segment of outdoor enthusiasts." For Prime members, the binoculars are $143.38, or 60 percent off the normal price, just for today.
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope: For the little explorer in your life, this junior telescope could be a fun way to quench their thirst for skywatching. Toddlers and young kids can see the moon and other objects more than 100 feet away with the telescope's 10X magnification. For Prime Day, Amazon is selling the telescope for $24.99, or 17 percent off the original price.
CoolSand 5LB Refill Bucket: Yay for kinetic sand! It sticks to itself and not to you, so you can play all day, molding and shaping it into fun creations. This 5-lb. bucket comes with an inflatable sandbox. For Prime Day, the sand is selling for $29.99, or 57 percent off the list price.