If your little one (or not-so-little-one) is an aspiring paleontologist, star-gazer or chemist, one of these science-inspired toys may be right for your child. Here's a look at some of the best Cyber Monday deals for young science enthusiasts.
Watch the fun erupt! This 22-piece kit is perfect for experimenting with mineral science. The kit provides all the tools and ingredients you'll need for concocting an erupting volcano, and experimenting with gasses, fizzing mineral pools and lava "bombs."
Price: $19.95 (60% off list price)
Chomp! Realistic dinosaur figures made of non-toxic plastic will provide hours of enjoyment for your young paleontologist. The four-piece set includes a mix of carnivores and herbivores: Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, Spinosaurus and Diplodocus. Snap up these dinosaurs on Cyber Monday, figures measure between 5 inches (13 centimeters) and 10 inches (25 cm), and are recommended for age 3 and up.
Price: $12.99 (28% off list price)
Blast off into an out-of-this-world adventure with dozens of facts about planets, moons, black holes, exploding stars and more! Written by a planetary scientist and educator, "Super Cool Space Facts" is recommended for grade levels 1 to 4.
Price: $7.99 (20% savings off list price)
Focus on nature with Amazon's Cyber Monday binoculars deal. Durable, shockproof and waterproof rubber-coated binoculars are perfect for small hands and cushioned for comfort, providing 8x magnification for birdwatching or observing wildlife from a distance.
Price: $10.04 and free one-day shipping
Curious preschoolers can get a closer look at wonders of the natural world with this child-friendly microscope, featuring 8x magnification and a built-in light. Recommended for ages 3 and up, it requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). On Cyber Monday, Amazon is selling this toy microscope for $16.99, a 15% savings off the list price.
This activity book is packed with stickers celebrating women in the sciences. Over 150 stickers accompany activities to intrigue and delight young minds, featuring experiments and projects that will introduce kids to scientific disciplines such as marine biology, geology, astronomy, botany, chemistry, medicine and paleontology. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. Stick around for Amazon's Cyber Monday deal: The sticker book is on sale for $11.94, a savings of 12% off the list price.
Youthful paleontologists can learn about the anatomy of a Tyrannosaurus rex while assembling this scientifically accurate scale model of a T. rex skeleton. The model measures 26 inches (66 cm) long, and is made up of 20 plastic pieces that snap together. A full-color, 8-page manual includes instructions for building and mounting this "king" of the Cretaceous.
Price: $19.72 (34% off list price)
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Mindy Weisberger is a Live Science editor for the channels Animals and Planet Earth. She also reports on general science, covering climate change, paleontology, biology, and space. Mindy studied film at Columbia University; prior to Live Science she produced, wrote and directed media for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Her videos about dinosaurs, astrophysics, biodiversity and evolution appear in museums and science centers worldwide, earning awards such as the CINE Golden Eagle and the Communicator Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in Scientific American, The Washington Post and How It Works Magazine.