The following is the list of science toys I would recommend for girls.
1. Playz Beauty Salon Arts and Crafts Activity Kit
Suitable for Age 8-12
This science toy can inspire girls who like beauty products. They can learn about science of perfumes and have fun making different scents. The directions in the instruction books are easy to follow. Your daughter can spend hours having fun with this kit.
2. Playz Yummy Lip Balm Science Experiments Arts & Craft Kit
Suitable for Age 8-12
This science learning toy is similar to the Beauty Salon Arts and Crafts activity kit. With this kit, your daughter can learn to make solar lip screen, shimmering balms, fruity lip protectors and other types of crafts.
The kit was easy to use, with clear, kid-friendly instructions.
1. There is only one flavouring: Cherry.
2. You can only make red, orange and yellow lip balm.
3. It’s a bit overpriced.
3. Playz Cupcake Soap & Bubbles Science Factory
Suitable for Age 8-12
Your daughter will have a lot of fun with this kit, learning how to make cupcake soaps, foamy butter cream, macaroons and other soapy decorations.
Directions are easy to follow and the end products are cute.
It also comes with everything you need.
4. Yellow Scope – Foundation Chemistry Kit
Suitable for Age 8-12
If you want your daughter to learn a few fundamental science concepts, such as chemical reactions, the effect of temperature and molecular motion, this is a good science learning toy for girls.
It has won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a Dr. Toy Best Educational Toys Award, and was 2016 Finalist for Toy of the Year.
The lab notebook includes procedures of19+ experiments, fun facts, quizzes and colourful pages for presenting the results of the experiments.
5. Creativity for Kids Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium
Suitable for 6+
If you want your kids to learn the cycle of plants, this kit is a good one! Your kid will have a lot of fun seeing the seeds grow into sprouts with a few days.
This science toy includes plastic mason-style jar, decorative lid, river stones, organic chia, potting mix, and decorative sand,wheat grass seeds, garden figurines and a plant mister to keep your terrarium watered.
Your kids can learn two full plant life cycles with this kit. There are some stickers to decorate the terrarium which makes plant growing so much fun!
There are dark stickers for the terrarium that can glow at night as well. Or your kids can use other dark stickers they buy from other places.
It takes about 3 weeks for different plants to pop up. Don’t worry if there is not enough sunlight in your room or your home, you can use indoor LED as well.
The instructions are easy to follow. It takes about 15 minutes to set up all the things.
It’s good for your kids to develop a sense of responsibility through taking care of their plants. This terrarium is a fun way to teach kids about botany, eco-systems and the life cycle of plants.
1. To make the dark stickers glow at night, you have to use a flashlight or shine bright light. Shine it for about 30-60 seconds and then shut off all the lights.
2. Don’t over water the plant, otherwise it will mold. Water it once a day or once every other day.
6. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
Suitable for Age 6+
I recommend Mind Blowing Science because it includes almost everything your child needs to set up some exciting science experiments. Older kids can learn more from it.
The materials and supplies included in this kit are more than enough. Your child can do experiments for multiple times.
Don’t worry if you are not good at science. There are step-by-step instructions for each experiment and the detailed science guide included. The science guide will help you answer questions about what’s happening in each experiment. It also explains related concepts of the experiments and gives background information related to each chemical reaction.
What can your kids learn from this kit?
Each experiment takes approx 15 minutes.
Your kids will learn about basic and acidic solutions. For example, create a sunset in a test tube, grow colourful, shiny crystals, create a colour-changing volcano, create colour changing liquids, etc.
7. Playz Edible Candy! Food Science STEM Chemistry Kit
Suitable for 8-12 years old
A lot of children love eating candies.
Even girls who are not into science love this science learning kit. Your daughter can learn to make chewy jelly candies, crystal rock candy, chocolates, lollipops, test for sugar, see how everything dissolves, and much more through science experiments.
It includes more than 40 experiments. The lab guide includes 56 page activities.
A lot of supplies are not included in this kit.
The booklet and recipes are not really easy to follow for a child. Adult supervision is needed.
8. Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit
Suitable for 7-11 years old
Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit is a really fun activity for kids to solve a mystery using forensic science. Your child will learn chromatography, observation, DNA extraction, some basic chemistry with citric acid, measuring, fingerprinting, testing for acid/base, etc.
It has two different mysteries and each one will take about 1 – 1.5 hours. There are some supplementary activities as well. You may guide your kids to do part of them and let them do most of it by themselves. Your kids can spend 2 afternoons to explore the two cases.
It has some supplemental activities for kids to try as well. They needed some help/guidance, but did most of it on their own.
There are enough materials to solve each mystery once.
If you want to reuse the kit you would have to buy some supplies but most can be easily found in your local grocery store (baking soda, flour, citric acid, coffee filter paper). You have to get Ph strips in science stores.
You will also need fresh fruit and or veggies. It is not included.
9. 4M Crystal Growing Experiment
Suitable for Age 10+
I highly recommend this science learning toy, your child can grow cystals while learning science at the same time. This can be a good science kit for girls.
How long does it take to set up?
It takes about 45 min to set up including boiling some water and letting it cool.
How many days does it take for crystals to grow?
Once set up is complete it takes up to 7days for crystals to grow.
How many crystals can you make?
Each bag of crystal mixture can either make 1 large one, 2 medium sized one, or 4 small ones. The kit allows you to grow 1 large crystal, 2 medium crystals, and 4 small crystals at the same time.
1. Before you add the seeding crystals, you MUST wait 30 mins for the contents to settle when you transfer the liquid. After you sprinkle them on, don’t stir or bump the container, let it sit for about a week before your crystals are fully grown.
2. If they get dusty do not put under water! The crystal will wash away.
10. Magic School Bus: Chemistry Lab
Suitable for Age 5-9
The science learning kit has 51 colourful experiment cards.
There are lots of different kinds of experiments ranging from acids and bases. For example, ice sticking to ice, string sticking to ice, ph acid tests, volcano, copper plating, making your own volcano and density related experiments.
It includes lot of supplies.
1. You will also need to prepare these kitchen ingredients.
Vinegar, baking soda, water, salt, lemon juice, cola, liquid dish soap, piece of bread, disposable bowls, yeast, sugar, pieces of banana, vegetable oil, peppercorn, pancake syrup, rubbing alcohol, raisins, egg, chicken bones, milk, food coloring, etc.
11. AmScope 120X-1200X 52-pcs Kids Beginner Microscope STEM Kit
This is a great beginner microscope.
Your children will be able to see individual cells, and even nuclei. It allows you see to see things with clarity and magnification.
It is an easy to carry case for kids.
This microscope produces a reasonable level of clarity and magnification. Children will be able to see individual cells, and even nuclei. Yes, it can be a little bit hard to focus at times since there is no fine adjustment, only coarse, and yes, your field of view does move a bit while adjusting it.
At this price, it is good enough for kids to enter the world of microscopy.
But again, this is a $40 microscope made for kids. This is more than good enough to introduce your child (or even adults) to the world of microscopy.
The kit is great, and will give the user plenty of things to do with the microscope. A few prepared slides, and tools to make some simple slides of your own are included, along with the brine shrimp kit.
Start with the smallest magnification (300), then try using the higher magnifications once you have found your sample and focused on it.
Try to view in the centre of the aperture.