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Science Kits

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Science Kits are currently unavailable for check out due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Available for check out at the Member Services Desk to WPLD Members. Click on the kit you're interested in to place a hold or call 630/393-1171 x100. 

These science kits are made possible in part through a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Advanced Anatomy 

Advanced Anatomy Science Kit

This kit uses models and books to help instill a deeper understanding of structures like the human brain and heart.
Ages 14 & up.


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Anatomy

Anatomy Science Kit

This kit uses models and books to help instill a deeper understanding of the structures of the human body.
Ages 5–10.

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Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot Science Kit

These charming and talkative robots come with a suite of free apps that teach block-based coding, ideal for programmers in upper elementary. Ages 8 & up.

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Digital Microscope

Digital Microscope Science Kit

The secrets of the microscopic world come to life with our digital microscope which lets kids explore their own samples or use the wide selection of included sample slides.
Ages 10 & up.

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Electricity

Electricity Science Kit

Families can safely experiment with static electricity using this kit, featuring a Van de Graaff generator which will (literally!) make kids’ hair stand on end. Ages 10 & up.

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Elements and Molecules

Elements and Molecules Science Kit

This kit makes chemistry riveting and fun with an app-enabled molecule building kit, a periodic table puzzle, element cards and more.
Ages 10 & up.

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Engineering

Engineering Science Kit

Take on advanced building challenges with this kit.
Ages 8 & up.

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Engineering Jr.

Engineering Jr. Science Kit

Our younger engineers will enjoy these basic building projects.
Ages 5–10.

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Geology

Geology Science Kit

Fossils, minerals, gemstones and more make this kit a treasure trove for budding students of earth science. Ages 10 & up.

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Life Science

Life Science Science Kit

Explore the world around you with this kit which features binoculars, a plant press, a microscope to collect and examine samples, and field guides to help with identification. Ages 8 & up.

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Light & Color

Light and Color Science Kit

Young scientists can explore optics hands-on using materials like lasers, prisms and transparent paddles for color mixing. Ages 8 & up.

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Magnets

Magnets Science Kit

Aimed at elementary-age borrowers, this kit is full of magnets and other materials to explore this fundamental force. Ages 5–10.

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Mini Museum

Mini Museum Science Kit

This kit includes real scientific and historical specimens such as dinosaur bones, a samurai sword, space rocks and more along with books to invite further investigation. Ages 5–10.

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Ozobot

Ozobot Science Kit

Take home an Ozobot and you’ll see why these are our most popular kits: these tiny robots, which ‘speak’ their own color-based coding language, are easy to use and irresistibly cute.
Ages 8 & up.

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Seismograph

Seismograph Science Kit

Kids of all ages can measure vibrations and learn about tectonics with this kit.
Ages 10 & up.

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Telescope

Telescope Science Kit

The whole family can use our Dobsonian Reflecting Telescope to view the surface of the moon, the rings of Saturn and more celestial objects. Ages 10 & up.

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Weather

Weather Science Kit

This hands-on kit is full of materials to experiment with forces like wind and precipitation, and also includes our mesmerizing tornado machine. Ages 8–14.

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