science toys

Teachersource.com – for all your Science toys/Xmas pressies


If you haven’t yet bought your Christmas pressies, you could do a lot worse than consider teachersource.com as your one-stop shop.

I have been using it for years; it’s a fantastic source for science ‘toys’ for your lab, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t use it to stock up on presents for the little ones in your life – ideally they won’t have started secondary school yet so will still be fascinated by Science.
In fact this year I pointed the site out to my first and second-years and they have actually used it themselves to order presents. And it’s all Science!
Their two hottest items are the fun fly-stick and this, their most recent item – the air swimmer

One tip: if you opt for the express delivery (via UPS) it’s not only more expensive but you will also be caught for customs duty. Beware!

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Educational Resources from abroad

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One of the few advantages of the downturn in the US economy is the favourable exchange rate. The most impressive Science Shop I have come across is teachersource.com from the good ol’ U S of A.

I must have paid the guts of €40 for the Hyman Fire Piston from TechnologySupplies.co.uk from England, which admittedlyis also a very useful site.

Teacher Source has it here for $18.95. Maybe €12 or so?

They are also amazingly prompt. I used them quite a few times and delivery is usually within ten days, sometimes even within the week. I did get caught with Customs Tax once though.

Loads ‘n loads of cool toys educational resources!