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A little off topic, but...

I know this blog is supposed to be about NXT, but I hope you'll forgive me for just a moment to share something a bit different.

I absolutely LOVE The Discovery Store... it comes in close 2nd behind any good bookstore :) Yesterday, while visiting The Discovery Store, I saw some amazing things that parents and kids might want to take a look at - there were Chemistry lab sets, something called the "Try-This-At-Home Science Kit" which I'll probably buy as an investment for my future children (yeah, that sounds good), and the DNA Explorer Lab which had the coolest looking device I've seen that included a centrifuge, mixer, and plenty of tubes and bottles. They had this one things called a Forensic Lab that came with mysteries that you solved by doing the chemistry...

I'm writing this because obviously I love the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and its potential for encouraging students... but I tend to focus so much on robots that I forget about the other stuff out there. It's a great time to be a kid! (And it's a great time to be an adult with a debit card!)

If you find some interesting science/math/technical kits or products that you think parents and kids might find interesting, I invite you to post a comment and share the info here. Not just for Christmas or Hannakuh or Birthdays...

Jim

Jim

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