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Learning toys are a double edged sword. One side? Your kids get SMARTER! The other side? They help your kids keep growing up.

"Who's that on the lawn with Olivia? What are they doing, playing with those Thames & Kosmos sets?"

"Tim, stop peeking out of the window! Your daughter's growing up, and she wants to give her little boyfriend a gift."

Tim glared at his wife. "Boyfriend or friend that is a boy?"

Michelle shrugged. Tim crossed his arms.

"Michelle, this is IMPORTANT. If Olivia likes a friend who is a boy, that's one thing. But if Olivia has a boyfriend, that's QUITE another!"

"It's 2013 today, Tim. She's growing up."

"It's not about growing up, Michelle. It's about ... okay, just tell me this. Are they using the Thames and Kosmos Candy Creator Lab, the Thames and Kosmos Sustainable Earth Lab, or the Thames & Kosmos Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit?"

Tim peeked out of the window again. Michelle slapped his hand.

"What does it matter, Tim?"

"What does it MATTER? Michelle, it matters. It matters because that's how you can tell if she likes him or like-likes him. Don't you remember school? If they're just using the Sustainable Earth Lab, maybe it's for fun. If they're using the Candy Creator Lab, it's like a date, but still really innocent. But if they're out in the driveway with the Thames & Kosmos Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit SHE'S BASICALLY WATCHING HIM WORK ON HIS CAR, MICHELLE! And you know what that means, right?"

"No, Tim. No, I don't know what that means. And stop looking out of the window!"

Tim began to pace.

"Haven't you see Grease, Michelle? Once a car gets involved, the whole world turns upside-down. It starts to be about emotions and machines and speed and wearing those leather pants like Olivia Newton-John did. That's not about love and commitment, Michelle! That's about breaking rules and taking dares! Michelle! Why didn't you ask her! Why didn't you PARENT!"

Michelle folded her arms and glared, openly and deeply, at her husband. But Tim didn't notice. He was already opening the door.

"Olivia!" he called. "Do you have the Candy Creator Lab?"

"No, Dad!" Olivia called back. "I left that in the kitchen! We're playing with the Thames & Kosmos Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit!"

Tim closed the door in shock. Michelle pushed him toward the living room.

"Try not to think about it, honey. Here, let's just watch TV. I think they're showing Two of a Kind this afternoon, maybe that'll help you focus on how John Travolta stayed committed to his girl even when the scripts were awful."

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Recommended Ages: 12 Years and Up

Choose from the following 3 kits:

Candy Creator Lab Kit

  • Inside this kit is a scientific candy wonderland including the special tools and recipes you need to make fifteen different types of candy
  • You can make molded chocolates, lollipops, gummy shapes, caramels, marshmallows and much, much more
  • Learn the science behind each candy as you progress through the experiments
  • Use the plastic molds, metal shape cutters, candy thermometer, spatula, dipping fork and various other tools to form and coat your candies
  • Finish them with foils, paper cups, sticks, wrappers, and labels
  • The 16-page illustrated book provides instructions, recipes and scientific explanations
  • This kit does not contain any food items - ingredients must be purchased separately, giving you control over the ingredients you use


Sustainable Earth Lab Kit

The kit is organized into five main sections: renewable energies, natural resource usage, climate change prevention, waste and water management, and energy conservation. Exploring these topics by doing hands-on experiments and seeing real results helps young scientists attain a solid grounding in these often abstract and intangible concepts

  • Includes a total of 40 fun and educational experiments
  • Construct a miniature water treatment plant and learn how substances in unnatural concentrations can pollute habitats and harm life
  • Manufacture recycled paper and plastic
  • Get an understanding of the rapid growth in world population
  • Explore the causes and consequences of the greenhouse effect with carbon dioxide tests
  • Experiment with heat transfer and insulation
  • Build devices to explore wind power, water power, and passive and active solar power technology
  • Become an “energy detective” and track down wasteful uses of energy at school and in your home
  • The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments and energy conservation activities


Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit

Discover the Stirling engine, a simple, clean and efficient energy technology that is quickly becoming a viable source of electricity as the availability of fossil fuels declines. Like a steam engine, a Stirling engine is a heat engine that converts heat energy into mechanical work, usually to drive a generator that then converts the mechanical energy into electricity. Stirling engines are highly efficient, can operate very quietly, and can use many different sources of heat: combustion of fuels, nuclear fission, geothermal, or solar heat, as this model uses.

  • Exciting experiment kit teaches young scientists the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, solar power and how engines work
  • An innovative front-mounted Stirling engine with integrated generator produces electrical power
  • The Stirling engine can be heated with solar energy by using the parabolic mirror, or it can be heated with an alcohol burner
  • The home-made electricity is stored in a battery and used to drive the included electric car (battery not included)
  • The built-in meter can be used to take a reading of the electricity you have produced
  • The kit includes the charging station with a beta type Stirling engine, the electric car, and an educational, full-color 32-page manual

To learn more, view some sample pages of the manual

Shipping Note: Eligible for shipping to all 50 states

Warranty: 90 Day Woot Limited Warranty



In the box:

(Choose your kit)

Thames and Kosmos Candy Creator Lab includes:

  • (1) Forked Tool
  • (1) Flat Stirring Tool
  • (1) Pick Tool
  • (1) Chocolate Egg Mold
  • (1) Small Shape Cutter, Flower
  • (1) Small Shape Cutter, Diamond
  • (1) Dipping Fork
  • (1) Set of Small Baking Cups
  • (1) Sugar Spatula
  • (1) Set of Sticks
  • (1) Candy Thermometer
  • (1) Gummy Candy Mold, Plastic
  • (1) Chocolate Mold, Plastic
  • (1) Set of Plastic Wrappers
  • (1) Set of Aluminum Foil Sheets
  • (3) Sticker Sheets


Thames and Kosmos Sustainable Earth Lab includes:
  • (1) Die-Cut Cardboard
  • (1) Paper Sheet
  • (1) Thermometer
  • (1) Motor
  • (1) Solar Cell
  • (1) Compass
  • (1) Magnifying Lens
  • (1) Impeller Wheel
  • (1) Drive Axle
  • (1) Wooden Stick
  • (1) Aluminum Cup
  • (1) Clothespin
  • (1) Water Filter Column
  • (1) Bag of Garden Cress Seeds
  • (1) Petri Dish
  • (1) Thick Copper Wire
  • (1) Ice Cube Tray
  • (1) Measuring Cup
  • (1) Balloon
  • (1) Fabric Netting
  • (1) Funnel
  • (1) Black Paper
  • (1) White Paper
  • (1) Battery Clip
  • (1) Spool of Wire
  • (1) Sandpaper
  • (1) Drinking Straw
  • (1) Polystyrene Disk
  • (1) 48-Page Experiment Guide
  • Additional items needed include common food ingredients, office supplies, and kitchen utensils


Thames & Kosmos Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit
Age Range: 12+
Additional Items Needed:

(1) AAA Ni-MH 500-mA Rechargeable Battery

(1) Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol

Warning: Only for use by experimenters over 12 years of age. Use only under strict supervision of adults who have familiarized themselves with the safety measures described in the experiment manual. Keep children and pets away from the experiment area. Parts of the Stirling engine can get very hot while in operation - do not burn yourself. Before pointing the generator toward the sun, or when refilling the alcohol burner, be absolutely sure to let the hot parts cool off. When adjusting the parabolic mirror, use the adjustment rod and never look directly into the sun (follow the instructions in the manual.)

Thames & Kosmos Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit includes:

  • (1) Parabolic Reflector
  • (1) Stirling Engine Module
  • (1) Electric Car
  • (1) Mirror Mount
  • (1) Base
  • (1) Cable
  • (1) Burner
  • (1) Meter
  • (1) Sighting Rod
  • (1) Pipette
  • (5) Screws
  • (1) Adaptor
  • (1) Manual

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