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Physics Pro

Physics Pro

Fall 2007 Toys
Ages: 10 & Up
Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
Price: $99.95

Physics Pro is an impressive advanced physics kit designed for the child who has a basic understanding of physics concepts and wants to further explore topics in mechanical physics. The kit focuses on air and water and explores their density, how they move, and how they behave under pressure. It includes an amazing 96-page manual and a tray full of over 200 plastic building pieces, gears, pump and tubing, plastic and paper punch out cards, and even a large boat hull. These are combined to conduct 25 detailed building workshops and 17 engaging experiments.

Thames & Kosmos has demonstrated exemplary thoroughness in creating a manual that is visually appealing, well structured, and comprehensive. It presents topics, provides experimentation to support the topics, provides "keyword" facts on important concepts and scientists, and gives periodic quizzes to check understanding.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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