You don’t have to be a science geek to embrace the magic of magnets. Electricity & Magnetism by Thames & Kosmos ($59.95, Ages 8+) breaks down and explains the magic in eye-opening 60 experiments. Kids can build circuits, contraptions and switches to see electricity and magnetism come into play. This kit is good set for the younger set, and contains colorful blocks that easily snap together to create working circuits, a spinning motor, a loudspeaker, an electromagnetic relay switch, a morse code telegraph key and more.
The 64-page experiment manual is thorough, with clear and easy-to-understand directions and diagrams.