Are you looking for scientific gifts for teenagers? These are the best gifts for teens who are interested in chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, geology, etc. They celebrate learning about science in unique, engaging, and fun ways!
I had SO MUCH FUN finding these amazing scientific gifts for teenagers! I’ve always been a total nerd and it was fascinating to find these science gifts. Plus, it’s so cool to see how some of these products work.
I recommend you click on the items to see video demonstrations that show you what to expect, plus many customers posted amazing images in the reviews!
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Carson MicroMini 20x LED Lighted Pocket Microscope
This is the best budget option and one of my favorite scientific gifts for teenagers on this list. This pocket-sized microscope offers 20x magnification and has built-in UV and LED lights. Once you have one, it will be nearly impossible not to use it to look at everything. It’s such a fun way to learn about the natural world!
Click to see a video preview of what the magnification looks like, plus the reviews have cool customer photos of insects and plants! I’m actually getting one for my husband because it seems so fun (I can’t wait to use it too) and it’s so inexpensive!
Elenco Snap Circuits Junior
This is an incredibly popular STEM gift! Click on the image to check out the wonderful reviews. This is the perfect gift for young engineers because they can use it to build over 100 different electronic circuits. One of the best science kits, it includes a simple, detailed manual of instructions and parts that easily click together so no tools are needed!
Estes Destination Mars Colonizer Model Rocket Starter Set
This is a great choice for young scientists to build and launch their own rocket! Unlike other kits, this is a complete kit that includes everything a beginner would need: Rocket kit, launch pad, launch controller, glue, four AA batteries, and two engines. The rocket launches up to 250 feet! This makes a wonderful gift and a great way to spend quality time together, building and launching a cool rocket.
National Geographic Geodes
This is one of the best scientific gifts for teenagers who are into crystals and geology. It brings 10 premium geodes to open. Teenagers will enjoy breaking the geodes open to discover the beautiful crystal structures they hold inside. After the fun of cracking them open, they will have gorgeous crystals to display. Plus, the kid includes a colorful guide for learning how geodes are formed.
A good quality microscope is difficult to find at a decent price. This one is a great choice, and the reviews show some amazing photos of the magnification you can expect! Take a look yourself by clicking on the product image. This is a durable, all-metal compound microscope. It has a 360 degree rotatable monocular head with five magnification settings (40X, 100X, 250X, 400X & 1000X) and LED illumination. This is an excellent tool for future scientists!
National Geographic Mega Gemstone and Fossil Dig Kit
This kit is a great option for teens who are into geology and enjoy beautiful gemstones. They will have a great time digging out and finding the 20 fossil specimens and gemstones that are included. This cool gift contains everything needed, including a chisel, brush, magnifying glass, and a learning guide.
This is the best STEM toy for learning about physics. This kit enables young scientists to experiment with the laws of physics by assembling different projects. It includes information on theories, plus illustrations of the physics concepts and activities. There’s even a 3D app that shows how to do the builds.
4M Table Top Robot
This fun toy is the perfect way to encourage a love of science because it allows teens and younger children to build a tabletop robot. This crab moves around and has sensors that help it avoid falling off of tables. It will be great fun to build and watch the robot move around!
Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
If you’re able to splurge, this is probably the best telescope you can get for high school students passionate about astrology. Click to see the gorgeous, detailed photos that reviewers have submitted! The telescope requires a bit of technical know-how, but teenagers who can follow the instructions and have a love of outer space will think this is the best gift ever!
ThinkFun Gravity Maze
This Toy of the Year award winner is great fun and an awesome brain challenge! Young children and teens can play their way through many different challenges that encourage the development of spatial reasoning and planning skills. People who like science and board games will love this gravity maze with tons of multi-level challenges that increase in difficulty as you progress. Logic-based science toys like this make awesome gifts!
Galaxy Star Night Light Sky Projector
Another wonderful gift for teens who love astronomy, this night sky projector illuminates the room with stars and constellations. With various different color combinations, remote control, and a 360-degree rotating base, you don’t have to go to a science museum because this galaxy projector will transform your teen’s room into their very own planetarium!
National Geographic Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit
My teenage daughter has been wanting one of these for years. They’re incredibly popular! If your teen has shown any interest in gemstones, this rock tumbler is sure to please. This complete kit includes everything needed for rock polishing, including rough gemstones to polish and an illustrated learning guide.
National Geographic Amazing Reactions Chemistry Kit
Future scientists will love conducting experiments with this fascinating chemistry kit! Designed for kids 8 years old and up, this kit includes over 15 hands-on scientific experiments that younger children and teens can all enjoy. This is one of the best chemistry sets and it includes scientific tools like test tubes, beakers, pipettes, etc. that can be used in fun experiments to observe chemical reactions.
OLD NOBBY Organic Chemistry Model Kit (239 pc)
Whether your teen wants to be a future chemist or a science teacher, this is a unique and useful gift. This molecular model kit includes everything needed (atoms, bonds, instructional guide) to build complex structures easily. This is one of the most fun ways of learning about chemistry.
Thames & Kosmos Chem C1000 Chemistry Set
Winner of the Parent’s Choice Gold Award, this is a wonderful, complete chemistry set for beginners. It includes laboratory-quality instruments and chemicals, plus a lengthy lab manual with instructions for 125 experiments. This kit is great for tweens and teens because the minimum age is 10 years old.
Crystal Growing Kit
Teens can grow their own beautiful crystals with this kit. It includes materials to create 7 different crystals. Kids and teens can enjoy watching the crystals grow, and the containers can serve as display stands once the crystals finish growing!
Science Ninjas: Valence Card Game
A board game about chemistry? Yes, please! This fabulous game uses the rules of chemistry. Players build molecules to earn points, while opponents use acids to break down their bases. This game is a fun way to learn about how molecules form and chemicals interact.
RONTEN Human Heart Model
Teens with an interest in anatomy will love this gift. This life-size human heart model breaks open into two pieces, revealing anatomically accurate components that are labeled with numbers for easy identification. Plus, teens will love having a human heart sitting on their shelf!
AcuRite 00795A2 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer
Inspired by Galileo’s instruments, this thermometer and barometer set is both beautiful to look at and educational. Teens will learn how atmospheric changes make the liquid-filled spheres rise and fall.
3D Crystal Ball with Solar System Model and LED lamp Base
This is one of the loveliest scientific gifts for teenagers! Teens who are interested in the solar system will love gazing at this crystal ball that contains a colorful model of the solar system. Plus, the crystal ball rests on an LED light base that changes colors! Take a look at the video on the product listing to see how nice this looks!
VGAzer Levitating Moon Lamp
Moon lamps have been incredibly popular over the past few years. This one is unique because it floats and spins on its own! Comments in the reviews mention that it can be tricky to get the moon positioned correctly, but customers posted beautiful videos of it floating and spinning that make it seem worth the trouble.
Toysmith Euler’s Disk
I didn’t know what a Euler’s Disk was before writing this post but it’s quite mesmerizing. Watch the video on the product listing to see how gravity creates a hypnotic display of light and sound. It’s science and art at the same time.
Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping The Universe And Beyond
Astronomy lovers will appreciate the in-depth knowledge that this space atlas contains. Plus, it has gorgeous images of celestial bodies, including close-up images of planets and galaxies. Take a look yourself! The product listing offers a “Look inside” preview of the book where you can see many of the book’s pages.
DjuiinoStar Most Classical Low-Temperature Stirling Engine
This scientific gift for teens is a fascinatingly simple engine. There are two videos on the product listing. I recommend you watch the second one because it explains the science that makes the engine work! All you have to do is place it on top of hot liquid, give it a spin, and the temperature differential will cause the engine to work!
Makeblock mBot Starter Kit with Bluetooth Dongle
Is your teen interested in robotics and coding? This simple-to-build robot car is an incredibly engaging and scientific gift. After building it, you use basic concepts of coding and various sensors to control the movements of the robot. It includes drag-and-drop software that is easy to use, plus a great app full of programming games and projects that teach coding.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of amazing scientific gifts for teenagers!
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