As children grow the best things for them to learn and play with include things which are geared toward more science educational toys. They can learn and have fun at the same time. Educational toys help younger children brains develop at a faster rate. Science teaches them not only how things work or how things can be made but also how things in nature and the Earth works and why. These can be fun for the entire family to enjoy and join in on the creating and the building.One fun and colorful scientific wonder toy is that of special brightly colored sand which when placed in water stays dry. Once it is in the water your child can then have the task of creating different shapes and forms with use of a straw. Another sand related activity is being able to play at digging of cosmic rocks. These are made from Tektites which are meteorite fragments that your child can actually dig into and explore.They can also grow there very own crystals easily by a kit which includes everything they need. The chemicals within dissolve once they are added to water and then turn into brilliantly glowing crystal like formations. This only takes a few minutes for the chemicals to take affect, then your child can enjoy there new crystal display for weeks even months to come. This helps teach them a little about chemistry and how certain things combine together.A classic educational toy which also habitats living things is that of the Ant Farms of the early days and still high in popularity today as well. Only now these great farms have new technology to make them even better. Some have illuminated LED colored lights to let your ants live in color. This also helps you to see what goes on in the ant habitat at night as well.Since we are on the lines of pets your child can have without the mess of paper training an more. The great Triops habitats are perfect for every child to hatch and take care of. Even adults enjoy these Jurassic creatures birth and living habits. They really are crustaceans whose lineage can be traced to the prehistoric era. They amazingly have not two eyes but three.They can live in their habitat up to three months and get at adult stages about three inches in length. Each day you will notice them growing even more. Their coloring is very bright and they oftentimes can be viewed swimming on their backs leisurely. Most habitats you but come with about thirty Triops and everything from gravel fossil rocks and food to make their lives healthy and happy.Another fun classic toy from the adults childhood days is the bird that drinks on his own. The crazy bird itself is made from glass which has been hand-blown and his bottom is filled with liquid in various colors, usually red, blue or green. You position him over a his glass on the stand that comes with kit and then gently tip his head to were his beak is in the water and let go. The fun begins when the bird starts drinking by himself from the full glass of water and the colored liquid rises from his bottom into his throat.Your children can also experiment with and use the wild and crazy clock they make from two potatoes. This is a favorite in the science educational toys with children. It is amazing how two potatoes will be able to run your digital clock with just the attachment of copper zinc electrodes into the potatoes and then voltage of a lower current is amassed by the reaction of oxidation and reduction. Use the potatoes as a guide and experiment with other fruits and vegetables to see if they work like the potatoes do.