Hape® Junior Inventor: Magnetic and Optical Science Lab

Hape® Junior Inventor: Magnetic and Optical Science Lab

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What is new in HAPE® Junior Inventor System: discover the optical and magnetic phenomena

Imagine a little fish moving on a flat surface without anyone touching it, or a series of reflections inside each other that get smaller and smaller indefinitely. Is it science or magic? Sometimes the boundary can be subtle, but HAPE® helps you see more clearly thanks to the Junior Inventor line. Many mind-blowing experiments for children to have fun exploring the world of Science and Technology.

The desire to invent new things and experiment with physical objects is a natural instinct that manifests itself very early during childhood. HAPE® wants to encourage this innate curiosity through safe and stimulating STEM toys that allow the child to become familiar with the world of science, enriching play with the thrill of discovery.

The Junior Inventor system includes several kits of technical-scientific experiments to be done with children aged 4 and over. A world of boxes and workbenches with many toy tools that reproduce those used by adult professionals, as well as many sets to have fun exploring science and construction.

Each product is independent and, at the same time, compatible with the others. These wholesome, educational, and stimulating activities introduce children to the laws of physics and mechanics, giving their parents a chance to refresh their studies. Besides, the free app, compatible with iOS and Android devices, allows little inventors to compare experiments and inventions with children from all over the world, making many new friends.


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HAPE® Junior Inventor System: independent but compatible toys

The STEM line Junior Inventor presents two exciting novelties for little inventors. The acronym STEM or STEAM indicates all those toys designed to stimulate and support the development of Scientific, Technological, Engineering, (Artistic) and Mathematical Skills. The system includes a series of toys for curious and inventive children to mess around and experiment with the laws of physics and mechanics.

Much more than just a series of educational toys, Junior Inventor is the world of little inventors. The kits faithfully reproduce the tools of engineers and scientists making them absolutely safe and easy to use for children from the age of four and up. The line includes:

    The Deluxe Scientific Workbench, a complete workstation to conduct over 15 experiments, exploring and demonstrating the basic principles of science while having fun;

    The Discovery Scientific Workbench, to carry out more than 10 different tests, even in the smallest spaces;

    The Scientific Tool Belt with pockets and tools to always have at hand everything you need to build and fix things 

    The Science Experiment Toolbox, to always carry with you to make at least six science experiments and many other inventions;

    Several experiment kits with generic easy-to-use tools (screwdriver, clamps, bolts…), and lots of pieces to build, including pulleys, propellers, and an LED light.

All components and tools in the line are designed for the hands and skills of children, but at the same time encourage family playtime. Parents, cousins, and older siblings will enjoy exploring the world of physics and engineering together with the little ones, passing pleasant moments, and creating unforgettable memories.

And today we are happy to introduce two novelties for our little inventors: the Magnet lab and the Optical lab are the latest addition to the Junior Inventor system. Two new and exciting kits for experiments, independent as always but compatible with all the other toys in the line.

HAPE® Junior Inventor Optical Science Lab


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The Optical Science Laboratory, like all the products of the Junior Inventor system, is aimed at children aged four and up. The kit of parts and tools allows you to carry out eight experiments to discover the laws of optics. The instructive entertainment begins with the assembling of the instruments and goes on every time you repeat the tests.

The HAPE® Optical Science Lab contains:

    All the parts necessary to build the support structure;

    Screws and bolts;

    Assembly tools;

    Many optical accessories for new effects to discover;

    A legend to distinguish pieces and sizes

    A step-by-step handbook to the 8 experiments.

The HAPE® Optical Science Lab allows you to build many tools and explore the different laws of optics. You can have fun putting together a kaleidoscope, experimenting with the fundamentals of reflection, or discovering the phenomenon of refraction through the darkroom. Enjoy an alternative perception of reality through the periscope, the infinite mirror, the colored lenses, and 3D glasses. Not everything is as it seems, as your child will discover through the marvel of optical illusions.

HAPE® Junior Inventor Magnet Science Lab

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The Magnet Science Lab offers many experiments to discover the phenomena of magnetism, from attraction to repulsion. Through a series of easy-to-do experiments with magnets, children will intuitively learn how equal poles repel each other while opposites attract. In addition to being aesthetically appealing, the Magnet Science Lab offers many games with which to entertain children and amaze their little friends.

The levitation, the rotation of the planets, and the other phenomena of magnetism will entertain them as if they were magic. While the older ones get acquainted with the laws of attraction and repulsion, the little ones can enjoy the game of magnetic fishing. There are at least 7 possible games, but the imagination and the combination with other sets from the HAPE® Junior Inventor system allow for endless possibilities.

Why settle for simple toys when you can opt for workshops dedicated to budding inventors? Ideal for the first approach to science, the Junior Inventor laboratories offer a concrete perspective on the phenomena of physics and engineering. Experiment in complete safety and download the app: your children will be able to interact with the community and make many new friends who share the same interests.

Compatible with the other toys from the system, the Magnet Lab and the Optical Lab stimulate the desire to create, learn, and imagine in children and adults.

Have fun with all the "magical" optical and magnetic effects. Don't forget to download the free app, where you will find instructions for all the Junior Inventor sets. Your kids are welcome to join our community of little inventors and share with us all their more or less successful experiments!

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