Curious Minds was founded in 2004 from a garden shed with the objective of creating an online science shop to help parents and amateur scientists find good science equipment and kits. Curious Minds proved very popular and grew steadily over the years with a very loyal following. Today, in early 2017, Curious Minds is still growing with orders being sent out daily to countries across the globe.
As a passionate and trained scientist, I am very proud of the range of science kits and equipment we have sourced for Curious Minds, we take great pride in sourcing the very best kits we can for our customers and it gives us so much pleasure when we find another gadget which we think our customers will enjoy. If you know of another science toy or gadget that you think we should be stocking, please don't hesitate to tell us about it. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about us on our About Us page.
Wendy Hamilton BSc. PhD
The Magic Of Witches, Broomsticks & Fly Agaric Mushroom
It is almost Halloween and as if to remind me, the grass outside my home is littered with beautiful red 'toadstools' and while I've been interested in fungi for more than quarter of a century, I still find myself wowed by the stunning size and beauty of the Fly Agaric (Aminata muscaria) mushroom with it's deep scarlet red cap, studded with tiny raised pieces of white, the remains of the fleshy cover that protects the growing mushroom. Continue reading
How do I help my child enjoy chemistry?
Chemistry is great in the way that it can be taught in a stimulating and exciting manner. We can get our hands dirty, enjoy weird and wonderful reactions and be amazed by awe inspiring experiments. The best thing about it is that you are having fun, your kids are having fun and you are both learning about the wonders of chemistry.
Hero's Spectacular Steam Turbine
Almost two thousand years before the world entered the industrial era, Hero, a Greek inventor, invented the Steam Engine!
Hero’s ‘Aeolipile’, more commonly known as ‘Hero’s Engine’ is a simple radial steam turbine which spins when the central water container is heated. Hero, also known as heron, is credited with creating the first steam turbine around the year 60AD in the city of Alexandria.
The Beautiful Science Of Radiometers
A Radiometer is a device used for measuring the power of electromagnetic radiation. Usually a radiometer is an infrared radiation detector or ultraviolet detector. The first radiometer was developed by Sir William Crookes as a by-product of his chemical research in 1873 (so quite a while ago).