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(Providence, RI - February 12, 2012) - Thames & Kosmos announced today the addition of two new science kits to its popular Ignition Series, a line of introductory science kits for ages 8 to 10 that retail for around $14. The new kits are Science Experiments On The Go, and a travel-ready science kit that offers fun experiments that can be easily performed anywhere, and Physics: Force & Pressure, which teaches kids about air pressure with fun balloon experiments. These, along with all 18 of Thames & Kosmos' new science kits, will be officially unveiled at the American International Toy Fair, Booth #1637, February 12th-15th in New York City.

Thames & Kosmos also announced today a new play day program using the Ignition Series kits. Retailers with physical stores can purchase packs of Ignition Series kits at deep discounts to use in in-store play day programs to promote Thames & Kosmos kits.

Science Experiments On The Go takes science on the road with 10 travel-ready activities. The kit includes all the materials a child will need to perform the experiments, and can be easily performed on planes, in cars, or on trains.

Kids can assemble a simple pair of binoculars and learn how they work, set up a mini cable car to run between car windows or airplane tray tables, build a balance scale to measure weights. Young experimenters can calculate how far a distance is on a map, and how fast they are traveling. Ages: 8+; SRP: $13.95

Physics: Force & Pressure shows how balloons are more than just a lot of hot air! Young scientists can learn about air pressure by conducting experiments with air, water, and rubber balloons. Kids can make a simple water fountain to learn about air pressure, race a jet-propelled balloon rocket to investigate forces, and lift a pile of books with their breath. They'll have a blast with balloons zooming, floating, popping, and flying all around the room! Ages 8+; SRP: $13.95

Look for these new science kits in stores this spring and summer. Thames & Kosmos kits can be found at specialty toy, hobby, gift, and museum stores, as well as through educational and home-school suppliers, toy and gift catalogs, and online stores. For a complete list of retailers, visit All Thames & Kosmos kits comply with all U.S. standards for toy safety, including new regulations recently imposed by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Parents are encouraged to enjoy the products and overall experience alongside their children.

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About Thames & Kosmos
Thames & Kosmos, a privately held company headquartered in Providence, RI, was founded in 2001 with the mission of improving informal science education by creating high-quality science and technology-related educational products for children. Thames & Kosmos places an emphasis on teaching science that is relevant to the important issues in the world today through hands-on experimentation. Topics covered in Thames & Kosmos' line of more than 60 kits include alternative energy, chemistry, biology, physics, electronics, natural history, and earth science. For more information, visit