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The classic potato-clock science fair experiment is now packaged neatly in a box.
Learn about the secret charging power of the world around you with this simple guide to jolting and volting potatoes, lemons, tomatoes, and other household familiars. Equipped with a small digital clock, pots, connecting wire, transparent tapes, cooper and zinc strips, and a very detailed set of instructions to make the magic happen, you won't need anything else except the potatoes themselves. Any kid with myriad questions and an ambitious attitude will adore the chance to make something out of nothing. You'll certainly know what time it is when you're through, and you'll save on the electric bill!
Now starting to be extremely knowledgeable about all sorts of things and with a real interest in how things work. Good presents are clever science or construction kits that require intelligent thinking. At this age they can do pretty cool magic tricks so a joke set or a magic set can be a fun choice. Definitely starting to have firm views on style as well, so you can send them something stylish.