Examples of educational do-it-yourself kits include Discovery Cube's forensic chemistry, catapult, fingerprinting, investigation and rocket kits. As an example of a DIY kit with a practical purpose, the Ocean Conservancy has kits for volunteers to utilize in cleaning up and maintaining clean beaches, rivers and lakes.
Discovery Cube's forensic chemistry kit tests liquids and powders for identification purposes, while educating children about the subject at the same time. The fingerprinting and investigation kits go further in forensic science by offering hands-on training in fingerprint and handwriting identification and investigation procedures. The catapult kit demonstrates principles of motion and energy, while the rocket kit enables children to build a model rocket and learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion.