From the PR Firm: How can today’s child get ready for the anticipated high demand of an environmentally-savvy workforce 10 years from now? They can get their start and their smarts by playing with The Young Scientists Club’s newest kits.
Parents can choose from seven Magic School Bus kits, distributed by The Young Scientists Club, with the launch of two brand new titles in 2009:
Magic School Bus Going Green • $19.99
Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride by going green with experiments and activities that can save our Earth! Young Scientists recreate the water cycle, build a compost tube, shrink plastic, magically make packing peanuts disappear, decompose food with fungus, form pulp, create new paper, design recycled paper shapes, learn about the 3 R’s, and much, much more! Buckle those seatbelts, kids! Get ready to explore and go green!
Magic School Bus Diving into Slime, Gel, and Goop • $19.99
Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists diving into slime, gel, and goop with fun and fabulous experiments. Young Scientists discover oobleck, produce glue from milk, grow jiggly marbles, make snow from super-absorbent crystals, form a bouncy ball, create slime, expand super-absorbent gel crystals, melt fake snow, learn about polymers, and much, much more! This polymer kit includes extra gels, super-absorbent crystals, and marbles to repeat the fun! Seatbelts everyone! Get ready to dive into slime, gel, and goop!
The Young Scientists Club continuously wins the top toy industry awards, year after year, for their novel approach to science education. Two new science kits being introduced in 2009 take kids to the backyard and around the neighborhood for everyday exploration. Who knew the garden was such a fascinating world a few inches below the ground?
Science on a Gardening Adventure • $29.99
Young Scientists will learn about the fun of gardening through exciting hands-on science experiments. In this handy carry-all kit, kids create a terrarium, learn about underground habitats, explore the different parts of plants, test the soil, design a mini-garden, grow all kinds of seeds, perform plant experiments, identify bugs and their habitats, make a working sun dial, and much more. The enclosed mini-garden tools and watering can will certainly become an instant hit and will encourage all junior scientists to become young botanists!
My take: We were sent the Magic School Bus Diving into Slime, Gel, and Goop kit to try out. The book of experiments starts small, explaining atoms, molecules and polymers with stickers. Both kids liked putting the stickers down though they are a bit young to understand the science they were supposed to be learning (I found it fascinating though!) We then moved on to making goop (a kind of glue), slime, and snow.
And apparently? I have a budding scientist on my hands. While both of my kiddos enjoyed working on the first couple of experiments in this awesome kit, my daughter was enthralled. I'm not kidding you when I tell you she asked me all weekend long when we were going to do more of the "science game" and when we were going to check on her "snow" in the freezer! One caveat - the kit is not entirely self - contained - you need to add some household products like vinegar, cornstarch and water but all are clearly marked and all should be handy already. And if you have impatient scientists, some of the experiments have to be left for a few hours or overnight.
The giveaway: One lucky winner (US address only please) gets to pick one free kit - choose from Magic School Bus Going Green, Magic School Bus Diving into Slime, or Science on a Gardening Adventure!
To win: Visit The Young Scientists Club and come back here and leave me a comment telling me the name of another of their kits you think is cool! Be sure to leave your email address with your comment if you are not a blogger or your email is not easily found on your blog. This giveaway is open until 11:59 p.m., EST, Monday, November 2, 2009. Good Luck!
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This post was written for The Young Scientists Club and KidStuff PR who provided the item for review and giveaway. The author was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product.