I have found it very easy to find fun kits for reading, math and art for the girls, but I hadn’t yet stumbled upon science kits that were fun and easy enough for a 3- and 5-year old to have fun with. Then I was introduced to The Young Scientists Club.
The Young Scientists Club was founded in 1999 to engage boys and girls in an education science adventure that lasts a lifetime. They offer quality, science products that are designed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, educators and parents.
The kits are not only educational, but fun! Your kids will recognize characters in the science kits like Clifford and Ms. Frizzle with her Magic School Bus.
Clifford is featured in 3 science kits (ages 3+):
- Bubble Science
- Rainbow Science
- Kitchen Science
The Magic School Bus is featured in 2 new kits (ages 5+):
- Weather Lab
- The Wonders of Nature
These 5 kits range in price from $19.99 to $39.99.
We had the opportunity to try out The Magic School Bus Weather Lab. I thought it would be a fun learning experience for the girls since the weather is transitioning where we live right now and Zoë is always asking about rainbows and clouds.
In this fun kit, young scientists get to spin a pinwheel, make a tornado in a bottle, swirl a paper snake, recreate the water cycle, create a rain cloud, use a sundial, construct a barometer, catch a rainbow and learn about the greenhouse effect.
What I really love about the Weather Lab is that it isn’t a one-day lesson and then you’re done. It comes with a stack of cards with a variety of different lessons, so you can spread them out over several days to extend the learning experience.
We’ve worked our way through the first few lessons. The first thing we did was build a weather station (pictured below). Then we learned about how rain and evaporation work. We also watched peat moss expand so we could plant seeds in it! So far, we’ve had fun with the lessons.
There are a few lessons that require items that weren’t included in the kit, such as plastic water bottles. After we get those items, we’re looking forward to continuing to learn about weather with this science kit.
If you’re looking for a fun science kit for your kids, check out The Young Scientists Club.
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