The Magic School Bus Award Winning Science Kits For Kids 5 – 12 Years Old From Young Scientists Club

The Magic School Bus series of science kits from The Young Scientists Club have won over 30 awards. The kits are tested before going on the market by the kids attending the Young Scientist Summer camps so they get a very thorough testing from their target audience. These kits build on the success of the Magic School bus books and DVD’s allowing kids from 5 years old and up to actually engage in the science experiments so they learn more than just by sitting and watching a DVD or reading a book. Science for kids needs to be engaging and practical hands on experiments are the best way to accomplish this goal. Science kits always make a useful addition to a homeschool library but are not out of place in any home where there are kids to entertain especially on weekends and school holidays.The Young Scientists Club was founded in 1999. Their mission to engage boys and girls around the world in ‘An educational science adventure that lasts a lifetime.’ They aim to do this by offering products designed by Harvard graduates, scientists, educators and parents to combine quality and learning with fun and fascination. They hope that children will find a spark of interest and want to discover more about science through experimentation. The Magic School Bus series is just one of the series offered by The Young Scientist Club and is a series of fun and exciting kits based on the book series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan. Ms Frizzle and her students make science an exhilarating experience.Kits:
Back in Time with the Dinosaurs – create a timeline, design a diorama, build a wooden dinosaur replica, make cast and mould fossils, mould clay dinosaur teeth, simulate a dino dig, fold 3D dinosaurs…
Solar Energy to the Rescue – explore the greenhouse effect, collect real carbon dioxide, recreate global warming in a bottle, use a solar panel to spin a fan, make a solar secret code, design solar spinners, watch solar energy inflate balloons…
Diving into Slime, Gel and Goop – 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…
Going Green – 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…
Soaring into Flight – build a balloon-jet, experiment with parachutes, make a spinner soar, create the ultimate paper airplane, make paper magically rise, move floating ping pong balls, collapse a juice box, fly a glider, lift off rockets…
The Secrets of Space – construct a night-vision flashlight, design a solar system mobile, build a constellation box, draw constellation cards, recreate the phases of the moon, make a model of a solar eclipse, observe magic beads change colour, assemble a working telescope…
The World of Germs – grow bacteria and fungi, test antibiotics, make a fungus bubble, explore antibiotics, grow mould, wake up fungi, cultivate bacteria in yoghurt, use yeast to inflate a balloon…
Mystery of Rainbows – wear rainbow glasses, design a rainbow spinner, blow rainbow bubbles, make rainbow milk, bend white light, mix colored paddles, bounce light waves off ceilings, recreate Newton’s prism experiment…
Journey into the Human Body – bend bones, make joints, map taste buds, expand lungs, build a stethoscope, measure lung capacities and heart rates, perform the iodine starch test, spin glitter, simulate synovial fluid, create a human body poster…The kits are designed for children aged 5 to 12 years old and proper adult supervision is highly recommended. Each kit comes with all the supplies needed (except for a few common household items) and a detailed manual with guidance for parents/educators that has been designed just like the famous books.