December 7, 2009

Mega Xmas Review- Young Scientist Club Magic School Bus Kit

The Young Scientists Club was started by Esther Novis, a mother of five and a former Harvard-trained biologist over a decade ago as a summer science camp for her then 5 year old son.  Friends from other parts of the country told Novis they felt cheated that their kids couldn't participate, so she packaged the experiments and sent them off.  The ideas was such a hit that now subscription kits are mailed monthly to thousands of children around the world and the company's retail kits are sold in hundreds of specialty stores worldwide.

We were thrilled to receive the Magic School Bus Diving into Slime, Gel and Goop kit by the Young Scientist Club.  My little ones are budding scientists and could not have been more excited.  I, on the other hand, was not so thrilled with the kit- Slime, Gel and Goop- sounded messy to me!!  I have to admit, however, that I had more fun doing the experiments and activities than my children. 

There are so many amazing aspects to this kit including step by step instructions, multiple exciting experiments, and hours of family fun.  I loved this kit so much that we will be purchasing other kits from the Young Scientists Club for Christmas for other young family and friends.  I would recommend these kits to anyone wanting a way to help young ones get excited about science and spend some wonderful time learning and laughing together.

About the Magic School Bus Diving into Slime, Gel and Goop kit:
Diving Into Slime, Gel, and Goop

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!

(Ages: 5 and up)
To Buy:

The Young Scientists Club offers many wonderful kits for children of all ages.  For more information or to purchase a kit visit

**We were provided a Magic School Bus kit to review for this post.  The opinions herein are mine alone.**

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