POOF-Slinky – Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, (11) Activities, 0SA221


Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

  • 20 piece kit allows your young scientist to explore and learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of science tools
  • Represents STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) principles – open ended toys to construct, engineer, explorer and experiment
  • Chemicals Included: Red cabbage powder, citric acid, baking soda, 3 color tablets, crosslinked polyacrylate copolymer, vegetable oil, corn starch
  • Supplies Included: 2 cotton swabs, 3 test tubes with stand, 3 plastic cups, pipette, 2 sticks, 2 measuring scoops and activity guide
  • Recommended for children 6 years of age and older with adult supervision

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is your junior chemist’s introduction to the world of scientific exploration. Learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of science tools. With mind blowing experiments such as creating a sunset in a test tube and making a color-changing volcano, children will love learning fascinating facts about their natural world and this kit will keep them engrossed with interactive experiments. Includes Red cabbage powder, citric a

List Price: $ 23.99

Price: $ 10.49

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  • Rachel Rescorl says:
    704 of 718 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Starting scientific conversations, January 12, 2007
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    Rachel Rescorl (Chicago, IL) –
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    This review is from: POOF-Slinky – Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, (11) Activities, 0SA221 (Toy)
    While I am not a chemist nor a volcano expert, I am a certified teacher. This kit provided hours and hours of quality time for my 4 year old, my six year old and myself. We measured ingredients, mixed solutions, made predictions, learned vocabulary, and discussed results. Can you think of many toys that can offer all of that? I thought the booklet that contained instructions was well-sequenced, with simple experiments followed by complex ones and with a helpful parent script. There were two drawbacks: the activities required direct parent involvement and sometimes a 2 hour wait time was required for “reactions” to happen

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  • Z Hayes says:
    158 of 159 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent science starter kit, March 25, 2010
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    Z Hayes (TX, USA) –
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    This review is from: POOF-Slinky – Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, (11) Activities, 0SA221 (Toy)
    I got this kit for my 5-year-old daughter who loves doing little experiments and I decided to try this kit out. It comes with a set of items that facilitate a range of relatively easy and fun experiments. The kit contains: red cabbage juice powder, citric acid, baking soda, color tablets, cross-linked polyacrylamide crystals, vegetable oil, corn starch, 2 sheets of goldenrod paper, 2 cotton swabs, 3 test tubes and caps, 3 clear plastic cups, 1 pipette (in the form of an eye dropper), 2 stir sticks, 1 small plastic scoop, and 1 medium plastic scoop. The experiments also call for some basic and easy-to-find household items such as water, baking flour, plate/tray, tape, red and blue pens, grape juice, coffee filter paper, etc.

    An older child may be able to conduct these experiments by him/herself though I feel adult supervision is necessary (it is also recommended by the manufacturer). I had to help my daughter with some parts of the experiments, especially those involving the use of citric acid. The experiments included here are:
    Dancing Powders
    Color changing liquids
    Acid or Base? – involves testing some safe household liquids to determine if they are acids or bases.
    Colorful Jiggle Crystals – we had so much fun with these! It does require patience as it takes up to 2 hours for the crystals to absorb the water and form into soft crystals.
    Test tube sunset
    Giant Jiggly Crystals
    Color Changing Volcano – this was awesome! We started on a modest scale making a small volcano, then I adapted the recipe and made a bigger one with bigger fizzy effects, to my preschooler’s delight!
    Underwater Volcano
    Color Changing Paper
    Color Changing Grapes
    Magic Ooze
    Mix Colors with your eyes – mixing colors without them touching each other.

    Each experiment comes with detailed step by step instructions, and also a segment titled “Mind Blowing Science Secrets” which I found quite educational.

    Final verdict – this is an excellent beginner science kit that will motivate young children and enhance their interest in science. The experiments are easy to produce and great fun – definitely worth the money!

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  • SA Mom says:
    171 of 180 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for Both My Kids!, November 13, 2008
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    SA Mom (San Antonio, TX United States) –

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    This review is from: POOF-Slinky – Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, (11) Activities, 0SA221 (Toy)
    My kids (daughter age 9 1/2 and son age 4 1/2 at the time) got this for Christmas last year and still enjoy the activities and science projects in it – and I have fun with them! It can get a little messy when my son wants to do some of it by himself, but we’ve learned a lot and had fun at the same time! My older daughter might be getting a little old for some of it, but she still liked it quite a bit. It was very exciting for the younger one, especially as he’s gotten older this year.

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