Friday, October 25, 2013

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Make Learning at Home Fun & Entertaining with The Magic School Bus and The Young Scientists Club!


Thank you to The Young Scientists Club for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Many children and adults alike have fallen in love with Mrs. Frizzle and her class on The Magic School Bus and now you can take the magic home with you! The Young Scientists Club has new kits out and we were given the opportunity to try out The Magic School Bus Weather Lab in our homeschool.

Undoubtedly, the very first thing kids will notice the iconic shape of the kit...the same as The Magic School Bus itself! Once you open the school bus, there are over 20 experiments with color illustrated activity cards to show you how to do the experiment and give you the science behind it. Each experiment is fairly easy and the kit comes with almost everything needed to complete them. The only things you need to add are things most people already have or are easy to acquire, such as water, plastic bottles, markers, etc. The kit also comes with a data notebook for recording observations and conclusions, so kids can track their progress and remember the science skills they learned.

One of the first things you make with the kit is your own weather lab for recording and observing daily whether. With a barometer, compass, thermometer, weather vane, and more, you can record all aspects of weather and then keep track of weather patterns using the chart and stickers.

Other experiments included in this kit are condensation, evaporation, the ever-popular tornado in a bottle, and more. We have loved using this kit with our home science curriculum and highly recommend it to everyone we know - homeschoolers or not. The included items are well made, the experiments are fun yet simple, and the learning and memories made are invaluable.

You can learn more about The Young Scientists Club at www.theyoungscientistsclub.com including where to purchase this kit, which retails for $39.99. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.