Friday, June 14, 2019

Enjoy a Screen-Free Summer with Young Scientists Club Kits! #WelcomeSummer

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Young Scientists Club for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

As homeschoolers, we are always looking for educational, hands-on projects to help make learning more fun.  Concepts tend to stick better for my tactile learners when they can be explored through hands-on activities.  The Magic School Bus kits from Young Scientists Club are an awesome resource for entertaining and engaging projects that encourage learning all summer long...and your kiddos may not even realize the valuable lessons they are learning because they will be having so much fun!

Check out the Jumping Into Electricity Kit:

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride by jumping into electricity. Young Scientists generate lightning bolts, use anti-static sheets, make cereal dance, bend a water stream, create static hair, construct an electric circuit, build a light switch, experiment with insulators and conductors, design electric games, and much, much more! This electrifying kit comes with a colorful circuit board holder. Seatbelts everyone! Get ready to Jump into Electricity! (Ages: 5 and up)

Most of the materials you will need are provided in the may need to grab a few items from the store, but for the most part any items not included, you probably already have lying around the house.  There is a handy dandy materials sheet in case you are confused at what something may be called...great for younger learners.

The experiments are laid out with easy to follow directions, backstory on what you will be learning, and space to fill in your hypothesis, results and conclusions.  This is great for teaching the scientific method.  There is space in the back of the book to help you  figure out what to put in these blanks if you need a little help.  

Each of the main members of the Magic School Bus cast gets at least one experiment or game to help teach your kiddos the lessons.  Here are a few of our favorites:

Jyoti's Experiment teaches how static electricity can make a balloon stick to the wall and a dryer softener sheet will release it.

Keesha's first experiment shows how you can bend water with static electricity.

Keesha's second experiment uses copper, zinc and a lemon to teach how a battery works.

The kit included a couple of games along with the experiments.  Here is our favorite game included in this kit, Arnold's game:

This game was like build the board using the battery, alligator clips and the foil sheet and try to pick up the paper fish without tripping the "alarm."  It takes a pretty steady hand!

The back of the booklet also contains info straight from the desk of Ms. Frizzle.  It gives additional information and the link to the site where you can ask any questions you may have.

Our kit was fantastic!  The kids really had a great time learning about electricity through the super fun experiments and games.  These kits would be great for backyard learning fun this summer.  Young Scientists Club also has school and group packs that are perfect for classrooms, homeschooling coops, boys and girls scouts, birthday parties, and after-school programs and science clubs.  

This month marks the 20th year of kid-friendly science adventures for the Young Scientists Club and they are releasing the Exploring Oceans Kit to celebrate!  10% of profits from The Exploring Oceans kit will be donated to a kit-themed charity that Young Scientists can choose from the website. 

Use the code SCIENCEFUN for a 30% discount on any of the following subscriptions: 
Pre-pay 12 months of Magic School Bus science club 
Pre-pay 12 months of The Young Scientists club
Pre-pay 6 months of Clifford science club

 To redeem the voucher, just click on the green button (redeem voucher/coupon here) on the top of the respective club page and voila!  Super fun kits delivered straight to your doorstep!  Let the learning begin! 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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