Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summer Fun with the Young Scientists Club Exploring Oceans Kit! #partner

*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!

The newest addition to the Young Scientists club is the Exploring Oceans Kit.

Ms Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride by Exploring Oceans. Young Scientists make a desalination plant, study different kinds of salts, make shells bubble, collect and identify shells, create collector cards, learn about the included starfish replica and sand dollar, use cling-on stickers to learn about the life in the different zones of the oceans, build a volcano, play the marine animal matching game, and much, much, more! 

This exciting kit includes a colorful poster, stickers, 8 different kinds of shells, a replica starfish, a sand dollar, and more. 

Plus, the Young Scientists Club will be donating 10% of the profits to a kit themed related charity that Young Scientists can choose.  

This kit is great for kids ages 5 and up.  The experiments, activities and games are set up in a way that each lesson builds on top of the knowledge gained from the previous activity. 

You can do all the activities as one large lesson or spread them out over the course of several days.

 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.  

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 a handy dandy materials sheet in case you are confused at what something may be called...great for younger learners.

 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:

Tim's Experiment:

We explored the differences between rock salt, sea salt and table salt.

Jyoti's Experiment

We tested our sand for the presence of calcium carbonate.

Keesha's Activity #1

We sifted through sand to find shells and then matched them to the poster.

Tim's Activity

We matched the shells to the collector cards.

Keesha's Activity #2

We made a food web.

Arnold's Game

We played a couple of variations to learn more about ocean animals.

Our kit was fantastic!  The kids really had a great time learning about salt water, sand, shells, sea animals and ocean zones through the super fun experiments, activities 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.   

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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