Here’s an opportunity to amaze and entertain after dinner or before dinner either at home or when you’re eating out. You have to plan ahead for a few of the activities but usually, what you have right at the table works great. You could turn the wrapper on a straw into a growing worm. You could use that same straw to vacuum some salt without your mouth even getting close to it. Combine a couple of straws and make music. Think straws are weak? Jam one all the way through a raw potato and prove they are anything but weak. You’ll discover that Egg Drop Plop is not a new Chinese side dish and those chop sticks are for more than eating.
The kit comes with the essential materials you’ll need to conduct many experiments, take-it-further activities and challenges for 1 – 4 children per kit.
You’ll also receive two instruction guides – one for the scientist and a top secret document for the adult science helper. The easy to follow step-by-step instructions guide the learner through the scientific method while providing open-ended activities to promote further learning. The adult helper’s top secret document contains the science explanation behind all of the experiments and answers to all of the science questions. Best of all, you’ll receive helpful tips and suggestions for ways to work with your child to create an unforgettable learning experience.
Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult supervision.
BONUS – Each Spangler Science Club kit comes with video lessons to help visual learners easily grasp the concepts and excel the learning process.
What Does It Teach?
Table manners are not on the list but a lot of great science definitely is there. Who knew that Newton’s First Law of Motion was such an important part of the table setting? Nutrition in food comes into view, literally, when a magnet reveals the iron hidden in some breakfast cereals. Self-confidence and presentation skills shine when it’s proved that “lite” rice really is lighter. These are simple activities that spotlight important principles in science and they’re made all the better because they’re shared over a meal.
Science Fair Connections
How much iron has been added to different kinds of breakfast cereal products?