Floating Flakes, Squeaky Straws, and Lite Rice
Amaze and entertain after dinner or before dinner!
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.
Create an unforgettable learning experience for both you and your child
This STEM Science Kit includes all the materials you need to conduct all 7 experiments, suggestions for take-it-further activities and challenges for 1-4 children per kit. You’ll also receive two activity guides! The young scientist guide has step-by-step instructions for each lab, along with questions, and more challenges. The adult helper gets a guide including all the science behind the labs.
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.
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