This is the perfect starter kit that’s guaranteed to get your young scientist hooked. Every aspiring scientist wants to set-up their own laboratory with test tubes, colorful liquids, bubbling potions and the tools needed to make their own discoveries. Mad Scientist Laboratory features hands-on activities and STEM projects that introduce children to basic concepts of volume, measurement, color mixing, chemical reactions, water-absorbing polymers and an unforgettable lesson in density. The big ideas and the leading questions all guide young scientists to colorful discoveries and new ways to think about the science of color. The big finalé is a chemical reaction where your young scientist will make their own test tube lava lamps… guaranteed to get oohs & ahhhs!
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.
What Does It Teach?
The obvious element presented in this kit is color mixing but there are others along the way. Three primary colors lead to six secondary. These six are then manipulated to become as many as twenty-four. There’s an emphasis on being safe in the lab and always keeping track of what’s happening. The experience relies on handling lab equipment correctly and making careful measurements and observations in each activity. It’s filled with “What do you think?” questions that allow for individual thought and tests. This kit demonstrates that simple tools can lead to colorful, eye-opening results.
Recommended for children ages 6 and up with adult supervision.
Science Fair Connections
The take-it-further challenges featured throughout the kit are great starting points for any science fair project. With help and guidance from the adult science helper, it will be easy to focus in on any one of the experiments and create a great science fair project.
1) What’s the best kind of water to use for soaking a Jelly Marble to it’s largest size?
2) How does water temperature change the way a Color Fizzer Tablet reacts?