Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I’ve Got Mad Scientists In The House

Review of the Spangler Science Club 

I’m always on the lookout for things to get my kids curiosity and imaginations brewing. Whether it’s on trips, stuff, games, music, whatever - just anything to get them trying new things.
And it helps if I’m interested too!

I was recently made aware of a hands-on science experiment kit by Steve Spangler (of Ellen and YouTube) that’s sent out monthly with different themes using kitchen science. Basically science-fair type projects geared for kids from kindergarten through 6th grade.  The theme of the kit we got was “Slime Time” which is reminiscent of Nickelodeon’s Slime from the 90’s and came with all of the parts and pieces for about 6 experiments – all addictive to the base experiment. It took us about 25-30 minutes to get through the step-by-step instructions and at the end of the booklet the kids are awarded with a fun collegiate-style certificate.
Overall, the box was pretty fun and easy enough for my 10 year-old to get through by herself. Younger kids like my 5 year-old definitely need the help especially keeping them interested with the science questions in the booklet.

The monthly boxes are $30 each, or $25 if you pay for a year up front. If you use the code “CLUB16” before 12/31/2016 you’ll save $5 off your first box.

And if you really want something cool for the kids to watch on YouTube – check out SpanglerScienceTV

Want to get them interested in science right away? Show them this one for some splashy ideas for a birthday party or maybe even a wedding.
Quite entertaining – even for adults!

Now I’m off to buy some liquid nitrogen.

*Disclosure Spangler Science Club sent me a complimentary review box