The Young Scientists Club’s Clifford The Big Red Dog’s Bubble Science Kit
When it comes to science for young children many wonder “what’s the purpose”, or “my children are too young to understand anyways”. I believe there is a purpose and understanding isn’t always the goal for a young child. The purpose and the goal should be to get the young child engaged and actively involved. Later when understanding comes, they have practical experience to put with those real understanding concepts.
This kit comes with many items that are familiar to the children, so already they can associate and begin to interact with it. As you will see in the pictures we took, each age group has a different experience yet all are fully engaged and learning. We all had a lot of fun using this Clifford Bubble Science Kit. I plan to continue to use it and explore the science of bubbles.
When we first received our kit in the mail, my 7 year old, wanted to open it and find out what was what. At first they were not sure what it was, but they were familiar with Clifford The Big Red Dog. Inside there is a really nice book of experiments for you to try. These children are old enough to read it and see what the kit is all about. I had them start to read it while I looked though everything else that is in the kit. By the time all the younger children were up from naps we were ready to start exploring bubbles and the science behind them.
My oldest girl had found an experiment she thought looked like fun. In the picture above, it is the one on the right hand page. You will notice a set of written instructions that can be read, but also just below it is a set of pictures that show how to do the experiment that my 4 and 5 year old could follow and understand without reading skills.This book is full of experiments set up just this way. It is very well presented to be child friendly and age appropriate.
After this one experiment, life in the world of science got a bit crazy. “Controlled Chaos?”
I set the experiment tray in front of the younger children to see what it was showing us about water tension. While I was doing this, my reader, continued to experiment behind my back. Filled a glass with water and soap solution, just like the instructions said too and began blowing a glass full of bubbles, all over the counter top. I then handed the younger ones straws and bubbles were being explored fully. Total engagement had taken place.
Note to parents: Make sure there is a glass of fresh drinking water nearby when small children have straws and bubble solution… Yes it’s true, they suck, instead of blowing into the bubbles… 🙂 This too is a good learning experiment…
If you look closely you will see that even my smallest child age 2 had his hand in most every step of exploration. You might look at these pictures and freak out about the mess that was made. Let me say this. Soapy water, not only wipes up easily, it cleans as you go. Your counters and floors will never look so good as they do after you experiment with Clifford and his Bubble Science kit. I would highly recommend that you take the time to allow your children to begin to experience science and find a love for learning.
The saying goes that you ‘can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ Well The Young Scientists Club has managed to teach the world’s oldest (50 years!), largest and most lovable canine quite a bit about science; and he is set to share his findings with the world. The beloved literary character, Clifford The Big Red Dog® is ready to guide kids to discover bubbles, rainbows and experiments by the kitchen sink in three new kits.
- Bubble Science kit
- Rainbow Science kit’s colorful lab tray, measuring cup, test tubes, pipette, and funnel
- Kitchen Science kit; featuring an exploding Volcano!
Ms. Frizzle, not known for missing an opportunity for science fun, will take her Magic School Bus® and be joining Clifford with two new kits of her own this year!
- Weather Lab
- Wonders of Nature kit.
Young Scientists get to spin a pinwheel, make a tornado in a bottle, swirl a paper snake, recreate the water cycle, create a rain cloud, use a sundial, construct a barometer, catch a rainbow, and learn about the greenhouse effect.
At just $19.99 – $39.99 a piece, scientifically-inclined kids can get their paws on any one of the five new kits from The Young Scientists Club this Spring.
Here’s a note: ABOUT THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS CLUB Esther Novis, a mother of five and a former Harvard-trained biologist, started The Young Scientists Club as a summer science camp for her then 5-year-old son. Friends from other parts of the country told Novis they wanted to duplicate her concept and the idea for a science subscription service was born!
So that we don’t have to re-invent the wheel, we can glean from Esther’s expertise and just have fun with exposing our children to the world of science through these wonderful kits.
This just in: Clifford science kits has just won the Tillywig Toy & Media Brain Child Award, given only to “exciting products that energize the mind while seamlessly blending fun and learning!”
Win a Bubble Science Kit or Other Kit!
Bubble Science kit, Rainbow Science Kit, Kitchen Science Kit, or The Magic School Bus Wonders of Nature kit.
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