When I was a kid, I used to love all of the educational shows that would come on TV before & after school. Bill Nye, and Reading Rainbow are just two of many that I enjoyed during my own childhood. One show that I also enjoyed when I was a kid and that is still popular all these years later, is The Magic School Bus. It was jam-packed with humor, educational and animated in a style that easily got kids hooked on the series. Now that I have my own daughter I’ve found that The Magic School Bus is still pretty popular, so, I’ve loved being able to introduce my daughter to something that I used to love so much. The fact that it is also filled to bursting with a plethora of educational content, specifically science, was just an added bonus.
Recently I was given the opportunity to work with a company by the name of The Young Scientist Club; given my daughters interest in science as a subject, I was only too happy to review their products so I could share them with her as well as share my opinions here on my blog.
Founded in 1999, The Young Scientist Club was created with the mission to to engage children around the world in an educational science adventure that lasts a lifetime. By offering quality science products that are made to fascinate children about the wonders of scientific discovery, The Young Scientist Club helps spark their interest in future scientific discoveries and pursuits. With a collection of products that are specially designed by a team of talented Harvard graduates, scientists, educators, and parents, with one purpose in mind, the goal for The Young Scientist Club is to combine both fun and fascination with quality and learning with each and every product sold.
From beloved favorites like The Magic School Bus, Clifford the Big Red Dog and new collections featuring The Young Scientist Club Series, Science Art Fusion, Nature Series and much more, The Young Scientist Club is a fantastic way to introduce science to your family while also keeping the subject light and fun.
For my review while working with The Young Scientist Club I was sent products from their The Magic School Bus collection. Science Explosion was the perfect choice for them to send me — as Miss Sarah is HUGE in science.
Did you know that one of the 2015 Noble Prize winners said “Girls don’t belong in the lab”? Tim Hunt KILLS me because by 4th grade, approximately 90% of the girls are discouraged from serious focus on the sciences. Tim Hunt is a British Biochemist and a glorified idiot (in my humble opinion).
Parents — let’s prove him wrong! Get something like Science Explosion in your daughter’s hands this Christmas. It’s like 2 games in one and players learn about all different fields of science while they try to be the first to explode the volcano. We were laughing so hard we cried while playing it with Miss Sarah.
While the high quality game board comes flat, you do have to work a tad at getting the volcano unflat enough to be round…that was our only small challenge.
This is PERFECT for home school families, and a great way to watch and see what field of science might trip the trigger of your “not meant for the lab” daughter — so you can build upon that and keep her interest growing.
If you like it, make sure you check out Math Explosion too