Engaging a child’s mind while they play can be challenging! Extreme Weather from Discovery Kids makes it easy to get your kids learning while they play. Let your kids have a hands on learning experience, all while being educated about extreme weather scenarios with these kits from Discovery Kids!
Obviously, it’s not safe, nor is it the desire of any parent, to put their child at risk of danger by taking them to actual extreme weather situations in order for them to have a hands on experience in the name of science and education! With these kits, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home, or even make a big mess, to see a realistic scale of the damages and intensity of extreme weather!
These kits are awesome, and allow you to see the differences in wind speed, how debris is effected and distributed in a storm, and more! If you want to make it even more fun, you can turn on the sound effects so they can hear what a storm would sound like, as well as see it! Learning doesn’t have to be boring, and science doesn’t have to be messy! These kits make science and learning fun, and easy for kids and parents to enjoy together!
Here is what the kids thought:
Activities: Volcano, Tornado,The students enjoyed both activities. Building the volcano and having “erupt” was the class favorite. We discussed the chemical reaction that took place to get the eruption. However, it was difficult to connect back to a real application, where volcanoes create a change in the land and atmosphere. With the tornado we discussed wind speeds and funnel shape.It was helpful that students had background knowledge to connect the models function to real life.If I were to do this again, I would have students come up with ways to adapt the model to represent something more realistic.Overall, the kids loved it. They were very engaged and hands on with building and trying out the models.
disclaimer: we were sent product in exchange for an hones review. All thoughts are entirely our own – and the elementary school students’ who tested this out for us. The product was then left at the school to be part of their “maker space”.