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Fun Kids Science Kits from Thames & Kosmos

Fun Kids Science Kits from Thames & Kosmos – Keep your child entertained this Easter and let their knowledge grow with MBE – a series of exciting science kits from Thames & Kosmos. Each kit retails at £8.99 and vary in activities from hidden gemstones to magic tricks!

Each kit contains a different activity which are perfect for a rainy day or used as a boredom buster for when they’re having a meh day.

Kits Available:

Amazing Minerals – excavate minerals like a real geologist! There are five different gemstones to hidden in the soft plaster material, with factual information on each in the colourful instructions.

Bouncing Planets – space fans will love making their own bouncy-ball planets in various colours. Create a coloured mixture, pour it into a spherical mould and dip it in water to solidify, and voila! A new awesome bouncing planet is formed.

Crystal Geode – this kit includes all the ingredients and instructions needed to grow your own crystals in a self-cast plaster mould, and transforms them into beautiful shiny crystal geode forms, creating a unique and mysterious spherical rock formation.

Crystal Growing – from white crystal salt and water, this pack shows children how easy it is to create their own fascinating crystals. Enclosed dye adds colour to each creation and there’s also a fun booklet to explain what crystals actually are and how their various forms develop.

Prehistoric Sea Dogs – an unusual ‘pet’ for Easter, this experiment kit lets kids breed their own prehistoric crustacean. Place prehistoric eggs into salty water and watch the larvae hatch.  Using the food included, keep them well fed, and watch the hatchlings grow into shrimps.

Molecule Beads – As if by magic, turn liquids into slimy giant molecules! Whether it’s balls, snakes or jellyfish, this kit lets children form and study all kinds of slimy giant molecules. A must for any budding slime scientist!

Monster Putty – make playful monsters or funky aliens with this amazing ‘Intelligent putty’.  The kit includes plastic parts to help with effects, but watch in amazement as the putty changes within a few minutes due to its special characteristics.

Magic Tricks – a slight side-step from science, this ‘bag’ of tricks will teach children how to perform magic in no time. Each pack includes a collection of magic ingredients and colourful step-by-step instructions, to enable children to put on their own performance.

Suitable for ages 8+ and available from thamesandkosmos.co.uk and Amazon.

Monster Putty

We were sent the Monster Putty Set as well as the Molecule Bead Set. The Monster Putty set was great for Isabelle to do whilst I was cooking dinner as she didn’t need any help with this kit.

The kit came with two eggs of putty, one green and one orange and a selection of googly eyes, arms, legs and tails as wekk as a plastic mould.

You can just make different little monsters, but there are a few experiments that you can do with the putty.

Watch your Monster Melt

Build your monster and then stand back and watch them start to melt. Isabelle had high expectations for this, and wasn’t very patient with waiting for it to change. It happens rather slowly and works best if you make a tall skinny monster.

Molecule Beads

This was the kit that Isabelle was most excited to use.

???????What you get in the kit:

  • A measuring cup
  • A spatula
  • A spoon
  • 2 Sachets of Calcium Chloride
  • 1 Red bottle of Sodium Alginate
  • 1 Yellow bottle of Sodium Alginate
  • 2 Collection pots

There were two experiments to perform in this kit, one was to make molecule beads and the other was to make worm like pieces. To make the beads you had to mix a sachet of Calcium Chloride into water and just had to drop little droplets of the red and yellow Sodium Alginate into the water.

Isabelle scooped the beads out of the water which felt like orbeez. She was quite impressed that they made a popping sound when you squeezed them.

Next we made the molecule worms which looked just like strawberry laces which she enjoyed snipping with scissors.

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