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  • Allows your young scientist to explore and learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of basic science tools
  • Create an erupting, color changing volcano, a sunset in a test tube, jiggly crystals and more
  • Spark your child's curiosity in science with detailed step-by-step science experiments and answer their "mind-blowing science secrets"
  • Scientific Explorer is the industry leader in fun, educational and activity-based science kits
  • Recommended for children 4-years of age and older with adult supervision
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 10.1 x 2.9 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000BURAP2
  • Item model number: 0SA221
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 8 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
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My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
Mind Blowing Science Packaging
Learn About the Unusual Principles of Science

My First Science Kit tests several scientific principles with mind blowing experiments such as creating a sunset in a test tube and making a color-changing volcano. Children love learning fascinating facts about their natural world and this kit will keep them engrossed with interactive experiments. You don’t need a state of the art laboratory to hypothesize and test your theories; everything you need comes in this expansive kit. Your child will learn using the scientific process of deduction and experimentation.

Product Information
  • Step-by-step instructions for all 11 experiments, the detailed science guide included with this kit provides adults with "mind blowing science secrets" that help to answer questions about what's happening in each experiment
  • Mind Blowing Science is part of the exceptional series of home science kits based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program pioneered at UC Berkley's Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Kit Includes: Red cabbage juice powder, citric acid, baking soda, three color tablets, crosslinked polyacrylamide, vegetable oil, corn starch, two cotton swabs, three test tubes, three plastic cups, pipette, two sticks, two measuring scoops and an activity guide
My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
Package Contents
Fun Educational Experience

My First Mind Blowing Science Kit provides the tools your little Einstein needs to create their very own science lab at home. This beginner’s science kit allows young scientists to perform several amazing safe and fun science experiments that range from erupting a color-changing volcano to creating a sunset in a test tube. Young scientists will learn about basic principles behind the science including the difference between acids and bases and how to use a test tube and pipette.

This kit combines elements of science with entertaining facts to provide hours of hands-on activities. This kit is an exciting way for children to learn and test scientific principles with awesome experiments. It also teaches a valuable lesson about the scientific method and how to propose, test and refine your hypothesis. Exploratory learning improves memory and keeps kids engaged with hands-on learning experiences. These experiments are the closest educators have come to creating an authentic learning experience. Kids will love it and learn at the same time. Enjoy this kit at home with parents and friends or in the classroom at school.

My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
Product’s Additional Features

This kit is based on a series of home science kits based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science program pioneered at UC Berkley's Lawrence Hall of Science. With strong research backing each experiment, your child will learn and grow with this expansive kit. It comes with an activity guide that steps you through each experiment and explains important facts.

Scientific Explorer is the industry leader in fun, educational and activity-based science kits loved by both parents and children. The POOF-Slinky 0SA221 Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is recommended for children 4 years of age and older with adult supervision. POOF-Slinky, Inc. is the maker of Poof, Slinky, Ideal and Scientific Explorer Brands.

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Scientific Explorer's Mind Blowing Science Kit makes it possible to create your very own science lab at home. This smartly designed science kit allows young scientists to perform several amazing science experiments that range from erupting a color-changing volcano to growing colorful, jiggly crystals. Young scientists will learn about basic principles behind the science including the difference between acids and bases, and how to use a test tube and pipette. Although designed for use by children ages four and older, adult supervision is needed for safety and to ensure that young scientists get the most out of the Mind Blowing Science Kit.

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Mind Blowing Science Kit

Ages: 4 years and up
Requires: Water, baking flour, plate or tray, tape, red and blue pens, grape juice, coffee filter paper, bowl, measuring spoons and cups, stirring spoon, towels for clean-up
What We Think

Fun factor: 5 starts
Durability: 2 starts
Ease of assembly: 4 starts
Educational factor: 5 starts
Novelty factor: 5 starts

The Good: Colorful experiments can be performed at home

The Challenging: Adult supervision is required at all times

In a Nutshell: A fun, dynamic way to learn about science
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Mind Blowing Science Kit

This kit comes equipped with almost everything you need to create mind-blowing, colorful experiments in the comfort of your own kitchen. View larger.
Do-It-Yourself Science: No Experts Required
Scientific Explorer's Mind Blowing Science Kit includes almost everything you need to set up exciting, colorful experiments with your young scientist. Included in this dynamic kit are the following components: red cabbage juice powder, citric acid, color tablets, polyacrylamide crystals, a pipette, small and medium scoops, and three plastic cups. Only basic supplies are required but not included, such as water, towels, a plate or tray to catch spills, and a stirring spoon. Although none of the experiments included in this kit are especially messy, each one should be done on a flat surface that can be easily wiped clean in case of spills.

Adults who are supervising experiments do not need to be science gurus. In addition to step-by-step instructions for each experiment, the detailed science guide included with this kit provides adults with "mind blowing science secrets" that help to answer questions about what's happening in each experiment. All of the materials and experiments involve basic scientific concepts associated with acidic and basic liquids and are arranged to present these concepts in sequential order. The descriptions included in the science guide give background information related to each reaction and offer questions that adults can ask to help encourage fun learning during experimentation.

Dynamic, Fun Science at Home
Adults and kids will learn amazing new things about basic and acidic solutions with the Mind Blowing Science Kit. Whether erupting a color-changing volcano, creating a sunset in a test tube, or growing colorful, jiggly crystals, this science kit mixes learning with experimentation in a fun and colorful way for a wide range of ages. Each of the hands-on activities in the science guide is intended to be performed by a young scientist under adult supervision, although these activities can be adjusted to accommodate a range of ages and capabilities while still maintaining the educational excitement of the original experiments. In addition to providing detailed instructions, the science guide makes it possible for those adults who might not have a background in science, or even any exposure to scientific experimentation, to knowledgably perform experiments successfully. The dynamic, colorful nature of the experiments included in this kit make it great for pleasing a crowd at family gatherings, parties, or science fairs.

What's in the Box
Red cabbage juice powder, citric acid, baking soda, color tablets, cross-linked polyacrylamide crystals, vegetable oil, corn starch, paper, cotton swabs, test tubes and caps, plastic cups, pipette, stir sticks, small and medium plastic scoops, science guide.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

My 5 year old loves it.
LSomething
There are enough materials in the kit to perform the experiments several times.
Woody15
This is a great science kit for kids.
E. Kennedy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

684 of 697 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Rescorl on January 12, 2007
While I am not a chemist nor a volcano expert, I am a certified teacher. This kit provided hours and hours of quality time for my 4 year old, my six year old and myself. We measured ingredients, mixed solutions, made predictions, learned vocabulary, and discussed results. Can you think of many toys that can offer all of that? I thought the booklet that contained instructions was well-sequenced, with simple experiments followed by complex ones and with a helpful parent script. There were two drawbacks: the activities required direct parent involvement and sometimes a 2 hour wait time was required for "reactions" to happen
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133 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 25, 2010
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I got this kit for my 5-year-old daughter who loves doing little experiments and I decided to try this kit out. It comes with a set of items that facilitate a range of relatively easy and fun experiments. The kit contains: red cabbage juice powder, citric acid, baking soda, color tablets, cross-linked polyacrylamide crystals, vegetable oil, corn starch, 2 sheets of goldenrod paper, 2 cotton swabs, 3 test tubes and caps, 3 clear plastic cups, 1 pipette (in the form of an eye dropper), 2 stir sticks, 1 small plastic scoop, and 1 medium plastic scoop. The experiments also call for some basic and easy-to-find household items such as water, baking flour, plate/tray, tape, red and blue pens, grape juice, coffee filter paper, etc.

An older child may be able to conduct these experiments by him/herself though I feel adult supervision is necessary (it is also recommended by the manufacturer). I had to help my daughter with some parts of the experiments, especially those involving the use of citric acid. The experiments included here are:
Dancing Powders
Color changing liquids
Acid or Base? - involves testing some safe household liquids to determine if they are acids or bases.
Colorful Jiggle Crystals - we had so much fun with these! It does require patience as it takes up to 2 hours for the crystals to absorb the water and form into soft crystals.
Test tube sunset
Giant Jiggly Crystals
Color Changing Volcano - this was awesome! We started on a modest scale making a small volcano, then I adapted the recipe and made a bigger one with bigger fizzy effects, to my preschooler's delight!
Underwater Volcano
Color Changing Paper
Color Changing Grapes
Magic Ooze
Mix Colors with your eyes - mixing colors without them touching each other.
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165 of 172 people found the following review helpful By SA Mom on November 13, 2008
My kids (daughter age 9 1/2 and son age 4 1/2 at the time) got this for Christmas last year and still enjoy the activities and science projects in it - and I have fun with them! It can get a little messy when my son wants to do some of it by himself, but we've learned a lot and had fun at the same time! My older daughter might be getting a little old for some of it, but she still liked it quite a bit. It was very exciting for the younger one, especially as he's gotten older this year.
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251 of 274 people found the following review helpful By Desrey26 on January 7, 2009
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The experiments are very simple. My son is 6 1/2 and is into science, so I thought this would be a great learning gift. It does teach about acids and bases and how they react, and asks questions about "what do you think will happen now". However the BIG part of this kit is the volcano and that really left something to be desired. It calls for making a tiny volcano and watching the reactions of the chemicals. I guess we were really expecting more.
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Marga on February 19, 2009
This is the sort of kit that you buy exclusively for the instructions (though you could buy a science experiment book instead) and a couple of chemicals that you don't have in your kitchen (in this case red cabbage juice powder, goldenrod paper and crystals). $20-$25 is a bit too much for that, but I bought my kit at Michael's with a 50% off coupon (so I only paid $14 or so after tax) and I think it's not a bad value for that. It will make me go to the store for more supplies that are not included (baking flour and grape juice in my case). But I think the point is that it's getting us started on doing science experiments together - maybe later we'll branch out on our own.

So far we've done two experiments. The first one is your simple mixing baking soda with citric acid and water, which most kids have done a lot, but the second one adds red cabbage juice powder to the mix, and that makes a lot of difference. My 7yo loved seeing the glasses turn different colors, and fizz or not fizz depending which ingredient she added to it. She started not wanting to do any experiments saying science was for boys - but by the end of that experiment she was hooked and ready for more :-) Now I need to find a supplier of red cabbage juice powder to repeat these experiments at her birthday party :-)
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206 of 229 people found the following review helpful By Shawn on April 6, 2010
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Manual: Is just a cheap white xerox copy looking print out folded and stapled. With NO pictures. Very few experiments and they are all pretty much the same experiments. All just ways to view the interaction of acids and basics.

Hardware supplies: 3 little plastic dixie cups. 3 plastic test tubes with rounded bottoms and no rack to hold them. They want you to put them in a cup to hold them for viewing. They could have at least made the bottoms flat or included a cheap rack to go with the cheap test tubes. 2 straws, a pippet, and 2 measuring spoons that do not have the measurement amounts printed on them, but instead are referred to as the medium and small spoon. No clay or anything to mold a basic volcano. Instead they include a recipe for using flour to make a really bad paste for the volcano.

Chemicals: pretty much everything you already have in your kitchen except for the Citric Acid, which you could buy somewhere else or use Vinegar which works better in many of the acid/basic experiments.

While I knew when I bought this that the supplies would likely be over priced for this kit. I was expecting that the cost was justified for what I was expecting the manual to be. The manual should have been a nice color experiment book with pictures. And should have been a good collection of experiments that were more than just make colors change and watch the bubbles. Worthless kit. Just google for some simple experiments yourself. You likely have everything in your kitchen already and you will likely find more exciting things to show and teach your kids. I would return this kit if I had a choice.
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