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Scientific Explorer My First Science Kit

4.4 out of 5 stars 104 customer reviews

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  • Experiments to spark creativity and curiosity
  • Grow watery crystals, create a rainbow in a plate, explore the science of color and more
  • Represents STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) principles - open ended toys to construct, engineer, explorer and experiment
  • Includes cross linked polyacrylamide, 3 color tablets, 3 mixing cups, 3 test tubes, caps and stand, pipette, mixing tray, magnifier and instructions
  • Recommended for children 4 years of age and older with adult supervision
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

Scientific Explorer My First Science Kit is a fun and educational make-it-yourself kit that contains mind boggling experiments to delight and educate your young scientist. This kit will have children growing gobs of watery crystals and exploring the science of color. This kit includes 8 fun and safe activities with everything your child needs to create their own color-mixing laboratory and discover what it’s like to learn, think and act like a scientist. Includes cross linked polyacrylamide, 3 color tablets, 3 mixing cups, 3 test tubes, caps and stand, pipette, mixing tray, magnifier and instructions. Recommended for children 4 years of age and older with adult supervision.

From the Manufacturer

Scientific Explorer 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. These kits teach valuable lessons 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. Kids will love it and learn at the same time. Scientific Explorer is a member of the ALEX Brands family of products. Visit www.amazon.com/alex-brands for more information on ALEX Brands and our best-selling line of educational and entertaining products for kids.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 10 inches ; 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B00008ZCDO
  • Item model number: 0SA210
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 8 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,493 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
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I agree with all the reviews here - the good AND the bad. The set is cheap, chintzy, and NOT worth the money for the materials. The magnifying glass is...well, I wouldn't even call it cheap plastic. Just impossible to see anything through it. The droppers are cheap and I am sure will not hold up to repeated use. The plastic cups are the kind they use to give you 2 pills in the hospital - disposable plastic.

The entire kit is based solely on color mixing using Crayola tub tints! I almost had a fit - I have a jar of 50 of them in the bathroom! Color mixing is all you get here.

That being said - my 4 1/2 year old loved it. Felt like a real scientist with her dropper and what-not. So, was it worth the twenty dollars? Not from a materials stand point. But for watching my daughter learn and discover and become jazzed about experiments even more than she was (if that's possible), then yes, it was worth it.

It was definitely worth Mom learning a lesson on buying good quality materials and borrowing experiment idea books from the library!
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I am a microbiologist and worked years in a lab and know exactly how cheap these materials are, BUT the kids loved it! The bottom line is that if I had brought them the same materials and used food colouring in the pantry, they would have not have had half the interst. Is it the box, the wrapping? Who knows. My hope was to have some fun with science and to introduce the idea of scientific exploration as a joy and this silly kit works. The lesson ideas help you guide them in an age appropiate way and along with extra food colouring from my pantry (arguing over the yellow) we have been able to use this 3 time on rainy days with much enthusiasm. If you want to introduce science as something fun, these kits do the trick. I will certianly purchase more in the future.
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I cannot believe that other reviewers gave this cheesy so-called science kit 5 stars. I gave it to my almost 5 yr. old grandson for Christmas. His mom & I decided that one does not need the junky things included in this set to do these experiments. For instance the little plastic food coloring bottles available at the grocery store are perfectly suited for mixing colors either on paper towels or in custurd cups. The chrystal making stuff is what is used in baby diapers and for $.26 (the cost of one diaper) you can make chrystals easily. The magnifying glass is so chintzy--very small and hard to see through the murky plastic.

Get your child an inexpensive real magnifying glass. No more packaged so-called science kits for us. Most kids really interested in science would find little inspiration in this kit.
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I bought this for my son's 4th birthday and he loved it! My husband and I spent several evenings doing the various experiments with him and we had a great time too. My son really enjoyed learning about mixing colors and the whole "experiment" aspect of it. The materials, such as the droppers and test tubes, are reusable so you can make up your own experiments too.
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I did this kit with my 4-year-old daughter and she loved it! There are various activities within the kit -- she expecially liked making the rainbow of crystals. She also enjoyed mixing the colors and even wanted to write down the results. She's now 5 and still remembers the experiment and thinks science is fun. Well worth it!
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I don't understand all the negative reviews. My daughter LOVES science. She's 6, but we started doing boxed science kits when she was 4. We have done many including the Smithsonian Volcano kit, the SE Disgusting Science, SE Magic Science, SE Mind Blowing Science, SE Tasty Science. Some of the other kits were a bit hard for her, they are meant for 8 and up, but she LOVED them all. She enjoyed this one because she was able to do all the activities with very little help.

Yes the stuff is cheap and you can buy all the stuff at the store but it is much easier and interesting in the box. Everything is there with instructions. We were able to just open the box and go. We have done experiments from books but my daughter always favors the boxed kits.

The fizzy tablets are much more fun than food coloring but we did redo some of the activities with food coloring because she enjoyed doing them over and over again, especially the plate color mixing and the soap activity. Making a rainbow over and over again in milk then dispersing it with soap was so entertaining to her!

I think this is a good beginner kit for preschool and elementary children. A great start for science kits, it builds their knowledge of working with these tools for future science experiments.

We can't wait to do more science kits :)
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I bought this for my 3 1/2 year old son. I read many of the reviews and decided it was an easily packaged few hours of fun. It was what many described...basic and low quality. But in the end, my son has enjoyed playing with it.
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So, there are a range of these sorts of kits and we bought a couple for our four year old son who loves to do experiments in the kitchen. Most of his experiments involve just mixing a bunch of stuff from the pantry together so we thought this would be an improvement. It was not. The materials were super-cheap and would not have been hard to buy separately and less expensively. Also there are a lot of directions to follow for a kit for someone young. And the experiments were not very interesting or fun. Much better just to get food coloring, some white vinegar and baking soda and do things with that in your kitchen. Buy an eye dropper and a few small bowls from Goodwill and... viola! You'll be set. Parts of this remind me of the children's museums we go to with our son. All sorts of posters and charts that explain things and ask questions, but really children learn by doing! They can ask their own questions and do not need (or want) an adult to read them a handout that asks, "What happens when you mix blue and red?" Stick with your kitchen supplies and food coloring and don't waste your money on this.
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