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4M Solar System Planetarium
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- The Solar System Planetarium set teaches children about the wonders of the solar system. Just assemble, paint and learn.
- This set includes planets, stencils, squeeze glow paint pen, rods, string, a fact-filled wall chart and 10 sets of Kidz Quiz questions.
- Complete assembly instructions included.
- No batteries required.
- Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
- Challenge your child's imagination with 4M toys and kits.
- 4M educational toys cover a wide range of educational subjects and include science kits, arts and crafts kits, robotics kits, and more.
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4M educational toys cover a wide range of subjects and include science kits, arts and crafts kits, robotics kits, and more. Each toy is creative, imaginative, inspiring--and most of all, fun! They encourage your child's inquisitive nature while teaching them to explore the world around them.
4M KidzLabs Solar System Planetarium
This kit introduces kids to the world of astronomy in a fun, hands-on way
Explore the wonders of outer space with the 4M Solar System Planetarium. Assemble the sun and planets and set them into motion with this fascinating, glow-in-the-dark mini-planetarium.
- Assemble the sun and planets into a fascinating mini-planetarium
- Glows in the dark
Explore the Wonders of the Solar System
Learn about the planets of the solar system with this fun, hands-on science kit.
Planets in Motion
Once assembled, watch the planets move in their orbits.
Mix 4M Solar System kits and explore the wonders of the solar system through hours of creativity, enrichment and imaginative play.
|4M KidzLabs Solar System Planetarium Kit||4M 3-Dimensional Glow-In-The-Dark Solar System Model Making Kit||4M KidzLabs Earth-Moon Model Kit|
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|Number of Planets||12||12||1|
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|Recommended Ages||Ages 8 and Up||Ages 8 and Up||Ages 7 and Up|
Art and science combine with the 4M Solar System Planetarium. The Solar System Planetarium set teaches children about the wonders of the solar system. Just assemble, paint and learn. This set includes planets, stencils, squeeze glow paint pen, rods, string, a fact-filled wall chart and 10 sets of Kidz Quiz questions. Complete assembly instructions included. No batteries required. Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
From the Manufacturer
Construct a 16.5"x16.5" glow-in-the-dark solar mobile. Art meets science with Kidz Labs solar system models. Assemble, paint and learn.
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 8 x 5 in||9.63 x 3 x 12.25 in||2.36 x 6.3 x 4.72 in||12.5 x 12.5 x 11 in||11.42 x 14.09 x 3.43 in||9.06 x 4.33 x 9.25 in|
|Item Weight||—||0.95 lb||4.23 ounces||0.9 lb||2.85 lbs||0.5 lb|
Top customer reviews
This solar system kit comes completely unassembled and part of the enjoyment for youngsters is the application of the paint. There are two strips of paint included with several different colors. This allows kids the chance to explore their creative side. Some kids will choose to paint the planets according to their actual color, such as painting the planet Mars red. Others will mix and match and create all sorts of different color combinations. Kids will enjoy this part of the process almost as much as they will enjoy looking at the completed mobile itself.
Once the fun of painting is over, it will then be time to assemble the pieces together. This is easily the most frustrating part of the process and depending on the ages of your kids, you may very well have to complete this step for them. The reason this is so frustrating is because of the very small size of the hooks and the rectangular pieces that are anchored into the spheres. The tiny hooks and even tinier rectangular pieces have a small hole in the middle through which you have to thread the fishing line. This takes time and patience and you have to tie the ends securely enough that the line won't come loose. A single knot isn't good enough. You need to make two knots if you want the line to stay in place. The pieces are so tiny, many young children will be unable to complete the task and even many adults will grow frustrated. The manufacturer should rethink this aspect and, if nothing else, increase the size of these pieces, in order to make them easier to work with.
Another possible trouble spot with this solar system module is the fragility of the pieces. The mobile looks interesting hanging from the ceiling and its lightweight design means it will slowly turn, with the slightest amount of air. However, because the pieces are so light and fragile, you have to keep the mobile away from wind/air sources. The air movement from a fan, for example, could be enough to make the planetary bodies come apart and/or cause the nylon string to become untied. Even the air movement from a heat duct could be enough to cause problems. It's best to place the mobile far out of the reach of small children. If little ones can easily touch the mobile, the constant handling will cause the pieces to fall apart.
Taken as a whole, the 3D Solar System Kit by Toysmith is still good educational toy for kids that introduces them to the world of astronomy. Assembling the tiny pieces can really try your patience and the fragile nature of this mobile solar system limits its quality. However, it still has enough positive points to earn a slight recommendation.