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Scientific Explorer Our Amazing Solar System Model Kit
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- Build, paint, construct and explore our solar system with (2) separate realistic scale planet models
- Sky Set is designed to hang in your room and consists of a sun poster, models of all (9) planets and the (7) largest moons in the solar system
- Desk Set includes the inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) and the moon can be used for displays
- 64-page activity guide features (20) experiments to conduct and help you understand how the solar system works
- Recommended for children 8-years of age and older
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Top Customer Reviews
My nine year old got it for Christmas this year and had fun assembling it and painting it. It was worth a nice morning. But it is not very durable, nor were the planets' plastic the best material for painting. The paint doesn't soak in or dry very well.
There were a couple other upsetting things. First, our kit came with one wrong piece. That was probably just an oversight with our particular kit, but it did require us to get creative in sticking Neptune together... we had to use tape, which messed it up a little.
Second, there were no pieces included to hang the planets except string. Apparently you are supposed to string the planets across your ceiling, but there are no fasteners to hold it up there. It says to get them on your own. I am not that great with fasteners and screws in the ceiling, so we just duct taped it, which was kind of ugly. Also you are supposed to hang the planets in place with string and paper clips, but the clips slide down the string unless you knot them in place first, which is kind of tricky for a kid. Lastly, you are supposed to tie big knots inside the planets' spherical body so the string doesn't pop out when you hang them, but ours kept popping out anyway. We had to tape the strings to the planets which looked bad.
If you want to display the planets on your desk, only the first four planets come with bases. There are no bases for the larger planets, which kind of disqualifies that idea.
This leads to the biggest problem: on the box, the kit says it contains a desk set of planets and a hanging set.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great learning experience for kids.........and lots of fun. Definitely was a good choice to get for my little cousins.Published 17 months ago by Betty
Not great for people who doesn't want to spend time and effort. For me it was exactly what I was looking for. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Alain Jose Gomez
I bought this for my high school special education classroom for the kids to work together and it was harder then I wanted it to be. The painting was hard for my kids. Read morePublished on April 1, 2014 by Rebecca Michaelsen