Our kids are hands-on learners, and it’s particularly important for subjects that are harder for them to learn (like Science) to really give them that experience. It helps them to stay interested and involved in their learning.
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Needless to say we love hands-on science projects and love to make them a regular part of our homeschool. Discover with Dr. Cool offers a variety of great (and most awarded) kids science kits. They’re a great addition to any homeschool science curriculum as well as in the classroom! Perhaps your children need to a science fair project or would just love digging deeper into science – the Discover with Dr. Cool science kits are a great option! With Christmas around the corner, these kits would make great gifts as well!
For our review, we received the Crystal Growing Kit – Purple Amethyst. It is recommended for children over age three, and we have been using it with all three of our children (ages 4, 6, and 8).
This Crystal Growing Kit is a great hands-on science kit that helps children learn how crystals form. Our daughter was particularly excited about the purple amethyst because she loves purple! We have been learning all about crystals by comparing the crystals we are growing to real amethyst specimen and completing activities in the included Activity Booklet.
It also includes an Adventure Guide which takes us step by step through getting started and has thorough information about crystals such as: what they are, how they form, what their uses are, and different types of crystals. It also goes into more detail specifically about the Amethyst. For our younger kids, this was a lot of information to take in at once, so I went over it a little at a time. It is recommended to let the experiment sit for 3-4 days for bigger crystals, so this was ideal for going over a little bit of the information each day as we looked at the progression of the crystals.
I love everything the Crystal Growing Kit – Purple Amethyst includes. We have all enjoyed watching the crystals grow, and seeing it and being involved with it hands-on really got the kids interested in learning more. I love that it includes such thorough information about crystals for great lessons and fun activities as well! I was so happy with how eager the kids were to get started, which is always exciting versus hearing “do we have to?” I would definitely recommend this kit to other homeschooling families and anyone that has children that enjoy hands-on learning!
The Crystal Growing Kit – Purple Amethyst has won the Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award 2014 and Tillywig Brain Child Toy Award 2014. It can be purchased for just $9.99!
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