The Young Scientists Club: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis The Young Scientist Club will be a great way to introduce Lily to scientific concepts and the experimental process.  It’s also a great opportunity for me to talk with her about what Mommy does for a living!

materials Magic School Bus Diving into Slime, Gel and Good science kit from The Young Scientist Club and one very excited (almost) 5 year old who couldn’t wait to learn about science!   About The Young Scientists Club:

sciencekit Esther Novis, a mother of five and a former Harvard-trained biologist, started The Young Scientists Club a decade ago as a summer science camp for her then 5-year-old son. Friends from other parts of the country told Novis they felt cheated that their kids couldn’t go, so she naturally packaged the experiments and sent them off. The idea for a science subscription service was born! The subscription kits are now mailed monthly to thousands of children around the world and the company’s retail kits are sold in hundreds of specialty stores.

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists diving into slime, gel, and goop with fun and fabulous experiments. Young Scientists discover oobleck, produce glue from milk, grow jiggly marbles, make snow from super-absorbent crystals, form a bouncy ball, create slime, expand super-absorbent gel crystals, melt fake snow, learn about polymers, and much, much more!  This polymer kit includes extra gels, super-absorbent crystals, and marbles to repeat the fun!  Seatbelts everyone! Get ready to dive into slime, gel, and goop!”

results As you can imagine, this product review is right up my alley!  Lily often inquires about what I actually do at work, but because I work in a lab, she cannot come to work to observe until she is much older.  Explaining science to a 4 year old can be difficult.  So, I was thrilled to have some help with the Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop kit!

When Lily saw the kit, she exclaimed, “That’s the Magic School Bus!”  Apparently, they have watched some of the videos at school.  Lily selected the experiment where she learns about polymers by making slime.  At first, I thought the subject material would be a bit over her head, but the book did an excellent job explaining atoms, molecules and polymers by using a series of stickers as a learning aid.  Lily completed the learning activity and was then ready to dive into the experiment!

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The directions were easy to follow.  Everything was included to complete the experiment except disposable cups, spoons and food coloring.  Lily loved measuring out the glue and borax, and when we made a solid from mixing two liquids she thought it was, “A-MAZING!”

summary

Lily really enjoyed doing real science just like Mommy!  The Magic School Bus kit did a fabulous job of teaching the basics at her level and I felt like she really walked away with an understanding of the experiment she completed.

There are many different kits to choose from at The Young Scientist Club!  You are sure to find something that interests your child!  Products in the Magic School Bus series are geared for ages 5 and over and sell for $19.99.  This would make an excellent gift for an inquisitive child!

Do you have a young scientist in your life?  Win them a kit that is sure to spark their interest in learning!  One winner can choose from the Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop, Magic School Bus Going Green or Science on a Gardening Adventure!

How to enter:

1. Visit the The Young Scientist Club and tell me which product you would choose if you won!

Additional entries

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Favorite me in Technorati!

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 2nd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to The Young Scientists Club for supplying the product for review.

Comments

  1. adrienne Gordon says:

    The weather kit looks good.

  2. My daughter would like the Volcanos kit.

  3. I like the weather kit

  4. mineral kit !!! 🙂

  5. Patti Bright says:

    I like the gardening adventure 🙂
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  6. Patti Bright says:

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  7. Patti Bright says:

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  8. Patti Bright says:
  9. I think I would choose the Magic School Bus Going Green for my son

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  13. Of these three I really like the Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop. I know my son would also love the Star Pilot kit.

  14. My son would love the Volcanoes Kit

  15. I subscribe to your blog.

  16. My kids would like the zany crystals kit.

  17. Amanda Starr says:

    I think my daughter would like the Diving Into Slime, Gel, and Goop…sounds fun and messy 🙂

  18. Amanda Starr says:

    Subscribe to blog.

  19. Amanda Starr says:

    Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

  20. Amanda Starr says:

    Favorite in Technorati

  21. Amanda Starr says:
  22. Jennifer Hamitlon says:

    My dd would love Science on a Gardening Adventure.

  23. Jennifer Hamitlon says:

    Email subscriber:)

  24. Jennifer Hamitlon says:

    Fan on FB too!

  25. Jennifer Hamitlon says:

    Following you on twitter and tweeted
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  26. I would choose Science on a Gardening Adventure

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  27. email subscriber

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  28. My boys would love Diving into Slime Gel and Goop

  29. I subscribe via email

  30. Im a facebook fan
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  31. Patti Bright says:
  32. I like the “Magic School Bus: Soaring Into Flight”.

  33. I would choose the Science on a Gardening Adventure

  34. Julie Cutshaw says:

    main entry: I would choose the eds, Fruits, and other Plant Parts (Kit my grandson would love it thanks
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  35. Julie Cutshaw says:

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  38. The Famous Scientists and Their Experiments (Kit 36) looks cool!

  39. Google reader subscriber!

  40. I would choose the Gardening Adventure set!!

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  41. DisneyMominLA already follows you on twitter and I tweeted the giveaway via your retweet button!

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  42. I subscribed to your blog via email!

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  44. Amanda Starr says:
  45. I like the “Magic School Bus: Soaring Into Flight”.

  46. Gardening Adventure looks fun.
    I follow you on Twitter.
    I tweeted about this contest (@KristenDascoli)

  47. My nephew would have a lot of fun with the Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop. Thanks!

  48. My grandson is already a big fan of the Magic School Bus, so I would pick Magic School Bus Soaring into Space

  49. Patti Bright says:
  50. I would pick the Magic School Bus Going Green!

  51. My son would love the Magic School Bus The Secrets of Space kit. Thanks for the opportunity.

  52. RSS blog subscriber

  53. Fan on Facebook

  54. Favorite on Technorati

  55. oh my…great site and neat gift ideas and reasonable pricing! I’l love to get something from the young scientist series…difficult choice or multiple ones since I have kids in different age ranges!!! or the Sci-Ology game!!!!

  56. fan on fb

  57. subscriber

  58. Tracey Byram says:

    Liz would like the Magic School Bus Diving Into Slime, Gel, and Goop.

  59. Patti Bright says:
  60. Amanda Starr says:
  61. I think my boys would like the Magic School Bus Germs kit.

  62. I am an email subscriber.

  63. I am a Facebook fan (Andrea Ha….)

  64. I’d choose the Science on a Gardening Adventure kit.

  65. I subscribe.

  66. Facebook fan: Cindy Greer Dyer

  67. Technorati fave: TheRealSpoodles

  68. Volcanoes (Kit 6) my son would love it

  69. I would pick the Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop,

  70. email subscriber

  71. facebook friend

  72. We’d love the Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  73. I subscribe.

  74. I’m a Facebook fan.

  75. And I faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA. Thanks!

  76. Patti Bright says:
  77. Sarita Rogers says:

    I’d pick the Diving into Slime, Gel, and Goop.

  78. Sarita Rogers says:

    I tweeted!

  79. Sarita Rogers says:

    I’m subscribed.

  80. Sarita Rogers says:

    I’m a FB fan!

  81. Monique Rizzo says:

    The Magic Schoolbus diving into slime and gel sounds fun. Thanks for the chance.
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  82. I would choose the Science on a Gardening Adventure for my kids

    Thank you 🙂
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  83. I follow on Twitter @notsoperfect2 and tweeted http://twitter.com/notsoperfect2/status/5805321069

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  84. i am a subscriber

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  85. I am a fan on FB

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  96. I would get the recycling kit!

  97. Subscriber!

  98. Facebook fan!

  99. Amanda Starr says:
  100. Karen Gonyea says:

    definitely the recycling kit to get my teenagers to figure out what goes where so that i dont have to keep going behind them and putting things where they belong

  101. I would choose Set 3 with the Minerals (Kit 7),Crystals (Kit 8), and Fossils (Kit 9)!!

  102. Patti Bright says:
  103. i think my kids would enjoy the going green, since we are planning on starting a garden soon composting will be interesting to learn about

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  104. i subscribe via email

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  105. My daughter would love the Science on a Gardening Adventure kit.

  106. I subscribe to your blog

  107. I’m a Facebook fan

  108. Amanda Starr says:
  109. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I think the boys would like the explore space kit and if I win I would like the Diving Into Slime, Gel, and Goop.

  110. If I won I would choose the Magic School Bus Going Green.

  111. The Magic School Bus Diving Into Slime kit would be great! Thanks 🙂

  112. Patti Bright says:
  113. My daughter would like the crystals kit

  114. email subscriber

  115. fan on FB

  116. Amanda Starr says:
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  118. Patti Bright says:
  119. “мысли здравые, но тяжело читать, не знаю почему”

  120. Amanda Starr says:
  121. Patti Bright says:
  122. Dive into Slime is my favorite.

  123. Patti Bright says:
  124. Amanda Starr says:
  125. Patti Bright says:
  126. Очень интересно!!! Только не очень могу понять как часто обновляется ваш блог?

  127. чувствуется творческий подход к теме, респект)

  128. Patti Bright says:
  129. Jennifer M says:

    I would choose Science on a Gardening Adventure.

  130. Amanda Starr says:
  131. I would choose Dive Into Slime.

  132. Amanda Starr says:
  133. Patti Bright says:
  134. I would choose the Science On A Nature Walk kit to use with my 2 year old son and his 5 year old cousin.

  135. Patti Bright says:
  136. Amanda Starr says:
  137. Ellen Ring says:

    The Science on a Gardening Adventure would be perfect for my granddaughter.

  138. Patti Bright says:
  139. Карелии says:

    Прикольно))

  140. Patti Bright says:
  141. Amanda Starr says:
  142. I like the Diving Into Slime, Gel, and Goop set.

  143. Kathy Scott says:

    Set 3 – WH-925-1103
    Minerals (Kit 7)
    Crystals (Kit 8)
    Fossils (Kit 9

  144. Jennifer Lachman says:

    I would choose the dive into slime kit.
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  145. Jennifer Lachman says:

    I am a facebook fan
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  146. My kids would love the Diving Into Slime, Gel, and Goop

  147. I follow on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/speech_hero/status/6221986865

  148. I faved in Technorati: neonfish

  149. I subscribe in google reader

  150. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I would choose Science on a Gardening Adventure! Thanks!

  151. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I subscribe via email!
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  152. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I’m a fan on facebook! Sheila H.

  153. Patti Bright says:
  154. My kids would love the Recycling Kit.

  155. Susan Ledet says:

    I think that the Diving Into Slime, Gel, and Goop set would be a big hit. I like the science kit on clouds and tornadoes but the slime would win hands down.

  156. Susan Ledet says:

    I subscribe.

  157. The kids love science and would enjoy any of these but the Bacteria and Fungi (Kit 10) would be fun!

  158. I think I would choose the Going Green Kit. It is a very cool site with lots of stuff for all ages. Thanks.

  159. The grand children would have a blast with Star Pilot.

  160. My kids would go nuts for the Diving into Slime, Gel, and Gloop set. I might have trouble keeping MY hands out of it! Very cool! Ü

  161. I’d choose the Science on a Gardening Adventure.

  162. I’d pick the magnetism kit.

  163. Rebecca Lunsford says:

    I’d choose the Science on a Gardening Adventure

  164. Rebecca Lunsford says:

    follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/beckysweeps13/status/6251671627

  165. Diane Baum says:

    I love the dive into the slime

  166. Amanda Starr says:
  167. My son would love the Dive into slime for Christmas!

  168. Having an engineering background, I always love to get a science related toy for my kids each year…. I know my son would love the dive into slime. I am looking at getting a surface tension and polymer science kit for this years surprise!

  169. I’m a facebook fan!

  170. I would love Science on a Gardening Adventure.

  171. I’m a subscriber.

  172. I’m a facebook fan. angela.gaffke

  173. I follow you on twitter (ag1414) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/ag1414/status/6261638186

  174. Talitha Lee says:

    I would pick the Star Pilot! Thanks for the contest!

  175. i would choose the young scientist series

  176. Patricia Hill says:

    My Adam would love the kit about weather and volcanoes.

  177. Patti Bright says:
  178. Ale Oliver says:

    Magic School Bus Dive into Slime….

  179. Ale Oliver says:

    em blog subsc

  180. Ale Oliver says:

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  181. Ale Oliver says:
  182. I’d love the Science on a Gardening Adventure!

  183. Kerry Wali says:

    I would love Science on a Gardening Adventure. My 2 daughters LOVE to garden with me ! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

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  184. Kerry Wali says:

    Following you on twitter as batchicky

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  185. Kerry Wali says:

    I am following your blog 😉

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  186. Kerry Wali says:

    I am a facebook fan !

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  187. I would pick Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop. My daughter is getting into slime.

  188. I subscribe.

  189. Facebook fan Jammie Morey

  190. If I won, I would choose the Magic School Bus Dives into Slime, Gel and Goop for my son, he would freak!

  191. I subscribe via email

  192. I’m a fan on facebook

    justine pierson

  193. I’m following you via twitter and I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/6285180914

  194. Amanda Starr says:
  195. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I would choose the science on a gardening adventure kit if I won.

  196. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I am a subscriber

  197. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I fave you on technorati as degood

  198. I’d choose the young scientist series set 2

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  199. Amy DeLong says:

    My son would like the volcano one!

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  200. My pick would be the Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop!

  201. I’m a subscriber

  202. I’d love the Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel and Goop, sounds so fun!

  203. I subscribe!

  204. Ale Oliver says:

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  205. Ale Oliver says:

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  209. Ale Oliver says:

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  210. Magic School Bus series, awesome show! Thanks!

  211. Ale Oliver says:

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  212. Ale Oliver says:

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  213. Ale Oliver says:

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  214. Ale Oliver says:

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  215. I’d choose Magic School Bus Going Green

  216. The Crystal Kit 🙂

  217. Phyllis Jenkins says:

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    Explore Space
    Did you see DEC 01 moon? Because the December full moon comes so early in the month, this month will have two full moons this year.
    According to fairly recent skylore, the second of two full moons to fall in a single calendar month is called a Blue Moon.
    There was a ring around the moon.

  218. The Magic School Bus Dive into Slime, Gel, and Goop

  219. I would like the Science on a Gardening Adventure

  220. subscriber

  221. Faved on technorati.(donnak4)

  222. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would choose the Science on a Gardening Adventure.

  223. I would choose the Planet’s Kit.

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