Create an Award Winning Science Project with Elmer’s and Scientific Explorer!

You can probably tell my the title of my blog that I am a science geek.  I have always been into science and often asked for microscopes and slides for birthdays or holidays.  When it came time to choose a career, I knew I wanted a white coat, but didn’t want to be a doctor.  After taking a few courses in college, microbiology won my heart.

As a professional, I love inspiring little ones with science!  I have visited my high school to give talks on career day, reached out to elementary schools and even judged a few science fairs.  I am always impressed with what the kids put together and how much effort they put into their projects.  However, sometimes their passion and hard work doesn’t come through in the presentation.

As a judge, I make a point to read each project entered into the fair.  Posters that are easy on the eye allow the real science to shine through.  Your science fair project presentation does NOT have to cost a fortune, but should be neat, clear and support the work you did.  Flashing lights, writing in ten different colors or covering your poster in glitter can certainly be pretty, but will make the judges job much harder.

If you are looking for some great ideas and materials to use for your science fair presentation, check out Scientific Explorer and Elmer’s.  This year, these two companies have partnered to show kids just how easy and fun science, and science fair presentations, should be.  To demonstrate, my daughters and I were sent the Ultimate Crystal Growing Kit from Scientific Explorer! While my daughters are too young to enter a project in a Science Fair, it is never too young to encourage a love of knowledge. The kit contains materials for making a ton of different types of crystals, but my kids wanted to try the sapphire ones.  The directions were easy to follow and within a matter of a few hours, we had beautiful blue crystals!

science fair kit

My little Scientist!

Crystals not your thing?  Scientific Explorer also has a Lava Blasting Volcano Kit and Mythbusters Weird World of Water!  Recently, they also launched a Virtual Science Fair “to share our love of science, we have created an ongoing Virtual Science Fair. We’re encouraging you – kids, parents, teachers – to share how you learn and experience science, inside and outside the classroom. Send us your video entry – simply post a response video to one of ours! Each month we’ll select a winner of the Virtual Science Fair to showcase and reward with a $50 gift card and free Scientific Explorer products.” Check out the announcement below:

After you have done all of your research (don’t forget to make a list of references and include books, too!), Elmer’s can help your create an award winning presentation.  With a line of foam boards, markers, and Project Popperz to make your project stand out, you are sure to create a poster that is neat, clear and concise while highlighting all of your hard work.  The reusable stencils are perfect for making a neat, readable title!


Would your kids like a chance to have a fun AND educational experience this Science Fair season? Elmer’s and Scientific Explorer will be happy to provide a Science Fair Prize Package for one lucky reader including:

  • Scientific Explorer’s Lava Blasting Volcano Kit or Mythbusters Weird World of Water
  • Elmer’s Foam Board – perfect for showcasing a science fair project
  • Elmer’s Project Popperz ® accessories – cool letters, shapes, borders and stencils to make your project stand out

How to Enter:

1. Visit Scientific Explorer and tell me which project peaks your interest!

Additional entries:

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

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA), Scientific Explorer, and Elmer’s on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (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 and Elmer’s on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

6. Friend or subscribe to Scientific Explorer’s YouTube channel.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on March 6th.  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 Elmer’s and Scientific Explorer for supplying the product for review.  All opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. My daughter would love the Pizza Making Kit.

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  2. The ice cream kit sounds fun! Would love to try this with the kids….

  3. Margaret Smith says:

    The Rocket Power sounds like it would be fun.
    Thanks so much.

  4. Margaret Smith says:

    Follow all on twitter (peg42) and tweeted:
    Thanks again

  5. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  6. Margaret Smith says:

    Follow you and Elmer on FB (Margaret E. Smith)

  7. this looks fun

  8. Fun With Your Cat would enthrall my daughter and terrify Buster and Max into hiding.

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  10. I like the Mind Blowing Science Kit.

  11. I follow all three of you and tweeted (mnsteph)

  12. I like the “Spa Fizzers Kit”.

  13. I like the Colossal Crystals kit!

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  15. I like you & Elmers on Facebook – Erika B

  16. I subscribe to Scientific Explorer’s You Tube channel – Erikajo

  17. I think my grandson would love Disgusting Gags & Pranks. He’s at that age.

  18. I like the Pizza Activity Kit.

  19. like you both on facebook-debbie coyle

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  21. Christina G says:

    My 4 year old loves science and she says her favorite is he Collosal Crystals Kit and the Volcano Kit 🙂

  22. Christina G says:

    I follow you both on Twitter and tweeted:!/gcbabykisses/status/37556415556100096

  23. Christina G says:

    Fan of you both on FB as Christina Graham

  24. Monique Rizzo says:

    Fun with your cat looks fun.
    Thanks for the chance.

  25. My son would love the Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit (and everything else on the site)! Thank you!

  26. like you & Elmer’s on FB under a rene denning.

  27. twitter follower @amied027 (you, scientific explorer & elmer’s) and tweeted-

  28. we would like the smores on a stick kit

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  30. i like the Disney Princess Marker By Number Box Kit

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  34. Soha Molina says:

    Daughter would love Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit

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    I am an email subscriber-

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  45. I like the Lava Blasting Volcano and the Grow Collasal Crystals sets.

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  57. Rosa Carroll says:

    the volcano kit hands down

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  61. I REALLY do like the MythBusters Weird World of Water but also the Colossal Crystals Kit

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    thanks for the chance

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  63. I like you both on Facebook

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  90. Jenn S. says:

    The Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit looks like a lot of fun.

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    Email subscriber.

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  96. michelle robbins says:

    Gum making kit!

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  101. Denise S says:

    I’d like to make the Botanical Plant Pokes.
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  104. I like the MythBusters™ Crashes and Collisions Kit!

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  106. Melanie says:

    MythBusters™ Forces of Flight looks like fun.

  107. Holly G. says:

    We’d have fun with the Ultimate Crystal Growing Kit!

  108. I think my daughter would like the painted macaroni. Thanks!

  109. Jill Myrick says:

    We would enjoy trying the Ultimate Crystal Growing Kit.


  110. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  111. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan of Both via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


  112. The Mythbusters Forces of Flight sounds like it would be a hoot. People aren’t supposed to fly – even kids know that. It would be fun to explore the science of flying with my son so that he can invent personal jetpacks some day.

  113. I really like the Mythbusters Science Of Sports.

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  115. My son would like the rocket car.

  116. Magic Kit for Wizards would be fun

  117. I think the boys would enjoy the Make Your Own Meteor Kit.

  118. kathy pease says:

    i like the Ultimate Spa and Perfume Kit

  119. Soha Molina says:
  120. Star Rocket looks like so much fun.

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  122. Justine says:

    I checked out Scientific Explorer and their Pizza Activity kit peaks my interest!

  123. Justine says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email

  124. Justine says:

    I’m following all 3 of you via twitter and I tweeted!/ShesAnAngel417/status/44495689220243456

  125. Justine says:

    I’m a fan of yours and Elmer’s on facebook

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  126. Justine says:

    I subscribe to the Scientific Explorer youtube channel


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  128. Mary Gardner says:

    I really like their Pizza Activity kit and I think my kids would like that one too!

  129. Mary Gardner says:

    I Follow you (@BridgetteLA), Scientific Explorer, and Elmer’s on Twitter as jg44462 and Tweeted this giveaway!/jg4462/status/44543028391718912

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  131. Mary Gardner says:

    I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Elmer’s on Facebook.

  132. Mary Gardner says:

    I subscribe to Scientific Explorer’s YouTube channel as jagar0042

  133. Diane Baum says:

    Make Your Own Meteor Kit -please

  134. the Mythbusters one..I love that show

  135. Mary Gardner says:
  136. The Mighty Mini Rocket Kit looks like fun!

  137. I’m a fan of The Not-So-Blog and Elmer’s on Facebook.

  138. I’m an email subscriber.

  139. make your own meteor kit

  140. jeannine m says:

    my son would love the Disgusting Science

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  144. D Johnson says:

    I think the Colossal Crystal Kit is pretty neat.

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    Email subscriber 🙂

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    fan on facebook.(Donna Kozar)

  151. Christine Beasley says:

    My First Science Kit
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