What is it
This kit contains the chemicals and equipment for one hundred safety tested experiments, including growing crystals and observing different chemical reactions. It includes a detailed manual, nineteen chemicals, tools, goggles and a spirit burner – it is one of the very few science kits on the market with a spirit burner which allows ‘hot’ as well as ‘cool’ experiments to be carried out.
What our team of testers said
"It looks really cool in the box and is really fun to do!" - Girl aged 10
"It is just like being in the science lab at school, I can try and repeat some of the experiments we do there!" - Boy aged 12
- Develops children's understanding of scientific concepts
- Encourages children to follow instructions
- Develops problem solving skills
What our experts think
Our testers couldn’t believe this set actually held one hundred experiments and contained a real flame! The children wanted to start experimenting straight away and were able to follow the instructions in the manual with minimal help. The only problem encountered was that certain required household items weren’t provided, like sodium chloride (salt) which took our testers a while to work out. They also commented on the fact that they would have liked to have an extra pair of goggles in the set: they felt that it was an activity better carried out with another person, which is actually quite nice as it shows their interest in teamwork and collaboration.
The experiments are great for developing children’s understanding of a range of scientific concepts. The children were required to further their scientific vocabulary and think scientifically – predicting, hypothesising, observing and concluding. Practical learning can help reinforce concepts included in the national curriculum, and also benefits problem solving skills. The chemicals were clearly labelled and had child-proof lids to stop younger children from opening them. Due to the content and complexity of the experiments, they should be carried out with an adult.
- RRP: £34.99
- Brands: Science Mad, Trends UK
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: .Toys
Science & Nature
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills
Trial and error learning
Understanding the world