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STEM at home with National Geographic experiment-based kits

National Geographic™ Kits

I love a bit of home learning. My 7 year old just loves science, so much so that she was awarded her Science badge at Beavers last night! We had fun trying some experiments at home together. So I knew she would enjoy trying some of the new National Geographic™ Kits which we were gifted.

National Geographic Shark Tooth Dig Kit

My children have both tried these kinds of kits before. They love the challenge of trying to excavate to find the treasure. So they both knew exactly what to do. The first kit we opened was The Shark Tooth Dig Kit. The Shark Dig Kit will keep marine biologists busy digging for three GENUINE shark teeth. The kit contained 1 dig brick, 3 types of Shark teeth, 2 excavation tools, 1 magnifying glass and a learning guide.

The Shark Dig Kit

The dig brick was shaped like a shark which we thought was a nice touch!

The Shark Dig Kit

I know how messy these kind of toys can be so I set my daughter up with a tray to keep everything on. She started excavating her dig brick using the excavation tools.

The Shark Dig Kit

It didn’t take her long to find the first tooth but you can add water if you need to soften the brick a little.

The Shark Dig Kit

There were 3 shark teeth hidden inside the dig brick – an Otodus shark, Crown shark and Sand Tiger. We liked the fact there was an information booklet so we could find out more about the teeth and animals.

My 8 year old had fun with the Gemstone Dig Kit where kids can uncover dazzling amethyst, quartz, and tiger’s eye gemstones to add to their rock collections!

STEM at home with National Geographic experiment-based kits

These are part of a range of STEM educational kits from Bandai. Budding scientists will love the authentic appeal of The National Geographic range of experiment-based kits. The range includes something for everyone, from crystals, to dinosaurs, creepy crawlies. Other exciting kits include Geodes, Build Your Own Volcano and Ultimate Play Sand.

There’s also an assortment of mini dig kits including Treasure, Gemstone, Dino Poop, Shark Tooth and Fool’s Gold that are a perfect introduction to the series.

Kits are suitable for ages 8 and over. National Geographic™ Kits (RRP: £9.99) and National Geographic™ Mini Kits (RRP: £4.99) are available at all good toy shops  Visit for further information.


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    March 14, 2019 at 8:53 am

    These are so cool! As a scientist I am all for STEM toys for kids 🙂

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    March 14, 2019 at 9:13 am

    These look amazing, my son would be interested in these. I’ll have to have a look out for his Easter basket

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    April 23, 2019 at 4:51 pm

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