We have always enjoyed learning from home but the last year has meant long periods of learning about the dining room table. We are lucky that there are some amazing resources out there which make home learning both educational and fun.
My 9 year old loves science and we have had a lot of fun trying science experiments at home. We have tried some of the National Geographic kits from Bandai UK and were delighted to be sent some more to try. With Earth Day coming up this week they have been great for helping the kids learn more about the world around them. Over the last few weeks we have been trying the Explorer Science Sensory kit, the Explorer Science Earth kit, Glow In The Dark Mega Science kit and the Ultimate Gemstone Dig kit. These kits contain everything you need and have provided hours of fun.
Celebrating Earth Day with National Geographic Science kits
National Geographic Explorer Science Sensory Kit
This kit contains more than 10 awesome activities and 5+ varieties of slime, putty, and play sand! Kids can experiment with natural play sand using the 6 sand moulds; sculpting sand that is soft and fluffy in your hands but holds its shape; hydrophobic sand that never gets wet and snotty slime and liquid slime. There is even a selection of slime recipes to make yourself!
Young scientists can explore the incredible textures and behaviours of slime, putty, and play sand creatively with all the elements in this kit.
A full colour learning guide is provided to help you learn more about the science behind the sensory fun, so that kids can learn as they play.
National Geographic Explorer Science Earth Kit
In this kit, you’ll find everything you need to conduct 5+ experiments that will teach you about rocks and minerals, volcanoes, vortexes, tornadoes and more.
The kit contains hands-on experiments like digging up mineral specimens, growing a real crystal, building and erupting your own volcano, and creating tornadoes with different fluids. It was fun to watch my children work their way through the experiments together. The set included 10 real mineral specimens and a full colour learning guide.
National Geographic Glow In The Dark Mega Science Kit
My 11 year old loved the Glow-in-the-Dark Mega Science Kit which contains a collection of experiments and activities that all glow when the lights are out! Inside the kit you’ll find a crystal growing set that produces a Glow-in-the-dark crystal specimen you can proudly display. There are two DIY slime packs in this kit as well, allowing you to mix and play with your own glow-in-the-dark purple and green slime! And glow-in-the-dark putty which comes with a UV light keychain to draw pictures and words that glow when the lights are off!
This is a really practical set and my son loved setting up the experiments, especially the glowing crystal seed. The full colour learning guide is also helpful to consolidate learning.
National Geographic Ultimate Gemstone Dig Kit
The Ultimate Gemstone Dig kit has given my 9 year old a lot of fun! The extra-large dig brick has 20 amazing gemstones hidden inside. The kit also included a dig tool and brush as well as a small magnifying glass.
A full-colour learning guide provides fascinating facts about each gemstone, which include two types of agate, three types of quartz, tiger’s eye, snowflake obsidian, amethyst, aragonite, aventurine, hematite, desert rose, a geode piece, green fluorite, pyrite, red jasper, sodalite, turquenite, blue calcite, and labradorite. This has been the messiest kit so far but where’s the fun in a science kit which isn’t messy!
The Explorer Science Sensory Kit, Explorer Science Earth Kit Glow In The Dark Mega Science Kit have a RRP £24.99, the Ultimate Gemstone Dig Kit has an RRP £34.99. They are available from The Disney Store and Argos.