science kits

LightUp Edison Kit Review

I ask you, is there anything that magnets don't make better?  Our love of magnets is well documented, but that love just grew stronger with the LightUp Edison Kit. We first saw the LightUp electronics and circuit building kits at Toy Fair 2015, but now we have had a chance to play and learn with the click to continue...

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Demolition Lab Triple Blast Warehouse

Most parents would agree that kids love to build.  I actually have a slightly different opinion.  Kids love to build...because that means they will have something to then destroy!  Don't get me wrong, building stuff is great, but judging by the smiles on kids' faces when they get to knock it all down, I would click to continue...

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Top 10 Fun Toys That Teach from Toy Fair 2012

Slime and Polymer Lab

Toy Fair 2012 has come to an end, but our coverage of all things toys rolls on!  Last week we looked at the Top 8 Girl Toys for 2012, and today we go on the quest for the Holy Grail for parents...toys that are fun, but also teach.  Often when we think of "educational toys" click to continue...

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I am so old that I remember when science kits came in plain rectangular boxes and just had a couple of test tubes.  In  2011 you can get science kits in the shape of a school bus, habitats for ants and fish and do some earth shattering science...like shrinking plastic!   Put on your safety glasses click to continue...

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Ice Cream Kit

Ah, the conflicts of life.  It is summer, so you want the kids to be outside having fun.  However, as a parent, you also know it is important that the kids continue to learn and use some brain power while school is out.  Well, conflict be damned - Scientific Explorer has the solution... The fine click to continue...

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Outdoor Science Day

Mark your calendars - you are not going to want to miss Scientific Explorer's Outdoor Science Day.   This is the day when families spend the whole day outside, doing some fun science experiments.   So, get ready - because Scientific Explorer's Outdoor Science Day for 2011 is tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, or the day click to continue...

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Do you know what salt looks like?  I mean what it really looks like?  What about sugar, think you have a firm grasp on what sugar looks like?  After spending a few days playing with the Magic School Bus Microscope Lab Science Kit,  you will find yourself asking people these questions as well.  For the record, as experiment #15 click to continue...

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Magic School Bus Chemistry Lab

I admit it, that headline shows off that I am a Magic School Bus geek.   But come on, doesn't every parent of young kids know about the amazing Ms. Frizzle - the coolest teacher/bus driver in the world?  This year is actually the 25th Anniversary of The Magic School Bus books and to help celebrate click to continue...

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7's Are Wild at Dad Does

Seven's are wild at Dad Does.  It started with Top 7 New Ways to Shoot Something from Toy Fair 2011, but maybe that was a little too violent for your taste.  We quickly followed up with the Top 7 Green Toys from Toy Fair 2011.   Still, I get the strong sense that your appetite click to continue...

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