Chemistry-in-Action. A Science Experiment Kit for Kids
Kick-start kids' interest in science!
Our Chemistry-in-Action kit was not just designed with kids in mind. It was created side by side with them - every step of the way.
Our Chemistry-in-Action kits come with ingredients that are non-toxic and safe for children as young as 4-years-old to use!
Each kit contains everything that you and your children need (except milk) to conduct 5 fun and interesting science experiments. Each experiment has its own instruction card that clearly sets out:
- An introduction to the experiment.
- The tools and chemicals required.
- The method for conducting the experiment.
- An explanation of how the science works.
With some changes to the method and a few additional ingredients from the pantry, you and your kids will be able to conduct up to 20 different experiments using the kit!
Each kit comes with a Grown Up's Guide. The guide helps adults to support kids of different ages to get the most out of the kit. We suggest ways to approach different experiments based on age groups. The Grown Up's Guide also contains information about the additional experiments that can be conducted at each stage.
As well as the experiment cards and parent guide, kids have their own Chemical Reactions Journal. Kids can practice being real scientists by recording their predictions observations. Even kids who can't yet write can use the journal by drawing pictures.
The experiments are designed to build understanding of the ways in which a chemical reaction between an acid and alkali (base) can be observed. Each experiment is fun in its own right so kids will hardly even notice that they are learning.
Using the kit kids will:
- Learn to find whether a substance is acidic or basic and how to use that information when conducting experiments
- Use a chemical reaction to simulate a volcano eruption
- Watch what happens when a chemical reaction takes place in a tube sealed by a balloon
- Launch a rocket using the force from a chemical reaction
- Make plastic from milk
There are hours and hours of fun and investigation contained in every kit. We guarantee that the experiments aren't one hit wonders, your kid will want to do them again and again.
You choose how long it takes!
The great thing about our kits is that you can decide how long the activities go for.
The experiments can be set up, done and packed away in less than 10 minutes.
But the Grown-Up’s Guide in every kit comes with suggestions for more than 15 extensions to the experiments so that you can try variations or do related experiments with just a few extra ingredients from the cupboard.
There are also suggestions for ways to incorporate play, such as building dinosaur worlds and rocket launch stations!
Imagine how great it will feel to spend time with your kids laughing, exploring and learning together!
On their own each experiment is exciting but our kits make them so much richer because we amplify their learning value and the opportunity you get to connect with your kids and have a conversation about the world around you.
We've done the hard work so you know they'll have fun AND learn a thing or two!
We have spent more than 400 hours working with my daughter and other children, discussing and doing experiments to decide what we should include in our kit.
We have spoken to primary school teachers and high school science teachers to understand the skills that children need to develop to successfully engage in science at school.
We have interviewed scientists to discover what engaged them in science as children and to discover the skills that they believe are critical to their current success.
We have spent hundreds more hours talking to parents about what they need and want in a science kit (safe, easy, adaptable for different ages) and then I have spent even more time with Lily being absolutely certain that what we have decided to put into the kit, draws her back again and again and that it held her interest over time.
Finally, we have tested the kit with 23 children aged between 3 and 11 years old to ensure that we really have done what we set out to achieve.