Chemistry-in-Action. A Science Experiment Kit for Kids
Kick-start kids' interest with our Chemistry-in-Action science kits!
Your Chemistry-in-Action science kit was not just designed with kids in mind. It was created side by side with them.
The kits include ingredients that are non-toxic and safe for children as young as 4-years-old to use!
What is in the science kits?
Your science kit includes everything that 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.
The science kits also come with a Grown Up's Guide. The guide helps adults to support kids of different ages to get the most out of the experiments.
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.
Kids can change the method and add few ingredients from the pantry, and they will be able to conduct up to 20 different experiments!
As well as the experiment cards and grown ups guide, kids have their own Chemical Reactions Journal. They can practice being real scientists by recording their predictions and observations. Even kids who can't yet write can use the journal by drawing pictures.
How does it work?
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 these science 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.
Each experiment is exciting on its own, but our science kits make them so much richer because we amplify the 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've spent more than 400 hours working with our daughter and other children, discussing and doing experiments to decide what we should include in our kit.
We've spoken to primary school teachers and science teachers to understand the skills that children need to develop to successfully engage in science at school.
We've 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.
Finally we've spent hundreds more hours talking to parents about what they need and want in a science kit (safe, easy, adaptable for different ages).
So all that is left for you is to grab one today and have fun learning with your kids!