Finding toys and activities which spark children’s curiosity and allow them to follow their passions while having fun is a win-win for both parents and children. I love to see my kids exploring their interests and developing their knowledge, and the Science Mad! Science kits enable them to do just that.
These are great quality Science kits for older kids of age 10+ who would like to go deeper into scientific experiments and offer a brilliant opportunity for kids to be able to do just that.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the Science Mad Science kits available from Smyths
The really great thing that stands out about the Science Mad! collection of products is that it offers kids real scientific equipment and enables them to use real kits with working features.
Using these kits, children are guided through fun experiments in the fields of chemistry, physics, electronics and more. I also learned a few things while supervising, so it is fun for the whole family and definitely a brilliant way of exploring hands on learning for kids who have a natural curiosity for Science and a thirst for exploring and gaining knowledge.
Having the ability to use real equipment in a way that is not over simplified really helps to build children’s confidence and develop that feeling of being comfortable in the Science lab which will give them a great basis to go forward and keep studying. It’s brilliant that this range gives them the tools to drive that passion for science at home, and spark the curiosity to see what else is out there.
As well as being educational, the Science Mad! kits are plenty of fun too, with loads more options available that we would love to explore like a Build Your Own Vacuum Cleaner Kit, a Circuit Lab Kit and a 5 in 1 Weather Station Kit. There is also a Rock Tumbler kit which is definitely something that has caught our eye as that would be so interesting to try out.
Science Mad! Chemistry Lab (RRP £32.99)
Kids can discover the wonders of chemistry with this well-equipped laboratory set with an excellent selection of 10 different chemicals. It includes a real methylated spirit burner to help when learning about the fascinating chemical reactions involving heat. You do need to add some of the ingredients which do not come included in the box so take a read through, organise which experiments you are going to start with and then get prepared.
Children will love performing 80+ safety-tested, themed experiments, all clearly planned and set out within the detailed instruction manual. The booklet gives through explanations so it is great for filling in exactly why reactions happen and what is being learnt during each experiment.
Science Mad! Crystal Growing Lab (£22.99)
Children can learn and discover about growing and cultivating their own crystals. The kit contains all children need to grow different colours and types of crystal with 17 different experiments.
The detailed instruction booklet contains fascinating experiments and explains how crystals were formed when the gases the Earth is made from cooled, millions of years ago. You get some different shaped cardboards included which allow you to grow and train your crystals into different shapes, like grow a real crystal into the shape of a tree – how cool is that!
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Science Mad! Planetarium Star Globe (£32.99)
The Planetarium Star Globe creates a light-up globe of the major constellations such as Orion, Pegasus, and Ursa Major that projects onto the walls and ceiling of a darkened room. The base makes the globe rotate and a light pointer helps you to highlight particular stars and constellations.
To find out more about the Planetarium Star Globe check out this review over on my friend Eileen’s blog – it looks so cool! Constellations and planets are something that really spark the imagination and kids curiosity so this is a really exciting product.
If your kids are interested in the moon, check out these 29 moon crafts for kids for even more fun and to get inspired.