What It Is
With the PBS Kids Test Tube Explorers science kit, kids can perform more than 20 activities using three baby soda bottles that look like test tubes. The activities challenge kids to put the scientific method to use as they explore color, the environment, the science of soda bottles, and more. Kids will discover water-fearing beads, create a bubbling volcano, and change the color of water. The kit comes with three baby soda bottles, a baby soda bottle rack, Styrofoam beads, Fizzers, and "young scientist" cards. Each activity provides a detailed explanation of the science behind it and ideas for extending the experiment. The "young scientist" cards use simple words and illustrations to help kids develop a complete understanding of the experiment and make sure they are able to ask questions and form conclusions.
Why It’s Fun
This kit provides a fun and safe way for young kids to become scientists. The experiments are fun and hands-on, and the results are cool to watch. This coupled with the science explanations and extra experiment suggestions keeps kids engaged, guessing, and learning.
This science kit may be geared toward kids, but it’s also designed for adult participation. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are encouraged to do the experiments with the child, encouraging kids to ask questions and observe the world around them.
Who It’s For
The PBS Kids Test Tube Explorers kit is for ages 4 and up. Adult supervision and participation is required. All activities can be modified to meet each child's abilities and backgrounds.
It will be most appealing to kids who have an interest in science and the patience and curiosity to work through the experiments.
What To Be Aware Of
The Test Tube Explorers kit requires the use of cooking oil for one of the experiments. Cooking oil is not included.