As a child, I loved reading Clifford The Big Red Dog® books. When I had kids, it was really neat to be able to watch Clifford on TV and read books about him to them. Can you believe that Clifford The Big Red Dog® is now 50 years old? Imagine what that is in doggy years! When we were given the chance to review the Rainbow Science kit shown above, courtesy of The Young Scientists Club, I knew it would be something both my kids and myself would enjoy.
The Young Scientists Club is known for having great science kits featuring Ms. Frizzle, her kids & that famous bus from The Magic School Bus. Clifford is joining Ms. Frizzle with kits of his own that will help kids discover bubbles, rainbows and experiments by the kitchen sink in three new kits.
In the Bubble Science kit, kids will learn the science behind making those soapy spheres. In Rainbow Science, kids will get to work with a colorful lab tray, measuring cup, test tubes, a pipette and a funnel while performing their experiments. The Kitchen Science kit features an exploding volcano! Talk about fun!
Ms. Frizzle & The Magic School Bus are bringing two new kits as well. The Weather Lab and The Wonders of Nature kit will have kids spinning a pinwheel, making a tornado in a bottle, swirling a paper snake, recreating the water cycle, creating a rain cloud, how to use a sundial and more!
We chose the Clifford The Big Red Dog® Rainbow Science kit because I thought it would be the best fit for my two younger kids, who are 5 & 10. Both kids really enjoy science and were anxious to open the kit and get to work! The kit comes with a funnel, 3 test tubes, a pipette, a lab tray (including a built in bowl, wells & test tube holders), rainbow glasses, a small measuring cup, a mirror, pencil, crayons, a white piece of circular cardboard, 6 pieces of chromatography paper and a beautiful, colorful manual featuring Clifford The Big Red Dog® and Emily Elizabeth (plus all of Clifford’s doggy pals!)
The kids couldn’t wait to open up the kit and immediately started working on experiments about how to use the pipette, mixing colors and their favorite so far, Colored Bubbles in Oil. Both kids really enjoyed helping measure the vegetable oil (some materials you do have to supply and are marked with a little picture of a house in the manual) we needed and they had a great time adding the food coloring to the test tubes. Everything was simple enough for them to do with limited help from me but also really kept their attention. Ryan, my 5 year old, was actually VERY mad when we had to put it away because we were going out to eat dinner. He’s already reminded me that he is doing more experiments when he gets home from school today.
One of my wonderful readers is going to win a kit of their own! You can choose from the three Clifford The Big Red Dog® kits (Rainbow Science, Bubble Science or Kitchen Science) or you can choose The Wonders of Nature kit, featuring Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus. Enter below on the Rafflecopter and GOOD LUCK!
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