Today I am presenting you the second review of The Young Scientists Club I was assigned earlier this summer. The Eggs kit is part of the Set #10 – WH-925-1110 from the Young Scientists Series.
Each set in the Young Scientists Series contain three complete science kits (3 manuals/3 supply bags). You can decide to complete the sets in order to experience the ultimate in science adventure. However, the sets can also be done individually. The Young Scientists Club recommended to start with sets 1, 2 or 3 for kids ages 5 to 8 years old and for children ages 9 to 12 it is recommended to start with set 4 and up.
Each set comes in a specially identified envelope which contains all you need.
For the eggs set, here’s what was included in the envelope. You will find some brine shrimp cysts, yeast, tubing, a magnifying glass, an eye dropper, some pH paper and a pH chart as well as rock salt. All these will be needed for the experiments contained in the kit.
The instruction guide for parent or teacher will explain all the activities that can be done with eggs. You will find five experiments included in the document. The first experiment will require you to put a raw unbroken eff in a small bowl with hot tap water. You will be able to explain why there are bubbles coming out of the egg. Experiment two will allow you to see the effect of salt in water when you put two raw unbroken eggs in two separate jars – one containing salt water and the other containing regular water. The third experiment will require the parent to make a hard-boiled egg. The student will be asked to spins the hard-boiled egg then a raw egg to see what is the difference between the two. The fourth experiment will show you how a hard-boiled egg that is peeled can be sucked into a bottle which contains a burning piece of paper. The fifth experiment will demonstrate how the shell of an egg can disappear when you let it sit for a few days. The last experiment will allow you to hatch the brine shrimp in order to do some other experiments with them. In the process you will also learn more about brine shrimps.
We have done some of these activities in the past but I think my favorite is always the disappearing shell on an egg. I just find it fascinating that we can do this and seeing an egg without it’s protection but still being able to hold it is always fantastic in my eyes.
I find these activities to be fabulous for younger children (kindergarten to grade 2) as it will allow them to discover fun experiments with mom or dad while learning some cool things too. It is a fun kit to have at hand when you desire to keep the kids busy when the weather is not too good outdoors. Learning some science while having fun is always great!
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Disclaimer: I received this kit for review purposes from KidStuff PR and Young Scientists Club. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.