The Young Scientists Club ikts have been awarded (8) honors for their new Science-Art Fusion Series kits. We recently tried out the Science Fusion Crystals kit, and my youngest (and his friends) thought it was really cool.
The kit comes with most everything you will need to create and grow crystals. The only additions you will need are baking soda, Borax, and water. All of the experiments suggested are easy to do, and will leave your kiddos curious to see how they develop. This kit would be great for anytime, but homeschooling and keeping your children occupied (and still learning) in the summer instantly come to mind for great ways to use it (and the others that are available). These kits are also a great way to get your little ones interested in STEM-centered activities, and help foster a love for all things science.
The instructions for different ideas you can do with the kit are written on a big poster. If you want to, you can take tape and secure each of your experiments to the squares...making your own art gallery of sorts.
For our first experiment, we opted to grow crystals on the pipe cleaners. My son twisted one into a heart, and one into a circle. We mixed the components needed and poured them into the provided dish. Then because we had neighbor friends over, we put it outside so everyone could monitor it whenever, to see how the crystals were forming. In the picture above, you can see how they are starting to appear on top of the shapes that are submerged in the solution we created. Definitely something the kids all loved to see.
Experiments like these are fun. I can't wait until we sit down and try some of the others that are suggested.
This kit on Crystals is a member of our Science-Art Fusion series which combines art and science to inspire creativity while at the same time introducing basic scientific concepts. We have included a unique Science-Art Fusion poster that has the instructions for each project placed in a framed space which can be covered by taping a photo of your final art piece to create a Crystal Art Gallery. Each kit comes with a customized art/science tray, introduction sheet, large 24 x 24 inch poster, and components to perform 10 exciting experiments and activities such as making a crystal flower, building a crystal sculpture, growing rainbow crystals, constructing a crystal mobile, developing sun catcher crystals, creating sponge crystals, and more. Embark on an exciting Science-Art Fusion Crystal adventure! (Ages: 5 and up)
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