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School is back in session and that means my kids are spending a lot of time learning again. They love learning and hands-on activities are their favorite kinds of things to do! I’m always on the hunt for fun activities for them and Scientific Explorer® Kits are one of my favorite ways to provide fun, hands-on, and educational experiences for my kids.
If you’ve never tried a Scientific Explorer® Kit with your kids, you’ve got to try one!
SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER® DISGUSTING BIOLOGY KIT
As a former teacher, I love watching my kids learn while they feel like they’re playing. When it’s fun, I feel like they learn more! Scientific Explorer® Kits make learning fun while helping my kids develop critical thinking skills. The kits also inspire them to use their imaginations and explore interactive experiments and activities.
I’m a huge fan of watching them get involved in the fun hands-on activities. Weston is a huge fan of anything he deems gross or that makes me take a few steps back.
The Scientific Explorer® Disgusting Biology Kit is perfect for both of us!
It’s the grossest, most revolting kit available! The experiments in the kit help kids 8 and older learn about things like what’s in their teeth, what grows on their body, and those stinky bodily functions that seem to be my child’s favorite!
With the kit and adult supervision, kids can create:
- a stinky intestine
- fake blood
- friendly molds and bacteria
Moms you’ve been warned. It’s going to get gross around here and the kids are going to love it! In fact, they’re going to be talking about it for days after too!
STINKY INTESTINE EXPERIMENT
We started exploring the Scientific Explorer® Disgusting Biology Kit by doing the stinky intestine activity!
We turned an ordinary balloon into a stomach full of food and stomach acid. For this experiment, we used the balloon provided in the kit but we also had to get some other materials including cooking oil, vinegar, and a slice of bread.
After we put all of the bread in the balloon and squished it up, we watched it all come out of the “intestine.”
The gross factor was high with this one!
While it had us both groaning, it did get us talking about our digestive tracts and how food is digested. So the learning was definitely happening while we had fun together!
I thought I was pretty grossed out until it was decided that the next experiment we would do involved making our own “blood.”
BLOOD AND GUTS
Anything blood related makes me cringe a little, but he was so excited to try it that I got excited too.
For this experiment, we needed a few things from around the house. Once we had boiling water and some sugar, we were ready to use the red food coloring and Agar from the Scientific Explorer® Disgusting Biology Kit to start making “blood”!
These experiments all need adult supervision, especially this one because I had to boil the water before we started mixing everything together.
This experiment opened up a discussion about what the word coagulate meant since the directions mentioned that we had to watch what happened to our blood as it sat for a few hours!
The Scientific Explorer® Disgusting Biology Kit has been a huge hit in our house. We’ve currently got some organisms growing in petri dishes that we’re going to be watching over the next week or so. We took samples from things around the house and I think we’re going to get some gross results! But it’s going to be fun to see and talk about.
I love the way that the kit has gotten him excited about doing some learning activities at home. It’s a fun thing to do on the weekend together as long as you can handle the gross factor. My boy loves it!
Click here or head to your local Walmart to purchase your own Scientific Explorer® Disgusting Biology Kit!
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