We were sent some great science sets for her to try out and she was thrilled to take on the role as chief tester. The first product to really catch her eye was the Perfect Perfume Laboratory from Wild Science. It is one of their range of sets targeted at young girls combining science with beauty...a winning combination in Kizzy's eyes!
The set includes everything you need to extract fragranced oils and use them to make crystals, scented slime and vials of perfume.
The instruction booklet was very clear and well illustrated, taking you step by step through the process. Jasmine, Rose, Mint and Eucalyptus infused cards can be used to extract their essential oils to be used in some simple, fun experiments.
|Stirring the Slime|
It is an intriguing substance encouraging the young scientists to explore states of matter, evoke their senses and test the elasticity of the gooey slime! There is plenty in the set to do more experiments and ideas to expand your activities.
|Multi-Sensory Science Fun|
The contents include a mini weather vane, an anemometer, a thermometer, a compass and a rain gauge which fit together and go onto the lid of an empty bottle. There is instructions on how to turn the bottle into a mini-greenhouse by planting a suitable plant in it. This looks really effective and is pictured on the lid of the box. It is something we may do later, to explore the world of plants with a terrarium in a bottle! For now we've filled the bottle with water to weigh it down.
|Kizzy's Weather Station|
|Ready for Recording the Weather|
|Taking the Temperature...12 degrees!|
A series of spinning motors and plastic disks create the method of launching the aeroplane. Ian was really excited about this one! It took some skill and know how to build the launcher, so Ian helped Kizzy make the circuit and construct the mechanism to propel the paper planes.
|Building the Launcher|
These sets are all excellent ways of getting children involved in science, technology and engineering. I loved how they captured Kizzy's imagination and got her excited about experimenting with perfumery, aerodynamics and meteorology. She had a lot of fun and learned a lot of facts and practised scientific techniques.
Kizzy said "Science is sometimes seen as a subject that boys like, but girls can enjoy science just as much. I really loved playing with the sets and exploring all the different things in a fun way. We do science at school but I think it is good to be able to learn more about it at home too. I love science!"
How will you be celebrating National Science and Engineering Week with your little ones?