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Get Crazy with Crystals with this Summer S.T.E.M Learning Kit from Young Scientists Club

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You guys know how much we love science, and this past week, we were lucky enough to review our THIRD science kit from The Young Scientists Club.  This one featured the characters from The Magic School Bus and was all about one of my kids' favorite topics: crystals!



This kit came complete with all you need to get started (an observation chart, tweezers, brushes, magnifying glass, petri dishes, measuring cup, etc.) provided you have a few basics in your cupboard (salt, sugar, water, etc.) Kids can follow along with the story-based activities to learn the physics, chemistry, geology, and math behind crystals and how they are made.  My boys dug in right away with a lesson on observing common everyday crystals.  Here they are observing, and a picture they drew to show what they learned. (The microscope is not included -- we used our own; the kit comes with an adequate magnifier, however.)




Now, since crystals take a while to grow, we still have a few days left to report on the more involved experiments.  We were able to start learning right away with a few of the lessons, however, and you can easily plan them out so that you are learning something every day, and the longer activities take place in the meantime.  We are anxiously awaiting to see if our rock candy project turned out.  We'll be sure to update you on the blog and social media (via our Facebook page.)

While we wait, be sure to check out the Young Scientists Club to see how you can make summer fun and educational at the same time with this and other kits that offer hands on learning for all ages.  The Magic School Bus™ Growing Crazy Crystals ($19.99) is just ONE that they offer!



Wanna Win?  You can enter to win a kit for your kids!  Just use the form below to enter by June 20th at 11:59 pm EST. Open to U.S. residents 18+ only.


a Rafflecopter giveaway *Sample received to review. Opinions are our own.

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48 comments

  1. I am a stay at home mom that has 2 boys who would love this!

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  2. I would love it for my kids.

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  3. This would be for my great-niece and nephew.

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  4. My kids and I would share this together.

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  5. That sounds awesome! My two boys would absolutely love this.

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  6. Pretty neat kit. Kids would love it!

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  7. This looks like such a great kit! I've been looking for ways to keep my boys learning this summer and I'll have to give this one a try!

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  8. Those are the cutest binoculars! How fun! This would make a good Christmas gift for my nephews.

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  9. My girls and I would do this for sure!
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  10. I LOVE getting science kits that has everything included to do a project! It makes it so much easier. Cool kits!

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  11. This is an awesome kit for young kids! I know my 7 year old son loves science.

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  12. This looks like a really fun science kit for kids. Going to send this link to my friend with younger kids.

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  13. Looks like a great science kit for the kids! Keep their minds sharp during the summer months!

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  14. This sounds like such a fun kit to get some of science in over the summer! I am going to check this out for my family.

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  15. My son loves nothing more than science and math. This would be great for him. We did grow crystals once and he loved it.

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  16. This looks like a great kit for the kids! I love things like this that are fun for them but still educational.

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  17. I have three young children who love the Magic School Bus. They would be thrilled to do these experiments this summer.

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  18. Such a fun way to encourage our little scientists. We were sent one of these kits as well and can't wait to start on our experiments.

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  19. Ooooh this is perfect for my 8 year old daughter!!!! She is always coming home with "gem stones" she's picked up here and there. Just last night when I was putting her to bed she pulled out a big rock with crystals that she had found at school and started showing all the different layers, colors, etc...

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  20. My daughter would love this, she is almost 7 and loves The Magic School Bus. She's also very interested in science - so this is right up her alley!

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  21. My niece and nephew would love this please! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  22. We homeschool. I think my kids would just love this. I was actually looking to order some of the other magic school bus kits. They all look great.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  23. My daughter would be using this!

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  24. This would be for my grandkids.

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  25. I'd give this to my nephew for his birthday.

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  26. This would be for my granddaughter -- she loves science.

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  27. My nephew would be using it over the summer! :-)

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  28. My 7 year old son would love this!

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  29. thats so much fun. I love the bright colors that keep it still kid friendly

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  30. I have 2 wonderful sweeties of my own and I babysit 3 others so they would all enjoy this! Thank you for the chance! and Good Luck all!

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  31. my daughter and I both would enjoy using this, while having our mommy and me time!

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  32. If I won, this would be for our family.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. I would use this with my nieces!

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  34. I would love to use this prize with my preschool students.

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  35. My 7 yr old niece loves science so Id give it to her. Thank you for the chance :)

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  36. My 7 yr old niece loves science so Id give it to her. Thank you for the chance :)

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  37. My niece would love this...and I know her mom would love doing this with her!

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  38. I would give to my nephew who loves science

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  39. We homeschool and my kids would love this!

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  40. I would give this to my nephew.

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  41. I would give it to my daughter she would love this..

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  42. My nephew would love this. (I'll be there to see it)
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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