Review: The directions were pretty easy to follow. You need to make the base of the volcano at least a day or two ahead of time. Unfortunately, while the clay was drying my dogs attacked the volcano and it broke apart. The eruption still worked and my kids were thrilled about the results. My son kept saying over and over again, "This is so cool!"
The booklet that accompanies the kit has a lot of great volcano facts and it really encourages kids to make observations throughout the experiment. This was a really great kit that makes science fun and interesting!I remember having to make science display boards from scratch when I was a kid. A perfectionist from birth, I was always disappointed that my artistic skills (which are pretty good) still left the board looking messy. Elmer's, the most trusted name in glue products, offers some great products that will make your child's boards look amazing! Here are a few products:
Elmer's Tri-Fold Foam Boards
Bi-Fold Foam Boards
Project Popperz Permanent Markers
Project Popperz Repositionable Letters and Numbers
Project Popperz Reuseable Plastic Stencils
Review: My son was not too happy about making up a science project in order to test out the products, so I decided to use them to make some garage sale signs. The foam boards are super sturdy and were posted a couple days before our sale and continued to look good through the elements. These are probably a much better option for kids than cardboard which can easily bend and tear. The Project Popperz products were amazing and I really wish I would have had similar products when I was a kid. Several people commented on how nice my signs looked. The letters adhered to the board like a post-it style note and truly were repositionable. The markers were bold and thick and each one had a different color on each side (so a pack of four has a total of eight color options). The stencils were also great and create a nice and neat effect. I definitely know what products I will be turning to when my son has his first project!
Virtual Science Fair Contest: Check out this new contest Scientific Explorer<http://www.scientificexplorer.com/> just launched – a Virtual Science Fair! Here’s the video announcement<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZgQYOKwa_Y> and some more details about the Virtual Science Fair. To share our love of science, Scientific Explorer has created an ongoing Virtual Science Fair. They are encouraging you – kids, parents, teachers – to share how you learn and experience science, inside and outside the classroom. Send them your video entry - simply post a response video to one of theirs! Each month thy will select a winner of the Virtual Science Fair to showcase and reward with a $50 gift card and free Scientific Explorer products.
Buy it here: The Scientific Explorer Lava Blasting Volcano can be purchased online from Giddyup or Amazon.
Win it here: One lucky Cake Mom reader is going to win all the great science products from Elmers and Scientific Explorer mentioned in this post!!
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