Even though Kaelyn does not start school until this coming fall, I still like to provide many educational experiences for her right at home. She loves to learn, explore and discover...which is why I'm always on the lookout for new activities we can do together. That's why I was thrilled to learn about the latest at-home science kit from The Young Scientists Club!

A mother of five and former Harvard-trained biologist started The Young Scientists Club. Esther Novis wanted a summer science camp for her then 5 year old son and news spread quickly. Friends from all over wanted to duplicate her concept and the idea for The Young Scientists Club was born.

I have always been fascinated with Science, especially when it's made to be fun. Having taught several different ages, I know kids are the same way! They love science experiments...especially those that involve magnets! There's just something fascinating about them (even for adults!). The latest at-home science kit from The Young Scientists Club explores how magnets work through hands-on experiments. When I learned of the Attracted to Magnificient Magnets Kit, I was very interested in learning more and couldn't wait to review it with Kaelyn.

This science kit is in The Magic School bus line of kits, so not only do kids learn and explore magnets, but they do so with the well-known, kooky Ms. Frizzle! Students are taken on a wild ride learning all about magnets. Through a magnetic scavenger hunt, build a compass activity, making magnetic slime, designing magnetic faces, and more...children are introduced to magnets and shown just how exciting science can be!

When the kit arrived, I was happy to see that everything fit inside a nice sized box. It's a smaller size, so it's easy to store when we're not using it.
Of course, we couldn't wait to check out everything inside! This magnified kit includes a colorful poster with a racing track, game board, and experiment diagrams. Everything is included...right down to the paperclips and straw! This is great for parents who want educational, fun activities on hand to do with their kids...especially with summer nearing!
There was also an easy to follow booklet with each experiment laid out in detail. It made it easy for me to get the supplies ready to go. We followed each step and had a blast learning more about magnets.
One of the first experiments asked kids to explore which metals stick to magnets. Before I could even explain the activity, Kaelyn and Kaden were already busy doing just that. The moment those magnets were in their hands, they were excited to see everything they might stick to in our house. It was a simple, yet fun and educational activity for us all!

She was excited when the magnets would attract to something!
Since receiving the kit we've been able to try out several of the activities, including one that reminded us a lot of a Magna Doodle toy. We took the iron filings included in the kit and with a magnet, moved them around to make hair, beards, etc on the faces on the poster. It was a silly and fun time! :)
Kaelyn and Kaden also enjoyed learning more about which pole of one magnet attracted to the North pole of another magnet.

I have been thrilled with this science kit! It has been super fun and very educational. The kit includes many experiments and provides discussion questions as well! It's not only fun for parents to do with their school-age children (recommended for 5+), but also would be a fantastic addition to any homeschool or classroom!! Kids will love the fun experiments Ms. Frizzle takes them on!

Buy It: You can purchase The Magic School Bus Attracted to Magnificent Magnets Kit for $19.99.

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**The products for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own**

  1. Jessica May 8, 2012 at 2:04 PM  

    I'd love the Science on a Gardening Adventure.

    Jessica.R.Adler at gmail.com

  2. hangerlady28150 May 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM  

    Awesome Bubbles

  3. Rochel S May 8, 2012 at 11:38 PM  

    I would love the Jumping into Electricity kit!

  4. Carrie Phelps May 9, 2012 at 6:06 AM  

    My grandsons would love the Volcano Madness set!!

  5. Carrie Phelps May 9, 2012 at 6:07 AM  

    GFC; carriedust

  6. aperry May 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM  

    Awesome Bubbles

  7. Teh Doll May 11, 2012 at 12:28 AM  

    lights rainbows and mirror kit

  8. K's Mom May 11, 2012 at 3:59 PM  

    Animal Tracks

  9. kellyr78 May 11, 2012 at 5:34 PM  

    I Like the Science on a Fossil Dig kit

  10. polly May 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM  

    the animal tracks game would be fun

  11. Kimberly May 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM  

    Animal Tracks

  12. rj7777 May 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM  

    Stars and planets are neat and fossils too. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  13. Donna May 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM  

    I would pick the

    Set 3 - WH-925-1103
    Minerals (Kit 7)
    Crystals (Kit 8)
    Fossils (Kit 9)
    EARTH SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS BROUGHT TO YOUR HOME! Grow a salt rock garden, rock candy, and string crystals. Break open a large geode. Identify five unknown minerals with the streak, hardness, magnetic, and acid tests. Study a fossil. Complete this set by making a cast and a mold fossil that will impress any budding scientist.

  14. wigget May 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

    i would also love to have the adventure science series

  15. Stephanie May 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM  

    My son would love the Volcano Madness kit

  16. katychick May 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM  

    science on a nature walk
    tcogbill at live dot com

  17. Anonymous May 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM  

    Science on a Nature Trek Kit!
    Laura V.

  18. Dana A May 18, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

    They're all awesome, but the star pilot caught my eye. Great site.

  19. Erin S. May 18, 2012 at 9:14 PM  

    I'd love to get the adventure science series for my daughter.
    erin.sidmore@gmail dot com

  20. Kimbuckjr May 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM  

    I would love to have the "Science on a Nature Walk."
    I am totally sold by the description!
    kimbuckjr at yahoo dot com

  21. Sadie May 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM  

    Science on a Fossil Dig
    Sadie B

  22. Brandi Elam May 21, 2012 at 3:28 PM  

    We'd love to have Set 6 that has the Flight (Kit 16)
    Heart and Lungs (Kit 17) and
    Digestive System (Kit 18)

  23. NwHome steader May 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM  

    Love the Young Scientist Club Monthly subscription!

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