They’re all keywords in last month’s Steve Spangler Science Stem Lab Box (Spangler Science Club delivers amazing hands-on science to your door every month. Join Today!). As a homeschooling mom to four, I’m always looking for things I can do with all my kids while incorporating fun and learning. This subscription box is it. It kept everyone entertained from the 9 year old, who enjoyed reading the instructions to the 3 year old who liked flinging the beads. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me start at the beginning.
I hate science. I always have. I love animals, nature, museums, and learning. But, science is boring- out of a textbook anyway. I’d rather sit down with the kids and read the encyclopedia than to force us both through another boring workbook (and we have done that before- and it was a win). But, I find experiments difficult to do regularly. If it involves gathering supplies, planning lessons, and preparing explainations. I just don’t have time. That’s why I jumped at the chance to try a science based subscription box. It comes with all the materials needed for the experiments along with easy to follow directions and teaching points. I found myself easily expounding on Newton’s laws of motion with the help of Steve’s instructions and keywords.
What I liked. The step by step instructions and highlighted terms with definitions (for the motion box this included topics like friction, kinetic energy, inertia, and potential energy). I also liked that the box came with everything necessary for four complete experiments on one topic. No gathering supplies or looking up words in the dictionary. Two thumbs up from me!
What the Kids Liked. The hands on parts. They loved that they could touch, see, and hear while learning. The concepts really came to life in front of us and they wanted to do the experiments again and again. We usually don’t do school work on Sundays but I made an exception because they had been dying to try it out. Not one person complained about doing school on the weekend and even mommy and daddy got to join in the fun and dust up on some science at the same time.
What Could Have Been Better. If we had ordered two for this month. Seriously, we had so much fun doing everything and I really can’t think of a way to improve them. The box came with plenty of supplies to do all the experiments. They were fun and engaging. They were easy to teach. The kids had a good time and learned something at the same time. Best of all, I didn’t feel like teaching was a chore and I got a refresher on my own science.
So, do I still hate science? Not when I have Steve Spangler by my side. Can’t wait to do it again next month (and you can too: The Spangler Science Club delivers amazing hands-on science to your door every month. Join Today!)
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