Sneakin’ in Science is a service that delivers new and exciting hands-on science experiments to your door each month. You have the option of choosing different subscription plans based upon your families personal needs. My family had the chance to review three of the Sneakin’ in Science experiments. This review will cover a dinosaur dig kit, unmeltable snow, and flying rocket kit. Each kit included the actual project materials, directions, information to teach a lesson, more ideas to take your study further, and a look at a profession in each field.
The dinosaur dig kit kept our three children (ages 4, 6, and 11) busy for a little while. It was a clay block that held dinosaur bones that they had to do an archeological-like excavation of. All three of the children took turns using the digging utensils to dig out the bones. This took them more time than they anticipated and they had to work as a team to finish it up. After some careful digging, they eventually found all the bones and were able to put together a dinosaur skeleton. It was a great way to teach them about dinosaurs, fossils, and some archeology methods as well. In addition to the kit, information about dinosaurs and fossils to teach a lesson from was included.
Next we tried the unmeltable snow kit with our two youngest (boys). Ever since we moved to Germany the children have grown very fond of snow and were excited to do this experiment. This particular experiment consisted of the snow “powder” and water. That’s it! Super simple but very fascinating. Once the water was added, the water and powder instantly binded together to make a fluffy white unmeltable snow! This kept our two youngest enthralled for nearly an hour. We even added extra water to the “snow” to make it wet enough to make a little tiny snowman! Super fun. This experiment included a lesson on osmosis as well as evaporation.
The third and final experiment we tried was the rocket. This experiment the whole family loved, including the dog! This consisted of a plastic film canister (used for 35mm film), water, and a seltzer tablet. We were so surprised at how far our little rocket flew! We ended up doing this experiment over and over for the better part of 45 minutes and we all had a blast. The kit also included a great lesson on chemical reactions. This is something we’ll continue to study until the children have had enough, which I do not see happening anytime soon. This experiment, like the others, was a great success. Below you can see one of our many rocket blasts in our backyard.
I would highly recommend looking into the different subscription plans that Sneakin’ in Science has to offer on their website. These experiments are designed for children ages 5-12 and I think that is an appropriate age range as our children (ages 4-12) enjoyed the experiments. Not only did we have fun doing these experiments together, it also was a time for lots of laughter and smiles as a family.