Great Gifts for Young Scientists: Magic School Bus Kit {Review & Giveaway!}

Do you have any little budding scientists in your house? I say that if you have any young kids at home, then you most definitely have little scientists (spoken like a true science teacher, right?! ;) )! So, there is a company you should know about–The Young Scientists Club! As a former science teacher, I LOVE finding companies that foster a love of science in kids. The Young Scientists Club has a simple mission: “to engage boys and girls around the world in an educational science adventure that lasts a lifetime”!  That’s a mission statement I can get behind. To foster that love of science, they offer an array of services and products! Kits start as low as $14.99. There is even a monthly subscription service option (talk about a great gift idea for the science enthusiast) and a fabulous fundraising program! We recently got to try out one of their fabulous kits with a group of Big Brother’s little friends. It worked out perfectly as Big Brother actually had a “Magic School Bus Night” at his school last month. So, needless to say, we had a blast with the Grow Amazing Polymers Group Pack!
With this kit, your young scientists can grow super balls, snow, rainbow beads, crystal gels, and polymer flowers while learning about the importance and science of super-absorbent polymers. Polymers are always such fun with kids (even big kids tend to have fun with them)! How great would this be for a science birthday party, homeschool coop, or camp of some kind?!

Here is what our kit supplies looked like: Everything was very clearly labeled and the manuals (based on the Magic School Bus show) were great! With a kit like this, there are applications & learning extensions for many ages! Since our group was on the young end (ages 6 & under) for this kit, I chose two of the experiments to do with them. We started with the snow and everyone found it fascinating!! :) If you’ve never gotten to play with the fake polymer snow, you have to check it out sometime–really fun stuff (even all the moms thought so)! The kids were SO interested. First we “grew” our snow and then we melted it! After all of our snow fun, we then started our red super balls! Every kiddo at our science-fun playdate got to take home their little super ball experiment to see what would happen. Big Brother thought it was most interesting when his red super ball seemed to resemble a large raspberry! Do you have a young scientist who would like to do some fun experiments like this? You can buy them at The Young Scientists Club or...WIN IT!!


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Science puts the “fun” in fundraiser!…

If you’re a teacher, PTA/PTO member, fundraising chairperson, etc., you should take a look at the fundraiser program! The Young Scientists Club Presents Its Award-Winning Science Kits For Schools And Clubs To Sell With 20% Cash Back And Free Gifts.

With kit names like Sci-ology ($14.99), Microscope Lab ($39.99) and Attracted To Magnificent Magnets ($19.99) parents, grandparents and neighbors can give young children an exciting and educational peek into the world of science that’s age-appropriate, even at ages 4 or 5 years because you are never too young to discover the world around you or just your backyard. As part of a fundraising effort for non-profits, schools and groups, the science kit giver is rewarded twice — not only purchasing a great product but having cash donated back to a favorite cause.

Fundraisers simply follow these four steps:

1. Call 1-800-964-1320 and register to receive a code specifically for your group.

2. Work with The Young Scientists Club to personalize an email to spread the word of this great offer.

3. Invite parents, grandparents, and supporters to shop online using your school/club code. Since they place their order themselves, the group coordinator does not have to manage or collect orders or payments.

4.  Anticipate the arrival of The Young Scientist Club shipment, brown shopping bags, and donation check!

So, definitely check that out if you’re in need of a fun fundraiser for an organization!

Disclosure: I was provided with the kit shown above for the purposes of review. However, all opinions, experiences, and love of science are entirely my own! :)


    • Mara says

      As a science teacher, another favorite kit that my students and their parents love is the TickleMe Plant Kit. With it every child can grow a TickleMe Plant which will close its leaves and lower its branches when tickled. soooo cool Just search TickleMe Plant to see a video of a live plant and to get the greenhouse kit to grow your own

  1. Karen Bobrow says

    We do Science Sundays at our house, since the public school science programming has been cut, this looks like a great project.

  2. Nicole says

    I love that it comes with all the pieces and what to do with them. I have bought kids in the past and the instructions where horrible. We ended up throwing away things we needed for other experiments because it wasn’t clear we were suppose to save the product after the initial experiment. My son was so upset when we couldn’t d all the projects.

  3. Debnmike m says

    As a teacher, I love that these are all hands on and have all the supplies you will need! My 7 year old would go nuts for these!

  4. Diane W says

    I like that they are affordable Kits start as low as $14.99. Great in these tight budget times.

    diane dot wortman at gmail dot com

  5. Brie S says

    Love your review, the instructions seem very user friendly. My 7 year old daughter LOVES science, this will definitely nurture her love for science!

  6. Veronica R. says

    I love that the kit looks like it has easy to read directions and everything is labeled. Sounds like an easy, fun, and educational acitivity!

  7. Ani says

    I think the best part about the club and kits is that the kids get to have fun while learning and the activities are really engaging.

  8. Natalie says

    The best part about this kit is that it uses more than the everyday items from my kitchen. We have done a science experiment book and it was loads of fun. I can only imagine how fun it would be to beyond baking soda and vinegar experiments :)

  9. Amanda says

    I like the idea of a club coming to your house every month. My son already loves Magic School Bus – this would be great.

  10. Rhonda S. Phillips-Tenderholt says

    I like everything about it…that it’s science and fun at the same time! Something I don’t remember as a kid.

  11. Tina Seagraves says

    “to engage boys and girls around the world in an edu­ca­tional sci­ence adven­ture that lasts a life­time”!

  12. says

    These are fabulous! We love the Magic School bus books, and both of my kids absolutely love doing science experiments. i think these would make a really nice alternative to the typical fundraisers! Really cool!

  13. Jessica Peeling says

  14. Alison Z. says

    I teach preschool and have been working on getting my B.S. in biotechnology. I have a real passion for science and I think the Young Scientists Club has a great mission. Every Friday is science day in my class because children gain so many valuable skills from science like observation, quantification, qualification, forming hypotheses and making predictions, and learning about the world around them. That being said, I would love to use this kit in my classroom.

  15. Angela Killingsworth says

    Our boys LOVE to experiment! They are asking Santa for a microscope and this would be another wonderful hands on addition!!! Thank you!!!!

  16. Priscilla Benavides says

  17. Thomas P says

    Everything sounds good! My daughter’s becoming interested in science, especially hands-on, and loves Magic School Bus.

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