- For ages 9+.
- Includes: Activity guide, 15 yellow beads, 3 pieces of balsa wood, 2 soda bottles and caps, clear cylinder, clear straw, clear tube, fin holder, funnel, glitter, nose cone, pipette, red and yellow food coloring, stopper assembly, and vortex connector.
- What you'll need: water (dur), baking soda, distilled vinegar, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, measuring cup, measuring spoons, potato, granulated sugar, and cups.
- Myths: Pantry Projectile, Deadly Vortex, and Man Who Could Walk on Water.
Since the product is geared for kids a little older than mine my husband helped the boys . Aiden (age 7) and Owen (age 6) had SO much fun making their own experiments. The Weird World of Water Kit just received the FamilyFun Magazine 2009 T.O.Y. award and I can see why! I think an older child would be able to use this kit with little to no adult intervention. The Mythbusters activity kits are completely hands-on. Each kit has several myths to "bust" and kids are given the opportunity to discover the answers through trial and error. There are 3 different kits available at this time: Power of Air Pressure, Forces of Flight and Weird World of Water.
With the Weird World of Water Kit you can test the power of whirlpools, create a liquid rainbow, launch your own water-powered rocket, and more! The pictures in this post are of the whirlpool experiment. It really only took a few minutes to do the actual experiment but the fun lasted for a lot longer.
Even my 2 year old Olivia wanted to get in on the action and all 3 kids have watched the whirlpool dozens of times since we did our experiment. I have left the bottle out and every time one of them passes it they, without fail, pick it up and make the whirlpool happen again!
I am more than pleased with this product. The Mythbusters kits would be an amazing gift for the science kid in your life and a very fun way to get those science-resistant kids in your life interested in the fun of discovery!
Thanks to Elmer's and Team Mom for giving me the chance to review this very cool product!