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Nancy B’s Science Club helps keep your children’s interest in Science alive with this great kit.
My niece is 13 and loves to learn, Science is one of her favorite subjects. She was excited to be able to help review this Nancy B’s Science Club® Mighty Microbes Lab & Germ Journal. There are different experiments you can do and document your findings along the way.
My niece did the “5 second Rule” experiment for this review.
The kit contains the following:
- The Mighty Microbes Lab turns “eww” into “aha!” by encouraging study and understanding of (harmless) tiny colonies of bacteria and fungi
- Features 4 Petri dishes, 250 mL standing, round-bottomed flask with volume markings, and stopper with hole to fit on top of flask
- Also includes spreader for spreading bacteria, waterproof colony counter grid, loupe with 8x magnification, tweezers, funnel, pipette, gloves, and nutrient agar packet plus recipe to make more agar
- 22-Page activity journal
The above pictures are D. getting ready to prepare the experiment. The activity journal gives you step by step instructions on how to set it up. It does take 2 hours for the Petri dishes agar to harden. This is best to set up early in the morning and go about your day until it’s ready to do your experiment.
D. is now setting it all up to get their results. You can see her 5-year-old sister A. is looking on. This is a great way for siblings to work together and learn team work. There are little tasks that younger siblings can do with supervision. They had to wait a long and impatient 2 weeks for their results.
I don’t know about you, but I’m grossed out. See all that growth and disgusting stuff in the lower left picture? Remember they are doing the “5-second rule” Science experiment. Those results should tell you this “rule” is busted.
You can see how hard she is concentrating on the results. I love when she has the stuff to keep her mind learning at all times even at home.
While they did enjoy the Nancy B’s Science Club in general, there are a few things she did want to point out:
- She felt it took to long to see results.
- The microscope piece they gave really didn’t help her to see it better. It needs a real microscope.
- She wishes there were more things that results can be seen quickly.
I think since the results take so long (2 weeks is forever in a child’s life), this would be a great part of a home school Science class. You could document every day what the results are like.
There are a lot more Science kits you can purchase on the Educational Insights website. Which kit would you buy first?