The Magic School Bus Young Scientist Club Engineering Lab

The Magic School Bus Young Scientist Club Engineering Lab is a great product for any child interested in engineering. This is a comprehensive engineering kit that is full of engineering components and experiments.

This is a product of the Young Scientists Club whose mission is to to offer children quality, science-related products that will fascinate them with the wonders of scientific discovery and spark their interest in future scientific endeavors.   According to the Young Scientists Club’s website, all of their products are designed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, educators, and parents with one purpose in mind – to combine fun and fascination with quality and learning in each and every product.

This product includes the following:

  • 33 experiment cards
  • buzzer
  • glue
  • measuring cup
  • 50 craft sticks
  • 2 straws
  • 5 balloons
  • motor
  • white paper
  • black paper
  • foil
  • paper cup
  • 3 wires with alligator clips
  • flashlight’1 long and 1 short wire without insulation
  • stickers
  • solar panel
  • sting
  • tubing
  • data notebook
  • cardboard base
  • black construction paper
  • clothespin
  • 2 dowels
  • 4 cardboard wheels
  • 10 circular pieces of paper
  • circular piece of cardboard

According to a scholarly journal entitled, “Where Is the “E” in STEM for Young Children? Engineering Design Education in an Elementary Teacher Preparation Program,” limited exposure to engineering concepts prevents elementary students from developing an accurate understanding of what engineering entails and, therefore, from pursuing engineering careers. These attitudes and limited understanding can potentially be improved by introducing young students to engineering and allowing them to engage in the practices of engineers.

Engineering is often the forgotten component of STEM. If your child has expressed an interest in engineering, we encourage you to supplement school learning with learning through play. The Magic School Bus Young Scientist Club Engineering Lab is a great product to introduce engineering concepts to young children. With over 30 experiments included, this engineering kit will allow your child to:

  • learn about simple machines
  • cook in a solar oven
  • make a balloon jet
  • watch a solar panel at work
  • make an electric circuit
  • learn about the force of gravity
  • make an electric buzzer
  • learn which color absorbs light
  • make spin art
  • build a bridge and so much more!

Recommended age: 5-12 years

(Reminder: always refer to manufacturer label, instructions, and warnings. This product’s packaging includes a choking hazard warning for children under 8. Adult supervision required)

This bus-shaped kit comes packed with 33 engineering experiment cards (narrated by Ms Frizzle and her students) that will ensure your child has fun while learning engineering concepts. The Magic School Bus Young Scientist Club Engineering Lab will allow you to create, discover, learn, and experiment. The recommended age is 5-12 years. This is a great product for any child interested in engineering.

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