Toy of the Week – Glow Chemistry Lab


The wacky and weird world of kids’ science strikes again!

This week, let your child become a mad scientist and play with a chemistry set that will teach them all about a new part of science. There’s a new kit out there now that lets your children light up the dark and learn all about what makes things glow.


Glow in the Dark

If your child is an aspiring chemist, or just loves to get hands on in any science experiment, this is the new toy for them. The Glow Chemistry Lab in a Bag science kit puts cool science in the hands on your children, and teaches them all about the process behind objects glowing in the dark. Your children will be amazed at all of the fun things they’ll learn from this simple set.

The science kit also lets your young scientist learn by creating hands on experiments of their own. It comes with a set of fifteen different experiments and activities that your child can play with on their way to becoming a real chemist. These easy science experiments include creating a pile of atomic slime in order to make glowworms, blowing slime bubbles that glow in the dark, and using a black light pen to examine different glow in the dark objects in contrasting lights.

These experiments are educational yet simple, and are perfect for children ages eight and older.

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Beyond the Bag

If your child enjoys using their new Glow Chemistry Lab in a Bag, don’t let their fun stop when they’ve finished all of the activities. At home easy science experiments can be fun and simple with the right supplies and some basic instructions.

The at home volcano is one of the best places to start with kids’ science, and it will teach your child another aspect of chemistry outside of glowing objects. A volcano can be created out of a variety of substances, with papier-mâché usually being the ingredient of choice. When you do create the volcano, mold the opening (or hole) around a plastic water bottle, ensuring that the mouth of the bottle stays uncovered.

Once ready, pour warm water into the bottle until it is mostly full, and add food coloring for colored lava, as well as detergent to help trap the bubbles. Once concocted, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.

Now comes the fun part! Slowly pour vinegar into the mixture, and have your child stand back as the liquid erupts into a lava spill over your homemade volcano.

Once finished, you can be the teacher now and explain to your children the process behind the eruption. The mixture of vinegar and baking soda creates carbon dioxide, which in turn creates a large amount of pressure causing the lava to overflow. It’s all due to a chemical reaction, and one that your young chemist will now understand!


Chemistry in the World

Your child’s experiments don’t have to end with these two. Let them explore the world around them, and if they ask about different processes you can search for easy science experiments online that will explain just about everything. Once you’ve found them, don your lab coats and let the cool science begin!


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