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Toy of the Week – Glow Chemistry Lab
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:40:00 AM
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 GlowChemistry 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.
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
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
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