We used this in groups of 5 in my 4th grade class. Each student was able to create a machine with help from the group. After creating the machine, they used the activity cards- reading and answering the questions for that machine. I went around and checked their answers and then they moved on to the next machine. This is a great tool for understanding simple machines, student led learning, and cooperative learning. I would also recommend the activity cards that go with it.
I bought this for my 6-yr-old daughter who says she wants to be a scientist when she grows up. This has provided great one-one-one activity time for the two of us over Christmas break. It definitely requires adult involvement, but all you need is right in the box and in the instruction book. Makes it simple and fun. No extra fuss. We enjoyed making colored jelly crystals, learning about base and acid, and exploding and underwater volcano with baking soda and citric acid and red cabbage powder. It makes a mess, but not too bad. We have been able to do 2 experiments in a 45-minute time frame. We've done the first 8 experiments so far.
Okthis was a splurge and I’m happy she plays with it almost daily at 5 and it’s very pretty parents also enjoy playing with them this is a great imaginative toy two sets would’ve awesome as well
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