There are many times when I am teaching higher-level science to
my older children and my younger ones feel left out. Not only were
the experiments hard for them to comprehend, but the discussion
with my older students tended to be too intimidating for them.
But that all changed when I found Primary Science Set from Learning
This 12-piece set is perfect for little hands. Included in this
set are a flask, a beaker, goggles, an eyedropper, tweezers, a
magnifying glass, a funnel and colorful test tubes with holders.
These items are all made of durable plastic, so breakage is not
a concern. Also included with the set are ten, double-sided experiment
activity cards that are oversized and sturdy. Some of the suggested
experiments on the cards are Color Mixing, Seeds and Sprouts, and
Dancing Raisins. One side of the card lists the items that are
needed, with extra items being as simple as food coloring, dull
pennies, and baking soda. The other side of the card has easy-to-read
directions for the experiment as well as questions to encourage
While the older children worked on their science assignments,
my younger ones were also learning in a fun and creative way. My
five-year-old really enjoyed having her own little science kit.
My nine-year-old daughter also learned a lot from the simple experiments.
Learning that carbon dioxide creates bubbles and that oil and water
do not mix was made all the more meaningful when they could see
it happening right in front of them. The recommended age for this
kit is 4 years and older with a pre-K and up emphasis. I found
it to be most useful for children ages 4-8, but older children
can learn things from the kit as well. This product would be perfect
for the visually driven child, and it could easily be expanded
by the addition of vocabulary words, simple writing assignments,
or an assignment to draw the result of an experiment. Overall,
my children loved this simple science kit and will use it over