While it is possible to teach your children the basics of science and technology at a young age with some effort, the better thing to do is to build curiosity in them. That way, they will start learning themselves and your work becomes a lot easier. A science experiment box is a perfect toy to make them more inquisitive about the things around them.
A lot of kids are naturally born with a taste for science. You would have seen a toddler breaking apart his toy to find out what is inside it. But most of them do end up hating science-related subjects when they start schooling. Traditional schooling methods cause them to think that science is too difficult or uninteresting. But if kids get early exposure to it and find out that learning science can be fun as well; it will completely change their attitude to it. Before you go shopping for experiment boxes, knowing more about them is a good idea. This article tells you about different types of experiment boxes and their features.
The world of science is huge, so is the diversity among science experiment boxes. You will find science kits that specialise in various niches of science. There are kits that can teach your kids to model objects based on mathematical tools, kits that will teach them about colour theory, and so much more. Here is a list of four of the most well-known experiment boxes that you can buy for your children.
This is a perfect choice if you want to give your kid a complete chemistry lab experience. It has several test tubes, glassware, chemicals, and a guidebook that explains how to perform the experiments. The guidebooks explain the steps in simple, easy to understand examples with catchy illustrations. But not all Thames and Kosmos experiment boxes are the same. There are kits of varying difficulties. This is a good thing because kids will love more interesting and complex chemistry experiments as they get older. Some of these kits can perform hundreds of experiments.
Valtech tiles are somewhat like a building block set. But it takes the building activity a step further to include math and physics skills of the kids. These tiles are translucent and come in triangular and rectangular shapes. Kids can use these two-dimensional translucent tiles to build three-dimensional objects, including houses replete with a backyard and fence, rockets, and whatnot. They can combine the primary colour tiles to make a tile of a different colour. Therefore, for a creative child, the sky is the only limit for doing experiments using Magna-Tiles.
An innovative product by the famous Lego brand that can kindle your child’s interest in science. This toy is a different take on robotics by the toymakers. The main upside of Lego Boost is that kids of any age can work and build with them. This experiment box that contains more than 800 pieces of Lego blocks can take up the form of five different robots. But just assembling the blocks is not enough. For a robot to work, you have to program it. But that too won't be too difficult for the kids. These robots can be programmed without much fuss using a smartphone. The programming has different difficulty levels that enable the robots to move in more interesting ways.
Another of those toys to improve the STEM aptitude in the kids. Engineering experiment box by Thames and Kosmos. This kit can provide hands-on experience in building things by letting them learn how real-life engineers design and implement construction projects. Objects they can build include helicopters, land vehicles, carousels, etc. But that’s just the beginning. As kids unlock their knowledge about engineering, they can go on to build more complex things. Just the guidebook included in this experiment box is 48 pages long. That can give you an idea of how many options this toy has.