LIFELONG LOVE OF SCIENCE CRYSTALLIZED
AS KIDS GROW ROCK CANDY, A CRYSTAL GARDEN AND
MUCH MORE WITH MS. FRIZZLE
Wahoo! Kids Take A Wild Ride On The Magic School Bus
With The Young Scientists Club’s Newest Kit: Growing Crazy Crystals
Introducing children as young as 5 to the fascinating world of science is as close as the kitchen cupboard. Everyday items like salt and sugar and baking soda become ingredients for thought-provoking science experiments. The Young Scientists Club, makers of entertaining, informative kits, suggests crystallizing a lifelong love with science with their newest offering, The Magic School Bus™ Growing Crazy Crystals ($19.99).
Phoebe, Ralphie, Arnold and Wanda, beloved characters who ride The Magic School Bus, guide youngsters on
a multi-day journey to observing crystals. Spending just a few minutes a day, Phoebe has an experiment for
rock candy; Arnold shows young scientists how to make a crystal star while Ralphie leads an experiment on salt
crystals. Ms. Frizzle, their eccentric third grade teacher, spearheads all of the crystal capers in this colorful kit that includes an observation chart, tweezers, brushes, magnifying glass, petri dishes, measuring cup and much
These simple at-home experiments, spelled out in a delightful instruction booklet, introduce elementary schoolaged
children to basic concepts in chemistry, physics, geology and mathematics! Plus their home-grown crystals
are beautiful. Young scientists will discover that creating crystals are as much art as they are science. As Ms. Frizzle often says, “dynamic deduction.”
Growing Crazy Crystals • Ages 5+ • $19.99
Look who’s back? It’s Ms. Frizzle and her students eager to grow “crazy” crystals. Young Scientists explore sugar
and salt crystals, make a crystal star, create crystal art, grow a salt crystal garden, make Epsom salt crystals,
create a geode, grow a crystal tree, and much, much more! This crystallizing kit comes with an observation
chart to keep track of the crazy crystal growth.
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Esther Novis, a mother of five and a former Harvard-trained biologist started The Young Scientists Club as a
summer science camp for her then 5-year-old son. Friends from other parts of the country told Novis they
wanted to duplicate her concept and the idea for a science subscription service was born! The subscription kits
are now mailed monthly to thousands of children around the world and the company’s retail kits are sold in
hundreds of specialty stores. In addition to developing new products for The Young Scientists Club, this wise
mom has many years of experience teaching at Phillips Academy, Andover and has written the science column
for Parents Magazine plus wrote science experiments for the new science curriculum by McGraw-Hill
So school is ending and summer time is just around the corner…… What type of activities are you planning this summer to keep your little one’s mind working and learning?
I recommend that you check out The Magic School Bus Growing Crazy Crystals set.
I really think that The Young Scientists Club has made a winning product with the Growing Crazy Crystals set. The combination of interesting, educational, and fun science with some well known children’s characters and the Growing Crazy Crystals set is engaging, fun, and educational.
Here are things that I love about the Growing Crazy Crystals Set:
*A ton of experiments with the instructions provided from growing Salt Crystal Garden with Ralphie, Growing Rock Candy with Phoebe, to growing a Crystal Tree with Tim, and much more.
*All instructions are in the booklet provided and the booklet is colorful and well done.
*There are yellow school bus stickers with each project’s name on it say “Do Not Distruct Growing…and then the project name.” Love these because it helps you remember what each project is and is tied in to the theme of the kit.
*Includes a 10 day observation chart to make notes.
*Comes with an adorable little magnifying glass.
*Comes with three petri dishes.
*Instructions are well written out and easy to follow.
*Your little scientist just needs things from around the home that are easy to find, like salt and sugar, to go the experiments.
*Some experiments lead into the next like Tim’s Experiment #1 of making sugar crystals is to be followed with Phoebe’s Experiment #1 of making rock candy.
*Super fun way of learning science and doing experiments.
One thing that I would love to see included in the kit is a pair of safety glasses for the young scientist. Safety glasses are not included and I recommend that you teach safety along with the science experiments and have a pair of safety glasses handy for your young scientist.
I do not have grown crystals to show you yet and I think that the following video gives a great depiction of the type of science your young scientists will do with their Growing Crystals Set.
When we have great shots of our crystals, I will add them to this review so you can check out the finished product.
In the meantime, if you want to check out more about Growing Crazy Crystals and the other awesome products from The Young Scientists Club, check out the following links.
The Young Scientists Club
The Young Scientists Club Monthly Subscription.
The Young Scientists Online Store
The Young Scientists Club on Facebook
The Young Scientists Club on Twitter
The Young Scientists Club on Pinterest
The Young Scientists Club on YouTube
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Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review.