Club SciKidz is a monthly STEM based subscription that sends kids everything they need to conduct a bevy of experiments and activities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas. Subscriptions are $34.95 with free US shipping
*product was received free for review
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Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside the Club SciKidz Subscription Box.
Everything that we received in the Club SciKidz Box. There are so many experiments included – and we were really impressed with how thoughtful they were!
So what is all this stuff?
Our box insert
The reverse details everything that we received in our box
In your first Club SciKidz Box you’ll receive an activity guide and a lab notebook.
The lab notebook contains pages where kids can record their findings
There’s also a page with different formulas
And of course a periodic table
And a page that explains different lab equipment
The activity guide details each of the experiments included this month. It also includes TONS of micro experiments to perform on your experiments after the fact
We love how in depth the experiments go. They push kids to think a little harder and ask questions that get the cogs spinning!
Your first Club SciKidz Box will come with some petri dishes, forceps, a pencil, pipettes, and a ruler to help your child conduct experiments
Your first box will also come with a magnifying glass
Your first box will also come with a nice pair of kid sized safety glasses
Penny rocking her goggles!
Polished Amber Experiment
This experiment included everything you’d need to polish your own piece of amber. There was sandpaper, an emery board, a toothbrush, a piece of demin and a piece of unfinished amber
We got all of our supplies ready
And we started sanding
Once you sand it down you use the toothbrush and toothpaste to get the dirt from the crevices
You can use furniture polish to shine it up with the denim or leave it as is. Here is our finished product!
Brine Shrimp Experiment
The next activity is brining shrimp. Included we received brine shrimp eggs, yeast, ph paper, and a sea salt mixture. We aren’t exactly finished so be sure to check our Instagram for updates
You can use distilled or tap water (if using tap water allow water to sit for at least 2 hours). Then all we do is add our salt mixture to water and the brine shrimp eggs. It takes about 24 hours for them to hatch!
We’re just waiting!
For fun of course!
Root Observation Activity
This activity connects kids with nature allowing them to see roots growing from an actual seed! The kit includes a cardboard stand, a plastic container, seeds, and polycrystals
The polycrystals will grow in the container
All we do is add 2 or 3 and fill 3/4 of the way with water and wait an hour
It was a lot of fun watching them grow!
Once they’ve grown we add two seeds and put in sunlight.
Electronic Bug Experiment
This fun experiment teaches kids about small motors and electronics. Included are a toothbrush head, sticky tape, two led lights, a battery and a tiny motor
Get all your supplies ready
Add the sticky tape to the toothbrush as well as the battery and motor. Once both wires are placed correctly the toothbrush will vibrate!
For extra fun we add the LED lights to the battery to give this “bug” some eyes! This was a lot of fun!
This compass has many different uses and can conveniently be hung around your neck
It screws open to reveal a hidden compartment and also has a whistle… the kids are allowed to play with this … outside
And to make this box a little sweeter – some candy!
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation and presentation. The Club SciKidz Box is an awesome way to keep those little minds active and thinking. We love the breadth of different topics that they cover and really feel like they include enough projects for an ENTIRE month! The presentation is great, everything arrives exactly as it should. The quality is awesome. Everything included is detailed and well thought out. And curation is so phenomenal. Each experiment is designed to get kids to look closer and think harder and what’s more, allow them to have a great time. Which is exactly what Penny did!