Club SciKidz is a monthly children’s subscription box that sends a themed assortment of activities and experiments that are both STEM and career based. Your first box comes with a lab notebook, tweezers and goggles in addition to everything included for your experiments. Subscriptions are $29.95 monthly
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Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside the Club SciKidz Box
Everything that we received in our Club SciKidz Box for September. This was their engineering box and had 4 cool projects to build!
So what is all this stuff?
Our Activity Guide. Each project is outlined and we have all our instructions in one convenient place
We received a compass… just for fun! Mr. I’m Not a Tree had fun explaining to the kids how a compass works and how it’s used
Pop Crystals Candy
Each box from Club SciKidz comes with some form of candy. This month it was pop rocks!
These fun and brightly colored straws are going to be used on our propeller car activity
This kit includes everything that we need to create an electric motor. There’s a 9V battery, 2 safety pins, a bobbin, a rubber band and copper wire
We received 2 AA batteries to power our tin can robot!
Propeller Car Kit
This kit contained most of the items needed to create our propeller car. There’s two large rubber bands, a propeller, craft sticks, a paper clip, two small wooden blocks and four brightly colored wheels
We also received one Phillip’s Head Screwdriver to help put together our tin can robot
These two long dowels are used as axels for our propeller car
This kit came with everything we would need to create a monocular. There’s a cardboard tube, a red foam ring, and two lenses as well as a little sheet that explains how this will work
Tin Can Robot
This kit includes all the small parts for our tin can robot creation. We didn’t open these up because there were a lot of little screws that we didn’t want to lose!
Okay so now what?
We get to engineering!
The tin can robot is a great hands on activity and was one we let Dad do with the kids. They had fun and he really enjoyed explaining the “whys” of this one.
Much of this project was reading and following directions as well as assembly
Here you can see the motor as well as the cam.
All we had to provide for this one was a little bit of oil and a soda can!
Fixing the can into the housing
Our tin can robot. Belle liked his eyes down like that!
Our next project was the monocular
All we needed to provide for this was the glue
Penny decorated the tube
Then we glued the eyepiece onto our foam ring
Then we glued the other end onto the cardboard tube!
Finally we join the two together and once the glue dries we can use our monocular!
Finally, we did our propeller car. This was fun.. the kids were really excited by the prospect of building a car
First we build the wheels by threading a dowel through each straw and then putting the wheels on either end
Then we tape craft sticks to the center of each
Then we start hot gluing our craft sticks. Basically forming a sideways h
Next we attach that to our wheels
Followed with the two wooden blocks
Then we build our propeller
Attaching a paper clip inside portion jutting out
And to complete the propeller we simply add our rubber bands and attach it. Once we’ve done that we glue it to our car. The final step is attaching another small stick beneath to hold it up!
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation and presentation. The Club SciKidz Box is a wonderful way to not only spend quality time with your kids but to get them interested in these really important fields and introduce them to more abstract forms of thought. This box focused on engineering and really makes kids question the inner workings of things and how they’re built which we really love because it fosters intellectual curiosity that is devoid in most children’s products. The presentation is great, everything arrives perfectly. The quality is awesome. Everything we need is included (almost) and the things we get work wonderfully! The curation is super! This box had some more difficult projects but we managed and it really gives you a respect for the science of things! We love this box and recommend this to anyone looking for a great way to spend quality time with their child!