Club SciKidz is a monthly STEM subscription box for children. Each box takes one field in the STEM industry and compiles an assortment of projects and experiments focused around that field. Your first box will contain a few extras like a workbook, goggles and petri dishes and each box after contains just your items for that month. Subscriptions are $29.95
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Our first glimpse inside the January Club SciKidz Box
Everything that we received in our Club SciKidz Box for January. The theme this month is “Extreme Radical Reaction Lab” and contains different projects that bring about chemical reactions.
So what is all this stuff?
Each box comes with an activity guide that walks us through each of our experiments as well as gives us a bit of information about the field we’re studying for the month.
Here are each of our experiments for January
We also receive this card, which details each of the items included in the box.
This packet contains pipe cleaners, plastic straws and glycerin and will be used in our Geometric Bubbles Activity
We received a rack of test tubes. These will be used in our “Layered Science” activity where we learn about density.
Each Club SciKidz Box comes with some candy, this was ours for the month!
This plastic cup will be used in our “Instant Worms” Activity
This packet contains worm activator powder, a craft stick, and “worm goo”. You guessed it – we’ll be using this in our “Instant Worms” experiment as well.
These 2 bags of Calcium Chloride will be used to make our “Hand Warmers”
This bee diagram will help us to complete our firefly activity.
In this packet we received googley eyes, a tube, 3 pipe cleaners, 2 wires, a glow stick and paper wings. These will also be used in our firefly activity.
Okay so now what?
Now we get to experimenting!
We started our with the instant worms activity.
All we needed to do was add our worm activator powder to a cup of warm water… stir until it’s dissolved and then add our worm goo. We literally had instant worms – it was crazy! If you want to see a video of them check out our IG Stories
Next, we set out to make our hand warmers. This only required adding a teaspoon of water to a larger bag and then adding our smaller bag of Sodium Chloride to that bag.
Our teaspoon of water
Our activated hand warmer!
We kept it moving by continuing on with the Firefly Activity
First we glue our eyes on the lid of our jar
Then we decorate our wings (Penny and Belle both did a set)
Now we wrap our pipe cleaners around to create legs.
Next we’ll attach our wings.
And finally, you’ll add your antenna, crack your glowstick and add it to the jar and then screw on the lid. Voila! A firefly!
Our final activity was “Geometric Bubbles” where we create one of the coolest bubble wands ever!
First we cut our straws in half and then half again
Then we follow the directions to weave them through the straws
About half way there…
Our finished wand. This was trickier than it looked. Unfortunately, we completely forgot to take a picture of the bubbles! But all we did for that was add 6 cups of water to 1 cup of dish soap and what we received for glycerin. It made AWESOME bubbles!
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Club SciKidz Box is a great way to have fun with your kids while still teaching them something. The presentation is great, everything arrives perfectly and we love how they keep the different activities separate. The quality is awesome. We love the test tubes and all the different ingredients that we received to complete our chemical reactions. And curation. This was a cool box. Now only did we get to see things change… but because of our activity guide we also understand the why behind it. We think Club SciKidz is one of the best children’s boxes out there!