Learn about volcanos, weather, outer space and more. The Smithsonian Mega Science Lab is six different STEM kits in one. Observe the process of crystal formation; assemble and paint a model of the earth and moon; and erect and erupt your very own volcano. Create an Eco Dome Habitat where you can catch, collect and study bugs. Assemble and install your own weather station and start logging temperature, wind direction and speed, barometric pressure, humidity, clouds and precipitation. Put on your safety goggles and chisel away at your sand block as you excavate bones that you can assemble into a model dinosaur. This kit is a science sampler that offers six amazing adventures that are safe and easy to do. Detailed instructions are included.
“The exciting thing about receiving this box is seeing the diversity of science projects and branches of science that are included. Each project comes with a set of materials and easy-to-read instructions. Our son did the crystal growing experiment, Earth model, Dino Dig and Eco Dome Habitat. Each project inspires a sense of mystery and curiosity: How are the materials to be used? What will we discover?”
“I loved that several of them take the family outside so that this truly is an indoor/outdoor lab. In doing the Eco Dome Habitat, for instance, our son was forced to search our yard for bugs and learned that lots of slugs and rolly pollies lived under a brick because it created a soft, moist and dark space for them to hide. He was able to extract some of those bugs and place them into his habitat after he got his habitat ready with soil and plants. By observing the bugs in their natural habitat, he was able to reflect on what else he might need to do to the manmade habitat to make the insects comfortable.”
“There are fascinating factoids about the Earth and moon, Kepler’s laws, volcanoes, crystals, dinosaurs and other branches of science encountered in the mega lab. These educational guides are priceless.”
“My son most enjoyed “digging” for the fossils in the Dino Dig. It was messy, so he wore the enclosed goggles and did it outside. Chipping away at the sand block with his mallet and dowel, he was fully engaged. Finding all of the fossil pieces was deeply satisfying for him.”