Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Usborne Batteries And Magnets Kid Kit Review

I used this kid kit to explain to my daughters, 5 and 6, about magnets and magnetic forces. They loved it and really enjoyed doing the activities that came along with the book.

The book has large pictures and easy to follow diagrams and instructions. I love the way that it teaches the concepts to the kids in a way that they can understand.

The activities were fun and easy to do. I did have to supervise and help with a couple of things and as I was using this as a teaching method I expected to do as much.

The kid kit is recommended for ages 8-12, but with supervision and help it can be adapted for younger ages and I thoroughly enjoyed the book and activities! If you have a budding scientist or engineer than this is one kid kit that you will want to get for them!

The book is 32 pages long, and teaches you how to make things that will move, glow, and flash. Kit contains paint, brush, propeller, magnets, pipe cleaners, motor, round hook, battery holder and wooden dowel.

You will learn about magnets, why they attract and why they repel. You will also learn about batteries and circuits, and you will even build a working lamp. They will also show you how to build a whizzing plane!

Our favorite activity that we did was the Hovering Bee found on pages 6-7 of the book. The girls still have it proudly displayed in their room even though we did it weeks ago!

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