Learning Resources has just released two new sets to help primary school children take an interest in science.
With the Primary Science Mix & Measure Kit, children aged from four to eight can use a variety of chunky plastic tools to help them explore the simple science concepts involved in measuring out substances and mixing them together.
The set includes a measuring scale, a lidded bowl (15cm in diameter), small measuring cups and spoons and 10 wipe-clean activity cards.
Priced around £29.95, children can explore the child-sized equipment on their own, with the colour-coded design helping them to understand measuring, or they can follow the illustrated step-by-step activity cards. Most of the activities involve making some kind of appealing substance like ‘mystery goo’ and ‘puffy paint’.
For around £29.95, youngsters can use all kinds of fun and easy-to-handle gadgets to learn about big concepts in science, such as repulsion, attraction and polarity.
Included in the kit is a maze tray measuring 28cm x 21cm and lots of different types of magnets, such as a magnetic post and string, horseshoe magnet, bar magnets (with attachable cars), four ring magnets and two ladybird magnets.
There are all kinds of activities on the wipe-clean activity cards, too.