Hello blog readers. I hope you are well and enjoying the Summer Season.
Our Summer has been busy with a beach trip with the Airstream, a camping trip, and visiting local attractions.
On the days we are home and inside due to a much-needed rest day, I like to have a stash of new things the kids can enjoy.
We reviewed a bunch of new toys this Summer, starting with a science kit from Smithsonian. I like anything Smithsonian. My parents used to load up the family station wagon with my sister, brother, and I and head to the Smithsonian for breakfast, yep breakfast. It was a member perk. We rarely stayed to wander about the Institute because my mom was on a shopping mission to the greater Washington D.C. area best in clothing shopping, so now I can kind of re-live my childhood.
The Smithsonian Mars Dig Science Kit we opened up on one of those days the humidity was high, and the temperature was way over my comfort zone.
I give the Smithsonian Mars Dig Science Kit an A+ for the contents of the kit, the science lesson, ease of set up, clean up, and interest. I'm liking it for gift giving as well.
Here's what comes in the kit as well as instructions to assemble the model of the Mars Rover, digging for the rocks, and a poster on the reverse side of instructions.
That fancy red bowl is not included in the kit, it's just a plain old kitchen bowl I used to hold water to rinse the rocks off.
|after a few digs we discover rocks!|
|2 pack out of the box|
|read the instructions!|
|petroleum jelly and inflator|
|the colors will stretch with inflation|
|Tiny Grovy Glow Wubble|