Friday, January 21, 2011

Science Kits Review - CSN Stores

I posted just before Christmas that I was given an opportunity to do a review for CSN stores and gladly accepted the chance. I decided to get my kids each a science kit by Thames and Kosmos. The sets are from their little labs collection for ages 5 and up. My 5 year old is definitely better suited for the comprehension of the experiments but my 3 year old is enjoying joining in even if she's not quite grasping the why of it all.

Being that I have younger kids I wanted kits that had to do with life and earth science. My two love exploring and learning about nature. So the two kits I selected were 'Little Labs Plant Science' and 'Little Labs Weather science'.

Now I must confess, science was never one of my strongest subjects. I'm not the Mom that can just pop into the kitchen or garage assemble some materials and then wow my kids with a fun and educational science experiment. So these kits are perfect to me. They come with a book of experiments that include step by step instructions, questions about the experiments for the kids to ponder and of course the explanation. The kits also come with pretty much everything you need to do all the experiments. For example the plant kit does require you provide some seeds for a couple of the experiments. There are around 10 - 11 experiments for each set and we're still working our way through them. We have enjoyed the ones we've completed (some were more successful than others). My kids light up when I get out their science sets and can't wait to figure out which one we should attempt next. I also love that you can repeat all the experiments again and again. I know we'll get a few years out of these sets and each year I'm sure they'll grasp more about the concepts we're exploring. I loved getting the supplies too because I'm sure I'll be able to use them for other experiments we might want to try that we find from other sources. I'm very happy with our kits and plan on buying more in this series.


  1. Wow! I love these!!! We are going to be homeschooling our almost 8 yr old in the Fall and are always looking for some good science experiment kits!!! Thanks for sharing your experience with them...we may have to go shopping!!!

    You always do such a great job with your product and book reviews. I love how through and honest you are about what works for you and I love how open you are about homeschooling life in your family!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!

    Have a great rest of the weekend!!!

    Building Home with Him,

    Mary Joy

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  4. COOL! I think my kids would love these! They love experiments, but I'm too lazy to gather all the stuff and clean up the big mess it usually leaves. This makes it a little easier. I might have to get one for my son's birthday this spring.

  5. I had no idea they carried science kits. My girls would love these!