Thursday, April 28, 2011

Little Professor Science Kits

One purchase from Convention which I am excited about is the Little Professor Science Kits from the Academy of Science for Kids. As I mentioned in my purchase post, the price of these kits caused me to hesitate. These kits run for $95 plus shipping and because of their size the shipping runs 15-20$. So why would I take the leap for these kits....

*No shipping at convention, even for the one that was not produced yet and they had to mail later.

* Just Add Water. That is it. No looking for cups, beakers, markers or crayons... everything you need for each experiment is included in the box. I love that!

*Each experiment is placed in a labeled baggie... I don't even have to dig through the box for the needed supplies. Talk about making it easy. Thank you!

*Besides supplies the box includes a journal with instructions and lab space, a small science fair display board, online assessment and credits you can earn to trade for science merchandise .

*A year subscription to Discovery Education!!! We do not belong to anything that gives us access to they pay areas of this amazing site. I have wanted to get a subscription for years but could not justify $265. For $95, I got a years subscription plus the kit. That is what really sold me.

The two kits I purchases were Matter and Food Science.


Dana said...

Hi! It was good to hear from you (with your comment on War Horse). How are you??? (you can email me at drleeds at sbcglobal dot net)

We are headed to Europe this summer and were going to spend some time in London (though we've scratched that part) and we were looking into seeing the play of War Horse. Some other time! And, I'm wondering if the movie & play aren't better than the book? A lot of excitement to work with!

Cherie said...

Hi, how did you like these kits? I was thinking they might be great for a homeschool co-op.. What do you think? Could four students share a single kit?

Teacher of One said...

I really liked this first kit but we bought a couple others and all of the experiments were not successful. Bummer. The students could work together collaboratively on a kit but at the time of the writing the kits were over $90 each, to me that is a pricy coop class.