Stepping into Science Review

Stepping into Science

I am so thrilled to share with you the latest addition to my arsenal for entertaining/ educating grandkids. It’s a kit called Stepping into Science, and it is filled with (almost) everything you need to complete 29 simple and easy experiments.

Included Supplies

Many of the experiments can be done over and over again. The target age is 5-7, although I have younger grandkids and older children (including some of the grands’ parents) who were also fascinated by the proceedings.

Stepping into Science

For instance, in the unit on air currents and wind resistance, everybody wanted a chance to move the ball by blowing on the opposite side of a canister.

air current experiment

The air whipped right around the curved surface and sent the ball rolling every time (but not so when we tried to do the same thing with the same width box)!

Stepping into Science

There is way more to do in this little kit than could be accomplished in a single sitting. So I’m glad the storage box is so sturdy.

Planting Cress Seeds

While many of the experiments take only a few minutes to complete, a few in the botany section require a little more patience.

Planting Cress Seeds

The cress seeds included in the kit were extremely fast growing. They sprouted less than 24 hours after we planted them and were green and leafy enough to eat a couple days after that.

Taking Root

It took a little longer before our plant clipping grew roots. But it happened eventually. Now this one is ready to plant in the dirt.

Instruction Book

The 48-page instruction booklet included in the Stepping into Science kit is filled with pictures and diagrams, making it fairly simple to follow, even for beginning readers.

Stepping into Science

The cardboard pieces in the kit are thick and durable and can be used multiple times by multiple children. There’s a good variety of indoor and outdoor activities, so kids aren’t trapped at a table for excessive periods of time.

Stepping into Science

Even though I no longer have children of my own in the target age group, I’ve loved going through Stepping into Science with my grandkids. But if you still have little ones at home, this kit would make especially appropriate for you. It gives youngsters a great introduction to science, whether you’re planning to homeschool them or want to augment what they’re learning in the classroom or are just looking for ways to keep them engaged during summer break. The kit is available from Timberdoodle, so check it out!

Wind Resistance

And while you’re on the Timberdoodle website, I’d encourage you to look around. We love everything we’ve ever ordered from this small family-owned company!

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PLEASE NOTE: As a member of the Timberdoodle blog team, I routinely receive free or deeply discounted products in exchange for writing honest reviews. Opinions expressed in these posts are 100% my own. I’ve been a happy and enthusiastic Timberdoodle customer for decades — long before I ever started blogging for their company.

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