Club SciKidz Subscription Box Review + Unboxing | March 2018

club scikidz review

Club SciKidz is a monthly lab kit in a box. Each package focuses on one STEM field and sends you a set of activities and experiments to complete that are associated with that field. Subscriptions are $29.95 with reduced prices for longer subscription terms

*product was received free for review

Check out the unboxy box video

Here’s the Box Breakdown

Our first glimpse inside the March Box

Everything that we received in our March “Healing Hands” themed box. This box focuses on veterinary medicine.

 

So what is all this stuff?

Our box inserts. One is our activity book that outlines all of this month’s experiments including the 20 micro-experiments that dig deeper into our monthly experiments.

Our activity booklet. There’s also a scientist in the field as well as further reading and watching.

 

Animal Shrinkies

We received 2 sheets (a total of 6) shrinkies of different species of endangered animals. These will be used in our keychain nature project

 

Emergency Reference Sheet

This sheet can be used to assess your own pet’s health and can be used with the first aid kit that we received for this month

 

Yeast Ear Infection

This packet included everything we’d need to show how sugar affects yeast. There are 4 balloons, yeast, sugar and 2 test tubes. And in case you didn’t know … dogs get yeast infections in their ears.

 

Bone Cookie Cutter

This month’s activity guide included a healthy recipe for dog treats… use this bone to create your own fun shaped snacks!

 

Gecko Candy

Each Club SciKidz Box comes with a piece of candy. This animal themed box included a sugar coated gummy gecko from efrutti!

 

Keychain

This keychain will be used in our shrinky activity.

 

Marbles

We didn’t use these marbles for anything in the activity workbook but the kids sure did have fun playing with them!

 

Heart Pump Project Pack

This pack included everything we would need to create our own heart valve. There’s 2 straws, a wide mouth jar and 3 balloons

 

Animal First Aid Kit

Keep your pet safe with this animal first aid kit. Included are a spray bottle, vet wraps, cotton balls, alcohol swabs and additionally you can use the stethoscope that we received last month!

 

Okay so now what?

We first did the ear infection experiment

We mixed together warm water, sugar and yeast to see how the two reacted together

We pour that solution into a test tube and place it in a large glass. The yeast loves to “eat” the sugar and as a by-product releases Carbon Dioxide filling the balloon. This was really cool!

We moved onto the heart valve next.

We cut one of the balloons at the neck (saving the neck) and fit the balloon over the jar of water

We then poke two small holes and insert our straws in them

We then place the remaining piece of balloon over the straw’s end and tape it to secure

If you press down on the center of the balloon the “valve” will pump. This was a another really interesting experiment.

 

Our final activity was the shrinkies project. We preheated our oven and colored in our animals.

We then cut them out and put them on our baking sheet

We left them in the oven 1 minute and this was the result! How cute!

 

So in summary

We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Club SciKidz Box is a fun way to get your children interested in science. We love how in depth this box goes and think the amount of active time you get out of this box is awesome! The presentation is great, everything arrives perfectly. The quality is awesome – everything is organized in packets to reduced confusion. And curation is fantastic. This box is perfect for kids that are really interested in animals but we also think the chemical reactions in this one were lots of fun!

 

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