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Science In Wonderland is a magical experiment set with no chemicals just science fun that teaches early STEM principles. With 5 magical experiments, you can create your own magical fairy garden by making a kaleidoscope in a tree stump, make a ladybird’s wings flap, make a fairy dance, make flowers bloom and create magic colourful butterfly wings.
John Adams kindly sent us Science In Wonderland so the kids and I spent a fun afternoon doing all the magical experiments.
Science In Wonderland Review
Inside the box we found everything we needed to carry out the experiments, the set comes with a play scene. toadstool, ladybird, pond, pond flowers, flower, fairy, butterflies, tree stump, kaleidoscope strip, and instruction booklet.
We decided to do the experiments following the order in the instruction booklet to build up our fairy play scene, the first thing I noticed is that the instructions were really easy to follow and only required things we had around the house like water and felt tips. Each experiment in the book includes some text about what is happening and the science behind that particular experiment which we found really helpful.
Tree Stump Kaleidoscope
Daisy started her experiments by making the tree stump kaleidoscope which was simple for her to construct, she was able to put the body of the kaleidoscope together herself and I helped her to fit it into the base of the tree stump.
We liked that this experiment came with two strips, one with colourful fairy pictures on and a clear one that you could colour yourself with permanent markers.
This was a quick little experiment but very fun, you simply attach the wings carefully to the ladybird, expose he solar cell to light and watch as the wings flap up and down. There’s a handy tip in the instruction booklet to shine a phone torch on the cell if it’s a dull day, we tried this and it worked really well.
Colour Change Butterfly
For this experiment we needed water-based coloured pens, while I constructed the flower that the butterfly would sit in Daisy got on with making a dot pattern with different colours. Once she had finished colouring we filled the pond with water and slotted the butterfly carefully into the plastic flower making sure the tail was poking out the flower stem into the water.
This experiment takes between 60-90 minutes to work fully, we enjoyed watching the colours spread out around the butterfly wings and once completed it looked amazing. There are 4 butterfly silhouettes included so you can repeat this experiment and create some different designs.
This was the only experiment in the set that we found a little tricky, Jake coloured in the flowers and I folded them as instructed and although the flowers bloomed they sunk immediately. The paper flowers in our set looked different from the design on the box and didn’t have a hole in the middle so I think that may have been the problem. The kids enjoyed making the flowers and watching them magically bloom in the water. The sheet comes with several flowers so plenty of opportunities to carry out the experiment again.
The floating fairy experiment was lots of fun to do but a little tricky, we needed to create natural buoyancy so the fairy would neither float or sink. I’m not sure we quite achieved our goal but the kids loved squeezing the sides of the toadstool to make the fairy move up and down.
Once the experiments were over it was time to enjoy the magic fairy garden play scene, it looked so pretty and everything could be played with afterward. The kids really enjoyed the Science In Wonderland set and will no doubt carry out the experiments over and over again.
What We Loved About Science In Wonderland
- The range of experiments included
- How easy the instructions were to follow
- That the booklet included scientific explanations for each experiment
- The quality of all the materials included
- That the set can be used over again
- That you only needed simple things like water and felts to carry out the experiments
Where You Can Buy Science In Wonderland
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