STEM Product Review: Magnet Experiment Kit Plus #Giveaway
Updated: Aug 12, 2019
I'm so excited! I'm on a panel for Phoenix FanFusion called "Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy! Fun DIY Science Projects." I'm on the panel with a biologist and two astronomers, and I can't wait to represent STEM Spark by sharing different science experiments with the public. And to tie into the "Fun DIY Science Projects," STEM Spark is going to review the Lauri Fun with Magnets kits and one lucky STEM Spark reader will win a kit (see the Rafflecopter below)!
Will your kids like it and/or will you hate it?
Jack and his friend seemed to like this magnet experiment kit. They both performed some of the different experiments that come written on nice booklets and seemed to have fun performing the experiments. As an electrical engineer turned systems engineer, of course I love any experiment relating to electro-magnetic, so it was a win-win for the children and adults who were evaluating this product for STEM Spark. There are some small parts, so definitely a kit for the 4+ crowd (as recommended on the box). And I was like this kit is getting stored in a zip lock baggie after first use; I don't want to lose all those washers getting lost around the house!
How long will it keep them entertained?
If I remember correctly, the kids played with this kit for a half hour or more. It's a kit that I plan to revisit with Jack (and future friend visitors), so it's going to provide a few more hours of play and science exploration for us.
Are they a good value?
Back in my day (haha) we played with kitchen magnetic, and now these type of kits have a cool wand magnet, horse magnet, magnet balls, and so on! And the plastic material coating the different magnets seems durable. So for the just under $15 price on Amazon, I thought it was a good value. And I think I got mine for $10 on Amazon Prime so, for sure this kit was worth it to me! I think it'd be a great learning tool for a small classroom in addition to being used in homes.
Ninja-like STEM Skills
The obvious- they learn about magnets and negative and positive attractions magnets have. It was also cool that there's a couple of electro-magnetic experiments in this kit, so they also explored a little e-mag. I mean the ninja-like STEM skills are kind of wearing bright red ninja suites in the middle of the day, waving at you, saying hey, I teach you about magnets (which admittedly is good thing), so not sure what more I can say about the ninja-like STEM skills for the Lauri Fun with Magnets kits-- yep, the kids for sure learn about science with this kit.
Overall, we had fun with the kit while learning science, so the kit earns a 4 out of 5 stars from us. You could say we were positively attracted to this kit [insert eye roll here], haha! And now dear reader, you have a chance to win the Lauri Fun with Magnets kit! Just complete the Rafflecopter below (or click here)! Open to US residents over 18! Good luck and happy STEM-ing!