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Magic School Bus Diving into Slime, Gel, and Goop

Magic School Bus Diving into Slime, Gel, and Goop

Spring 2009 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Price: $19.99
When our testers were first presented with this Magic School Bus science kit, we heard

"Mom, what the heck is a polymer? And what does it have to do with me?"

If Mrs. Frizzle were in the room she’d reply, "Polymers are in plastic toys, Styrofoam cups and chewing gum. But they’re also found in fingernails and turtle shells. And in skateboard wheels and car tires. Polymers are everywhere!"

In this introductory kit, inquiring 5-8 year olds will learn about polymers as they perform hands on experiments with slime, goop, and gel. Experiments include making snow from crystals, learning what happens when a pencil is pushed through a plastic bag filled with water and how to mix two substances together to make something that is solid and liquid at the same time are just a few examples of the fun learning. However, before jumping into the deep end, Mrs. Frizzle insists that all experiments be conducted with adult supervision. And as we all know, Mrs. Frizzle knows her science.

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