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Project Mc² McKeyla's Lava Light

Project Mc² McKeyla's Lava Light

Fall 2015 Toys
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Price: $24.95
Review:

McKeyla McAlister and her friends, Adrienne Attoms, Bryden Bandweth, and Camryn Coyle are all about the science! McKeyla, who is described as a "writer, hipster, and undercover spy" enjoys science, writing, and reading (especially Sir Arhur Conan Doyle). Each character/12" doll in the Project MC2 Netflix/Toy series includes a scientific experiment that uses easy-to-find kitchen ingredients to demonstrate important basic scientific concepts (e.g., the lava lamp's demonstration of different liquid densities). Additionally, children can access the Project MC2 website to learn more about the characters, complete games and quizzes, and get instructions for additional scientific experiments such as the volcanic explosion and homemade glow sticks.

And, although the dolls feature attractive faces and fashionable clothing, the emphasis is on their interest in science. We're pleased that the Netflix/Toy series that focuses on education, especially science, a field in which females are classically underrepresented.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.


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