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Little Labs-Intro to Engineering

Little Labs-Intro to Engineering

Spring 2010 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
Price: $36.95
With the Intro to Engineering science kit from Thames & Kosmos, young children can explore the principles of engineering on land, in the air, in the water, at home and in the future. All of the materials necessary to complete twenty-five different experiments are included. These experiments will be of particular interest to children who love planes, trains and boats as they include creating a wind-up race car, making a helicopter and building a sailboat.

Though the projects and experiments are designed for children ages 5 and up, all of the experiments do require adult supervision and assistance. Even with the detailed instruction manual, some experiments were quite challenging and took time to complete even with adult help. Others were less so and children were able to finish them on their own. Either way, parental (or grand-parental) involvement is important (and fun) to help explain the science behind the experiments.

Jessica Hensley   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Jessica Hensley is a web designer, yoga and fitness enthusiast and proud mother of two very active young boys. She has been working with family and educational websites for over 12 years.

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