Giving your kids the gift of knowledge is one of the greatest gifts they will ever receive. Magical Microbes offers a wonderful variety of fun, STEM created games and activities that you and your children can participate in together and learn the wonders and marvels of science. Here are a few of our favorite products from Magical Microbes.
MudWatt: Grow a Living Fuel Cell
This award-winning bio-energy pet lets you build and run your very own fuel cells. Our MudWatt: Clean Energy from Mud kits teach children about alternative energy sources.MudWatt engages kids in STEM in a whole new way, using the power of electricity-generating bacteria living in the soil beneath our feet! Kids experiment with different types of soil (and food from the fridge) to maximize their power output. The MudWatt Explorer App lets kids measure their power, track their MudWatt’s bacteria growth, and unlock an awesome educational comic book!
The Classic Kit Includes:
- 1 Complete MudWatt Unit (1 Anode, 1 Cathode, 1 Vessel, 1 BlinkerBoard)
- 1 20-Page Educational/Instruction Booklet
- 1 Pair of Black Nitrile Gloves
- MudWatt Explorer App (available on iTunes and Google Play)
I love that they also sell in bulk for classrooms to experiment with together. The promotes engaging teamwork and activity among their peers as they experiment and come to conclusions together. The individual unit is available for $39.99 and is recommended for kids at elementary to college age level. The kit allows you to alter stages to adapt to age appropriate classes.
DoughLab: Bake and Learn
Nothing is more fun than having fun in the kitchen and being able to eat your creations. Contrary to what most know, there is a lot of great science elements that go into cooking and baking. The DoughLab from Magical Mirobes is a great way to teach kids baking, kitchen safety and the magic of science in cooking.The Bake and Learn kits contains everything you need for five different educational experiments in the kitchen or classroom! DoughLab is packed with fun, tasty, and educational experiments with yeast, dough and bread. It comes with everything you need to perform over 5 experiments in your kitchen or classroom and learn about gluten, yeast, and how to create perfect loaves of bread. You can even inflate latex gloves using the power of yeast!
Single Kit includes enough materials for 3 loaves, plus additional experiments: 1lb High-gluten flour, 7g dry yeast, 3 baking tins, 4 graduated mixing containers, inflatable gloves, wooden mixing sticks, measuring spoon, sugar and salt packets, and a 20-page educational pamphlet. Your budding scientists can create delicious loaves of bread to enjoy after their experiment, all while learning about the power of yeast. The individual unit is available for $24.99 and is recommended for kids ages 8-12.
Check out our finished product! They sure were delicious AND they all tasted so different. It is amazing how a few ingredients make all of the difference.
BioGlo: Bioluminescent Aquarium
BioGlo is a Bioluminescent Aquarium is an aquarium that maximizes visibility and interaction with one of nature’s most beautiful phenomena: bioluminescence.
The BioGlo contains hundreds of tiny microbes, called dinoflagellates. These dinos have the natural ability to absorb the sun’s rays during the day and emit a mysterious blue glow when shaken at night.
Enjoy BioGlo’s three engagement modes:
- Bubble Mode: Letting the BioGlo bubble next to you as you go to bed will ease your mind and help you drift off to sleep.
- Streak Mode: Like little bolts of lightning, watch the dinos dazzle as they travel down the side of the hourglass body.
- Whirl Mode: Behold the power of hundreds of dinos lighting up together at once, forming a dazzling vortex display.
Your kit Includes:
- One black BioGlo aquarium
- one set of nutrient vials and salt
- one carrying bag
- a Dino Redemption Coupon
We just redeemed our code for our own dinos and I cannot wait to complete this experiment with Jeffery and see how our own aquarium illuminates.
Right now is a great time to stock up on STEM inspired kits of your own, just in time for Christmas. Magical Microbes is offering free shipping on orders over $30. Stay connected with Magical Microbes socially for the latest science information.
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