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Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit

Project Mc2 features McKeyla and other girls who love to solve missions by using their science and other skills. They work as spies for an organization known as NOV8 and this series is an extremely popular one on Netflix.
Kids and parents alike love that these characters foster a love of science and other subjects. By using the Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit, your child can work on different experiments and find answers just like the characters on Project Mc2.
The kit features a large lab bag that has everything they need to find answers to the experiments they’ll do. The bag is handy and large enough to keep all the pieces in one place.
The lab kit uses learning based on S.T.E.A.M. which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. By exploring interests in these subjects, not only will your job gain more readiness in these areas, but they’ll also learn how to strengthen analytical thinking skills.
With all of the different components in the lab kit, kids can do multiple science experiments. It even includes a 4x power microscope that really works. When they’ve conducted all the experiments that come included in the kit, they can log onto the ProjectMc2 site and download more.
This kit is suitable for kids who are 6 years old and older and is packed with plenty of pieces that a child can use. It comes with 3 glass slides that kids can use to examine things using the microscope.
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There are two test tubes for examining liquids and a stand to keep these tubes upright is also included. There’s a funnel with the kit so pouring liquid from one container into another is mess free.
A beaker jar comes in the kit along with 3 lab flasks. The 15 pH strips that are in the kit can be used to test the pH level for a variety of things inside and outside the home. A pipette dropper is in the box that kids can use when they only need to use a few drops of a substance.
There is a petri dish that can be used for studying a variety of cells and organisms. Since safety is important when conduction experiments, a pair of safety goggles do come in the kit.
Kids love that the kit also has one of the Project Mc2 rings and sticker sheets. The kit can be used to complete 15 experiments, many of them with stuff you have around the house by using the experiment book that’s included. Once kids finish doing all the experiments listed, they can search the Project Mc2 site for more or make up some of their own.
Suzanne
P.S. You might want to also get the McKeyla doll.

Roominate – one of Forbe’s Top 10 Toys for 2015!

There’s a big gap between how many women versus how many men end up majoring in STEM subjects. These subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are the key that can lead to rewarding careers in the field.
Sadly, there’s a lack in these skills among many young people today and especially in girls. Roominate, the company that creates toys based on STEM, hopes to change that. By using the toys that they make, girls can gain skills in problem solving and experience in how technology functions.
The toys that the company makes calls for kids to use their creativity to the build toys that rely on the use of STEM skills. Kids use the various kits to build motor or light circuits, to create sets and to use their imagination.
The Roominate rPower kit can be used to build a merry-go-round. By building the merry-go-ground, kids gain knowledge in how to solve movement function. They also gain confidence in themselves as they use fine motor skills to create things.
The kit helps kids learn how basic circuitry functions as well as cause and effect. Kids can use the Roominate app to control the objects like the merry-go-round that they create.
By putting the technology and engineering skills they’ll gain to work, they’ll be able to control the movement of the merry-go-round. They can make it speed up or slow down. They can also use the technology to raise or lower an elevator or to work a car.
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The kit gives kids the ability to be able to control the lights as well. The set has rPower and the cable converters that make it work with the additional Roominate kids that you can purchase.
What parents really like about Roominate kits is that there’s never simply one way to create or one way to use the technology. What a child can create is endless. This kit comes with the building pieces that kids can use to build the merry-go-round as well as the circuitry to control the different lights.
They can cause the lights to stay on or they can make the lights blink. Once they’ve built the piece, they can cause the motors to move forward or they can send them in reverse.
These motions will control how the merry-go-round operates. With all the Roominate sets available, there will always be something for a kid to design and build. A feature that’s really great about these sets too is that the circuitry is inside the control pieces so you won’t have to deal with a mess of loose wires. Plus, the toys are compatible with Bluetooth, so they can be used as remote controls if you have a smartphone or other smart device.
Roominate Chateau is a 131-piece set where girls and boys can build their own structures, needs 4 AAA batteries that are not included.
Help develop your child’s science and math skills with a Roominate toy.
Suzanne

Meccanoid G15 – Robotic Toy

Meccanoid G15 – one of Forbe’s Top 10 Toys for 2015!
Robotic toys and sets are some of the hottest toys on the market today and there’s a good reason why you’ll want to consider buying them for your kids. By using robotic toys, interacting with them, playing with them, building them and programming them, you give your child an educational boost.
This is because robotic toys help kids in the area of S.T.E.M., which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Kids learn skills that help them be more effective in the way they learn and are able to apply that learning.
The Meccanoid G15 is an extremely advanced robotic toy that kids will love because it has a ton of interactive features. One of the features is that it knows the owner’s voice commands.
While it comes with the ability to be able to understand commands and users can add more. The robot understands when it’s commanded to make certain movements. meccanoid2
You can instruct the robot to take a step to the left or right or to go backward or come forward. Kids can program the robot to be able to respond to commands that they think of.
This is something that helps kids in the field of technology as well as science. The Meccanoid is so sophisticated it can freely interact with people. It has the ability to have a conversation with kids because of the huge database of phrases (over 1,000) it already knows.
It’s so intelligent it can even talk to you about facts you might know or it can make you laugh by sharing a joke. When you’re quiet, the robot can speak first just like another human can.
If you tell the robot what your name is, he’ll store that in his database and be able to recall it at a later date. The robot has LIM which is Learned Intelligent Movement coupled with Motion Capture. This is a feature that lets you give the robot certain movements and sounds that you want him to do. When you want him to, the robot will then do the movements or sounds that you program into him.
When he moves, it looks realistic because he has 6 motors that are working to make the movements look natural. The robot is able to work with the use of a smartphone app.
All you have to do to make the robot move is to create the movements on the app and the robot will respond. There are 600 pieces to the robot. He comes with a charger, a rechargeable battery, a Meccabrain, tools and other assembly pieces. The Meccanoid stands around 2 feet in height and is a great gift idea for kids between the ages of 8-13.
I hope this was helpful.
Suzanne