With summer well underway in most of the country, most parents are constantly on the lookout for activities and products that are economical and can keep kids busy and entertained for as long as possible. If there is actual educational value to the activity as well, then that makes it even better. The Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab from Learning Resources gets close to hitting that sweet spot. This set is very much in line with Learning Resources’ focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) toys that help children learn, problem-solve, prepare for future success, and have fun at the same time.
The Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab set has everything you need to perform your very own mini science experiment to reveal two of 35 small and cute Beaker Creatures from far away planets, each one with its own unique backstory, classification and characteristics. The set includes the following: 2 Reactor Pods with Beaker Creatures, 1 base, 2 Hydroplungers, 2 beakers, 1 set of tongs, 1 stir rod, 2 classification cards, 2 mini-posters, 1 experiment guide, and 1 full-size poster. The directions for setup are pretty easy to follow and our boys were very excited in helping put it together. The main idea of this set is to use the beakers to house different liquids that can be transferred to the plungers and then combined in the main base cylinder. Watching the liquids mix in the base cylinder is the real payoff: the bubbling reaction taking place when the liquid covered the ‘reactor pods’ was very fascinating for our kids, as was the cute alien creature revealed after the bubbles settled down. One word of note here: the creatures are pretty small relative to the size of the reactor pods, so better to set the right expectations for the little ones so no one is disappointed.
When the two ‘reactor pods’ (we call them creature eggs) that come with the set have been used up (which can happen real fast), there are suggestions for many other ‘experiments’ that can be conducted using household products (e.g. water with food coloring mixed in, baby oil and water, vinegar and baking soda, etc.) The set is pretty sturdy and can be used over and over to creatively combine different liquids into the base cylinder. You can also buy additional reactor pods to continue collecting the alien creatures. Our kids also want to try this out in the tub and in our water play table outside.
To spark STEM creativity at home for one of our fabulous readers, the good folks at Learning Resources are offering one of the Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab sets as a giveaway:
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I like that you can use household ingredients to conduct experiments.
Love how it comes with 2 small "creatures" to discover.Tina M – email@example.com
I think the bubbling is pretty cool. I know my son would really enjoy this.
My girls would love this. The great thing is that is doesn't require secret ingredient…most are in the house. Patricia
I love that it reveals small and cute Beaker Creatures from far away planets, each one with its own unique backstory, classification and characteristics.
The reactor pods are neat
I like this about their product; You can also buy additional reactor pods to continue collecting the alien creatures.
I like that we have everything needed. No shopping trips.
I assume watching the liquid react in the reactor pods would be the most unique feature of this product. I'd love to try this out with my little girl! Thanks so much for the firstname.lastname@example.org
I think it's great that most of the items used are easily found at home!
The two tiny aliens are pretty unique to me.
turn your kids’ love of collectible toys into a real-world science adventure with the beaker creatures REACTOR pods from Learning Resources
I like that it allows you to use your own stuff to make experiments
my little niece says she wants to be a scientist when she grows up she would love this so much love that it bubbles up
That you can use ingredients you find at home.
The most unique feature is the beaker creatures.
You can buy more beaker creatures
I like that they all have their own backstories.
The interesting looking scissors/
I like that the set can be used over and over again. My boys will like learning the story of each alien.
I like the aliens
That you can see the reactions bubbling.
It is nice that most people (as I do) have most items in the house – so creating this "experiment" will happen more than once – they will get use to liking science as there are many experiments we can try.
I like all of it. There is a little science and a lot of fun. It would be a hit with my kids.
i like that you can see the science in action. this would be a big hit in our house.
The set is pretty sturdy and can be used over and over to creatively combine different liquids into the base cylinder.
My kids would love this! The aliens are cool.
My son would love this! It's so unique that it can create/reveal an alien! Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com Ashley C
I love how fun it is and that we have everything we need at home to complete this.
I like it makes creatures.
its different because its a really fun like science project! I love it
I love that you don't have to buy refills for the reactor pods – just use regular household ingredients! Awesome!
Its small and cute my kids would love it
The bubbling reaction and the plungers are truly unique and help the realism for kids.
The problem solving aspect of this seems like a really great learning tool!
I like that it makes learning fun! i also like that it seems easy to use.
Love how it makes learning fun
The reactor pods have to be the most unique part of the kit. The part that I like the best is that you can use regular household ingredients, this to me ensures that my children will be able to use it more often.
The reactor pods are probably the most unique feature of this. I think my grandson would love this. Especially since he seems so bored during the summer!?!
I like the Beaker Creatures from far away planets
I like thethe hydroplungers
I would say the Reactor Pods.
I like that you can buy additional reactor pods.
T9 me the most unique feature is all the fun experiments you can do with it.
My child will like the bubbling.
I love that we can use the house ingredients to do this awesome experiment!Thank You!Fiona N