Science Kit for my Beautiful Curly Headed Niece

Science Kit for Curly

A little bit ago I posted a Vet Kit for Princess, in that post I promised to post other kits and things that I made for Christmas presents this year.  So as promised here is a science kit that I made for my Beautiful Curly Headed Niece – we’ll call her Curly.

This project started from a pin I saw – Pin – this was from the Money Saving Mom Blog, it was posted here, but apparently this idea originally came from Jenae at I Can Teach my Child.

After checking out Jenae’s ideas and printables I took stock of what I had, what I could purchase locally, and the science experiments I have done with some of the homeschool co-op classes I have taught.  From there I put together some printouts for Curly and made the kit.  Here are the contents of the kit.  I will also include links to the experiments (as most of them I did not come up with on my own, but found online.)

General Science Supplies :

Goggles - Safety First (or Second, at the very least a close Third)

Goggles – Safety First (or Second, at the very least a close Third)

Science Mat - To protect surfaces during experiments

Science Mat – To protect surfaces during experiments

Science Cloth - because experiments can be messy

Science Cloth – because experiments can be messy

Eye Droppers

Eye Droppers

Scissors - Experiments and General Science

Scissors – Experiments and General Science

White Board - to take notes and make reminders while conducting experiments

White Board – to take notes and make reminders while conducting experiments

Magnifying Glass

Magnifying Glass

Tape

Tape

Pencils - General Science & for Scientific Observations

Pencils – General Science & for Scientific Observations

Science Notebook - For Scientific Observations and Experiment Notes

Science Notebook – For Scientific Observations and Experiment Notes

Experiment Specific Supplies:

Hand Sanitizer - Create Evaporation

Hand Sanitizer – Create Evaporation

LEDs - Light It Up

LEDs – Light It Up

Watch Batteries - Light It Up

Watch Batteries – Light It Up

Marshmallows - MallowBlaster & Geodesic Gumdrops

Marshmallows – MallowBlaster & Geodesic Gumdrops

Epsom Salt - Crystal Creations

Epsom Salt – Crystal Creations

PVC Piping  - Marshmallow Blaster

PVC Piping – Marshmallow Blaster

Superfluous, but Super Cool Science Supplies

Dinosaurs - Because Dinosaurs are Just Cool

Dinosaurs – Because Dinosaurs are Just Cool

Also included (but not pictured) were the following:

  1. a CD – Reflecting Rainbows Experiment
  2. File Cards – File Card Bridges
  3. Petri Dish (2) – Just because they are cool and what scientist wouldn’t want a petri dish!

The experiments I included were the following:

I thought about including a Mentos Geyser Tube, but as I was making this for my niece and wanted my sister to continue to speak to me, I decided against it.

I printed all of the experiments and put them into a three ring binder.  All of the supplies I put into a basket that I found at the dollar store.

Super Science Storage Basket

Super Science Storage Basket

The supplies along with the binder fit nicely into the basket.  In the front of the binder I added a Cover page, a table of contents and a supply list.  You can see the original here, or you can download it as a World Document so you can edit it for your own kit.

Let me know if you have any questions about how to make your own science kit.  Enjoy!

Here are a few shots of Science in Action!

Curly making notes in her Science Notebook.

Curly making notes in her Science Notebook.

Look out!  It's a Mallow Blaster.

Look out! It’s a Mallow Blaster.