We were sent a fantastic Lava Lamp and Glitter Tube Factory set kit from Wild Science to see what we thought. I am too young to try this, as it is for ages 8+ So big sis reviewed the kit.
The Wild Science Lava Lamp and Glitter Tube Factory kit has everything you need inside to make a mini glitter tube and lava lamp. You do need some vegetable oil and water to add to the lava lamp.
The kit is both educational and fun and helps you learn about:
*Properties of Light
*Carbon Dioxide generating reactions and suspensions
Basically, everything that happens which makes glitter tubes and lava lamps pretty awesome!
The instructions were clear and easy to follow – we would say that a younger child of 8 or so would need adult help and all children need adult supervision, and there are clear Caution points to take notice of.
The glitter tube has a flashing LED light which Lea put in the base (it is in the kit) and she added the glitter to the glycerin tube.
This fits into the base and has a matching coloured top.
The lava lamp is a plastic tube, filled with water and vegetable oil. Lea had to make up fizzy discs with sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and red colouring.
What could be better?
It doesn’t say on the box that we needed the oil or water, we assumed absolutely everything was in the kit and had to postpone the science whilst we bought some vegetable oil.
There is only one LED light in the kit, but both the lava lamp and glitter tube need one to operate.
There are enough ingredients to make six fizzy discs, these are what gives the lava lamp the erupting volcano effect. We have to say ours fizzed rather than erupted!
There is an awesome Wild! Science Global Science Challenge which is giving families (2 adults and 2 children) everywhere the chance to win:
- A trip to Orlando Florida,
- Entry to Disney World,
- Accomodation t a 5-star resort for 7 days
- Care hire for 7 days
- A full set of Wild Science products
- Entry to the Kennedy Space Centre to meet a real astronaut!
How to enter:
1. Buy a Wild! Science Kit and send a receipt copy with your online application
2. Design and create an awesome new Wild! Science Kit
3. Write and illustrate a basic instruction book to show other kids how to use your awesome Wild! Science Kit.
Have you tried any Wild Science kits? What do you think about the Lava Lamp and Glitter Tube Factory?