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Oliver has been showing a real interest in science recently, and it’s something I am only too pleased to encourage. So this box of experiments was perfect for him to review. See what we thought and have look at our video trying out some of the experiments!
Booms, Bangs, Fizzes by John Adams is a set of 12 fun science experiments that do exactly what it says on the tin! They go bang, fizz, make a mess and generally are right up Oliver’s street.
Safety googles are provided for your child, and it’s recommended that they wear them for all the experiments. They also happen to look super cute!
In addition to the kit you will need a few everyday items such as tape, an empty bottle, bicycle pump and some other bits and pieces to complete the experiments. These are clearly listed at the top of the instructions for each one, but my advice would be to read through before you get it out with your child. It’s a good idea to have these to hand before you start.
The kit is for children aged 8 plus, and adult supervision is still recommended for good reason. As Oliver is younger than this, I took the lead on actually putting the experiments together, and allowed him to do the final (fun) part.
Oliver is desperate to launch his own YouTube channel on all things science called ‘Olliepop’s Lab’, so watch this space for that one! In the meantime we made a little video showing you a few of the experiments we did.
We started off with the Erupting Underwater Volcano. This wasn’t as dramatic as I thought it would be, but we struggled to get the volcano to stick to the bottom on the pot. I think in heinsite I probably needed to add more Blue Tac to the bottom.
We also made the Film Canister Rocket and Bike Pump Rocket Ship, which were both super simple and a lot of fun.
Sadly the weather put a stop to our outside experiments, but we have plenty of time and another 9 experiments to try out including Jet Engine Balloon Screamer, Confetti Shower Explosion, Exploding Lunch Bag, Paper Banger, Water Bomb, Rock Salt Depth Charge, two different Mad Fizzing Potions and Indoor Lightening which we did try and think itt was too humid for it to be successful.
This kit is great for Older Primary school aged children and tweens. The instruction are nice an clear with pictures, and is clearly states which experiments should be done outside.
The instructions also explain the science behind each of the experiments. We talked about pressure, gravity, different gases and static. It is a great way to introduce these simple science theories in a really fun and memorable way, even to younger children like my Olliepops.
I’m hoping his curosity about how things work, and intrigue into all things Science will continue, and this product definetly helps to enocurage that.
What do you think? Do you have a budding scientist in your house that would love this too?