|REVIEW|Wild! Science Lava Lamp & Glitter Tube Factory | LarabeeUK

|REVIEW|Wild! Science Lava Lamp & Glitter Tube Factory

First let me tell you about an awesome competition that Wild! Science are currently running, it's absolutely terrific and such a great opportunity for young scientists, here are the details, find out how to apply here.

The Wild! Science Global Science Challenge is giving families (2 adults and 2 children) everywhere the chance to win:

A trip to Orlando Florida,
Entry to Disney World,
Accommodation 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.
OK, on to our review :)

Last week T was very poorly, however, he was missing school and really wanted to 'do' something, luckily we had been sent this fabulous Lava Lamp & Glitter Tube Factory from Wild! Science, which I thought we could try out as an educational and fun activity whilst he was missing school.

The set came with almost everything needed to create both a lava lamp and a glitter tube, all we need to add was water and oil and T added even more glitter!

T donned his gloves and set to work making his lava lamps!  We first made the glitter tube which is simply made from a bottle of glycerine and adding the special glitter.

T measured out all the relevant chemicals carefully and did a great job.  Here he was making the tablets to drop into the lava lamp to make a fizzy chemical reaction between the acid and base, this produces bubbles of carbon dioxide gas which break through the glitter and oil creating a spectacular effect that looks just like an underwater volcano!

We added lots of more glitter but each piece of the enclosed glitter is a tiny mirror that reflects light and with lots of tiny mirrors, the light is scattered in all directions to create a sparkling effect, ours we're *really* sparkly and shiny!


We took a little video of our lava lamp to show you just how great it is ;)

Wild! Science kits are aimed at ages 8+, T is 5 and had no problem at all making these items with help from me to read the instructions.  The Wild! Science kits are £14.99
Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post for Wild! Science.

1 comment :

  1. Aw, T did a great job. I'm a big fan of anything sparkly and glittery and these look fab! I'm glad it gave T something to focus on while off school. x


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