I’m grateful to Learning Resources for the years of fun we had with their Magic Moves® wand. It kept me sane and my toddler boy happy, but it feels like a lifetime ago. In the years since, I have seen the brand develop more amazing products like maps and astronomy inspired toys. I recently had the pleasure of trialling one of their new S.T.E.M toy, Beaker Creatures. Beaker Creatures™ Liquid Reactor Super Lab is ‘where science meets collectibles!’

 

The Product

 

Beaker Creatures™ Liquid Reactor Super Lab is geared toward the 5-9 years age group. The set RRP£25 and comes with;

  • Two Beaker Creature Reactor Pods
  • Two Classification Cards
  • Two double-sided Mini-posters featuring amazing science facts and fun images
  • Two Hydroplungers
  • Two Beakers
  • Liquid Reactor Super Lab base
  • A set of tongs and a stir rod
  • Experiment guide featuring step-by-step instructions for five experiments
  • Full-size poster for display

There are 35 Beaker Creatures to collect, which is six creatures from five planets Astrolytes, Oceanites, Frostonians, Buglettes and Minisaurs. Then, to add to the unveiling excitement, there are five additional limited edition 24-carat Creatures.

All components of the set are plastic. Batteries are not required.

The Trial

 

Setting up the Beaker Creatures™ Liquid Reactor Super Lab would be a little fiddly for little fingers. Some grown-up assistance maybe required to assemble. I assembled the lab for the kids.  The instruction manual contains a step by step guide for five experiments. We tried two of them: Extract your Beaker Creature and Deep Blue Sea.

Trial 1 Extract your Beaker Creature: we only needed water for this experiment. Each child had a turn to unveil their Beaker Creature. It was done by placing a Beaker Creature Reactor Pod into the Liquid Reactor Super Lab chamber, then they used the hydroplungers to fill the chamber with water. The water triggered a fizzing action once the fizzing ended the creature was revealed. We used the chart to identify the creatures. They used the Angelo got the Minisaurs while Val got a Frostonians named Flurry

Trial 2 Deep Blue Sea: We all found this experiment quite interesting. The experiment required three ingredients; water, blue food colouring and baby oil.

Now I know that oil and water don’t mix but even I was still surprised by the results of this experiment. It was fascinating.

Our thoughts

Beaker Creatures™ Liquid Reactor Super Lab is fun and exciting. It’s amazing that the fun doesn’t stop with unveiling the mystery creature. . It allows little ones to investigate take charge of their learning through play through and exploration.  They can also build their collection. A single reactor pods RRP£4.

Competition Time

You can win a Beaker Creatures™ Liquid Reactor Super Lab for your little one. Simply tell us your favourite/best sciences class memory. Leave your comment in the box below. The competition is open to UK residents only. Winner will be selected at random and notified by email.

The competition ends midnight 2nd December, 2018.

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