Each 'collection' is based around a certain scientific subject and contains an adventure book, a scientific kit, and lesson plans. The book tells the story of our 4 superstars, as they go on scientific adventures, the kit helps you recreate their scientific invention at home, and the lesson plans help guide you in deepening the educational experience. Our first set, StellarNova and the Jet Car, is chemistry themed.
Get book 1: StellarNova and the Jet Car here
Get kit 1: StellarNova Jet Car here
We suggest it from ages 7-10
Because it's a science kit, we recommend it from ages 8 and up.
Here they are, available for download!
When you add an acid to a base, you get a chemical reaction! The base you use is called sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and it has a gas called carbon dioxide trapped inside it. When you add an acid, you release the carbon dioxide, which fills up the bottle. When you open the spout, the gas pushes the water out. This is called propulsion - and according to the laws of physics it makes the car fly in the opposite direction!
We've designed it with child-friendly instructions to help kids of all ages understand easily. We do, however, recommend doing this under adult supervision for safety reasons.
We've tested it with hundreds of kids and take safety very seriously. It's designed to be a fun, safe, learning experience. We still highly recommend adult supervision. Always remember to read all the instructions and only use the materials as instructed.
You'll need the following:
- 1 recycled soda (cola) bottle (a water bottle won't work!)
- a few cups of water
- a container to carry the water in
Science can make a mess! Do this outdoors- unless you want to spray salty water all over your living room.
Yes! if you run out of ingredients, you can get more in the kitchen or at most grocery stores. For acid, you can use citric acid, found next to canning items in most grocery stores. You could use vinegar instead- as much as fits in the basket. The base is sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, found next to baking goods in most grocery stores.