The learning theory known as Entertainment-Education states that people retain information best when they are having fun. Since 1999 a game producer known as The Young Scientists Club has been creating science-based games and project kits that aim to amuse children whilst educating them about the wonders of science.


Scientists, educators and parents have teamed up to design the products--many of which have won awards for excellence.From its humble beginnings as a monthly science kit subscription service, the brand had expanded into school packs and retail kits that pertain to hands-on science projects; at present they offer about one-hundred items.

"All our products are designed to be unisex as we strongly believe boys and girls can do the same science Experiments whether it is engineering, astronomy, or chemistry," says Esther Novis, thePresident ofThe Young Scientists Club."Most ofour ideas come from working with our summer campers. I write, design, and develop each product before the start of camp in June. During camp, we use these prototypes and have the children and counselors test them out to ensure that the instructions work and that the children love the experiments. Once we get the approval from the campers and counselors we go into production and the items will be sold the following year. When the campers return the next summer they all receive the kits that they helped with from the previous year."


Like the coding mouse kit offered by Educational Insights and the fairy-tale-themed building sets produced by Lakeshore Learning Materials, The Young Scientists Club focuses on S.T.E.A.M-based subjects including kits that enable kids to grow crystals and explore earth science in a highly engaging way.

Among their most popular offerings are the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” kits that are intended for children ages three and up and the “Science Art Fusion” kits aimed at children ages five and older. The Clifford sets teach children about basic science involving water, food, animals and more using simple and easy-to-understand concepts.

For example, the “Rainbow Science” kit teaches children how rainbows can be formed when light hits glass at a certain angle. These legitimate science lessons are very interesting and presented in a way that will captivate small children without overwhelming them.

Meanwhile, the “Science Art Fusion” kits offer slightly more advancedexperiments that can be regarded as more hands-on.

For instance, these sets teach kids how to form bubbles, sculptures, crystals and even explosions! They also offer a more advanced explanation about the formation of rainbows. Markedly more involved than the Clifford sets, these kits are excellent components to teaching science and are ideal for homeschooling families. In the coming years, the company hopes to continue creating innovative and educational items. Presently, they are holding a 50% discount on their 12 month “Magic School Bus” subscription. Details are available via their website and social media pages.

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