Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Insect Excavation Kit Review

About Discover with Dr. Cool Insect Excavation Kit
Excavate 3 genuine bug specimens just like a real paleontologist. They’re each buried inside a beetle-shaped digging block! Your young entomologist will uncover a real scorpion, spiny spider, and fortune beetle specimen. These insects have been perfectly preserved inside acrylic so that you can examine each of these incredible creatures from all sides. This hands-on science kit includes an excavation tool, brush, and magnifying glass. There’s also a full-color information guide (written by teachers) so that you can learn all about insects, arthropods, and arachnids. You’ll learn cool science facts about each of the creatures in this kit as well as general info about bugs. Plus there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun games, mazes, and puzzles to complete. Your kids will bug-out with this fascinating excavation project!

Our Experience
We had Mr. R help review the bug dig kit. He was a little apprehensive at first because we said it had real bugs, and he was worried that he might hurt them while digging them out. We assured him that they would be ok. He is almost six, so he needed a little more assistance than his older brother did doing the gem dig kit. Little brother, Mr. C, was there to help supervise too. He asked Daddy for help about half way through. Together they worked on digging for about an hour. The three specimens are amazing to look at, Mr. R liked the fortune beetle the best. Because he isn't reading by himself yet, we did the activity book together. I loved seeing him get excited to learn new things and to be hands on with the activity. I think this is a great way to introduce kids to science.  

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