Littletree has been really getting into the chemistry and physics kit she got for Yule from her wonderful godmother Poly Nucleotide.
It was her favourite gift and exactly what she wanted for a long time, it also goes well with the microscope she got a while back.
First off we sat and read through the instructions together. Littletree took the safety precautions *very* seriously and wore all the included safety equipment diligently. She was even nervous that I was supervising her and I didn’t have protective goggles on.
She got to learn about a few different compounds and polymers, and practice using equipment like pipettes and test tubes for measuring
She made lots of cool stuff, including rubber putty and glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls, and a bunch of stuff that explains a few concepts in physics
The funny thing is the kit is labelled “For ages 10+”, apparently Poly didn’t manage to find anything labelled for younger kids – it seems 7 year olds aren’t supposed to be “ready” for chemistry and physics at any serious level. Littletree read that label and we thought it odd; the kit is really a bit basic for a 10 year old, but we remembered that at 10, most kids in school haven’t been really introduced to chemistry or physics, so maybe it does make sense. LOL