By Smart Lab

Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2011

Fiber Optics Lab

Don’t let the simple look of this kit fool you. While the packaging might be heavy on the cardboard, this box includes ten highly satisfying projects that teach kids about fiberoptics and the power of light. Hankering for a mini-burglar alarm or a flexible flashlight? Want to find out what happens to the refrigerator light once you close the door? This kit’s got you covered, with colorful activity cards and a simple but sufficient transmitter and receiver. A slam dunk for under $10. (Smart Lab, $9.55)