Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2008

Junior Genius: Blast of Color Science Kit

Kindergarteners are natural scientists: they love to experiment, they live to make a mess, and their favorite question of all time tends to be, "Why?" This kit gives them plenty of chances to flex some burgeoning science muscles, with 15 simple experiments. The supplies are not overly generous, but for less than twenty bucks, there's plenty to play with here-- eye droppers, plastic beakers, and ingredients for experiments like making colored marbles, whipping up "instant" snow, or "growing" jelly-like crystals. The set incorporates three biggies of kindergarten science: measurement, observation, and classification. But kids will barely notice-- they'll be too busy checking their "lab" for results! (Be Amazing, $16.00)