6 New Science and Discovery Kits for Kids

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Global Water Quality

The Global Water Quality kit is another great offering in the Geek & Co. series that concentrates on narrow science subject areas. The focus here is on water quality, testing, and environmental issues. The set comes with multiple water-related experiments. There’s also a website tie-in with an option to upload results and compare and discuss issues with an online community. The information sharing component makes this seem like real, live science—and it is! Drawbacks include the various chemicals that come with the kit. Adult supervision is highly recommended, even for older children.

(Geek & Co./Thames and Kosmos; $19.95; ages 8+)