Wednesday, July 17, 2013


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

How do we get energy from water? How can we use the power of wind? How is sunlight turned into heat? Delve into the world of creating cleaner energy through natural resources and become a renewable energy engineer with these intriguing activities for little scientists ages 10 and up. Let your kid discover the world - with Science X® from Ravensburger!
Build a sail-car run by wind power!

Build a sail-car!
Utilize hydropower!

Utilize hydropower!
Discover Nature's Energy! 
With 25 different activities to faciliate learning about the origins of wind power, solar energy and more, this science kit puts the whole world into the hands of kids to explore. Young scientist can discover the power of water, create a homemade water cycle, understand how water cycles run in nature and how we use the power of water to gain energy. Wind plants supply many households with energy these days. Kids can explore wind power through different projects and create a sail-car, wind wheel or windmill. Various activities explain how sun power is being used to produce heat, to tell the time through sundials or to extract salt from water. Science X® Nature's Energy provides interesting and scientific facts about the power of nature and helps kids understand the fascinating world of environmental energies and how they're being used in our daily life!
It's Fun to be a Scientist!
Science X® kits from Ravensburger help children ages 8 and up understand everyday phenomena by letting them test things out scientifically on their own, and are accompanied by explanations and lots of interesting facts. Science X® Nature's Energy includes 25 exciting activities with success guarantee, designed by experts and tested by kids! These activities focus on answering children’s questions about nature and technology. With the help of Science X®, young discoverers learn how to tackle the mysteries of everyday life and beyond. Fascinating background information makes learning fun and easy-to-use materials with richly illustrated manuals encourage kids to become active scientific explorers!
Explore Nature's Energies with 25 Amazing Activities
Water: Create a water cycle, discover the power of water, build a water wheel and water turbine. Wind: Build a cup anemometer to measure wind, build a sail-car, discover the power of centrifugal forces, create a floating wing, wind wheel, windmill and Savonius Rotor. Sun: Learn how to use a solar disc to analyze sunlight, build a sundial, create a finger heater, build your own frying funnel to fry marshmallows, learn about the greenhouse effect, build a sun power plant, produce biogas, analyze plant lightning, produce oil and understand how a sun-mill works.
What's In The Box?
1 Car Chassis Panel, 1 Frying Funnel, 1 Water Wheel, 1 Solar Disc, 1 Water Cycle Model, 1 Plant Marker, 1 Sundial, 1 Finger Heater, 11 Straws, 1 Rubber Band, 2 Brass Fasteners, 1 Hand-Heated Wind Wheel, 5 Bendable Straws, 1 Paper Windmill, 5 Wooden Sticks, 1 Piece of Chalk, 1 Paper Filter, 1 Glass Marble, 4 Plastic Containers, 1 Paper Wing, 3 Beads, 3 Packets of String, Detailed Instruction Manual 


When my kiddos are out of school, sometimes it does not take long before I hear the famous phrase, " I'm bored!"  So I am always looking for arts and crafts projects for them especially those that are educational too.  I was recently able to review one of the kits from Ravensburger Science X line - Nature's Energy.

One of the great thing about the kit is that it has the instructions for 25 activities.  Now it does require some additional items to complete the activities.  Most of the additional items are things you can find everyday around the house though.  

Now my son loves science and loves hands on activities surrounding science so I knew the kit would be a big hit with him for sure.  Since there are 25 activities, we have not completed them all yet.  We have built a sail-car though and my kiddos loved it.  It was pretty simple to put together.  Most of the activities seem to be pretty simple to put together although parental help is definitely needed to complete the activities.  

I definitely recommend these kits for anyone with a Science loving kiddo and would be great for homeschooled kiddos as well.  There are several more Science X kits available in addition to the Nature's Energy one like a Crime Scene one ( which I am interested in as well ).  You can purchase the above kit at Amazon right now for $ 28.99.  So grab a kit for the Science fan in your life!

1 comment:

  1. Nice review, I think these kits would be great for anyone with kids, or like me a granny that have kids come visit. The set you reviewed sounds great, and I also like the ScienceX Crystal Magic
    set... thanks for the review, I enjoyed looking at their site, there sure are a lot of nice crfts, love the Aquarelle Mini Parrots set.
    Thanks Again...