If you’re looking for something that mixes collectibles and STEM activities together then I think we might just have found the perfect idea for you. The Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor from Learning Resources does just that and is aimed at children aged 5-9 years of age.
The Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor comes with a Whirling Wave Chamber, Reactor Pod, limited edition colour changing Frostonian, two classification cards, mini poster and instruction leaflet.
There are instructions for five different experiments to conduct with this set, although you will need additional items to complete two of them.
The first experiment let’s children extract their surprise Beaker Creature from the Reactor Pod. You unwrap the pod from its protective plastic cover and place it inside the pod holder. Place this inside the chamber, and place the lid and crank over the top of the chamber. Pour water gently through the vents until the pod is covered, and then turn the crank to watch the reaction take place and your Beaker Creature emerge. My son found it easier to pour the water through the vents before attaching the crank.
You can then use the identification sheet provided to work out which Beaker Creature you have. My son’s is a Firelyte Chark.
There are 65 different creatures to collect in the series and additional Reactor Pods are available to purchase separately.
The second experiment features the limited edition colour changing Frostonian that is supplied with the set. To complete this experiment you will need a small bowl filled with warm water. You place the Frostonian, my son has the Drifton, in the pod holder and place it inside the chamber, put the lid and crank back in place, add cold water, turn the crank and see the Frostonian change colour.
My son’s Frostonian had changed from blue to purple in the cold water. What would happen when he popped him into the bowl of warm water?
The creature soon turns back to its original colour.
For the remaining experiments you will need household items like vinegar, baking soda, cooked spaghetti, food colouring and an egg. We had some vinegar in the cupboard and an egg so my son tried the Disappearing Eggshell experiment.
You place an uncooked egg on the holding pod and place it in the chamber. Secure the lid and then pour over approx 177ml of vinegar so the egg is covered, then place the chamber in the fridge for 24 hours. We didn’t have quite enough vinegar to completely cover the egg, but thought we’d see what would happen anyway.
When we opened the chamber the next day, the vinegar had totally dissolved the egg-shell but still left the egg whole, you could even see the yolk inside.
We’ll be trying the other experiments with the Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor set once I’ve been shopping.
For more information on this set and other educational items, visit the Learning Resources website.
disclosure: we were sent this item in exchange for an honest review.
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