Sunday, March 15, 2015

Discover with Dr. Cool Insect Excavation Kit

 My 9 year old son loves bugs. He also loves to learn. That's why I love Discover with Dr. Cool activity kits. We tried out the Real Insect Excavation Kit. The kit comes with a beetle-shaped digging block, which houses 3 bugs, a scorpion, a spiny spider and a fortune beetle, preserved in acrylic. The kit includes an excavation took, brush, and magnifying glass. There is also a full-color information guide that teaches you all about insects, arthropods and arachnids. It's full of cool science facts about each of the bugs in the kit as well as more general bug facts that your kid(s) will love. It also comes with a fun activity booklet with 10 games, mazes and puzzles. It also won the Brain Toy Hold Award- Academic's Choice for 2013.

My son and I had so much fun with this kit. Excavating the beetle was so much fun. The tools were easy to use, and the magnifying glass made examining the excavated bugs fun. The only downside from my perspective is that all the bugs were grouped in the same area of the beetle digging block. After we excavated the bugs we enjoyed learning the facts about the bugs from the information guide. Discover with Dr. Cool makes a lot of great kits, including geode kits, fossil kits and other excavation kits. You can check them all out on their website. I recommend them for kids who love exploring and learning. They also would make great gifts.

The Kit

The Excavation Process

The Bugs

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I never recommend products I don't like or use personally.

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