Mythbusters Weird World of Water

Science has always intimidated me. It's true. But thankfully my munchkin boys seem to have inherited their dad's penchant for experimenting, questioning and general inquisitiveness overall. Especially my five year old. He wonders about everything, and questions everything non stop.

We were recently sent the awesome Mythbusters Weird World of Water Kit from the Mythbusters Science Exploration Kit series, brought to you by the makers of Elmer’s Glue, to review. I was really excited when I knew this kit was on its' way to us, because I had little doubt that this was going to be as exciting for my hubby as it would be for my sons. So I kept this review a secret until the day the kit arrived. The timing could not have been better actually, because my five year old had been sick with the flu and bored as could be. (We have all been since bitten with the flu bug, one after the next...hence my lateness with this review post and general absence from my blog as well. Sigh.)

But back to the review. My son was so excited when he saw this kit. He is only 5, but he loves experiments of all kinds already, and he and his dad are forever making things and testing them out. I let him open the kit and check out the items in it,but meany mom that I am (hehe), I did have him wait for his dad to come home from work before actually trying anything out. Believe me, that would have been one pouty man had I not waited for him!

About the kit itself:

With the Elmer's Mythbusters Weird World of Water Science Exploration Kit, kids will uncover the mysteries of water. It freezes and boils and turns into gas. Is there anything it can't do? Can it suck a ship down the drain? Can it blast a rocket into space? This kit can help you solve these questions and many more.

So when the two "men" got their heads together to decide which experiment to try out first, hands down the water rocket was the winner. Oh my gosh, did the two of them have fun. And of course my three year old got in on the action too. When it came time to launch their rocket, my 5 year old could hardly contain himself - he was beyond excited to see what would happen. When my crew took their water rocket outside to try it out, we had neighboring dads and kids joining in the fun. Then when it actually worked, the high fives and smiles were enough to think that a space launch had occurred! And perhaps the best part of all is the that the rocket launch can be done again and again and again!! Which, believe me, it has!

This is a great idea for kids of all ages. As long as younger ones have adult supervision, the activities and experiments are a fantastic way to encourage kids to get involved in science and to use their imagination as they guess potential outcomes. I loved how it my husband and my five year old engaged in discussing and speculating as they worked. I can understand (and agree!) how The Weird World of Water Science Kit recently became the winner of the FamilyFun Magazine 2009 T.O.Y. Award!

The Weird World of Water Kit includes:
  • 15 yellow beads
  • 3 pieces of balsa wood
  • 2 soda bottles and caps
  • 1 clear cylinder
  • 1 clear straw
  • 1 clear tube
  • 1 fin holder
  • 1 funnel
  • 1 nose cone
  • 1 pipette
  • Glitter
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Stopper assembly
  • Votex connector
Almost everything needed to do the various water projects. For the water rocket, we needed to supply the baking soda and vinegar, but that was it. And for the fun and learning this one project alone provided, it is well worth providing the vinegar and baking soda! I think this is a wonderful gift for kids and I am very intrigued now with their other kits available--- Mythbusters Force of Flight Science Kit and Mythbusters Power of Air Pressure Science Kit. Each kit is available for $19.95 at the Discovery Store, or all 3 sets can be purchased together for $49.99.

When learning is fun, and gets parents and kids involved together, that is priceless. And that is exactly what our science kit did.


This kit was send to me free of charge from Team Mom, no monetary compensation was given. The thoughts and opinions are based on our experience with the product and were not influenced by any other source.

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