The Smithsonian Exploration Station: Space
Take a trip into the stratosphere with Smithsonian Exploration Station: Space! With informative text and full-color photographs, young astronomers will learn about the intricate makeup of our solar system as well as distant galaxies and constellations. The 56-page fact book combined with the sticker sheet, space figurines to play with, and the glow-in-the-dark stars make this space experience interactive and engaging.
56-page fact book
22 glow-in-the-dark stars
2 figurines (astronaut and rocket)
Discover what makes your blood pump and your muscles stretch in this hands-on learning experience! With fascinating facts, full-color photographs, a plastic model skeleton, and 25 fact cards, Smithsonian Exploration Station: Human Body is a fun, engaging way to learn about the inner workings of the complex systems that make the human body.
56-page fact book
1 plastic model skeleton (13 pieces)
25 fact cards
There are three The Smithsonian Exploration Station: Space, World Atlas, and The Human Body (6-8 years; $21.99) Kits. The World Atlas set looks just as awesome as the ones above. A study was recently done on what children and adults would rather have for Christmas, a gift or an experience? Most everyone chose an experience. Reading these books and playing with these Exploration Station sets can fuel your child or grandchild's imagination. Maybe you will help them to become a space explorer, world traveler, a nurse, doctor, or something more!
Both my six and nine year old girls love their kits! They both agreed on who would get which set, but they've been sharing them! My six year old daughter is finally reading, so these are perfect for her. I can see classrooms ordering these to use with their science lessons in schools. Especially when small children are just starting to learn about space and our planets, how the human body looks on the inside and how things work, and especially when they start learning about the states they live in, and that the world is so much bigger than they believe. Any child ages six to nine years of age would be happy to receive one of these for Christmas!
Disclosure: I received the Space and Human Body Exploration Station kits to review from Smith Publishing. No other compensation was exchanged or received.