I received the products below in hopes that I would share my thoughts about them with you.
We are big science fans here! My husband and I both have degrees in science, and our kids LOVE science, too. I think back to when I was a kid, and there really weren’t many science items that were made especially for kids with questioning minds. Today, Nancy B’s Science Club provides just that. Science items like a telescope (MoonScope), a scope to look at items under the water (AquaScope), and binoculars. We received one of each of these items.
Nancy B is a former science teacher and mother of two who developed this line of science-themed educational toys after her children asked for a microscope. Many, if not all, of her products are “Parent’s Choice” award winners.
I’ll start with the binoculars ($16.99) This is a good set of starter binoculars for the younger set (aged 8+). The binoculars are 4x magnification and have a compass attached. One of the things that I really like about the Nancy B’s Science Club offerings is that they include activity books that use the product to lead your child to learn.
Here’s my son using the binoculars. I wanted you to be able to see the size of these binoculars. They are very small, as you can see in this picture. My son’s hands are adult-sized, so hopefully, you can get an idea of the size.
Nancy B’s Science Club’s MoonScope is a nice size for the younger (aged 8+) to handle. It’s light-weight and has 90x magnification. It also has an activity book that teaches about things like the moon’s phases. The real nice thing about this telescope is that it is easy for the kids to set up by themselves. There is no stand to set up and mount the scope to. At $49.99, it seems reasonable priced.
This is Nancy B’s Science Club’s AquaScope ($39.99). We have not had the opportunity to try this one out yet but look forward to finding a stream nearby to use it to study under the water. This telescope has small LED lights on the end that goes in the water in order to light up area being viewed. It has a ruler and a thermometer built right into the side of the scope. The AquaScope has up to 5x magnification and is designed to allow the child to see under water without getting wet. Of course, my kids will find a way to get wet anyway…
Now, I get to give away TWO of the above products (Binoculars and AquaScope)! Would you like to enter for the chance to win these two items? Then, read the rules below and enter on the Rafflecopter.
Rules: Giveaway starts at 3:15 pm EDT on January 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on January 14, 2014. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years old and older. Shipping to U.S. or Canada only. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries collected. The winner will be chosen by Random.org via Rafflecopter and will have 48 hours to respond after being contacted by email. Please make sure to use a valid email address. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ do not endorse this, nor sponsor this giveaway. Nor are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+ affiliated with this giveaway in any way. Additional rules here.
Disclosure: I received the above items free of charge for the purpose of this review. I received no other compensation, nor was I required to give a positive review.