Groovy Lab in a Box ~ GIVEAWAY!

groovy1Learning is a part of life and I love to find ways to intentionally intertwine life and learning AND to make it fun. One thing that all of our kids always, always get excited about are science experiments or projects! That said, we don’t do nearly as many science experiments as I’d like to – mostly due to a lack of time for planning and prep on my end – or a lack of good, innovative ideas on how to learn, experiment and have fun at the same time. When we happened across Groovy Lab in a Box I was instantly intrigued!

Did you know that children are natural engineers? I’ve seen it in my own children…and LOVE watching them engineer things…such as creating working Lego combines, houses out of tape and cardboard and more. Groovy Lab in a Box blends Scientific Inquiry and the Engineering Design Process. This allows children to create ingenious inventions, enhance their problem solving skills and have a lot of FUN! The boxes come with everything you need to get busy learning and doing your hands-on experiments. Groovy Lab in a Box can be enjoyed individually, but they really do encourage the boxes to be completed by a group of STEMists.

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The boxes are geared for ages 8+ but we got the whole family involved and found a job for everyone – even if it was just testing out the product…or bringing the rockets back to the ‘landing pad!’ It was neat to see each person’s individual strengths were able to all be combined together to make one groovy engineering and invention team!

We started off with the balloon rocket. Groovy Lab in a Box is unique in that it really encourages children to focus their imagination, determination and inquisitive-ness towards a project using the Engineering Design Process. We got to experience this first hand with our balloon rocket. On the first try, it went almost nowhere! Time to ask “why?” Our oldest son is especially interested in rockets so he started using his critical thinking skills right away to try to figure out what we could do better. We launched the balloon rocket in many different ways, including with one balloon, 2 balloons, a pay load of pennies and more. The end result? We got a great balloon rocket figured out that went the entire distance!

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As you can see, we had a lot of fun with the other rockets as well. With our paper rocket, we had a contest to see who could launch their rocket the farthest…and our 9 year old was the winner! He was pretty proud of that. 🙂 It’s a great confidence booster as well when you let kids figure out and design and re-design until they come up with an amazing product!

Finally came the Foam Rocket, which is still continually being launched at any time of the day in our home. The box encourages also encourages you to start from scratch and design, re-design and re-design some more until you’ve figured out what makes a perfectly fabulous one-of-a-kind rocket. We love it!

Groovy Lab in a Box is the brainchild of scientists, parents, educators, and business owners who have worked in the private sector of the science community. Their goal is to make sure that every child utilizes his or her STEMist potential to the fullest. From our experience with just one Groovy Lab in a Box, I’d say that it is the BEST activity box that we’ve ever come across that encourages so much critical thinking and STEMist potential for our whole family. There are so many possibilities, so much creativity and imagination involved that you could be building rockets for weeks! 🙂

Groovy Lab in a Box is available by either monthly subscriptions or single boxes! Head on over to their website to find out what’s in the box, prices, box-topics and more.

WIN IT!

It’s time for some groovy science at your home! One of our readers is going to win a “Fly With Me” box! In order to enter please follow the instructions on the form below. Open to Canada & USA. Contest ends February 25, 2016.

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Comments

  1. Gillian Morgan says:

    I like the Water Works.

  2. I like the It’s electric box.

  3. i would like to try it’s electric

  4. nicolthepickle says:

    The Blowing in the wind one looks really good to me.

  5. I’d try the Fly With Me Groovy Lab in a Box first.

  6. Tiffany Rotulo says:

    Water works looks likeva lot of fun.

  7. I definitely like Water Works!

  8. For the Birds would be great for my kiddos!

  9. Erinn Lishman says:

    I would love for my girls to try the Water Works Groovy Box!

  10. Pat Drouillard says:

    balloon rocket I would even have fun with that

  11. Sarah Jackson says:

    I think we would like to try the Greenhouses groovy box , my daughter loves to grow plants .

  12. missbobloblaw says:

    I would like to try Moon Dance first!

  13. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would pick the water works first.

  14. balloon rocket would be fun

  15. Greenhouses would be a good one with spring coming up.Kids would love it

  16. Sunshine G says:

    I’d like to try the waterworks!

  17. We would probably like the Water Works!

  18. Sunshine h says:

    I think we would like to try Water Works or Green House.

  19. Sabrina Tong says:

    Greenhouses would probably be pretty interesting to us 🙂

  20. Darlene Schuller says:

    Wow, hard to pick really there are a few I really like. I think we’d like Lunar Launch.

  21. I would like to try the Pull Your Weight box 🙂

  22. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I think we would love to try the Fly with Me box.

  23. We’d love to try the WaterWorks box

  24. Amy Heffernan says:

    The Waterworks!

  25. Jenness Mills says:

    I’d like to try the greenhouse box

  26. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d like to try Moon Dance.

  27. Jennifer Ann Wilson says:

    I would like to try the “For The Birds” box.

  28. green house or water works will be fun

  29. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would like to try the Shake it Up box

  30. Water Works looks like fun!

  31. Anne Dougherty says:

    Water Works looks like great fun!

  32. Monique L.S. says:

    I would like to try Shake It Up.

  33. Water Works

  34. I think my daughter would love to try the greenhouses first!

  35. I would like to try Blowing In The Wind

  36. I would like to try the It’s Electric box

  37. My daughter would love the lunar launch box!

  38. Angela Mitchell says:

    We’d like to try the Fly With Me box.

  39. Florence C says:

    I would pick the Water Works.

  40. Lunar Launch looks fun!

  41. Tara Gauthier says:

    Water works looks like lots of fun!

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