Kiwi Co Vortex Chemistry Crate Review

Kids love the hands-on introduction to chemistry offered by the Kiwi Co Vortex Chemistry crate reviewed in this post.

Kids love the hands-on introduction to chemistry offered by the Kiwi Co Vortex Chemistry crate reviewed in this post. @kiwico #chemistry #homeschool #edchat #kidsactivities #learningisfun

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I loved chemistry as a kid, and my own children find it fascinating. So I welcomed the opportunity to review Kiwi Co‘s new Chemistry crates. Last week I reviewed the Kiwi Co Fire Lab crate; today I’m reviewing the Vortex Lab crate. We were sent all three of the chemistry crates to review.

Kiwi Co Vortex Chemistry Crate Review

Kids love the hands-on introduction to chemistry offered by the Kiwi Co Vortex Chemistry crate reviewed in this post. @kiwico #chemistry #homeschool #edchat #kidsactivities #learningisfun

This was my personal favorite of the three chemistry crates we were sent to review! My daughter loved putting together the magnetic spinner. It made the perfect tool fro exploring reaction speed, chemical indicators, and oxidation-reduction. As with the fire lab crate, these were gorgeous visual reactions.

This was one of our favorites, but honestly they were all pretty amazing.

Kiwi Co recommends these crates for ages 14 and older. My 12-year-old is a mature and responsible kid, and I felt like they were a good fit for her. Kiwi Co does a fantastic job of including safety goggles and gloves, while also providing a dedicated space (in the form of parchment paper) for young scientists to work on.

If you’re looking to interest younger scientists in chemistry, try this visual iodine and starch experiment. It’s actually one I did in high school, so great for that age range as well. Older kids simply do more of the experiment on their own, and write up more sophisticated hypotheses, observations, and conclusions.

So far we’ve loved every single Kiwi Co crate we’ve tried. This is a company that puts a lot of thought into their products, and it shows. I’ll write up our review of the last chemistry crate, Glow Lab, soon.

Have you tried any of the new Kiwi Co chemistry crates? What did you think? We would also love to hear if you’ve tried out the new Atlas crate line; I’m thinkin of getting it for my 4th grader this year.

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MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

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