Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab Review (Learning Resources)

Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab
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What It Is

You need science to unbox these collectible toys. With the Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab, kids use a chemical reaction to reveal which two mystery Beaker Creatures they get to collect. These mini creatures come from distant planets, and they've landed on Earth to help kids perform science experiments - or so the story goes.

Each Beaker Creature comes inside a Reactor Pod. Unwrap it and place the pod into the lab base chamber. Use the plungers of the lab base to plunge water into the chamber. The water will cause the Reactor Pod to fizz and disintegrate. Remove the revealed creature from the chamber using the tongs and then identify the creature with the classification card. There are 35 Beaker Creatures from six different families to collect, including the limited-edition 24-carat creatures. Additional Reactor Pods are sold separately and can be used with this lab for the fizzy reveal.

But the fun doesn't end once the Beaker Creatures have been revealed and identified. There are four science experiments that kids can do using the tools in the kit and materials from home to explore color mixing, making slime, how oil and water don't mix, and making a whirlpool. In some of the experiments, the Beaker Creature even gets to play along!

Is It Fun?

This is a pretty neat way to combine collectible toys, which kids love, with science. Kids get to work with kid-friendly versions of real science tools, as well as gain exposure to some real-world science facts through the play. But what kids will probably have the most fun with is revealing the Beaker Creatures and incorporating the collectible toys into the science experiments, especially the one that involves making slime.

Who It’s For

The Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab is for ages 5 and up. This will be appealing to kids who like the surprise of collectible toys and for kids who like science experiments.

What To Be Aware Of

This kit comes with two Reactor Pods with mystery Beaker Creatures, a lab base, two hydrooplungers, two beakers, tongs, a stir rod, two classification cards, two mini-posters with science facts, an experiment guide, and a full-size poster.

Additional Beaker Creatures products include a Magnification Chamber, a Reactor Pod 2-Pack, and individual Reactor Pods. Each is sold separately.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy