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Bio Chem Creatures


A crafty science kit that introduces children to chemical reactions.

Skill Development:
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Age: 7+

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Create six custom gooey creatures in an aquatic terrarium. Pour neon gel that forms biopolymer blobs from the chemical reaction between sodium alginate and calcium chloride. Ten activities explore life cycles, adaptation, and traits that real animals use in the wild. Display your new friends in their very own specimen test tube habitat with custom stickers.

What our testers said

“This is SICK!” – Boy aged 8
“Awesome, these feel very satisfying to hold.” – Girl aged 8

What our experts think

The Bio Chem Creatures immediately appealed to children’s curiosity and really captured their imaginations, all while teaching them about chemical reactions. The storyline and the content are easy to follow and very interesting and motivated children to learn more about related topics.

Our testers were very eager to start doing the experiments themselves after reading the instructions. Some younger children might require a little extra assistance from adults with the experiments but they still found them very enjoyable. They were pleasantly surprised when the reactions were unexpected and loved the “creature” they made at the end.

This is a great way to get children exploring different materials and playing with scientific-style equipment. This helps build their scientific vocabulary and understanding, such as “specimen test tubes” and chemical “solutions”. The handy booklet includes experiments to try as well as lots of scientific facts.

Skills developed

– Encourages creativity and curiosity
– Helps children learn about materials and their properties
– Builds scientific vocabulary