What is it
You can dig up a fossil, experiment with amber slime, make your own dinosaur tracks and discover more about these prehistoric creatures. Includes 3 fun experiments, compatible with the National Curriculum.
Contents: dig out dino fossil excavation stone, excavation tools, play goggles, amber slime with dinosaur, air-drying clay, dinosaur tracks mould, stickers and full-colour 16-page Lab booklet.
What our team of testers said
"Let's try and find that fossil." - Girl aged 6
"I feel like a real scientist." - Boy aged 5
- Develops scientific thinking
- Promotes discussion and builds vocabulary
- Encourages hand-eye coordination
What our experts think
The Dino Lab set is great for encouraging children to develop their scientific thinking through discovery. Our testers loved getting messy and digging to find the fossil – they worked together as a team, following the instructions.
Giving children ownership of experiments like this is great as it really empowers them to develop their knowledge. This worked well particularly with this set, as it was easy to use and so not a great deal of adult help was needed. Our testers said they felt like real scientists as they experimented with the amber slime! The instruction booklet also included some quizzes and facts which generated some good discussion about prehistoric times and why dinosaurs are not around today.
- RRP: £6.99
- Brands: Galt
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Arts, crafts & creative kits
Science & Nature
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world