What is it
Explore space by building a solar system, making moon craters and constellations, launching rockets, and testing to see which planets could support life.
Includes 11 experiments and 20-page full-colour guidebook.
What our team of testers said
"So the rocket needs to be streamlined, well as much as possible." - Boy aged 10
"What are the planets doing in space?" - Boy aged 9
- Promotes trial and error learning
- Develops understanding of the solar system
- Inspires creativity
What our experts think
This kit introduces children to the solar system, encouraging them to experiment in a hands-on way. This is great for engaging children in scientific concepts, as they develop understanding by creating the experiments themselves, resulting in clear visual explanations. Our testers really enjoyed getting creative and using trial and error to make the experiments work.
The experiments tested the children’s perseverance as they took it in turns to investigate. The instructions were easy to follow and it was great seeing our testers use their scientific skills to predict what would happen, before adapting logically if they needed to as they went along.
- RRP: £13.50
- Brands: Thames and Kosmos
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Arts, crafts & creative kits
Science & Nature
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Design & technology
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Pincer grip and writing
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Trial and error learning
Understanding the world