Do your kids love science? Check out the range of National Geographic kits for kids aged 8 and up. No matter what your kids are interested in, there’s a STEM kit to suit their interests. These kits combines education with entertainment as kids get to do hands-on play while learning about different subject matters.

If your kids love dinosaurs, check out the National Geographic Dino Fossil Dig Kit. We recently reviewed this kit and think it’s perfect for budding paleontologists. It’s an innovative kit which involves kids excavating dinosaur fossils from a dig block. There’s tools which enables kids to chip away at the block and locate fossils.

Once they find them, they’ll have to dig around it and carefully extract the fossils, clean them up and identify them. The best thing about this kit is that the fossils are real specimens that the kids are digging for such as a dinosaur tooth, bone and even dino poop. Check out our full review of the National Geographic Dino Fossil Dig Kit for more details and photos of the kit.

National Geographic Hydrophobic Science Kit

If your kids like science experiments, have a look at the National Geographic Hydrophobic Substances science kit. It’s a really cool chemistry kit which demonstrates hydrophobic substances, “water fearing” materials which either repel water or are unable to bond with water molecules. In this kit, kids can experiment with hydrophobic sand.

National Geographic Hydrophobic Science Kit

They’ll be amazed by this sand that just doesn’t get wet. It either floats on top of the water or is submerged and solidifies into blobs yet it doesn’t get waterlogged like normal sand. When you retrieve the sand out of the water, it is completely dry. This is due to the sand being coated with hydrophobic oil that prevents the water molecules from bonding with it. Check out our full review of the National Geographic Hydrophobic Substances kit for more details and photos.

There’s also other National Geographic kits available. These include:

  • Volcano Science Kit – Cast your own volcano, paint it and even make it erupt! With the included learning guide, learn about tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcano formation and volcanic rocks, as well as many interesting facts designed to promote a love of geology and science. 
  • Glow in Dark 3D Earth & Stars – With National Geographic’s Glow-in-the-Dark Earth and Stars children get to create their own galaxy and explore space! Kit includes 1 x 3D glow-in-the-dark earth and 50 x glow-in-the- dark stars, all mounting stickers, real meteorite specimen and learning guide.
  • Glow in Dark Slime Lab – Make your own glow-in-the-dark slime and learn all about the fascinating organisms known as slime molds! Kids will become chemists – concocting slime, learning about slime molds, and exploring where slime occurs naturally in nature. 
  • Meteoric Dig Kit – Dig up and collect a genuine meteorite from space! This exciting Meteorite Dig Kit is the perfect educational activity. Teach your child about shooting stars, meteorites, and tektites and illuminate the science behind outer space
  • Magnetic Putty – Amazing stretchable magnetic putty that never dries out! Explore the science of magnetism with a 16 page, full-color learning guide.

Selected National Geographic kits are available at Australia Geographic, David Jones, Myer, Kidstuff, Toymate and all good toy retailers. RRP $25.

These educational kits make great presents, encouraging kids 8+ to learn about science in a fun hands-on environment.

Win an Ultimate National Geographic Prize Pack

To celebrate upcoming National Science Week, Newy with Kids is giving away an ultimate National Geographic Prize Pack valued at $200 each to two lucky readers. Thanks to our friends U.Games Australia for providing these amazing prize packs consisting of an assortment of eight National Geographic kits suitable for kids aged 8+.

To enter, fill in the form below and answer the following question

Tell us in 30 words or less, who is your favourite scientist or inventor (living or dead) and why?

Our two favourite answers wins!

CONGRATULATIONS: S. Warmington & S. Ferrier

Competition ends at midnight on Sunday 18 August 2019. Good luck!

Giveaway Terms and Conditions

  • The name of the promotion is: National Geographic Giveaway
  • The promoter is Newy with Kids in conjunction with U.Games Australia
  • The conditions of entry are: answer the question provided, one entry per person, contact details must be provided in form to win. Employees, immediate family members, retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies are not eligible to enter
  • The giveaway will close on Sunday 18 August at midnight (AEST time). Entries submitted after this time will not be considered for the giveaway.
  • This is a game of skill. The two winners will be awarded based on the strength of their creative answer to the question “Who is your favourite scientist or inventor (living or dead) and why?”
  • Judging will be done by Reena of Newy with Kids
  • The prize will be in the form of  2 x Ultimate National Geographic Prize Packs which will be provided to the winner
  • The results of the giveaway will be published on this site on Wednesday 21 August, 2019
  • Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable. The total prize value is $400
  • The competition is open to Australian residents only
  • If for any reason beyond the Promoter’s control the agreed prize is not available a product of equal or greater value will be provided

Reena Bilen

In 2012, Reena founded Newy with Kids to share information about family-friendly Newcastle. Originally from Canada, she had no idea about what to do with her toddler and after searching unsuccessfully for a family guide, decided to start her own. Since that time, both the toddler and Newy with Kids have grown keeping Reena busy. If you see her out and about, say hi.
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