Sunday, October 18, 2009


Do you ever watch the show MYTHBUSTERS on the Discovery Channel?  We're big fans...especially Brad and when Team Mom gave me the opportunity to try out THIS toy...we were really excited!


From their website:

With the Elmer's MythBusters Weird World of Water Science Exploration Kit, kids will uncover the mysteries of water. It freezes and boils and turns into gas. Is there anything it can't do? Can it suck a ship down the drain? Can it blast a rocket into space? This kit can help you solve these questions and many more.

  • 15 yellow beads
  • 3 pieces of balsa wood
  • 2 soda bottles and caps
  • 1 clear cylinder
  • 1 clear straw
  • 1 clear tube
  • 1 fin holder
  • 1 funnel
  • 1 nose cone
  • 1 pipette
  • Glitter
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Stopper assembly
  • Votex connector

I knew this would be a "guy" I just sat back with the camera and let the boys have at it. 


They spent Sunday afternoon building a rocket.  To be honest, I'm not sure what myth they were trying to "bust," but I do know they had a LOT of fun!


After building the rocket out of a soda bottle, balsa wood, misc. plastic pieces and plenty of tape, we headed over to the field at my parent's house.


We took a huge supply of vinegar and baking soda...


They carefully measured and poured...


and watched that little rocket launch!




and again...


and again.


They probably did it a dozen times - until it pretty much fell apart. 

The little boys enjoyed the show from the safety of the playhouse deck:


And Meagan was happy to be the rocket chaser.


This little science kit is surely educational...but it was also just plain fun.  I asked Brad and Josh what they'd rate it, on a scale from 1 to 10.  Josh gave it a 9.  Brad gave it a 10.  It was most definitely a fun toy that any kid (especially a boy...and a dad, I think) would enjoy. 

Thanks, Team Mom and Elmers, for providing us with an afternoon of fun!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE mythbusters! I just bought my boys (for Christmas) the marshmallow launcher! (ALL of these kits are on sale at toys R us) Nice to know that one is fun too! Thanks!