Review: Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods [AD]
Following in the footsteps of last week’s review of the Weekend Box Club STEM boxes, we have another fun little science related product for you today, which we were invited to review – the new Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods from Learning Resources.
Disclosure: We were sent four Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods free of charge, in return for an honest review. All words and opinions are our own.
The Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods are a fun combination of science + collectibles. Each set comes with a pod, an identification card, and a mini poster with science facts. There are 35 different Beaker Creatures to collect, though it’s a surprise which one you’ll get.
Step 1: Extract! First you need to extract your Beaker Creature. Simply drop the pod in a bowl of water and watch it fizz away to reveal the collectible inside, which comes inside a small capsule. The boys had fun pretending they were scientists brewing up a bubbling experiment. The first one we did felt like it took ages, so we used warm water for the others and that worked a lot quicker.
Step 2: Identify! Use the enclosed identification card to study your Beaker Creature. What does it look like? How many eyes or feet or tentacles does it have? What colour is it? This was a great exercise for using observation skills. My only criticism is that the cards are very small, they could have been a little bit bigger, as kids aren’t really known for having small, neat handwriting. My 8yr old filled his cards in all by himself. 4 yr old needed a little help, as he can’t read yet, but once I read the words out to him he did all the identifying and counting by himself.
Step 3: Explore! The enclosed mini posters have some facts and a mini quiz on them, so you can find out a bit more about some real creatures that live in the same environments as your Beaker Creatures. There are five different environments, so five different posters to collect.
My boys both had lots of fun with the Beaker Creatures Rector Pods. They are recommended for ages 5+ but my youngest, who is only 4, generally wants to do whatever his brother does and with a little assistance managed just fine. Just be sure to closely supervise your children if they are younger than the recommended age. Also it says on the box that the colours may stain, so we put down a table cover that we use for painting and crafts underneath, and they are NOT suitable for use in the bath!
The Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods are available via the Learning Resources website. At only a couple pounds each, these pods won’t break the bank and are a perfect pocket money toy or if you are looking for an alternative to chocolate overload would also make great small gifts for Easter – they even look a bit like Easter eggs!
I am delighted to be able to offer my readers a chance to win a pair of Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods! One winner will receive two pods, colours selected at random. You can enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below. UK entries only. The giveaway runs for one week, and ends at midnight on Wednesday 24th April.
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Treasure Every Moment
Oh wow what a fun idea! My daughter loves bath bombs, so this is almost like an educational spin on those :)
My boys had loads of fun watching the pods fizz away, though as noted in the review they are not recommended for use in the bath.
Fran Back With A Bump
These look lots of fun and perfect making for the school holidays too. It looks like thy were a hit in your house!
What a good idea – a toy within a bath bomb! Love the purple colour too!
It definitely was a lot of fun, though as noted in the review they are not recommended for use in the bath.
They look like great fun and really interesting for the children too. I love the colours that the pods produce.
Oooooo I like these….the children would love the fact they are collectibles, small, and cute, and I love the added benefit of tapping into the science and facts behind them :-)
We’ve had some of these before my kids loved them too. Perfect as a none chocolate Easter gift too
These look amazing! I’m a teacher and can imagine my class absolutely loving them.
I love the look of these, creative fun you can do from home. The purple colour looks awesome!
My kids would love these! I agree though, the cards could definitely do with being bigger for little ones.
Cath - Passports and Adventures
I love the sound of these. My son is starting to become interested in collectibles but most so far seem to come in slime which he hates. So these would make a great alternative for him!
Great idea. My kids would love this.
My son would love these!
I’m sure my grandaughter would have a lot of fun with this.
Thank you for this lovely giveaway. I could see myself and my great-niece having loads of fun with this if I won.
great fun for the kids amazing giveaway
My son would love this fingers crossed
What a lovely idea! I know that my granddaughter would love these!
My son would love this.
what a treat these would be for my grandsons if l were the lucky winner
These look amazing. What s great idea
These look great fun but also educational too. Thanks for running this comp :)
They look like so much fun, my boys would love them!
My nephew would love this!
Looks like a really fun toy – my son would love it
My niece and nephew would love this! Seems like it would be good fun.
My daughter would love these she’s such a little scientist she loves knowing how everything works
These look so much fun my grandchildren wont realise they are learning at the same time!
My daughter would just love these
Never seen these before, but my grandkids probably have.
My son would enjoy doing this with his friends