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Science Explorer's States of Matter, Flight & Electromagnet Kit (Ages: 8-14-with adult supervision)

Courses - Youth / District 197 / At Home Kits / STEM Kits -
197 SY Youth Enrichment 2020-2021

Pictures of the Projects in this kit: States of Matter, Flight 101, Electromagnet Kit. 

What age range are the kits for?

  • Working with an adult ages, 8+ 
  • Working under adult supervision, ages 12+.

This Kit Contains The Following STEM Science Projects:

States of Matter: Explore the three most common States of Matter in our environment: a solid, liquid and a gas. As your child conducts the three fun and exciting experiments from the Activity Guide, they will be learning that: a solid has a stable shape, a liquid will take on the shape of the container holding it, and that a gas has no shape.

Flight 101: Discover the four forces that allow planes and rockets to fly: thrust, drag, weight and lift as you experiment with these forces with fun, hands-on experiments and activities while using a paratrooper to investigate drag, a disk launcher to explore lift and more.

Electromagnet Kit: Build and test an electromagnet and learn how the electromagnetic field was first discovered.


Items in this kit are for external use only. Do not eat or drink any substance contained in this kit. Keep out of eyes, nose, and mouth.

This kit contain citric acid, which is a naturally occurring weak acid found in fruit. Wash hands after conducting experiments. If left on hands, can cause skin irritation.

Please be aware: The metal parts of the electromagnet can sometimes become warm or hot to the touch. If this happens, turn the electromagnet off. Allow the electromagnet to cool down before using again.


Small parts. Not for children under 4 years of age. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep plastic bag and parts away from young children and babies.


Toy contains functional sharp point. Not for children under 4 years of age.

This kit includes:

Activity Guides for States of Matter, Flight 101 and Electromagnet.

States of Matter: 1 plastic zip bag, 1 small square of paper towel, 1 spoon, 1 dropper (pipette), 1 set of color tablets (red/blue/yellow), 6 spoonfuls of baking soda, 5 spoonfuls of citric acid (naturally found in fruit), 1 spoonful of popcorn kernels. 

Flight 101: 1 paratrooper with rubber band, 1 glider with nose cone, 1 disk launcher,1 foam shape

Electromagnet Kit: 4 paper clips, 1 AA battery, 1 D cell battery, 1 compass, 2 meal fasteners, 6 paper clips, 1 wire, 1.5 feet long, 2 wires, 6 inches long, 1-4x5 inch cardboard, 1 steel nail, 2.5 inches long, color crayons, 4 colors

** All you need to supply is water, a half measuring cup, a bowl or tray, 3-clear cups, tape and a table.


  Stacy Spitzack