By guest bloggers, the Peterson Family.
We got to try the FloraCraft Solar System Kit. This is a fun and educational project suitable for the whole family. This kit makes it easy for children and adults to work together, constructing a model of our solar system and learning scientific facts about the sun and planets in our solar system.Younger children may require more assistance while older kids may be able to complete the project without help.
Our family enjoyed working together to construct this model. The instructions were easy to follow and the pictures on the box provide added guidance. We discovered that it facilitates bonding, learning, and fun all at the same time.
Here is what our children had to say about the project…
Melissa, age 11:
“I thought it was fun doing the solar system. It was hard at times. When we had to figure out which planet was which, we looked at the box to decide. It was fun to paint the planets. We used paint brushes and also dipped the planets in the paint to give a good coat. We looked up information about our solar system on the internet as we were building the model. We learned about the sun and the planets. I had a lot of fun.”
Erika, age 12:
“The solar system was pretty easy. We needed an adult to help for some parts, but most of it we did ourselves. It was fun to paint the planets and put together. It was a little difficult figuring out each planet but we did it. We were able to compare the styrofoam balls to the pictures on the box to tell which planets they were and what colors to paint them. We used a second coat of paint to cover all the white styrofoam. We also talked about the sizes of the planets and what the real planets are made of. It was fun.”