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SmartLab Toys Review

I have such fond memories of my elementary and middle school science fairs and once I even took 1st place for rock and mineral experiment!

SmartLab® Toys has a wonderful selection of science products for use by children to conduct interesting (and fun) experiments. These would be great for all of those upcoming science fair projects!

The Extreme Secret Formula Lab by SmartLab® Toys has been a big hit in our home. My six year old son’s eyes were wide with anticipation and even my younger two children were able to join us in our experiments with my supervision. The highlight of this kit is the “Glow-In-The-Dark Powder” and this kit allowed us to brew 20 concoctions that “fizz, glow, and disappear.” I was really impressed with everything included in this lab i.e. 2 test tubes with lids, 3 piece stand mixing bowl, beaker, eyedropper, sticker sheet, measuring scoop funnel and of course, the famous Glow-In-The-Dark Powder. Plus, it includes the Mad Lab Journal which is a nicely made book of “extreme secret” experiments.

I appreciate that you don’t need a lot of additional, expensive materials to conduct these experiments and most of the items I already had on hand. The instructions in the Mad Lab Journal are precise and easy to follow. It even includes helpful pictures for the child to reference. A few of our favorite experiments included the stinky “Plastic Rotten Milk”, dazzling “Technicolor Foam” (love this one!) and the oozing “Glowing Alien Blood”. My kids (and I) were really proud with the success we enjoyed by making these experiments work and they had a blast doing it. I value the educational component through hands-on learning and more importantly, they were having so much fun that I don’t even think they realized that it was a home school assignment. My young scientists have shown an interest in conducting even more experiments so the Extreme Secret Formula Lab has really promoted the use of their imaginations and a love for seeing science in action.

When your children come home this school year and need ideas for science experiments or a project for the science fair, I highly recommend the Extreme Secret Formula Lab (only $19.99) or any of the other great products at SmartLab® Toys. You can view the entire science collection by visiting the SmartLab® Toys website.

You can even check out the fun, free activities available for download… kids love this site!

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*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. This giveaway is not related to Facebook in any way. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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