Most of you all know by now that I homeschool my children. Sophia is going into 4th grade and loves science! As a homeschooling mom, I always try to find fun, but educational, activities for Sophia to do in between the "boring" work. One of Sophia`s favorite subjects is science, so when I heard of Little Passports adding a Science box to their mix, I just had to try it! Science Expeditions is recommended for ages 9+ and introduces kids to the exciting world of science, with a focus on STEM/STEAM principles. Each monthly package includes a comic book adventure featuring the characters Sam and Sofia, a mystery to solve – and, of course – science experiments! All of the materials are designed to help kids to build skills like problem-solving, observation and note-taking – while boosting their natural curiosity. To learn more, read the very first Science Expeditions reviews!
About Little Passports: Meet the founders
We’re two moms (and best friends) who have a shared vision: inspiring children to learn about the world. That’s why, in 2009, we launched Little Passports. Growing up, we were both exposed to different cultures, whether it was moving between the US and England, or growing up in a Chinese-American household. Those personal experiences taught us how important it is for children to learn about geography and the world around us. Now that we have children, it`s important to us to provide those opportunities to learn while inspiring the imagination. At Little Passports, our subscriptions create those opportunities, and certainly spark the imagination! Our products deliver discovery and adventure to children of all ages, and we’ve also built a wonderful community of parents, grandparents and educators that share our vision. All together, we have built a business that we are incredibly proud of.
HOW IT WORKS
- Choose an adventure
Select the adventure and subscription plan that`s right for your child. We offer fun and engaging products for children ages 3-14 and offer several different payment plans and gift options.
- Check your mailbox
Your first package will arrive with everything your child needs to get started. Each month, you`ll receive a new themed package filled with letters, stickers, activities & more! Contents will vary by subscription.
- Discover and learn
Watch your child race to the mailbox each month to check for their latest adventure! Our fun and engaging packages will inspire a life-long love of learning about the world.
Have you ever hit your “funny bone”—that weird spot near your elbow that stings and makes your arm feel numb when you whack it? Your funny bone isn’t actually a bone at all. It’s the ulnar nerve, which runs through the joint by your elbow. Some people think the funny bone got its name from the funny feeling you get when you hit it; other people think it comes from the name of the bone it’s near: the humerus. (Get it? Humorous?)
Bones: Fun Facts!
- All the bones in the body are connected to another bone, except for one—the hyoid bone. The hyoid is located in the throat and helps attach the muscles of the mouth to the throat muscles.
- The thighbone, or femur, is the longest bone in the body. The stapes in the middle ear is the shortest, measuring just around a tenth of an inch.
- Over 90% of animal species on Earth, like insects and crustaceans, don’t have bones. They have an exoskeleton (a tough, protective outer shell), made of a protein called chitin.
Check out this month's unboxing video for this box:
As a family who has received previous Little Passport subscription boxes, I can definitely say we appreciate the fact that they kept their original characters, Sam and Sofia, into play. If you`re not familiar with them, Sam and Sofia are fun characters that children who’ve had the World edition or USA edition are already familiar with. The characters and monthly comic book make science much more accessible for many kids.
Overall, we absolutely LOVED the science expeditions box. Learning about bones and how everything worked was a real treat for not only my daughter but for my husband and myself as well, to be honest. Everything was fairly easy to do, but it was time-consuming enough to make a lasting impression. I thought the materials and instructions were great. Overall, I thought this was a fantastic value and a really fun, engaging science kit! Interested in signing up? You can join for as low as $17.95 per month!