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Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit

By Kelsey

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When I was a kid, I was really interested in playing cops and robbers and playing detective. My sister and I were always looking to solve the next great “mystery”. So the Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit would have been right up my alley. I really enjoyed the opportunity to play with this set and work on the activities inside.

Age Range: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 year olds
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Scientific Explorer is pretty great about their packaging. Once the box is opened all the contents are bagged neatly in a large sealed bag. The contents inside are all clearly labeled and the instructions are easy to follow. My only issue is that the activities usually require many household items in addition to the included ingredients, this one wasn’t too bad so I was ready to play fairly quickly and without too much hassle. Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit
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The Playtime Experience

There are several different activities in the Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit. There is an envelope inside that is labeled “for adult helpers only” and you’ll want to get your hands on that in order to set up a couple of the “mystery” activities for your little one to “solve”. Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit Review Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit
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Things I Liked

I really like that there are multiple activities in this set and that it gets parents involved in the set up so the little ones really have the opportunity to “solve” a mystery and get that sense of accomplishment.
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Things I Didn't Like

As will several of the Scientific Explorer kits my only issue is that they don’t put a list of needed things on the outside or let you know that you need to purchase additional items until you have the package home and open. I just hate that I could be ready to play with my kid and open the box only to find we wouldn’t be able to do anything because I didn’t have some of the “ingredients”.
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Appropriate Ages

Scientific Explorer is recommending their Crime Catcher Kit for players 8 and older.
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Final Note

Even though I got “surprised” by the amount of ingredients needed in addition to the included contents, I did like the Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit. It is a toy I would have really enjoyed as a kid and I think it teaches kids to follow step by step and use their powers of reasoning to solve “mysteries”. I think nothing is better than a hands on toy that leads to a sense of accomplishment at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tON0Tc1no3s (You may also like: 25 Best Science Experiment Kits for Kids)

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