Science Museum Plasma Reactor Kit Review

Plasma Reactor

Kian adores science and has recently announced he wants to be a scientist when he leaves school.  He is uncertain what sort of scientist but it is a great ambition to have, so when the team at the Science Museum offered us a Plasma Reactor Kit to review, I knew he would enjoy it.

Aimed at children aged 8 and above, the set helps you create a fizzing and bubbling reaction that resembles a lava lamp.  Inside the set is a cool rocket ship shaped container which has an LED light which can illuminate the reaction from underneath.

As soon as Isaac and Eliza saw Kian unpacking the set they wanted to help and he revelled in explaining what was happening.  Who knew it was that much fun learning about chemical reactions?

The set comes with a rocket pot, measuring cup, pipette, fizzy tablets, a light and large booklet of instructions which help you create different effects.  All you need to add is some oil, water and a AAA battery.

Plasma Reactor

I have to admit that getting the light to shine through the rocket was a bit of a challenge but we got there eventually with the help of some tin foil.

There are enough coloured fizzy tablets for 10 experiments and the kids were a bit disappointed when they ran out.  They are now demanding a real Lava Lamp!

12 thoughts on “Science Museum Plasma Reactor Kit Review

  1. Hollie says:

    This looks awesome. I always laugh because I know it’s a kids toy but I’d quite like to have a go!
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  2. This is an amazing “toy”. I want one too. We have a lava lamp but I actually think that this kit is much more fun.
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  3. Rachel says:

    I absolutely love the science museum, I can spend hours in there on my own, so I can only imagine how much fun it is for small people x
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  4. Louisa says:

    This looks fab. My son loves science and would really like this.

  5. Hannah Staveley says:

    This is so cool what a way to learn and have fun at the same time!

  6. This looks like great fun x
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  7. Sonya Cisco says:

    Looks like fun, my middle boy in particular has always loved a science kit!
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  8. Globalmouse says:

    This looks brilliant. I have an 8 year old who is really into science and he wuold love this!
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  9. Jen Walshaw says:

    You can do something similar by adding denture tablets in to oil. My boys love science
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  10. Lori says:

    F would love something like this, he’s always trying out little experiments at home. I think you’ve got a fine scientist on your hands! X
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  11. That looks like a lot of fun, fun while learning which is the key helping it sink in I think.
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  12. That is so cool. I want one, I mean Emmy does!
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