I love toys that are educational, also anything STEM. I think it’s great that kids can be learning but also having fun at the same time. Our family comes from a science background, with my husband having a PhD in physics and I have a biology degree. Of course we would love our kids to get more interested in science and one of the best ways is to start them young! This is where Science Mad! and their products can really help! The girls were kindly sent a Science Mad 50mm telescope and digital metal detector.
Science Mad products are available on Amazon.
More About Science Mad!
Science Mad! offer kids real scientific equipment and kits with real working features and help children through experiments in many science fields, chemistry, physics and electronics. Science Mad! want to drive a passion for science but of course make it fun!
There is so much to discover in the Science Mad! range: Telescopes, Microscopes, a Chemistry Lab Set and a Crystal Growing Set, a Planetarium Star Globe, a Light Up Globe, a Build Your Own Vacuum Cleaner Kit, Night Vision Goggles, a 5-in-1 Weather Station kit, Digital Walkie Talkies, a Rock Tumbler kit and a Circuit Lab kit!
Science Mad! Digital Metal Detector
This Digital Metal Detector retails at £24.99 and can be found on Amazon.
This product is perfect for a treasure hunt to find the coins, metal objects and lost treasures buried under your feet! The metal detector is light-weight and sturdy, so you can use both indoors and out.
You need a 9V battery and this isn’t included.
Using the Metal Detector
The metal detector was easy to unbox and set up. You had to put the battery in, which you need a screwdriver for.
You need to set the sensitivity using a knob that you can turn. The more sensitive you set it, of course the more metal it will pick up and beep! You can see that on the picture below.
My kids loved it, especially my 5 and 2 year old! Once it was switched on it was on, you didn’t need to hold any buttons down or anything.
They loved exploring the garden and our front drive trying to see what metal they could find. My husband hid some coins and they found them.
The detector worked well. For somethings you had to put it quite close to hear it beep but you can adjust the sensitivity. It was light and easy to carry. The handle did come off a couple of times but was easily fixable.
What I liked was the metal detector encouraged some really interesting conversations about what objects are made of metal! And what it is. My 5 year old is just starting to learn and it made it so much fun for her. They were testing the car, metal grids on the road, lamp posts, you name it!
They really had fun.
Science Mad! 50mm Telescope
This 50mm Telescope retails at £30.99 and can also be found on Amazon.
This simple, robust children’s telescope is the ideal introduction for developing an interest in astronomy. Its simple-to-use refractor design with a 50mm objective lens allows plenty of light to be collected, making it easier to see the far away detail of the brightly lit moon or luminous star clusters. With the 20mm or 4mm eyepieces you can see these celestial objects, and more, with 18X or 90X magnification. It’s easy to set up and great fun.
Using the 50mm Telescope
The 50mm telescope was easy to set up. It comes with the tri-pod, the telescope, a 45 degree prism and two eye pieces – 20mm and 4mm (which give the difference magnifications).
You can see more below. My hubby didn’t look at the instructions but of course worth having a look!
It is worth setting up during the day to get the focus correct and on nearby option – like another house on the street or a car at the end of the street.
My hubby thought it was easier to set up with the 4mm eye piece, as less magnification and was easier to get to grips with the focusing.
The kids were fascinated. It was easy for them to look through and they had a look at the moon to see the craters. You get a brighter picture with less zoom in but less details of course.
It is not too complicated for little ones, as a beginners telescope. The only things you can swap out are the eye pieces, so this is pretty simple. My eldest managed to focus it and could see objects across the street clearly.
The metal detector and telescope from Science Mad are perfect for little ones starting to get more interesting in science. Not too complicated or expensive, they allow kids to learn but also have fun. They were easy to set up and get started and older children may not need too much assistance.
My little ones were fascinated with finding metal objects in the garden and staring at the moon through the telescope. It captured their interest and kept them busy. They asked lots of questions about what objects are made with metal and as my husband is very interested in physics (with a PhD), he loves it!
These products would make excellent Christmas presents and definitely worth checking out some of the other products from Science Mad.
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Amazing giveaway! My 3 little people would absolutely love this! Thank you for the chance! ⭐️
the kids would love this
These look great fun, one of my boys had a metal detector when he was younger and loved it. Although we used to have to watch where he wanted to dig up in the garden, as we found holes all over the place.
My son is 9 and loves anything like this. He collects treasures and gemstones so I think he would love to have a go with a metal detector
What a couple of great toys and a perfect introduction to STEM subjects. Our youngest would love it.
I love things like this and would certainly have bought them for my boys were they younger. Who knows, they may have turned into archeologists or astro-scientists!!
Another great review and giveaway thank you!
These look great – love items that introduce an early love of science
What a great telescope my young granddaughter Shaylen would love this
These products both sound great. My son would love the telescope whereas my daughter would love the metal detector.
My youngest is science mad, he would love these. Especially the telescope as he’s really into anything space related at the moment.
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My kids keep asking for a metal detector, I can see it being quite addictive. The telescope looks fabulous too
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This would be amazing to look at the sky at night. Thanks for the chance xxx
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My son would love this he’s fascinated with the moon
The telescope sounds amazing! My eldest would absolutely love it.
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My 10 year old son has become fascinated with a lot of science equipment, I guess he is growing up and being more curious with his surroundings. To win a prize would be amazing.
Twinkle twinkle little star, I will beable to show our grandchildren space from afar
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Not only does this look fun, but also educational too.
I know my daughter would love this, fingers tightly crossed x
My daughter would really enjoy using this and seeing the moon.
Would love to win this prize for my amazing nephew and niece
My daughter would love this to observe the night skies
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I like the idea of this and know a little person who would adore this gadget!
I’ve always wanted a telescope, since I was a child! My kids would love to look for planets (an aliens!!) with me
Fab have entered for my daughter sheriah would make a lovely gift for Christmas
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My granddaughter would love this – she has always been interested in the universe and the stars and planets.
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my neohew would love this!
My son loves the stars, so this would be something he’d enjoy using.
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Thanks for the competition, I’d like to win it for my nephew.
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