Thames & Kosmos Pepper Mint 3-Pack Bundle | The Fantastic Underwater Science Voyage, The Magnificent Mars Expedition, and The Daring Escape from Hidden Island | Story-Based Science Experiment Kit

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SKU: B62603789
Product Description

This bundle includes three Pepper Mint STEM Kits: Pepper Mint in the Fantastic Underwater Science Voyage, Pepper Mint in The Magnificent Mars Expedition, and Pepper Mint in The Daring Escape from Hidden Island.

 

Pepper Mint in the Fantastic Underwater Science Voyage

In this story-based STEM kit, Pepper Mint accompanies an expedition to the Bermuda Triangle. Soon she discovers that the ocean water there behaves in strange and unexpected ways. When the onboard systems of the research vessel fail, Pepper Mint figures out how to use water to make simple hydraulic machines and conduct experiments with pressure and density. The accompanying story takes the characters from experiment to experiment and shows them how to power small machines with the help of water. Pepper Mint constructs a rig to raise and lower the ship’s flag and a series of hydraulic devices including a ship’s crane. A deep-sea fish with big snapping jaws is modeled using a scissors mechanism. Finally, Pepper Mint fixes the ship’s propeller and discovers it produces a lot of tiny air bubbles, which inspires the creation of an electric bubble-blowing machine with a propeller. The experiments teach lessons in mechanical physics, electric circuits, and physical science principles related to water and air. The kit includes materials to build the boat and do the projects, a full-color illustrated storybook and step-by-step instruction manual, as well as a scale Pepper Mint figurine.

Pepper Mint in The Magnificent Mars Expedition

Pepper Mint’s adventures continue, this time in space! In this story-based STEM kit, our creative young heroine goes on a mission to the Red Planet, making all sorts of out-of-this-world scientific discoveries along the way. As you read the story, you can embark on a scientific journey as well. First, you’ll use colorfully printed wooden panels to construct your own models of Pepper’s rocket ship experiment-and-play station and Mars rover. Then, it’s time for the experiments: From floating astronauts to magnetic slime, Pepper Mint accompanies you every step of the way!

In seven cool and wacky experiments, you’ll investigate magnetism as you discover invisible magnetic fields with iron powder, help Pepper hover in the air using magnetic forces, control the Mars rover with a bar magnet, and more.

Just as with the other kits in the award-winning Pepper Mint line, your rocket ship and Mars rover models can be used long after the fun of experimenting alongside this curious young engineer is complete. These models become the setting for infinite adventures and storylines — limited only by your imagination! Combine models from other Pepper Mint kits to embark on a truly extensive, fun (and educational!) playtime adventure.

Pepper Mint in The Daring Escape from Hidden Island

We all know Pepper Mint loves to investigate and explore, so it’s no wonder that when she hears of the mysterious Hidden Island, she immediately sets off to find it. But once she discovers it, she must use her ingenuity and scientific reasoning to get back home.

In this story-based STEM kit, you can join our curious young scientist on her quest. First, you’ll use colorfully printed wooden panels to build an island experiment-and-play station. Then, it’s time to follow along with the storybook-style manual to conduct the experiments Pepper Mint performs. Explore the topic of solar energy and its useful applications as you build a solar panel with a photovoltaic cell and test it with different light sources. Use solar radiation to operate a solar thermal tower with a spinning pinwheel. Learn how to tell the time with a sundial and how to turn salt water into fresh water by growing salt crystals with solar-powered evaporation. Finally, use a solar cell to power a small boat with a vibrating motor — Pepper Mint’s ticket to escaping the island!

Just as with the other kits in the award-winning Pepper Mint series, your models can be used long after the fun of experimenting alongside this curious young engineer is complete. These models become the setting for infinite adventures and storylines--limited only by your imagination! Combine models from other Pepper Mint kits to embark on a truly extensive, fun (and educational!) playtime adventure. Scale Pepper Mint figurine included.

Product Information

Pepper Mint in the Fantastic Underwater Science Voyage

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 9
Piece Count: 38
Manual Pages: 32
Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 11.5 x 3 in.
Product Weight: 2.8 lbs
Manual Dimensions: 8.25 x 11.5 in.
Batteries Required: AA (2) 
Country of Origin: China 
Year Released: 2018

Pepper Mint in The Magnificent Mars Expedition

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 7
Piece Count: 18
Manual Pages: 24
Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 8.9 x 2.6 in.
Product Weight: 1 lbs
Manual Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 in.
Batteries Required: N/A
Country of Origin: China
Year Released: 2019

Pepper Mint in The Daring Escape from Hidden Island

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 7
Piece Count: 11
Manual Pages: 24
Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 9.8 x 2.6 in.
Product Weight: 1 lbs
Manual Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 in.
Batteries Required: N/A
Country of Origin: China 
Year Released: 2019

Awards

Pepper Mint in the Fantastic Underwater Science Voyage

2019 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award

NGSS Correlations

Pepper Mint in the Fantastic Underwater Science Voyage

2-PS1-3 Structure and Properties of Matter
K-2-ETS1-1 K-2.Engineering Design
K-2-ETS1-2 K-2.Engineering Design
K-2-ETS1-3 K-2.Engineering Design

Pepper Mint in The Magnificent Mars Expedition

2-PS1-3 Structure and Properties of Matter
3-PS2-3 Forces and Interactions
3-PS2-4 Forces and Interactions
K-2-ETS1-1 K-2.Engineering Design
K-2-ETS1-2 K-2.Engineering Design
K-2-ETS1-3 K-2.Engineering Design

Pepper Mint in The Daring Escape from Hidden Island

K-2-ETS1-3 K-2.Engineering Design

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Pepper Mint in the Fantastic Underwater Science Voyage

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Pepper Mint in The Magnificent Mars Expedition

Complete Manual

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Pepper Mint in The Daring Escape from Hidden Island

Complete Manual

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