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Science Kits For Teenagers
Science Kits For Teenagers
Do you have a teenager with a passing interest in science? A special kit for teenagers offers kids a more advanced look into the world of science. With one of them, your teen will have fun learning more advanced skills in the field of their choice, whether it's chemistry, meteorology, geology, physics, robotics, or any of the other fascinating choices they may encounter.
A kit that they'll voluntarily work with on their own time will help in preparing them for college level skills, too. Not a bad benefit to an enjoyable past time wouldn't you say?
Many of today's kids are underexposed to the sciences, without knowing what they are missing. You could have a budding chemist or meteorologist on your hands and not even know it. Those with degrees in technical and scientific fields are in demand. You'll find a few examples of careers and sample salary ranges for a few of those specialized fields listed below. It's well worth exploring with your teenager... or even your pre-teen!
Exploring fascinating new concepts along with your teen can be a rewarding experience for both of you.
The Perfect Gift Ideas
are Science Kits For Teenagers
National Geographic Fun and Fundamentals - Elements of Science
Enjoy learning some basic fundamentals with 100+ different experiments in three important physical sciences - biology, physics, and chemistry.
Ideal for any student who could use more exposure to the sciences, but especially useful for those who are home schooling their children.
Comes with a 112 page booklet that not only shows how to do the experiments, but also explains the science behind them.
From National Geographic - for ages 10 and up.
Mad Scientist Poster - A Little Research Humor
I had a chuckle when I first saw this humorous science poster, so, I wamted to share. Hope you enjoy it, too.
Did It Make You Laugh? - (a poll)
Did the mad scientist poster give you a chuckle, too?
Popular Optical Physics Kit - Workshop from Thames & Kosmos
This science kit will help your tween or young teen learn basic mechanical physics concepts using 36 different models and experiments. Learn how the laws of physics apply to everyday objects while building simple machines, including a pendulum clock, a ship's lantern, and even a simple pinball machine.
Ideal for a home school environment.
Invest in a Child's Future with a Science Kit
Why Buy a Science Kit for a Teenager?
A good science kit could turn out to be a good investment in your child's future. It could open up new ideas for him or her that they might not have thought of otherwise. They may even discover that something they thought might be boring is actually not only interesting, but down right exciting.
Scientists are needed now, and that will be even truer in the future. A child with an interest in the technical or scientific fields can look forward to a bright future, but they will need a solid foundation even before entering college, and that's where the best science kits can help.
Consider that the median salary for a Meteorologist with an advanced degree and 5 or more years experience is around $90,000.
Average Salaries for Scientists
Some other scientific fields and average salary ranges, as of 2012, according to Salary.com:
Entry Level - around $62,000. Senior Level - around $119,000.
Entry Level - around $46,000. Senior Level - aroound $96,000
Entry Level - around $51,000. Senior Level - around $88,000
Entry Level - around $65,000. Senior Level - around $119,000
Entry Level - around $78,000. Senior Level - around $156,000
Entry Level - around $57,000. Senior Level - around $113,000
NOTE: The figures above are averages only, and there will be variances based on several factors, some of which include geographic location, supply of and demand for candidates, relative prestige of hiring organization, and of course, the candidate's academic and professional credentials. (Note also that I have rounded off the average salaries )
Refractor Telescope - Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ
See Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and more!
If it's Astronomy or Meteorology that interests them, they really should have a telescope.
Doing Science Experiments at Home
Doing science experiments at home can be quite exhilarating.
IMPORTANT: First, make sure you have the permission of the appropriate authorities. (is, parents)
There are various resources for finding good home projects in the field of science. Science kits, like the ones shown on this page, are probably the best.
There are also books dedicated to this exact subject.
Lastly, there are always Internet videos. Bear in mind that the people producing these are not always scientists. And they seldom explain the principles behind the 'experiments.' Some of them may not be safe to do, wither with or without supervision. Proceed with caution. Just because you see it on thoe Internet doesn't mean its true, logical, or valid.
That said, here's one of those videos on this page. The experiments it shows are relatively tame, but there is more in the way of actual explanation then you'll find with a lot of the others.