Agent Ribbit is a startup business that ships science projects out monthly to young children. Each box will contain at least 4 themed science experiments with July’s box focused on epidemiology, or the study of how disease and germs spread. Founder Courtney, a former medical researcher and current homeschool mom, said they are developing boxes based on neuroscience, solar energy and nocturnal animals among others.
Each project is tested by her children and their friends to ensure that they not only work but are fun and educational. The boxes are geared towards 4-8 year old children though the head of Agent Ribbit would like to expand the age range in the future “I am hoping to eventually offer investigations to very young detectives, but it’s hard to come up with things they won’t try to eat!”.
Parents who homeschool may be able to design units around or integrate the monthly mystery boxes into their science curriculum, while parents whose children attend public school will be able to bring science home with a surprise box of scientific fun. Either way, having a pre-tested box of science stuff arrive at the door takes a lot of the energy and guess work out of searching for science materials that function as expected and are realistic for young children.
Agent Ribbit’s science boxes are 24.99 a month on www.agentribbit.com. Parents with multiple children can order add-on packs for an additional 9.99 per child or a polliwog pack (for children under 3) for 3.99 so there is no need to order multiple boxes. For the first box, shipping out in July, customers can enter code TRYIT10JULY for 10 dollars off.
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