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Our Amazing Solar System Kit-

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Technical Details
Item Weight771 g
Product Dimensions35.6 x 30.7 x 7.4 cm
Item model number7100
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB00000IRTZ
Best Sellers Rank 535,348 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight771 g
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Date First Available10 Nov 2010
  
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Our Amazing Solar System Kit-


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Amazon.com: 3.2 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product! Very Durable! 20 April 2011
By Teacher - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this solar system to make a 3-D hands on solar system for my classroom. I painted all the planets which ended up being much easier then anticipated because all the planets have guide lines on them. They are stored in a basket and the children are encouraged to handle them. I was worried about them breaking but they have been drop and have held up nicely! The stands are cool but I have not used them yet. I do plan on using the moon and earth stand to demonstrate how the moon rotates around the earth. The book is filled with interesting facts and experiments, none are really age appropriate for the age group I am working with (3-6-year-olds) but I have thought about doing them with my 8-year-old. This is a great product, I highly recommend!
5.0 out of 5 stars Best kit ever! 12 April 2014
By Katie Harding - Published on Amazon.com
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My five-year old grandson is always inquisitive. He became very interested in the solar system from a book he received for Christmas. He kept talking about the solar system and was constantly wanting me to log onto the internet for interactive kids' sites and was getting more and more obsessive about the facts and details. I decided something hands-on would work, so he and I got on Amazon and started looking for a project we both thought would be educational and fun! He didn't want any glow in the dark stuff or paper stuff, so I read the specs on this kit and it seemed perfect. I received the box the next day and was very surprised at the size and sturdiness of the planets! We got to work! He painted the tops of the "gas giants" and I painted the bottoms. He was excited that Uranus was tipped on its' side. That same evening, he had his dad hung the big ones up in his room. They look really cool! The smaller ones went on the display stands, but he needed the inner planets, too, so his dad made them from the clay and painted them and now he has the entire system hanging in his room! I have been telling everyone about our project and about this kit! I have pictures on my iphone we show everyone! Great product and great instructions. Everything you need is included!
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun for us! 1 April 2014
By Rebecca Michaelsen - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this for my high school special education classroom for the kids to work together and it was harder then I wanted it to be. The painting was hard for my kids. I really liked it but the whole thing was too much for the kids to do. The adults helpers did most of the work. It looks great in our classroom though.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great 25 Dec 2011
By Will Riddle - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
There are five million solar system kits for kids out there, and our family has tried a couple. To be honest, none of them are that great! But this one is definitely lower on our list.

My nine year old got it for Christmas this year and had fun assembling it and painting it. It was worth a nice morning. But it is not very durable, nor were the planets' plastic the best material for painting. The paint doesn't soak in or dry very well.

There were a couple other upsetting things. First, our kit came with one wrong piece. That was probably just an oversight with our particular kit, but it did require us to get creative in sticking Neptune together... we had to use tape, which messed it up a little.

Second, there were no pieces included to hang the planets except string. Apparently you are supposed to string the planets across your ceiling, but there are no fasteners to hold it up there. It says to get them on your own. I am not that great with fasteners and screws in the ceiling, so we just duct taped it, which was kind of ugly. Also you are supposed to hang the planets in place with string and paper clips, but the clips slide down the string unless you knot them in place first, which is kind of tricky for a kid. Lastly, you are supposed to tie big knots inside the planets' spherical body so the string doesn't pop out when you hang them, but ours kept popping out anyway. We had to tape the strings to the planets which looked bad.

If you want to display the planets on your desk, only the first four planets come with bases. There are no bases for the larger planets, which kind of disqualifies that idea.

This leads to the biggest problem: on the box, the kit says it contains a desk set of planets and a hanging set. This is very misleading. There is only ONE set of planets, not two! Maybe our particular kit was again missing pieces, but ours contained the four larger planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) which were meant to hang. And four smaller planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) which are meant to sit on the desk, on bases. This is a very dumb set-up. What kid wants to hang four planets and have four sitting separately on their desk? When we read the directions more carefully, they said to create the four smaller planets out of Sculpey (included) if you wanted to do the full hanging set. But baking and hanging four Sculpey planets with from the ceiling is not easy. You have to create a hole or way to hang them with string.

Lastly, our kit directions indicated that there should be TWO sets of the four larger planets, but our kit did not have a double set of them. Please comment and let me know if yours did, and I will amend this review.

The point is, I hated the kit. My son liked it enough, however, so I gave it two stars instead of one. And it did come with a nice boring workbook about the planets which he read through. So if you get it, fine, make the best of it. But if you have a choice, buy a different one.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars how long has this been in someones basement ??? 17 July 2012
By Pen Name - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
So I ordered this for s friend ..once recieved she told me the paint in the box expired in 1997 !??! Holy cow .she ended up throwing it all away bc they paint she has to go out and BUY didn't work
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