In honor of the new planet Gliese 581g

With all the news about the new planet Gliese 581g so far far away, I thought this was the perfect moment to share a science toy with a more local bent.  I’m always looking for science projects that will appeal to the child  that may not be enamored with science but say, enjoys art…so here’s a possible way in.  The Crayola Glow Explosion allows kids to make their own solar system.  Thanks to the “magic” of the glow pens, the solar system will glow in the dark.  Our testers liked that the solar system moves on a motorized base.  The glow aspect does not last for very long though–so if you want to have it glow for longer you need to recolor.  That’s a bit of a bummer for the long term…but it’s still a neat science toy!  Watch our video.

Crayola's Glow Explosion