Little Tikes STEM Jr Tornado Tower REVIEW

Little Tikes have added a new line to their fantastic range of products. The Little Tikes STEM Junior range. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths. Little Tikes aim is to introduce the world of STEM skills into pre-school learning. They are doing this with the introduction of three new toys. We were sent the Tornado Tower and the Builder Bot from the Little Tikes STEM Jr range to review.

little tikes STEM jr tornado tower REVIEW

What Is The Little Tikes STEM Jr Tornado Tower?

The Little Tikes Tornado Tower is a 2-in-1 toy that can be used to create a tornado and a lava lamp. You can easily create a tornado using water from the tap. The joystick on the control panel is used to create the tornado. A lava lamp is created using everyday household ingredients. The hand pump on the control panel is used to push air bubbles into the lava you create. This creates the lava lamp effect. This easy-to-use toy gives your budding little scientist the chance to conduct their very first exciting experiments.

Whats Included In The Box?

  • Keypad
  • Measuring cup
  • Cog accessories
  • Experiment cards
Please note that 4 x AA batteries are required to use this toy. They are not included in the box.

little tikes stem jr tornado tower

What Science Experiments Can You Do?

Twisty Tornado

By just adding water to the Tornado Tower you can create a Twisty Tornado.

little tikes stem jr tornado tower-twisty tornado

You Will Need

  • The supplied measuring cup
  • Water
  • and the supplied tornado tower gears.

little tikes stem jr tornado tower twisty tornado instructions

Dancing Spaghetti

Watch the spaghetti dance around in the Tornado Tower an experiment to teach you about kinetic energy.

You Will Need

  • The supplied measuring cup
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Uncooked spaghetti
  • and a tablespoon

little tikes stem jr tornado tower dancing spaghetti instructions

Experiment Lava

Use the Tornado Tower to create your very own lava lamp.

little tikes stem jr tornado tower experiment lava

You Will Need

  • The supplied measuring cup
  • Mineral oil
  • Water
  • and food colouring

little tikes stem jr tornado tower experiment lava instructions

Foaming Fountain

Use the Tornado Tower to create a chemical change that produces gaseous bubbles.

You Will Need

  • The supplied measuring cup
  • Rock salt
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Food colouring
  • and a tablespoon

little tikes stem jr tornado tower foaming fountain instructions

What Did Ethan Love About The Little Tikes STEM Jr Tornado Tower?

When we were asked to review the Tornado Tower I knew it would be a hit with Ethan. He loves water and anything that spins and this toy combined both of those passions for him. The Tornado Tower held Ethan’s attention for over ten minutes when we opened it and that is a huge achievement for any toy in Ethan’s world. Our unboxing and Ethan’s first reactions can be seen in the below video.

Ethan loved creating his very own twisty tornado and he found it very easy to use the control panel.

What Did Little E Love About The Little Tikes STEM Jr Tornado Tower?

Little E also played with the Tornado Tower and we created the lava lamp together. We might have used the wrong oil and Ethan might have created millions of bubbles by using the tornado leaver. You can see all of our fun and games in the below video.

Little E loved making a lava lamp with me even if we didn’t follow the instructions correctly.

What We Love About The Little Tikes STEM Jr Tornado Tower?

We love that this Little Tikes toy creates a family activity for you all to enjoy. Your children will need support to create these experiments and you can all learn something together. The experiments are very easy to create but you will need to buy extra ingredients to complete three out of the four experiments. What is positive is that you can create the twisty tornado  straight out of the box.

I love that Little Tikes want to give young children the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and maths. It will help to prepare them for these type of activities at school. If your child is interested in science and experimenting this really is the toy for them.

The Little Tikes STEM Jr Tornado Tower has a RRP of £29.99 and is for ages 3 to 5 years +.

DISCLOSURE – We were gifted the Little Tikes STEM Jr Tornado Tower for the purposes of this post and to create our YouTube videos. We always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs and experiences of the products.

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