The āLunar Launchā box wins silver in the Spring 2014 Toys list
Online PR News – 23-May-2014 – Anaheim, California – Academics in a Box today announced that its Lunar Launch box has won the silver award from the Parentsā ChoiceĀ® Foundation, the U.S.ās oldest nonprofit guide to quality childrenās media and toys. The silver award is the second highest distinction given by the Parentsā Choice Foundation. Only about 20 percent of all entries get listed on the foundationās six award levels.
āBeing selected as a silver award winner by the Parentsā Choice Foundation is a remarkable honor,ā said Monica Canavan, co-founder of Groovy Lab in a Box. āIt validates our hard work, dedication and overall mission: to provide fun, hands-on STEM learning to children to enrich their lives.ā
In their review of the Lunar Launch box, Parentsā Choice remarked that āLunar Launch models science processes, and teaches kids how to track and record in a scientific manner.ā The review also stated how they looked forward to seeing kids brainstorm, refine and test their rockets.
āWe designed the Lunar Launch box to teach children about Newtonās Laws of Inertia,ā explained Elaine Hansen, co-founder of Groovy Lab in a Box. āThe children build balloon rockets, paper rockets and foam rockets to understand how the different laws apply to their investigations.ā
The investigations culminate into an engineering design challenge, where children must create their own canister rocket, applying what they have learned from the investigations. The Lunar Launch box contains all of the materials needed for the investigations and engineering design challenge, including a lab notebook, which guides the children through the investigations.
The Lunar Launch box, along with several other STEM-related boxes, is available for order as a single-box option. Additionally, parents can subscribe to Groovy Lab in a Box to receive monthly boxes in the mail.
For more information about the Parentsā Choice Foundation, visit www.parents-choice.org.