Groovy Lab in a Box Wins Prestigious Parents’ Choice® Award

The ‘Lunar Launch’ box wins silver in the Spring 2014 Toys list

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May 21, 2014: Anaheim, CA: Academics in a Box today announced that its Lunar Launch box has won the silver award from the Parents’ Choice® Foundation, the U.S.’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. The silver award is the second highest distinction given by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Only about 20 percent of all entries get listed on the foundation’s six award levels.

“Being selected as a silver award winner by the Parents’ Choice Foundation is a remarkable honor,” said Monica Canavan, co-founder of Groovy Lab in a Box. “It validates our hard work, dedication and overall mission: to provide fun, hands-on STEM learning to children to enrich their lives.”

In their review of the Lunar Launch box, Parents’ Choice remarked that “Lunar Launch models science processes, and teaches kids how to track and record in a scientific manner.” The review also stated how they looked forward to seeing kids brainstorm, refine and test their rockets.

“We designed the Lunar Launch box to teach children about Newton’s Laws of Inertia,” explained Elaine Hansen, co-founder of Groovy Lab in a Box. “The children build balloon rockets, paper rockets and foam rockets to understand how the different laws apply to their investigations.”

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 Parents’ Choice Foundation, visit www.parents-choice.org.

About Groovy Lab in a Box

Groovy Lab in a Box, a product of Academics in a Box, is a comprehensive monthly STEM subscription service available for children, ages eight and up. Groovy Lab in a Box is the brainchild of scientists, parents, educators and business owners who have worked in the private sector of the science community.  Our purpose is to provide children with an opportunity to apply his/her imagination, determination and innately inquisitive nature by offering a monthly STEM project using the Engineering Design Process. Each Groovy Lab in a Box gives children the opportunity to engage their imaginations, apply critical thinking, and most importantly, have fun while learning. For more information, visit us at www.GroovyLabinaBox.com.