Learning Resources – Beakers Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor Review

Learning Resources – Beakers Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor Review

We have previously reviewed the Beakers Creatures – Liquid Reactor Super Lab and the Magnification Chambers sets and as we really enjoyed these we were delighted to get the chance to review the new addition to the Beakers Creatures sets.

The new Whirling Wave Reactor set certainly did not disappoint.

The girls love collectables and are always really excited to see what they will get. I love that these collectables are not just your average, get a toy inside an egg. It’s also an educational activity where they learn something from it and lasts a lot longer that just popping open an egg.

What you get inside the 12 Piece set 

Five piece Whirling Wave Reactor Chamber

One Reactor Pod with a mystery Beaker Creature

One Limited Edition Colour Creature

Two Classification cards

Two Mini-posters with amazing science facts

One Experiment guide

The girls found it super easy to put everything together and it only took one minute.

Colour-Changing Creature

First we tried the colour changing experiment and added some cold water to the chamber and popped the creature inside and spun it round using the crank.

Isabella loved watching it change colour then we put it in a bowl of warm water and watched it change colour again!


Beakers Creatures – Whirling Wave Reactor


First put the reactor pod into the reactor chamber and fill it with water.

Next turn the crank to trigger the whirling, bubbling reaction.

Keep turning until you start to see all of the pod dissolve.

Then for the fun part, revealing which creature you got!

(you may need to dip it into a bowl of water to wash off any excess)

Use the mini-poster to learn your creatures name.

This time we got “Slurpus” from the Dogstars collection in Series 2.

Lastly fill in your classification card and add them to your collection.

There are a further three experiments to complete with this set. So plenty to keep children engaged and so much fun to be had.

I really like this set and for a RRP of £16 I think this is a fantastic set, that can be used again and again. You can buy extra Reactor Pods for RRP £4 from series 1 and series 2 but you can also use the set for the other experiments without purchasing another Reactor Pod.

They are an amazing pocket money gift and my girls just love collecting them all and using them for small world play and putting them in the slime recipe from the other Beakers Creatures Sets.

If you are looking for a fun way to introduce your children to science then this is the set for you.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to bringing you more fun stuff soon!

Recommended for children ages 5+

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Learning Resources – Beakers creatures lab set ?⚗️?

Learning Resources – Beakers creatures lab set ?⚗️?


We were asked by Learning Resources to review their new ‘Beakers Creatures lab set’ and I jumped at the chance as I have always loved their products.

We were very kindly sent the following sets.

Beakers Creatures Liquid Reactor Super lab

The girls wanted to open this set first.

It was super easy and took minutes to put together.

Beakers Creatures are mysterious creatures from distant planets that have landed here on Earth.

They need to be extracted from their reactor pods. For this, all you need is water.

The girls took turns filling a plunger with water and attaching them to the lab base. After they unwrapped the reactor pod and popped it into the chamber, they both pushed the plungers down and the water rushed through the tubes into the chamber. Then the chamber filled with coloured foam and fizzed up over the sides. I have to say it was amazing to watch and you can see in the photos how excited they got. We then lifted out the capsule with the tongs and popped it open to reveal our creature. The set comes with two reactor pods and two classification cards. So you can then identify which creature you got.

The set also comes with two mini-posters with amazing science facts and one full size poster

After the girls had finished they continued to play with the coloured fizzy water and Isabella who is two years old particularly enjoyed using a pipette , we already had from Learning Resources to transfer the water between the two beakers. 

I love that this set introduces children to science from an early age, in such a fun way. The instruction booklet describes the chemical reaction between the acids and bases and it also comes with four other experiments. So the fun does not stop once you have used your reactor pods.

‘The other experiments are Cosmic Colours , Alien Slime Time, Deep Blue Sea and Beware the Whirlpool. 

Each experiment teaches you a different thing and one of them is slime making, which I’m yet to meet a child that does not love!

We have had the set a few weeks now and they are still just as excited to get it out and when their cousin who is six years old came to visit she loved it just as much.

The girls are aged thirteen , twelve and two years and I would happily say that it entertained each age group, in different ways. The older girls were fascinated wit the science facts and understanding how it all worked but still enjoyed the creatures. The younger girls were just amazed by the whole thing and really used their imaginations. All four girls used the creatures and the slime to do small world play.

The set is aimed at age 5 years and up. Younger children may need a little help but older children could do it independently.

Beakers Creatures Magnification Chamber

The whole idea of the magnification chamber is to be able to see the creatures up close.

So you pop the creature into the chamber and have a look through the magnifying glass to identify which creature you have.

In this set you get two reactor pods , two mini-posters and two classification cards.

You also get an experiment guide for three experiments, Shooting stars, Bubbling Volcano and Alien Slime Time.

With this set you extract your Creatures in a bowl of water similar to the Liquid Reactor Lab.

The girls had great fun creating more experiments in this chamber as you can see below.

Beakers Creatures Bio home

This set is like a mini set and comes with one reactor pod that you can add to a bowl of water to extract and with a bio-home that has a built in magnifier so you can identify which creature you got. It also has two classification cards and two mini-posters with fun science facts.

There is just so much you can do with these sets and here are a few examples of what the girls did after we had used all of our reactor pods.

We hope you enjoyed our review and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

I would happily recommend these sets and I will be buying some more for birthday and Christmas presents.

They are all available on the Learning Resources website.

The lab set is £25, the magnification chamber is £15, and the 2-pack with bio home is £10.

These lines are also available on Amazon.

Individual replacement pods will be available later this year, on Learning Resources website and in high street stores such as Toymaster, Daniels and a two pack or six pack will be on Amazon soon.

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Learning Resources Christmas Gift Guide 2018


Beaker Creatures Super Lab Set


Beaker Creatures Magnification Chamber

Beakers Creatures Sets

Theses sets are loved by all three girls and their cousins. Its a great introduction to science in a fun way.

All the sets compliment each other but also work great on their own.

The come with some great slime recipes and other experiment ideas.

These are sure to keep children entertained over Christmas and beyond.

You can view our full review on these here

Beakers Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab RRP £25.00

Suitable ages 5 years +

Beakers Creatures Magnification Chamber RRP £15.00

Suitable ages 5 years+

Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope

Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope

This is such a cute gift and Isabella gets it off the shelf to use almost everyday to examine all sorts of things.

Its also great for the garden and is the perfect size to take on outings.

You can read our full review here

RRP £20.00

Suitable for ages 3-7 years

Playfoam Pals

Playfoam® Pals™ Wild Friends 2-Pack

Playfoam Pals Snowy Friends

Playfoam® Pals™ Snowy Friends 2-Pack

Playfoam Pals

Theses are the perfect stocking filler!

We are huge Playfoam fans.

I love these just as much as the girls and they love collecting the characters you get inside and Isabella loves to use them for small world play.

You can read our full review here

RRP £6.00 for a pack of two

Suitable for ages 5 years+

Playfoam Shape and Learn Number set

Playfoam® Shape & Learn Numbers Set

Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set

Playfoam® Shape & Learn Alphabet Set

Playfoam Shape and Learn (numbers and letters sets)

These sets are fantastic.

They come with play foam in a range of colours and high quality cards that have numbers/letters/shapes (depending which set you choose) on them and then you can mould the foam around them to create the letter or number.

Amazing for learning shapes and colours.

Ideal for letter and number recognition.

RRP £13.00

Suitable for ages 3 years+

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set

Get a grip on fine motor skills!

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set 

All if you don’t know by now then where have you been?

I think this is an essential set for sensory play and we use these in almost every activity.

I cannot recommend them enough.

Amazing for developing fine motor skills and much more!

RRP £8.00

Suitable for ages 3 years+




This game is the perfect for family games nights but also for parties as its so much fun. We will definitely be taking it to our Christmas Eve party night.

Its not just for kids, adults will enjoy playing it on Child free evenings too!

It comes with a set of cards and play foam. You choose a card and pick something from it then mould it for the other players to guess what it is. (warning.. this can get seriously funny!)

You can also read our full review here

RRP £19.00

Suitable ages 10 years+


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