Little Scientist Puzzle - 500 Pieces
Do not underestimate this puzzle. It may contain sweet colourful images of important scientists, but there is power and knowledge in every piece!
Put together the 500 pieces to show portraits of 16 awesome men and women who have made an important impact on the world via their scientific contribution. From Katherine Johnson to Edwin Hubble, each has left their mark on the human race and changed our world for the better.
Lydia Ortiz's fun colourful illustrations bring to life the well known (Marie Curie, Albert Einstein) and less familiar figures (George Washington Carver, Vera Rubin) who all deserve recognition, in a way that will appeal to young audiences who are perhaps encountering them for the first time. Each figure is featured with tools of their trade (or clues to their specialism) and labelled by field.
The grid design allows younger children to complete a square at a time (parents can help sort relevant pieces), so they are not overwhelmed by a large puzzle. Provides a good level of challenge for older children. Encourages conversations about the scientists being completed - a great way to make learning fun.
Completed puzzle measures 20 x 20 "
Recommended for children aged 8 years +Included scientists: Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall, Lene Hau, Isaac Newton, Vera Rubin, Jacques Cousteau, Rosalind Franklin, Carl Sagan, Mary Anning, George Washington Carver, Carolyn Porco, Louis Pasteur, Katherine Johnson, Edwin Hubble and Charles Darwin.
Boxed dimensions : 8 x 8 x 2 "
Completed puzzle: 20 x 20 "
Warning: not suitable for children under 3 years of age (due to small parts).
Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper. Printed with non toxic paints.
Why they'll love itThis puzzle provided 4 hours of entertainment for my 9 year old and 11 year old. An interesting puzzle is a great indoor pursuit that can encourage teamwork and good communication between siblings. This particular one was a healthy challenge - the simple illustrations and variety of colours used stopped this jigsaw from becoming arduous.
There is a wonderful sense of satisfaction in completing a jigsaw.
Puzzles are a great unplugged way of keeping curious minds and little fingers entertained.
Why you'll love itCan help build patience. Helps children develop their observational skills and appreciate slower activities.
This particular puzzle is great for familiarising children with important historical figures.
Great for problem solving, improving shape recognition and honing motor skills.
Sturdy storage box.
A gloriously slow pursuit. You really can't beat a puzzle.