Tuesday, December 13, 2016

This Year Put Science Under The Christmas Tree {With National Geographic From Discover With Dr. Cool}!

It's time for another post about putting Science under your Christmas tree! I went searching this year to find some amazing companies with some amazing products for all of my readers and boy did I find something great in Discover With Dr. Cool! Discover With Dr. Cool makes it easy for parents to find educational gifts for their kids by categorizing all of their products on their home page. So whether your son or daughter is into dinosaurs, space, earth science, chemistry, and more, you can find the perfect gift that targets their specific interest, making your last minute gift shopping a cinch! Discover With Dr. Cool just came out with a brand new line of kits and products from National Geographic, which were sent to me at no cost to facilitate this feature, and there's no doubt you'll find at least one of them you'll need to put under your tree this year!

National Geographic Quadcopter Drone (ARV $49.99)


  • Easy to use - With a kid-friendly design and an easy to use remote, our quad drone is great for novice pilots! Auto-orientation and 1-button controls allow you to take-off, land and perform 360-degree flips, while built-in speed settings offer maneuverability and control.
  • 30% Longer flights - Premium rechargeable LiPo battery helps drone flies up to 10 minutes on a single charge! Paired with a 6-axis stabilization system and an altitude hold function, you can glide, race and soar through the air while maintaining safe, stable flight.
  • Complete Kit - For no-hassle flights, each drone copter comes with everything you need! You'll receive a USB charging cable, landing gear and 4 propeller guards as well as 4 spare propeller blades. For added convenience, no FAA registration is required in USA.
  • Lightweight and expertly crafted air drone with advanced technology and a durable design help it resist damage on crash landings, while its 400-foot range provides safe control whether indoors or out.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee 


Christmas gifts don't get much cooler for all your gadget-loving kids than this Quadcopter Drone from Discover With Dr. Cool and National Geographic! In fact, this is one of those "toys" the grown-ups will probably have as much fun playing with as the kids. I know my husband sure can't wait to get it up in the air with our boys! There's so many features that make this drone perfect for those kids just getting into this type of technology!

  • Intelligent Control System - Automatically orients the drone in relation to the pilot for easy operation
  • 1-Button 360 degree flips - Performs tricks like a pro
  • Altitude Holding System - Maintains height for stable flight
  • 1-Button Take-Off & Landing - Fly with ease and land gently
  • 1-Button Return To Base - Returns drone to pilot
  • Extended Flight Time - Up to 10 minutes of action

Click HERE to order the National Geographic Quadcopter Drone from Amazon! 

National Geographic Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit (ARV $79.99)


  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED –Tumbling machine, 9 types of rough gemstones (0.5 lb), four polishing grits, jewelry fastenings, educational guide, & instructions
  • BUILT TO LAST - This high-quality metal tumbler has a powerful motor, noise reducing leak-proof barrel and comes backed by a 2-year warranty.
  • PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS – Easy to operate! Features an automatic shutoff timer so you can get bigger results and save energy
  • LEARN AND DISCOVER – Learn about all 9 of the gems included and then explore your own backyard for additional rocks to polish with your tumbler

I don't think my daughter is going to be able to gather up rocks fast enough to polish and smooth with her new rock tumbler. This rock tumbler makes geology even more fun, exciting, and rewarding when kids get to see the beauty found in the rocks they have just underneath their feet. My daughter was recently gifted a pretty substantial rock collection from one of my old high school history teachers. Many of the specimens are still in their original rough condition and I'm excited for her to be able to begin polishing and shining them up. Whether you have a child interested in geology, just starting their own rock collection, or even into making jewelry, the National Geographic Rock Tumbler has everything you need to start your child into an exciting and educational hobby!

  Click HERE to order your National Geographic Rock Tumbler Kit from Amazon! 

National Geographic Ultimate Dinosaur Play Sand (ARV $14.99)


  • FUN MEETS SCIENCE - This STEM science kit is loads of fun! Kids will learn about dinosaurs and fossils while playing in their sandbox!
  • A DINO SCIENCE SANDBOX – Set includes 6 dinosaur molds, 6 dinosaur action figures, sand tray, a dinosaur learning guide, and a genuine dinosaur poop fossil specimen
  • PREMIUM S.T.E.M. CONTENT - National Geographic's learning guide will teach children tons of cool dinosaur facts, the fun way!
  • GREAT GIFT TO SHARE - With so many figures, molds, and sand, this is the perfect toy to use with a friend or two!
  • RESPECTED QUALITY - Providing children with the best educational toys, this kit comes with National Geographic's 100% satisfaction guarantee!


 Any Play-doh loving fans in your house? My 4-year-old son Levi just can't get enough of it! He also is never too good about keeping it from drying out. I think my favorite feature about the Ultimate Dino Sand is that's one worry, I wont' have! Also fantastic is that it comes with it's own "sand box" to keep everything contained! Discover and learn about Dinosaurs in your very own guide as you bury and dig for "fossils".  And yes, this kit really and truly does come with it's own specimen of real, genuine fossilized dinosaur poop! Dinosaur discovery doesn't get much more exciting than that!

  Click HERE to order National Geographic Ultimate Dino Sand from Amazon!

National Geographic Dual Microscope Science Lab (ARV $64.99)


  • THE ULTIMATE DUAL MICROSCOPE! – This high-quality stereo microscope does the job of two instruments, allowing you to view both slides and 3D objects - like the geode included
  • OPTICAL GLASS & TWO LIGHTS! – 20X and 50X magnification and ultra-bright lights illuminate your object from above or below so you’ll see everything in incredible detail
  • TONS OF EXTRAS – Includes 10 prepared slides, 10 blank slides, 23-slide storage container, tweezers, eye dropper, learning guide, dust cover, mini geode, and instructions
  • BRINE SHRIMP EXPERIMENT – Watch them hatch, molt, and grow! Includes brine shrimp eggs, hatchery station, petri dish, and experiments

This is probably one of the gifts I'm most excited to give this year! Talk about hours and hours of endless discovery! This microscope doesn't just come by itself, it comes complete with a ton of bonus extras including a start to finish science Brine Shrimp Experiment where your child can literally hatch, mold, and grow their own brine shrimp eggs and see the various stages through their microscope. Along with 10 prepared slides for your child to view, this kit also comes with 10 blank slides so your child can learn and discover the microscopic world around her. Check out a winter snowflake, look at a brand new blade of grass in the spring, get up close and personal with rocks, geodes, crystals, and more! Put the National Geographic Dual Microscope Science Lab under your Christmas tree this year and awaken the Scientist in your own child! It may be the start to a life long passion and profession!

  Click HERE to order the National Geographic Dual Microscope Science Lab from Amazon!

Discover With Doctor Cool


 Discover With Dr. Cool more than lives up to their name with product after quality product that leaves makes learning not only fun, it makes it purely awesome! Aside from their new National Geographic Kits listed above, Discover With Doctor Cool leaves no Science itch unscratched with their huge selection of kits and products! This Christmas, unleash the inner Scientist in your own child and show them that learning and education doesn't have to be boring, it can be totally cool!

  Click HERE to visit the Discover With Doctor Cool Website!

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TWO lucky readers will each win a National Geographic Quadcopter Drone, and an Ultimate Dinosaur Sand Kit! The giveaway will end December 27th at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US and must be 18 years or older to enter. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.

Disclosure: I was sent the item listed above at no cost to facilitate this review. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Discover With Doctor Cool and not Our Southern Style, or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.


  1. I love the break open your own Geodes set!! So fun!! Like natures surprise eggs ;)

  2. I would love to have the Pro Series Refractor Telescope!! My daughter wants a telescope and it would be an amazing addition to homeschooling!

  3. My granddaughters would like the Mega shark teeth kit.

  4. I also like the Open 1 Gigantic Geode.

  5. I would love to put the mine for gems dig kit under my tree for my 3 y.o. son!

  6. I was always fascinated with crystals as a kid, so I would like the Crystal Growing Kit (Purple) just so I could play with it!

  7. I think the T Rex puzzle dig kit would be fun to have.

  8. I definitely would have loved to get one of their Geodes Kits for my children! I still might have to, this would be a fantastic and super fun learning activity! :)