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This article was published on December 18, 2016

    GE’s wants you to do some science this festive season with Labracadabra

    GE’s wants you to do some science this festive season with Labracadabra
    Matthew Hughes
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    Matthew Hughes

    Former TNW Reporter

    Matthew Hughes is a journalist from Liverpool, England. His interests include security, startups, food, and storytelling. Follow him on Twi Matthew Hughes is a journalist from Liverpool, England. His interests include security, startups, food, and storytelling. Follow him on Twitter.

    Christmas is almost here. It’s a time of giving, family, enormous credit card bills, and turkey-induced food-poisoning. If you’re a parent, it’s also a time where you’ve got to deal with kids who are out of school, and therefore bored.

    If you’re looking for something to occupy your teen’s time, you could do worse than GE’s Labracadabra. These are a family of mind-expanding science sets which start at the allowance-friendly price of $29.99.

    At launch, there are six on offer, and they all demonstrate an important scientific concept, like exothermic reactions and sound waves. And yes. There’s also one that sees you create a ‘volcano’ using household items.

    Guiding you through each experiment is a special Labracadabra Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo. You can think of this as a science teacher in your front-room.

    You can order a Labracadabra from today. It’s clearly a far better option than watching endless repeats of Bad Santa.