Bathtime Fun For Geeky Kids Of All Ages

My mom always like to say, "Science is all around us", and that is especially true in the bath. Fluid dynamics, flotation, displacement, flow velocity, and other impressive-sounding terms!

Rachel Zurer recently did a fun Science In The Bath feature for Wired's GeekDad. Her suggestions require only food coloring, spoons, and tin foil, but if you want to go a step geekier, here are some bizarre and beautiful bathtime goods:

  • Listen to this- "The Famous Sega Toys' Planetarium is also available in a Bathroom Version." I had no idea there was a famous Sega Planetarium, but I'm so glad there's a bathroom version. Available from GeekStuff4U, it floats, is waterproof, and has three modes: Planetarium, Rose Petal, and Deep Sea. I tried to find a photo of it in action, but every single one featured a lady taking a bath in a towel.
  • ThinkGeek carries Squishy Baff H2Goo (none of those are typos), which looks awesomely weird. The baff goo comes in a bunch of colors, and the magic dissolver powder washes it neatly down the drain.
  • The Drop LED Bath Light from Japan Trend Shop is a waterproof teardrop that lights up when it touches water, and proceeds to cycle through a glowing spectrum of colors. Many sites are promoting it as "romantic", but what little kid wouldn't love a rainbow bath?
  • Okay, this GeekKryptonite Soap from Bubblelanesoap doesn't really do anything- except look awesome.
  • These Ashland Submersible LEDs from Michaels don't look too exciting, but Play At Home Mom says they are incredibly fun for bathtime.

The last product I wanted to tell you about is Glow-In-The-Dark Bubble Bath, but all the bottles of it I found have things like "Sexy" and "Lovin'" on the label. I'm not entirely convinced that a glow-in-the-dark bubble bath is sexy, but I'm sure kids would love it. There are a bunch of different kinds available on Amazon and they'd all be easy to decant into a non-sexy bottle.

(All images as credited above.)

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