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Enhance your Homeschool Science with an Eitech Space Shuttle

Eitech Space Shuttle #homeschool

This is our second week of homeschool and Buddy’s first section in Science is the solar system. What better to imagine going to space to see the stars than to pretend you are flying on a space shuttle. (Too bad our children can’t ever go on a shuttle to space.) I was given the chance to review this Space Shuttle from Eitech and I thought it would be a great way to enhance our homeschool experience.

Prep the Eitech Space Shuttle

I really enjoyed having a project that just Buddy and I would work on together. It was a little overwhelming knowing that there were over 1400 pieces included in this kit. I was even more overwhelmed when I had to sort through hundreds of nuts and bolts to get all the sizes together. You can see from the picture above that there wasn’t a big difference between two of the screws.

Building the shuttle

The website says perfect for ages 8 and up and the box says for ages 10 and up. Buddy is 9.5 and there’s no way he could do it by himself. There are a few pieces of metal that need to be bent by hand and there’s some tricky situations where it’s hard to get the nuts on the bolts. There’s an example of that in the picture above. Overall I think it took us about 10 hours total to get the whole space shuttle together.

Very tall shuttle

You can see that this space shuttle is very tall. It comes up to Little Man’s belly button! I want to find a way to mount the shuttle on the boys’ wall since it’s too tall to sit on any of their shelves.

Big Space Shuttle

Buddy can’t get over how heavy the shuttle is. The shuttle is made out of steel, so it’s going to be heavy! 🙂

Satellite on board the space shuttle

I think it’s really cool that it has a satellite on board and that the bay doors open on the shuttle so you can pull it out. There are a few different options for making the shuttle. You can make it without the fuel tank and boosters and just place it on a stand that you can build. You can also make a stand for it with the fuel tank and boosters, but somehow we were missing two pieces for the stand when it was all said and done. I’m not sure if they were not in the box originally, if they somehow got used for something else, or if the kids somehow lost them. Seeing that it’s too tall to stand up anywhere, the stand won’t do us any good anyway.

Blast off with Eitech

Making this shuttle with Buddy reminded me of when I was growing up and used to make models with my parents. I always loved getting a new model kit to put together. I think I want to start getting the kids more models to put together. I’d like to get something a lot easier next time for the younger kids to help out with.

You can find the Eitech Space Shuttle on Amazon in order to supplement your homeschooling experience or just have a fun project to do with your kids (or by yourself.)

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Paula Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.

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Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.

Comments

  1. This is so cool. We homeschool and I am going to have to get this for my boys!
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  2. Holy WOW that’s an awesome space shuttle. We don’t homeschool anymore, but I’m still going to get this for my son. He will LOVE it! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That looks awesome. I don’t homeschool, but my boys would still learn an awesome lesson from that!!

  4. Wow that is huge! From the first photo it looked much smaller than it is.
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  5. Wow, it’s huge, and I love it! You guys did an awesome job on it.

  6. Oh wow that is one amazing rocket! What a fantastic job, it is so big as well! x
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  7. I am totally buying son one of these he would love it. He loves space and engineering.
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  8. What a great Homeschool Project. You guys did a super job on it too. I was checking their site out for Gifts for our Grandkids.
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  9. WOW you must have a lot of patience and determination. That kit looks too much for me! We used to put together mini ‘rockets’ together when my boys were young but nothing this awesome.

  10. That is so cool! My son would have loved that when he was younger.
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  11. That is so neat! My son would have loved this when he was going through his outer space phase.

  12. Jennifer Williams says:

    We are homeschooling this year but are not at that level yet. I would not mind having something like this when my son is older though. Such a great way to teach about space as well as using tools and patience.

  13. That Rocket is amazing. Those sets are super educational. My kid loved that stuff when he was little. Who am I kidding he still does!

  14. That is pretty neat! I had never heard of them before. I bet my kids would enjoy that.

  15. That is totally cool looking. I’m floored by how long it took, but I guess that makes you appreciate it all the more when it’s done.
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  16. Ashley Gill says:

    Holy Moly the put together! My husband would have so much fun building this, but my children are a little young still. Keeping it in mind for later years!
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  17. Amanda McMahon says:

    Wow that is a lot of parts. But you all finished so all is good!

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