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Started in 1999 by Esther Novis, a mother of five and a Harvard graduate with degrees in biology, The Young Scientists Club began as a summer science camp for her 5-year-old son. Friends from other parts of the country told Novis they felt cheated that their kids couldn’t go, so she packaged the experiments and sent them off. The idea for a science subscription service was born! Encouraged by the overwhelming response and approval by parents, educators and peers to her teaching style and philosophy, the summer science camps evolved into The Young Scientists Club. Novis uses the feedback and experiences that she has with the children in her summer camps to create all of The Young Scientists Club’s products. In early 2007, The Young Scientists Club introduced the The Magic School Bus Series science kits. The inventive series won multiple awards for the seven kits under this series, including recognition in 2009 from Creative Child Awards, Parents' Choice Foundation, National Parenting Center and a Museum Store Association Buyer's Choice award. The mission of The Young Scientists Club is simple - to offer children quality, science-related products that will fascinate them with the wonders of scientific discovery and spark their interest in future scientific endeavors. All products are designed by a team of Harveard graduates, scientists, educators, and parents with one purpose in mind: to combine fun and fascination with quality and learning in each and every product.