Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab
- Includes full size poster
- Classification cards
- 2 double sided mini-posters
- Ages 5 to 10
- This fun working laboratory set lets kids create a colorful bubbling creature reaction! Inside mysterious reactor pods, beaker creatures are hiding and ready to be revealed. Mini-scientists place the reactor pods inside the scientific center chamber and send water through tubes via two hydroplungers that fill the chamber, triggering an amazing reaction. When the reaction has finished, the beaker creatures can be extracted and classifying can begin! This fun set is a great introduction to the process of scientific experimentation.
In the early 20th century, it was common for children, some as young as four, to work in America’s factories, mines, fields, canneries, and tenement sweatshops. In 1910, children under the age of 15 made up 18.4 percent of the nation’s workforce. Outraged reformers began a campaign to end child labor in the United States. By 1915, several states had passed child labor laws. Congress twice enacted legislation that the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional. A constitutional amendment restricting child labor passed Congress in 1924, but the necessary number of states failed to approve the amendment. In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed, prohibiting most children under age 16 from working in industry. Agricultural and domestic labor were excluded.
More information about child labor can be found within records of rights, a National Archives permanent exhibit, following the history of the ongoing struggle of Americans to define, attain, and protect their rights.