Project Mc2 McKeyla's Lava Light Experiment #BSW16

Monday, 14 March 2016


'Smart is the new cool with Project Mc2'. With British Science Week being celebrated 11th- 20th March, we were approached to work on an exciting review of a great new fashion doll with a scientific twist. The dolls were released alongside the Netflix Original series, Project Mc2 which features four main characters- each with a different personality, interests and sense of style. McKeyla McAllister (MC2), Adrienne Attoms (A2), Bryden Bandweth (B2) and Camryn Coyle (C2). The four girls attend Maywood Glenn Academy but are also part of a secret seriously cool organisation NOV8 (pronounced 'Innovate'). Even their friendship makes mathematical sense- based on the Pythagorean theorem that that A2 + B2 = C2.



We were sent McKeyla's Lava Light, which consists of a McKeyla doll, bag, beaker shaped comb, top secret tablet and a lava light experiment to try at home. You do need to supply a few items yourself for the experiment; water, vegetable oil, food colouring (any colour) and an effervescent tablet (easily found in the vitamin aisle in the supermarket). We actually thought the best way to show you how we did the experiment would be by filming ourselves while we did it so you can see how we got on in the video below:


The McKeyla doll herself is beautifully made. She has individual eyelashes and her hair is great quality. Gracie immediately decided she loved the way she dressed. She isn't wearing your typical dress and heels combo, instead wearing dungaree shorts, a tshirt with an owl wearing glasses, a denim/leather jacket, knee length socks and Dr Martens-esque boots. Totally the kind of outfit Gracie would usually pull out of her wardrobe as her first choice of outfit. 



The lava light experiment went down a treat and can easily be emptied and remade over and over again using different colours. It was so much fun and Gracie, already at just 5 has a love for science and experimenting, so she thinks it is the coolest doll she has ever seen. 

I absolutely love the concept of getting young girls interested in science. I was always a lover of science at school, especially the practical side. We haven't seen the Project Mc2 show yet on Netflix but we have been tempted to sign up soon anyway so we will definitely pop it on our watch list to watch when we get some quality girly time.

*We received the item featured free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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9 comments

  1. My goodness, what a great idea. A beautiful doll which encourages talent and learning. Fantastic!

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  2. This is a great idea. My kids love doing science experiments

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  3. What a fantastic idea! Children love doing experiments and because it's fun they don't even know they are learning! I love these dolls.

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  4. This is a great idea for getting girls involved in science, something to think about for my niece x

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  5. It is inspiring to see smart being promoted as being cool.

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  6. My daughter is really into science at the moment and I think she would love this to get her further interested.

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  7. This is a really good idea. A way to make learning fun!

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  8. Wow that is such a good idea! My son would love making the lava lamp in different colours

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  9. I think this is a really good idea and admittedly it is the lava lamp which won me over!

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