World Alive’s Aqua Dragons is an educational science kit that contains live aquatic pets that kids can bring to life and watch grow. Following great early success, the creators are excited to embark on an out-of-this-world experience and fly 13.8 million Aqua Dragons eggs on an unmanned flight into the outermost stratospheres of the planet. World Alive is looking to raise $50,000 to support its space mission, and their campaign is now available on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2lavHad).
“I have been in love with these crustaceous aquatic pets since I first received one 14 years ago, and I know that sending the Aqua Dragons into Space will make these little critters all the more interesting,” says Amy Holden, founder, product innovator and developer of Aqua Dragons. “My hope is that children and their parents will be as fascinated with the Aqua Dragons in Space and as excited as I am about collaborating in creating the world’s first out-of-this-world pets.”
Aqua Dragons are a unique kind of crustacean called Artemia, that have a biological process called Diapause that allows them to hibernate, hatching once in contact with water. Five years ago, Holden and her partners launched a successful range of hatch-and-grow Aqua Dragons kits with the goal of providing curious-minded people and animal lovers everywhere with their own unique pets. Hatching and growing Aqua Dragons helps children learn important values like caring for a living creature and being responsible as it pertains to feeding, as well as how to treat live animals with respect instead of as a science experiment. Kids will also learn about science, anatomy, biology, marine biology and even history and geography through playtime with their Aqua Dragons.
Watch the full space travel mission on YouTube to see where Aqua Dragons have explored. Children can also download the Aqua Dragons app, available for free on iOS or Android devices, to learn fun facts and play educational games.
Check out the full collection of Aqua Dragons in Space as follows:
Live Astro Pets Deluxe (6002), Ages 6+, $24.95
Want everything needed to keep Aqua Dragons in Space happy, healthy and clean? The new Deluxe set has it all! The Live Astro Pets Deluxe set comes with all the essentials needed to grow a new community of sea creatures that have traveled to space. The Aqua Dragons will have a new home in their planet-shaped tank. The new Deluxe set tank has a fun LED light-up base and glows in the dark. The set also features a strip thermometer to monitor the temperature of the water and a bubbler that helps oxygenate the tank keeping a perfect ecosystem. The Deluxe set will provide everything needed to keep the little space travelers comfortable in their new cozy home.
Live Astro Pets (6001), Ages 6+, $14.95
After just 48 hours of the eggs entering the water, Aqua Dragons will start to grow and become every family’s new pet. The Live Astro Pets set comes with a planet-shaped tank with craters and the tank features a base that glows in the dark. Everything you need to know about the new family pet can be found in the included space manual, and extra online content in the app or www.aquadragons.net website. Once the eggs are in the tank, the aquatic creatures will hatch from their hibernated egg state to grow, swim, eat, and more. The new Aqua Dragons set will encourage every child to learn more about caring for a living being, life cycles and space.
Live Astro Pets Refills (6003), Ages 6+, $7.50
Need more food or want to add more pets to the family? Aqua Dragons in Space also comes in a refill set. The refill set includes a glow in the dark spoon, space eggs, spaced food, the Authenticity Certificate and a space manual. Wait a few days and a new family of space explorers will fill the tank!
For more information about Aqua Dragons, visit aquadragons.net!