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Thames & Kosmos Crystals Rocks and Minerals Earth Science Experiment Kit

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Thames & Kosmos National Geographic Crystals, Rocks & Minerals Kit

Your little geologist can learn about the crystal structures of the minerals that form rocks with the Thames & Kosmos National Geographic Crystals, Rocks & Minerals Kit. Your child can dive into 18 hands-on projects, including creating 3-D geometric models of common rock shapes, to discover the chemistry of crystals and rock formations. He or she can mold a crystal geode to discover crystals growing inside the hollow rock. Real mineral specimens are included in the kit to help your child learn how to identify the three main categories of rock - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic - as well as test for color, streak color, hardness, density, magnetic properties, iron content and more. The 32-page experiment manual guides your little scientist through every step.

Product Highlights

  • Test rocks for their chemical and physical properties, such as color, luster, streak color, hardness, density, magnetic properties and iron, carbon and sulfur content
  • Included specimens of the three main types of rock teach your child to identify igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock
  • Allows young scientists to investigate the geologic rock cycle of how rocks are formed, altered and destroyed
  • 18 hands-on experiments
  • Create a geode - a hollow rock with a crystal growing inside
  • Builds 3-D geometric models of common crystal shapes, such as octahedrons, tetrahedrons and rhomboids
  • Grow three chemically different crystals
  • 32-page manual guides your little one through each process

What's Included

  • Thames & Kosmos National Geographic Crystals, Rocks & Minerals Kit
  • Owner's manual
Investigate and discover
Your little scientist can learn how to test rocks for their chemical and physical properties, such as color, luster and iron, carbon and sulfur content. The specimens included teach him or her to identify the three main types of rock and demonstrate the geologic rock cycle.
Test a theory
The 32-page manual will guide your budding geologist through 18 hands-on experiments that include creating a geode, building 3-D geometric models, growing three chemically different crystals and more.

Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons.

Learn about rocks and the minerals that form them. Dig deeper and discover the fascinating crystal structures of these minerals. Much more than just a crystal-growing kit, this experiment kit teaches you the chemistry of crystals and the geological science behind rock formation with more than 18 hands-on projects and investigations. Grow three chemically different types of crystals that exhibit not only different colors, but also different shapes. Build three-dimensional geometric models of common crystal shapes, including octahedron, tetrahedrons and rhomboids. Mold your own crystal geode-a hollow rock with crystals growing inside! Learn how to test and identify minerals with your very own collection of real specimens (included). Conduct tests to determine a mineral's chemical and physical properties, such as color, luster, streak color, hardness, density, magnetism, and carbon, sulfur or iron content. Investigate the geologic rock cycle and learn how the three main categories of rock-igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic-are formed, altered, destroyed and formed again. A full-color, 32-page experiment manual is included. The kit includes the following genuine specimens: granite, limestone, basalt, marble, pumice, calcite, pyrite, quartz, hematite, bornite, fluorite, magnetite and soapstone. Grow three types of crystals: alum (potassium aluminum sulfate), copper(II) sulfate, and potassium hexacyanoferrate(III). Recipient of the Parents' Choice Recommended Award.

The Thames & Kosmos Crystals Rocks and Minerals Earth Science Experiment Kit Features:
  • 32-page, full-color manual

  • 32 pieces

  • 18 experiments

  • Learn all about geology, mineralogy and crystal growing in this earth science experiment kit.


Founded in 2001, Thames & Kosmos strives to improve informal science education by publishing high-quality science and technology related educational products for kids of all ages.

Features

  • Learn all about geology, mineralogy and crystal growing in this earth science experiment kit.

Additional Info

944000

EAC4BECB

814743010079

642112

2.8 pounds

14.7 x 11.5 x 3.2

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More complicated then the description indicated

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Comments about Thames & Kosmos Crystals Rocks and Minerals Earth Science Experiment Kit:

The instructions are a lot more complicated then the original description leads you to believe. Make sure you're ready to highly supervise your child. Some of the chemicals must go to a hazardous disposal center. You have to buy supplies to complete the experiments. If you know all this up front then no surprises and you'll love it. You will need to wear safety goggles, gloves and a mask.

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