Sunday, January 24, 2010

Space Age Crystal Growing Kit

In addition to being a bookworm, I was just nerdy enough as a kid to like little science kits, rock tumbling machines, and so on. I even found a small fossil of a shell in the field behind our house once, although sadly I have since lost it.

In any case, along the lines of the "science can be fun" concept, here is a stocking stuffer that kids will enjoy: "space age" crystal growing kits from Edmund Scientifics. There is a citrine kit and a rose quartz kit. For the citrine kit, you supply a plastic container, a flat rock, and the water, and the kit contains the instructions and the pre-mixed chemical solution that will result in the growing crystal. The kits are recommended for children aged 12 and up. At $4.95, it's an affordable and unusual stocking stuffer that is educational but still fun.

What: Space Age Crystal Growing Kit
Where: Edmund Scientifics website
How much (as of today's post): $4.95 (plus shipping)

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