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Children and parents delight in growing their own colored crystals with the Smithsonian Crystal Growing Kit. The kit also provides a great opportunity for children to learn about rock and mineral formation, while growing their own crystals and geodes. The kit includes safety equipment, crystal growing chemicals, dye, stones, a tray for growing and a magnifying glass for observing the crystal formation. Children should not grow crystals without adult supervision, as the chemicals used can cause injury. Put on your enclosed safety goggles to protect your eyes from chemical fumes. Ready your lab area by covering all the surrounding surfaces with a layer of newspaper.
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In stock: Usually ships within hours. Your order will ship on or around the release date. Grow three chemically different types of crystals that exhibit not only different colors, but also different crystal shapes. Build three-dimensional geometric models of common crystals shapes including octahedrons, 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 specimen included in the kit. Conduct tests to determine a mineral's chemical and physical properties such as color, luster, streak color, hardness, density, magnetic properties, and carbon, sulfur, or iron content.
Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Experiment with four chemically different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals, and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom colored crystals. Display your crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. Mold your own geode — a hollow rock with crystals growing inside — and create a beautiful crystal cavern inside.