It's Colorful. It's Magic. That's what the package says about this 3-1/2" tall specimen, and that's more than you can say about those big, clunky un-magical trees. Just slide two parts together, stand them up in the little tray with the magical water in it, and watch your tiny tree begin to bloom with an array of multicolor crystals after an hour. Reaches full magical bloom in 12 hours. Just the thing to watch on those days when the cable goes out.
Geology for those with short attention spans? The original Magic Rocks®, of course! Mix the solution in a jar of water, drop in the pebbles, and watch them grow into a forest of multi-color stalagmites. Growth starts in 10 minutes, is impressive in 30 minutes, and complete (up to 4" tall) in 2 hours. Extra credit if you can make it grow stalactites by gluing the pebbles to the bottom of a jar, then pouring the solution in and turning it upside down. Who knows? Maybe it will work. Comes with a set of marine decals to decorate the jar. Definitely not for use with living fish. For ages 10 and up.
Making stuff crystal clear is boring. Grow your own red, blue or purple crystals with these amazing Magical Crystal growing kits. You get approx 4 oz of mono-ammonium crystal, a 2-3/8" dia concave base, some appropriate food coloring flakes, a 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" dia clear plastic container, mixing stick and instructions.
Our micro rocket packs a lot of fun into a small package, much like hockey's original Pocket Rocket, Henri Richard, the 5' 7" brother of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. Unlike Henri, this rocket's powered by baking soda and vinegar (not included), and actually flies quite high. Bullet-shaped, it's just 2-3/8" tall x 13/16" dia and sits on a launch base 2-3/4" tall x 3/4" ID. For rocket scientists over 5 years of age.
Including bubbles as big as your grandmother. You get 2 oz of fluid; (4) straws; a mouthpiece; cubical, pyramid, star and round frames, 108" of yarn (for the bubbe-sized bubble); a tray and instructions for (11) kinds of bubble activities.
Good news for people who chew! We now can offer you the choice of creating your own chewing gum or chewy gummies, because we live in artisanal times, and store-bought chewy stuff is just too 20th century for words. You pick: the Chewing Gum Kit or Gummies Kit from Glee Gum of Providence, RI. Chewing Gum Kit includes chicle gum base plus sweeteners, cherry and grape flavors, instructions and a mixing tray. You’ll get enough to make (50) pieces of gum. The Gummies Kit has molding starch, cherry sugar, sour powder and powdered seaweed, the artisanal alternative to gelatin in the gummy game. The moulding starch lets you make your own gummy shapes at home.
Pin the Tail on the Lab Monitor? No, just the Crazy Chemistry Party party kit from Science Whiz™. Includes captive CO2 explosions, candle-making, the bulging penny, upside-down water trick and sink-or-float balloon demo. You add a few common household items and you’ve got educational fun for up to (5) kids ages 5-10. (More fun than a crazy paleontology party, and you don’t have to wait four million years.)
Called Super Chem 120 because it has 120 chemical activities inside, and they’re super. Includes (36) assorted pieces of equipment and a 71-page book to teach anyone over the age of 10 how to do those activities, ranging from understanding surface tension to making perfumes from flower petals. From Tree of Knowledge®, which is a good thing if you’re not in an edenic garden.
Nice intro to chemistry kit from Thames & Kosmos has the equipment and instructions to run chemical tests on common household items including salt, flour, rice, sugar, baking powder, laundry detergent, coffee, borax, pepper, lemonade mix and more. Includes measuring spoons, test tubes, pipette, hydrion paper, flash cards and safety goggles. Includes detailed instructions for several experiments.
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