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, green 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.
Nothing says chemistry like fizzing, bubbling, glowing flasks and this Extreme Secret Formula Lab kit provides all that and more. From SMARTLAB®, it includes (20) experiments that feature "mad lab" fun, including foam and harmless fumes. Includes (2) plastic flasks, a beaker and mixing bowl, small pipet, stand, funnel, 8g of glow-in-the-dark zinc sulphide powder and a 24-page instruction booklet. You add a few common household items and an assistant named Igor. For ages 8 and up.
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.
If they're 10 or older, and mad for science, get them this Chemistry Lab Kit from Edu-Science, with chemicals, equipment and a manual for over (80) experiments. Includes copper sulfate, sodium carbonate, calcium carbonate and hydroxide, copper foil, tartaric acid and methyl orange, litmus blue powder, litmus paper, filter paper, test tubes plus holder and rack, rubber tubing, corks, beaker, funnel, small alcohol lamp, stirring rod, scoop, brush, and goggles.
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.
UV light isn’t just for disco madness and seeing scary stuff in hotel rooms. This UV blacklight flashlight kit from TedcoToys® includes (9) activities for learning about blacklight science, UV light, luminescence, fluorescence and more, including “Sneaky Sleuth” activities. You get the light, highlighters, paper and glow-in-the-dark slime, but you add (3) “AAA” batteries.
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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