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Grow Colossal Crystals Kit

Grow Colossal Crystals Kit

Spring 2014 Toys
Ages: 9 & Up
Manufacturer: Poof-Slinky, Inc.
Price: $23.99
Review:

The Grow Colossal Crystals kit teaches children to make their own large, red and clear crystals using the scientific method and a few simple ingredients. The kit includes clear monoammonium phosphate, red monoammonium phosphate, one piece of thread, two stir sticks, one small cup, two large cups, a measuring beaker, and a "science guide." The kits has enough materials to create nearly a pound of crystals.

Although there are many crystal-growing kits available, our reviewers remarked on the variety of crystals that can be made as well as the well-written, age-appropriate "Science Guide." The guide includes instructions for creating crystals as well as explanations of solids and solutions, several "How Does It Work" sections, and suggestions for additional crystal-growing projects.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.


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