The kit contains all children need to grow different colours and types of crystal. The detailed instruction booklet contains 17 fascinating experiments and explains how crystals were formed when the gases the Earth is made from cooled, millions of years ago.
You need to supply:
Household equipment such as a pencil, jam jar, paper clip and similar items.
Additional chemicals such as plaster of Paris, epsom salts and similar materials.
What our testers said
“Look! It grew! Come and look at my tree!” – Girl aged 11
“I can’t wait to share this at show and tell at school.” – Girl aged 10
What our experts think
This Crystal Growing kit allows children to take the lead on conducting experiments with crystals, helping to develop their interest and understanding of scientific processes behind how crystals are formed. The instructions are easy to follow, meaning children can independently manage their experiments which is an ideal way to build their leadership skills and confidence in decision-making.
It was lovely to see the excitement and sense of achievement gained from watching the crystals grow, this demonstrates to children the importance of observation and logical process. The set includes instructions for a variety of experiments – it is worth noting that for some of them extra ingredients are required such as epsom salts and plaster of Paris, however several can be completed with what is provided in the box.
– Develops interest in scientific concepts and processes
– Builds confidence in decision making
– Encourages observation and understanding