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National Geographic Ultimate Rock, Mineral & Fossil Kit


The National Geographic ultimate Gemstone and Fossil Dig Kit is a kit in which an excavation tool is utilized to locate and learn about various gemstones and fossils.

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Age: 8+ years

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The National Geographic Ultimate Rock, Mineral and Fossil Kit is an incredible collection of natural wonders from all over the world.
Specimens include: Fossils from prehistoric sea life like Clams, Ammonites, Brachiopods, and Gastropods; Polished gemstones & minerals like Red Jasper, Desert Rose, Blue Quartz, Red Quartz, Pumice, Snowflake Obsidian, and Aventurine; 3 genuine geodes, one broken and ready for display, 2 unbroken specimens for you to crack open yourself!; A full-color learning guide.
Keep all your samples safe in the closable storage bag and showcase your favourite specimens in the included display box. his kit is fantastic for girls and boys wanting to start a rock collection or expand on an existing collection.

What our testers said

“This looks like a snail, let me confirm.” – Girl aged 9

“Mom! I found all of the gems and fossils. I think we’re rich!” – Boy aged 8

What our experts think

Go on your very own excavation dig without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home with the National Geographic Mega Gemstone and Fossil Dig Kit. Our testers were ready to “dig in” right away, and they enjoyed discovering hidden “treasures”. It was fantastic to see all of the social interactions and teamwork while working in pairs or small groups to locate and excavate their findings. This extensive, hands on, kit was easy to use while also providing elements of problem solving and tool use. Children were motivated to repeatedly go back
until they had found every fossil and gemstone. With each new “find” their excitement grows, as does their determination to complete their “dig”. This activity kit is excellent for a family project, school project, and leisure. This mega gemstone and fossil dig kit fosters fine motor skills and executive functioning skills. Additional learning opportunities are encouraged with facts about each fossil/gem provided within a colourful fun-to-read booklet.

Skills developed

– Supports fine motor skill development

– Helps executive functioning

– Encourages language-vocabulary