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Science toys are hugely popular at the moment. I am not particularly ‘sciency’ but my eight-year-old daughter loves experimenting and making concoctions! When she saw this Ultimate Science Kit come into stock, she knew she wanted one, so she asked her uncle to buy it for her birthday, which he willingly obliged.
To be honest, I didn’t really know what a Geode was, so I had to look it up and I discovered they are ‘hollow rocks with sparkly crystals inside’.
This science kit isn’t expensive (it costs €12.99) and in my opinion, you get what you pay for when it comes to this kit. I found the instructions very hard to follow and I ended up having to check out some YouTube videos to get some idea of what exactly we were to do. This kit is marketed for children aged 8+ but I would say that children under 12 years old would need a good bit of help with it. On the positive side, my daughter LOVED making it and adores the end result, which looks just like the picture on the box, only it’s not purple, it’s pink.
In case, you are reading this because you are struggling with the instructions, I’ll save you visiting YouTube and I’ll tell you what we did.
Apart from the instructions being confusing, the kit had everything that was needed in it and my daughter loves the fact that she now has a pair of science safety goggles, which appear to be good quality.
She really enjoyed watching her crystals grow through our glass jar. If you want your plaster to be as indisturbed as possible for 12 hours, I’d recommend doing it in a clear jar, so your children can watch what is changing, without having to lift the plaster in and out multiple times. We only had the patience to wait 12 hours – I wonder if much more would have grown if it had been left in the solution for longer.
All in all, we succeeded in making our very own geode. If you wish to buy a kit for yourself, click here.I hope yours turns out as good as ours!!