|Manufacturer: Discover with Dr. Cool
Recommended Age: 6 - 14 years old
Retail Price: $29.95
On the Web: www.discoverwithdrcool.com
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Break Open Real Geodes and Find Crystal Treasure! The geodes in this kit are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted. Break open these real geodes to discover the incredible crystal formations hidden inside! The basic geode kit includes 6 premium geodes, safety goggles, a full-color information guide and booklet with 10 fun activities! Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon, and cracking them open is a thrill for all ages! Science doesn’t get any cooler than this!
Whoa…Mom and Dad look out…this is one of those toys that could very easily put your child on the path to that career as a scientist that you’ve been looking for! It isn’t that this is one of those super-duper experiment kits that are difficult to try and experiment with…the Break Open Real Geodes Kit is a real science project…that they can really do…all by themselves in most cases! It’s easy…and it’s fun…but you’ve been warned – you may end up with a scientist on your hands!
Durability was pretty heavily debated for this kit. On one hand, the kit does include a limited amount of geodes, and once they are all opened, that is it. On the other hand, unlike other science-style kits that leave you with a finished experiment and empty beakers, this kit leaves your kids with awesome geodes that they can keep, collect and admire forever. Pretty solid in our book!
Oh forget it! Kids get to crack these suckers open themselves! And then they get to keep them to display and treasure! Young kids go crazy for it…and older kids…well…they may not go crazy, but they will secretly love their geodes!
Functionality was very similarly debated like Durability. On one hand, the kids get to crack open the geodes and then they are done…but on the other hand they get to keep them and enjoy for years. A tough one to rate, but we were happy to offer 4 stars here!
Have your kids ever tried to convince you to purchase a geode at a museum? If yes, then you know just how attractive geodes are to kids, and just how expensive they are to parents! We know this kit is priced at just under $30…but we are cool giving all 5 stars for Cost Efficiency and here’s why: 1. kids get to crack the geodes open themselves so there is a strong learning factor and ownership here. 2. they get to keep the geodes forever. Add it up and compare the cost to museum geodes and you’ll see the discount immediately!
We’ve seen science style projects…but never have we seen any like this. Enough said!
Call us Science Nerds if you must…but right from the get go our team always gets excited with science style toys. Add in the real feel and function of this kit and it was easy to see the Break Open Real Geodes kit was going to score high. First off, super easy to use – there won’t be much convincing your kids to experiment – they’ll be asking you when they can start! And at the end of the day your kids come away with geodes of their very own to keep. We love this kit from Discover with Dr. Cool – and we’re pretty confident you and your kids will too!