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Thames and Kosmos - Crystal Growing Glow-in-the-Dark

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Grow dozens of beautiful crystals, including crystals that glow in the dark, with this fun chemistry kit by Thames and Kosmos. You'll learn about the structure and geometry of crystals, and even get an ultraviolet light to view your crystals. 

  • $75.00
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This kit will take you through various experiments and show you how to grow your very own sparkling crystals. You will also get to create your own glowing crystals and crystals that react to UV light. Mould fun plaster shapes, including moons, stars, butterflies, neon signs, mushrooms, frogs and gemstones, and then grow layers of crystals on them. 

With 12 included experiments, you will learn all about the chemistry of crystals. You will get to experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow a giant crystal and lots of crystals on the surface of a rock. You will measure how the crystalisation of solids out of a solution, and the dissolution of crystals back into a solution, affect the temperature of a solution, and much more. 

What's in the box:

  • Plastic geode mould and basin
  • Plastic mould for shapes
  • Plaster bag
  • Potassium aluminium sulphate
  • UV-reactive yellow dye
  • UV-reactive pink dye
  • Glow-in-the-dark alum mixture
  • Lid remover for safety caps
  • Pipette
  • 3 x Wooden spatulas
  • Packet of 5 dye tablets
  • UV light
  • Tweezers
  • 2 x Large measuring cups
  • 2 x Lids for large measuring cups
  • 3 x Small measuring cups
  • 3 x Lids for small measuring cups
  • Treasure chest
  • 32 Page manual

For some experiments you will need a few household items that are not included in the kit. These are: small Phillips-head screwdriver, one AAA battery, distilled water, adhesive labels, pencil, transparent tape, paper towel, facial tissues, pot holders, cooking pot, stove or electric kettle, at least six empty glass jars with lids, string, scissors, newspaper, empty yoghurt container, small rock and cardboard. 

Recommended for ages ten and over. Not suitable for ages three and under.

Packaging dimensions: 420 x 290 x 75mm

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