Science Experiment Kit - Crystals, Rocks & Minerals

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Learn about the chemistry of crystals and the geological science behind rock formation!
Learn about rocks and the minerals that form them with the Crystals, Rocks & Minerals Experiment Kit!
Dig deeper and discover the fascinating crystal structures of minerals.

Much more than just a crystal-growing kit, this experiment kit features more than 18 hands-on projects and investigations. Grow three chemically different types of crystals that exhibit not only different colors, but also different shapes.

Build three-dimensional geometric models of common crystal shapes, including octahedrons, tetrahedrons, and rhomboids. Mold your own crystal geode — a hollow rock with crystals growing inside! Learn how to test and identify minerals with your very own collection of real specimens (included).

Conduct tests to determine a mineral’s chemical and physical properties, such as color, luster, streak color, hardness, density, magnetism, and carbon, sulfur, or iron content. Investigate the geologic rock cycle, and learn how the three main categories of rock — igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic — are formed, altered, destroyed, and formed again.

A full-color, 32-page experiment manual is included. The kit includes the following genuine specimens: granite, limestone, basalt, marble, pumice, calcite, pyrite, quartz, hematite, bornite, fluorite, magnetite, and soapstone. Grow three types of crystals: alum (potassium aluminum sulfate), copper(II) sulfate, and potassium hexacyanoferrate(III). For ages 10 and older. National Geographic's net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research, and education programs.

Materials: Plastic, Metal, Wood, Rubber, Cardboard, Potassium Hexacyanoferrate (III), Citric Acid, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Aluminum, Gypsum, Food Coloring, Granite, Limestone, Basalt, Marble, Pumice, Calcite, Pyrite, Hematite, Quartz, Crystal, Bornite, Flourite, Magnetite, Soapstone.

Dimensions: 14.6" L x 3.1" W x 11.5" H - Packaged; 2.4 lbs
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