As mentioned in a previous post, we had received two sets from Wild Science to review. One was the Kaleidoscope Studio and the other one was the Crystal Growing Studio.
Jadyn was very excited at the thought of being able to grow her own crystal and couldn’t wait to get started.
The instructions, as others from Wild Science, were extremely easy to follow. We had to be careful though when using the Monoammonium Phosphate as mentioned in the instructions.
As in a Science experiment, you need to be aware of the chemicals that you are using and children definitely need supervision and help of an adult.
The set contains –
- Monoammonium Phosphate
- Stirring Sticks
- Yellow Colour Granule
- Fishing line
- Decorate Paper
- Crystal Ball Mould
- Deep Dish with lid
- Plastic tea spoon
- Display box
- Colour Instruction Manual
You do need to have 2 old cups/mugs to use. I used a plastic container for the mixing and then a mug for the other bit where the hot water was used.
Jadyn was excited to see the crystal forming and we are leaving it to grow some more before putting it into the given holder.
I think this is a really interesting kit for a slightly older child to try out. The targeted age is 8+ years and I feel this would be the correct age as a younger child may not be able to handle the liquid or the chemicals.
I shall be updating this post with a picture of the crystal so do be sure to come back and visit.
I think this is an excellent set for children interested in Science as they can perform this experiment at home. I tool the opportunity to explain that chemicals react differently. Jadyn then took to the computer to check up how crystals are formed so that was great as it achieved what the set is meant to do – get children interested in Science.
Priced at £12.99, I think this is a great gift for any little boy and girl who is interested in Science and even those who are not as I am sure that they will get interested once they create their own crystal.
Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.