My kids, especially the boys, have liked science and activity kits ever since I can remember. They enjoy the hands-on experience and the end results. Nature Pavilion, a company that sells nature and science gifts and toys, has products to suit curious children of all ages. I recently received a Quartz Mining Kit from Nature Pavilion for review and Logan was eager to dig into it.
The KidzLabs 4M Quartz Mining Kit has all the supplies needed to dig and excavate your own quartz.
Contents of the kit include:
1 plaster block with 3 natural quartz crystals (approximately 2-4cm long) embedded.
1 special digging tool
1 certificate of authenticity
1 metal wire for mounting
1 pouch bag
1 set of detailed instructions with fun facts
Logan first set out his work area on the kitchen table with newspaper laid down to keep messes at a minimum. With the digging tool, he chipped away at the plaster block and used the brush to clean the quartz once they were located. With the magnifier, he was able to get an up-close look at the natural minerals he discovered. After locating the quartz, Logan read the fun facts to learn more about them and placed the minerals in the pouch bag.
The Certificate of Authencity gives the name of the quartz, category, chemical formula, colour, solubility information, and more. It is also signed by an authority of the KidzLabs Mining Council, has a certificate number, and is dated.
Logan has former experience with excavation kits for kids and was just as happy with this one as the previous kits. One thing that he really liked about this one above the others is the Certificate of Authencity and the pouch to carry the quartz in.
Because the quartz mining kit has small parts, it is not recommended for small children. The quartz crystal also has some sharp points and edges so they should be handled carefully.
One person will win a KidzLabs 4M Quartz Mining Kit.
Leave a comment with a product from Nature Pavilion you'd like to have.
Leave a comment with another product from Nature Pavilion you'd like to have.
Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect.
Subscribe to my blog via email.
Have my button on your blog.
Blog about this giveaway or enter it in a giveaway linky, +2 entries.
"Like" Nature Pavilion on Facebook.
Follow Nature Pavilion on Twitter, naturepavilion.
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).
One extra entry per relevant comment for commenting on any NON-GIVEAWAY post. Comments must be made during the duration of this giveaway. Come back here and tell me where you commented.
Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA. Giveaway ends 10/26/11 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.
I received product for review from Nature Pavilion. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.