Thames and Cosmos Crystal Growing Kit

£ 28.99

Curious Minds Did You Know? If you put a handful of salt into a glass of water, the water level will go down!

Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Mould fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form coloured crystals and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom coloured crystals. Display your crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. Mould your own geode — a hollow rock with crystals growing inside — and create a beautiful crystal cavern.

Experiment with four chemically different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulphate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals, and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Try growing crystals rapidly and slowly and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal and many small crystals on the surface of a rock. 

Measure how the crystallization of solids out of a solution, and the dissolution of crystals back into solution, affect the temperature of the solution. Learn about the energy of crystallization. Investigate solutions, crystallization, and the chemistry of crystal growing. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes. 

This kit is thoroughly tested and safe and includes a full-colour, 32-page experiment manual guides your experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science.

A brilliant gift set for a young, excited and inquisitive mind. Ideal for rainy days and a fantastic school holiday activity.  

Ideal for children aged 10+