The Gemstone Dig Kit from Dr. Cool appeals to the natural treasure hunting abilities of children. It includes three genuine gemstone specimens; a quartz crystal, an amethyst, and a tigerís eye. Each gemstone is a great size for display and can also be the first part of creating a stunning rock collection. What really sets this dig kit apart from others is the uniquely shaped digging brick in which the beautiful stones are hidden. Instead of having children dig through the standard square block of sand, this geology kit has its treasures hidden within a block shaped like a giant gemstone.
Everybody loves pretty, shiny things, and kids love digging and breaking things apart, so all children are sure to enjoy using the tools to dig through the gemstone digging brick. As they enjoy the precise (and messy) work required to discover and clean off each stone, kids can reference the teacher-written adventure guide to learn more. It will help children learn the distinguishing characteristics of the gemstones and how to recognize different varieties of rocks. There is also a fun activity book included that features ten gem-themed mazes, games, and puzzles.
Parents can use the geology kit at home as an educational supplement or as a way to help build a childís interest in earth science. Teachers will find this to be an exceptional quality kit that can be easily incorporated into the curriculum. With three genuine gemstones in each kit, students can be broken into groups of three to uncover each one in the Dr. Cool Gemstone Dig Kit. Each student will have a souvenir to go along with their increased excitement for science and geology.
The Gemstone Dig Kit includes the following features:
Ages 6 and Up