Gemstone Dig Kit- Product Review

Posted: March 11, 2015 in Random

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                                  Product Description

The Gemstone Dig Kit from Dr. Cool Science is perfect for young rock enthusiasts as kids unearth from a gemstone shaped digging block 3 genuine gemstones- an amethyst crystal, a quartz crystal and a tiger’s eye specimen. The kit also includes an Adventure Guide and Activity Book, written by teachers, to play fun games and activities and to increase gemstone knowledge.

From the Manufacturer

Gemstone Dig Kit! Excavate 3 real gemstone specimens with this incredible hands-on excavation kit. Buried within a gemstone-shaped digging brick, your treasure hunter will dig out a real amethyst crystal, a quartz crystal point and a tiger’s eye specimen! This hands-on adventure science kit is a great way to start a rock and mineral collection and includes an excavation tool, brush and magnifying glass. There’s also a wonderful full-color information guide (written by teachers) so that you can identify and learn about each gemstone. Plus there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun games, puzzles and challenges to complete. This is a must-have gift for the rock hound or treasure hunter in your family! Awards Won: Preferred Choice Award – Creative Child Magazine 2012 and Seal of Excellence – Creative Child Magazine 2012.
Review: The kids were very excited to try this. That is until they got to actually digging, and dusting. It took too much time for them. At one point instead of digging they decided to use water to get through the hard chalky “rock” to get to the gemstones. I had been wanting to get these for the kids, but was never sure they would like it. Thankfully, I was able to try it out in exchange for a review. I think for the right kids its a good project/product. However, I don’t think my kids have the patience for this type of activity.

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