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Encourage Your Child To Use His Mind With A Science Kit

Aug 17, 2007
Parents are always looking for things that will spark their child's imagination while giving them a valuable education at the same time. The next time you're considering what to buy for your child, consider a science kit. Remember that children love to explore and learn and the field of science allows them to do both.

Many parents might hesitate to buy this type of kit for their child because they are worried about them being dangerous or that a child might be too young to truly appreciate and learn their intended lessons. Another anticipated problem is trying to replace the different substances they might contain when they have run out and it will be relegated to the pile containing other broken and no longer used toys. Fortunately, there are four science based kits that are both child and parent friendly.

Ant Farm

Ant farms have fascinated children for years. It's a fun way to watch nature at work and provides hours of entertainment. Children will get to learn about the lives of ants and how they interact with the earth and each other. Of course, some parents might worry that the ants will escape and use the house as their farm, but while a few might get out, that should not be a concern.

Chemistry Sets

Chemistry sets are another fun way to learn about science and chemicals. The new versions of these kits are colorful and suitable for younger children and the supplies are easily replaced. For the older child, there are more advanced sets available. These contain substances that allow the older junior scientists to create other chemicals like hydrochloric acid. They are worrisome for the parents but the children love them.

Elephant Nose Fish

The Elephant Nose fish actually emits electrical charges. It is truly a wonder of nature and science. The child can listen to the sounds of the electric emissions with the use of a piezoelectric earphone. You can purchase one of these at your local Radio Shack or other stores that carry electronics. They are very easy to feed and take care of. The important thing to remember is to make sure that the top of the aquarium is closed tightly, so that they won't be able to jump out. Another important thing to keep in mind is that they need to be kept in groups of three to five fish. These fish will keep the whole family entertained.

Crystal Growing Kit

Crystal growing kits have been around for years. They are very inexpensive and it's fascinating to watch the gemstone colored crystals grow

Consider buying your child a science kit to teach them and educate them at the same time.
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Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Educational Gift Ideas at
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