Do you have some children at home that like science? What about some you want to get more interested in science? Well this kit can do that!
With the Ultimate Volcano Kit you and your child will make a volcano erupt and collect 3 volcanic specimens. You get the volcano mold, plaster, different colors of paint, paint brush, eruption powder, and 3 specimens (pumice, obsidian arrowhead, and a geode). Colorful information and activity guide that were written by teachers and have cool science facts about volcanoes and puzzles to solve.
This kit would be great for a science fair project or birthday or holiday gift for children 6 – 12. This kits has won the gold award from Family Review Center, kids product of the year from Creative Child Magazine, and seal of approval from the Toy Directory.
Here is the back of the box.
This helps make it look real.
This is a little hard to see, but it has the instructions, paint, and the plastic mold.
You get lots of colors of paint to make this unique!
This is one side of the mold.
This is hard to see but it has the mold together and we just need to put the plug in the bottom.
As you can see my daughter and I got everything put together and I double checked the directions. I did not see anyplace how much plaster to put in the disposal bowl/cup anyplace. I started with a little then added more, well before I knew it the plaster hardened in the cup. 3/4 of a cup of hardened plaster.
We tried to make more and put that into the mold. We did not have it filled all the way up and ran out of plaster. The next day we took it apart and it was not going to work.
I am not saying that I did not like this kit, because we loved it! But without knowing how much plaster to use I messed it up, I wish those directions were a little clearer. By the next day my husband had cleaned off the porch and thrown everything away so I could not try again.
If this were someone familiar with plaster they would not have had any issue, I think this was just me. So I think the idea is great and think your child would enjoy this, just be extra careful on that step of the kit.
After the volcano was made we would have painted it and decorated it. Then you use the eruption powder to watch it erupt. They warn you to put paper under it to make clean up easier and it can stain.
You then get to examine the 3 genuine volcanic specimens, real geode, an obsidian arrowhead, and pumice. The information guide will teach you all about your specimens as well as how volcanoes form and why they erupt. Also included is an activity booklet with 10 fun games, puzzles, and challenges to complete.
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