Crystal Growing Kits
We just went to MOSI yesterday (the Museum of Science and Industry). My friend Michelle will be delighted to hear that MOSI just announced they just landed "BODIES: The Exhibition". Anyway, while we were there, we wandered into the Museum Store. All museums have these stores. Parents, who are hoping to instill in their children a love of something grander than Pokemon, are always tempted to buy Science Kits, or glow-in-the-dark stars, or at least a t-shirt.
But the moment that I saw the Space Age Crystal Growing Kit, it was True Love. Have you ever heard of Magic Rocks? I loved those. When I was a kid, we could earn prizes at school for selling chocolate bars as a fundraiser. I would always earn at least enough to buy those Magic Rocks.
These are the more sophisticated version, and I bought them (ostensibly) for the kids. Of course, let's be honest here: the kids may think it's cool, and they may even be slightly inspired in their science studies, but these are just pretty crystals that you can grow and display.
I bought 3 boxes. I think we also need a tadpole farm.