Rock & Mineral Collection Activity Kit (Over 150 Pcs) , Educational Identification Sheet plus 2 Easy Break Geodes, Fossilized Shark Teeth and Arrowheads, Dancing Bear Brand
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime.
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
Specifications for this item
|Brand Name||Dancing Bear|
|Is Assembly Required?||false|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Compare with similar items
This science activity kit includes over 150 rocks and minerals, clean gravel (to simulate a real rock hunt!), 2 easy-to-break crystal-filled geodes, fossilized shark teeth, arrowheads, and a color educational identification sheet.
Teaches how to find, sort and identify rocks, gems, and minerals. Search for rock and mineral treasures and identify specimens with full-color identification sheet like a real rock hound! Most of the rock and minerals measure ½ to 1 inch. There are over 30 different types including these favorites: amethyst cluster, agate, tiger eye, rose quartz, jasper, quartz point, calcite, turquenite, hematite, pyrite, pumice (floating rock) small geode, and many others. Plus 2 easy-open geodes with crystals inside, fossilized shark teeth and arrowheads!
Each kit is assembled in the USA. Buying this kit from Dancing Bear provides skill building and wages to working adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Pearl Buck Center.
Dancing Bear is proud to provide our customers with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, we will gladly refund your money plus all shipping costs.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Though the packaging is not "fancy," the price isn't a ball-buster, and the activity of sorting through gravel to find your rock specimens is actually very creative and educational. My son wouldn't have had nearly as much fun with a pre-labeled kit, and certainly wouldn't have learned what he did about rock and mineral identification. It is very hands on, but can be messy-a lot of dust is created in the shipping process. For my boys, that just makes it more fun (what boy doesn't like a little dust on his hands?).
I don't usually mark items as a 5 star, but very improvement would be needed. Namely, I felt that we needed more assistance in specifying each rock in the kit-something along the lines of a short description sheet along with the identification sheet. Also, there are 4 pictures for amethyst. I understand the first two, the first of which is a polished amethyst stone, and the second a rough amethyst. However, the names under the titles are "Amethyst", "Amethyst (again),"Rough Amethyst (which looks so similar to the first option I'm not sure it warrants differentiating), and "Amethyst Cluster". After quite a bit of searching, I decided the "cluster" must have broken, because we didn't receive it. But there was so much amethyst in the kit that it didn't really matter-they got the general idea.
I would like to see the "Rough Amethyst" and "Amethyst cluster" replaced two other minerals. Not sure what, but an easy one would be granite (included in a lot of box store gravel since broken granite is useless for any other purpose), and maybe feldspar? I am not an expert and am literally just throwing that out there, but I do feel the "amethyst" identification options are redundant.
The only item we were not able to match up was the blue calcite. After multiple online searches, I deducted that the samples given are probably polished calcite, since there were a lot of those. But my son refused to match them up with the picture because "the picture doesn't look like that, mommy".
None of these concerns change my review from a four star to a three star. My family had so much fun! And this kit is incredibly educational. They were so thrilled with it that they even pulled out their portable microscope to get a "closer look", which sparked a lot of wonderful questions.
Edit: After sorting them all out I found we had most of the stones, one was chipped which kind of sucks but it still looks very nice and unfortunately we didn't get any turquoise. Remember these rocks are random and you should be getting most if not all of the rocks pictured!