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Educational Insights Fossil Collection
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- Authentic fossils for study and fun
- Each kit includes 9 exotic fossils and 4-color identification chart, self-adhesive labels, handy storage tray, and an information-packed guide
- The collection features a selection of handpicked specimens, chosen for their color, texture, and beauty
- Hold a 70-million-year-old fossil in your hand!
- It is a wonderful addition to your rock and mineral collection
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Dig into some serious fun with this fascinating fossil collection kit. The kit features a selection of handpicked specimens, chosen for their color, texture, and beauty. It also contains a 4-color identification chart, self-adhesive labels, handy storage tray, 9 fossils, and an information-packed guide.
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Dig into some serious fun with this fascinating fossil collection kits. The kit features a selection of handpicked specimens, chosen for their color, texture, and beauty. It also contains a 4-color identification chart, self-adhesive labels, handy storage tray, and an information-packed guide.
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|Item Dimensions||1.38 x 5.25 x 8.12 in||8.1 x 9.1 x 2.1 in||1.5 x 7.5 x 5 in||8.1 x 5.4 x 2.4 in||4.3 x 9.8 x 2.2 in||1.6 x 5.7 x 4.5 in|
|Item Weight||0.72 lb||0.6 lb||0.55 lb||4.96 ounces||2.69 lbs||1 lb|
Top customer reviews
My little brother is in elementary school, and he's currently experiencing the same "rock collection" phase I went through at his age. Since it's a more productive and educational interest than cartoons or robots that turn into cars (or cartoons about robots that turn into cars), it's an interest I'm trying to nurture.
This is a small collection, but it makes a nice beginner's kit for fossil identification. The specimens are conveniently sized, well-defined (no odd bits or obscure fragments), and easy to identify using the chart included. Being so basic, this probably wouldn't make a good stand alone birthday or holiday gift, but might go nicely with, say, a DVD or book about the prehistoric world.
Fossilization, extinction, and "millions and millions of years" are hard concepts for children to understand, and fossils hold a certain air of mystique for fascinated children. Books and documentaries are great ways for them to learn about the prehistoric world, but actually holding a fossil in their hands has an added impact. My brother loves his mini fossil collection, and I recommend this product as a gift for any child who shares similar interests with my younger brother and eight-year-old me.
The actual fossils included are a good representation of what's in the fossil record, especially for small things you can put in a box for a relatively low cost. It's got three different kinds of shells, a coral, a shark's tooth, a couple of stems, petrified wood, and a fern frond in slate. I expected this kit to have a lot of overlap with the American Educational one, which has 15 fossils, but I was pleasantly surprised that there were only a few that overlapped: petrified wood, the shark's tooth, a bivalve, and the crinoid stem.
The non-fossil parts are good too - a sturdy storage box, full color identification sheet, and nice little guide to fossils generally, with short descriptions of what's in the box. If you, or a school age kid in your life, are interested in fossils, this kit is a fun and educational place to start.
I bought this to give to a friend's kid and want it to be something that fuels his interest in earth science. I decided to modify the kit.
I went to a local rock shop and found replacement samples for some of the disappointing ones in the kit. After doing that, I almost think it might be better to build your own kit and select your own samples.
The petrified wood, coral, and Gastropod samples were pretty amorphous and not really distinguishable as fossils, especially to a kid's eye.
The kit does include an info sheet that gives details about the different fossils, which is nice.
The fossils are not nearly as defined as the picture shows, a few of the fossils did not look like the pictures. So I was a bit disappointed.
But all and all, it came intact and most of them somewhat resemble what they are supposed to,
I would rate this as ok.