Within this reasonably priced kit is an Aragonite sample, ingredients to grow your own crystal, an eye-catching and informative guide, plus an activity booklet. The guide contains important information on how to grow your own crystal with scientific facts about minerals.
"Grow yourself a fantastic red aragonite crystal with this amazing hands-on science kit! Learn how crystals form, and grow an aragonite-colored crystal in your own home. Then compare the crystal you grew to a real aragonite specimen. Learn all about crystals with the information guide included. Kit contains crystal growing powder, seed rock, aragonite specimen, stir stick, diorama, and simple instructions. Plus there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun puzzles, games, and mazes to solve!"
My 13 year old was very excited to grow his own Aragonite crystal. After reading over the easy to follow directions, we set up our 'seed'. The experiment called for parental supervision, a calm environment, and a waiting period of 3-4 days. Sadly, even after following directions and waiting a week, there was no growth in our seed.
Perhaps in the future we will purchase a kit and retry this experiment. For now, he and his 11 year old sister will enjoy looking through the guide, doing the activity book and admiring the real Aragonite crystal.