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Poof-Slinky Scientific Explorer: Tasty Science Kit
Give your child the opportunity to learn about science using these tasty scientific explorer kits. This particular educational kit comes with a few laboratory tools and items of varied tastes to teach about the sense of taste and other related activity.
ITEM#: 13021641This exceptional science kit is based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program pioneered at UC Berkley's Lawrence Hall of Science. The Tasty Science set lets you satisfy your sweet tooth in the name of science.
- Scientific Explorer: Tasty Science Kit
- Kit includes: 1 ounce of both baking soda and citric acid, 0.5 ounce each of raspberry, grape, and watermelon flavoring, 0.5 ounce of rainbow sprinkles, 0.07 ounce of blue food coloring, measuring spoon, scoop, blank labels, litmus paper book, 12 baking cups, four test tubes and a stand, one 0.15-ounce bouillon cube, plastic vial with cap, one pipette and an activity guide
- Ages: 8 and up
Ingredients in this kit may be hazardous; for this reason, the product cannot ship to Hawaii or Alaska.
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