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Fall 2007 Toys
Ages: 10 & Up
Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
Price: $31.95

CHEM C500 is an introductory chemistry set designed for children ten years or older who are interested in chemistry. The 30 experiments, covering six major topics, are well presented with detailed instruction, excellent illustrations, interesting related facts, and exceptional safety and materials handling advice. Complete explanations of experiments in acid/base reactions, effervescence, metals, and electrochemistry follow each activity. Suggestions for further chemistry investigation are provided at the end of the experiment manual.

The kit includes five solid chemical vials, three glass test tubes, a two-ended measuring spoon, a rubber stopper, two disposable pipettes, a 9-volt battery holder with lead wires, a glass solution bottle, safety goggles, and a colorful 32-page experiment manual that specifies everything needed to conduct the experiments.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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