Travel 40 millions years back in time and search for bugs trapped inside real amber!
Honest to goodness prehistoric bugs and plants from the past are hidden, trapped inside the real amber pieces in this kit. You'll use special gemstone grade sandpaper and the handy workstation to make your amber more transparent. What you uncover may surprise you!
An Adventure Guide, with wonderful photography, shows how to test for fake amber AND explains in detail how real amber is formed. Becoming stuck in sap-like goo was an unfortunate turn of events for many prehistoric creatures. Fortunate though, because your young paleontologist gets a chance to discover them.
Would you like a genuine scorpion encased in an amber-colored keychain? You get one. That's a bonus... Trust us. Your kids will snag it, clip it on their backpack or zipper pull and show admiring friends their rare treasure.
Discover Amber Science Kit
Young paleontologists hunt for prehistoric creatures trapped inside ancient amber
This amazing earth science kit provides a window into the prehistoric past
Encourages interest in earth science, investigation, paleontology
Full-color Adventure Guide explains how amber is formed
Learn how to tell fake amber from real amber with the test included in this kit
Special Bonus: Includes an amber-colored keychain with a genuine scorpion inside!
The basics of Amber fossil formation: When ancient trees were injured, a sticky sap-like substance flowed out from the tree and plugged the holes in the bark. Sometimes, bugs, plants, and small animals were stuck in the sticky substance and became entombed.
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Posted 5/6/2013 by Amy Trepus
My son was so underwhelmed. The pieces of amber were so small with no insects in it.
The amber requires sanding to become translucent for the insects to be seen. If a product isn't clearly wonderful, don't let it bug you. Visit the Returns & Exchanges Center for quick assistance. We assisted our customer promptly.
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