Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Break Open Real Geodes Kit Review & GIVEAWAY



Image courtesy of Dr. Cool.

I am so excited to share an amazing product and giveaway with you today: Dr. Cool's Break Open Real Geodes Kit!

I received the Break Open Real Geodes (6 geode starter set) to review, and I was absolutely thrilled with what I saw.  The first thing I noticed was how big the geodes were!  The picture to the left shows my hand holding the biggest geode in our kit.  The others were very close to the same size--the kit describes the geodes as 1-1/2" - 2" in diameter.  Very cool!

The history and science is even more exciting!  The geodes are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted.  The teacher in me loved being able to use their pictures to explain how geodes are formed and why they hide crystal treasures inside.  Breaking open real geodes is a classic science activity and fun for the entire family.  I hid the geodes in the dirt and let the kiddos (1-, 2-, 3-, and 4- years old) find them.  The treasure hunt was fun and breaking them open to find real crystals was fabulous.

The mother in me appreciated Dr. Cool's safety considerations: each kit comes with safety goggles and warns about small pieces that could be a choking hazard for children under three.

Aren't those crystals gorgeous?!!  My 4-year old scientist had a blast as she used Dr. Cool's full color information guide to identify her crystals: all of our geodes had beautiful quartz crystals inside.  Some even had little quartz scepters or spears! 

Dr. Cool offers two versions of the kit.  The Ultimate Geode Kit includes 15 geodes from 3 different mines so that your rockhound can explore a variety of crystal formations which could include quartz, fluorite, calcite, or even amethyst!  The Basic Geode Kit contains 6 geodes from one mine.  Both kits include the safety glasses and the full-color information guide. Geodes range in size from 1-1/2” – 2” in diameter.  Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon and a thrill to crack open for children of all ages!  Ours have already become the prize of the rock collection! 
And the best part...you can have your own geode set too!!

These kits have won quite a few awards like Product of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine and 10 Best Education Products from Dr. Toy.  The reason is simple...they let your children do real science and learn with their hands.  Even older children (and, I'll admit...parents!) love them!  You know you want to try it out too; so,

You can buy the geodes from Dr. Cool's website or Amazon (click here for the Ultimate Kit or here for the Basic Kit).

Or, you can win your own Break Open Real Geodes Basic Kit (with 6 geodes in it) for free here!  Just use the easy Rafflecopter form below!  Please read the Terms and Conditions!  Good luck, friends!

Disclaimers:  I received a Basic Geode Kit to review; no other compensation was made.  All opinions are 100% mine.  I will only recommend products or host reviews for products that I believe in 100%!



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83 comments:

mymonkeysrock said...

I love the fossil kit on Dr. Cool.

Rochelle said...

Wow, this is really nice!

Out of the other Dr. Cool items, I think the "Discover Amber" kit is great. I didn't even know they made kits like that for kids!

elaina marcotte said...

I love the discover amber kit too!
My daughter is sooo excited about geodes! Fingers crossed we get lucky!
Fabulous giveaway thanks!
gl everyone!

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Heather Carter said...

Glow Rocks: Fluorescent Mineral Eath Science Kit looks like something my kids would LOVE!

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Aimee Collier said...

I would love the Mine for Gems - The rock and mineral digging adventure kit! It looks so fun.

Becky said...

Nice, I love geodes and actually have a rock collection. Would love to win :)

Becky said...

Whoops just now read the question. I think the amber kit from the site also looks cool. :)

Patti Mitchell said...
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Patti Mitchell said...

I love The Ultimate Fossil Earth Science Set. My niece and nephew and I search for them every Summer weekend at the beach. Thanks for the great contest.

Brittney said...

The mega shark tooth kit...because my 5 year old shark lover would absolutely love it!

B Greene said...

I would choose the geode kit first, but I also like the Gem Mining Set.

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love those glow rocks!

M'ris said...

Those Glow Rocks look pretty snazzy.

Domestic Diva said...

Discover amber earth looks interesting.

Karyn Tripp said...

The fossil and amber kits oth look lie lots of fun, thanks for a great giveaway!

Tough Girl Princess said...

I've looked at these kits several times and never bought one! It would be great get to try them!

xraygirl said...

My son would love the Mine for Gems kit.

Tes283 said...

http://www.discoverwithdrcool.com/buythediscoverambersciencekit

Amber Science Kit for me

wizardewu said...

I like the Fossil set.
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Howell said...

The Fluorescent Minerals kit looks intriguing.
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Christine said...

I like the glowrocks minerals kit

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Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

My son would love the mega shark tooth kit! He loves sharks

AmyQ. said...

The Mine for Gems kit looks really neat! My daughter would love digging in her sandbox to find these!
amysweeps @ yahoo dot com

kellyr78 said...

I also like the Explore Real Fossils - 10 Fossil Starter Earth Science Set
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Little Mama Meow said...

I really like the amber kit

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Jen Sky Walker said...

Is it bad that I want them all? I've been interested in rockhounding/treasure hunting for years, and I have gone on many trip looking for rocks, fossils, and shark teeth. If I HAD to pick one, I would probably pick the mineral glow kit.

Pat said...

I like Glow Rocks: Fluorescent Mineral Eath Science Kit.
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AmyDalrymple said...

These are all so neat! I really like the discover amber kit!

Susannah B said...

Reminds me of cracking nuts as a kid!

Anonymous said...

I like the Mine for fossils kit. reitzell7@aol.com

Melissa C said...

I like the The Discover Amber Earth Science Kit

Jenny said...

Mega Shark Tooth Kit!

thatmommygirl said...

My kids would love the Mine for Gems - The rock and mineral digging adventure kit!

Crazee Cat Lady said...
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BethElderton said...

What awesome kits! I like the Mega Shark Tooth kit and the Fossil kits.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Linda Kwolek said...

Glow Rocks look so cool, especially inder the black light.

Kim/Contest KAO said...

Absolutely the Glow Rocks - my stepson would love it! Thanks!

Ashley N said...

I also like the Glow Rocks: Fluorescent Mineral Eath Science Kit! We used to have a small shelf with rocks on it and a black light in our bedroom when me and my husband first got together and it was awesome. But, over time, the rocks got lost throughout our moving and having kids that want to "play" with the rocks, and alas we no longer have any of them lol

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homeschoolroom said...

Thank You for linking to Dr. Cool, being a big Sience nerd I can't choose a favorite kit, I thought they were all really cool. I can't wait to purchase each kit as we study that paticular subject in science. I do think the geodes will be the most fun though.

Char W said...

Glow Rocks Set!

Maria B. said...

i like the:
15 Real Fossils with The Ultimate Fossil Earth Science Set and
The Discover Amber Earth Science Kit

Thanks for the opportunity,
riadeliza823(at)ymail(dot)com

Maredith said...

I love the mine for gems or the mine for fossils kits, oh my nephews would love this! Thank you for sharing this great website!

Tanya said...

The fossil kit.

aggcalifornia said...

The glow rocks look super cool! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

- lablogs@yahoo.com

marybaker112 said...

I also like the Discover Amber kit!!

Gianna said...

The Discover Amber Earth Science Kit.

Diane Melendez said...

I think the The Discover Amber Earth Science Kit looks cool

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Anonymous said...

I love the Fossil Digging adventure kit.

Marija said...

The Glow Rocks kit looks awesome!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Donna George said...

I like the Mine for Fossils kit

Tarri said...

I like the Mine for Gems kit.

Caitlin said...

I love the discover amber kit!

MC - Salt Lake City, UT said...

The Shark Tooth Kit - my son would love it!!

Donna George said...

I like the Mine for Gems kit

Charissa Jackson said...

I think my little sister would like the Glow Rocks: Fluorescent Mineral Eath Science Kit

Allisha Gold said...

My favorite kit is the fluorescent minerals earth science kit

Madeline Brubaker said...

I like The Discover Amber Earth Science Kit.

Jen-B said...

My son would really like the Mine for Fossils kit

Samantha said...

The mega shark tooth kit looks awesome. THanks for the chance.

Jackie said...

I like the insect camouflage kit!

NeKisha said...

I like the Discover Real Fossils kit.

The Nelson Family said...

ooh, the Amber Earth Science kit is perfect for one of our upcoming science lessons!

Nancy said...

I like the Ultimate Fossil Earth Science Set!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Sunnie said...

These are way cool! I like the fossil set
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cupcake mama said...

Love the The Discover Amber Earth Science Kit! Awesome!
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GFC:mechele johnson

crystletellerday said...

mega shark tooth kit crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

I like the discover amber kit.

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beautytolove said...

I love this item: The Discover Amber Earth Science Kit

Email: starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com
THANKS!! :)

Diane W said...

I also like Mine for Gems - The rock and mineral digging adventure kit!

diane dot wortman at gmail dot com

mtbears819 said...

I have a boy who would love this, mtpapa47 at gmail dot com

jayedee said...

hard choice! but i'm thinking the The Ultimate Fossil Earth Science Set would go over well here!

Amanda said...

my girls would love the mine for gems.

jodi lasher said...

Insect Camouflage Set is really neat.

Jennifer Hiles said...

My daughter would LOVE the Glow Rocks!!!

cranepuffin said...

I like The Discover Amber Earth Science Kit.
kim c.
kim-dan@comcast.net

amweeks said...

My son would love the Insect Camouflage Set!

Laura Lane said...

discover amber
lane.family@yahoo dot com

Wendy Rozema said...

I like the mega sharks tooth kit!

Christine said...

Having twitter issues....should say, having virus/hacker issues that turned into twitter issues. Had to deactivate old account & create new - easier than fixing mess of old. So, for verification purposes, @isabelli3619 is now @michele979. Working on re-following everyone. Hopefully all old tweets still accessible. Would say what I think should be done to hackers, but I can't think of anything mean enough at the moment...I'm just glad that it's the only thing messed up, and it wasn't my computer it got messed up from - Note to self: Don't login from friend's computer! Thanks, and have a good day!
isabelli3619 {at} aol {dot} com

Klinker Bell said...

I love the Discover Amber kit!

Julie said...

love the shark tooth kit
hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thank you so much to everyone who entered! Dr. Cool's kits are amazing, and I'm happy to recommend them! The winner has been chosen, contacted, and her Geode Kit has been shipped--check out today's post for that announcement!

Benjamin Gilbert said...

I love the Fossil Digging adventure kit.