The Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry Science Kit

The Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry Science Kit

Product Description

600001 Features: -Learn about atoms, elements, and the periodic table by building simple models.-Discover ionic and covalent bonding.-Investigate topics in organic chemistry such as alcohols, proteins, and plastics.-Learn about chemistry is used in the real world and read a brief history of the science.-With more than 30 hands-on experiments and projects, it offers a great opportunity for parent-son bonding.-32-page manual guides your experiments.-Ages 8 and up. Color/Finish: -Make plastic out of milk, a stink bomb, a smoke bomb, and colorful slime.-Full-colored. Assembly Instructions: -Assembly required. Dimensions: -Guide book dimensions: 8'' W x 8'' D.

Amazon.com

"The Dangerous Book for Boys" was a national bestseller that has spawned the "Dangerous Book for Boys" Chemistry Set. Featuring an informative,well-designed instruction book and retro packaging that mirrors the nostalgic design of the "Dangerous Book for Boys," the chemistry set offers a variety of experiments that teach as well as entertain. Created for children ages eight and up, the toy offers numerous opportunities for parent-child collaboration and bonding. Parents will definitely want to supervise when kids are using this set since it contains potentially harmful chemicals. However, a little danger, is all in the spirit of the "Dangerous Book for Boys."

The Dangerous Book for Boys
Classic Chemistry
    Ages: 8+

    Requires: Various household materials and supplies to perform experiments
What We Think

Fun factor:
Durability:
Ease of assembly:
Educational factor:
Novelty factor:

The Good: A wide variety of experiments teach kids about elements, atomic structure, the periodic table, and more.

The Challenging: Potentially harmful chemicals means parents need to supervise.

In a Nutshell: Educational toy with a nostalgic feel will teach, entertain, and foster bonding with your child.


This is a real chemistry set that allows kids to conduct their own experiments. View larger.


The set comes with real chemical reagents, for use in various experiments. View larger.

So Many Experiments, So Little Time
The chemistry set comes with the equipment and chemicals to perform a wide variety of experiments. Sturdy plastic test tubes, pipettes, beakers, and other supplies are included, as well as potassium, sodium, and ammonium iron. A number of the experiments are performed with items that you supply yourself. You're likely to have some needed items lying around, while others, like purple cabbage (used in the experiment titled "Testing Acids and Bases"), will have to be sought out.

Because of this, children might want to read through the book and plan ahead, so they have the materials on hand for experiment day. A cardboard test tube rack is included, which is a good idea, but could prove flimsy in the heat of frenzied scientific experimentation. The chemical vials are child-resistant and must be opened with the help of the safety lid opener that is included.

Smoky, Smelly, Slimy, and Soapy Chemistry
The colorful 32-page instruction book not only provides detailed direction for the experiments, it's also filled with great background information about chemistry. Younger kids might prefer to get straight to the experiments rather than doing all the reading (the print is on the small side), but there are plenty of fun illustrations to catch the eye of the younger chemist.

Science-obsessed older kids will enjoy the informative and humorous content of this guide, including chapters like "Is Chemistry Really Dangerous?" Experiments cover a wide range of concepts, including the elements, titration, organic chemistry, plastics, and much more. Most experiments are relatively easy to do, but kids need to pay close attention to the directions, and parents should always supervise. The experiments labeled "Smoky, Smelly, Slimy, and Soapy Chemistry" are sure to be a big hit with your child.

What's in the Box
32-page color manual; safety goggles; equipment, including test tubes, pipettes, and beakers; chemicals for experiments, including potassium and ammonium iron; 9-volt battery clip; fasteners; rods; cardboard pieces; ping-pong ball; safety lid opener; drinking straws; and measuring spoon.


Similar Products:

Educational, November 7, 2014
My nephew wants to be a chemist and this was a fun gift for his age. (7 year old)

Three Stars, September 29, 2014
It was a gift and the price was work.

Really looks cool when giving as a, August 18, 2014
Too many words very complicated and needs lots of extras to work...not kid friendly...
Pros: Really looks cool when giving as a gift

12 year old loves it!, April 15, 2014
We have a science buff on our hands and purchased this for his birthday. He really enjoys this kit and hasn't destroyed anything in out house yet.

Great Gift for Boys, February 25, 2014
Bought this for a six year old boy and it is great for precocious youth. It does require supervision so not for children who are unsupervised. It has a lot of multi-step cool experiments. I wish they had one made just for girls as well.

it is fun, March 29, 2013
My 6 year old son really likes this and says it is fun. Most of the experiments use stuff in the box plus what you usually have in your home. Thus was a great buy!

got bored fast, March 25, 2013
My son was big in science so we thought this would be a great holiday. He tried one or two things and never touched it again.

Fabulous gift, February 1, 2013
This is a fabulous gift for a child who loves to try new things! Watch the magic happen!
Will need some adult supervision.

The Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry Science KitThe Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry Science Kit, December 27, 2012
My grandson is into science and asked for any thing to do with science. Which was great he loved loved it when he got it for Christmas.

A set that includes NOTHING, January 2, 2012
Purchased this set for my nephew along with the Dangerous Book for Boys. Finally was around long enough to go through the chemistry set book with him and figure out what experiments we could do on a dark, wintery night without leaving the house for supplies...Come to find out: NONE. While the experiments are worthwhile and scientific explanations for experiments good, the "STUFF" included within the chem set is barely existent. Wanna make slime? Well you need glue and borax....Wanna test for iron...well you need cereal and A MAGNET (really, they couldn't just put one in the set????). Not to mention the actual "stuff" within the set was really really cheap...the goggles were WAY too tight on my 6 year old nephew; the test tube holder is flimsy cardboard, and the chemicals dumped all over the place when we opened them. Skip this set.