This exciting kit includes a story told through two children named Rocky and Crystal, and their charming professor G.O. Stone. It’s a great way for kids to learn about fossils, minerals, earth science, and dinosaurs. As the story unfolds, children uncover rocks one at a time with the tools provided, and then identify them using the chart. Take the adventure one step further by growing your own living prehistoric creatures – Triops! These tiny pets help kids learn about animal behaviour, life cycles, suspended animation, and more!
Includes excavation tools (pic-pointed hammer and chisel), The Secrets of Pangaea Mountain book with stone identification chart, notepad with outline, tile for streaking test, safety goggles, magnifying lens, Triops grow tank, Triops eggs, adult and baby Triops food, thermos strip, pipette, instructions, and 15 real fossils and gems: dolomite, iron pyrite, lace agate, hematite, malachite, tiger’s eye, red jasper (chalcedony), obsidian, pumice, trilobite (replica), dinosaur bone, shark tooth, petrified wood, turritella, and sodalite.
Triops life cycle:
- 24-72 hours – The microscopic Triops eggs hatch!
- 5 days – The Triops have tiny round bodies
- 12 days – As they grow you can see their shape (unchanged for millions of years)
- 35 days – An adult Triops can grow up to 2 inches long!
Adult supervision required for children under 8 years old.