Thames & Kosmos was founded in 2001 by a science museum director and her son, who saw the great need and demand for better science education materials — resources for parents and their children that are more engaging, more effective, more relevant, and more fun.
Thames & Kosmos operates as the exclusive arm of parent company, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG — Kosmos for short — based in Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1822, Kosmos operated solely as a book publisher until the 1920s, when the company published its first science kits aimed at explaining the world of science to children and young adults by bringing it to life with hands-on experiments.
Generations of European children have discovered their enthusiasm for science through Kosmos science kits. Since 2001, Thames & Kosmos and Kosmos have teamed up to develop science kits for children in the United States and other English speaking markets around the world.
After finding inspiration to learn about crystals in a gem shop, Barbie™ and her friend visit a natural history museum. A geologist teaches them about the rock cycle and then takes their whole science class on a field trip to find and identify real mineral specimens.
As you read the story, you can perform experiments alongside Barbie to learn about geology. Use special tools to excavate three real mineral specimens from a plaster block. Conduct mineral identification tests on them to find out what they are. Then, mount the mineral specimens onto rings you can keep and wear. Learn about the geological science of how minerals form, the rock cycle, and mineral identification tests.
Thames & Kosmos Barbie Crystal Geology Set is the perfect set for your little geologist! Kids can read the story and perform experiments alongside Barbie to learn all about geology. I have 3 girls in my house who absolutely love Barbie so they were super excited about this set. I also homeschool my kids so I too was excited to be able to use this set to help them learn about geology. It comes with special tools to excavate three real mineral specimens from a plaster block. It also teaches you how to conduct mineral identification tests on them to find out what they are. Then, when you're all done you can mount the mineral specimens onto rings you can keep and wear. Thames & Kosmos Barbie Crystal Geology Set was an absolute blast and my girls and I highly recommend it!
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