Smarties, I am so excited to be able to recommend Discover with Dr. Cool’s science products. Santa gave the Break Open Geode set to my middle daughter last Christmas and it turned her into a rock hound. She became enamored with gems, how to find and identify them. As a result we had several summer day trips built around discovering gems and minerals in North Carolina.
My kids are now obsessed with Gold Rush Alaska and Dr. Cool delivers with a Gold Nugget Excavation Kit and a Learn How to Pan for Gold kit. They both are a great introduction to gold or Pyrite and each kit includes an info and adventure guide. As a parent you can’t ask for more than a gift that teaches, sparks a love of discovery, science and is hands on.
Now for the best part – we have a Break Open Geode kit ($29.99) and 3 Golden Nugget Excavation Kit’s ($14.95) to Giveaway!!
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The Discover with Dr. Cool product line can be found locally at Toy’s & Co.
About Discover with Dr. Cool
The Discover with Dr. Cool science line is all about the thrill of adventure—something we believe drives all scientific discoveries. Our mission is to show kids the cooler side of science with our unique series of earth science kits. Each kit offers an exciting hands-on experience that will inspire young learners with the wonders of the natural world. Whether they’re cracking open geodes, peering into ancient amber, examining real bugs, or uncovering fossils like a real palaeontologist—all the Discover with Dr. Cool kits are so much fun that kids won’t even realize they’re learning! The uniqueness of our products is another thing that makes the Discover with Dr. Cool line so special. We offer kits that no one else has—because we’ve created all of our kits from scratch and are constantly inventing new products. There’s a lot to love about Dr. Cool. In a nutshell—he rocks!
Break Open Real Geodes and Find Crystal Treasure!
The geodes in this kit are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted. Break open these real geodes to discover the incredible crystal formations hidden inside! The basic geode kit includes 6 geodes from 1 mine so your rock hound can experience a wide variety of crystal formations which could include: Quartz, fluorite, calcite, or even amethyst! Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon, and cracking them open is a thrill for all ages! Includes safety goggles and a geode adventure guide. Geodes range in size from 1.5″ — 2″ in diameter.
Golden Nugget Excavation Kit!
Excavate 3 genuine golden nuggets just like a real treasure hunter with this incredible hands-on science kit! Buried inside the gold bar shaped digging brick you’re young treasure hunter will think they hit the mother lode as they uncover 3 genuine pyrite specimens. Pyrite is also known as “fool’s gold” because many of the miners that found this glistening mineral thought they had struck it rich! Do you think your friends can tell the difference? Or will these golden nuggets fool them as well? This hands-on dig kit includes an excavation tool, brush, magnifying glass, and a full-color information guide so that you can learn all about gold. The info guide was written by teachers and will teach you about gold mining, and the various uses of gold throughout history. Plus, there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun games, puzzles, and challenges to complete. What a great way to start a rock and mineral collection. This is a must-have gift for the rock hound or treasure hunter in your house!
Multiple award winner:
Product of the Year – Informal Education Products -2012 (Discover Amber)
Kids Product of the Year – Creative Child Magazine -2012 (Ultimate Volcano Kit)
Fat Brain Toys Award Winner! – Fat Brain Toys 2012 (Starter Geode Kit)
100 Best Children’s Products – Dr Toy – 2012 (Shark Tooth Dig Kit)
Seal of Approval – Parent Tested, Parent Approved -2012 (Shark Tooth Dig Kit)
Best Picks Winner for New Products – Dr. Toy 2012 (Learn How to Pan for Gold)
Seal of Approval – The National Parenting Center – 2012 (Discover Amber)
Seal of Excellence – Creative Child Magazine -2012 (Ocean Fossil Dig Kit)
Seal of Approval – Family Review Center – 2012 (Ultimate Volcano Kit)
Preferred Choice Award – Creative Child Magazine -2012 (Ocean Fossil Dig Kit)
10 Best Socially Responsible Products – Dr. Toy 2012 (Shark Tooth Dig Kit)
Gold Award – Family Review Center 2012 – (Ultimate Volcano Kit)
Seal of Distinction – Dr Toy 2012 (Awarded to Discover with Dr Cool Brand)
This is WAY cool, my little girl would love this kit! When I was a kid, I would say the coolest gift was my Atari. Funny thing is, I’m not much of a gamer, I liked playing outdoors the best. But that was an awesome gift.
My boys love these types of toys…. we have previously gone through many digging and rock collecting kits! Probably not what I would have picked as a kid, I loved my Easy Bake Oven!!!
My little scientists would love this! I loved dolls and my play kitchen as a kid.
My son would love this! I spent hours as a kid building with omagles. The best part is my dad saw them online, and this year my boys are getting a set.
Shared:) My favorite toy was the Merlin handheld computerized toy. I could play that thing for hours with its many games:)
Shared! I loved my little people school and house when I was little, and then my barbies when I got a little older. My son would LOVE these kits!
I shared on facebook. I loved playing with my Lite Brite when I was little. I would work on pictures for hours, until my fingers hurt.
This is great! We just went Rock mining in the mountains and. It was a huge hit!
I forgot to add my most favorite toy as a child had to be babies and my Barbie dream house- I could play for hours with it
My favorite toy was a tent that I kept up in my backyard all summer long. My crayons melted and our cats used it as a place to cuddle up in but it was my tent and I loved it!
My son would love this and I shared it on facebook
My fav toy was always my dolls and their carriages. I would put my cats in the carriages as well and push them around too.
I shared on FB 😀
Fan and shared!
Gold Rush Alaska looks great for my science lover!!!
As a kid my cousins, sister and I all loved to play barbies.
Shared! I loved barbies when I was little.
I had the most fun with my Atari when I was little!
My parents had it sooo easy….all i wanted was baby dolls!!!!! Couldn’t get enough!!!….:-)
Shared on my FB wall. As a child, I had a ton of fun with dress up clothes. I dressed up my brothers, my dolls, my cats. Oh, and then I forced everyone to perform in dances and plays. 😉
Shared on FB and liked – My all time funnest toy was my new kitchen! I would feed the plastic food to our German Shepard (at least I tried)!!!!
My friends and I played the game of Life all the time
Shared this for sure! I never played with Toys that much growing up…I had little brothers though that I made play the games I liked outside or I would beat them up and throw them in the creek . Guess I was a tomboy!
I loved to play with dolls of any kind:) not on fb
just shared. I loved my barbie dolls!!
I enjoyed playing with all my siblings and cousins. We would sit around and play games for hours! Good Times!
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