In this post, we look at the National Geographic Gemstone Dig Kit that we were sent to review for British Science Week. We will also be reviewing the Crystal Garden Kit, the Dino Fossil Dig Kit, and the Shark Tooth Mini Dig Kit.
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The Gemstone Dig Kit
In this National Geographic set you will discover a clay shaped purple gemstone.
Use the supplied digging tools to excavate three amazing gemstones, quartz, an amethyst, and a tiger’s eye from the clay. This National Geographic kit is a perfect hands-on STEM educational toy.
What Will You Find Inside The Box?
- 1 gemstone digging brick
- 2 archeological digging tools
- 1 magnifying glass
- A full-color gemstone learning guide
- Digging instructions
Our Dig Kit Experience
This kit comes with three tools to help excavate the gemstones. The cutting tool helps you cut into the clay. The brush helps you to brush away the excess clay. Finally, the magnifying glass will help you search for those hidden gemstones.
The adults used the digging tools whilst the children used the brushes and magnifying glasses to search for the hidden items in the clay.
Discovering the first two gemstones in the plaster was very easy. The last one hid very well. Soon we were the proud owners of three beautiful gemstones.
Our Thoughts On This National Geographic Dig Kit
This National Geographic dig kit took us about thirty minutes to complete. That was with adult help so a child doing a dig on their own might take a little longer to complete. Everyone enjoyed this dig kit and the three gemstones are now proudly on display.
This kit also comes with a full-color gemstone learning guide. This gives you the chance to learn some amazing facts about gemstones of the world and their history. Also about the gemstones included in this kit.
Digging out the gemstones does get a little messy but this is clearly explained in the digging instructions. We placed paper down on our table to help protect it’s surface before we started digging.
DISCLOSURE – We were gifted the National Geographic Gemstone Dig Kit for the purposes of this post. We always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences of the products.