Award-Winning National Geographic Science Kits For Kids Encourage Exploration

National Geographic’s Sustainable Earth Lab and Crystals, Rocks & Minerals science kits are not only 2010 recipients of the prestigious Parents Choice Award, the Sustainable Earth Lab received a spot on the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s Best Toys for Kids list and was named one of Dr. Toy’s Best Green Products for 2010.

The Sustainable Earth Lab gives children the tools and information to learn about the environmental challenges facing our planet. It is organized into five main sections: renewable energies, natural resource usage, climate change prevention, waste and water management, and energy conservation. Suitable for ages 8 and up, the kit retails for $54.95 (on sale now on Amazon.com for $15.99!)

Crystals, Rocks & Minerals Kit offers more than 18 different experiments (with the materials needed to grow one’s own crystals) for kids to delve deep into the earth, taking an up-close and personal look at the building blocks of our planet.

In addition, a collection of genuine samples give children the opportunity to determine chemical and physical properties such as luster, density, magnetic properties and iron content. Suitable for ages 8 and up, the kit retails for $49.95 (on sale now through Amazon.com for $44.90).