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YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE .... "DISCOVERY KIDS" ** DNA EXPLORER KIT
THIS DNA EXPLORER KIT WAS A BRAND NEW "OPEN BOX" ITEM... WE HAVE CHECKED IT OUT AND BELIEVE IT IS COMPLETE... COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU SEE IN THE PHOTOS
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Ages: 9 & Up
Manufacturer: Discovery Channel Store
Retail Price: $79.95
** WINNER OF THE 2004 PARENTS CHOICE AWARDS **
The 2004 winner of the prestigious "Parent's Choice Gold Award", the highest honor offered by the US Parents' Choice Foundation, a leading independent reviewer of children's toys and media, the kit has also been listed by leading magazine Popular Science in its "Best of What's New List"
This DNA kit is for kids ages 9 & up, but might be fun for all ages (and for some potential projects)
It says you can view and map real DNA, do experiments as well as extract DNA from vegetables
It comes with a Centrifuge, mixer, electrophoresis chamber and other parts to perform the tests
The world of scientifically-based toys has come a long way since the first chemistry sets joined mechano sets as the toys of the well-heeled next generation scientists some 50 years ago. As scientific knowledge has advanced, so too has the sophistication of the toys available, and we were recently surprised to find something as advanced as the Discovery DNA Explorer Kit on the market
The Discovery Kids DNA Explorer has propelled the traditional chemistry set into the 21st century by offering kids a provocative and fun way to experience today's most cutting-edge science: DNA mapping. This first-of-its- kind lab gives kids the real-world tools and know-how to extract, view and map real DNA, and get a taste of the excitement of science and discovery
The lab comes with all the supplies needed for ten DNA experiments, including a real centrifuge, magnetic mixer and electrophoresis chamber
The award-winning toy is part of a growing Discovery Kids line of products that build on the Discovery Channel's popular science and investigative programming
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The DNA Explorer Lab is a complete laboratory for exploring the extraction, separation and analysis of DNA. The instruction book, complete with history lessons on the development of DNA, provides thorough explanations for conducting the experiments. As in any scientific lab, detailed and realistic instructions require attention to detail in order for the experiments to work properly. The processes described in the manual carefully mimic the actual methods used in human DNA analysis done in forensic laboratories and the plant DNA experiments done in research facilities. The techniques are accurate and reflect a real laboratory experience
Sturdy and well designed, the kit includes plant DNA (peas) used for the initial experiments as well as eight non-DNA related experiments which explore other science principles including, density, stalagmites, magnetism and polarity
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