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Old 04-01-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Has this gone the way of the dinosaur? As a kid one of my favorite pastimes was home chemistry. Has the chemistry set become obsolete?
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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I think they are called meth labs now.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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Oh, come now.

The whole "chemical xenophobia" thing is a symptom of a national ignorance of science, and puts us behind the rest of the world.

In the name of national security, lets wave a white flag to Osama, and the Chinese...what a great idea.

Chemical paranoiacs need to PAY when they are wrong. Let a few get sued, the rest of the herd will retreat, bleating.
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:56 AM
 
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I had various science kits (crystal making kit, dinosaur fossil kit, insect farms and collections, etc) as a child, and I remember they used to be my favorite toys. This was only ~10-15 years ago, so I assume they're still around. Granted, my dad's a retired chemist so he made sure all his children were thoroughly exposed to the joys of science. But I still see various science-y toys at the Discovery Channel Store. And a quick google search on "science kits" will generate numerous sites with all sorts of kits (anatomy, chemistry, robotics, etc: Science Kits & Toys).
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Actually I bought one of my nieces a chemistry set for the last Chanukah/Christmas period and she really liked it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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back int eh day they were much more fun. Playing with potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal lead to a lot of good times.

Also remember making a smoke bomb that filled our entire basement.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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back int eh day they were much more fun. Playing with potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal lead to a lot of good times.

Also remember making a smoke bomb that filled our entire basement.
Oh yes, the ole home made smoke bombs. lol Good times
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:57 PM
 
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I remember my Gilbert chemistry set when I was 8 years old. It unfolded open from the middle into six "wings". I always remember the hole I burned in the livingroom carpet with some type of acid.
Also had a biology set with three or four animals preserved in formaldehyde (or something like that), and a guide on dissecting them. Never did become a great scientist, though.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I had a chemistry set when I was a kid in the *cough* 1950's. I made a stink bomb. Somehow the school officials took no joy in that, I moved to to an electronics kit. That's another story.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:58 PM
 
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Has this gone the way of the dinosaur? As a kid one of my favorite pastimes was home chemistry. Has the chemistry set become obsolete?


No.......

Amazon.com: chemistry sets

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/chemistry-kits/c/11/

http://www.scientificsonline.com/sci...stry-kits.html
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