Apr 26, 2011  •  In Education, Funny, Parenting, Personal, Science

A Chemistry Kit with No Chemicals

Last night, The Daily What featured a children’s chemistry set called Chemistry 60 which boasts “60 fun activities with no chemicals.” Sadly enough, I was not surprised.

You already know my thoughts on this matter.

It’s actually a pretty clever marketing technique when you think about it. Because most children’s chemistry kits available to consumers today are quite similar to Chemistry 60 in that they do not contain any inoffensive, potentially dangerous materials (aside from small parts which may be considered choking hazards). By outwardly admitting — and boasting — its lack of actual chemicals, the manufacturer has gained substantial publicity of viral proportions.

You can be sure that J and I will be purchasing for our kids chemistry sets that contain actual chemicals.  :-)

5 Responses to “A Chemistry Kit with No Chemicals”

  1. K:

    My kids will definitely get chemicals with their chemistry kits. Kids need a little mess in their lives.

  2. Oh wow, I didn’t know things had become so sanitized compared to when i was growing up! We definitely had the full-on sets with chemicals (didn’t hurt that I had scientist parents) ;)

  3. I grew up with a chem set in my basement, and I loved combining things that would change colour, froth and foam, or blow up. It was awesome. It taught me about chemical reactions, inspired my love of science, and created fascinating stains on both me and the furniture. Chemistry inspires young minds, and it weeds out the dumb ones that drink the potassium perchlorate.

  4. Ugh, I can’t even deal with how overly protective some parents are. A little Chemistry set chemical ingestion never hurt anyone.

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