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Crystal Growing

THAMES & KOSMOS REINVENTS A CLASSIC WITH NEW CRYSTAL GROWING KIT

(Providence, RI - February 12, 2012) - Thames & Kosmos tackles a classic, generations-old science kit with the launch of Crystal Growing, an experiment and craft kit with which young chemists can grow crystals exhibiting eleven different color-shape combinations. Crystal Growing, along with all 18 of Thames & Kosmos' new science kits, will be officially unveiled at the American International Toy Fair, Booth #1637, February 12th-15th in New York City.

The German language versions of this product, sold by Thames & Kosmos' partner company Kosmos, have sold over one million units worldwide. Now it is available in the United States and in the English language worldwide.

This classic Crystal Growing kit allows kids to create dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments. They can experiment with four chemically different crystals each with different properties, mold fun plaster shapes and grow layers of crystals on them, and use dyes to form a rainbow of custom colored crystals.

Young scientists will learn about the chemistry, geometry, and structure of crystals. They can then display their crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. They can even mold their own geode and create a beautiful crystal cavern inside.

Includes a 32-page, full-color large-format manual. Ages: 12+; SRP: $29.95

Look for these new science kits in stores this spring and summer. Thames & Kosmos kits can be found at specialty toy, hobby, gift, and museum stores, as well as through educational and home-school suppliers, toy and gift catalogs, and online stores. For a complete list of retailers, visit www.thamesandkosmos.com. All Thames & Kosmos kits comply with all U.S. standards for toy safety, including new regulations recently imposed by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Parents are encouraged to enjoy the products and overall experience alongside their children.




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About Thames & Kosmos
Thames & Kosmos, a privately held company headquartered in Providence, RI, was founded in 2001 with the mission of improving informal science education by creating high-quality science and technology-related educational products for children. Thames & Kosmos places an emphasis on teaching science that is relevant to the important issues in the world today through hands-on experimentation. Topics covered in Thames & Kosmos' line of more than 60 kits include alternative energy, chemistry, biology, physics, electronics, natural history, and earth science. For more information, visit www.thamesandkosmos.com.