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Rock Hound's Backpack Kit

Item# KT-YROCKS

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This deluxe kit is designed for kids who like rocks.
Ages 8+

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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Rock Hound's Backpack Kit

Item# KT-YROCKS

Why are rocks different colors? Why are there different kinds of rocks in different places? What are rocks made of? Strap on this sturdy backpack filled with everything you need to explore the surprising world of rocks and minerals! Until you have the right tools to examine them, the multitude of rock types, structures, and their properties can go unnoticed. The Rock Hound's Backpack Kit is the perfect, ready-to-go tool set to begin or advance your geologic adventure! 

The Rock Hound's Backpack Kit comes with real tools for collecting, testing, and identifying rocks. You'll use a mineral test kit and hardness scale set to help identify rocks. You'll learn how to test for important properties of rocks and minerals, such as hardness, color streak, and more. You'll use the field guide to identify and classify all the interesting rocks and minerals you find. You'll examine the internal structures wearing your safety goggles and using a rock pick to break apart rocks and split open the included crack-open crystal geode. Finally, you'll record your findings in the nature notebook and show off your collections in the display box.

Have fun cracking open more geodes, or take your rock collection a step further with the Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit to smooth and polish your rocks!


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"The convenience of having everything in one backpack, easy to grab and take along on a nature hike makes this a perfect addition to our homeschool learning!" -Homeschool Creations

Rock Hound's Backpack Kit

  • Nature Backpack - Rock hounds can head out into the field with all their rock-collecting tools stored in this comfortable and compact pack. Padded shoulder straps and back.
  • Rock Pick - This heavy-duty steel rock pick is a must for the serious rock collector! The head has a hammer on one end and a pointed pick on the other for chiseling off specimens.
  • Safety Goggles - These goggles are important to protect kids' eyes while they're using the rock pick.
  • Rock and Mineral Test Kit - Contains instructions and materials to test for properties such as color, hardness, acidity, and magnetism. Includes a 5x/10x double-lens magnifier.
  • Mineral Hardness Scale Set - This set of nine Mohs Scale of Hardness minerals lets kids test the hardness of their specimens and see how soft or hard rocks can be.
  • Crack-Open Geode - Use the rock pick to discover crystals or unique mineral deposits inside.
  • Nature Notebook - A small spiral-bound notebook with blank pages that is great for keeping notes, recording test results, and making drawings of rocks and minerals that are too large to collect.
  • Rocks and Minerals Golden Guide - With full-color illustrations and easy-to-read text, anyone can use this guide to learn about and identify common rocks and minerals.
  • Rock and Mineral Display Box - This box with 15 compartments is a great place to store or display a growing rock and mineral collection!
  • Specimen Collection Bags - 15 plastic bags of varying sizes for collecting and sorting rock samples on the go (and keeping the backpack clean!).
  • Instructions - Our instructions include information about the Mohs hardness scale, plus tips on collecting, identifying, and labeling rocks and minerals.
  • This kit is packaged in an environmentally-friendly white cardboard box.
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Great Review by
Has everything you need to get started.
great gift Review by
I bought this for my 8 year old son as a gift. He is really into rocks,so this was the perfect find. A nice backpack and tools to collect rocks and study them. Comes with a nice rock book and rocks. Recommend this for anyone who is into rocks and minerals
Amazing Review by
My eight year old niece started cracking open the rocks right away. She was so much absorbed in doing so that she wanted to continue even after darkness and time for dinner. As a grown up, I also enjoyed looking at the crystals inside the opened rocks. As another reviewer had written, even those rocks without crystals are fascinating.
Perfect Birthday Gift! Review by
This coupled with a rock tumbler made a perfect 10th birthday gift for my daughter. She always has a pocketful of rocks and is excited to hunt for more. She also can't wait to put on the safety glasses and crack open that geode!
Great Value Review by
I was very impressed with the quality of this kit. It comes with everything a budding geologist needs. My 11 year old loved taking this on her hiking trip. It held up nicely, carrying MANY specimens!

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