November 4, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Day 3 - CSI Crime Scene Investigation + a Giveaway!

Disclosure - I received a product for review purposes from Ravensburger

When I was in high school, I thought I might want to be a forensic scientist.  I thought DNA and genetics was fascinating and wanted to be like the people on the CSI shows.  But I'm too much of  a wuss and could never do it.

Even though I could never be a professional out in the field, now I can try out my skills with the Science X, CSI: Crime Scene Kit from Ravensburer.

With the Kit you can
  • Analyze Evidence
  • Isolate DNA
  • Identify Fingerprints
  • Split hair
  • Analyze Tire Tracks
  • Analyze Finger Prints
  • Analyze Drop Shapes
  • Take Impressions of a Footprint  
  • Make a Copy of a Key
  • And More!

Kit Contains -1 Magnifying Glass, 1 Plastic Bottle, 1 Measuring Tape, 1 Pair of Tweezers 1 Pipette, 1 Pair of Safety Glasses, 1 Packet of Plaster, 5 Small Crime Scene Bags, 1 Piece of Filter Paper, 1 Funnel, 1 Roll of Dough, 1 Insect Card, 1 Picture with Clues, 1 Small Tube, 1 Small Tube Holder, 1 ID Badge, 5 Fingerprint Cards, 10 Crime Scene Cards

It all seems a little overwhelming.  But in addition to everything above, the kit also comes with a (heavily illustrated) instruction manual with info about the tasks from German forensic biologist Dr. Mark Benecke.  The tasks are designed to be easy and perfect for kids.

To Buy - The CSI: Crime Scene Kit is perfect for any budding scientist, CSI fans, or anyone interested in how the world works.  It has a SRP of $34.99, and is recommended for kids ages 8 to 13.  But here's a little tip, I checked Amazon today and it was on sale for $24.85

To Win - Ravensburger is giving away a CSI: Crime Scene Kit to one of you!  Open to US, no PO Boxes.

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I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post. By entering this giveaway you agree to my giveaway/disclosure guidelines.


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