Another great traditional childrens’ gift – the chemistry set!
Excerpt from Gilbert’s Catalogue Of all the big sciences there are two which I think are the most interesting. One is Electricity, which I told you about on page 3, the other is Chemistry – and the two sciences are worked together in a great many cases. If you know Chemistry you will know how a great many of the things which are so necessary to your every day life are manufactured or grown. Chemistry tells you how dye is made for the clothes you wear. What the substance you call “lead” in the pencil you are writing with, really is. How soap is made. How your mother’s silverware is plated – and any number of interesting things like that. Wouldn’t you like to be able to make ammonia for your mother – or a bar of soap – do chemical magic tricks – or make a wet battery to operate you door bell. You can do these things with my chemistry outfits. Read over the descriptions.
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