Thursday, August 25, 2011

GeoSafari Dino Digs Triceratops - Review and Giveaway


Educational Insights, a manufacturer of educational toys and games, has provided many hours of play to my children. Educational Insights products include subject-specific classroom products, teacher resources, educational toys, and games. Their products are designed by seasoned educators and parents who know that, first and foremost, learning must be fun.  Right now they are sponsoring a California Dreamin' Sweepstakes on their Facebook page for the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to view a live taping of Jeopardy.  The lastest review and giveaway I'm doing for this upstanding company is for the GeoSafari Dino Digs Triceratops.

Adam has been interested in dinosaurs for a long time.  I wouldn't say he's obsessed but he likes to learn about them so he was pretty stoked when he got try out the GeoSafari Dino Digs Triceratops.  This kit give kids the chance to excavate and assemble a complete skeleton from "fossilized" rock.  Included with the kit is an excavation tool, dust brush, wax adhesive, and 32-page activity guide wtih complete instructions and triceratops facts.

Adam first read the activity guide to learn what step-by-step directions needed to be taken. There was a short story called "Triceratops Meets Her Fate" and interesting facts about this specific dinosaur. He learned some new things, like the fact that an entire Triceratops skeleton has not yet been discovered.


To begin his excavation, Adam set down newspapers on the kitchen table to keep fragments from getting everywhere.  Within the clay block was ten different Triceratops replica fossils.  By using the excavation tool, he scraped away the edges of the clay to find the fossils.  Each time he found one, he brushed it off and rinsed it under cool water.  After Adam methodically and patiently found each piece, he began to build his model.  By pressing the piece of wax onto a contact point, he assembled the whole dinosaur into the pose he wanted.  The last step was posing the dinosaur on the included stand. 

Watching Adam work so hard and being proud of his accomplishment made this a project I was glad to see him do.  His fnished work is displayed on his dresser and he said he enjoyed digging out the fossils as well as putting the whole thing together.

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I received product for review from Educational Insights.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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