The Bacteria Farm, from Heebie Jeebies, is a great first biology kit for any budding scientist.
The set includes a cultivation plate, a 100ml beaker, ten cotton swabs, 2g powdered gelatine, a magnifying glass, a 5ml syringe, a measuring spoon and a detailed and illustrated instruction booklet.
Children will cultivate and observe bacteria from different samples in a variety of experiments with this set. The experiments call for a few household items including the use of a microwave oven.
This kit is ideal for children aged eight or older or for children aged six with adult supervision.