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Discovery DNA Explorer Kit

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January 20, 2004

The world of scientifically-based toys has come a long way since the first chemistry sets joined mechano sets as the toys of the well-heeled next generation scientists some 50 years ago. As scientific knowledge has advanced, so too has the sophistication of the toys available, and we were recently surprised to find something as advanced as the Discovery DNA Explorer Kit on the market.

The Discovery Kids DNA Explorer has propelled the traditional chemistry set into the 21st century by offering kids a provocative and fun way to experience today's most cutting-edge science: DNA mapping. This first-of-its- kind lab gives kids the real-world tools and know-how to extract, view and map real DNA, and get a taste of the excitement of science and discovery.

The lab comes with all the supplies needed for ten DNA experiments, including a real centrifuge, magnetic mixer and electrophoresis chamber.

The 2004 winner of the prestigious "Parent's Choice Gold Award", the highest honour offered by the US Parents' Choice Foundation, a leading independent reviewer of children's toys and media, the kit has also been listed by leading magazine Popular Science in its "Best of What's New List".

The award-winning toy is part of a growing Discovery Kids line of products that build on the Discovery Channel's popular science and investigative programming. The Discovery Kids line is available at http://www.discoverystore.com/.

The most surprising aspect is the price - US$79.95 - and you can buy it online.

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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How I can buy 15psc Discovery DNA Explorer Kit to my school?????

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