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The process of discovery is just as important as the end results. Simple science experiments help test hypotheses and encourage young children to build exploratory and critical thinking skills.

Alchemist Matter is a new company which enables kids to create single materials and test their chemical and physical boundaries. For example, what happens when you create something capable of floating in water or sinking? Or when you can create a stain and remove it as fast as you made it?

The kits launched on Kickstarter and recently reached their funding goal in mid-January. Created by Belgian engineer Laurence Humier, the science kits are composed of three modular test-tube racks, with containers filled with different raw materials, and a manual that guides you though a gradual learning process.

From Alchemist Matter, “you will experiment with components that look similar to the naked eye but react differently—the same way that alchemists, the ancestors of chemists, did!”

Find out more over on Alchemist Matter’s Kickstarter page. The funding has successfully closed and estimated early backer shipments are estimated Feb 2015. Visit Alchemist Matter’s webiste for information on pre-orders.

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.