This kit has growing ooze and color changing experiments and even sand which cannot get wet. It is a amazing kit and ideal for chidren over the age of four. This is a fun way to create a interest in the world of science and one that the kids can have their own science lab at home. I have the feeling that you will enjoy the experiments as well. The kit allows young scientist to perform server amazing science experiments that includes a erupting color changing volcanot to growing colorul jiggly crystals. The great part of all this is while having fun the kids liearn basic principles of science and learn how to use test tubes and such. The kids includes almost everything needed to set up their experiments but I do give you a word of caution here that adult supervision is needed and should be available when the kids are doing their experiements. And while it comes with most everything some basic supplies are needed such as water, towels, plates or bowls to catch spills and stiring spoons. I found this one difficult to find and suggest that you start doing research to find it especially if you are wanting it for a gift item..