CHEM C500 takes you on an introductory tour through seven central areas in chemistry with more than 30 classic experiments. Learn about reactions between solids, liquids, and gases. Discover the colorful effects of acids and bases. Perform astonishing “magic” tricks for your friends. Investigate metals and salts in electrochemical experiments with a 9-volt battery (not included). Learn for yourself how chemistry goes far beyond textbooks and laboratories, to explain occurrences that happen around us every day. The 32-page, full-color experiment manual gives simple instructions for setting up and performing each experiment, and then clear explanations of what happened and why. This kit is ideal for children who are interested in chemistry but who are not yet ready for a more advanced chemistry set. It serves as an excellent introduction to the other kits in our CHEM line. Ages 8 and up. For those familiar with our CHEM C101 kit, this kit is similar in concept, and has been considerably improved. New parts have been added to the kit to make the experiments safer and easier. The manual has been completely overhauled and the box has been redesigned.