Geologist Starter Kit

  1. Grades K-2
  2. Grades 3-5


Ready to dig into geology? Build a pom-pom volcano and split open two real geodes to reveal the sparkly crystals inside. Put together a spinning display case to show off and study your favorite rocks, then read an interview with a real-life geologist. Finally, hang up a poster exploring geological wonders all over the world.

Why it’s awesome

  1. kid making volcano erupt with pom poms

    Epic eruption

    Watch pom-poms and pressure combine to make your volcano blow.

  2. picture of rock and mineral poster

    Rock hunt

    Explore how different rocks and minerals look, feel, and sound.

  3. magnifying lens pointing at a rock

    Mini museum

    Exhibit and study your rock collection with a magnifying lens.

What’s included?

  • 4 volcano pieces

  • 2 sticker sheets

  • sticky foam (7 pcs)

  • hammer

  • safety glasses

  • 2 safety bags

  • spinning stand

  • pump

  • pump box set (4 pcs)

  • 2 screws

  • 20 pom-poms

  • 2 geodes

  • display case set (6 pcs)

  • magnifying lens

  • 3 illustrated instruction sheets

  • folder of geologist information

  • poster

Topics explored

  1. Volcanic eruptions

  2. Geologic forces

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

Smashing a geode can be really tough even for grownups! To make it easier for little geologists, we cut small slits into the top of the geode so that when they’re hit with a hammer, they easily crack open to reveal the sparkly crystals inside.

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


hammers tested


hours spent researching volcanoes


total geodes smashed

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