Tuesday, November 15, 2011

One Toy You Can't Buy

Huh.  Among the toys banned in the US is this wonderful science set.

In 1951, A.C. Gilbert, inventor of the ERECTOR set, released the U-238 Atomic Energy Lab. Using real radioactive materials, one could witness mist trails created by particles of ionizing radiation. The set included four Uranium-bearing ore samples, and originally sold for $49.50.

No wonder we can't attract kids to STEM classes.  

HT:  Agitator

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