Have you ever heard of the fairy tale "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" by Hans Christian Andersen? Do you want to learn more about tin – the metal the fabled soldier was made of? The “Tin” set by MEL Science will show you just how beautiful tin can be, as you grow dendrite-like structures with the help of electricity and turn a zinc pellet into a neat hedgehog!
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- grow a small tin hedgehog on the surface of a zinc pellet
- watch beautiful tin dendrites grow in a Petri dish
You will learn:
- about the difference in reactivity of various metals
- how electric current can induce a chemical reaction