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How Geeky Were You As A Child?

Were there glow in the dark stars on your bedroom ceiling? Did you go pond dipping? And fossil hunting?

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  1. How many of these did you have? (Homemade versions count!)
    1. 1 A chemistry set.
    2. 2 Model DNA.
    1. 3 Crystal growing kit.
    2. 4 Soap bubble kit.
    1. 5 Glow in the dark stars.
    2. 6 Glow in the dark planets.
    1. 7 Glow in the dark duvet cover.
    2. 8 Night sky projection kit.
    1. 9 Inflatable globe.
    2. 10 Slime.
    1. 11 Wooden railway set.
    2. 12 Spirograph.
    1. Educational Insights / toysrus.com/index.jsp?productId=3535432&cp=2255956.2273442.2256398.2256399.2256540&parentPage=family
      13 Binoculars.
    2. 14 Telescope.
    1. 15 Microscope.
    2. flickr.com/spencer77/7753756780 / Creative Commons
      16 Net for pond dipping.
    1. flickr.com/paulspace/7474274842 / Creative Commons
      17 Pooter for collecting insects.
    2. 18 Homemade water rocket.
    1. 19 Electronic circuit kit.
    2. flickr.com/cmichel67/8191287403/ / Creative Commons
      20 A terrarium.
    1. flickr.com/tschiae/8605216263 / Creative Commons
      21 Cress growing kit.
    2. 22 My first science video.
    1. Scholastic
      23 The Magic School Bus books.
    2. Scholastic / Via thestrong.org
      24 The Magic School Bus video games.
    1. 25 A wooden dinosaur skeleton.
    2. 26 Gyroscope.
    1. 27 Light up flashing gyroscope.
    2. 28 A graphical calculator.
    1. 29 Ferrofluid in a jar.
    2. 30 Walkie talkies.
    1. 31 Spy pen.
    2. 32 Forensics kit.
    1. 33 Make your own intruder alarm kit.
    2. 34 Prism.
    1. 35 Invisible ink pen.
    2. 36 Lie detector.
    1. 37 Remote control helicopter.
    2. 38 Worm farm.
    1. flickr.com/span112/4227282312/ / CC
      39 Homemade volcano with baking soda.
    2. Daniel Christensen / en.wikipedia.org/File:Corn_speaker.jpg
      40 Cornflour for making non-Newtonian fluid.
    1. Didier Descouens / en.wikipedia.org/File:Pyrite_elbe.jpg
      41 Fool’s gold.
    2. flickr.com/arenamontanus/2756009347/ / CC
      42 Chunk of quartz.
    1. Kelly Oakes / BuzzFeed
      43 Fossils you found on the beach.
    2. flickr.com/infobunny/6150780958 / CC
      44 Net for investigating rock pools.
    1. flickr.com/xrayspx/6971577240/ / CC
      45 Potato clock.
    2. flickr.com/stevendepolo/3298785031/ / CC
      46 Geode.
    1. 47 Newton’s cradle.
    2. 48 Galilean thermometer.
    1. Fun Learning / ebay.co.uk/Geosafari-Motorised-Solar-System-Planetarium-3D-Planets-Model-for-Children-/181199466123
      49 Solar system model.
    2. Science Museum / amazon.co.uk-Museum-Weather-Station-Childrens/dp/B00674IK3W
      50 Weather station.
    1. 51 Guardians of the Greenwood computer game.
    2. Brøderbund Software / broderbund.com
      52 Logical Journey of the Zoombinis computer game.
    1. 53 Circuit board notebook.
    2. 54 Crystal clear smart putty.
    1. Kelly Oakes / BuzzFeed
      55 Fuzzy felt in SPACE.
    2. 56 Fuzzy felt Dinosaurs.
    1. 57 Magnifying glass.
    2. 58 RSPB membership.
    1. 59 Pocket guide to birds.
    2. 60 Pocket guide to fossils.
    1. Collins / amazon.co.uk-Pocket-Guide-Insects-Britain/dp/0002191377
      61 Pocket guide to insects.
    2. 62 Pocket guide to butterflies.
    1. 63 Bug magnifying jars.
    2. 64 Light up globe.
    1. National Geographic / amazon.co.uk-World-Revised-National-Geographic/dp/1426308388
      65 Atlas.
    2. Booyabazooka / en.wikipedia.org/File:Rubik%27s_cube.svg
      66 Rubik’s cube.
    1. 67 Sea monkeys.
    2. 68 Robot.
    1. 69 Make your own buzz wire kit.
    2. 70 How Science Works book.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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