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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. 1. How many of these did you have? (Homemade versions count!)

    A chemistry set.
    Model DNA.
    Crystal growing kit.
    Soap bubble kit.
    Glow in the dark stars.
    Glow in the dark planets.
    Glow in the dark duvet cover.
    Night sky projection kit.
    Inflatable globe.
    Wooden railway set.
    Educational Insights /
    Net for pond dipping.
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    Pooter for collecting insects.
    Flickr: paulspace / Creative Commons
    Homemade water rocket.
    Electronic circuit kit.
    A terrarium.
    Flickr: cmichel67 / Creative Commons
    Cress growing kit.
    Flickr: tschiae / Creative Commons
    My first science video.
    The Magic School Bus books.
    The Magic School Bus video games.
    Scholastic / Via
    A wooden dinosaur skeleton.
    Light up flashing gyroscope.
    A graphical calculator.
    Ferrofluid in a jar.
    Walkie talkies.
    Tellyaddict /
    Forensics kit.
    Make your own intruder alarm kit.
    Invisible ink pen.
    Lie detector.
    Remote control helicopter.
    Homemade volcano with baking soda.
    Cornflour for making non-Newtonian fluid.
    Daniel Christensen /
    Fool's gold.
    Didier Descouens /
    Chunk of quartz.
    Fossils you found on the beach.
    Kelly Oakes / BuzzFeed
    Net for investigating rock pools.
    Potato clock.
    Newton's cradle.
    Dominique Toussaint /
    Galilean thermometer.
    Fenners /
    Solar system model.
    Fun Learning /
    Weather station.
    Science Museum /
    Guardians of the Greenwood computer game.
    Logical Journey of the Zoombinis computer game.
    Brøderbund Software /
    Circuit board notebook.
    Crystal clear smart putty.
    Fuzzy felt in SPACE.
    Kelly Oakes / BuzzFeed
    Fuzzy felt Dinosaurs.
    Magnifying glass.
    RSPB membership.
    Pocket guide to birds.
    Pocket guide to fossils.
    Pocket guide to insects.
    Collins /
    Pocket guide to butterflies.
    Bug magnifying jars.
    Light up globe.
    National Geographic /
    Rubik's cube.
    Booyabazooka /
    Sea monkeys.
    Make your own buzz wire kit.
    How Science Works book.

How Geeky Were You As A Child?

You weren't super geeky as a kid. You probably went pond dipping once or twice, but were happier playing sport or making your own fun with your friends. But remember, it's never too late to embrace your nerdy side.

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You were pretty geeky as a kid. You spent some time experimenting and probably made more than your fair share of homemade volcanoes and rockets. But you were just as happy with other activities too.

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You were very geeky as a kid. Science was probably one of your favourite subjects at school and you spent most of the holidays geeking out too. I mean, what's the point of spending a day at the beach if you don't dig around in some rock pools?

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