Amber is fossilized tree sap, also known as resin, which has undergone molecular polymerization over 30-90 million years. These beautiful amber samples, ranging from 1.5-2+ cm, each have at least one small insect trapped inside. Samples originate from Russia and the Dominican Republic. Each sample comes in a clear plastic case with a magnifying lens in the lid to allow for excellent viewing of the organism inside the amber. The specimen can be removed for examination under a microscope. Cases measure 2.5 cm square by 2.3 cm high. (1" x 1" x 0.875").
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Not anything like ad
Nov 15, 2017 | By Jim Sams of Saint Charles, MO United States
Owner Response:We apologize that the sample you received was not up to your expectations. If our products are unsatisfactory to you, then they are unsatisfactory to us. A customer service representative will be reaching out to you to exchange the piece or to refund your money.
Where are the insects?
Jan 4, 2017 | By Karen of Frisco, TX United States
Owner Response:Hi Karen,
If you have a piece of amber with an insect that is too small to see, please return it for another piece or a full refund. We guarantee that there is an insect in each piece, but once in a while they may be smaller than we prefer. Someone from customer service will be in touch with you.
Amber with insect
Sep 4, 2015 | By Serrano of AL France
Mar 9, 2015 | By BB of Woodstock, IL United States
insects in amber
Dec 9, 2014 | By Timothy Al Evans of FL United States
Good value, but needs microscope
Oct 22, 2014 | By N. Krajcar of Concord, CA United States
Oct 8, 2014 | By sarah s of atlanta, GA United States
Jun 9, 2014 | By Brittany Hoffnagle of Conway, SC United States
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below. Suggested Science Idea(s) 4-ESS1-1
Students can use the Amber with Insect as part of an investigation to gather information and evidence to support claims for early life in the Geologic History of Earth.
With close examination and research about the amber and the insect encased within, students can make inferences about Earth's history, common ancestry, diversity of life and adaptation.
Any hands-on activity with fossils will create a strong foundation for Geologic History lessons at all grade levels.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.