Every year, the Wondershop publishes a set of articles aimed at helping you find the perfect gift for the science enthusiast in your life. We call it Giving the Gift of Wonder. This year, we've got a very special list of great gifts ideas meant to inspire curiosity and imagination. Some are for children. Some are for adults. Some are for kids of all ages! Chances are that you'll be able to check a few names off your list with some of the ideas you find here. And as usual, we hope that you will take time this holiday season to enjoy the wonders of science!
Today's gift idea is very special. What do you get the person who has everything. How about a world encased in glass? Inspired by technological research and developments for extended space exploration by NASA, the EcoSphere is a fully functional, self sustaining, living ecosystem. Inside each EcoSphere are active micro-organisms, small shrimp, algae and bacteria, each existing in filtered sea water. Because the it is a self-sustaining ecosystem, you never have to feed the life within. Simply provide your EcoSphere with a source of indirect natural or artificial light and enjoy this aesthetic blend of art and science, beauty and balance.
EcoSpheres are available in 3 impressive sizes. Each EcoSphere is individually crafted to achieve an aesthetic, meditative beauty suitable for any indoor environment, including home, classroom or office. People of all ages can appreciate the simple significance of these wonderful creations.
Note: Average life expectancy is about 2-3 years, but can continue upwards of 8-10 years in certain cases.
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