Many years ago, a budding chemist could purchase, or maybe talk his parents into purchasing, a chemistry set from Gilbert. It had lots of chemicals and most of the basics for creating the smokey and colorful reactions necessary to keep a student fascinated, maybe long enough to spark a real interest in further study. Those sets long ago disappeared, but there's a Kickstarter project for what the creators call the Incredible Chemistry Set, with all of the glassware, chemicals, and lab equipment necessary to perform the really impressive chemical reactions.
We have spent months researching the most fascinating reactions to include in the set. All of this research has been compiled in our Experiments Book. This book includes procedures for 35 experiments. The set, along with the book, will enable you to carry out these experiments.
If beakers and Erlenmeyer flasks are your tool of choice, this is your project. It looks good.
Incredible Chemistry Set on Kickstarter