Chem C500 Beginner's Set

Chem C500 Beginner's Set

# 010064

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Item #: 010064
Grades: 5-8

Product Description:

This set is designed to be an introduction to chemistry. The equipment and manual in this kit allow students to perform 28 "classic" but exciting experiments in several areas of chemistry. Topics covered include: reactions between solids, liquids, and gases; acids and bases; electrochemistry; and more. Kit includes a 48-page experiment manual, safety glasses, six vials of chemicals, three test tubes, one stopper, a battery terminal, two pipettes, and a measuring spoon. A 9V battery is required for some experiments but is not included. Though some similar experiments are included in later sets, the exact experiments in this set are not included in the C1000, C2000, or C3000 kits. Please note that in an attempt to make things more fun, a "magic" theme is present in the lab manuals and many of the experiments are labeled as magic tricks.

Category Description for Chem Experiment Kits:

What could be more fun than playing with bubbling mixtures and liquids that change color, err... I mean, performing chemistry experiments? Each kit provides just about everything you need to do experiments that take mere minutes to complete. If you're especially interested in chemistry, I would recommend the C1000 kits and up because they are more extensive in content and materials. In the past, we recommended the C1000 and up for most chemistry courses, as the lab manual for the first kit was skimpier on explanations, but now that the C101 has been replaced with the C500, this is no longer the case. With the introduction of the C500, the lab manual has been "overhauled," according to the manufacturer, to bring it up to speed with the other kits. However, the safety glasses in the C1000 kit (and up) are still an improvement over the goggles in the C500 kit. There is some overlap between the kits, as each kit tends to "build on" and incorporate experiments and materials from the previous kit. Please note that a 6V lantern battery is required for some experiments but not included in any of the kits. ~ Anh

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Category Description for CHEMISTRY:

Homeschool Chemistry Curriculum, Workbooks, Lab Materials, Kits, Games, and Chemistry Lab Supplies

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Thames and Kosmos
1.3 (lbs.)
13.1" x 2.6" x 8.9"
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Requested a chemistry set for Christmas
Judith on Dec 9, 2018
Requested a chemistry set for Christmas
Judith on Dec 9, 2018
Does this kit include everything needed to do all the experiments? Is the battery the only thing missing?
A shopper on May 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The kit includes needed items other than common household items. The 9-volt battery is the most unusual of these items. Others items include things like a tea candle, an ink pen, shower gel, and vinegar.
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