General Science Lab Kit (for 2nd Edition)

General Science Lab Kit (for 2nd Edition)

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Item #: 048424
Grades: 7

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Product Description:

This lab kit from Nature's Workshop Plus is designed to accompany Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd Edition and includes many of the harder to find items you need to complete the labs found in the text (sold separately). For ease and convenience, items are packaged according to the lessons.

Kit contains: safety goggles, vegetable oil, corn syrup, piece of cork, blue food coloring, balloons, baking soda, funnel, pencil, sheets of paper, thumbtacks, yarn, cardboard, cardstock, paper clip, flashlight w/ batteries, spoons, table salt, scissors, facial tissue, soap bar, chewing gum, black pepper, tweezers, toilet paper, wooden ruler, bamboo skewers, alum, cotton string, washers, black construction paper, magnifying glass, sand, plaster of Paris, bowls, lima beans, paper towels, limestone rock, steel wool, foil baking pan, small shovel, modeling clay, paper plate, petroleum jelly, seashells, index cards, pipe cleaners, colored beads, rubbing alcohol, iodine, masking tape, nylon stocking, rubber bands, chicken bouillon cube, pen, crayon, yeast, plastic bags, butter knife, plastic bandage, tealight candle, vinegar, matches, mirror, straws, oral thermometers, saltine cracker, antacid tablets, stopwatch, flexible tubing, red food coloring, tea bag, coffee filter, practice golf ball, toothpicks, blindfold, and printouts.

There are still a number of items you will need to gather from around your home, but the list will be much shorter if you use this assembled kit which will save you time, money, and gas by putting supplies at your finger tips. ~ Donna

Secondary Description:


Please note that this course is currently out of print and has been replaced by the new 3rd edition. We no longer have inventory of the Solutions Manual and we have a limited number of textbooks. If you opt to purchase a textbook, you will need to locate a used copy of the Solutions Manual and test booklet to make a complete course. This course from Apologia touches on the basics in several areas of science. The 16 modules in the hardcover student text are designed to be covered in 32-36 weeks. These modules introduce the history of science, scientific inquiry, experimentation, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, fossils, the fossil record, life, classification of life, the human body, energy, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic system, the reproductive system, the urinary system, and the nervous system. As with the entire series, the book is written to be understandable; you do not need to be a high school science teacher to present the material. And, as you would expect from the title, the handiwork of the Creator is a central theme in the course. Experiments, which require no expensive equipment, are a part of each module. Materials lists for each module are provided in an appendix at the end of the book. Many of the items needed are common household items, and the rest are easily obtainable. The softcover Solutions Manual (no longer available - out of print!) provides solutions to the questions in the book, a test booklet, and test answers.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with General Science:

The General Science course, designed for 7th grade, transitioned to the 3rd edition in 2019. The 2nd edition is now out of print and we are out of stock on most of the course components.

Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. The main component of each course is the textbook. Please note that most textbooks have switched from hardcover to softcover format. The student text includes all the student reading, instructions for labs, "On Your Own" exercises, and fifteen to twenty "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. Unlike many upper-level science texts, we have found these to be extremely readable! The text has a conversational tone, and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Plenty of helpful diagrams and pictures are included which add interest and break up the text. Answers to the "On Your Own" exercises are also included with discussion at the end of each chapter. The labs are designed to be done easily, and most require only household items to complete; unlike high school courses, like Bob Jones which require investing in some lab equipment and chemicals to complete the labs. Where a microscope or dissecting materials are required, a reasonably-priced complete kit of materials is available, for ease in collecting the items.

The Solution Manual contains test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. For some courses, a separate Perforated Tests booklet is available; please note that this is only necessary if you want an extra copy of the test questions.

TheStudent Notebooks are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering the On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

MP3 Audio CDs are also available for most courses. The audio files are in MP3 format, and will require an MP3-compatible CD player to use (these can also be run on most computers). Tests, study guides, and answers are not included - this is simply an audio version of the text.

Apologia also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. These have transitioned to USB flash drive format. Sherri Seligson, author and scientist, is your host and takes you to interesting locations, incorporating animated diagrams (over 20 hours of instruction) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. The content is more of a summary of the textual information found in each section of the modules than a narration of the text. Students will either see Sherri Seligson on location or in a lab during the speaking portions or they will see animated illustrations and examples. Sherri takes students through each lab and talks about what needs to be done and the results of the experiments.

System requirements for USB drives: USB port (PC or Mac), media player capable of playing mp4 files, and an internet browser. DVD requirements: DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.

We now offer SuperSets and Advantage Sets which include multiple items. Advantage Sets include the text, solutions manual (with a copy of the test), notebooking journal, and the MP3 Audiobook CD. SuperSets include everything in the Advantage Set (text, solutions manual with tests, otebooking journal and MP3 CD) plus the Video Instruction USB Flash Drive.

Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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I have the curriculum
Elizabeth R on Jun 29, 2021
These kits make doing the actual experiments in the books doable!! So grateful for this science kit
Christi H on Apr 30, 2021
I have the curriculum
Elizabeth R on Jun 29, 2021
So happy to have this lab kit as an option. As a homeschooling mom to 8 kids, I do many things for myself, but LOVE that I won't have to run around and gather all of these supplies. I can spend my time doing other things to prepare for the next school year! Thanks Rainbow Resource!!!
Regan G on Jun 28, 2021
These kits make doing the actual experiments in the books doable!! So grateful for this science kit
Christi H on Apr 30, 2021
To make the curriculum more hands on and convenience of having the materials handy. No running around to the stores to collect items. YEAH!
Debbie S on Dec 3, 2020
Lifesaver for doing lab experiments at home!
Kelli K on Jul 22, 2020
This kit makes our science class run so much more smoothly! No more running to the store for last minute items that we don't have for an experiment, or skipping them because we can't get them when we need them.
Teresa L on Jul 7, 2020
My son needs this for his online class.
Jamie L on Sep 5, 2019
matches our curriculm and is really convenient to completing the experiments. This is the 3rd box we have purchased. They are labeled for ease!
Christianna P on Aug 27, 2019
I love doing experiments, but I don't always have every item available. With the science kit, all of the items needed for each experiment in the book is in the box and ready when I need it!
Jennifer F on Aug 23, 2019
To accompany our General Science class this year.
Gilbert M on Aug 20, 2019
It is the most convenient way to avoid not having items on hand, or not being able to find household items at the last minute. Having each experiment packaged individually makes it student friendly. Home schooling takes place as part of a larger context of day to day living and I appreciate the peace that comes from knowing the items will be organized and ready to go. This is a gift to both student and teacher.
Toni G on Aug 20, 2019
I have used the program for another child and it was great to have all of the materials together in one place. It allows my child to be independent with the experiments.
Michelle S on Aug 12, 2019
All-in-one - don't want to hassle with gathering supplies. We will be more likely to conduct experiments with all the supplies at our fingertips!
Kristin H on Aug 6, 2019
Love having everything at my fingertips. I can skip the stress and time of finding or getting supplies for experiments!
Suzie S on Aug 2, 2019
it is easier for me if all the things i need for science are all together...i am more likely to skip experiments if i have to go looking for what i need
User on Aug 1, 2019
So excited to have an option that has almost all household supplies in one place, in labeled bags. We are trying to promote independence in learning in our rising 7th grader and feel this will help him on that path tremendously.
Karen T on May 8, 2019
Comparable price and easier to have all things at hand and together when time to complete the labs.
Cindy C on Sep 22, 2018
i've ordered these types of kits before and the time you save in hunting down items is so worth it!
Elsa on Aug 29, 2018
I know from experience that the experiments will not get done if I have to round up all the materials my self.
Kristina C on Aug 26, 2018
My son is eager (and probably past ready) to do science completely on his own. With the kit, he doesn't need me to help him find supplies or run to the store last minute.
Julia R on Aug 24, 2018
Needed this kit for homeschool this year.
Adriane M on Aug 6, 2018
I wanted to remove all the barriers to not completing the labs for this course.
Dorothy P on Aug 1, 2018
To make life easier.
Charlene H on Jul 20, 2018
goes with book and is the bigger kit which I will use for the group; and comments say it's well organized by module :-)
Jean C on Jul 19, 2018
includes EVERYTHING, no going to the store or searching for random things or small amounts of something
Alice B on Jul 12, 2018
Least expensive no shipping
Kimberly M on Mar 5, 2018
Lab for curriculum.
User on Nov 4, 2017
We love hands on science so with the text book designed for General science, this is a perfect set of kit.
Kalpesh P on Oct 24, 2017
To make my science curriculum even easier to teach!
Jennifer R R on Sep 30, 2017
I don't want to buy everything individually for the General Science class.This kit will save time.
Rachel C on Sep 26, 2017
having all the things I need for science experiments is extremely helpful and allows my child to be more independent when it comes to doing the activities
Emily L on Sep 13, 2017
I need all the experiment items handy without running all over town so my 7th grader can get the most out of her curriculum
Maria S on Aug 31, 2017
To avoid the headache of trying to find everything for every lab!
Amber P on Aug 28, 2017
This collection of supplies makes my life so much easier. It's all there in one place!
Mary G on Jul 6, 2017
It's easier for me to purchase a lab kit than to put one together on my own.
Lisa H on Jul 3, 2017
I decided to purchase this to make things easier when gather materials for experiments. It seems I am always missing something when it comes time for experiments.
TARA on Jun 7, 2017
I got tired on never having all the items needed to do the experiments. The lab kits do all the work of gathering the supplies for me and makes sure I have everything I need.
Anna Marie D on May 9, 2017
To save time and be prepared for each lesson without having to take time out to find odd items. I find if we are in a hurry and haven't prepared, we end up stopping because we don't have everything we need, and I don't want to skip lessons/experiments, so everything goes on hold. If we are prepared, we move along smoothly. Having all items for experiments makes a difference in keeping things moving forward and saving me from frustration.
Christopher D on Dec 12, 2016
recommended by friends
Tamara H on Oct 22, 2016
Liked set up and content
Eric S on Oct 8, 2016
This kit is well worth the money. It is a time saver and eliminates going crazy, trying to hunt down specific items. You will be all set to do all the experiments.
Maria A on Aug 29, 2016
All materials are organized and ready to use. That helps to insure that experiments actually get done.
Selene G on Aug 29, 2016
I wanted to take the frustration out of "good intentions". I always think I can just plan ahead and get stuff myself. It usually never works that way.
Tiama C on Aug 20, 2016
Convenience for a co-op class
Cathy P on Aug 4, 2016
Coop chose to have kit with subject.
Debra M on Aug 3, 2016
Tim R on Aug 1, 2016
Ease of obtaining materials
Ellen R on Aug 1, 2016
To eliminate searching for some of the experiment items
Laura C on Jul 21, 2016
there's very few weird or hard to find things in this, but for the hassle of going to 5 stores all over town, or finding the proper items needed in my house, AND being my first year of homeschooling, money spent to make things simple is worth it, especially to start.
Sarah C on Jul 19, 2016
So we'd have every thing we need to make the semester go more smoothly.
Beverly M on Jul 18, 2016
So happy to have this lab kit as an option. As a homeschooling mom to 8 kids, I do many things for myself, but LOVE that I won't have to run around and gather all of these supplies. I can spend my time doing other things to prepare for the next school year! Thanks Rainbow Resource!!!
Regan G on Jun 28, 2021
To make the curriculum more hands on and convenience of having the materials handy. No running around to the stores to collect items. YEAH!
Debbie S on Dec 3, 2020
Will there be a lab kit coming out for this new edition?
User on Aug 16, 2019
General Science Lab Kit (for 2nd Edition)
General Science Lab Kit (for 2nd Edition)
Exploring Creation with General Science Video Instruction Thumb Drive 3rd Edition
Exploring Creation with General Science Video Instruction Thumb Drive 3rd Edition
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we do expect to get a lab kit for the 3rd edition soon.
Will this have everything for the experiments in the General Science 3rd edition?
A shopper on May 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This kit aligns to the 2nd edition. The new 3rd edition has been revised with new labs and activities, including different content. We do not believe it will align with the 3rd edition, but will not be able to compare it until the 3rd edition has been released. Please feel free to contact us at 888-841-3456 for more information.
We have a co-op class with 4 students. Would one kit be enough, or would we need 2?
User on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you want each student to do the experiments, you will need four. There is only enough material in each kit for one student. If the students shared, you could reduce it to 2 but there are some activities (like building a DNA model) that would be beneficial for each student to do. I would recommend each student have a kit and at the bare minimum sharing two. I think if you only use 1 kit, you will significantly reduce the hands-on learning experience. My daughter loves the experiments. It was her favorite part of the course!
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Rated 3 out of 5
All my own fault, but I am likely not the only one that has or will make this error as we rush through our long to do lists. There are two editions, make sure you choose the correct one!!
August 19, 2022
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Addition To Curriculum
I love having this kit! It save time and money. I don’t have to hunt for items. Great addition to the class! Thank you for putting them together!
January 22, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Could be better
Having these kits certainly makes it convenient to grab and go, but I have found that they don't always provide the exact materials or in the correct sizes/amounts to make the experiment work. Many times they cut the portions so much that it alters the experiment. For the price point, I won't be purchasing more of these from this particular maker.
March 19, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best lab kit out there!
This is the best science kit for the Apologia curriculum! My kids love how easy the experiments are to do when they have a kit for the experiments. I love how the kit is organized by module and include all the module items in a nice, neat package. I only need to supply pots, pans, containers, and fresh food ingredients! Thank you for making experiments organized, easy and fun!
December 1, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love getting the kits that go along with the apologia curriculum it makes doing the experiments very enjoyable and I have everything I need with the kit. So worth the $!!!
October 13, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So glad to have discovered this!
I'm not the best at getting our science tools/supplies together before a lesson, thus having a dry lesson to teach. Getting this kit has really helped with that, and now my child really enjoys science and doing the experiments. So glad that I bought this and I would recommend it to anyone else that has trouble organising their science projects.
September 23, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
A great help
I never seem to have something or other on hand when it comes time for science labs so I purchased this kit to use for the science lab we're hosting. So far, it's been great to just open the bag for the module we're studying and go. It is very well organized. Please note that there are still some things that you will need to shop for or have on hand (purple cabbage, eggs, etc) so do read the experiments in advance of the time you plan to do them.
October 20, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth the money
I bought this because it was all inclusive and I wanted my Daughter to be able to forge ahead on her own. It was the best thing I bought this year. Well worth every dollar. She can work independently with out waiting for me to buy supplies.
August 28, 2016
over 6 years ago

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