Physical Science Lab Kit

Physical Science Lab Kit

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Product Description:

Like the other kits from Nature's Workshop Plus, this kit contains some of the harder to find items to complete the labs found in Apologia's Physical Science course (sold separately), and they are packaged according to lessons for convenience.

This kit contains: safety goggles, baking soda, 9-volt battery, insulated wire, scissors, clear tape, yarn, pencils, antacid tablets, cotton balls, thermometer, candles, plastic bags, matches, yeast, balloon, test tubes, paper towels, Epsom salts, paper cup, comb, pens, sugar, table salt, cooking oil, olive oil, paper clip, toilet paper, dish soap, wax crayon, white cotton string, cornstarch, 1.5 volt battery, 3-inch nail, cardboard, stopwatch, measuring tape, index card, aluminum pie pan, marble, eraser, small block of wood, sandpaper, ruler, rubber stopper, aluminum foil, black marker, thread, washers, balls, Styrofoam cup lip, plastic wrap, rice, flat mirror, protractor, white paper, flashlight w/batteries, and black construction paper.

You will still need to gather some items to round out the supply list, but this kit makes the shopping easier. ~ Donna

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.


Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses by Dr. Jay Wile take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. Each course consists of a high-quality hardcover student text and a paperback solution manual. 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.

The recently-published Notebooking Journals are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering 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.

Most of the courses are available on Complete Course CD-ROMs. These 2-disc sets include all of the information found in the print version of the course along with additional multimedia animations, videos, narrations, and pronunciation guides. Tests can be viewed on-screen and printed out, but are not interactive. The teacher has access to password-protected answers which they can use for manual grading. Although the program does not require access to the internet, Internet Explorer is used as the interface.

Companion CD-ROMs are also available for each Apologia textbook. Not to be confused with the CD-ROM Complete Course, these CD-ROMs offer only the multimedia features that cannot be included in a print textbook. Features include videos of experiments, close-ups of a variety of organisms, identification of different components on 3-D models, and pronunciations of words with which students are probably unfamiliar. This one would be our preference, as our family finds it easier to read a book than to read for an extended period on the computer monitor. System requirements for all CD-ROMS: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10 (not supported for Mac operating systems).

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 now offers updated Video Instruction DVDs for Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Biology. These have been remade with Sherri Seligson as your host (switching from Rusty Hughes). Sherri is an author and scientist and she energetically 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. There are no pdf files with this newer edition of the DVDs just video lessons and tutorials for the experiments in 4-disc sets.

General Science, Physical Science, and Physics are going out of print from the publisher. The stock we have remaining are the Rusty Hughes edition of the DVDs (while they last). The lecture instruction closely follows the text, with lectures broken down by text section. Presented in a slideshow fashion, students will see information or illustrations and hear Mr. Hughes as he explains that concept. At the appropriate time, Mr. Hughes will perform the experiments for each chapter, explain the procedure, work through the experiment, and offer a visual of the expected outcome so that students know how to do the experiment themselves. He also makes it very clear that the demonstrations are not to replace you doing the experiments. Module notes are available in PDF format at the beginning of each module and contain all math problems from the lectures. The student will print them and fill them out as they are discussed in the lecture. A suggestion for planning your lessons for a 10-day period is offered at the beginning of the first module.

To use these DVDs, you must have a DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.




This offering from Dr. Jay Wile introduces junior high students to his creation-based science texts. Beginning with basics such as atomic structure and measurement, students learn about air, the atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, weather, motion, Newton's laws of motion, gravity, magnetism, and electricity. Hands-on experiments use household chemicals and supplies.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

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


Primary Subject
Science
Grade
8
Format
Other
Brand Name
Nature's Workshop
Weight
3.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
13.0" x 10.5" x 5.5"
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Why did you choose this?
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My son is using this curriculum in homeschool, and having the lab kit makes it simple and convenient for him to work more independently.
Crystal B on Sep 17, 2019
My husband said that it was "cheap at the price" instead of me searching all over the house and running to the store.
Liz L on Sep 10, 2019
My son is using this curriculum in homeschool, and having the lab kit makes it simple and convenient for him to work more independently.
Crystal B on Sep 17, 2019
Using with homeschool program
Christine B on Sep 16, 2019
My husband said that it was "cheap at the price" instead of me searching all over the house and running to the store.
Liz L on Sep 10, 2019
Needed for an online class
Debra M on Aug 23, 2019
The lab experience will enhance comprehension and prepare my boys for future high school lab.
Angela P on Aug 19, 2019
To make class prep for labs easier.
Erin H on Aug 2, 2019
to help us make science happen easier
Jennifer A on Jul 29, 2019
This kit will help keep my students on schedule with their experiments.
Melissa L on Feb 20, 2019
This kit comes packaged and labeled by the lessons instead of all items tossed in a box.
April B on Feb 15, 2019
I chose the Physical Science Lab Kit for ease. It will be nice to have everything I need to do the daily experiments.
Athena E on Jan 7, 2019
Free Shipping! Good reviews on organized kit and helpful in preforming experiments in the companion studies.
Rebecca M on Oct 13, 2018
Even though these are mostly everyday items, I am a working teacher and find I don't have time to gather items. Love the kits, thank you!
Martina C on Aug 24, 2018
appears to cover all items needed for course I purchased
Courtney B on Aug 20, 2018
Using for 9th grade science
Tyrza C on Aug 16, 2018
I would like to make it easier on lab day
Lisa M on Aug 14, 2018
From reading the reviews, it sounds like a time-saver to have so many miscellaneous household items culled together in one kit. I know I'd probably be saving money just to supplement whatever I already have lying around the house, but time is money, as they say. : )
Doug W on Aug 6, 2018
ease of executing curriculum
Bethany W on Aug 1, 2018
Having these kits has made experiments actually happen.
Eve H on Jul 31, 2018
I'm using it for my Physical Science homeschool class.
Amanda D on Jul 31, 2018
To use in Classical Conversations Challenge I science strand during community day.
Charlene H on Jul 20, 2018
It was recommended to me by the wonderful Live Chat ladies! :-)
Sarah S on Jul 18, 2018
Used a kit for General Science. Loved it! It makes is so much easier to plan and do the experiments. No time spent hunting around the house and store for items.
Allyson O on Jul 6, 2018
Because having all the materials needed for the labs is well worth $70 and makes my life a whole lot easier! I wish I knew about it last year!
kristi N on Jun 27, 2018
We have used these kits before and absolutely love that we have all that we need to do the wonderful experiments in the textbook. They are hard to find items or need to get lots of it. Overall it allowed us to save a ton a money and learn more as we did all the experiments. I will never teach science without these kits!!!
JESSICA J on Jun 21, 2018
Less stress and more likely to actually do the experiments. Who wouldn’t like less stress?!?!
Allison M on Jun 20, 2018
facilitates doing the labs. Well done.
mary b on Jun 12, 2018
school
Jeanette H on Apr 15, 2018
We needed this kit for my daughter's science curriculum.
MEREDITH W on Feb 8, 2018
To make pulling together lab items easier and to ensure we would be able to get the labs completed when assigned instead of waiting to find all the items.
Andrea S on Nov 29, 2017
It's part of our Classical Conversation's curiculum.
Cheryl K on Nov 3, 2017
It was recommended to me
Bonnie E on Oct 5, 2017
to make it easier for us to get the experiments done
Ann T on Aug 31, 2017
I find that it is easier to have all my supplies readily available so we can do our experiments quickly and efficiently.
Beth H on Aug 30, 2017
I chose to purchase the experiment kit because I wanted to eliminate the job of shopping for all of these supplies. I tried to find a few at our local store and it was unsuccessful. Gathering supplies would require several trips to many stores. I am just too busy for all of that running around. Also, I think my daughter will be more excited about her experiments if she has everything she needs right in front of her. Staying on task will be easier.
Jannie K on Aug 27, 2017
I hope this kit will make it easier for my 8th grader to get all of the supplies ready to perform the Physical Science experiments.
Nancy S on Aug 25, 2017
to do the experiments
regina g on Aug 25, 2017
We live in a remote area, so trying to find this stuff is quite hard. Now all we need to do is open it up!
Julie U on Aug 22, 2017
We are using this for our son's Classes by Beth Plus Physical Science class.
Christy L on Aug 15, 2017
convenience
Susan F on Aug 14, 2017
It will be easy for my son to do all experiments without having to wait for me to purchase the items.
Alison H on Aug 14, 2017
I love that the lab supplies are all gathered in one spot. I would never have it together enough to have them all ready on the day of the lab! I only wish that even the perishables on the lists could somehow be supplied. :)
Kris K on Aug 11, 2017
Life is busy. Even though it seems pricey, it's nice to have all the key supplies waiting for you instead of having to find them. The labs are essential to the curriculum as they teach the students to carefully observe and record their experiments.
TateAllan A on Aug 10, 2017
So I would have the experiment items when needed instead of having to search and purchase them myself. Convenience! :)
Leslie C on Aug 9, 2017
I struggle to have all items necessary for experiments on hand when they are needed. Then, because we don't have them, I skip the experiments. I'm hoping by having this kit my child will have a more complete science experience without the hassle of having to track down items on my part.
Kevin D on Jul 16, 2017
There are no excuses to not do a lab when all the hard-to-find supplies are already sorted by Module! Buying this kit makes it easy for the kids to do experiments independent of Mom!
User on Jul 4, 2017
Time Saving
Andrea P on Jul 4, 2017
I was teaching a physical science class :)
Tracy S on Jun 30, 2017
Having lab items on hand is a tremendous help in staying on schedule. We had several labs that were delayed last year because of a missing item or two.
Laurel S on May 24, 2017
It goes with the book and makes it so much easier to complete the experiments. Without it I generally end up skipping most of the experiments.
Sherry M on Mar 5, 2017
These are needed items and it will be much eaier to stay on schedule with them all on-hand.
Deborah K P on Mar 1, 2017
Using with homeschool program
Christine B on Sep 16, 2019
Needed for an online class
Debra M on Aug 23, 2019
Is a step by step instruction book provided for the physical science lab kit ?
Jane W on Apr 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't think this lab kit has any instructions. My last child used this a year or so ago. The labs are laid out in the student textbook. They have a step-by-step lab that the students follow for every lab in every module. So all you do is pull out the bag from the kit for that module and it has everything you need (except perishable items - one year I remember we needed red cabbage).

It was much easier for me to get this lab kit than to run around finding all of the supplies around the house or buy them at my weekly grocery run. I also bought the student spiral notebook for them to write down notes from their reading and the lab results. They also do the study guide inside that spiral notebook and then I give them the test copied from the text/solutions book. I know the first couple years of homeschooling this age group, it seemed like a lot of money to get all of these things, but I do believe that it's worth it. If you can swing it, I also recommend the CD that reads the text to them so they can sit back and listen... unless you have great readers who love reading textbooks! :) Happy Sciencing!
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What is included in the kit?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This kit contains: safety goggles, baking soda, 9-volt battery, insulated wire, scissors, clear tape, yarn, pencils, antacid tablets, cotton balls, thermometer, candles, plastic bags, matches, yeast, balloon, test tubes, paper towels, Epsom salts, paper cup, comb, pens, sugar, table salt, cooking oil, olive oil, paper clip, toilet paper, dish soap, wax crayon, white cotton string, cornstarch, 1.5 volt battery, 3-inch nail, cardboard, stopwatch, measuring tape, index card, aluminum pie pan, marble, eraser, small block of wood, sandpaper, ruler, rubber stopper, aluminum foil, black marker, thread, washers, balls, Styrofoam cup lip, plastic wrap, rice, flat mirror, protractor, white paper, flashlight w/batteries, and black construction paper.
What is NOT on this list that is needed?
A shopper on Feb 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You would need to provide little things for each module. For instance, for MODULE 1, you need to provide: 1-small glass; 2-spoon; 3-tabletop; 4-helper; 5-vinegar; 6-measuring cups; 7-three large glasses. For MODULE 2, you need to provide: 1-small glass; 2-tap water; 3-large glass; 4-two cups Hydrogen Peroxide; 5-plastic bottle; 6-teaspoon; 7-sunny window; 8-vinegar. As you can see, you need to provide things which you can easily find around the house. By the way, such list is included in the box; so you will know exactly what you need to provide for each module. Hope this helps.
are there enough materials for more than one student? if so, how many students?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the experiment. Of course it is intended for one student, so with consumables there wouldn't be enough. But to be honest I would def only buy one kit if you have more than one student. They could do the experiments either together or separately and if there is something that you need more of just look at it first and figure it out. I don't have students doing the same science together but I have 5 kids so I buy the kit for the oldest, keep everything that doesn't need to be thrown away in the bags and then you can refill yourself with the needed supplies before the next child starts it.
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Great kit
I really appreciate how the products for each module's experiments are pre bagged. It has been so easy to get into our experiments.
September 6, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Best Science Lab kit!
Worth every penny. I balked at first thinking the supplies don't cost that much, but the Box is complete and there's no need to piece Parts together. Every module is individually bagged and labeled. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you!
September 23, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Fantastic for a busy mom!
If you are looking for a way to have your student work more independently, this kit is the way to go! Perhaps a bit pricey, but now there is never a day when science gets missed due to lack of supplies on hand. Previously, even when I was at my most organized there always still something we were missing for a science lab. Now, not even a thought. What a blessing that science is more organized now.
November 15, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Awesome product
I don't love doing science experiments, but with this pack it is so easy. It is very well organized which makes our science lessons run smoothly. It was an awesome investment. Well worth the cost.
November 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Glad I spent the money
How glad I am to have spent the money on the science kit. It has saved me hours of running around to gather the needed supplies!
April 27, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Makes my life easier!
It's great not having to head to the store for a missing item. This kit helps my student stay on schedule!
October 19, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago

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