General Science Lab Kit (for 3rd Edition)

General Science Lab Kit (for 3rd Edition)

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Convenient and easy to use, this lab kit from Nature’s Workshop Plus contains many of the necessary items to complete the activities in the 3rd edition General Science course. Items are packaged in individual lesson bags that correspond to the book lessons. Just think, no more hunting and digging around the cabinets to ensure you have the right supplies for the day! You will provide some general household items.

Contents include: salt, paper towels, lid, tall jar, paper plates, heavy hex nut, popcorn kernels, ping pong ball, dropper pipette, white paper, dish soap, cardboard, pencils, plastic straws, masking and cellophane tape, dark marker, chalk, ruler, sandpaper, alum, washers, plastic spoons, table salt, cotton swabs, salt substitute, filter paper, beakers (100 ml, 250 ml.), stirring rod, funnel, D batteries, rubber bands, metal thumbtacks, calculator, paper bag, navy beans, pint size bags, cardboard tubes, graham crackers, chocolate and vanilla pudding mix, vegetable oil, balloons, construction paper, paper clips, cardstock, tree ring image, tea light candle, matches, food coloring, clay, votive candle, sand, potting soil, rock/gravel mix, string, magnifier, scissors, black electrical tape, safety goggles, clothespin, wood block, insulated copper wire, non-LED flashlight bulb (3V), metal binder clip, small eraser, wax paper roll, black pipe cleaners, forceps, mass scale, baking soda, tennis ball, paper, aluminum foil, bamboo skewer, sprinkles, water bottle with lid, spoon, liquid measuring cup, measure cup and spoon set, stopwatch, iodine, tree identification book, sugar, baker’s yeast, paper serving cup, craft knife, color domino blocks and a toy car.

Secondary Description:

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Publisher Description:

This lab kit is designed to accompany Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science 3rd EDITION. Perfect for the independent learner or busy family, this kit contains many of the items you need to complete the experiments in the book. You won't find a more complete kit anywhere else! Using the items in this lab kit, students will be able to perform experiments such as creating a chemical reaction, discovering the effects soap has on water, and more! Items are packaged in individual lesson bags to correspond with lessons in the book.

NOTE: Students will require both the Textbook and the Student Notebook to complete this course.

Revised in 2019, this course has a fresh new look and feel. With a goal to create an easier transition from the Apologia Young Explorer’s series for elementary students to the upper level Apologia courses, this course focuses on teaching students to learn independently. The content has also been modified, with fewer modules (14) and a 4 day per week schedule. Topically, the new edition covers the history of science, the scientific inquiry and method, documenting and interpreting experimental results, scientific analysis and history, and science and creation. The three branches of Science: Physical, Earth and Life are covered thoughtfully except for anatomy and physiology which has been removed to prevent overlap of content from the Young Explorer’s Anatomy and Physiology course. Within these branches, students will study astronomy, geology, paleontology, meteorology, oceanography, marine science, life science, environmental science and a basic overview of chemistry, physics and biology. A biblical worldview is evident through scripture references (NIV/NLT), creation connections, and through the experiences of various scientists from history and the present, who believe science is the best avenue to learn more about the God who created it.

There are 3 core components: The softcover Textbook, the spiral bound Student Notebook and the paperback Solutions and Tests. The Textbook is divided into 14 modules and contains all the student readings, On Your Own Questions (and answers) and the hands-on experiments/activities. Written conversationally, the author strives to engage students through text, graphics and activities. The course contains a total of 76 hands on experiments or activities. While students should complete all the activities, only one formal lab report is required per module. It is expected to take one hour per day to complete each science lesson. Additional student resources are available through the link and password provided in the textbook. The appendix includes a list of lab supplies for each module. Each module will take 2- 2 ½ weeks to complete. Lab supplies are easily found items, although we offer a Lab Kit from Nature’s Workshop Plus for your convenience.

The Student Notebook contains the suggested daily schedule, grading rubrics, space to record answers to the on your own questions and the study guide questions, write the definitions to vocabulary words, document lab experiments, note-taking prompts and graphic organizers, and occasional fill in the blank summaries. At the end of each module is a Creation Connection response page for writing out personal thoughts or questions related to the module.

The Student Notebook is considered a required component. However, with the exception of the daily schedule, occasional summaries and the note taking prompts, instructions for the notebooking exercises are provided in the textbook. Advanced students may choose to create their own science notebook following the instructions in the text.

The Solutions booklet with Test Pages contains the module exams, and the solutions to the study guide questions and exams. Tests are not reproducible. Also available is a packet of Tests Pages for additional students.

The Exploring Creation with General Science 3rd edition Set includes the Textbook, Student Notebook, and Solutions Booklet with Test Pages.

The Exploring Creation with General Science MP3 Audio CD contains an audio reading of the textbook and on your own questions. It does not include an audio reading for the study guides, tests, and answers. Please note, this is an MP3 audio. To play this CD, you will need a MP3-compatible CD player or on a computer. It will not play in a standard audio cd player.

The Exploring Creation with General Science Video Instruction Thumb Drive provides additional instructions for each of module in the textbook modules through lectures, visual animations, on-location video clips. Sherri Seligson engages students through her lively teaching and 3-D animations. Additionally, videos of all the experiments are included for reference and include detailed explanations. It is recommended students complete the lab activities at home. The Thumb Drive is a supplemental teaching support and the Textbook, Student Notebook and Solutions and Test Book are required.

The Exploring Creation with General Science Deluxe Set includes the Textbook, Student Notebook, Solutions Book with Test Pages, the MP3 Audio CD and the Video Instruction Thumb

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.

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
7
Format
Other
Brand Name
Nature's Workshop
Weight
11.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
12.0" x 17.5" x 7.0"
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Why did you choose this?
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So my oldest can do the experiments as they come up without me having to be available.
Cyndel J on May 18, 2022
Ready to go science supplies means we are more likely to do the experiments!
Alecia B on Jun 10, 2021
So my oldest can do the experiments as they come up without me having to be available.
Cyndel J on May 18, 2022
Kit looks the most complete of any I have seen. Love that it comes divided out by lessons to save me time.
Cynthia S on Jun 30, 2021
Ready to go science supplies means we are more likely to do the experiments!
Alecia B on Jun 10, 2021
Convenience. Fact is, if I don’t have supplies at the ready, science activities do not get done.
Cher A on May 2, 2021
We purchased the science and want to have all the supplies needed on hand!
Michelle S on Apr 27, 2021
Lab kits are a lifesaver in our household. All of the essential materials that we might not have on hand are all prepared and in one place for easy access. Nature's Workshop lab kids are the most complete kits that we have purchased.
Aimee P on Mar 17, 2021
All in one science kit saves time on shopping for these items individually. Love the idea of having to do minimal shopping for science experiments
Mary C on Mar 8, 2021
Appears to have all the materials necessary to teach the labs.
Katherine T on Mar 8, 2021
Convenience mostly, but also more cost efficient to purchase kit than to have to track down specialty items! Learned this the hard way last year. :)
Emily B on Feb 19, 2021
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Nicholas N on Feb 17, 2021
I chose this because it has everything that I need for the science experiments. I don't have to hunt around and try and find everything. The last kit I bought even had the items broken down into the module I would use them in. This saves time, energy, worry, and money. I put the kits in a tote and will use them again for the next child when she is ready.
Holly S on Oct 14, 2020
Ease of having the items for my daughter's experiments and hands-on practice.
Andrea A on Jul 30, 2020
To make it easier to do the labs with my child. Less time hunting for supplies, more time working together!
Simona M on Jul 28, 2020
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Lara H on Jul 9, 2020
I have enjoyed each of the series under 'Exploring Creation Through...' They are well-written towards children and my kids have been able to read them on their own and only need minimal supervision for the experiments. I like that these provide in-depth instruction but at the child's level of understanding.
Erica S on Jun 10, 2020
Time and effort saver for science labs
Rachel R on May 29, 2020
All included, I have had trouble collecting resources for experiments in the past. This seems so easy!
Phat D on May 5, 2020
For my 12 year old daughter homeschool science.
carol p on Mar 14, 2020
Kit looks the most complete of any I have seen. Love that it comes divided out by lessons to save me time.
Cynthia S on Jun 30, 2021
Convenience. Fact is, if I don’t have supplies at the ready, science activities do not get done.
Cher A on May 2, 2021
What is included in the kit?
A shopper on Feb 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: These are the items needed for the 3rd edition General Science labs. All but the most common household items are included in the kit:

salt, sharpened pencil, large balloons, paper towels, plastic straw, 6” plastic plates, vegetable oil, lid, masking tape, cotton swabs, pint size bags, tall jar, dark marker, salt substitute, vanilla pudding mix, 6” paper plate, small piece chalk, filter paper, chocolate pudding mix, heavy hex nut, corrugated cardboard, 100 ml beaker, graham crackers, popcorn kernels, rules, 250 ml beaker, short cardboard tube, ping pong ball, heavy duty paper plate, 6” stirring rod, dropper pipette, ½ sheet sandpaper, small poly funnel, white paper, alum, D batteries, plastic straws, navy beans, dish soap, washers, rubber band, small paper bag, full sheet of cardboard, plastic spoon, metal thumbtacks, calculator, clean sand, black electrical tape, mass scale, black construction paper, white cotton string, large paper clips, small rock/gravel mix, clothespin, cardstock, potting soil, wood block, masking tape, tree ring image, safety goggles, insulated copper wire, economical magnifier, non-LED, 3Volt Flashlight Bulb, baking soda, large metal binder clip, small eraser, tennis ball, tea light candle, paper, matches, aluminum foil, food coloring, large straw, wax paper roll, pencil, scissors, tooth picks, bamboo skewer, small lump of clay, cellophane tape, black pipe cleaners, sprinkles, votive candle, large rubber band, forceps, plastic water bottle w/lid, spoon, quart size bag, iodine, liquid measuring cup, cardboard, white cotton string, measure cup & spoon set, black construction paper, paper serving cup, craft knife, tree identification book, color domino blocks, sugar, toy car, water bottle, and baker’s yeast.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Saves time buying and organizing lab materials. Other than sometimes having to add a few items, it is grab a bag and go.
September 6, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best investment
The Lab kits for science courses are the best thing since peanut butter! My grandson's face shines whenever he "gets" to do an experiment. I believe that this kit made the lessons he is learning come alive.
July 5, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful product!`
This has made doing the experiments fun and engaging instead of a logistical burden - absolutely love it and I'll be getting these kits for any further Apologia science courses we do. Everything is organized by module and of great quality.
May 27, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago


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