Elementary Chemistry & Physics Lab Kit

Elementary Chemistry & Physics Lab Kit

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Grades: K-6

Product Description:

The Elementary Chemistry & Physics by Apologia uses very specific items in their labs; this kit is a great convenience to complete those labs. Bagged and labeled by lesson, the kit includes: 25ml plastic cylinder, table salt, plastic straw, turkey baster, die, bead, ping pong ball, small block of wood, cork, aluminum foil, Neodymium magnet, effervescent tablet, popcorn kernel, rubbing alcohol, flavored gelatin, wax paper, needle, pint and gallon size bags, gum, balloon, Epsom salt, Pop Rocks Candy, small paper plates, paper plate, Nerds candy, yeast, gloves, Peanut M&Ms, peroxide, borax, cornstarch, spoon, rubber band, string, bamboo skewers, Styrofoam cups, red & blue litmus paper, Mentos, steel wool, cardboard tube, thread, sugar, candle wick, thermometers, vinegar, alum, potassium nitrate, cotton swab, coffee filter, white sand, sand, dish soap, chalk, stopwatch, marbles, index card, pie pan, modeling clay, toothpick, washer, baking soda, funnel, black powder paint, Cheerios, dominoes, mirrors, prisms, bouncing ball, adhesive putty, colored cellophane pack, PVC elbows and pipe, small nail, film canister, rubbing alcohol, cooking oil, small paper cups, sandpaper, cardboard, electrical tape, 6-volt battery, insulated copper wire, small light bulbs, light bulb holders, large paper clips, paper fasteners, d-cell battery, Wint-O-Green Lifesaver, pepper packet, LED bulb, needle, bar magnet, horseshoe magnet, iron filings, compass, AA battery, lid for water bottle, bare copper wire, round magnets, 3" iron nail, paper clips pack, small board, rope, and plastic tubing. Some items used in the labs are too large to be bagged with the lesson and are found loose in the kit. Those items are marked with an asterisk on the packing list that is included. You will still need to gather some items from around your home, but this kit really takes a lot of the effort out of it. ~ Donna

Secondary Description:

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Publisher Description:

A lab kit designed for the Apologia Young Explorer Series - Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics. Although many of the items may be easy to find at home or stores close by, this kit makes it a lot easier to do the experiments by having the items gathered together, all in one box ready to use. A complete list of what is provided in the kit, and a list of extra items needed to do the experiment, is included in the kit.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is present to hear it, does it still make a sound? Exploring this question and countless others is at the heart of this newest course in the Apologia Elementary series. Offering fourteen lessons to be completed at your child's individual pacing, topics covered include a general introduction to chemistry and matter from a Biblical perspective, types of matter, the building blocks of creation, compound chemistry, mixtures, Newton's laws, gravity, forms of energy (including renewable energy), sound, light and spectrum of colors, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, simple machines and much more. Hands-on activities abound! Children will make smoke bombs, lava lamps and even create a periodic table from sugar cookies (YUM!). Notebook activities are plentiful in the text book, although an optional notebook is also available to enhance the learning experience. Author Jeannie Fulbright has once again given homeschool families a powerful tool for teaching science to our children. A complete supply list is found at the back of the book, although prepackaged science kits are available for your convenience. ~Deanne




Category Description for Apologia Science (K-6):

This popular elementary science series was originally created when Jeannie Fulbright, author and homeschool mom, was looking for a quality elementary science series that was creation-based using the Charlotte Mason approach. When she didn't find the curriculum she was looking for she decided to create her own. These books use the classical and Charlotte Mason methodology including narration and notebooking to develop critical thinking, logical ordering, retention, and record keeping. The series has since expanded to cover more science topics. New for 2021 is Earth Science, authored by Rachel Yunis, author of Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology.

Since the Charlotte Mason method is employed, every lesson is organized with a narrative, notebook work, an activity, and a project. The student notebook is emphasized in the lessons. Activities and projects bring the lessons to life and use simple household items. While the author's intent is for the parent to read these books to elementary students, a student with a 4th-grade reading level could read these books on their own. The books come from a strong creationist viewpoint, including sections called "Creation Confirmation" and Scripture interwoven throughout the book. Apologia recommends spending an entire year covering each book, taking about two weeks to explore most lessons (some lessons may require more time).

Notebooking Journals were a later - and welcome - addition to the series. As they complete the courses, students were encouraged to compile a notebook to collect and display the information they are learning. The Apologia Notebooking Journals now provide a place for the student to complete every assignment, to record experiments and to display work. Included are weekly lesson plans, templates for recording fascinating facts and assignments, and scripture copywork in both print and cursive models. In addition to full-color Miniature Books (for recording facts and information and pasting directly into the notebook), there are optional ideas (Take it Further in Astronomy; Dig in Deeper in Botany; Fly Higher in Zoology, etc.) for lots of additional activities, projects, experiments, books or videos, all of which correlate with specific lessons in each course. Along these lines, the Personal Person project in both of the Anatomy notebooks is special providing clear vinyl overlays of each body system. Be prepared to cut these out, though.

Junior Notebooking Journals are a simplified version of the orignal Notebooking Journals and require less handwriting but have the same reinforcing activities. These books include coloring pages, project pages, and cut and fold miniature books (same ones as in the version for older students). There is space for notebooking assignments (more drawings, no questions to answer) and scripture copywork (shorter verses to copy either in manuscript or in beginning cursive). Biblical quotations are from the NASB, KJV, NIV or NKJV.

To complete the books all you will need to provide is scissors, glue, colored pencils, a stapler, and a few brass fasteners. There are plenty of activity options in the journals, but keep in mind that based on your student, you may not want to complete every activity. Work can be tailored to each student by simply tearing out unwanted pages from the spiral-bound book. Serving both as a uniquely expressed record of the student's work and as a prized reminder of acquired knowledge, these books will become a homeschooling heirloom.

For convenience, we now offer either Advantage Sets or SuperSets. Advantage Sets include the textbook and either the Junior or original Notebooking Journal. SuperSets include the text, the MP3 Audiobook CD and either the Junior or the original Notebooking Journal.

We also offer lab kits from Nature's Workshop for the elementary courses. Kits contain most of the materials for the experiments, and are conveniently packaged by lesson in the corresponding book (sold separately). There are still a few items you will need from around your house, but with these kits the list becomes extremely short. ~ Janice / Jerry


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 Start
K
Grade End
6
Format
Other
Brand Name
Nature's Workshop
Weight
15.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
12.0" x 18.0" x 9.5"
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Easy way to have everything we need for our labs
Elisabeth D on Sep 5, 2021
I always buy the science lab kits because that's the only way science experiments get done in our busy house.
Janet H on Jun 3, 2021
Easy way to have everything we need for our labs
Elisabeth D on Sep 5, 2021
I found myself not doing all the experiments last year due to having to track everything down. Hoping the kit will make me stay on top of it.
Catie R on Jul 18, 2021
I always buy the science lab kits because that's the only way science experiments get done in our busy house.
Janet H on Jun 3, 2021
ease of doing labs
Laura P on May 27, 2021
Great to have all supplies ready for learning.
Angeline V on Sep 8, 2020
According to the description, it sound like the lab kit coordinates well with the Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics Text, everything we need is contained and labeled, and it will help decrease unnecessary running around.
Laurie K on Sep 3, 2020
Like the packaged kit for using Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics.
Jessica H on Aug 28, 2020
recommended by a friend
Sindhu B on Aug 25, 2020
I purchased this kit because I didn't want to run all over town looking for the things that I would need to do experiments.
Amy J on Aug 24, 2020
The chemistry & physics kit seem convenient. We live on an island with limited choices + makes it easier for me.
Kayla G on Aug 22, 2020
I love that this kit will make the gathering of materials for our Science lessons so much easier! That has always been a challenge for me. We can grab a few extra things, the appropriate week's package and GO!
Lori C on Aug 10, 2020
These lab kits are such a great resource and time saver for a homeschool mom! I highly recommend them!
Sharon B on Aug 10, 2020
We bought the lab kit for our science last year, and we did many more experiments than we have in the past. It made it so easy to just grab the bag for the lesson we were on and do the experiment. My kids really love the experiments, but I always dreaded the prep for them. This really helped me get more of them in and make our science time much better.
Terra H on Aug 2, 2020
These kits are worth the money. A busy homeschool mom does not have time to worry about assembling the science materials. With this kit, the student can just open and go!
Stacia B on Jul 16, 2020
Will be teaching this class online
Fehrin B on Jul 14, 2020
To make things easy
Pamela R on May 28, 2020
The Nature's Workshop kits are fantastic. Having nearly everything needed is so much better than hunting for necessary supplies or substitutes - and ensures that we actually complete the labs!
User on May 27, 2020
I have found in the past that a lot of the experiments don't get done if I don't have all of the materials right away. With this being Chemistry, I really wanted to make sure we do the experiments. A friend recommended this to me as the easiest kit to work with. Considering it covers science experiments for the entire school year, I've decided it's worth the investment!
Jessica C on May 11, 2020
Because I am the worlds worst at doing these little simple experiments but if everything is right there, labeled and separated by lesson then I have no reason to skip them!!
nicole h on Apr 14, 2020
I wont have tor track down the items I need to do the experiments ~ which means I will be more likely to do them :D
Holly H on Oct 2, 2019
I love this kit because it is labeled by lesson and has lists of what it contains and what needs to be purchased for each lesson. It makes the labs a ton easier!
Rebecca E M on Sep 4, 2019
I will only get around to doing the experiments if everything is provided for me. I have tried otherwise and failed. I still fail sometimes, even with everything provided, but at least it is harder to fail. LOL!
blessedtobemom on Sep 2, 2019
This Science Kit is organized well by lessons and has extremely helpful lists to make the labs so much easier to prepare for. Excellent product!
Rebecca E M on Aug 15, 2019
To go w/ the curriculum I bought.
Alicia H on Jul 20, 2019
For my grandkids to explore and learn
Lindi K on Jul 18, 2019
Last year we used a science text that included lots of experiments but no lab kit. I was constantly having to go to the store to purchase materials and ended up skipping experiments when I did not have time to collect materials. This kit will allow us to skip the headache. Very convenient
Jonae J on Jul 11, 2019
The kit looked well organized and seemed to include almost every thing.
Rebecca E M on Jul 7, 2019
just know I won't get around to collecting lab supplies and want child to get full benefit so decided to spend the money and have it arrive all bagged up ready to use.
Basil N on Feb 5, 2019
To save time
Christie B on Jan 13, 2019
Requested birthday gift
Tamara C on Jan 3, 2019
basically b/c i've been to lazy to do the activities, b/c i can't be bothered to gather the materials.
Juana on Sep 30, 2018
This is worth every penny to have the materials for each experiment organized and ready to use!
Jeanne H on Sep 6, 2018
As a homeschool mom who has done chemistry and physics labs for years I know that it is better to just have the stuff on hand. Make homeschooling as easy and enjoyable as you can. It is worth every penny to have a nice school day with your kids.
Kjel R on Aug 20, 2018
I taught this curriculum for the first time in a co op last year and wasn't sure whether I should try to come up with materials or buy the kit. I bought the kit and was SUPER thankful to have all that work done for me. Kit materials were good, thorough, very organized and all but one experiment worked. We had some battery issues with the completing a circuit experiment
Michelle C on Aug 13, 2018
I want to do all the experiments. It adds so much fun to the learning!!
Esther W on Aug 8, 2018
i am planning to use it to teach a class at my co-op.
Amila v on Aug 6, 2018
Friend's recommendation.
Donna H on Jul 30, 2018
I'm excited to use this kit to make my busy life easier! Saves me the time & money trying to find random or specific items at the store, especially since we live in a remote, small rural town. Thanks for offering this kit!
Jenna T on Jul 11, 2018
I have found that these lab kits are completely wonderful for completing the activities and experiments in the Exploring Creation series. It really helps me to be able to have everything we need, sorted by lesson, organized and ready to use.
Pam K on Jun 5, 2018
These kits make doing the science experiments so much easier.
User on Apr 28, 2018
I chose this kit to make my life easier-rather than hunting down all of the items, I will have a much easier time doing the experiments with my 9yo because most everything will be right there. I chose Rainbow Resource Center because the other company I typically shop from was going to charge $11 in shipping. Thank you Rainbow Resource!
Heather D on Jan 30, 2018
Needed lab kits. After reading textbook, I realized I should order this to make the lesson easier.
Makiko N on Jan 7, 2018
Goes with Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Suzanna K on Jan 2, 2018
No hassling trying to find everything.
Yvonne T on Sep 7, 2017
need to have quick access to equipment and substances for experiments, even if a "regular item". I want them all in one place.
Becky W on Aug 25, 2017
to have supplies ready to go, and not run around searching for specific items
Laurie N on Aug 23, 2017
Recommend by home schooling parents.
Robert S on Aug 21, 2017
to make my life so much easier!!
Rebekah P on Aug 15, 2017
Even though I could get the separate supplies for around the same price, I normally don't take the time to find and buy them.
Angela M on Jul 10, 2017
This will make it much easier to do experiments
Shamichae W on Jul 7, 2017
I found myself not doing all the experiments last year due to having to track everything down. Hoping the kit will make me stay on top of it.
Catie R on Jul 18, 2021
ease of doing labs
Laura P on May 27, 2021
Is this for the 3rd edition of the Apologia Chemistry and Physics?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This kit is for the Elementary Chemistry and Physics from Apologia. This elementary course from Apologia is only in its first edition. It sounds like you may be thinking of the high school level Chemistry course which is in a 3rd edition. This kit will not work with the high school course.
Would this kit have any problems being shipped to Australia?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We are able to ship this kit to Australia. We aren't responsible for items that Australian customs wil not accept or let enter the country.
What is not included in the kit that I would need? Where can I have a comprehensive list of what's exactly in the kit?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Kits always include everything you need except perishable food items, plants, and water.I am not sure where you would find a comprehensive list (without me linking to another company after I google to track it down), but we have used many Apologia kits.The only things we have literally had to purchase it provide on our own were food items, plants for Botany, and liquids like soda and water.The full kits include all else down to paper plates, foil, baking soda as examples. They even come with crayons and pencils.I like the kits as they increases our success of actually completing experiments because I never have to track down anything other than what I mentioned which are easily found in the pantry, fridge, or next grocery store trip. I hope this helps!
What specific items will you still need to get?
Rheea on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It has been a while since we used it but I don't recall needing anything special at all. Maybe something laying around the house. Honestly, as far as I recall it had everything. It was wonderful. No fuss no muss.
Does the kit come with a lesson book and instructions on how to do the experiments?
User on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, you must order the textbook separately which contains the instructions for the lab experiments
We are Americans posted overseas. Is there anything in this kit that would keep it from being shipped to us? For example, do the liquids combine to being over 16 ounces total? Are the batteries lithium batteries?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Per the supplier: The batteries are not lithium, however, the fluids in the kit are over 16 oz. Some of them could be taken out of the kit before it is shipped if they are things the recipient could replace.
Is this kit the materials needed for the experiment at the back of the lesson or also for the Try This experiments throughout each lesson?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The materials included are for all the experiments in the book including the Try This experiments. There are lots of items included available in your home but you don't have to spend any time collecting them ahead of time. I found this kit extremely helpful.
Is this kit worth it to get for a 1st grader? I gave her all the options for science to study next year and she really wanted to do chemistry. I am wondering if it would be better suited for when she is older.
User on Jun 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on what your goal is for science at this age. I think the reading will be beyond her comprehension, but the experiments are very exciting. My 5 year old wandered off while my older kids listened to the lesson with me but she always made sure she was in the thick of it for the experiments and hands-on activities.
Do I need more than 1 kit for 2 children? Is it worth the cost for this kit?
faithmama on Apr 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You do not need to order more than 1 kit. My two worked on everything together. They took turns pouring and mixing etc. There were a few things that they each did their own, but it was with materials I had on hand. The cost was worth every penny to me. Too many times my intentions have been to do specific experiments but I fell short on getting the appropriate materials. It was awesome the way the company has everything separated into lessons. Grab a lesson bag and go. The things that were not included were very easy for me to get.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Worth every penny
Great, short experiments throughout the text help kids to see the concepts; this kit has everything you need that you might not have on hand.
September 25, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit!
Great kit. Items are separated by lesson and clearly marked. Very convenient to jump into the experiment as we go through the lesson. I printed out the supply list so I knew what I needed to have from home.
September 15, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun Science!
My 6th grade grandson loves this science program! He talks of nothing less. The lab kit was a lifesaver! Everything he needs is in there. He is learning important concepts and finding the thread of God and creation beautifully interwoven.
September 29, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We are so grateful for these kits! It makes science labs a cinch!!!
August 18, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great kit
Has everything I need. I got the complete kit for Astronomy and was able to do all of the experiments. Then for botany I tried to cheap out and get a smaller kit. Well, the result was that we didn't do all of the experiments because we didn't have everything on hand. Going back to the full kit is expensive, but worth it!
September 22, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Apologia Elementary Chemistry and Physics Lab kit
So far I've only completed Lesson 1, but it seems very convenient and organized. The graduated cylinder from Lesson 1 is a bit smaller and narrower than I expected, however the goggles from the kit appear sturdy.
September 7, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Superb compliment!
This chemistry kit is a fantastic compliment to the Apologia Chemistry and Physics textbook. This is the second lab kit we have used, and after using the first one last year, we had to get another. It's a HUGE time-saver for mom, AND it's bagged according to the lessons. Worth every penny!
February 11, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We love Aplogia
The Science kit is wonderful it makes things open and go.
January 29, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very handy!!
This lab kit is pretty much all inclusive which makes it wonderful. With the purchase of clear plastic cups at local store, your all set! My kids are loving it!
September 25, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very easy to use
The kit came with pretty much everything we needed. I think there may have been a couple of things I added then realized they were in the kit and I just missed them the first time but honestly it is complete and easy to use. Everything is mostly in separate clearly labeled bags by lesson, with the exception of some larger items that are in the box but are separate from the rest of the items needed for a particular lesson. Read through the lesson, pull out the corresponding bag plus anything else in the box that is needed, follow the instructions and off you go.
February 11, 2017
Purchased
over 6 years ago


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