Lab Kit for Exploring Creation with Astronomy
Have you ever used Apologia curriculum and wished you had a prebuilt lab kit with all of the supplies you needed instead of having to go out and get the items yourself? Have you thought about using Apologia Science, but felt intimidated by having to search several stores to gather all of the lab supplies? Whether you’ve been one of these people, or are just now finding Apologia, you’ll be happy to know that you can now make your life easier, and save a ton of time by purchasing the lab supply kit that correlates to the experiments in Exploring Creation with Astronomy.
The lab kit contains over 20 of the items you may not, or likely would not, have around the house. You will still need to gather a few things from around the house, like a few common office supplies, some kitchen items, balls, etc. You may also have to buy food items, but trust us, this is a good thing. You do not want a kit shipped to your house full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and eggs that has been sitting on a shelf waiting for months and months for just the right family to adopt it. That would be a lab experiment unto itself by the time it arrived, and you may find yourself needing to move just to get away from the smell. So you may have to pick up some perishable items if you don’t have them in your pantry already. However, for the things you would have to pick up at the craft store, hobby store, and/or superstore, this handy kit has virtually all of them in just the quantities you’ll need to complete your experiments. The minimal optional items you won’t find in your home are not included, so if you choose to do those experiments, or parts of experiments, you’ll need to pick those up.
Please keep in mind, however, that this kit is designed to be used by a parent or teacher with a child. It is not intended for use by children 12 and under unsupervised. Plus, you’ll have so much fun with things like “Launch a Rocket” and “Make Some Lava,” why wouldn’t you want to join in?
Distributor: Home Science Tools
Faith-Based: No, but curriculum is
Applicable SDS Information
CHOKING HAZARD - Children under 8 years can choke or suffocate on underinflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
I was so excited to have the option to buy lab kits for our curriculum. Most items seem to be decent quality (ex: the tape measurer is very sturdy and easy to use), but we ran into issues with our very first activity. The first 'experiment' is to build a solar system with balloons. The kit had everything we needed except for tape. The problem is that over half of the balloons had holes in them! They lacked size and color variety, but that part could be forgiven. My kids were very frustrated to have their planets deflating on them. The balloons were poor quality. This makes me a little nervous about our future experiments with this kit. I appreciate the convenience factor, but it's only convenient if the materials work. I'm going to continue using lab kits for the apologia elementary curriculum, but next time will purchase from a different distributor.