Lab Kit for Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6
Have you ever used Building Blocks of Science and wished you had a prebuilt lab kit with all of the supplies you needed instead of going out and getting the items yourself? Have you thought about using Building Blocks of Science but felt intimidated by searching several stores to gather all of the lab supplies? Make your life easier, and save a ton of time by purchasing the lab supply kit that correlates to the experiments in Building Blocks of Science 6.
The lab kit contains 34 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 standard office supplies, some kitchen items, 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 cheese that has been sitting on a warehouse shelf. 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.
This kit leaves out a handful of optional items that you may want to purchase if you choose to complete certain experiments. (Please see the lists under the Details section.)
Note: 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.
Use as experiments come up in your science course.
Agar, nutrient, 8 g, dehydrated
Ball, steel, 1"
Ball, steel, 1/2"
Candle, tea light
Compass, magnetic, 1-1/2" diameter
Cup, clear plastic, 9 oz, 8 each
Eosin Y, 1%, 30 ml
Forceps, stainless steel
Filter paper, 11 cm, 10 sheets
Glass Jar, 16 oz
Gloves, nitrile, size medium, 6 pairs
Grad. cylinder, glass, 10 ml
Inoculating needle, looped end
Iodine solution (Lugol's) 30 ml
Laundry starch, concentrated, 30 ml
Marbles, pack of 15
Matches, box of 32
Methyl cellulose, 1.5%, 30 ml
Microscope Slide Set, Basic
Paper, blotter, 4"x6"
Petri dish, polystyrene, 90 x 15 mm, 40 pack
Pipette (medicine dropper)
Pipette, disposable, 1 ml, 10 pack
Platform scale, 450 g capacity
Protozoa Culture Kit
Protractor, 6", semi-circle
Ruler, 30 cm, 2 each
Safety goggles, adult size, impact style
Snap Circuits Junior 100 Kit
Sodium tetraborate, 30 g
String, heavy cord, 25 ft
5"x 7" ziplock bags, 2 mil
Does NOT include:
Isopropyl Alcohol, 90%, 30 ml (rubbing alcohol can be found at your local store)
Vegetable Oil, 6 oz.
Scissors, round tip
Ammonium Hydroxide, 30 ml (dilute to create household ammonia)
Red Cabbage Indicator Jiffy Juice Kit (purchase only if you do not wish to make the red cabbage juice at home)
Measuring Cups, Set of 5
Measuring Spoons, Set of 6
Marker, black, permanent
Acetic Acid, 30 ml (dilute to create vinegar)
Escherichia Coli Bacteria - Freeze Dried Culture (Order this freeze dried culture or the live culture (LD-ESCHCOL) to complete lab)
Escherichia Coli Bacteria - Live Culture (order this live culture or the freeze dried culture (LM-FDECOLI) to complete lab 6)
Complete Elementary Slide Set, 25 slides (optional prepared slide set to further the microscope discovery!)
Home 1000X LED Microscope (The course recommends a 1000x microscope to complete the lab)
Microscope Immersion Oil (optional; immersion oil is only used with 1000x microscope. Purchase if you have a 1000x microscope)
Basic Protozoa Set - Live Culture (optional; purchase the Protozoa Culture Kit if you choose to complete lab 8)
Digital Stop Watch, 2" (use a watch with a second hand or a timer on a cell phone)
Thumbtacks, 100 pack (purchase if you have no tacks at home)
Colored Pencils (purchase if you don't have colored pencils at home)
Clay, modeling, 1/4 lb (optional supplies for a creative experiment, lab 16)
Styrofoam balls, 2" diameter, 2 pack (optional supplies for a creative experiment, lab 16)
LED Flashlight, 25 Lumens (purchase if you do not have a flashlight at home)
Orion SpaceProbe II 76 mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope (optional item; purchase if you would like to enhance your lab experience)
Star and Planet Locator (optional item; purchase if you would like to enhance your lab experience)
Stellarscope Star Locator (optional item; purchase if you would like to enhance your lab experience)