Home Science Tools offers chemistry and science sets, equipment and tools perfect for home learners. We received a chemistry kit in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own.
What I remember is the binder.
In high school, I took a chemistry class, and my teacher wanted us to have a binder.
Actually, most of the class revolved around our binders and our battered textbooks.
I don’t remember interesting experiments. I don’t remember lab equipment, or reactions … I certainly don’t remember any fun.
Wasn’t chemistry supposed to be more than the textbook and worksheets?!
So this year as we jumped into chemistry with my high schooler and middle schooler, I was determined to approach it in a way that involved lots of hands-on experiments, and considerably less paperwork than I completed sophomore year 😉
But I wasn’t confident about teaching advanced science.
I was instantly impressed. Their site has so much to offer.
They have science supplies and tools for all ages, and far more than chemistry – there are microscopes and accessories, curriculum and lab kits, dissection sets, geology sets and more.
We dove into our Complete Introduction to Chemistry Kit in January, and I was thrilled that so much was included in our set.
I love a complete kit that doesn’t leave you scrounging the junk drawer for a penny, an old magnet and 12 rubber bands! 😉
This set is so thoughtfully put together and comes with a booklet full of more than 25 experiments.
We started immediately, and my kids asked to do more chemistry each day.
Not just a flash
Now, we’ve all bought a kit or two that was a hit in Week 1, but when the novelty wears off, our kids are no longer interested.
I’m here to say that that absolutely has NOT been the case with this extensive kit. My kids continue to be huge fans and ask to do chemistry regularly.
In fact, they are already asking what’s next because they are enjoying chemistry so much, and we’re almost done with all the experiments that come with the Complete Introduction to Chemistry Kit.
(No worries – details to come soon!)
An awesome investment
I’ve been sharing our experiments a ton on Instagram, so those of you who follow me there will probably not be surprised to hear this at all, but I am so impressed with this kit, and really grateful we got the opportunity to use it in our homeschool.
Bottom line: This kit gave me confidence to teach my kids chemistry. Plus, my kids literally asked to do experiments every day. Total WIN.
What ages is the Complete Introduction to Chemistry Kit intended for?
This particular set is intended for kids ages 11 and up.
But if your kids are younger, see below!
Are instructions included?
Yes! There is a comprehensive guide that breaks down each experiment.
Note: Every single experiment has worked for us.
Is it a good set for multiple kids?
Yes! There are several steps in each experiment, and my two kids have loved doing chemistry together.
Is this particular set good for a co-op?
It could be. It depends on if you want children to work in one group or smaller groups. If you want kids to work in several groups, check in with Home Science Tools – they have tons of options and are used to working with homeschool co-ops.
What about safety?
I am not science-y. Am I ready for this?
Guys, I can’t say enough good things about this set.
It’s open-and-go, the instructions are clear, and we have had only success and fun. You’ve got this!
My kids are not 11 yet. Does Home Science Tools have sets for younger kids?
And check out their learning center for science project ideas.
Does Home Science Tools ship to Canada?
Yes. They also now ship internationally. See details here.
Is this a complete chemistry curriculum or a supplement?
We are using the Complete Introduction to Chemistry Kit and further chemistry sets from Home Science Tools as part of a unit study. We’re also using Theodore Gray books to round out our unit study.
Do I need any extras?
You will also need isopropyl alcohol as fuel for your burner. You can get it at hardwares stores or order directly from Home Science Tools. (I suggest getting at least 2 bottles.)
Kara, do you have a coupon code for us?
Yes! Yes, I do!
The kind folks at Home Science Tools are offering a code for 10 percent off site-wide! Just use code FRIENDS20 at check-out. This coupon expires 4/242020.
(Fret not if you are reading this after the code expires. Home Science Tools often has sales right through their site!)
While you’re there, be sure to check out Home Science Tools’ Homeschool Hub. It’s packed full of resources, projects and more, just for home learners!
Plus, Home Science Tools has amazing customer service, so if you have questions call 800-860-6272 to chat with an expert.
Have fun! Science can be such an exciting subject to study together.
And don’t forget: The kind folks at Home Science Tools are offering a code for 10 percent off site-wide! Just use code FRIENDS20 at check-out. This coupon expires 4/24/2020.
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