Home Scientist, LLC offers proven science curricula and kits that make
it easy and affordable to teach high school science lab courses at home.
science kits are designed to provide a rigorous, comprehensive
laboratory component that can be used
with nearly any high school science text, at the standard, honors, or advanced level.
recognize that teaching high school science courses at home can be
challenging, both in terms of cost and difficulty. Our kits
address both of those issues.
the scope, contents, and
prices of our kits with competing kits, and we think you'll find
that our kits are the hands-down winners in terms of bang for the buck.
Each of our kits provides enough labs for a lab-intensive full-year
Every THS science kit is designed with the following goals:
- Our kits include complete, detailed instructions,
as well as answers to the review questions at the end of each lab
session. Even if you've never taught a science lab course before, we think
you'll find it surprisingly easy to do so with our kits.
- Affordability - Even the best kit is useless if it's beyond your budget. We work hard to keep our kits as affordable as possible.
- Value - Kits
include sufficient materials to allow each experiment to be done
multiple times, allowing the kit to be shared among several students
during one school year or re-used in subsequent school years. We don't
nickel-and-dime you to death, either. For example, if you need more
manuals for additional students in a work group, you don't have to buy
them. All of our manuals are freely downloadable.
- Comprehensive scope
- Our kits cover a very broad range of topics in their subject areas,
and provide experiments for all major topics typically treated in that
course. For example, our first-year chemistry kits provide 39 lab
sessions that cover 14 major topics: separating mixtures, solubility
and solutions, chemical reactions and stoichiometry,
reduction-oxidation (redox) reactions, acid-base chemistry, chemical
kinetics, chemical equilibrium, gas chemistry, thermochemistry,
electrochemistry, photochemistry, colloids and suspensions, analytical
chemistry, and synthetic (organic) chemistry. In most cases, topic
areas include multiple lab sessions, which means you can pick and
choose those most suitable for your needs and cover each topic in more
or less depth according to your own preferences and the needs of your
- Scientific rigor
- We make no compromises in the science. Each topic is covered at a
level appropriate to the course level. Students are frequently asked to
propose explanations that require analytical thinking and may require
additional research. They have the opportunity to explore subjects in
more depth by doing optional procedures, and are challenged to analyze
and explain unexpected results.
- Ease of use
- Our kits are designed to minimize set-up and clean-up time. All you
need is a table, counter, or other work surface. To run an
experiment, simply gather any household items needed, choose the kit
items you need, and do the experiment. Clean up is a simple matter
of washing off the equipment in the kitchen sink.