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Chemicals-only (Refill) Kits

In addition to full versions of our science kits, we also offer refill versions. The refill versions contain the chemicals and other consumables from the full kits, but not the equipment. These are useful in various situations:
  • You teach science at a small private school or co-op and purchased several of our kits to teach a lab course to several student workgroups. You now have all the equipment you need to teach the same course the following year, but you need to replenish your supply of the chemicals and other consumables needed for the course.
  • You are a homeschooler who used one of our kits for one student last year, and need refills to reuse the kit to teach the same course for another student this year. (This situation seldom arises, because our kits are designed to allow several repetitions of each lab session and can therefore usually be used for teaching the same course the following year without purchasing additional consumables.) Alternatively, you have obtained a used kit from another homeschool family and want to replenish the kit to its original condition with fresh consumables.
  • You are a homeschooler who has already accumulated most or all of the equipment needed for a particular lab course, but need the chemicals and other consumables required for a different lab course. For example, you used your own materials or our BK01 Biology Kit last year for a 9th-grade biology course and would like to do our CK01A Chemistry lab course this year. Purchasing the CK01A refill kit gives you the chemicals and consumables you need for the CK01A Chemistry lab course. Depending on which labs you intend to do, you may have to purchase a few equipment items individually, but you already have most of the equipment you need.






Biology and Life Science Kits

BK01A Home School Biology Kit ($219)

The BK01A kit is the companion kit for our book, Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture. Other than a microscope, prepared slides, and live specimens, the BK01A kit includes all of the special equipment and materials you need for the lab component of a complete first-year honors high school biology course. The BK01A kit also includes a supplemental DVD with the PDF answer guide for the review questions that appear at the end of each lab session in the book and high-resolution electronic copies of all of the images used in the book.






Chemistry Kits

CK01A Home School Honors Chemistry Kit ($202)

The CK01A kit includes all of the special equipment and materials you need for the lab component of a complete first-year high school honors chemistry course. The included PDF manual provides 39 lab sessions in 14 topic areas, including 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.

For a simpler and less expensive alternative, see the CK01B kit below.



CK01B Home School Standard Chemistry Kit ($153)

The CK01B kit is a simplified and less expensive version of the CK01A Chemistry Kit, designed to provide the special equipment and materials you need for the lab component of a complete first-year high school standard chemistry course. The included PDF manual provides 31 lab sessions in 13 topic areas, including 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, and analytical chemistry. 




Forensic Science Kits

FK01 Home School Forensic Science Kits

FK01-series kits are the companion kits for our book, Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture.

FK01A Core Forensic Science Kit

The FK01A Core Forensic Science Kit ($197) includes specialized equipment, chemicals, and specimens needed to complete the more than two dozen lab sessions in the first six groups in the book:

        - Group I: Soil Analysis
        - Group II: Hair and Fiber Analysis
        - Group III: Glass and Plastic Analysis
        - Group IV: Revealing Latent Fingerprints
        - Group V: Detecting Blood
        - Group VI: Impression Analysis

For many homeschoolers, the lab sessions covered by the FK01A Kit will more than suffice for a full year's worth of lab work for a high-school forensic science course. If you need more lab work, we also offer two supplemental kits, both of which require the materials in the FK01A Kit.

FK01B Forensic Science Kit Supplement 1

The FK01B Forensic Science Kit Supplement 1 ($79) requires the equipment and chemicals included in the Core kit. It provides the additional specialized chemicals and specimens to complete the seven lab sessions in the following groups:

        - Group VII: Forensic Drug Testing
        - Group VIII: Forensic Toxicology

FK01C Forensic Science Kit Supplement 2

The FK01C Forensic Science Kit Supplement 2 ($98) requires the equipment and chemicals included in the Core kit. It provides the additional specialized chemicals and specimens to complete the seven lab sessions in the following groups::

        - Group IX: Gunshot and Explosive Residues Analysis
        - Group X: Detecting Altered and Forged Documents
        - Group XI: Forensic Biology




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