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  • Item #: 048426
    Retail: $90.00
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    Straws, cup, pen, cardboard, clay, tape measure, clear tape, scissors, construction paper, white paper, outlines of a bird, bamboo skewers, hanging wire, plastic bag, sunflower bird seed, wild bird seed, mesh bag, saucers, umbrella, cooking oil, feathers, magnifying lens, chicken bone, red & blue bowls, scale, string, real estate advertisements, cotton balls, pencil, deep bowl, square-inch math cube, blindfold, binder w/notebook paper, masking tape, strapping tape, paper plate, wax paper, plaster of Paris, paintbrush, tea bags, toothbrush, spoon, , table salt, paper towels, plastic container, jar, bug display box, sand, disinfectant wipes, cups, nail, cheesecloth, small boards, large glass jar, plastic bottle, jelly, honey, rubber bands, piece of sponge, square of toilet paper, small shovel, funnel, spray bottle, mail-in certificate for caterpillars, netting, colored pencils.
  • Item #: RBW3RD
    Retail: $479.45
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    The third grade package continues with Horizons Phonics and Reading Grade 3, Story of the World Volume 2 (and Activity Book), and Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 (text, Jr. Notebooking Journal and lab kit). At this level, math is switched to Saxon Math Intermediate Grade 3.

    The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a required resource. If you do not already have a copy, you will need to purchase one separately.

  • Item #: 002388
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    This fun-filled educational game teaches horse lovers of all ages how to recognize horses by breed, color, and marking. Three different adventures take players through a learning journey of 32 different breeds. The first is called Mustang Adventure, and players are Mustang ranch escapees trying to survive in the wild. Players compete to gather a large herd of mares and foals and keep them safe from danger. In the second adventure, Rancher's Roundup, players are on the other side of the fence as ranchers trying to recapture their horses by brand and be the first to herd them to Green Valley. The third adventure, Rancher's Revenge, is a strategy game as you round up horses by groupings including breed, color, and markings. Game contains rules for all 3 of these variations, 3 solitaire games, 55 horse cards in full color displaying the horse on the front (all have cool names like Bustin' Dust or Thunderbolt) and information about them on the back, 4 playing pieces, adventure cards, game board, die, and a booklet containing rules of play, horse information and a reading list. Whether players are ranchers or wild mustangs, they are sure to have lots of fun and learn a lot on the way! ~ Megan

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 065498
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    Be a chemist and stir up some fun using materials from your kitchen (or local store) and the special tools in this kit. 11 reusable (plastic) chemistry tools include a beaker, 4 test tubes, test tube rack, graduated cylinder, lab glasses, dropper, funnel, beaker, and stirring rod. The accompanying 22-page activity journal is filled with experiments for you to learn about matter, chemical reactions, and acids and bases while doing fun activities like changing water color, liquids that float, inflating a balloon without using your breath, putting out a flame without blowing, and more. The journal walks you through each step of the activities and allows space to record observations. Nancy Bs Science Club kits support STEM and prepare children for a future in science. ▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 062775
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    How much "horse sense" do you have? You don't have to know a lot about horses to play this game - but being able to recognize a horse's body language will help! Start out by select four stunning horse photographs and place them on one of four horse stall boards. Draw a Horse Description Card. Players will then vote on these four horses according to three different categories: Horse Story, Horse Word, and Horse Award. The Horse Story is a few sentences of narration about the horse. If players come across a word they don't know, they consult the included glossary. Players vote secretly and reveal their votes simultaneously. They score points when voti for the same horse as other players. After scoring points using the scoring tokens, players secretly choose which horse they will take home and keep as their own. Players will learn about horse breeds, temperament, and vocabulary. This Ravensburger game includes a horse glossary, 100 horse photograph cards, 60 description/story cards, 1 game board, 1 die, voting tiles, and 24 scoring tokens. 3-4 players. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 055522
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  • Item #: 054725
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    How well do you know your birds? In this game, the fewer clues you need to figure out the type of bird, the more points you'll score. The game is composed of 300 cards (at three different levels), with each card showing a photograph of the bird on one side and five clues and the name of the bird on the other. One player acts as the reader and reads the first clue to the player on their left, who is the answerer. If the answerer can name the bird after the first clue, they receive 5 points, if they need two clues, they get 4 points, etc, down to 0 points if they can't identify it. Then they become the new reader and play passes around the table. Whoever has the most points after eight rounds wins. For 2+ players.

  • Item #: 029529
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.99

    What lives longer a toucan or a warthog? Like the Timeline games by the same company, your job is to place your cards correctly in relation to the cards already on the table. Each player is dealt four cards, with a beautiful illustration of an animal on the front, and the same illustration on the back along with three important details: the animal's size, weight, and lifespan.

    In Dinosaurs, players are challenged to place cards by length or weight, so this deck is compatible with Animals if you are playing with one of those characteristics. Please note that this deck includes evolutionary content.

    Players choose which of the three characteristics to play by, flip one card over in the playing area so the information is visible, and then take turns trying to place their cards on the right places around the ones on the table. Once you think you have your card placed correctly, turn it over to check if you were right. Correctly placed cards stay information side up, wrongly placed cards are discarded and players draw a new card. As you can tell, the more cards on the table, the harder it is to place new cards! The first player to run out of cards wins. Quick to learn and easy to play, you also can't help but learn some new facts! This is a great game to play with people of all ages with no big advantages to older players. We pulled this one out last time Grandma and Grandpa were here, and out of all three generations, our 7-yr old won! 2-8 people can play, rounds take about 15 minutes, and the 110 cards are packaged in a nice little tin. If you enjoy this one, try Cardline: Globetrotter for geography! Steph

  • Item #: 031154
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

    If you already have the dissection tools you need, this set just includes the individual specimens: an earthworm, a frog, a perch, and a crayfish. Specimens are nice and large, and are preserved with NASCO-Guard®. Please note that all specimens are enclosed in a plastic bag within a zip-close bag, and will ship with a separate packet of care and safety instructions. All specimens are packaged in one bag, so when bag is opened, you will need to reseal it in the reclosable bag to keep the other specimens from gradually drying out. Brief or minimal exposure to air will not harm the specimens. Refrigeration is not required.

  • Item #: 048422
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $79.95

    This Lab Kit from Nature's Workshop includes most of the supplies needed for the labs in the Exploring Nature with Astronomy 2nd Ed. textbook, organized and bagged by lab activity number. A cross-reference sheet is included so the kit can be used with either the 1st or 2nd edition Astronomy course. Please note that this kit will not include supplies for the optional "Apologia Science Kit Activities" which are printed in brown in the daily schedule found in the notebooking journals. Apologia has made an exclusive kit available which contains supplies for the optional and textbook activities. One other notable difference between the Nature's Workshop kit and the Apologia kit is that the Nature's Workshop kit includes materials bagged by lesson where the materials in Apologia's kit are bagged by activity. There are also some variations in the types of supplies provided, most notably in that there are no food items included in the Apologia kit, while most of these are included (pre-measured) in the Nature's Workshop kit (flour, salt, oil, chocolate bar, etc.)

  • Item #: 020034
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $84.95

    The Science in the Ancient World Lab Kit includes aluminum foil, antacid tablets, baking soda, bar magnet, bendable straw, birthday candle, black construction paper, black marker, butterscotch candies, candle, cardboard, cardboard tube, circular pie pan, clay dough, coffee filter, colored candies, colored pencil, construction paper, craft sticks, dish soap, dropper pipette, finger paint, flashlight, flavored gelatin, green food coloring, funnel, glue, golf ball, honey packet, index card, large paper plate, rubber bands, large straw, mint Lifesavers, magnifier, magnifying mirror, marbles, masking tape, measuring cups and spoons, measuring tape, mint candy, mirrors, 3-inch nail, needle, newspaper page, notebook, paper towels, pen, pencil, plastic bag, plastic cling wrap, plastic tub, plastic water bottle, pushpin, red cinnamon candies, rubbing alcohol, 12-inch ruler, salt, sandpaper, scissors, small board, small nail, small paper plate, spoon, spray bottle, stopwatch, straight pin, Styrofoam cup, super glue, clear tape, thread, thumbtacks, toothpick, top soil, unflavored gelatin, vinegar, wax paper, white cotton string, white paper, wooden matches, wooden spools, yeast, and Ziploc bags.

      Some items are in numbered bags with a list of the contents in that bag – this aids locating. Household items will need to be supplied and are listed by lesson on the enclosed equipment list. 

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: ECWHAN
    Retail: $90.00
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    Looking for a solidly Christian and academically complete health and nutrition course for your high schooler? You may have just found it! Although this course was not available for an independent review prior to our catalog printing, it appears this course will meet the academic and value needs of homeschool families. Beginning with an overview of anatomy and physiology, this courses scope includes senses, genetics, macro and micro nutrients, exercise and diet. Emotional issues and mental illness, human value, culture, gender roles, families, socialization, communication skills and conflict resolution skills are also covered. Reproductive anatomy and physiology are covered including accurate illustrations and descriptions. Marriage, sexuality, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are discerningly explained, along with alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics necessary for our young people to understand for successful navigation in adulthood. This is handled gently, and respectfully, but parents should evaluate their young adults emotional and spiritual maturity prior to lessons. Over 50 projects are included in the text/student notebook which will not require a lab kit. The publisher states this will not meet a high school science lab credit.

    Unlike other Apologia courses, the Student Notebook is required for this course. Solutions are available online with course purchase. Apologia recommends the course be taken concurrently with their 9th grade Biology. Parents should discern their young person's ability and maturity. This one-year course will meet your transcript needs and prepare your student for college level courses. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 052447
    Retail: $44.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.95

    This kit combines the Squishy Human Body Kit (item #052446) and the Squishy Brain Kit (item #052445) into one kit of better value. Contains all of the individual model components of those kits and an instructional book with activity cards. An added bonus is that the bones, nerves and eyeballs actually glow!

  • Item #: 043174
    Retail: $134.95
    Rainbow Price: $121.40

    Microscope activity books are great if you already have everything you need to start making your own slides, but what if you don't? That's why I like this kit. The experiment manual is solid enough to stand on its own - a rarity in most science kits today - and the kit includes everything you need to begin using the microscope, exploring prepared slides, and preparing and making your own slides. The full-color 48-page manual begins by explaining microscope use and care, as well as how to safely make thin slices from specimens using a scalpel or razor blade. Then young scientists are ready to start observing! The following sections focus on viewing cells of different types, including cheek cells, onion skin, onion cells affected by salt, egeria/elodea, various fruits and vegetables, starch from foodstuffs, hydra, pollen grains, salt and sugar crystals, insect wings, insect specimens, mushrooms, root hairs, watermelon water ducts, blades of grass, leaves, hair, nettle hairs, and feathers. Each section provides informational text about the subject viewed, detailed instructions on how to make and mount the specimen, tips on specimen-making techniques, and photos of photographed specimens under the microscope. Since the student will probably not be very proficient at preparing their own slides, several prepared slides are included as examples, and the more difficult-to-make specimens are saved for later in the book. The photos of example specimens are also helpful for beginners. Unlike many microscope kits, this one actually has a fairly decent microscope. It is constructed of metal and plastic microscope and has pretty good focusing ability. Features include: a monocular 10X eyepiece, 4X, 10X and 40X glass objective lenses (for 40X, 100X and 400X total magnification). The microscope includes two bright LED lights, one above and one below the stage. This kit would be a great choice for a microscope study, along with a science curriculum, or just for the interested student, especially if you are not planning on investing in a good-quality microscope in the future. Kit includes the experiment manual, microscope, blank slides, prepared slides, coverslips, tweezers, a dissection needle, a scalpel, a pipette, Petri dish with lid, stain, lens paper, blank labels for slides, and a dust cover for the microscope. Microscope requires 3 AA batteries (not included). - Jess



    If you're not sure which microscope best fits your needs, check out our Microscope Comparison Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of all microscope models we offer.

  • Item #: 033116
    Retail: $34.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    This is a fine little starter set for your younger scientists. This durable, plastic microscope has three objectives (4X, 10X, 40X) and a 10X eyepiece, dual-focus knob, top and bottom LED lighting, and operates on 3 AA batteries (not included). Top lighting allows you to look at tiny solid objects (such as the details on a coin), and bottom lighting allows you to look at prepared slides or your own created slides. Also included in the set are enough items to get your curious researchers started: brine shrimp egg specimen, yeast specimen vial, 3 empty specimen vials, graduated cylinder, 8 blank slides, hatchery, specimen slicer, 3 prepared slides, 8 slide labels and cover slips, plastic pipette, magnifying glass, plastic forceps and manual. The manual includes information about your scope and accompanying items, operating instructions and a few suggestions for observation. This is very much like the one my daughter began with in early elementary school and we progressed from there! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 028520
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

  • Item #: 001302
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Create slimes with fun properties to explore - a slime that jiggles; a sticky ooze that can glue things together; a mystery material that's solid one minute, liquid the next; a rubbery, stretchy putty; and a classic oozy slime. Science booklet, recipe cards, and slime chemicals are included.

  • Item #: 069647
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Build your own weather station with the these lab contents and an empty plastic soda or water bottle. I used a 16-oz. water bottle; you may need to try different bottles to get the right fit. The enclosed booklet includes instructions for 6 experiments; the first one is assembling the weather station. You will have a rain gauge, thermometer, wind vane, compass, and anemometer to estimate wind speed (calm, light, breeze, strong). I put water in the bottle, about half way, to give my weather station some weight; you could do the same by adding rocks, sand, etc. The back of the instruction booklet has 3 pages on which to record your daily readings. Perform other experiments that demonstrate lightning, evaporation, acid rain, greenhouse effect and global warming, and wind by using other components included: spiral template, thermometer arms and two thermometers, seed tray, pH paper, clear plastic molded shapes, plastic tube, and foam pieces. With a few items from your home, you can have a ‘working’ weather station. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 055643
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.74

  • Item #: 053875
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

      A polymer is one of the most intriguing and fun things you can do in science. Packed in a school bus-shaped box, you get the supplies you need to do 20 experiments: white glue, borax, measuring cup, popsicle stick, test tubes, beads, polymer flowers, snow polymer, gel crystals, funnel, measuring spoon, ziplock bags, wheat seeds and test tube holder. Germinate seeds in polymer; make slime and goop, dehydrate polymers, and more. Get your hands goopy with Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang.

  • Item #: 048428
    Retail: $75.00
    Rainbow Price: $73.95
    Colored candies, white paper, paper towels, construction paper, stopwatch, animal cutouts, lemon gelatin, red, blue, green food coloring, deep bowls, paper cups, masking tape, thermometer, white and black trash bags, blindfold, masking tape, clear tape, cardboard, deer pictures, scissors, wooden ruler, cougar pictures, world map, child's goggles, breathing mask, foil baking pan, concrete mix, small board, peanut butter pack, shelled sunflower seeds, owl pellet, paper plate, bamboo skewer, tweezers, paper plate, gloves, file folder, world map, continent cutout sheets, index cards, yellow, red, blue, green colored beads, water bottle, pin, large balloon, plastic bags, cardstock, hanging wire, yarn, PVC pipe, foam board, permanent black marker, flashlight w/ batteries, foam cup w/lid, nail polish, chalk, copies of human body, shovel, oblong baking tray.
  • Item #: 043939
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    Learn about physics and optics using the science of light and lasers. The kit includes a Class 1 laser (requires 2AAA batteries, not included) with 3 settings (dot, line, star), 2 mirrors, 2 stands, 1 blank microscope slide, diffraction grating to bend light, and a guide with 5 activities and 5 additional online activities. The educational benefits of this kit are disguised by the fun they’re having!

  • Item #: 033546
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

      Explore space with Ms. Frizzle and the gang with your own Magic School Bus Space Lab. Create a planet poster, make a night vision flashlight, make a constellation box and planet mobile, and use the Star Pilot™ (batteries included) to navigate the night sky. Have hours of fun throughout the year as you explore the planets and stars. Add a Magic School Bus DVD (#024221) and books (#060069, #022996) to create your own unit study. All of your supplies are neatly packed in a Magic School Bus-shaped box and includes: Star Pilot™, 20 experiment cards, string, straws, planet poster, constellation fact sheet, constellation box, sticker sheet, constellation booklet, constellation cards, data notebook, pipe cleaners, cut outs of planets, red cellophane, elastic band, and constellation chart. Enjoy the adventure!▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 025626
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.99

    Setting up camp on your dining table is as easy as unfolding the game board – it's the questions on the path to the camp that may challenge you. With simple game play that focuses more on outdoor education rather than on competition, your family will be able to jump right into this board game. Players start at the camp and must answer multiple choice questions as they wander through the wilderness path on the board. The question cards each contain four questions at different difficulty levels, with players selecting their level at the beginning of the game. Questions test a wide range of animal and nature knowledge for the entire family, and the upper level questions can definitely be a challenge. When we played, one time around the board made for a very quick game with two players, so you might want to go around a couple of times. For up to 8 players. - Zach

  • Item #: 048427
    Retail: $78.00
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    Personal-sized fans, AA batteries, pepper packets, balloon, construction paper, glue, plastic cup, paper cup, nails, blue drink mix, yellow drink mix, spoon, cardstock, clear tape, small cups, table salt, paper clip, pencil, colored yarn, petroleum jelly, gloves, stopwatch, plastic bags, chalk, tape measure, small box, vanilla, sea shell, Cheerios, disposable containers, sand, modeling clay, black permanent marker, plaster of Paris, thermometer, wooden ruler, battery holder, insulated copper wire, electrical tape small light bulb, light bulb holder, file folders, index cards, six-sided die, sea animal game pieces, Triops, colored pencils, scissors, cardboard, sheets of foam, dropper pipette, water bottle w/lid, large & small google eyes, brown & red pipe cleaners, cotton string, red drink mix, coral specimen, plastic tubing, binder w/lined paper, toothpicks, feathers, straws.
  • Item #: 041072
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    For all you Ms. Frizzle fans, here's another Magic School Bus Science Kit. You can let your little ones do chemistry like all the students in Ms. Frizzle's science class. This Chemistry Lab comes packaged in a replica of the Magic School Bus (made of cardboard measuring 15" long by 8 ½" high) with storage space and trays for all the kits components. This kit includes most of the hard-to-find materials needed to do experiments: Petri dish, string, peppercorn, balloon, wooden craft stick, piece of iron, ph chart, 25 ml measuring cup, ph paper, pipette, blue and red litmus paper, pencil, safety goggles, plastic measuring spoon, plastic funnel, 3 plastic test tubes, test tube brush, soap, cardboard, clay, white blue, borax, yeast, chromatography paper, foil, liquid dish soap, straw, and ruler.

    51 glossy cards accompany the kit and will help your young chemist get started learning about scientific tools, measurements, acids and bases, and much more. The first twelve cards offer general information, messages from Ms. Frizzle, safety and instructions for the kit. Cards 13 through 51 are experiments. The front of each card gives a list of materials needed, steps to follow for the experiment, and illustrations. An explanation of the experiment is found on the reverse side of the card. You will get to make sticky ice, test materials for acidity, inflate a balloon without blowing into it, make pepper jump, learn about buoyancy, make a speed boat, and much more as you learn with Ms. Frizzle and her class.

    A data notebook is included for recording data in specific lessons. This is a small 5"x 7" stapled booklet with space to record observations. If you are doing the experiments with multiple students, you can have them work in teams to record the information or let them make their own notebook – this one is pretty simple. Use this kit as a chemistry unit study or alongside your curriculum – either way you will have fun with Ms. Frizzle and the gang! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 033509
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Follow Ms. Frizzle and her classroom on a thrilling journey through the human body. Packaged in your own cardboard Magic School Bus, travel through 20 experiments and activities using cling-on human body and parts stickers, human body poster, data notebook, sticker sheet, paper hinge joint model, paper, pencil, black construction paper, white chalk, glitter, clay, balloon, fastener, and suction cup; it even includes a plastic human skeleton. Make a hand x-ray, bend real bones, name parts of the skeleton, dilate your pupils, make a lung model, learn about fingerprinting, and more. Team this lab kit with the Magic School Bus books (item #013548, #060074) and DVD (#053075) for a fun human body unit study.

    ▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 024986
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.00

    Ever wonder what owls eat? Dissect an owl pellet and find out! Owls regurgitate the indigestible remains of their meals, which make their diet easy to investigate. This pouch contains one sanitary owl pellet and a bone chart. Use a tweezers or other small tool (not included) to dissect the pellet and then identify the remains using the chart. However, if you're grossed out by the "real thing," you may want to check out the Skeleton Pellets, which are synthetic versions of owl pellets with one (non-surprise) animal skeleton inside. - Jess

  • Item #: 010064
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $31.40

    This set is designed to be an introduction to chemistry. The equipment and manual in this kit allow students to perform 28 "classic" but exciting experiments in several areas of chemistry. Topics covered include: reactions between solids, liquids, and gases; acids and bases; electrochemistry; and more. Kit includes a 48-page experiment manual, safety glasses, six vials of chemicals, three test tubes, one stopper, a battery terminal, two pipettes, and a measuring spoon. A 9V battery is required for some experiments but is not included. Though some similar experiments are included in later sets, the exact experiments in this set are not included in the C1000, C2000, or C3000 kits. Please note that in an attempt to make things more fun, a "magic" theme is present in the lab manuals and many of the experiments are labeled as magic tricks.

  • Item #: 001176
    ISBN: 9781937032197
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    Have you been longing for a high school science course written like the Life of Fred math curriculum? Story format? Tongue in cheek humor? Cute little sidebar comments and rabbit trails that keep you reading? Dr. Stanley Schmidt has done it – Life of Fred Chemistry! Get your high school credit for chemistry in a very non-traditional way. The goal of Dr. Schmidt’s chemistry course is to teach you the “really basic stuff – such as the chemical symbol for carbon is C and that organic compounds are those that contain carbon” because to be a “well-educated adult, you probably don’t need to learn what a racemic mixture means.”

    The story begins at the chem lab down the hall from Fred’s math class when Joe didn’t follow proper lab safety and gets hurt (I don’t want to give away too much of the story). Through this scenario, students will learn about lab safety and the story proceeds from there as students learn about the size of gold atoms; weighing an atom; mass vs. weight; standard temperature; mole; scientific method and much more as the story unfolds.

    There are 36 short chapters and each concludes with Your Turn to Play. This is a set of questions (including math problems) to make sure you understand each chapter’s concepts. Complete solutions are found on the reverse side of the Your Turn to Play page. Note: there are no tests or labs to accompany this course. If you really want to do this course but need it to be a lab science, you could add the MicroChem Experiment Lab Kit (#020028). This self-contained lab kit comes with the chemicals needed and complete instructions (since no labs come in the Life of Fred Chemistry text). If you feel confident in your lab abilities, you could add the Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments (#027801) or 150 Captivating Chemistry Experiments Using Household Substances (#005436). Either of these books would allow you to add labs using familiar substances rather than hard-to-access chemicals. Dr. Schmidt recommends the use of a scientific calculator with the keys sin, cos, log, and ln. These are inexpensive calculators and we have one in the Rainbow Resource inventory that meets his ‘key’ recommendation, #041918.

    Algebra is always a prerequisite to doing chemistry; this course is no exception. The math begins on page 1 of the text with simplifying algebra equations. The math isn’t heavy, but you need to know your algebraic functions. Dr. Schmidt says that you need enough beginning algebra to understand basic algebra concepts.

    Dr. Schmidt believes that if chemistry is taught right, it can be a lot of fun! Do this as your stand-alone chemistry (with lab supplementation if desired) or read it alongside your chemistry curriculum to add that humorous element and have fun! ~ Donna