Ward’s Science has cool hands-on science lessons. Everything comes in the box and you’re ready to engage your students. Recently I tested three of these science kits and in this blog post, I’ll share a review of these kits and how you can save 15% and get free shipping on your future order before October 31, 2019. Additionally, I’ll share information on engaging students in hands-on science learning.
What Kits Did We Test?
We selected some kits to get students excited about matter and also sustainability and water. I appreciate that these are aligned to Next Generation Science standards and that everything is included and ready to go.
- Clearing the Water Kit: In this kit, students design a water filtration kit. Everything is included for fifteen groups of students as they model one step of the water filtration process. Kit aligned to Next Gen standards MS-ESS3-3, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3
- Green Chemistry: The Production of Biodiesel: In this experiment, students will make crude biodiesel and understand more about “green chemistry.” This also includes enough for 15 lab groups.
- Properties of Matter: What is Oobleck? This is the perfect lesson for introducing matter as students back the solid/liquid Oobleck. Students learn the properties of matter and the differences between solids and liquids. While this is recommended for younger students, it is also a great introductory lesson about matter and includes enough for ten lab groups.
Many more kits are available on the Ward’s Science site. Save 15% and get free shipping before October 31 by using the code WardsWorld15CC at check out. (See promotion details at the bottom of this post.)
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Why Hands-On Science?
Recently, I had teen genius, Gitanjali Rao, on the 10 Minute Teacher podcast and she made it clear that when her teachers started teaching science with hands-on experiments that she started learning and understanding science. She said that lecture and taking notes didn’t teach her anything.
But the challenge with hands-on science is that it can be difficult to assemble the materials, organize the plans, and arrange things for effective lab groups. Ward’s Science makes this easy for science teachers. Check out their three catalogs:
So, if you’re ready to get hands-on in a simple way, check out Ward’s Science and get some kits and get students engaged and excited.